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First Lady Prime Minister of India

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Indira Gandhi: First Lady Prime Minister of India
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian politician, stateswoman and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. She served as Prime Minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984, making her the second longest-serving Indian Prime Minister, after her father.


Arun Jaitley: A politician and a gentleman

Known for his sharp political insights, Jaitley would point out the Indira Gandhi government’s failure to anticipate that forced co-habitation would foster an unlikely partnership between disparate..
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'Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's name was a byword for patriotism'

These were the words, not of any BJP or RSS leader, but of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi spoken on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's death on February 26, 1966.
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When Indira banked on socialism

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Nirmala Sitharaman begins presenting Union Budget

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has started presenting the Union Budget in the Parliament. Union Cabinet approved the budget ahead of its presentation in the Parliament. The first budget of..
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Congress out of power as Nehru, Indira's heirs did not honour yoga: Baba Ramdev

Ramdev will be attending an International Yoga Day event in Maharashtra's Nanded on June 21.
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Narendra Modi matches Indira Gandhi’s 1971 win

Party’s strategy of relying on individual states for a massive mandate at the Centre yields results. The formula has turned out to be successful as the saffron party secured more than 50% of votes in..
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DSGMC President urges PM Modi to appoint sitting Supreme Court Judge to inquire 'Operation Blue Star'

Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to appoint a sitting Judge of the Supreme Court to inquire about the..
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Amit Shah at home, Nirmala Sitharaman breaks another glass ceiling as FM

Shah replaces Rajnath Singh, who was at home through the five years of the Modi government's first term and who now moves to defence in place of Sitharaman. After being the first full-time woman..
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The PM who is more like a President

In his first term, Narendra Modi ran a tight ship with a firmness that no Indian Prime Minister has been able to exercise since Indira Gandhi. His control over the government was total, akin to the..
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After Nehru and Indira, Modi is only PM to retain power with full majority

After Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, Narendra Modi is the third prime minister of the country who has been able to retain power for a second term with full majority in Lok Sabha. As counting goes..
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Not my PSO, Modi wants to kill me: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit back at BJP leader Vijay Goel, who had said the CM should have the personal security officer of his choice if he doubts him, saying it is "Modi Ji who..
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MHA, Delhi police scoff at Arvind Kejriwal's 'assassination' fears

AK Misfires: 'I could be assassinated like Indira Gandhi, BJP after my life', Delhi CM had said
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Will Varanasi be a of repeat Rae Bareli in 1977, wonders Mayawati

A day before polling in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, BSP supremo Mayawati Saturday wondered if Varanasi would be a repeat of Rae Bareli in 1977 when maverick politician Raj Narain..
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Narendra Modi like schoolboy who failed to do homework: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of blaming the Nehru-Gandhi family for his own failures, alleging that he was like a schoolboy who failed to do his..
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No PM brought glory to India like Narendra Modi: Varun Gandhi

Varun, who is also the grandson of former PM Indira Gandhi, said — "Vajpayee ji was from a normal family but had never seen abject poverty. Modi ji is from an economically-weaker family. Honestly..
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Why shouldn't Modi get credit for Balakot airstrike, asks Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday asked if former prime minister Indira Gandhi can be credited for dividing Pakistan, why shouldn't Prime Minister Narendra Modi get the credit for the Balakot..
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Congress raising old 'Garibi Hatao' slogan: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Congress is still relying on the 'Garibi Hatao' slogan coined by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1971 as they could not drive away poverty during their rule, defence minister Nirmala..
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Be fearless, all will be good: Indira Gandhi told Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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