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Indira Gandhi: First female Prime Minister of India
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian politician and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first and, to date, 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.

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BJP organises photo exhibitions on 45th anniversary of Emergency [Video]

BJP organises photo exhibitions on 45th anniversary of Emergency

Photo exhibitions on 'Emergency proclaimed by Indira Gandhi' were organized at BJP offices in Delhi and Bhopal. On June 25, 1975, the then prime minister Indira Gandhi declared emergency in the..

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PM should tell people what went wrong: Sanjay Raut on India-China border face-off [Video]

PM should tell people what went wrong: Sanjay Raut on India-China border face-off

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on June 17 targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked him to tell the nation about what went wrong in Galwan Valley. Raut said that we can't hold Jawaharlal Nehru,..

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Alpine melt yields old India headlines: Indira Gandhi is PM

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'I am Indira Gandhi's granddaughter': Priyanka dares UP govt

"I am Indira Gandhi's granddaughter, not an undeclared BJP spokesperson like some of the opposition leaders," Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday said, as she alleged that the..
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Emergency reminds us that democracies, when tested, fight back resiliently: Milind Deora

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Indira Gandhi imposed emergency to save her PM's chair: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Let new generations draw right lessons from Emergency: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Greed of one family led to imposition of Emergency: Amit Shah

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45 years of Emergency: Recalling sequence of events leading up to darkest chapter of Indian history

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Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, suggests measures to save money to fight Covid-19

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Indira, Manmohan's 'Raj dharma' was of equality, harmony; BJP has divisive mindset: Congress

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PM Modi did what previous PMs said they would: JP Nadda on CAA

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Women officers in army: Shiv Sena attacks Centre for 'regressive' views, says India won 1971 war under Indira Gandhi

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'Like Indira Gandhi...': In attack against Modi-Shah, NCP leader Jitendra Awhad's Emergency reference

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Sanjay Raut should not have made comment about Indira Gandhi: Sharad Pawar

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Haji Mastan ‘pucca Congressi’, many netas met him, says ‘son’

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Sanjay Raut withdraws his remark about Indira Gandhi meeting gangster

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Indira Gandhi used to go and meet Karim Lala. We've seen that underworld, now it's just chillar," Raut said at a function in Mumbai.
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Rahul Gandhi should drop his surname as it was stolen by his family: Sambit Patra

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