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1975 Emergency was black period for India: ModiSays is happy that people in India have always given priority to democracy.

1975 Emergency was black period for India: Modi

26 Jun 2016 | 2:56 PM

NEW DELHI: Calling the 1975 Emergency period a “black period” for the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was happy that the people in India had always given priority to democracy. Modi was addressing the 21st edition of the monthly radio programme, ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

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New Delhi, June 26

Calling the 1975 Emergency period a “black period” for the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was happy that the people in India had always given priority to democracy.

“I am happy that people in my country have always given importance to democracy. There was a day when voice of people was trampled over but now the people of India express their views on how the government is doing,” said Modi addressing the 21st edition of the monthly radio programme, ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

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Stating that though people were enjoying complete democracy now, Modi said there was a time in 1975, when the freedom of the people was curbed and 1,000 of political activists and student leaders were imprisoned without any reason.

“Basic rights of the people were snatched and the country was turned into a huge jail and all the prominent politicians, including Jai Prakash Narayan, working for the people were put behind bars,” Modi said.

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The nation, he added, must not forget that dark period as it is a stark reminder that the country’s strength is the individual and collective power of people.

“Democracy has given us strength, but the night of June 25-26, 1975, was the darkest night for democracy. I always request people to have full faith in democracy,” he added.

Modi said the nation must move forward through people’s participation, insisting his government is committed to strengthening the democratic values. IANS

Indira converted India into a dynastic regime, Jaitley says on Facebook

Indira converted India into a dynastic regime, Jaitley says on Facebook

26 Jun 2016 | 5:20 PM

NEW DELHI: On the 41st anniversary of imposition of Emergency, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday took swipes at the Congress and blamed it for delaying economic reforms by two decades, transforming India into a ‘dynastic democracy’ and bringing in corruption.

Woman kisses Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah in public

Woman kisses Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah in public

26 Jun 2016 | 5:26 PM

BENGALURU: A woman gave a peck on Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s cheek at a public meeting here on Sunday, leaving him visibly embarrassed. (Watch: Video inside)

Infra development key to halting global slowdown: Jaitley

Infra development key to halting global slowdown: Jaitley

26 Jun 2016 | 4:04 PM

BEIJING: Infrastructure development is the key to halting the global economic slowdown, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday as he made a strong case for global investments in India to fill the huge infrastructure gap which requires over USD 1.5 trillion in the next 10 years.

Doubt SOP properly followed: Parrikar on Pampore attack

Doubt SOP properly followed: Parrikar on Pampore attack

26 Jun 2016 | 10:42 PM

BHUBANESWAR: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday expressed doubt if the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was followed properly by the bus-borne CRPF personnel at Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir who were attacked by terrorists leading to eight jawans being killed.

India, Nepal agree to use satellite system for border pillars

26 Jun 2016 | 7:15 PM

KATHMANDU: More than 8,000 pillars along the India-Nepal border will be linked to a Global Navigation Satellite System, allowing authorities for the first time to effectively manage the over 1,700-km-long porous boundary.

Jharkhand CM invites students from Bihar, slams Nitish over toppers scam

Jharkhand CM invites students from Bihar, slams Nitish over toppers scam

26 Jun 2016 | 3:06 PM

RANCHI: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday slammed his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar over the state’s toppers controversy. He invited students from Bihar to study in his state.

Allahabad HC declines PIL seeking restrainment on media coverage on Kairana

26 Jun 2016 | 3:25 PM

LUCKNOW: The Allahabad High Court has declined to entertain a PIL seeking a direction to restrain the electronic and print media from alleged glorification of the Kairana incident which may disturb communal harmony.

Deal cleared for 145 artillery guns

Deal cleared for 145 artillery guns

26 Jun 2016 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI:In a two-pronged move to address the crippling shortage of 155 mm artillery guns of the Army, the Ministry of Defence today approved the first such gun purchase in 30 years and also set a timeframe for a second line of locally produced artillery guns.

Rising price of pulses: Govt hopeful of long-term deal with Mozambique

Rising price of pulses: Govt hopeful of long-term deal with Mozambique

26 Jun 2016 | 1:15 PM

NEW DELHI: Under pressure to control pulses prices, the Centre is hopeful of clinching a long-term deal with Mozambique for assured supply of lentils after the two countries had positive talks last week.

BSF prevents entry of 300 Bangladesi nationals in Tripura

BSF prevents entry of 300 Bangladesi nationals in Tripura

26 Jun 2016 | 11:41 AM

AGARTALA: BSF thwarted an attempt of about 300 Bangladeshi nationals to enter Indian territory at Champahaor area of Tripura's Khowai district and later they were taken back by the neighbouring country, police said on Sunday.

Children to get national awards for exceptional feats

26 Jun 2016 | 11:45 AM

NEW DELHI: Children with exceptional abilities in academics, art, culture and sports will be given national awards by the government.

SP calls off merger with Quami Ekta Dal

26 Jun 2016 | 12:57 AM

LUCKNOW:UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav managed to prevail upon party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and made him agree to undo the merger of don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s Qaumi Ekta Dal with the Samajwadi Party.

Shot in the arm

Shot in the arm

26 Jun 2016 | 12:57 AM

The Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force on Saturday carried out its first demonstration flight carrying the BrahMos supersonic missile

PM launches 84 projects for 20 ‘Smart Cities’

26 Jun 2016 | 12:57 AM

MUMBAI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched 84 Smart City projects for 20 selected cities, entailing an investment of about Rs 1,770 crore, to mark the first anniversary of the Smart City Mission.

Bihar scam: Arts topper arrested

26 Jun 2016 | 12:57 AM

PATNA:A key accused in the toppers scandal and the Arts topper of the Bihar intermediate examination was apprehended today as she stepped out after a re-test at the office of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) here.

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, more in offing

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, more in offing

26 Jun 2016 | 12:57 AM

MUMBAI:Rains continued to lash Mumbai for the third consecutive day today, slightly disrupting suburban train services, even as the Met Department predicted “heavy to very heavy rainfall” over the next two days in the Mumbai, Konkan and Goa region.

Tigress found dead in RanthamboreBy the way...

Tigress found dead in Ranthambore

26 Jun 2016 | 12:57 AM

Jaipur: An eight-year-old tigress, christened T-11, was found dead at the reserve area of the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur district on Saturday.

BSF sets up airbase in Guwahati

26 Jun 2016 | 12:57 AM

GUWAHATI:The Border Security Force (BSF) has set up an airbase at Guwahati to bolster Central Armed Police Forces’ (CAPFs) air-support capabilities towards troop deployment, disaster management and counter-insurgency operations in North-East.

NSG membership: Current hurdle ‘not a diplomatic failure’, says MEA

NSG membership: Current hurdle ‘not a diplomatic failure’, says MEA

26 Jun 2016 | 7:25 PM

NEW DELHI: Asserting that India would continue to talk with China to further its mission to gain entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday said that New Delhi met the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) criteria, adding the current hurdle was “not a diplomatic failure”.

BSF nabs five youths in Sriganganagar

26 Jun 2016 | 7:09 PM

JAIPUR: The BSF apprehended five youths and recovered illegal arms and ammunition from their possession at Salempura nursery in Sriganganagar district on Saturday evening.

Three children drown in village pond in Ajmer

26 Jun 2016 | 6:56 PM

JAIPUR: Three children of a Banjara family, including a girl, drowned in a pond at Budhwara village of Ajmer district on Sunday afternoon.

Mehbooba has it easy in Anantnag

Mehbooba has it easy in Anantnag

26 Jun 2016 | 11:13 AM

ANANTNAG:Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today won a decisive victory in the Anantnag byelection, securing 17,698 votes, almost 60 per cent of the total polled.

Bitter EU for ‘quick, painless’ divorce

Bitter EU for ‘quick, painless’ divorce

26 Jun 2016 | 8:51 AM

BERLIN:EU leaders pressured Britain today to make a quick exit from the union, warning they could not afford to be left in “limbo” and that the divorce would not be “amicable”.

Tamil Nadu state Cong chief quits

26 Jun 2016 | 9:43 AM

NEW DELHI: Nearly a month after the Congress faced a severe drubbing in the Tamil Nadu elections, state party chief EVKS Elangovan resigned from his post on Saturday amid reports of party general secretary in-charge of the state Mukul Wasnik too being in trouble.

US Senator praises NSG after India failed to get membership

25 Jun 2016 | 8:11 PM

WASHINGTON: A US Senator has praised the NSG for deciding against granting India membership of the grouping immediately, hours after the elite group’s plenary meeting ended in Seoul with no decision on India’s membership in face of strong China-led opposition.

SP calls off merger with Mukhtar Ansari’s party

SP calls off merger with Mukhtar Ansari’s party

25 Jun 2016 | 7:25 PM

LUCKNOW: With Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav putting his foot down, the Samjwadi Party on Saturday called off its merger with gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s party just three days after it announced the decision drawing all-round flak.

PM launches Smart City projects in Pune

PM launches Smart City projects in Pune

25 Jun 2016 | 9:45 PM

PUNE: Making a strong pitch to consider urbanisation as an opportunity to mitigate poverty and not as a problem, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said cities have to be strengthened through comprehensive and inter-connected approach combined with increased public participation.

Tigress found dead in Ranthambhor National Park

25 Jun 2016 | 7:07 PM

JAIPUR: About eight-year-old tigress was on Saturday found dead in the reserve area of the Ranthambhor National Park in Rajasthan’s Sawaimadhopur district.

Bihar Board scam: Arts 'topper' Ruby Rai arrested

Bihar Board scam: Arts 'topper' Ruby Rai arrested

25 Jun 2016 | 6:54 PM

PATNA: Bihar’s Class 12 “topper” in Arts Rubi Rai, who had said political science is all about cooking, was arrested on Saturday when she appeared for a re-test at the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) office, the police said.

Focus on staying out of jail, Swamy advises Vadra

Focus on staying out of jail, Swamy advises Vadra

25 Jun 2016 | 9:28 PM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Hitting back at Robert Vadra for the criticism of his tweet on waiters, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law should concentrate on staying out of jail instead of commenting on political issues.

NSG push ‘ill-advised, unwarranted’, says noted scientist

NSG push ‘ill-advised, unwarranted’, says noted scientist

25 Jun 2016 | 5:42 PM

HYDERABAD: Noted scientist and Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) member M.R. Srinivasan on Saturday said the Centre’s push to gain Nuclear Suppliers Group membership was “unnecessary, unwarranted and ill-advised”.

Bihar toppers scam accused appears for interview before team of experts

25 Jun 2016 | 4:28 PM

PATNA: Rubi Rai, arts topper of the Bihar intermediate examination this year, on Saturday appeared for an interview before a team of experts here.

30 years after Bofors, purchase of 145 artillery guns okayed

30 years after Bofors, purchase of 145 artillery guns okayed

25 Jun 2016 | 5:43 PM

The Ministry of Defence on Saturday approved the first major weapon purchase for the upcoming Mountain Strike Corps of the Indian Army, the first such purchase since the Bofors contract in 1986.

Brexit: India needs Manmohan Singh to steer through turmoil: JD (U)

Brexit: India needs Manmohan Singh to steer through turmoil: JD (U)

25 Jun 2016 | 4:35 PM

PATNA: With Britain deciding to part ways from the European Union (EU), the Janata Dal (United) on Saturday said in the present global economic scenario, India needed economist like former prime minister Manmohan Singh to be at the helm.

AAP MLA held at press meet

AAP MLA held at press meet

26 Jun 2016 | 11:05 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police today arrested Aam Aadmi Party MLA Dinesh Mohaniya on charges of molestation and sexual harassment while he was addressing a press conference at his residence.

Vadra slams ‘attention-seeking’ Swamy

Vadra slams ‘attention-seeking’ Swamy

25 Jun 2016 | 4:48 PM

NEW DELHI: Robert Vadra on Saturday lashed out at BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for “undermining” waiters, saying the latter’s derogatory remarks about waiters, who worked so hard for their living, are “deplorable".

Farmer dies in custody, 5 cops suspended

25 Jun 2016 | 12:33 PM

JAIPUR: Thirty-five-year-old farmer Om Prakash, arrested on the charges of having a brawl with power sector employees related to erratic electricity, has died under mysterious circumstances at Bhopalgarh police station of Jodhpur district.

AAP MLA does it again, slaps a senior citizen

AAP MLA does it again, slaps a senior citizen

25 Jun 2016 | 1:11 PM

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Dinesh Mohaniya, who had been booked for misbehaving with a woman, has now once again made it to the headlines, this time for slapping a 60-year-old senior citizen.

Indian politicians funded Hillary to back nuclear deal: Trump

Indian politicians funded Hillary to back nuclear deal: Trump

25 Jun 2016 | 3:53 PM

WASHINGTON: Attacking his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton over donations to her foundation, Donald Trump has alleged that she received funds from Indian political leaders and institutions to vote for the Indo-US civil nuclear deal.

Top US diplomat to visit India to discuss bilateral issues

Top US diplomat to visit India to discuss bilateral issues

25 Jun 2016 | 3:34 PM

WASHINGTON: A top American diplomat would visit India next week to discuss bilateral and global issues in support of the joint US-India efforts to sustain the rules-based global order, the State Department has said.

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