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  • Japan imposes 'emergency' measures against virus Aug 20, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Japan imposes 'emergency' measures against virus

    Those requiring hospitalization grew to more than 168,000 people, and complaints have surfaced about hospitals turning patients away.

  • Police violence, inner workings of power put under the scanner in artist-filmmaker Pallavi Paul's 'The Blind Rabbit' Jun 05, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    Police violence, inner workings of power put under the scanner in artist-filmmaker Pallavi Paul's 'The Blind Rabbit'

    Premiered at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this week, 'The Blind Rabbit' looks at the Emergency, 1984 riots, 2019 Jamia Library attack and the 2020 Delhi riots.

  • Japan set to announce coronavirus emergency, finalise near $1 trillion stimulus Apr 07, 2020 10:20 AM IST

    Japan set to announce coronavirus emergency, finalise near $1 trillion stimulus

    The government is also planning to finalise a massive stimulus package worth 108 trillion yen ($990 billion) - equal to 20% of Japan's economic output - to cushion the heavy impact of the pandemic on the world's third-largest economy.

  • CAA will continue to face opposition, just like Emergency: Sitaram Yechury Jan 28, 2020 12:40 PM IST

    CAA will continue to face opposition, just like Emergency: Sitaram Yechury

    In a series of tweets, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said those arguing that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act cannot be questioned because it has been passed by Parliament must also remember that Emergency was also cleared by Parliament.

  • Politics | Students spearheading protests — then and now Jan 17, 2020 10:02 AM IST

    Politics | Students spearheading protests — then and now

    The agitations during and after the Emergency were also led by students across campuses but no one was ever slapped with sedition charges nor called anti-nationals. These disagreements remained at the debate and discussion level, and there was no intimidation nor were there physical attacks.

  • Congress govt in MP ends 10-year-long practice to felicitate Emergency detainees on I-Day Aug 14, 2019 04:05 PM IST

    Congress govt in MP ends 10-year-long practice to felicitate Emergency detainees on I-Day

    The Opposition BJP has sharply criticized the state government’s decision, and has asked its district units to hold the felicitation in their offices

  • Emergency Relics | Time to repeal COFEPOSA and SAFEMA Jul 25, 2019 11:04 AM IST

    Emergency Relics | Time to repeal COFEPOSA and SAFEMA

    With enough statutory measures in place for fighting the menace of smuggling and foreign exchange violations, there is no need to enact a newer diluted version of COFEPOSA and SAFEMA leading to further expansion of the bureaucracy.

  • 44th anniversary of Emergency: Know more about Indira Gandhi's decision and the 'death of democracy' Jun 25, 2019 02:02 PM IST

    44th anniversary of Emergency: Know more about Indira Gandhi's decision and the 'death of democracy'

    Indira Gandhi has often been accused of exemplifying authoritarianism and using her powers to launch a crackdown on her political opponents.

  • Congress promoting dynasty politics by eulogising Indira Gandhi: BJP minister Jun 27, 2018 06:28 PM IST

    Congress promoting dynasty politics by eulogising Indira Gandhi: BJP minister

    Slamming senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot for waxing eloquent about Indira's rule, Maheshwari said the former Rajasthan chief minister forgot to tell people about the dictatorship that prevailed during Emergency.

  • Congress tried to create 'committed judiciary': Amit Shah Jun 26, 2018 10:35 PM IST

    Congress tried to create 'committed judiciary': Amit Shah

    BJP chief Amit Shah alleged that Congress promoted casteism, appeasement of some communities and dynastic politics for their political gains, but it eventually adversely affected the democratic structure of the country.

  • Country is going through 'Super Emergency': Derek O' Brien Jun 26, 2018 10:21 PM IST

    Country is going through 'Super Emergency': Derek O' Brien

    Brien, who is also the leader of TMC parliamentary party in Rajya Sabha, claimed that the present regime at the Centre will be voted out of power and TMC will play a role in defeating the BJP government.

  • Undeclared emergency in country under PM Modi: Ashok Chavan Jun 26, 2018 09:56 PM IST

    Undeclared emergency in country under PM Modi: Ashok Chavan

    "Modi doesn't have the moral right to speak on democracy as he has imposed an undeclared emergency in the last four years," Chavan said on a day the PM targetted the Congress and the Gandhi family over imposition of the Emergency 43 years ago.

  • Idea of Emergency 'unimaginable' in present era: Ram Vilas Paswan Jun 26, 2018 08:45 PM IST

    Idea of Emergency 'unimaginable' in present era: Ram Vilas Paswan

    Indira Gandhi had become a "dictator" merely to save her position as the prime minister following an adverse court judgement, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.

  • Gandhi-Nehru family has dictatorial moorings: BJP Jun 26, 2018 08:21 PM IST

    Gandhi-Nehru family has dictatorial moorings: BJP

    Recalling the events during the Emergency and criticising the then Congress regime led by Indira Gandhi, Sambit Patra said that the Congress gave the slogan of 'India is Indira and Indira is India' during Emergency, similar to 'Hail Hitler' by the Nazis for German dictator Adolf Hitler.

  • Cong's DNA faulty, Emergency showed it didn't believe in democracy: Mahesh Sharma Jun 26, 2018 07:52 PM IST

    Cong's DNA faulty, Emergency showed it didn't believe in democracy: Mahesh Sharma

    The Union Culture Minister also backed his Cabinet colleague and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has likened erstwhile Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to Hitler. "It was a black day in Indian democracy, it was the murder of democracy," Sharma said, while recalling in a news conference, the day of imposition of the Emergency, June 25, 1975.

  • HRD ministry will include truth of Emergency period in textbooks: Prakash Javadekar Jun 26, 2018 07:20 PM IST

    HRD ministry will include truth of Emergency period in textbooks: Prakash Javadekar

    "People should know the complete truth about the Emergency phase that the country witnessed. We will make required changes in textbooks to spread awareness among the new generation," he said.

  • Arun Jaitley takes dig at left parties for supporting Emergency Jun 26, 2018 04:54 PM IST

    Arun Jaitley takes dig at left parties for supporting Emergency

    "India's Left parties have always been a puzzle to me. The CPI was an unashamed supporter of the Emergency. Its political line was that Emergency was a war on fascism.

  • Country facing undeclared emergency for last 4 years: Mayawati Jun 26, 2018 04:53 PM IST

    Country facing undeclared emergency for last 4 years: Mayawati

    Mayawati said the saffron party had lost all moral rights to speak about the welfare of these sections after their continued harassment.

  • Emergency sin of Congress; Constitution misused for a family: PM Modi Jun 26, 2018 04:15 PM IST

    Emergency sin of Congress; Constitution misused for a family: PM Modi

    In a fusillade against the main opposition party at an event organised by the BJP here to mark the 43rd anniversary of Emergency, a combative Modi launched a no-holds-barred attack on the Congress and the (Gandhi) Parivar (family).

  • Zimbabwe rules out state of emergency after blast at rally Jun 24, 2018 04:10 PM IST

    Zimbabwe rules out state of emergency after blast at rally

    George Charamba told the state-run Sunday Mail newspaper that the historic July 30 election will go ahead as planned despite the blast that occurred shortly after President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed a stadium crowd in Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold, yesterday.

  • Emergency turned democracy into constitutional dictatorship: Arun Jaitley Jun 24, 2018 04:10 PM IST

    Emergency turned democracy into constitutional dictatorship: Arun Jaitley

    "It was a phoney emergency on account of proclaimed policy that Indira Gandhi was indispensable to India and all contrarian voices had to be crushed. The constitutional provisions were used to turn democracy into a constitutional dictatorship,” said Jaitley in a Facebook post, the first part of the three-part series titled 'The Emergency revisited'. The second part of the series will come tomorrow.

  • Kashmir an Indo-Pak issue: Maldivian envoy, says New Delhi, Male should let 'bygones be bygones' Mar 18, 2018 05:30 PM IST

    Kashmir an Indo-Pak issue: Maldivian envoy, says New Delhi, Male should let 'bygones be bygones'

    Admitting that there was an "environment of mistrust" between India and Maldives caused by a host of issues in recent years, the envoy said, "lack of engagement" was responsible for the current state of affairs.

  • Donald Trump signs $36.5 billion emergency aid bill for disasters Oct 27, 2017 08:21 AM IST

    Donald Trump signs $36.5 billion emergency aid bill for disasters

    The president signed the bill yesterday after the Senate sent him the measure earlier this week to help Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico after a devastating string of hurricanes. The money will also help Western states dealing with massive wildfires.

  • 'Indu Sarkar' will hurt sentiments of Congressmen:  M Veerappa Moily Jul 23, 2017 06:28 PM IST

    'Indu Sarkar' will hurt sentiments of Congressmen: M Veerappa Moily

    Indu Sarkar, based on the 1975-77 Emergency period, has evoked strong criticism and protest from the Congress party.

  • PM Modi's Emergency remark: Congress retorts 'country facing undeclared emergency under BJP rule' Jun 25, 2017 06:18 PM IST

    PM Modi's Emergency remark: Congress retorts 'country facing undeclared emergency under BJP rule'

    In his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', PM Modi on Sunday remembered the Emergency, saying "such a black night" cannot be forgotten, and underlined the need for eternal vigilance to preserve democracy.

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