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Pranabda and the burden of two past Presidents

Unlike Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and Giani Zail Singh, one hopes Pranab Mukherjee will do a better job when asked to 'preserve, protect and defend the Constitution', says T V R Shenoy. Pranab Mukherjee......

'It was the darkest period of Indian democracy'

R V Chandramouli, a retired IAS officer, was Gujarat's home secretary when President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed declared a state of Emergency in the country on June 25-26, 1975. Chandramouli recounts......

Will R N Kovind, too, sign on the dotted line?

'In a party run by 'two-and-a half men', Kovind fits the bill perfectly because, unlike the BJP's previous choice for the Presidency, A P J Abdul Kalam, he is unlikely to return a bill as Kalam did......

If history has its way, presidential polls will see a contest

Of the 14 presidential elections held in the country so far, the only one which saw a candidate getting elected without a contest was the seventh poll, which Neelam Sanjiva Reddy won unopposed.......

E Sreedharan for President

'Sreedharan epitomises the way in which an Indic ethos can be brought to bear upon the seemingly intractable problems facing India,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com......

Why Sanjay Gandhi forced SBI chairman to quit in 1976

This Monday marks the 37th anniversary of the imposition of "internal" Emergency, on June 25, 1975, with President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed signing the proclamation late at night, even before it had......

Bangladesh to review Tata's proposal

Bangladesh on Thursday said it would "thoroughly examine" the proposed $3 billion investment by Tata group before taking a final decision on its fate. "We are not saying yes or no to the......

The poor offer a rich business opportunity

The poor are clearly a business opportunity for any sector, including banks, speakers at a session on agriculture and micro financing at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry......

Bangladesh take control of first Test

Opening batsman Junaid Siddiqui and fast bowler Shahadat Hossain combined to help Bangladesh take a 147-run lead on the second day of the first Test against South Africa on Saturday.-......

Bangladesh dissolves board

The Bangladesh Cricket Board was dissolved on Sunday and a 12-member interim committee, headed by Major-General Sina Ibn Jamali,appointed. "The board has been dissolved as most members have......
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Here are the important facts about a 'black spot' on democracy

It has been 42 years since the day when India witnessed one of its darkest phases since Independence when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/national-news/emergency-1975-here-are-the-important-facts-about-a-black-spot-on-democracy-67372.html
Tokenism wins

It's a no-brainer, for the result is known before the contest. The support which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been able to muster for its... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/dalit-for-president-tokenism-wins-news-national-rgymuaegdfifc.html
Will R N Kovind, too, sign on the dotted line?

'In a party run by 'two-and-a half men', Kovind fits the bill perfectly because, unlike the BJP's previous choice for the Presidency, A P J Abdul... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/will-r-n-kovind-too-sign-on-the-dotted-line/20170621.htm
If history has its way, presidential polls will see a contest

Of the 14 presidential elections held in the country so far, the only one which saw a candidate getting elected without a contest was the seventh... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/if-history-has-its-way-presidential-polls-will-see-a-contest/20170618.htm
E Sreedharan for President

'Sreedharan epitomises the way in which an Indic ethos can be brought to bear upon the seemingly intractable problems facing India,' says Rajeev... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/e-sreedharan-for-president/20170616.htm

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