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Air India is the flag carrier airline of India.
Aizawl (Mizo) is the capital of the state of Mizoram in India.
Alappuzha is one of the 14 districts in the state of Kerala in India.
Alimony (also called aliment (Scotland), maintenance (England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Canada), spousal support (U.S., Canada) and spouse maintenance (Australia)) is a legal obligation on a person to provide financial support to their spouse before or after marital separation or divorce.
The All India Congress Committee (AICC) is the Presidium or the central decision-making assembly of the Indian National Congress.
The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are a group of autonomous public medical colleges of higher education.
The All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF), is a Sikh student organisation and political organisation in India.
Amethi constituency is known by the name of haji sultan and is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) constituencies in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Amritsar, historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a city in north-western India which is the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district - located in the Majha region of the Indian state of Punjab.
Anand Sharma (आनंद शर्मा; born 5 January 1953) is an Indian politician and former Union Cabinet Minister in charge of Commerce and Industry and Textiles in the Government of India.
Anil Vij (born 15 March 1953) is an Indian politician belonging to the Bhartiya Janata Party and Cabinet Minister in the Government of Haryana (appointed October 2014).
In particle physics, annihilation is the process that occurs when a subatomic particle collides with its respective antiparticle to produce other particles, such as an electron colliding with a positron to produce two photons.
Anton Balasingham Stanislaus (translit; 4 March 1938 – 14 December 2006; known as Anton Balasingham) was a Sri Lankan Tamil journalist, rebel and chief political strategist and chief negotiator for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a separatist Tamil militant organisation in Sri Lanka.
Arif Mohammad Khan (born 1951 in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh) is a former cabinet minister in the union of India.
Arunachal Pradesh ("the land of dawn-lit mountains") is one of the 29 states of India and is the northeastern-most state of the country.
The Assam Accord (1985) was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between representatives of the Government of India and the leaders of the Assam Movement in New Delhi on 15 August 1985.
The Assam Movement (or Assam Agitation) (1979-1985) was a popular movement against illegal immigrants in Assam.
Assam Rajiv Gandhi University of Cooperative Management (ARGUCOM) is a state university located in Sivasagar, Assam, India.
Indira Gandhi, the 3rd Prime Minister of India, was assassinated at 9:20 a.m. on 31 October 1984, at her Safdarjung Road, New Delhi residence.
The assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, occurred as a result of a suicide bombing in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, India on Tuesday, 21 May 1991.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (pronunciation; born 25 December 1924) is an Indian politician who was the 10th Prime Minister of India, first term for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004.
Ataur Rahman Khan (আতাউর রহমান খান; 6 March 1905 – 7 December 1991) was a Bangladeshi lawyer, politician and writer, and served as Chief Minister of East Pakistan from 1956–1958, and as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 30 March 1984 to 1 January 1985.
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
Bali Ram Bhagat (7 October 19222 January 2011) was an Indian politician and member of the Indian National Congress.
Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka.
Beant Singh (6 January 1959 – 31 October 1984), born in Jaitu in the Faridkot, Punjab, was a bodyguard of Indira Gandhi, one of two who took part in her assassination in 1984.
Benazir Bhutto (بينظير ڀُٽو; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996.
The Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India) is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (translation: Indian People's Party; BJP) is one of the two major political parties in India, along with the Indian National Congress.
Bharatiya Lok Dal ("Indian Peoples' Party") was a political party in India.
Bhopal is the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Bhopal district and Bhopal division.
The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
A black market, underground economy, or shadow economy is a clandestine market or transaction that has some aspect of illegality or is characterized by some form of noncompliant behavior with an institutional set of rules.
Bofors AB is a Swedish arms manufacturer.
The Bofors scandal was a major political scandal that occurred between India and Sweden during the 1980s and 1990s, initiated by Indian National Congress (Congress party) politicians and implicating the Indian prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, and several other members of the Indian and Swedish governments who were accused of receiving kickbacks from Bofors AB, a bank principally financed by the Wallenberg family's Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, for winning a bid to supply India's 155 mm field howitzer.
The Bombay Presidency, also known as Bombay and Sind from 1843 to 1936 and the Bombay Province, was an administrative subdivision (presidency) of British India.
Boria Majumdar is an Indian sports journalist, academician and author.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Catherine Ann Fitzpatrick, also known under her pen name and virtual worlds pseudonym "Prokofy Neva", is a former human rights activist, Russian–English translator, former journalist, and a blogger and commentator.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the premier investigating agency of India.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was de jure the highest body of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) between Party Congresses.
Chandraswami (1948 – 23 May 2017) (Real name: Nemi Chand) was a controversial Indian tantrik (practitioner of Tantra).
Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.
Chennai (formerly known as Madras or) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The Communist Party of India (CPI) (Bhāratīya Kamyunisṭ Pārṭī) is a communist party in India.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (abbreviated CPI(M)) is a communist party in India.
Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was a member of the British royal family.
Doimukh is a village in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Between gaining independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947 and the proclamation of a republic on 26 January 1950, India was an independent dominion in the British Commonwealth of Nations with king George VI as its head of state.
Feroze Gandhi (born Feroze Jehangir Ghandy;: "Feroze Gandhi was also from the Nehrus' home town, Allahabad. A Parsi by faith, he at first spelt his surname 'Ghandy'. However, after he joined the national movement as a young man, he changed the spelling to bring it in line with that of Mahatma Gandhi." 12 September 1912 – 8 September 1960) was an Indian politician and journalist.
A country's foreign policy, also called foreign relations or foreign affairs policy, consists of self-interest strategies chosen by the state to safeguard its national interests and to achieve goals within its international relations milieu.
The Ministry of External Affairs of India (MEA), also known as the Foreign Ministry, is the government agency responsible for the conduct of foreign relations of India.
France-Albert René (born 16 November 1934) was the President of Seychelles from 1977 to 2004.
The A Level (Advanced Level) is a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education, as well as a school leaving qualification offered by the educational bodies in the United Kingdom and the educational authorities of British Crown dependencies to students completing secondary or pre-university education.
Sri Harmandir Sahib ("The abode of God"), also known as Darbar Sahib,, informally referred to as the Golden Temple, is a Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Government General Hospital is a major state-owned hospital situated in Chennai, India.
HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.
Haryana, carved out of the former state of East Punjab on 1November 1966 on linguistic basis, is one of the 29 states in India.
Hyderabad is the capital of the Indian state of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Inder Kumar Gujral (4 December 1919 – 30 November 2012) was an Indian politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of India from April 1997 to March 1998.
In Islam, iddah or iddat (العدة; period of waiting) is the period a woman must observe after the death of her spouse or after a divorce, during which she may not marry another man.
Imelda Marcos (née Romuáldez, born 2 July 1929) is the widow of Ferdinand Marcos, the 10th president of the Philippines.
Imperial College London (officially Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
India Today is an Indian English-language fortnightly news magazine and news television channel.
The India and Pakistan Border, known locally as the International Border (IB), is an international border running between India and Pakistan that demarcates the Indian states and the four provinces of Pakistan.
Indian Airlines, later Indian was a major Indian airline based in Delhi and focused primarily on domestic routes, along with several international services to neighbouring countries in Asia.
General elections were held in India in 1984 soon after the assassination of previous Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, though the vote in Assam and Punjab was delayed until 1985 due to ongoing fighting.
General elections were held in India in 1989 to elect the members of the 9th Lok Sabha.
General elections were held in India in 1991 to elect the members of the 10th Lok Sabha.
Indian Institute of Management Shillong (IIM Shillong or IIM-S), formerly Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong (RGIIM), is a public, fully autonomous management institute in the city of Shillong, Meghalaya.
The Indian National Congress (INC, often called Congress Party) is a broadly based political party in India.
Indian Congress (Socialist) (IC(S)) also known as Congress (Secular) was a political party in India between 1978 and 1986.
The Indian Navy (IN; IAST: Bhāratīya Nau Senā) is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces.
Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) was the Indian military contingent performing a peacekeeping operation in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990.
The Indian Youth Congress is the youth wing of the Indian National Congress party.
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician, stateswoman and a central figure of the Indian National Congress.
The Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was an accord signed in Colombo on 29 July 1987, between Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayewardene.
Insurgency in Northeast India involves multiple armed factions operating in India's northeastern states, which are connected to the rest of India by the Siliguri Corridor, a strip of land as narrow as wide.
The Kochi International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT), locally known as the Vallarpadam Terminal, is the first transshipment terminal in India and the first container terminal to operate in a SEZ.
Islamabad (اسلام آباد) is the capital city of Pakistan located within the federal Islamabad Capital Territory.
Jaffna District (யாழ்ப்பாணம் மாவட்டம் Yāḻppāṇam Māvaṭṭam; යාපනය දිස්ත්රික්කය yāpanaya distrikkaya) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country.
The Jan Morcha (translation: People's Front) was an Indian political party founded by V. P. Singh after he left the Indian National Congress party in 1987 upon being dismissed as Defence Minister by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Janata Dal was an Indian political party which was formed through the merger of Janata Party factions, the Lok Dal, Indian National Congress (Jagjivan), and the Jan Morcha united on 11 October 1988 on the birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan under the leadership of V. P. Singh.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) are a system of alternate schools for gifted students in India.
Jawaharlal Nehru (14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence.
Jyotirindra Basu (8 July 1914 – 17 January 2010); known as Jyoti Basu was an Indian Marxist politician belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from West Bengal, India.
Kallupurackal Thomas Thomas is a former Indian judge of the Supreme Court, known for his strong opinions with regard to Indian socio-political milieu.
Karnataka also known Kannada Nadu is a state in the south western region of India.
Kerala is a state in South India on the Malabar Coast.
The KGB, an initialism for Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (p), translated in English as Committee for State Security, was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its break-up in 1991.
Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south-west coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea.
Kottayam is a municipal town in the Indian state of Kerala.
Kuldeep Sharma (born 3 April 1957) is an Indian politician and a member of Legislative assembly from Ganaur in Haryana.
Lal Krishna Advani (born 8 November 1927) known as L. K. Advani is an Indian politician who served as the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004 under Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The Leader of the Opposition is the politician who leads the official opposition in either House of the Parliament of India.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (translit, translit, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) was a Tamil militant organization that was based in northeastern Sri Lanka.
The Licence Raj or Permit Raj (rāj, meaning "rule" in Hindi) was the elaborate system of licences, regulations and accompanying red tape that were required to set up and run businesses in India between 1947 and 1990.
A lineal descendant, in legal usage, is a blood relative in the direct line of descent – the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc.
The Indian National Congress (INC) is one of the two major parties in the political system of Republic of India.
The Prime Minister of India is the chief executive of the Government of India.
The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament, with the upper house being the Rajya Sabha.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi (born as Daksinamoorthy on 3 June 1924) is an Indian politician and the 3rd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Madhya Pradesh (MP;; meaning Central Province) is a state in central India.
The Madras High Court is the high court of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is a state-owned telecommunications service provider in the metro cities of Mumbai and New Delhi in India and in the island nation of Mauritius in Africa.
Mani Shankar Aiyar (born 10 April 1941) is a former Indian diplomat turned politician.
Marich Man Singh Shrestha (1 January 1942 – 15 August 2013) was a Nepalese politician and former Prime Minister of Nepal.
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (މައުމޫން އަބްދުލް ގައްޔޫމް; born December 29, 1937), is a Maldivian Statesmen and an Islamic scholar who ruled the country as the President of Maldives from 1978 to 2008.
McKinsey & Company is an American worldwide management consulting firm.
Meerut (IAST: Meraṭha), is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Meghalaya is a state in Northeast India.
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.
Milap Chand Jain (July 21, 1929-April 29, 2015) was the former Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court.
The Minister of Defence is the head of the Ministry of Defence of the Government of India.
The Minister of External Affairs (or simply Foreign Minister) is the head of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India.
The Minister of Finance (or simply, Finance Minister) is the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India.
The Ministry of Law and Justice in the Government of India is a cabinet ministry which deals with the management of the legal affairs, legislative activities and administration of justice in India through its three departments namely the Legislative Department and the Department of Legal Affairs and Department of Justice respectively.
The Mizo National Front (abbreviated MNF) is a regional political party in Mizoram, India.
Mizoram is a state in Northeast India, with Aizawl as its capital city.
Mohsina Kidwai (born 1 January 1932) is a leader of Indian National Congress party, she belongs to Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh.
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (12 August 1924 – 17 August 1988) was a Pakistani four-star general who served as the 6th President of Pakistan from 1978 until his death in 1988, after declaring martial law in 1977.
Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Muslims in India are governed by The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937.
Narayan Datt Tiwari (born 18 October 1925) is an Indian politician.
Narasimhan Ram (born 4 May 1945) is an Indian journalist and prominent member of the Kasturi family that controls The Hindu Group of publications.
The is Japan's bicameral legislature.
The National Policy on Education (NPE) is a policy formulated by the Government of India to promote education amongst India's people.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) is an Indian television media company founded in 1988 by Radhika Roy, a journalist.
The Nehru–Gandhi family is an Indian political dynasty that has occupied a prominent place in the politics of India.
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a multilateral export control regime and a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.
Oneindia.com is an Indian online portal founded by BG Mahesh & Sriram Hebbar, owned by Greynium Information Technologies Pvt Ltd.
Operation Black Thunder is the name given to two operations that took place in India in the late 1980s to flush out remaining Sikh militants from the Golden Temple using 'Black Cat' commandos of the National Security Guards Like Operation Blue Star, these attacks were on Kharku sikhs who were based in the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.
Operation Blue Star was an Indian military operation carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984, ordered by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to remove militant religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers from the buildings of the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab.
Operation Flowers are Blooming was the name of an operation by the Indian Navy to help avert a threatened coup against the government of President France-Albert René in the Seychelles in 1986.
Operation Rajiv was an Indian Army operation to capture the highest peak in the Siachen area in 1987.
Ottavio Quattrocchi (1938 – 13 July 2013) was an Italian businessman who was being sought until early 2009 in India for criminal charges for acting as a conduit for bribes in the Bofors scandal.
Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao (28 June 1921 – 23 December 2004) was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the 9th Prime Minister of India (1991–1996).
The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body of the Republic of India.
A parliamentary system is a system of democratic governance of a state where the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of the legislative branch, typically a parliament, and is also held accountable to that parliament.
Patiala is a city in southeastern Punjab, northwestern India.
Penguin Books is a British publishing house.
The People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) is a former Tamil militant group that had become a pro-government paramilitary group and political party.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) is an initiative by Government of India in which affordable housing will be provided to the urban poor with a target of building 20 million affordable houses by 31 March 2022.
Pranab Kumar Mukherjee (born 11 December 1935) is an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017.
The Provinces of India, earlier Presidencies of British India and still earlier, Presidency towns, were the administrative divisions of British governance in the subcontinent.
In India, President's rule refers to suspension of state government and imposition of direct Central Government rule in a state.
The Prime Minister of India is the leader of the executive of the Government of India.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (born 12 January 1972) is an Indian politician, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.
Punjab accord, also known as the Rajiv-Longowal Accord, is an accord signed by Rajiv Gandhi and Harcharan Singh Longowal on 24 July 1985.
Punjab is a state in northern India.
Ramaswamy Venkataraman (4 December 191027 January 2009) was an Indian lawyer, Indian independence activist and politician who served as a Union Minister and as the eighth President of India.
Raebareli is a city and a municipal board in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul Gandhi (born 19 June 1970) is an Indian politician.
Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi, India.
Rajasthan (literally, "Land of Kings") is India's largest state by area (or 10.4% of India's total area).
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is a premier research institute in India, exclusive devoted to research in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
The Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (also known as Rajiv Gandhi CCPP Kayamkulam or NTPC Kayamkulam) is a combined cycle power plant located at Choolatheruvu in Alappuzha district, Kerala, India.
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), in Jais, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India, is a training and education institute that gives technical and management training to the petroleum industry and was formally opened on July 2008.
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam (RIT) is an government engineering college owned and operated by the Government of Kerala.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is an international airport that serves Hyderabad, the capital of the Indian state of Telangana.
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is the principal cricket stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana, India and is the home ground of the Hyderabad Cricket Association.
Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award (English: Rajiv Gandhi National Communal Harmony Award) is an Indian award given for outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony, national integration and peace.
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), is a National Law University located in Patiala, Punjab, India.
Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), also known as Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, is a state technological university situated in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Rajiv Gandhi Stadium is a football stadium in Mualpui, Salem Veng, Aizawl, Mizoram, India.
Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) (राजीव गांधी विश्वविद्यालय) earlier known as Arunachal University, established in 1984, is the oldest university in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), centered in Bangalore, India, is a public, unitary university set up in 1996 by the government of Karnataka, India, for the regulation and promotion of higher education in health sciences throughout the state of Karnataka.
Rajiv Smruthi Bhavan is a memorial and cultural center at Beach road, Pandurangapuram, Visakhapatnam.
The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India.
Ram Boolchand Jethmalani (born 14 September 1923) is an Indian lawyer and politician.
Sri Lankabhimanya Ranasinghe Premadasa (රණසිංහ ප්රේමදාස,ரணசிங்க பிரேமதாசா; 23 June 1924 – 1 May 1993) was the third President of Sri Lanka from 2 January 1989 to 1 May 1993.
RDX is the organic compound with the formula (O2NNCH2)3.
Rejaul Karim Laskar is an Indian politician from the Indian state of Assam belonging to Indian National Congress.
Right to Information (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India to provide for setting out the practical regime of the right to information for citizens and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of information Act, 2002.
Robert Rajendra Vadra is an Indian businessman and husband of Priyanka Vadra.
Rockwell International was a major American manufacturing conglomerate in the latter half of the 20th century, involved in aircraft, the space industry, both defense-oriented and commercial electronics, automotive and truck components, printing presses, valves and meters, and industrial automation.
Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda (IPA: /) popularly known as Sam Pitroda (born 4 May 1942) is a telecom engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and policymaker.
Samādhi (Hindi: समाधि) or samadhi mandir is the Hindi name for a temple commemorating the dead (similar to a tomb or mausoleum), which may or may not contain the body of the deceased.
Sanjay Gandhi (14 December 1946 – 23 June 1980) was an Indian politician.
Satish C. Sharma (born 11 October 1947) is an Indian politician.
Satwant Singh Agwan (1962 – 6 January 1989) was one of the Sikh bodyguards, who, along with Beant Singh, assassinated their principal, the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, at her New Delhi residence on 31 October 1984.
Satyendra Narayan Sinha (also transliterated as Satyendra Narayan Singh) (12 July 1917 – 4 September 2006) was an Indian statesman, participant in the Indian independence movement, a leading light of Jaya Prakash Narayan’s ‘''complete revolution''’ movement during the Emergency and a former Chief Minister of Bihar.
Schweizer Illustrierte is a weekly illustrated news magazine owned by Swiss media company Ringier.
Seychelles (French), officially the Republic of Seychelles (République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago and sovereign state in the Indian Ocean.
Sharad Yadav is a politician from the Loktantrik Janata Dal party.
Shillong (Khasi: Shillong) is a hill station in the northeastern part of India and the capital of Meghalaya, which means "The Abode of Clouds" and is one of the smallest states in India.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), (translation: Supreme Akali Party) is a political party in India.
Shivraj Vishwanath Patil (born 12 October 1935) is an Indian politician who was the Governor of the state of Punjab and Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh from 2010 to 2015.
The Siachen Glacier (Hindi: सियाचिन ग्लेशियर, Urdu: سیاچن گلیشیر) is a glacier located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas at about, just northeast of the point NJ9842 where the Line of Control between India and Pakistan ends.
The Simla Agreement (or Shimla Agreement) was signed between India and Pakistan on 2 July 1972 in Simla, the capital city of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
Sivasagar (Pron: or) (Xiwôxagôr), previously spelled Sibsagar, ("the ocean of Siva Singha"), is a city in the Amazonas region of Assam, about northeast of Guwahati.
Sonia Gandhi (born 9 December 1946) is an Indian politician of Italian descent.
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of nations in South Asia.
The Sri Lankan Civil War was an armed conflict fought on the island of Sri Lanka.
Sriperumbudur is a town panchayat in Chennai Metropolitan Area in the Kanchipuram district Indian state of Tamil Nadu located 40 kilometers southwest of the Capital City of Chennai on the National Highway 4.
Subramanian Swamy (born 15 September 1939) is an Indian economist, statistician and politician who serves as a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.
Sultanpur is a city and a municipal board in Sultanpur District in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The Supreme Court of India is the highest judicial forum and final court of appeal under the Constitution of India, the highest constitutional court, with the power of constitutional review.
Surjit Singh Barnala (21 October 1925 – 14 January 2017) was an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Punjab state from 1985 to 1987.
The franc (sign: Fr. or SFr.; Franken, French and Romansh: franc, franco; code: CHF) is the currency and legal tender of Switzerland and Liechtenstein; it is also legal tender in the Italian exclave Campione d'Italia.
Tamil (தமிழ்) is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Burghers, Douglas, and Chindians.
Tamil Nadu (• tamiḻ nāḍu ? literally 'The Land of Tamils' or 'Tamil Country') is one of the 29 states of India.
The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar, Tamilans, or simply Tamils, are a Dravidian ethnic group who speak Tamil as their mother tongue and trace their ancestry to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Indian Union territory of Puducherry, or the Northern, Eastern Province and Puttalam District of Sri Lanka.
Tata Communications formerly called VSNL is a global provider of telecommunications solutions and services.
Telangana is a state in the south of India.
The Doon School (informally Doon) is a boys-only independent boarding school in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
The Hindu is an Indian daily newspaper, headquartered at Chennai.
The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to The Hon., Hon. or formerly The Hon'ble—the latter term is still used in South Asia) is a style that is used before the names of certain classes of people.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act was a controversially named landmark legislation passed by the parliament of India in 1986 to allegedly protect the rights of Muslim women who have been divorced by, or have obtained divorce from, their husbands and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group.
Rasaiah Parthipan (இராசையா பார்த்திபன்; 29 November 1963 – 26 September 1987; commonly known by the nom de guerre Thileepan) was a Sri Lankan Tamil rebel and member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a separatist Tamil militant organisation in Sri Lanka.
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Indira Gandhi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India for the third time on 14 January 1980.
Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Kerala.
Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England.
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Vasantdada Patil (13 November 1917 – 1 March 1989) was an Indian politician from Sangli, Maharashtra.
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Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva (born 1965), in Boossa, Ratgama was a Sri Lankan sailor and now an astrologer.
Viktor Mikhailovich Chebrikov (Виктор Михайлович Чéбриков; 27 April 1923 – 2 July 1999) was a Soviet public official and security administrator and head of the KGB from December 1982 to October 1988.
Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag and Waltair is the largest city and the financial capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. Its geographical location is amidst the Eastern Ghats and the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is the most populous city in the state with a population of 2,035,922 as of 2011, making it the 14th largest city in the country. It is also the 9th most populous metropolitan area in India with a population of 5,340,000. With an output of $43.5 billion, Visakhapatnam is the ninth-largest contributor to India's overall gross domestic product as of 2016. Visakhapatnam's history stretches back to the 6th century BCE, when it was considered a part of the Kalinga Kingdom, and later ruled by the Vengi, the Pallava and Eastern Ganga dynasties. Archaeological records suggest that the present city was built around the 11th and 12th centuries with control over the city fluctuating between the Chola Dynasty and the Gajapati Kingdom, until its conquest by the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. Conquered by the Mughals in the 16th century, European powers eventually set up trading interests in the city, and by the end of the 18th century it had come under French rule. Control passed to the British in 1804 and it remained under British colonial rule until India's independence in 1947. The city is home to the oldest shipyard and the only natural harbour on the east coast of India. Visakhapatnam Port is the fifth-busiest cargo port in India, and the city is home to the headquarters of the Indian Navy's Eastern Command. Visakhapatnam is a major tourist destination and is particularly known for its beaches. It is referred to by many nicknames such asThe City of Destiny and The Jewel of the East Coast. It has been selected as one of the Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission. As per the Swachhta Sarvekshan rankings of 2017, it is the third cleanest city in India.
Welham Boys' School is a boarding school located in Dehra Dun, India.
West Bengal (Paśchimbāṅga) is an Indian state, located in Eastern India on the Bay of Bengal.
The World Nuclear Association (WNA) is the international organization that promotes nuclear power and supports the companies that comprise the global nuclear industry.
The Yamuna (Hindustani: /jəmʊnaː/), also known as the Jumna, (not to be mistaken with the Jamuna of Bangladesh) is the longest and the second largest tributary river of the Ganges (Ganga) in northern India.
Yevgenia Markovna Albats (Евге́ния Ма́рковна Альба́ц, born 5 September 1958, Agentura.ru, referring to another web site., Znamya) is a Russian investigative journalist, political scientist, writer and radio host.
Gyani Zail Singh (born Jarnail Singh, 5 May 1916 – 25 December 1994) was the seventh President of India serving from 1982 to 1987.
Zee News is an Indian news channel launched in 6 July 1999 and is the flagship property of Zee Media Corporation Limited, company and a subsidiary of Essel Group.The channel is owned by Subhash Chandra, an independent member of the Rajya Sabha.
The 9th Asian Games were held from November 19, 1982 to December 4, 1982, in Delhi, India.
The 1984 anti-Sikh riots, also known as the 1984 Sikh Massacre, was a series of organised pogroms against Sikhs in India by anti-Sikh mobs (notably Congress Party members and temporarily released convicts) in response to the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.
The 1988 Maldives coup d'état was the attempt by a group of Maldivians led by Abdullah Luthufi and assisted by armed mercenaries of a Tamil secessionist organisation from Sri Lanka, the People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE), to overthrow the government in the island republic of Maldives.