The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
By United Press International

Ruling Congress party suffers poll setback

NEW DELHI, March 6 (UPI) -- India's ruling Congress Party Tuesday lost a crucial assembly election in the largest state, a key test of Rahul Gandhi's ability to lead the party.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.
By United Press International

Yahya hinted attack on India 10 days ahead

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Declassified documents show ex-Pakistani President Yahya Khan told a U.S. journalist he planned on attacking India 10 days before the 1971 war began.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.
By United Press International

Varun Gandhi paroled for election

NEW DELHI, April 18 (UPI) -- Varun Gandhi, a member of India's leading political dynasty, has been released from jail to allow him to run in the parliamentary election.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2008.
By United Press International

Tony Blair to teach at Yale

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 7 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will teach at Yale University, the Ivy League school announced Friday.

Indian capital put on high alert

NEW DELHI, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- India has sounded a high alert in New Delhi following intelligence reports of a possible terrorist attack.

Areva announces two contracts in India

PARIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- France's Areva will provide transmission and distribution to Indian utility majors National Thermal Power Corp. and Powergrid.

India tightens security

NEW DELHI, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- India's Interior Ministry asked all states to step up vigils and strengthen security arrangements ahead of Republic Day on Jan. 26.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.
By United Press International

Sonia Gandhi hospitalized in India

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Sonia Gandhi, leader of India's ruling coalition-leading Congress Party, reportedly was hospitalized Tuesday after complaining of breathing difficulty.

Commentary: Pakistani suspects galore

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Suspects in the assassination of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto number in the tens of thousands.
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Indira Gandhi
Airbus Chief Operating Officer John Leahy gestures as he stands in front of Airbus A380 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on May 7 2007. The aircraft flew into Delhi on Sunday to carry out feasibility tests.The first commercial A380 plane will roll out late this year. Airbus has already booked firm orders for over 150 planes from various airlines across the world, including India's Kingfisher Airlines. (UPI Photo)

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: इंदिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गांधी Indirā Priyadarśinī Gāndhī; née: Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, a total of fifteen years. She is India's only female prime minister to date. She is the world's all time longest serving female Prime Minister.

Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917 into the politically influential Nehru Family. Her father was Jawaharlal Nehru and her mother was Kamala Nehru. It is a common myth to relate the name Gandhi with Mahatma Gandhi, but her surname is from her marriage to Feroze Gandhi. Her grandfather, Motilal Nehru, was a prominent Indian nationalist leader. Her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, was a pivotal figure in the Indian independence movement and the first Prime Minister of Independent India.

In 1934–35, after finishing school, Indira joined Shantiniketan, a school set up by Rabindranath Tagore, who gave her the name Priyadarshini (priya=pleasing, darshini=to look at). Subsequently, she went to England and sat for the University of Oxford entrance examination, but she failed, and spent a few months at Badminton School in Bristol, before clearing the exam in 1937 and joining Somerville College, Oxford. During this period, she was frequently meeting Feroze Gandhi, whom she knew from Allahabad, and who was studying at the London School of Economics. She married Feroze in 1942.

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