Hamid Ansari says two events in his last week as Vice President of India caused 'offence in some quarters'
In his book, Ansari, who demitted office in August 2017 referred to his speech at the 25th Convocation of the NLSIU and a TV interview, where he spoke about apprehensions of insecurity among minorities
Books of the week: From a translation of Phoolsunghi to Robert Elgood’s The Maharaja of Jodhpur’s Guns, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
When Parliament makes bad laws, judges end up doing what lawmakers should do, says former VP Hamid Ansari
When Parliament makes bad laws, they end up in courts where judges do what the lawmakers should be doing, former vice president Hamid Ansari said on Saturday
Year on from Hamid Ansari's return home after spending 6 years in Pakistani jail, he's still getting used to life in Mumbai
Today, (18 December, 2019) marks a year since Hamid Ansari returned home after spending six years in a Pakistani jail over allegations of being a spy
Sushma Swaraj set high standards for MEA by taking diplomacy to people, was always just a tweet away
Swaraj — who was also the most followed foreign minister in the world — took several path-breaking measures during her term, such as the expansion of the passport infrastructure and the enhanced engagement with the Look East policy.
Jawaharlal Nehru helped democracy survive in India, tweets Rahul Gandhi on former PM's death anniversary: Narendra Modi, Sonia, Pranab Mukherjee pay tribute
Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: From Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former president Pranab Mukherjee, former vice-president Hamid Ansari to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia, prominent politicians and leaders paid tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on the former prime minister's 55th death anniversary on Monday.
India releases jailed Pakistani nationals Abdullah and Mohammed Imran Qureshi Warsi across Attari-Wagah border
Abdullah was detained from Attari in 2017 while Warsi spent 10 years in Bhopal jail on charges of forgery and spying after coming to India in 2004.
Hamid Nihal Ansari was arrested in Pakistan in 2012 for illegally entering that country from Afghanistan, reportedly to meet a woman he had befriended online. Authorities in Pakistan slapped espionage charges against him
Daily Bulletin: President's Rule in J&K from tomorrow; ISRO satellite to launch today; rights groups seek Facebook board overhaul; day's top stories
Today's top stories: Governor's Rule ends in Jammu and Kashmir; Satya Pal Malik recommends President's Rule; MNS chief Raj Thackeray gets bail in 2008 case; ISRO’s new communication satellite to launch today; and more.
Hamid Ansari to return to India via Wagah today: Indian national was in Pakistani custody for six years on espionage charges
Hamid Ansari had entered Pakistan on 12 November using fake identification documents to meet a woman from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province who he had befriended on Facebook. He has been in Pakistani custody since then.
Hamid Ansari says India just as responsible for Partition as Pakistan, claims 'it was easier to blame Muslims'
Hamid Ansari, while speaking at the launch of Saeed Naqvi's new book Being the Other - The Muslim in India, said India was just as responsible as Pakistan for Partition.
Best tribute to Somnath Chatterjee is to stand in firm defence of Constitution, says Manmohan Singh at memorial service
At the memorial service held for late Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, former prime minister Manmohan Singh while paying homage said that best way to preserve his memory is to stand firm in the defence of the Constitution.
India, Rwanda likely to sign agreements in defence, agriculture during Narendra Modi's Africa tour: A look at bilateral ties
Narendra Modi is set to leave for a five-day three-nation tour of Africa on Monday afternoon and will first arrive in Rwanda marking the first ever visit by an Indian prime minister.
Mob lynching isn't a mere law and order problem; it's a public spectacle with its roots in religion and politics
Lynching ceases to be a transgression or a lapse in the law but the climax of a particular configuration of politics.
Hamid Ansari warns India could become 'illiberal' and ethnic democracy based on principles of Hindutva
Speaking at the launch of his book on Tuesday, former vice-president Hamid Ansari said "correctives" were essential, and it was the duty of the citizens and of the civil society to raise questions.
Hamid Ansari calls Narendra Modi's remarks at former vice-president's Rajya Sabha farewell 'departure from accepted practice'
Former vice president Hamid Ansari said that the remarks made by Narendra Modi departed from the accepted practices on such occasions. He also said the Muslims in the country are undergoing a "feeling of unease".
'Some trying to time travel and rewrite India's history,' former vice-president Hamid Ansari slams BJP
However, Ansari stressed, that could not be done because efforts made to change history anywhere in the world have not succeeded.
BJP MP Satish Kumar Gautam, who triggered a row when he demanded that a portrait of Jinnah be removed from AMU, has criticised Hamid Ansari for supporting students over the issue
Jinnah portrait row: Hamid Ansari supports AMU students' demand for action, says timing of violence 'raises questions'
Breaking his silence, former vice president M Hamid Ansari on Saturday supported AMU students' demand for action against intruders who created ruckus on the varsity campus over Jinnah portrait issue on 2 May
'Not about Muhammad Ali Jinnah': AMU community claims there's more to portrait row than meets the eye
There is consensus not only among the students, teachers and the administration of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) but also locals that, contrary to the perception created by media reports, the recent controversy and violence around the 143-year-old varsity has little to do with the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah