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  • No reference has been made to centre for release of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit denied Saturday reports in a section of media that he had forwarded to the Centre the state government’s recommendation to release all the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The Governor said a decision on the issue would be taken in a “just and fair manner” in accordance with the Constitution. “A section of media has been reporting that in the matter of the release of

  • Rajiv Gandhi killers: Tamil Nadu Cabinet recommends their release

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday resolved to recommend to the Governor the release of seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case using its powers under Article 161 of the Constitution. The development comes against the backdrop of the Supreme Court recently conveying that the mercy application of Perarivalan, one of the seven convicts, could be examined by the

  • Why NIA not involved in probing alleged plot on PM, asks Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress on Friday asked why the government’s top investigative agency, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), was not involved in probing the alleged plot to assassinate the prime minister in a ‘Rajiv Gandhi-type event to end Modi-raj’.

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    Political Throwback! Watch in 1987 prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was attacked by Sri Lankan sailor with a rifle

    Tales of former PM Rajiv Gandhi can be told over and over again, his journey to becoming the prime minister of the country overnight was not a normal one. He became the prime minister and he passed away while wanting to be the prime minister. The stories of him are countless but one of his most famous stories is, when he was attacked by Sri Lankan sailor Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana De Silva in

  • Priyanka and I were not happy after Prabhakaran was killed, says Rahul

    Hamburg (Germany) : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were not happy after his father’s (Rajiv Gandhi) killer, LTTE chief Prabhakaran was killed, as they felt “the violence inflicted upon him had impacted others, including his children”.

  • Manmohan Singh calls for arresting ‘disturbing trends’ of intolerance, communal polarisation

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today called upon the people to reflect on how to work together and contribute in arresting “disturbing trends” of intolerance, communal polarisation and incidents of violent crimes propelled by hate groups and mobs being witnessed in the country. Addressing the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award function, he said such “unsavoury” trends can only harm national interests and are an anathema to the promotion of peace and

  • PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today recalled the “efforts” of former premier Rajiv Gandhi “towards the nation” on his birth anniversary. “Tributes to our former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary. We remember his efforts towards the nation,” the PM tweeted. Today is Gandhi’s 74th birth anniversary. Born on 20th August, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi served as prime minister from 1984 to 1989. He was assassinated on May 21, 1991.

  • Rajiv Gandhi’s killers can’t be released: Centre tells SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court was on Friday informed by the Centre that the convicts of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case cannot be released, holding that setting them free will set a “dangerous precedent”.

  • Congress’s commitment to oust ‘foreigners’

    New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday asserted its full commitment to Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) to oust the foreigners from the state under the 1985 accord of then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by identifying the illegal immigrants, accusing the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party using it to divide the society to divert the people’s attention from the Modi government’s colossal failure on all fronts.

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    Sacred Games: Delhi HC to hear plea seeking removal of episode with references to Rajiv Gandhi on July 16

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today said it will hear on July 16 a plea seeking removal of certain scenes from the Netflix series ‘Sacred Games‘, claiming that some of its content was derogatory to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The matter came up before a bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar which said it will go through the petition

  • On This Day In History: May 21, 1991 – Former PM Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by LTTE

    On this day, May 21, in the year 1991, former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by members of a militant organisation of Sri Lanka called Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The incident occurred just after India had ended its involvement through its Peacekeeping force in Sri Lanka’s civil war.

  • Cong worried over SC curbs on Atrocities Act

    In a bid to protect honest public servants discharging bonafide duties from being blackmailed with false cases under the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act, the apex court on Tuesday diluted its stringent provisions mandating immediate arrest under the law.

  • Me, my sister have ‘completely forgiven’ father’s killers: Rahul Gandhi

    Singapore: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has said he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi have “completely forgiven” his father Rajiv Gandhi’s killers as they find it “difficult to hate people”. During an interaction with IIM alumni in Singapore, Gandhi spoke about the assassination of his grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv and said that it was a price that the family knew they had to pay for taking a stand.