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After 12-year wait, Cong finally unveils statues of Indira, Rajiv Gandhi

The event was to mark the 71st birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi on Thursday. These are the only statues of Indira and Rajiv in the city.

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Centre’s Sadbhavana Diwas note does not mention Rajiv, angry Congress hits out at govt

In keeping with the central circular, Rajiv’s name was also missing in circulars issued by the General Administration Departments in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

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How good times can end

OROP can be a turning point. A nationalist leader cannot alienate those who defend the country

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No case against Rajiv, hard to believe Sushma didn’t know: Chidambaram

Regarding Anderson’s case, Chidambaram said the BJP and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not tell Parliament the whole story.

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Congress demands ‘unqualified apology’ from Sushma for charges against Rajiv Gandhi

The Congress reaction came a day after an adjournement motion in the Lok Sabha was negatived after a four-hour debate which witnessed attacks and counterattacks by the Union Ministers and Rahul Gandhi.

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Raising Q & Anderson: Sonia says Sushma had no other defence

Lok Sabha leaders said the party had little option after other parties including the SP took a stand in favour of a discussion.

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After Rajiv birth anniversary, minority meet hurdle now hits Congress bandh

On August 19, a state minority conference is scheduled to be held at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.

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Congress advances 12-hour Bengal bandh call to August 18

Party insiders said district officials had requested that the bandh be rescheduled since several programmes to observe Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary were lined up on August 20.

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Tamil Nadu asks, If Nathuram Godse’s brother can be released, why can’t Rajiv Gandhi’s killers?

Among the seven convicts, V Sriharan alias Murugan, Santhan, Robert Pious and Jaya Kumar are Sri Lankan nationals, while female convict Nalini, Ravichandran and Arivu are Indians.

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Digvijaya Singh asks govt why no urgency was shown in the case of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins

The SC last week dismissed the Centre’s curative petition against the commutation of death penalty awarded to three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, granting them a fresh lease of life.

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC rejects Centre plea

The three convicts are lodged in a Vellore prison. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.

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Don’t show mercy to Rajiv Gandhi killers: Centre to SC

The Centre said that since the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi was the result of a conspiracy involving foreign nationals, the killers should be shown no mercy.

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The years of V P Singh, and the start-stop push to reforms

The decade of the Eighties was marked by a shift in economic policy thinking, with an emphasis on free trade, a floating exchange rate, deregulation and macroeconomic stability.

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Rajiv killers: Supreme Court says won’t modify order on remission

The Bench requires to decide whether states can exercise their power of remission when cases have been probed by central agencies like the CBI.


Modi, in Rajiv Gandhi’s mirror

A look at their sudden ascent to power and their first years in office reveals surprising correspondences.