Last year, the Delhi government had moved a plea in the Supreme Court to issue a directive for completion of the two expressways in a time-bound manner.
General Rodrigues said he was not bothered by an author who wanted to sell some extra books by raking up a controversy. He insisted that he was speaking out to uphold the facts.
Sonia declared that she would canvass for the Congress in the parliamentary polls due in March 1998, even though she had tersely refused to do so two years earlier.
An RTI query by The Indian Express revealed that two stamps featuring Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, launched by the Department of Posts in December 2008, have been discontinued.
The government now plans to introduce stamps under a new series featuring Deendayal Upadhyaya, Jayaprakash Narayan, Syama Prasad Mookerjee and Ram Manohar Lohia in the coming months.
According to CIA documents of the era, Gandhi wanted non-interference from both the United States and the then USSR.
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.
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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Regarding Anderson’s case, Chidambaram said the BJP and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not tell Parliament the whole story.
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.
Lok Sabha leaders said the party had little option after other parties including the SP took a stand in favour of a discussion.
On August 19, a state minority conference is scheduled to be held at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.
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.
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.