Assassination

  • Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on Nalini's plea July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a plea by S Nalini, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, challenging the law mandating Centre's approval for her release and that of six other convicts. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha sought...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC sends notice to Centre on convict Nalini's plea July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sent a notice to the Centre on a petition filed by one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Nalini had challenged Section 435(1) of Criminal Procedure Code that mandated the Tamil Nadu government to consult the Centre before releasing seven...
  • 11,100 files destroyed, Mahatma Gandhi assassination records safe: MHA July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: 11,000 files were destroyed as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's orders to weed out files and papers but none of these related to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Singh said that this in a suo motu statement in Rajya Sabha two days...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC stays release of convicts till July 22 July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to state governments in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case asking them whether the Central government's consent is required to release the prisoners. The apex court has stayed the release of any of the convict till July 22. The court has also restrained the...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: S Nalini moves SC July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: S Nalini, who has been undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has approached the Supreme Court seeking to declare as "null and void" a provision in law mandating Tamil Nadu government to consult the Centre before releasing seven life term convicts in the case. In her...
  • Untimely, tragic death of some prominent Indian political leaders June 3, 2014

    In the last few decades, India has lost several prominent political leaders in accidents and assassinations. Among them Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's son Sanjay Gandhi, former President of India Gyani Zail Singh, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr YS Rajashekhara Reddy, the Congress stalwarts Madhav Rao Scindhia, Rajesh Pilot, Lok Sabha...
  • Man who plotted to kill Barack Obama sentenced to death May 14, 2014

    Sioux Falls: A judge has formally sentenced a man to death for killing a woman as part of what he said was a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama. The hearing on Tuesday formalised the unanimous vote of a jury to sentence 44-year-old James McVay to death. McVay would have...
  • No relief for Rajiv Gandhi's killers yet, SC refers case to Constitution bench April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday referred the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to the Constitution bench. The Constitution bench will now decide as to which will be the appropriate government to decide on remission to the assassins. The apex court said that the issue of such nature has been raised...
  • SC verdict on Centre's plea against release of Rajiv assassins today April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday deliver its verdict on the Centre's petition challenging the Tamil Nadu Government's decision to release all seven convicts serving life terms in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The Centre had filed a petition challenging the state government's authority in ordering the release...
  • Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf escapes assassination blast April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf escaped a bid on his life early on Thursday in Faizabad, Pakistan. The retired General was being shifted from a hospital to his farmhouse in Islamabad when a huge blast occurred at a bridge in Faizabad just as his convoy passed. According to sources,...
  • SC refuses to review verdict granting life to Rajiv Gandhi killers April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict commuting death sentence of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life imprisonment. The review was filed by the Centre. "We have carefully gone through the review petition and the connected papers. We find no merit in...
  • Turkey: Twitter allows 'character assassination' March 23, 2014

    Turkey's government on Saturday accused Twitter of allowing "systematic character assassinations" a day after social media users easily evaded a government attempt to block access to the network. The attempted crackdown came after links to wiretapped recordings suggesting corruption were posted on Twitter, causing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government major...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 12, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Should Mahatma Gandhi assassination be an election issue? March 12, 2014

    What Mahatma Gandhi has to do with this election, asks Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson Shrikrishna Kulkarni, as critics question Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's comment blaming the RSS for the Mahatma's killing and Rahul Gandhi gets an earful on misusing brand Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi had last week blamed the RSS...
  • SC dismisses Centre's review plea on mercy petitions March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a review petition by the Centre which sought that the top court revisit its January order of commuting death sentences if there is a delay in deciding mercy petitions. The Supreme Court had commuted death penalties of 15 convicts to life sentences after...
  • Victims' families oppose TN decision to free Rajiv killers, move SC March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The family members of the victims in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case have moved the Supreme Court against the Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven convicts in the case. The Supreme Court will hear the petition on March 6. The Centre has already obtained a stay...
  • SC asks Tamil Nadu not to free 4 other Rajiv killers serving life term February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing four other convicts serving life sentences in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court observed that the Tamil Nadu government could be 'rushing' the matter. The case will now be heard on 6 March. After the...
  • TN to counter Centre's plea against release of Rajiv assassins February 24, 2014

    Days after the Supreme Court stayed the release of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Centre has sought a stay on the release of four others. ...
  • Differentiate Tamil cause from support for Rajiv Gandhi killers February 24, 2014

    The first political reaction that played out on TV screens, after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on Wednesday, was from MDMK General Secretary Vaiko. The former Member of Parliament and well known Tamil Nadu politician has been closely involved in the...
  • Rajiv assassination case: Centre moves SC against release of four others February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after the Supreme Court stayed the release of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Centre has sought a stay on the release of four others. Nalini, Robert Pious, Jayakumar and Ravichandran are serving life sentences in the case. They, along with their three associates Perarivalan, Murugan...
  • Reconsider decision to release convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case: V Narayanasamy February 23, 2014

    Senior Congress leader and Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy on Sunday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to reconsider her government's decision to release three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Speaking to reporters at Puducherry, he said the trio had assassinated the Prime Minister and a leader...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: 'Appeal to Rahul to forgive my parents' February 21, 2014

    Harithra Sriharan, daughter of Nalini and Murugan - the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Friday appealed to Rahul Gandhi to forgive them. "They have written letters to me. They say they regret everything," she said. ...
  • Kejriwal criticises TN government decision to release Rajiv Gandhi killers February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Criticising Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said such a decision would send a wrong message. "We feel this should not happen. If we start letting off people like this, this would send...
  • There should be no compromise with terrorism: Tharoor on Rajiv killers February 21, 2014

    Union Minister Shashi Tharoor speaks on the Prime Minister coming out strongly against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers calling it an attack on the soul of India. ...
  • Basis of judgement to commute Rajiv killers' death wrong: Chidambaram February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has questioned the legal basis for the Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar, Chidambaram said, "The basis of that judgment is not correct, the legal basis of the judgement said that delay alone is sufficient...
  • Victims' families shocked as Jaya decides to release Rajiv killers February 21, 2014

    Chennai: Even 22 years after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the death of 19 people in that attack, the families of the victims are still fighting for justice. People have expressed shock at the Jayalalithaa government's decision to release the seven assassins. Rajiv Gandhi was killed...
  • Don't release convicts, prior consultation must: Centre to TN February 20, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government not to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case saying there must be prior consultation before such a decision is taken. In a communication to the Tamil Nadu government, the Home Ministry has conveyed that the seven accused were prosecuted...
  • Centre moves SC against Jaya's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government has filed an application in the Supreme court against Tamil Nadu government's decision to release the killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The apex court is likely to hear the matter at 12:30 pm on Thursday. Sources say the Centre may also seek a review...
  • Rajiv Gandhi killers' daughter thanks Jayalalithaa for her decision February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The daughter of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's killers Nalini and Murugan, has expressed happiness with the Tamil Nadu government's decision to free her parents. Thanking Jayalalithaa, Nalini and Murugan's daughter Harithra said, "Jayalalithaa Amma gave me the best present in the world. It means the world to me....
  • Centre to move SC against Jaya's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is likely to approach the Supreme Court on Thursday against the Tamil Nadu government's order to release former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's killers. Sources say the Centre may also seek a review of the Supreme Court verdict of commuting the death sentence of the killers to...