RAJIV GANDHI

  • Happy birthday Amitabh Bachchan: Actor, film producer, politician - India's first 'angry young man' has juggled various avatars in real life October 11, 2014

    Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan celebrated the morning of his 72nd birthday by cutting a cake with mediapersons in today in Mumbai. As he plans to spend the day with his family, we take you through illustrious career to tell you that he has always been more than an actor and...
  • Parties should go beyond politics & work for public welfare, says Uddhav Thackeray September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that his party was committed to its belief of 80 per cent social service and 20 per cent politics, and it needs "power" to serve the people. Uddhav was speaking at the launch of 'Shiv Arogya Seva', in which doctors in...
  • President bestows controversymarred Arjuna Awards August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Mired in selection controversies and devoid of a Khel Ratna for the first time in 20 years, the National Sports Awards were on Friday presented by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in a ceremony which was severely short on star power. Like the past editions, selection controversies...
  • Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The country on Wednesday fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and VicePresident Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader. Mukherjee, Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi,...
  • Modi government took credit for schemes introduced by Congress, says Sonia Gandhi August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of taking credit for the schemes and programmes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and stated that despite doing so much, the Congressled alliance lost in the Lok Sabha polls as people got misled by false...
  • Congress to launch membership campaign from August 20 August 14, 2014

    To revive enthusiasm of party workers and leaders, Rajasthan Congress will start a membership campaign on August 20, the birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The campaign will be launched on August 20 at the districtlevel first, then it will go to village and tehsil levels later in the...
  • Sonia had decided not to head the government in 1999 itself, says former home secretary August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Former home secretary RD Pradhan has rejected former minister Natwar Singh's allegations on party President Sonia Gandhi's decision on not taking the Prime Minister's post. In an interview to CNNIBN, Pradhan said that Sonia Gandhi had decided she won't head the government as early as 1999. He said that...
  • CNNIBN Exclusive: Natwar Singh interview August 1, 2014

    Former union minister Natwar Singh's autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography' has generated a lot of controversies with claims like Congress President Soni Gandhi did not become the prime minister in 2004 as her son Rahul as against it and not because she renounced the post. He has...
  • Natwar Singh lambasts Sonia Gandhi for not treating him well August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Former union minister Natwar Singh continues to breathe fire on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her family. Singh, who resigned from the UPAI government in 2005 in the wake of the Iraqi foodforoil scam, lashed out at Sonia for 'treating' him in the manner that she apparently did....
  • Rajiv Gandhi sent IPKF to Sri Lanka without consulting Cabinet, claims Natwar Singh August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Estranged NehruGandhi family loyalist, Natwar Singh, in his upcoming autobiography, has apparently written that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had sent the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka in 1987 without consulting his Cabinet. Singh, a former external affairs minister, alleged that the IPKF was sent to...
  • Congress terms Natwar Singh's claims on Sonia, Rahul a publicity stunt July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh claimed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in May 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has rubbished the remarks. "He is a senior leader, he has worked in the organisation....
  • 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...
  • 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 the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court has stayed the release of any of the convicts till July 22. The remarks came a day after S Nalini, who has been undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi...
  • 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...
  • Chennai traffic stops for timely heart transplant to save a life June 17, 2014

    Chennai: Praise is pouring in for the Chennai Police, who, along with a team of doctors from two hospitals ensured that an ambulance carrying a donor heart could be transported in the nick of time. The donor heart was transported from the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital to the Fortis Malar...
  • 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...
  • Sharad Pawar seeks more Assembly seats for NCP in Maharashtra May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that his party should get more seats to contest in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra as the position of ally Congress has weakened in the state, as evident from the Lok Sabha results. "Last time, when we got less seats than Congress in...
  • Subramanian Swamy bats for IndiaLanka cooperation to counter terrorism May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday called for close cooperation between India and Sri Lanka to counter terrorist activities in the Indian subcontinent. "India must enter into constructive dialogue with Sri Lanka and on counterterror strategy in the subcontinent particularly in view of the fact that many Pakistani...
  • Government extends LTTE ban by five years; terms it threat to India May 15, 2014

    The 23yearold ban imposed on terror group LTTE has been extended by five years by the Government which said the outfit is a threat to India's sovereignty and integrity. The Home Ministry said the LTTE, even after its military defeat in May 2009 in Sri Lanka, has not abandoned the concept...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 1, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Priyanka snubs Modi over daughter remark, says enough is enough May 1, 2014

    Amethi: A visibly angry Priyanka Gandhi in her terse reply to Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that she did not "appreciate" his comments calling her his daughter. "My father died for this country more than 20 years ago. I loved him more than anyone in the world....
  • News 360: My father died for the country, Priyanka's retort to Modi May 1, 2014

    Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi for his 'daughter' remark, Priyanka Gandhi said that she did not appreciate such remarks for his father. "My father died for this country more than 20 years ago. I loved him more than anyone in the world. I really...
  • A Billion Votes: Should politicians personal lives be subject of political debate? May 1, 2014

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has tweeted that he is in a relationship with a journalist Amrita Rai. In a tweet he said, "I have no hesitation in accepting my relationship with Amrita Rai. She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case." ...
  • Priyanka hits out at Modi, says don't appreciate his 'daughter' remark May 1, 2014

    Amethi: Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi for his 'daughter' remark, Priyanka Gandhi said that she did not appreciate such remarks for his father. "My father died for this country more than 20 years ago. I loved him more than anyone in the world. I...
  • Am Rajiv's daughter: Priyanka to Modi after he says she's his daughter May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has angered Rahul Gandhi's campaign manager Priyanka Gandhi. In an interview to DD News, Modi said that Priyanka was like his daughter and not his political rival like her mother, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul. At a public meeting in...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Karunanidhi declines to comment on SC decision April 25, 2014

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday refrained from commenting on the Supreme Court's decision to refer to a larger Constitution Bench, the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. "Since these are court matters, I don't want to give much opinion," he told reporters in Chennai. The...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey April 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...