Rajiv Gandhi

  • CNN-IBN Exclusive: Natwar Singh interview 14 hours 38 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former union minister Natwar Singh continues to breathe fire on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her family. Singh, who resigned from the UPA-I government in 2005 in the wake of the Iraqi food-for-oil 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 19 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Estranged Nehru-Gandhi 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 2 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 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...
  • 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 India-Lanka 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 sub-continent. "India must enter into constructive dialogue with Sri Lanka and on counter-terror strategy in the sub-continent 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 23-year-old 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

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  • 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

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  • 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...
  • I have not politicised Rajiv Gandhi convicts' release issue: Karunanidhi April 21, 2014

    DMK President M Karunanidhi on Monday asserted he has not politicised the issue of release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case but insisted that his poser to the Chief Justice of India was to indicate that "judges should not politicise" such issues. "Everyone knows that DMK had made...
  • Snapshot: An old photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi with young Rajiv and Sanjay April 17, 2014

    This archival image of the one of the first families of India showcases Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with his sister Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. He is also accompanied by his daughter Indira Gandhi and two young grandchildren, Rajiv and Sanjay. (Photo credit: Photodivision.gov.in) ...
  • The politics of charisma makes a comeback after 30 years April 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's passing away was supposed to be the end of charismatic politics. Her hold on people was so mesmerizing that she could get people elected regardless of their credentials. With total power over party and cabinet she privileged personal loyalty over allegiance to the Constitution. India's democratic...
  • Allah has punished Rajiv, Sanjay and Indira Gandhi, says Azam Khan April 12, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has courted controversy once again with an ugly and personal attack on the Gandhi family. Azam Khan said that Indira, Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi were 'punished by god for their misdeeds'. After his alleged hate speeches, Azam Khan on Friday said Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi...
  • Rahul Gandhi to tour Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday April 9, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be addressing rallies in Assam, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh while campaigning for the party's Lok Sabha candidates. According to a release from his office, Gandhi will hold a public meeting at Silchar Lok Sabha constituency in Cachar district of Assam. This meeting, scheduled for 10.30...
  • Passenger attempts suicide inside plane at Hyderabad airport April 5, 2014

    A passenger allegedly attempted suicide inside a plane at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad area in Hyderabad, police said on Saturday. The passenger identified as Mohd Imtiyaz slit his throat using a blade in the washroom of the flight which arrived from Dubai at the airport in Hyderabad,...
  • 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...