Rajiv Gandhi

  • Snapshot: An old photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi with young Rajiv and Sanjay 17-04-2014 02:11 PM

    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 15-04-2014 04:32 PM

    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 12-04-2014 08:27 AM

    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 09-04-2014 12:09 AM

    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...
  • Passenger attempts suicide inside plane at Hyderabad airport 05-04-2014 07:56 PM

    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...
  • SC refuses to review verdict granting life to Rajiv Gandhi killers 01-04-2014 04:27 PM

    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...
  • Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad in world top 100 airports, Singapore best 27-03-2014 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: Three airports in India - Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad - have made it to the list of top 100 airports in the world. According to Skytrax World airport awards, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) at Delhi run by the GMR group is at 59th place in the...
  • MPs rating: Rahul scores 5.58 out of 10 20-03-2014 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi did not fare well in the survey that rated MPs' performance as he scored 5.58 out of 10. The survey has been done by CNN-IBN and ADR. Rahul Gandhi is the Member of Parliament (MP) from Amethi, Uttar Pradesh since 2004. He contested...
  • SC dismisses Centre's review plea on mercy petitions 12-03-2014 03:01 PM

    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...
  • Victims' families oppose TN decision to free Rajiv killers, move SC 03-03-2014 11:16 AM

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 27-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • SC asks Tamil Nadu not to free 4 other Rajiv killers serving life term 27-02-2014 11:17 AM

    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...
  • Release of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins is a breach of trust towards our federal structure

    Legal views |  Abhimanyu Bhandari
    Even before the nation had fully woken up and come to terms with the decision of the apex court in commuting the death sentence of...

  • TN to counter Centre's plea against release of Rajiv assassins 24-02-2014 02:37 PM

    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 24-02-2014 10:49 AM

    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...
  • Rajiv assassination case: Centre moves SC against release of four others 24-02-2014 10:09 AM

    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...
  • Reconsider decision to release convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case: V Narayanasamy 23-02-2014 02:59 PM

    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...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: 'Appeal to Rahul to forgive my parents' 21-02-2014 05:08 PM

    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. ...
  • Tamil filmmakers hail Jayalalithaa for freeing Rajiv killers 21-02-2014 03:32 PM

    Chennai: Tamil filmmakers like Bharathiraja, Cheran and Gowthaman have expressed their gratitude to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for announcing the freedom of seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The decision to release the convicts was taken in cabinet meeting held Wednesday. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated near Chennai...
  • Kejriwal criticises TN government decision to release Rajiv Gandhi killers 21-02-2014 03:20 PM

    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...
  • There should be no compromise with terrorism: Tharoor on Rajiv killers 21-02-2014 10:52 AM

    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 21-02-2014 08:48 AM

    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 21-02-2014 08:47 AM

    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...
  • Jaya's decision to free Rajiv killers: Political masterstroke or playing with fire? 20-02-2014 10:52 PM

    The Tamil Nadu government had sprung a surprise on Wednesday by announcing its decision to release all the seven convicts of Rajiv Gandhi. However, the Supreme Court has restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing the convicts. ...
  • Don't release convicts, prior consultation must: Centre to TN 20-02-2014 06:55 PM

    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...
  • Kumar Vishwas slams Rahul Gandhi for diverting attention from core issues 20-02-2014 02:40 PM

    AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Thursday slammed Rahul Gandhi for his remark that his father Rajiv Gandhi was being denied justice, saying it was a "drama" to divert people's attention from core issues like corruption. "Congress is in power since the past ten years at the centre and Sonia Gandhi...
  • Pardon to Rajiv killers can serve Jaya's political purpose 20-02-2014 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court restraining Tamil Nadu government from releasing three killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi may look like a setback for Chief Minister J Jayalalithha. Even the media and some analysts are saying that it is a huge setback. But, a very clever politician Jayalalithaa had...
  • SC restrains Tamil Nadu from releasing three Rajiv Gandhi killers 20-02-2014 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing three killers of Rajiv Gandhi. The Centre had filed an appeal against the Tamil Nadu government order releasing all seven assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Tamil Nadu government has been asked to maintain status...
  • Profile: The seven convicted killers of Rajiv Gandhi 20-02-2014 12:50 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday, restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing three killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Centre had filed an appeal against the Tamil Nadu government order releasing all seven assassins of Rajiv Gandhi. Here is a profile of the three killers whose release has...