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2 days ago
TN 'will argue for release of Rajiv assassination case convicts'

Chennai, June 15 (IANS) The case relating to the release of seven convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case is in the Supreme Court and the state government will try to secure their release, said a Tamil Nadu Minister. Queried about the rejection by President Ram Nath Kovind of Tamil Nadu's request to release the convicts, state Minister for Law, Courts and Pris...

2 days ago
Congress invites proposals for Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Congress on Friday invited proposals for the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award, which is given for outstanding contribution to promote peace, communal harmony and fight against terrorism and violence. The award, given on former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's birthday on August 20, carries a citation and Rs 10 lakh cash to be given either to persons or in...

4 days ago
Congress was always anti-OBC, wants to reduce quota: Jaitley

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Making a scathing attack on the Congress, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday accused it of always being anti-OBC and said it wanted to reduce the OBC reservation quota. Jaitley said the Congress was becoming more and more ideology-less and anti-Modism was becoming its only ideology. In a Facebook post, he said the Congress had suddenly found love f...

6 days ago
Rajnath directs PM's security be enhanced

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) In wake of recent Maoist threat of assassinating Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday directed security agencies and departments concerned to strengthen his security. The Minister's order came during a high-level meeting attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Intelligence Bureau...

6 days ago
Bring Netaji Bose's remains to India: Daughter Anita

London, June 11 (IANS) The remains of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose should be brought to India from Japan, said the daughter of the Indian freedom fighter, Anita Bose Pfaff. I hope that we get closure on this matter and that we get the remains returned and I hope we can do this without controversy because that would be the worst thing we could do for Netaji's memory, Bose-Pfaff, an economis...

8 days ago
Probe Maoist threat to PM, avoid petty politics: Congress

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the issue of Maoist threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be investigated and not used for petty politics. Briefing the media here, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said a threat to the security and the safety of the Prime Minister cannot be dismissed lightly even if it is a rumour...

8 days ago
Shantaram Naik, Goa's 'original' Congress leader, dies

Panaji, June 9 (IANS) Known for his steady flow of incisive press notes and, therefore, invariably billed as a 'paper tiger' by rivals in the BJP, former state Congress president Shantaram Naik died on Saturday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 72 and is survived by wife Beena and son Archit. Naik, who relinquished charge as the state Congress president in April, died on the...

9 days ago
Threat to PM: Maoists fighting lost battle, says Rajnath

Jammu, June 8 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday dismissed Maoists' alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the left-wing extremists are fighting a lost battle and that PM's security is top priority of the government. The Minister said the reported Maoist plan to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a hollow threat. Security of the...

9 days ago
Maoist plan to assassinate Modi hollow threat: Rajnath

Jammu, June 8 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's security was the top priority of the government and a reported Maoist plan to assassinate him was a hollow threat. Security of the Prime Minister is the top priority. Maoists are fighting a lost battle. Maoist insurgency has considerably come down, the Home Minister said. At ...

9 days ago
Maoists plot to assassinate Modi, Fadnavis: Police

Pune, June 8 (IANS) Police, investigating the Maoist links to the Koregaon-Bhima caste riots, have stumbled upon letters that point to plans to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, officials said here on Friday. Police have also released pictures of four more persons involved in the Koregaon-Bhima riots of January 1, that left one per...

10 days ago
Afghanistan whitewash Bangladesh in T20I series

Dehradun, June 8 (IANS) Afghanistan whitewashed Bangladesh 3-0 in the T20I series as they pipped their opponents by one run in the third and final match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. With the issue going to the final delivery of the thrilling match, Afghanistan held their nerves to dish out a fantastic bowling and fielding show as Bangladesh missed t...

12 days ago
Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets in 2nd T20I

Dehradun, June 5 (IANS) Afghanistan took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series as they defeated Bangladesh by six wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, Bangladesh managed to put a paltry 134/8 as Afghanistan leggie Rashid Khan shattered the opponent's batting line up with figures of 4/12. It was only Ta...

14 days ago
Vijay Mahajan new CEO of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Vijay Mahajan will be the new Secretary and CEO of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Director of Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS), a foundation release said on Sunday. According to the release, Mahajan is a social entrepreneur and had founded NGO PRADAN, which motivates young professionals to work at the grassroots to promote livelihood of th...

17 days ago
Can't recall vendetta politics in Vajpayee, UPA era: Chidambaram

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that it was not correct to say that every new government embarks on vendetta against the previous government, citing examples of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh governments. Chidambaram, who handled the Fianance and Home portfolios at different times in the two Congress-led United Progressive Alliance ...

21 days ago
I am vocal about gender equality because we need to change: Aditi Rao Hydari

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari knows she has no one making films for her or planning her career but she has a huge sense of belief in herself -- which makes her take fearless decisions. She feels strongly about girls' education because, through it, her community and the whole nation prospers. I live in the moment and I'm always looking forward. I have been w...

23 days ago
Floating restaurant capsizes off Mumbai, no casualties

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Popular floating restaurant 'Ark Deck Bar', off the coast near Bandra here, capsized and sank partially on Friday evening under the possible impact of huge tidal waves trigged by the Mekunu Cyclone, police said. At least 15 people on board, mostly crew, were immediately rescued as the vessel tilted dangerously this evening and were taken ashore in small motorboats, ...

23 days ago
Nuclear tests were India's most defining moment: John Abraham

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Vicky Donor was on sperm donation, Madras Cafe was around the Sri Lankan civil war and Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran is on India's 1998 nuclear tests. The subjects may seem fit for documentaries, but actor John Abraham -- the common factor as the producer of the films -- says his motive is to make commercially entertaining, engaging and non-formulaic cinema. Par...

26 days ago
Taj Mahal, Mumbai Sea Link among top 10 travellers' choices

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The eternal monument to love, the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai figure among the Top 10 TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards of 2018 for most visited and popular tourist landmarks, it was announced here on Tuesday. The other top Indian monuments in the list of awards include: Amber Fort in Jaipur, Golden Temple of Amritsar...

27 days ago
Unlike Modi, Rajiv Gandhi very tall leader: Antony

Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Rajiv Gandhi was a very tall leader unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress agenda is to see that Modi is ousted from power since he has butchered the sanctity of democracy, senior Congress leader A.K. Antony said on Monday. Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister sacrificed Congress governments in then troubled Punjab, Assam, and Mizoram to ensure t...

27 days ago
Father taught me to love and respect all: Rahul

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday remembered his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary saying it was he who taught him to love and respect all beings. Rahul Gandhi in a tweet on Monday said: My father taught me that hate is a prison for those who carry it. Today, on his death anniversary, I thank him for teaching me t...

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