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1984 Bhopal gas tragedy: Four decades on, no closure in sight for victims
Opinion

1984 Bhopal gas tragedy: Four decades on, no closure in sight for victims

The story of Bhopal gas tragedy becomes more glaring and tragic in the absence of any environmental assessment, accountability, punishment or lessons learnt

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Centre files review petition in SC against release of all convicts
India

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Centre files review petition in SC against release of all convicts

On 11 November, the Supreme Court ordered the release of six convicts in the 1991 Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, after the Tamil Nadu government recommended their remission in 2016

Who is Nalini Sriharan, the sole woman convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, freed by Supreme Court?
India

Who is Nalini Sriharan, the sole woman convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, freed by Supreme Court?

Nalini Sriharan, along with her husband Murugan, had hosted two women who came from Sri Lanka to carry out the attack on Rajiv Gandhi. She had also accompanied the LTTE suicide squad to the venue where the former PM was killed

SC's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi's killers 'unacceptable and completely erroneous': Congress
India

SC's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi's killers 'unacceptable and completely erroneous': Congress

The statement by Congress came soon after the Supreme Court ordered the release of six convicts, including Nalini Sriharan and RP Ravichandran, serving life imprisonment in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Padyatra decoded: Why politicians opt for public perambulations to regain relevance
Politics

Padyatra decoded: Why politicians opt for public perambulations to regain relevance

Many leaders who find themselves at the intersection of foundering and stupefaction — have fallen back on this tactic invented and iconised by Mahatma Gandhi against the British

Uniform Civil Code: Why only a tall leader like Prime Minister Narendra Modi can execute UCC in India
India

Uniform Civil Code: Why only a tall leader like Prime Minister Narendra Modi can execute UCC in India

If Hinduism can evolve and change and become more progressive, what is stopping Muslims from doing likewise?

When Mrs Indira Gandhi introduced Lata Mangeshkar to her two little fans
Entertainment

When Mrs Indira Gandhi introduced Lata Mangeshkar to her two little fans

Everyone knows the story of how Pandit Nehru wept on hearing Lataji sing Ae mere watan ke logon on January 27, 1963. But no one knows what happened after this.

Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to father Rajiv Gandhi ahead of 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', BJP says Congress undermining Patel
India

Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to father Rajiv Gandhi ahead of 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', BJP says Congress undermining Patel

Congress is launching the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in which Rahul Gandhi will start the 3,570 km journey lasting about 150 days from Kanyakumari to Kashmir

Four cautionary tales of Congress: A title holder, a contender, a rebel and a loyalist
Politics

Four cautionary tales of Congress: A title holder, a contender, a rebel and a loyalist

The Gandhi family has shown zero tolerance towards dissent. Rahul Gandhi wants a team of his own. But he needs to begin winning and regain political turf. Yet, the biggest lesson is the Gandhi family loves a flag-waver

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, other leaders pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary
India

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, other leaders pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

Rajiv Gandhi became India's youngest Prime Minister at the age of 40 when he assumed office in October 1984. He served as the Prime Minister of India till 2 December, 1989

Sadbhavana Diwas 2022: Why Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary is celebrated as Harmony Day
India

Sadbhavana Diwas 2022: Why Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary is celebrated as Harmony Day

Sadbhavana Diwas aims to instill communal harmony, unity, brotherhood and love in the society at large

Why India needs a leader and not a ruler
India

Why India needs a leader and not a ruler

Prime Minister Modi chose to include the need to discard every speck of colonial mindset as we resolve to become a developed nation by 2047 in his Independence Day speech this year

Head-on | India @75: The new idea of India is forward-looking, diverse and free of past’s burdens
India

Head-on | India @75: The new idea of India is forward-looking, diverse and free of past’s burdens

A new idea of India is reflected in the fearless teenagers at the Chess Olympiad in Chennai, the sports heroes at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and innovative startup entrepreneurs in tech hubs around the country

'Rajiv Gandhi banned my book because of Muslim votes', Rushdie had said in a 1998 letter
World

'Rajiv Gandhi banned my book because of Muslim votes', Rushdie had said in a 1998 letter

In an open letter, which appeared in New York Times, dated 19 October 1998, he wrote, ‘I deeply resent my book being used as a political football; what should matter to you... is that you come out of this looking not only Philistine and anti-democratic but opportunistic’

Satanic Years: How the Congress govt folded before the Islamic world and banned Salman Rushdie's book in 1988
World

Satanic Years: How the Congress govt folded before the Islamic world and banned Salman Rushdie's book in 1988

The ‘Satanic’ intolerance displayed towards Nupur Sharma goes back to 1988 when India under Rajiv Gandhi became the first country to ban the import of Satanic Verses

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Nalini Sriharan moves Supreme Court seeking premature release
India

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Nalini Sriharan moves Supreme Court seeking premature release

Nalini has challenged the 17 June order of the Madras High Court, which rejected her plea for early release, and cited the apex court judgement ordering the release of co-convict AG Perarivalan while seeking to be set free

First Read | Unravelling the tale of nepotism and dynasty politics in Congress
Politics

First Read | Unravelling the tale of nepotism and dynasty politics in Congress

The book not only makes for an interesting read but should also kick off the next round of debate on how the oldest political party of India has become a family enterprise

High Court rejects plea from Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts Nalini, Ravichandran on release
India

High Court rejects plea from Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts Nalini, Ravichandran on release

The previous AIADMK cabinet had recommended for the premature release of all the seven accused in the case in September, 2018

Why Rahul Gandhi wore a bandhgala in London and Cambridge
Politics

Why Rahul Gandhi wore a bandhgala in London and Cambridge

Because it has become the template ‘Indian PM look’ abroad popularised by his father, Rajiv Gandhi

Congress courts controversy on Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary as Adhir Ranjan rakes up ‘When a big tree falls…’
Politics

Congress courts controversy on Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary as Adhir Ranjan rakes up ‘When a big tree falls…’

The Congress leader quickly tried to distance himself from the entire issue by first tweeting ‘a malicious campaign is propagated by those forces inimical to me’ and then ‘The tweet against my name in the tweeter account has nothing to do with my own observation’