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Pranab Mukherjee was the last of a particular type of leader created by the Congress
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Pranab Mukherjee was the last of a particular type of leader created by the Congress

He was as much at home with the nitty-gritty of administrative detail, the key to ministerial success, as he was with the intricate calculations that went into party management

Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84:  A look back at former president's relationship with the Congress
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Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84: A look back at former president's relationship with the Congress

The former president presented a detailed and candid account of the one-and-half after Indira's death, leading up to his expulsion, in his memoir

Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary
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Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary

Gandhi, who was prime minister between 1984-89, was assassinated by the LTTE during an election campaign in May, 1991

NEP's private participation push, disregard for caste and gender show it as little more than echo of past policies
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NEP's private participation push, disregard for caste and gender show it as little more than echo of past policies

All our education policies have been reflective of Macaulay’s idea of creating a class of people willing to serve a larger authority.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini Sriharan attempts suicide in Vellore prison, says lawyer
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini Sriharan attempts suicide in Vellore prison, says lawyer

Her lawyer alleged torture by jail officials and urged Tamil Nadu chief minister to transfer Nalini to another prison claiming a threat to her life

Remembering Ajit Jogi: A staunch believer of sons-of-soil concept, JCC chief steered Chhattisgarh into statehood
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Remembering Ajit Jogi: A staunch believer of sons-of-soil concept, JCC chief steered Chhattisgarh into statehood

Chhattisgarh and its capital Raipur will remember Ajit Pramod Jogi, one of the few leaders from the state with high national recall, for steering the two into the 21st century with an independent identity beyond the confines of Madhya Pradesh

Congress files FIR against Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga over remarks against Rajiv Gandhi over 1984 riots; Sambit Patra says plaint will ‘expose ex-PM’
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Congress files FIR against Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga over remarks against Rajiv Gandhi over 1984 riots; Sambit Patra says plaint will ‘expose ex-PM’

The BJP hit out at the Congress over registration of an FIR in Chhattisgarh against BJP Delhi unit spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga for his remarks against Rajiv Gandhi, and said it will only 'expose' the former prime minister

Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary: Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, other political leaders pay tribute to India's sixth prime minister
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Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary: Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, other political leaders pay tribute to India's sixth prime minister

Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in Tamil Nadu on 21 May, 1991 in a suicide bombing attack

Delhi's Seelampur: Metaphor for new kind of India where Hindu-Muslim divisions are cast in steel and concrete, and political conflict mediated by the bomb
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Delhi's Seelampur: Metaphor for new kind of India where Hindu-Muslim divisions are cast in steel and concrete, and political conflict mediated by the bomb

Each galli in Seelampur is, among other things, a border between faiths and social classes. For prospect-less young people in this part of Delhi, a cohort that grew ever-faster as the economy began to splutter, the gangster and god became the only sources of agency and self-worth. The temple or the mosque offered at least a simulacrum of social respectability.

Kerala should use wisdom of progressive Muslim like Arif Mohammad Khan to battle IS-influenced radicalism rather than snub him
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Kerala should use wisdom of progressive Muslim like Arif Mohammad Khan to battle IS-influenced radicalism rather than snub him

Rather than be shunned, Arif Mohammad Khan should have been made the progressive face of change in a state which has seen the maximum number of Islamic State recruits.

Congress slams Sanjay Raut's remark on Savarkar, says Kalapani convicts who never sought British mercy deserve Bharat Ratna
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Congress slams Sanjay Raut's remark on Savarkar, says Kalapani convicts who never sought British mercy deserve Bharat Ratna

The Congress' reaction came within hours of Raut stating that those opposing the Bharat Ratna award for Savarkar should be made to spend at least two days in the erstwhile colonial prison to understand the hardships faced by him during his incarceration

'Those opposing Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar must spend two days at Andaman jail': Sanjay Raut's veiled jibe at Congress
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'Those opposing Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar must spend two days at Andaman jail': Sanjay Raut's veiled jibe at Congress

Raut's statement comes across as a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who earlier in December at Ramlila grounds in Delhi had launched a scathing attack on the Centre.

Congress leaders warn Sanjay Raut against 'false campaign' on Indira Gandhi, ask him to withdraw 'ill-informed' remark
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Congress leaders warn Sanjay Raut against 'false campaign' on Indira Gandhi, ask him to withdraw 'ill-informed' remark

The Congress leader's remark comes after Raut on Wednesday claimed that the former prime minister used to go and meet yesteryear don Karim Lala, who operated in smuggling, narcotics, gambling, forced property evictions, and extortion rackets in Mumbai for over two decades.

Madras High Court grants 15 days parole to Ravichandran, convict serving life term in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case
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Madras High Court grants 15 days parole to Ravichandran, convict serving life term in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

The petitioner submitted her son, who was convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case,had been lodged in Madurai central prison for more than 27 years, after he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Citizenship Amendment Bill is tool for BJP to further communal agenda, push demography towards Hindus: Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi
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Citizenship Amendment Bill is tool for BJP to further communal agenda, push demography towards Hindus: Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi

The CAB is basically an afterthought of NRC project taken up in Assam with the underlying objective that a Hindu population should be increased within certain vulnerable areas such as Assam, says Congress Lok Sabha MP from Nowgong in Assam Pradyut Bordoloi.

Madras HC grants 30-day parole to Robert Payas, one of the convicts serving life sentence for Rajiv Gandhi's assassination
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Madras HC grants 30-day parole to Robert Payas, one of the convicts serving life sentence for Rajiv Gandhi's assassination

Robert Payas, one of the convicts serving a life term for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi has been given parole from 25 November till 24 December by Madras High Court

Remembering TN Seshan: Behind that firmness that turned Election Commission into an institution was a softness only few saw
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Remembering TN Seshan: Behind that firmness that turned Election Commission into an institution was a softness only few saw

Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan, who passed away on Sunday aged 86, was for many a tough bureaucrat whose sense of authority and occasional rage were legendary.

Loan melas have been recipe for NPA disaster for PSBs starting with Rajiv Gandhi era; Narendra Modi govt should learn from past
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Loan melas have been recipe for NPA disaster for PSBs starting with Rajiv Gandhi era; Narendra Modi govt should learn from past

This announcement must be a Déjà vu moment for many senior and retired bank officials who would have participated in the 80’s loan melas and seen its consequences.