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Rajiv Gandhi's 77th birth anniversary: Here's how PM, Rahul Gandhi paid tributes among others
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Rajiv Gandhi's 77th birth anniversary: Here's how PM, Rahul Gandhi paid tributes among others

Several Congress leaders, including his son and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to the former Prime Minister at his memorial in Delhi.

Rajiv Gandhi birth anniversary: From being dubbed 'Mr Clean' to being a pilot, facts about India's youngest PM
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Rajiv Gandhi birth anniversary: From being dubbed 'Mr Clean' to being a pilot, facts about India's youngest PM

Gandhi was one of the few political leaders who loved to drive around himself. He even drove himself around during his electoral campaigns

Akshay Urja Diwas 2021: Date and significance of national renewable energy day
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Akshay Urja Diwas 2021: Date and significance of national renewable energy day

Apart from being an important day, it is also an awareness campaign which is aimed at educating and informing the masses about the benefits of renewable energy resources for our planet.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna to be called Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, announces PM Narendra Modi
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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna to be called Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, announces PM Narendra Modi

The Khel Ratna was earlier named after politician and India's sixth prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Rajiv Gandhi 30th Death Anniversary: Rahul, Priyanka and others pay tribute to former prime minister
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Rajiv Gandhi 30th Death Anniversary: Rahul, Priyanka and others pay tribute to former prime minister

NCP chief Sharad Pawar shared an image of Rajiv Gandhi along with a message appreciating the late prime minister's role in making India technologically advanced

Book excerpt: In The Tejas Story, a retired air marshal chronicles his experiences of test flying the LCA jets
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Book excerpt: In The Tejas Story, a retired air marshal chronicles his experiences of test flying the LCA jets

The story that comes to life through his book is that of his team of pilots and of the LCA programme itself, how it was commissioned, the challenges in the development phase and the pressure of realising the dream of domestically developing a fighter plane.

Congress veteran and ex-home minister Buta Singh passes away at 86; Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute
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Congress veteran and ex-home minister Buta Singh passes away at 86; Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute

A staunch loyalist of Rajiv Gandhi, Singh was a member of Lok Sabha for eight terms, held several positions in varied ideological dispensations at the Centre and became the Bihar governor in 2004

In upcoming memoir, Barack Obama compares Rahul Gandhi to eager student lacking aptitude, mastery
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In upcoming memoir, Barack Obama compares Rahul Gandhi to eager student lacking aptitude, mastery

In his book, Obama offered a more positive assessment of another Congress figure, former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, whom the former US president has also praised publicly.

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.