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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini Sriharan surrenders in Vellore after being out of jail on ordinary leave for 52 days
Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, surrendered at a prison in Tamil Nadu, after being out of the jail for 52 days on ordinary leave granted by the Madras High Court.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Madras High Court rejects parole extension of convict Nalini Sriharan
The Madras High Court refused to extend the parole granted to Nalini Sriharan, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case
‘Time to say goodbye’: Alka Lamba resigns from AAP after being at odds with party members for some time
She started her political career with the Congress, and had served the party in various capacities for around 20 years before joining the AAP
Day after Sonia Gandhi flays Narendra Modi, top Congressmen say strategy to demonise PM counterproductive
A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi flayed Narendra Modi for 'misusing the public mandate' for creating an 'atmosphere of terror', several key faces in the party have called the strategy of levelling personal attacks on the prime minister counterproductive.
Rajiv Gandhi did not use massive poll mandate in 1984 to create fear, destroy institutions, says Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi said standing up for the values that were dear to Rajiv Gandhi would be the best tribute to him on his 75th birth anniversary.
Sonia Gandhi to address political leaders, party workers on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary
As a part of celebrations to commemorate Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi will address a gathering of leaders, party workers from across the country and artists at a special event.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Madras HC directs Tamil Nadu govt's reply on plea seeking extension of convict Nalini Sriharan’s parole
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber at an election rally in Sriperumbudur area of Kanchipuram district in the state on 21 May, 1991
'Unpleasant trends of growing intolerance, polarisation can damage polity': Manmohan Singh on Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary
Remembering former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Manmohan Singh said the 'unpleasant trends' propelled by hatred are repugnant to promotion of peace, national integration and communal harmony.
Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary: Gandhi family, Narendra Modi, Rajnath pay tribute to former PM on Twitter
Earlier today, several senior leaders from The Congress party including interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former President of India Pranab Mukherjee and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial ‘Vir Bhumi’ in New Delhi.
KS Komireddi is a gifted writer but he arms himself with opinions and prejudices. Although he tries to be fair they get in the way of his judgement and lead to contradictions.
Amarinder Singh slams Sukhbir Singh Badal for spreading ‘lies’ about former PM Rajiv Gandhi on 1984 anti-Sikh riots
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh slammed Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal for spreading "lies" about former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.