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TopicRajiv Gandhi

Topic: Rajiv Gandhi

‘SC gave medicine for our wounds’ — no tears or hugs, just relief for Rajiv Gandhi killers

After release, R. P. Ravichandran says he'll mostly take care of agricultural land belonging to his household. Lawyer of Nalini & her husband expresses relief as well.

‘Got diplomas, won awards’: What SC said as it freed 6 convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination

An SC bench, finding the conduct of the convicts in prison 'satisfactory' and taking into account other factors, ordered their release, noting they had spent over 30 years in jail.

‘Unacceptable, erroneous, untenable,’ says Congress of SC order to free Rajiv Gandhi killers

Rajiv’s daughter Priyanka had met convict Nalini 14 years ago in order to come to terms with the 'loss and violence' she had experienced.

Supreme Court frees 6 convicted of Rajiv Gandhi assassination, including Nalini Sriharan

Also released were Nalini’s husband Murugan, R.P. Ravichandran, Robert Pais, Santhan and Jaikumar; top court noted they had spent 3 decades in prison and that their conduct was satisfactory.

UPA was Rajiv Gandhi Foundation’s golden past with donations, dignitaries. Then it lost swagger

At the start, RGF trustees included Shankar Dayal Sharma, Narasimha Rao, Sam Pitroda, and even Amitabh Bachchan. Now it has one HR manager overseeing things.

Gorbachev was ‘most trusting’ of Rajiv Gandhi, gave T-72 tanks to India before some close allies

Gorbachev's outreach to countries like India, efforts to thaw relations with the US & pulling troops out of Afghanistan marked a shift in Soviet foreign and military policy.

India’s history is hidden in stamps. India-China war to Punjab, Savarkar to Naga peace

A lot of scholarship on key turning points since 1947 is available. But there's a storehouse of histories that resides in stamps—Longowal, IPKF to LTTE.

How Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins were identified: New book recounts aftermath of his death

Published by HarperCollins, 'Ninety Days: The True Story of the Hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassins' by Anirudhya Mitra will be released on 12 July on ThePrint’s Softcover.

LTTE’s ‘plan B’ to eliminate Rajiv Gandhi in New Delhi using human bomb Athirai

In '90 Days', Anirudhya Mitra writes about the thrilling chase of Rajiv Gandhi's assailants and gives a first-hand account of those turbulent days.

SC has ordered Perarivalan release, but here’s why other 6 Rajiv convicts are still in jail

Convicts sought clemency from Tamil Nadu governor in 2015. Last month, SC questioned governor’s decision to send Perarivalan’s plea to President when he himself could take the call.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.