Rajiv Gandhi: News

22 Jan 2023

Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Agnihotri's snarky remarks on Rahul Gandhi's take on flying

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri took to Twitter on Sunday to mock Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his statements about "flying" and his mindset of being a pilot.

21 Nov 2022

Congress Party

Congress to challenge SC order allowing Rajiv Gandhi assassins' release

The Congress has decided to challenge the Supreme Court's decision to free six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case earlier this month.

Consider us as victims not killers: Rajiv assassin post release

One of the six convicts in the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, who was released on Saturday, said that the people of north India need to look at them as the "victims" instead of "killers" or "terrorists."

#NewsBytesExplainer: How Perarivalan case made Rajiv Gandhi assassins' release possible

The Supreme Court on Friday released the last six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Congress disagrees with Sonia, slams SC decision on Rajiv killers

Congress on Friday criticized the Supreme Court's decision to release six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC orders release of all 6 convicts

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ordered the early release of all six convicts serving life imprisonment in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

06 Sep 2022

Nagesh Kukunoor

Nagesh Kukunoor to direct series based on Rajiv Gandhi's assassination

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor is all set to direct the web series Trail of an Assassin based on the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

24 Jun 2022

Maharashtra

#NewsBytesExplainer: How does anti-defection law play into the Maharashtra crisis

Amid the political crisis in Maharashtra with rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde claiming the support of a majority of party MLAs, the discussion on the anti-defection law is back in the picture.

TN: CM MK Stalin meets Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Perarivalan, mother

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday raised many eyebrows after he hosted unusual guests in Chennai.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC orders Perarivalan's release

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered release of AG Perarivalan, a life-term convict, who served over 30 years in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case.

10 Apr 2022

Mayawati

Congress must worry about itself: Mayawati on Rahul Gandhi's comments

Mayawati, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo, slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday, a day after he alleged she "didn't respond" to his election alliance offer for the recent UP Assembly elections.

20 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

Rajiv Gandhi's farsighted policies helped build modern India: Rahul Gandhi

Congress on Friday paid rich tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his 77th birth anniversary, with Rahul Gandhi saying that the former prime minister was a man with a tremendous vision, whose farsighted policies helped build modern India.

29 Jan 2021

Twitter

Kangana Ranaut set to play former PM Indira Gandhi

Actor Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in an upcoming political drama to be directed by Sai Kabir.

23 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

31 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced it was setting up a panel to investigate the alleged wrongdoings of three trusts of the Gandhi family — namely Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

Priyanka Gandhi asked to vacate government bungalow by August 1

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday asked to vacate her government-allocated Lodhi Estate house in New Delhi by August 1.

19 Jun 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi: Health Minister's condition deteriorates, put on oxygen support

The medical condition of Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain has deteriorated and he has been put on oxygen support, days after testing positive for coronavirus.

16 Jun 2020

Twitter

Delhi's Health Minister admitted after fever, breathlessness; COVID-19 results awaited

In a worrisome turn of events, Satyendar Jain, Delhi's Health Minister, was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital after he developed a high fever and had difficulty breathing — both symptoms of the dangerous COVID-19 disease.

07 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Corona app: Hospitals claim 'no vacancy'; allege app issues

Amid reports of a data mismatch between the Delhi government and COVID-19 hospitals in the national capital regarding the availability of beds, several hospitals have reiterated that they have no beds available.

08 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Delhi Elections: Congress' Alka Lamba slaps AAP worker

Congress leader Alka Lamba, who is contesting from Chandni Chowk constituency, lost cool on workers of her former party — the Aam Aadmi Party after comments were allegedly passed on her son.

03 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament

Mere days after he made controversial remarks about Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protests, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Parvesh Verma referred to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as "Rajiv Feroze Khan."

26 Jan 2020

Twitter

Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls

Delhi is set to go to polls on February 8, and electioneering has reached its peak.

23 Jan 2020

Sonia Gandhi

Nirbhaya's mother supports Kangana Ranaut's statement against Indira Jaising

Asha Devi, the mother of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder victim, has supported Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for slamming a senior lawyer, who asked Devi to forgive the convicts.

18 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

'Dynast' Rahul can't defeat 'self-made' Modi: Ramachandra Guha's sharp remark

Historian Ramachandra Guha has joined the long list of critics of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, going as far as saying that Kerala's Wayanad committed a disaster by electing him.

18 Jan 2020

India

Nirbhaya's mother slams Indira Jaising for saying 'forgive the rapists'

Senior lawyer Indira Jaising made a case for rapists of Nirbhaya saying the mother of the deceased 23-year-old physiotherapy intern should forgive the convicts.

30 Dec 2019

DNA

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

Do you remember the last time our politicians were decent in public fora? Yeah, we neither! And this year, insanity and absurdness on public platforms touched new lows, courtesy the general elections.

28 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

CAA cut-off 2014 because Modi became PM: Assam Finance Minister

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) continue to rage across the nation, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addressed a rally over the contentious legislation in Morigaon district.

02 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

Weeks after losing SPG cover, Priyanka Gandhi suffered security breach

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra suffered a minor security breach at her residence in Delhi's Lodhi Estate, last week.

28 Nov 2019

India

PM Modi avoids hotels, stays at airports during transit: Shah

On Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing the Lok Sabha, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not stay at luxury hotels while halting in night for technical reasons or aircraft refuelling, during his foreign visits. He opts to rest and take a bath at airport terminals, instead.

27 Nov 2019

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill.

Ayodhya verdict: Displeased Owaisi says Muslims should reject 5-acre-land offer

The chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Asaduddin Owaisi, is unhappy and angry at the Supreme Court.

27 Oct 2019

Tamil Nadu

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini starts hunger-strike, demands release

Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, went on a hunger strike on Saturday demanding release, reports ANI.

19 Sep 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Haven't joined Congress, didn't give written resignation either: Alka Lamba

Earlier this month, rebel AAP MLA Alka Lamba called it quits with the party, putting an end to her six-year-long journey. But, on Wednesday she claimed she hasn't given her "written resignation".

Ram Jethmalani: A look at his most famous cases

Ram Jethmalani, widely regarded as the doyen of criminal law, passed away on Sunday at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

08 Sep 2019

Madras High Court

Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani passes away. He was 95

Celebrated lawyer and former Union Law Minister Ram Jethmalani passed away on Sunday morning at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

06 Sep 2019

Twitter

Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

After a long-standing feud with the top brass of Aam Aadmi Party, Alka Lamba announced on Friday that she is quitting the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

29 Aug 2019

Twitter

Congress looking for social media head: Here are top contenders

Congress has finally woken up from its slumber, or so it seems. The party, which was decimated in the Lok Sabha polls, has launched a hunt for its social media head.

25 Aug 2019

India

In Arun Jaitley, India has lost a legal luminary

Arun Jaitley, 66, donned many hats during his life. Starting off as a student leader and going on to handle key ministries like Finance and Defense in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, Jaitley's journey has been spectacular.

20 Aug 2019

Pranab Mukherjee

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.

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