Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: assassination

Why Supreme Court ordered release of Rajiv assassination convict A.G. Perarivalan

Citing ‘inordinate’ delay in clemency plea of A.G. Perarivalan, who has spent over 30 years in jail, SC invoked extraordinary powers under Article 142 to do ‘complete justice’.

Cliched, monotonous, lazy — ‘Why I Killed Gandhi’ is not worth the hype

Based on Nathuram Godse's statement in court, Ashok Tyagi's 'Why I Killed Gandhi' starring NCP MP is an attempt to complicate the legacy of Gandhi's assassinator.

US weighs immunity request for Saudi crown prince MBS in alleged assassination plot

The case accuses MBS of deploying operatives in the US to track down Saad Aljabri, a former high-level official, and then dispatching a team to murder him.

Top Iranian nuclear scientist’s assassination & how it will impact US diplomacy in Middle East

In episode 629 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta says Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s assassination is a political move on a ‘deadly, global strategic chessboard’.

Sheikh Mujib’s brutal assassin hid in Bengal for 20 years as a teacher, wife had ‘no idea’

Abdul Majed lived under the alias Ahmed Ali. He went missing in February, and wife Zareena only found out the truth via newspapers after his arrest near Dhaka.

Why Partap Singh Kairon, man behind Punjab’s industrial and agricultural growth, was killed

As development minister and then CM, Kairon boosted higher education and restored communal harmony in Punjab. Then, he was killed by 3 men in February 1965.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini demands release, stages hunger strike

Nalini, lodged in prison for the last 28 years, was last released from prison on parole on July 25, after the court had granted her parole for 30 days.

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT chargesheet names Sanatan Sanstha as organisation behind crime

SIT chargesheet says Goa-based radical Hindu organisation Sanatan Sanstha killed Gauri Lankesh as part of a larger conspiracy to eliminate liberals and rationalists.

Tamil Nadu govt wants Rajiv Gandhi’s killers freed: Dangerous populism or liberal gesture?

Tamil Nadu government has recommended the release of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to the Governor, saying it is in...

First attempt to kill Gauri Lankesh was in June 2017, but aborted over ‘logistical issues’

The latest suspect to be arrested, Suresh H.L., alleged torture by police, with his lawyer claiming he had been forced to confess.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.