Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicRajiv Gandhi

Topic: Rajiv Gandhi

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.

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’.

‘Need to breathe first,’ says Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict after SC release order

AG Perarivalan, convicted in Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, was released by the top court Wednesday after being imprisoned for over 30 years.

PMs’ Museum bedazzles and entertains. But it doesn’t tell us who we are

There is something to be said about the Narendra Modi-era museums and his push for big-is-best, gizmo-laden, dazzling interactive spaces for museum-starved Indians.

‘Vishwaguru’ should look in mirror: Why Ram Navami riots & bulldozers won’t help India’s stature

Can we aspire for moral stature if we respond to criticism with prickliness? The partisan would cheer, but it doesn't mean we lose ability to look within. Or stop listening to friends.

Bofors scandal – When Rajiv Gandhi’s biggest opposition was a swarm of angry journalists

In ‘The Commissioner for Lost Causes’, Arun Shourie writes about The Defamation Bill of 1988 that the press rose as one against.

‘Rajiv Gandhi ka ailan/nahi banega Khalistan’: When ad agency helped Congress score big 1984 win

Rediffusion’s ad campaign with full-throated take on fears of separatism helped propel Congress to historic victory in the wake of anti-Sikh riots & Indira Gandhi’s assassination.

I.S. Johar — the fun-loving, unconventional actor who became India’s first BAFTA nominee

Johar might be remembered for his comical roles, but he was also an astute political satirist who spared none – Gandhi family or Zia ul-Haq.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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