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Pranab Mukherjee used to smoke a pipe, which he gave up later in life | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Pranab Mukherjee — ‘man who knew too much’ but was a Rahul Dravid-like ‘wall’ for Congress

Pranab Mukherjee could’ve become PM in 1984 and 2004, but didn’t. Instead, he became a Rahul Dravid-esque ‘Wall’ for the UPA, before being elected President.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at a cabinet meeting in Raipur on Thursday | Twitter

CM Baghel says aid under Nyay scheme helped farmers buy 3,000 tractors even during Covid times

Transferring Rs 1,500 cr to farmers as second instalment under Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana, CM Bhupesh Baghel says Chhattisgarh poised to see 7% growth in GDP.

Remembering Rajiv Gandhi, Mahua Moitra’s ‘lessons in civility’, how Trump reveals he’s angry

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
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Rajiv Gandhi fulfilled idea of Ram Rajya — MP Congress functionary claims in full-page ad

The move came ahead of the crucial bypolls to 25 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, for which the party has been accused of adopting soft Hindutva.
Rahul Gandhi walks towards Veer Bhumi, his father Rajiv Gandhi's memorial in New Delhi, on 20 August 2020 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to father Rajiv on his 76th birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi

Thursday marked the 76th birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, the former prime minister who was assassinated in a bomb blast in 1991.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi | Facebook

Reclaiming Indian pluralism will need annihilation of the Congress party

The Congress party didn’t do the rath yatra that led to the fall of the Babri Masjid. But it opened the gates, literally and metaphorically, to a majoritarian India.
File photo of Chandra Shekhar at his Bhondsi farmhouse | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Chandra Shekhar had ‘solved’ Ayodhya issue. But ‘petty’ Rajiv Gandhi brought his govt down

In ‘Chandra Shekhar’, Roderick Matthews writes about how the former PM had threatened to shoot anyone who touched ‘that mosque’, and even if 500 sadhus died, they would go to heaven.
Digvijaya Singh at Off the Cuff event in Delhi

‘Don’t want Lord Ram to be part of any controversy’ — Digvijaya on Congress’ stance on temple

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh defends support to Ram Temple, talks about Rajiv Gandhi's legacy & loyalty to Gandhi family.
Madras High Court

Governor to decide on release of Rajiv Gandhi case convicts after MDMA report, TN govt to HC

The Multi- Disciplinary Monitoring Agency was constituted to probe the larger conspiracy in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case involving persons of other countries.
Nalini Sriharan

Rajiv Gandhi killer Nalini, who ‘attempted suicide’, is India’s longest-serving woman convict

Prison officials have said Nalini threatened to kill herself when the jail was inquiring into a harassment complaint against her.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

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Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.