Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
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Topic: Rajiv Gandhi

SC extends parole of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Perarivalan by a week

The top court was hearing the plea of 46-year-old Perarivalan seeking suspension of his life sentence. The parole granted to him by the Madras HC was ending Monday.

Guns, Swedes and the Gandhis — how the Bofors scam tested the limits of the CBI’s power

In ‘A Road Well Travelled’, former CBI chief R.K. Raghavan writes about investigating the 2002 Gujarat riots, Bofors scam and cricket match-fixing scandal.

Appu Ghar, India’s first amusement park, was all about the thrill of something new

From bumper cars to the bhoot bangla, Appu Ghar's rides may not seem like much today, but for children in the '80s, it was wonderland.

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, an advertisement for unity in diversity and India’s unofficial anthem

The six-minute song was sung in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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.

Defence

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.
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