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Sunil Dutt, the legendary actor & director who joined politics on Rajiv Gandhi’s request

On his 14th death anniversary, ThePrint remembers Sunil Dutt, his path-breaking films and political career.
Kargil War

The lesser-known events in India and Pakistan leading up to the Kargil war of 1999

This day, 24 May, marks the 20th anniversary of the conflict that brought the two volatile neighbours on the brink of nuclear war.
File photo of Rajiv Gandhi | Robert Nickelsberg/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

28 years after Rajiv Gandhi’s death, a look back at the LTTE-Lanka nexus that killed him

The IPKF was described as ‘Innocent People Killing Force’ in posters on Colombo’s streets. Prabhakaran took revenge on Rajiv for sending the IPKF.

Congress leaders and party workers pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi paid homage to his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary on Tuesday at his memorial, Veer Bhoomi, here. Rahul was accompanied by his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior Congress leaders. In a tweet, Rahul remembered his father as a gentle person who taught him to forgive and never hate. "My father was gentle, loving, kind & affectionate. He taught me to love & respect all beings. To never hate. To forgive. I miss him. On his death anniversary, I remember my father with love & gratitude," he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary. "Tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary," Modi tweeted. This comes after Modi dubbed Rajiv Gandhi "bhrashtachari no 1" (corrupt no 1)...
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Rajiv Gandhi – the ‘unwilling’ PM who laid the foundation of a modern India

On his 28th death anniversary, ThePrint remembers Rajiv Gandhi, his years as the prime minister and the controversies he got embroiled in.
Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Clouds muddle Modi’s 2019 mission as a Met Gala meme reveals Mamata’s thin skin

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Narendra Modi’s use of ‘polarisation’ cloud, and Rahul Gandhi’s early start for 2024

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Supreme Court’s ‘stinking’ clean chit, and bed of thorns for Rahul Gandhi

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

As Modi attacks Rajiv Gandhi, spotlight is on INS Viraat’s glorious history as naval warship

INS Viraat, in her earlier avatar, won the Falklands War against Argentina in 1982 for the Royal Navy. She was decommissioned in 2017.
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When Rajiv Gandhi had a whale of a time in Lakshadweep… and performed a ‘heroic’ act

During his alleged lavish holiday in December 1987, former PM Rajiv Gandhi is also said to have jumped into a lagoon and saved an injured beached whale.

On Camera

You know who’s really going local? Not RWA uncles, but Indian millennials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan three months ago, but India’s millennials have been vocal for local for some time now.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.