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The night Rajiv Gandhi died: An eyewitness account

Rajiv Gandhi would have turned 72 on August 20. Had he lived.On a humid night 25 years ago, the former prime minister of India was murdered in cold blood by an LTTE suicide bomber.Neena Gopal was an eyewitness to the assassination, and in this exclusive extract from her new book, The Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, […]

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Explained: Rajiv Gandhi case convicts — then, now

The Centre and the Tamil Nadu Governor’s office have left a decision on their release to each other. A look at the seven convicts, their role in Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, what has changed for them, and what hasn’t. A series of recent developments have brought the spotlight back on the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi […]

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In uncharted waters

INS Viraat controversy threatens to disturb equipoise in civil-military relations. The national capital, which voted on Sunday, has an electoral symbolism that major political parties are keenly aware of. Hence, the no-holds-barred campaign rhetoric, which has set a new low in calumny and coarseness. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has targeted the Nehru-Gandhi family over […]

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Once upon a PM’s holiday

Looking back, one thing stands out: Enough questions were asked of Rajiv Gandhi when he was in power. Today, more questions are asked of the Opposition. In the thick of his campaign for the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled out another arrow from his seemingly inexhaustible quiver. At a public meeting in […]

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When Rahul tried to fix his chopper

Congress party president Rahul Gandhi, who has been busy campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections, Friday shared a photo of himself trying to ‘fix’ something on his helicopter in Himachal Pradesh’s Una. On Friday, as he travelled to Himachal Pradesh for a rally, an unexpected challenge emerged. In Una, the helicopter that he was travelling […]