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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)

IITs, IIMs, ISRO result of Nehru’s vision: Rajasthan CM

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said, the strides that India has made in the fields of information technology resulting in a digital revolution is because of the vision and thoughts of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
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Former PM Rajiv Gandhi at Palam airport on December 17, 1985.(HT File Photo)
Former PM Rajiv Gandhi at Palam airport on December 17, 1985.(HT File Photo)

Evidence ignored to appease vote bank, claims new book

By Chetan Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 08:00 AM IST
In the book, Kanth said that a year before Gandhi’s assassination, another similar murder of a political leader held many crucial clues.
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Perarivalan, convicted in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, is serving a life-term at Puzhal Central Prison near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.(File photo)
Perarivalan, convicted in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, is serving a life-term at Puzhal Central Prison near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.(File photo)

Supreme Court extends Rajiv Gandhi case convict AG Perarivalan’s parole by a week

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:28 PM IST
A three- judge bench headed by Justice LN Rao granted the parole to the convict on November 23 for a medical check-up.
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ahmed Patel.(PTI File)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ahmed Patel.(PTI File)

Ahmed Patel, Congress’ crisis manager: Five instances of how he was a problem solver

By Sunetra Choudhury | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:21 AM IST
Patel had cordial ties with leaders from other parties; even younger leaders from the Congress found him approachable
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DMK president MK Stalin.(PTI File)
DMK president MK Stalin.(PTI File)

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: DMK leader MK Stalin meets Tamil Nadu governer, urges him to release prisoners

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:55 PM IST
For over a decade, political parties and activists have been demanding the release of the convicts—Nalini Sriharan, V Sriharan alias Murugan, AG Perarivalan, Santhan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas and P Ravichandran
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Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991(File Photo)
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991(File Photo)

Rajiv Gandhi case convict Perarivalan gets a week’s parole from SC for medical check-up

By Abraham Thomas| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 01:28 PM IST
The order came on a petition filed by Perarivalan where he has challenged the delay on his remission plea pending with Governor since 2015.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on the latter's birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi, India on Thursday, August 20, 2020. (HT Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on the latter's birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi, India on Thursday, August 20, 2020. (HT Photo)

‘Unacceptable’: Tamil Nadu Congress slams parties demanding release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral | Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 03:42 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Congress chief KS Alagairi said if the Rajiv Gandhi case convicts are released, a demand would arise for the release of all “murder convicts” who have spent over 25 years in prison. Congress’ Tamil Nadu ally DMK is among parties seeking release of Rajiv Gandhi case convicts.
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A man gives a swab sample for coronavirus detection tests, at Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital in Defense Colony, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A man gives a swab sample for coronavirus detection tests, at Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital in Defense Colony, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt orders 22 hospitals to add over 1,100 Covid beds

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 12:12 AM IST
Almost 75% of all intensive care unit beds — with or without ventilators — were occupied as on Friday evening, according to the Delhi government’s Delhi Corona App, while over 48% of Covid-19 beds were occupied.
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About 7,840 youths have won various prizes. A laptop was given in every district to the winner of the first prize while a cell phone and a tablet were given to winners of the second and the third prizes. (Videograb)
About 7,840 youths have won various prizes. A laptop was given in every district to the winner of the first prize while a cell phone and a tablet were given to winners of the second and the third prizes. (Videograb)

With a quiz in UP, Congress presents ‘facts’ about its role in nation-building

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 01:42 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) organised the quiz contest on September 13 and 14. The prizes were given on Sunday.
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Sudha Bharadwaj in Pune, India, October 27, 2018)(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Sudha Bharadwaj in Pune, India, October 27, 2018)(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

There is an environment of fear in India. The State must renew the commitment to rights

UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 07:55 PM IST
The action against a range of intellectuals and activists and journalists — Sudha Bharadwaj, Anand Teltumbde, Stan Swamy, Apoorvanand, Harsh Mander are among the better-known examples — indicates that the space for free expression and dissent is jeopardised
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According to Goodall, Gandhi had failed to revivify the Congress party, had become aloof and inaccessible to party workers, lacked “any profoundly thought-out political philosophy of his own”, and was ineffectual in foreign affairs.(HT file photo)
According to Goodall, Gandhi had failed to revivify the Congress party, had become aloof and inaccessible to party workers, lacked “any profoundly thought-out political philosophy of his own”, and was ineffectual in foreign affairs.(HT file photo)

UK believed Rajiv Gandhi ran ‘oriental court’, was ‘king among courtiers’

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 11:20 PM IST
The confidential assessment of Gandhi’s tenure in office was penned by the British high commissioner in New Delhi, David Goodall, and welcomed in the Foreign Office in London as an “astute and perceptive analysis”. It has now been declassified and released by National Archives.
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Babu Shivan was 54.
Babu Shivan was 54.

Tamil director Babu Shivan dies at 54 due to liver-related ailments

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 12:02 PM IST
Tamil filmmaker Babu Shivan was diagnosed with liver and kidney ailments and breathed his last on Wednesday. He made his directorial debut with Vijay-starrer Vettaikkaran in 2009 and ventured into television to director Tamil serial Rasathi.
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Participation is open for people between the ages of 16 and 22 years. Already, five lakh aspirants have registered and the process is on. (HT File photo)
Participation is open for people between the ages of 16 and 22 years. Already, five lakh aspirants have registered and the process is on. (HT File photo)

Congress’ Rajiv Gandhi quiz for youth in UP; laptop, tablet among prizes

By Pankaj Jaiswal | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 09:51 AM IST
The Congress began the quiz last year with the aim of winning over young voters, holding it in the physical mode in the inaugural year.
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Pranab Mukherjee: While Mukherjee would say that the Prime Minister’s office was not for him, it was widely believed that his biggest ambition was the Prime Minister’s office in the leafy corner of the South Block.(PTI)
Pranab Mukherjee: While Mukherjee would say that the Prime Minister’s office was not for him, it was widely believed that his biggest ambition was the Prime Minister’s office in the leafy corner of the South Block.(PTI)

Pranab Mukherjee: The vice-captain who went on to be referee

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:47 AM IST
Pranab Mukherjee leaves behind a rich legacy of old-school politics, three children, countless friends across parties and a diary—the only chronicle of his life from a nondescript village in undivided Bengal to the ultimate edifices of federal power.
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The Congress is once again in the news due to internal political contestation.(HTPHOTO)
The Congress is once again in the news due to internal political contestation.(HTPHOTO)

To revive the Congress, leaders must return to the grassroots

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Instead of seeking a synergy of the “old and new”, Rahul Gandhi will have to find a way to involve those who believe in the grassroots struggles. If he does not want to do so, then the family will have to search for and support a new leadership.
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Rahul Gandhi was addressing party workers in Chhattisgarh via video conference on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)
Rahul Gandhi was addressing party workers in Chhattisgarh via video conference on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)

There’ll be no jobs in a few months: Rahul Gandhi

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 04:24 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi added that 90% of employment in India is generated by an unorganised economy.
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Chhattisgarh Congress to construct party offices in 22 districts of the state

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 04:08 PM IST
The party’s offices will be renovated or expanded in the remaining six districts with donations from party workers and leaders. All of them will be known as Rajiv Bhawans
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi.(ANI Twitter)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi.(ANI Twitter)

‘Incredibly proud to have him as my father’: Rahul’s tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 11:04 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi tweeted his tribute to his father. “We miss him today and everyday,” the tweet read.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary.(ANI)

PM Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 10:39 AM IST
Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of India when he assumed office in October 1984. He served as the Prime Minister of India till December 2, 1989.
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Angad Bedi is currently seen in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.
Angad Bedi is currently seen in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.

Angad Bedi on 1984 riots: ‘We were asked to leave Delhi and leave the country, if need be’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 07:26 AM IST
Angad Bedi opens up on facing hardships during the 1984 riots, insisting he does not want to talk about his own struggles.
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The restlessness of talented people in the Congress today is largely the work of its fixation with the Nehru-Gandhi name, which has undoubtedly kept it from falling apart, besides fetching it power on Sonia Gandhi’s watch from 2004 to 2014.(PTI)
The restlessness of talented people in the Congress today is largely the work of its fixation with the Nehru-Gandhi name, which has undoubtedly kept it from falling apart, besides fetching it power on Sonia Gandhi’s watch from 2004 to 2014.(PTI)

The many rebellions of Congress leaders

By Vinod Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 04:38 AM IST
Albeit on a much smaller scale, the clamor -- it seemed to lose steam after the initial burst on Twitter by Congress leaders of Pilot’s generation -- to not let him leave was reminiscent of 1999.
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Artists in costume at Karsevak Puram ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram Janmabhumi temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Artists in costume at Karsevak Puram ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram Janmabhumi temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)

MP Congress to send silver bricks to be used in construction of Ram temple

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Kamal Nath welcomed the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, but gave its credit to Congress leader and former PM late Rajiv Gandhi.
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Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath said Lord Ram is at the centre of everybody’s faith.
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath said Lord Ram is at the centre of everybody’s faith.

Ram temple coming up with consent of every Indian, says Congress leader Kamal Nath

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Nath’s colleague Digvijaya Singh said former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi also wanted the temple to come up.
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Looking back, Narasimha Rao can truly be called the father of economic reforms in India,” the former prime minister said.
Looking back, Narasimha Rao can truly be called the father of economic reforms in India,” the former prime minister said.

Narasimha Rao can truly be called father of economic reforms in India: Manmohan Singh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Recalling that he as finance minister in the Narasimha Rao cabinet had dedicated his first budget to the memory of Rajiv Gandhi, Singh said the 1991 budget changed India in many ways as it ushered in economic reforms and liberalisation.
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A health worker conducts a coronavirus test, from the collected swab samples, at Turkman Gate, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A health worker conducts a coronavirus test, from the collected swab samples, at Turkman Gate, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Covid19: Delhi govt to add 600 more ICU beds by month end

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 03:07 AM IST
“A detailed plan has been drafted for adding more than 600 ICU beds in Covid hospitals under the Delhi government by July 31,” said the senior government official.
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Five years ago, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot were considered its future. Youthful, charming, popular, articulate and equally fluent in Hindi and English(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Five years ago, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot were considered its future. Youthful, charming, popular, articulate and equally fluent in Hindi and English(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

The Congress needs to look at its own history, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 08:41 PM IST
Four generations of Nehru-Gandhis have become congress presidents — and on two occasions prime minister — while still in their forties
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Vishvendra Singh was recently removed from Rajasthan Cabinet.(Facebook)
Vishvendra Singh was recently removed from Rajasthan Cabinet.(Facebook)

‘Rajiv Gandhi was handsome, spoke good English’: Rebel MLA’s jibe at Gehlot

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 05:21 PM IST
This tweet came following Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s remark on July 15, when without naming Pilot, he said leaders from new generation have become Union ministers and state chiefs without much toil.
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The public hospitals include five each under the Delhi government and central government and one under a municipal corporation. The numbers include ICU beds with and without ventilators.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The public hospitals include five each under the Delhi government and central government and one under a municipal corporation. The numbers include ICU beds with and without ventilators.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

In a month, Delhi increased ICU beds three-fold

By Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 02:35 AM IST
The 115 private hospitals in the city that had Covid-19 wards accounted for 1,325 ICU beds, almost double the number in the 11 public hospitals.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks with a person via video call during a visit to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital at Dilshad Garden, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks with a person via video call during a visit to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital at Dilshad Garden, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Rajiv Gandhi hospital discharges 1,000th patient, increases ICU beds to 200

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited the hospital on Monday evening in a bid to observe a landmark at the hospital – the release of the 1,000th Covid-19 patient, who has recovered from the viral infection.
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India’s diplomatic energies should not get diffused at a time when the primary area of concern must be domestic(AP)
India’s diplomatic energies should not get diffused at a time when the primary area of concern must be domestic(AP)

Domestic constraints will impinge on the China policy |Opinion

By Vivek Katju
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 07:55 PM IST
China is India’s greatest strategic threat. Counter it, but retain the focus on Covid-19, economy, social cohesion
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