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Rajiv regarded Pakistan as 'strategic buffer' against USSR: Report

Contradicting perceived proximity to the Soviet Union in the Cold War era, India under the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had toyed with the idea of supporting anti-Russian civilian groups in......

'Lalitgate like Bofors, is there a V P Singh in this government or outside?'

Lalitgate is so much like the Bofors arms scandal that eventually brought down the Rajiv Gandhi government despite his humongous parliamentary majority, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi tells......

Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary

The programme included Morning Raga recital by Pt Ripesh Mishra and Pt Rajneesh Mishra. It was followed by playing of an audio excerpt of a speech delivered by Rajiv Gandhi calling upon people for......

The curious case of a party in disarray

In 2004, Vir Bhoomi, the memorial for Rajiv Gandhi, was thronging with people on 21 May, the day he was assassinated. The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance had just come to power and......

Priyanka's laundry list: From 'RG senior to RG junior'

'Rahul has done nothing for us. Rajiv Gandhi was different. He was a great man.'In Amethi, each person knows at least five people who have spoken to Rajiv, sipped chai with him. It's a connect the......

Will Congress & BJP defend the honour of Rajiv Gandhi?

Are the political parties in India fooling us on the issue of illicit wealth parked abroad by winking at the obvious, wonders M R Venkatesh. The Stolen Asset Recovery (STAR) initiative was......

Test flights make smooth landing at Hyd airport

The first commercial test flight (A320) belonging to Kingfisher Airlines landed smoothly at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad at 3.10 pm on Tuesday. The second aircraft belonging......

What keeps Indian companies from doing good?

Constantly evolving rules and anomalies over tax treatment have constrained corporate programmes in the first year that the government's CSR mandate has been in force. On the face of it, Maneka......

In Naxal hotbed, PM initiates projects worth Rs 25,000 cr

Projects include steel plant & railway line; Modi’s visit first by a PM to the tribal belt in 30 yrs During his short visit to the Naxal hotbed of Dantewada, the first by a prime minister to......

Modi says his government is pro-poor

The PM asked MPs to remember his government’s objective was to increase the purchasing power of villagers Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government was dedicated to the......

Sunrisers Hyderabad look to consolidate their position

Bhuvneshwar Kumar of the Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrates with David Warner. Photograph: BCCI Having found a place among the top-four teams in the ongoing IPL T20 tournament, Sunrisers Hyderabad......
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Congress plans show of strength with rallies

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