HRD Ministry is working to boost the standing of government schools by making them equipped with latest information communication and technology (ICT) services through which parents will receive messages on their mobile phone about the attendance, homework and academic performance of their wards.
Addressing the masses at Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award function, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday put forth his views on rise in communal tensions in the country while appealing people to unite.
The country fondly remembered former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader.
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, members of her family and party leaders and workers paid floral tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary at Vir Bhumi here on Wednesday.
Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has alleged that the US exerted pressure on then prime minister Manmohan Singh in the choice of his ministers and also claimed that CIA agents had "penetrated deep into every sphere of decision and policy making of the UPA regime".
With former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh creating a row with his comments about former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, daughter of President Pranab Mukherjee Sharmistha Mukherjee on Sunday slammed Singh saying it was not in good taste.
Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday slammed former union minister K Natwar Singh over his claim that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi decided to send the Indian Peace Keeping Force to Sri Lanka without taking his cabinet colleagues into confidence.
Former external affairs minister and a staunch Congress supporter Natwar Singh on Friday put a stamp over the much talked about `dynastic rule` in the Congress party by saying that there is no `number one, two or three` in the grand old party as the Gandhi family rules it leaving rest of the party leaders at a much lower level.
The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Centre on a plea by S Nalini, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, challenging the law mandating Centre`s approval for her release and that of six other convicts.
The Nehru-Gandhi clan, that has steadfastly held the political mantle of India for most number of times in more than six decades, had to defer the decision to announce its fourth heir in the row - Rahul Gandhi - as the prime ministerial candidate of the country’s oldest political party.
Narendra Modi had no intention of insulting former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and had only cited the "fact" that he had publicly snubbed the then Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Anjaiah in 1982 during a visit to the state, BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said.