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Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC dismisses plea seeking to stop Tamil Nadu's move to release 7 convicts

The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a plea seeking directions not to proceed with the Tamil Nadu Government's decision of premature release of seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. 

May 09, 2019, 13:47 PM IST

BJP on Rajiv Gandhi: Instruction to kill came from his office

By referring Nanavati report, BJP said that Instruction to kill came from Rajiv Gandhi's office.

May 09, 2019, 12:28 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1996 Lok Sabha election

While Narasimha Rao campaigned on the economic reforms that his government had undertaken in the last five years, the Bharatiya Janata Party talked about Hinduism and against the government's stand on foreign investment appealing for restrictions on them. 

Apr 09, 2019, 11:17 AM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1991 Lok Sabha election

The 1991 elections have also been referred to as the 'Mandal-Mandir' elections as the main two main focus points were the Mandal Commission report that was implemented in 1990 and the Rath Yatras being done for the demand of the construction of the Ram Mandir.

Apr 06, 2019, 18:04 PM IST

AIADMK, DMK promise to free Rajiv Gandhi's killers; what does the Election Commission's norm say

As political battles heat up on the ground ahead of the Lok Sabha election, releasing the assassins of Rajiv Gandhi has emerged as one of the top poll planks for the Tamil Nadu-based parties.

Mar 20, 2019, 15:19 PM IST

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Nalini Sriharan writes to Tamil Nadu CM for early release of all 7 convicts

In a letter to the CM, Sriharan wrote to use the current political opportunity to release them as this is their only last hope to live their life.

Feb 23, 2019, 21:31 PM IST

Kerala BJP chief gets letter threatening Rajiv Gandhi-like assassination

The Kerala unit chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday received a death threat through a letter from Mumbai.

Nov 03, 2018, 19:44 PM IST

Don't release Rajiv killers till plea in SC is disposed of: Victims' kin urge TN governor

The attack on May 21, 1991, killed the former prime minister and 15 people.

Sep 26, 2018, 22:20 PM IST

Tamil outfits rally against Governor over release of Rajiv case convicts; Raj Bhavan silent

Pro-Tamil outfits say the Governor is acting under pressure from north India.

Sep 14, 2018, 19:11 PM IST

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Governor will reject Tamil Nadu govt recommendation, says Subramanian Swamy

Swamy said, "It's a recommendation only, not binding on Tamil Nadu Governor. He has the sole discretion. I am sure he`ll go through the record. Given his scholarly habit, he`ll reject the recommendation."

Sep 10, 2018, 00:27 AM IST

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC to hear convict's plea in October

The Supreme Court today said it would hear in October a plea by one of the convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, regarding the status of probe by the CBI-led Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) into conspiracy behind the murder.

Aug 17, 2018, 15:59 PM IST

Rajiv Gandhi killers' cannot be released: Centre tells Supreme Court

Releasing convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case will set dangerous precedents, said Centre.


Aug 10, 2018, 11:34 AM IST

Mother of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassin seeks mercy killing for son Perarivalan

This comes after President Ram Nath Kovind reportedly rejected Tamil Nadu government's plea to release seven Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts.

Jun 17, 2018, 07:08 AM IST

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini's plea for early release rejected by Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Friday rejected the plea of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination convict Nalini Sriharan in which she had sought premature release.

Apr 27, 2018, 11:30 AM IST

We have 'completely forgiven' father's killers: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi has said that his family has completely forgiven Rajiv Gandhi's killers since they find it difficult to hate people.

Mar 11, 2018, 20:35 PM IST

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC notice to CBI over convict's plea

The apex court has asked the CBI to respond to the plea within three weeks. 

Jan 24, 2018, 11:37 AM IST

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Tamil Nadu govt rejects Nalini's plea seeking premature release

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday informed the Madras High Court that it cannot entertain a plea of Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking premature release as a similar case was pending before the apex court.

Nov 16, 2017, 00:12 AM IST

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Parole granted to convict Perarivalan for father's treatment

A woman Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew herself up and killed Rajiv Gandhi at an election rally near Chennai in 1991.

Aug 24, 2017, 19:37 PM IST

Release seven convicts in Rajiv case, MDMK founder Vaiko appeals TN CM O Paneerselvam

MDMK founder Vaiko today appealed to Chief Minister O Panneerselvam to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on the occasion of the birth centenary of former Chief Minister, late MG Ramachandran, citing precedents in the past.

Jan 08, 2017, 15:08 PM IST

When Rajiv Gandhi assassin Nalini Sriharan met Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts serving a life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has already served 25 years in prison.

Nov 25, 2016, 12:55 PM IST