Rajiv Gandhi’s killers won’t get death penalty

Rajiv Gandhi's killers

The Supreme Court (SC) on 1st April dismissed Centre’s petition seeking review of judgment commuting death penalty to life imprisonment of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan. In a short order dismissing Centre’s review petition, a three-judge bench headed by CJI said, “we find no merit in the review petition.” The apex [...]

Padma Awards Presented by President

Padma Awards

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the most prestigious of civilian awards, the Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan awards to the recipients, who have excelled in their respective fields. The ceremony for the presentation of awards too place at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. The Padma Vibhushan award, which [...]

2 suspected Pak terrorists arrested in UP


The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad on Wednesday has arrested two suspected terrorists planning to launch suicide bombing during Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rally in Varanasi. The suspected terrorists were arrested near the railway station in Gorakhpur city of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning. Reports suggest that the ATS officials recovered 1 [...]

Khushwant Singh passed away

Khushwant Singh

Renowned author Khushwant Singh breathed his last today at his home in Delhi. He was 99. Mr. Khushwant Singh passed away at 12:55 pm at his residence in Sujan Singh Park, his son journalist Rahul Singh said. According to reports, the cremation ceremony for the author will be held at 4 pm on Thursday at Lodi [...]

SC stays release of Rajiv Gandhi assassins

supreme court

Seeking a stay on Tamil Nadu government’s decision to release all seven convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Centre on Thursday moved the Supreme Court which agreed to give an urgent hearing and decided to take up the case later in the day. Appearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice [...]

Rajiv Gandhi killers to be released

Rajiv Gandhi killers

A day after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of three men convicted in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Tamil Nadu state cabinet on Wednesday decided to release them and other convicts after due consultations with the Centre. “The cabinet has taken a decision to release the three convicts, Perarivalan, Murugan [...]

Tejpal’s bail hearing postponed to March 4

Tehelka case

Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, facing charges of rape of a junior journalist colleague, on Tuesday failed to get any immediate relief on his bail petition from court which postponed hearing to March 4. Judge Mridula Bhatkar of the Goa bench of Bombay High Court posted the matter to March 4 and asked the prosecution [...]

SC commutes death penalty to Rajiv Gandhi killers

Rajiv Gandhi's killers

In a major relief to three condemned prisoners in the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted their death sentence to life imprisonment on the ground of 11-year delay in deciding their mercy plea by the Centre. With this, the three convicts on death row in the Rajiv Gandhi [...]

Bharat Ratna for Sachin & Prof CNR Rao

Bharat Ratna

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof C N R Rao will be conferred with the country’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function here on Tuesday. Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, will be the first player to receive the country’s highest [...]

Indian women held in UK for anti-terrorism operation

Metropolitan Police

An Indian-origin woman banker was arrested on the charge of attempted murder, as part of an ongoing anti-terrorism operation in London, according to a report. Kuntal Patel, employed at the Barclays Bank in Canary Wharf, was arrested on Sunday and her east London home was raided by the Counter Terrorism Command. The police refused to [...]

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