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June 24, 2017 10:49 am gmt |
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Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman said a stand on the demand for release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case could be taken only after due deliberations. “Be it the Central or the State government, a stand can be taken only after talks,” she said. Recalling that mercy...
In India
June 18, 2017 12:37 pm gmt |
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Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the assassination case of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, ended her hunger strike after prison authorities promised to shift her to Puzhal jail. She began her hunger protest on Thursday in Vellore prison demanding that she be shifted to Puzhal jail, ...
In India
November 25, 2016 5:43 am gmt |
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Nalini, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, got the shock of her life when she was escorted to a room where former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka was waiting. She had never expected such a high profile personality to visit her in prison. “I am Priy...
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September 13, 2016 6:59 am gmt |
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A G Perarivalan (45), one of the convicts serving life-term for his involvement in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, was reportedly attacked in Vellore prison by another inmate here on Tuesday. According to sources, the incident happened around 7.00 am, when Perarivalan was goi...
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August 2, 2016 5:31 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court on Monday (1st Aug) posted for hearing on August 8, petitions relating to the grant of remission to the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, who are in jail for the last 25 years. A three-judge bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi, P.C. Pant and A.M. Kanwilkar posted the...
In India
July 20, 2016 5:55 am gmt |
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Madras High Court judge Sathyanarayanan rejected the premature release appeal of Nalini Sirtharan. Nalini has served more than 20 years in prison in the case of the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The judge stated that Nalini cannot be released prematurely since the case i...
In India
June 29, 2016 11:06 am gmt |
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The first appellate authority in Yerwada Central Prison in Pune on Tuesday rejected an appeal under the Right to Information Act filed by A.G. Perarivalan, the life convict in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking to know the grounds under which Bollywood actor Sanjay Dut...
In Latest Stories
March 10, 2016 6:57 am gmt |
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Mangayarkarasi Amirthalingam passed away on Wednesday (Mar 9) in London. Mangayarkarasi Amirthalingam was born in Moolai, Vaddukoddai, Jaffna in 1933. At twelve years old, she enrolled in Ramanathan College – founded by early Tamil political leader Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan. She married burgeoning T...
In India
March 3, 2016 12:36 pm gmt |
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The government is examining a Tamil Nadu government’s plea seeking the release of those linked to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. “We have received the letter yesterday and the government is examining it. The apex cour...
In India
March 3, 2016 10:26 am gmt |
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Pon.Radhakrishnan, in a media conference stated that the BJP does not wish to politicise the issue of release of the 7 Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts including Perarivalan. He raised a question that why the Tamil Nadu government had taken up this matter after three months of silence since the Su...
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March 3, 2016 7:42 am gmt |
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that it is for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to decide as to what stand they would take on Tamil Nadu’s government’s verdict to release the killers of former prime minister and his father Rajiv Gandhi. Rahul said, in a statement “The government ha...
In Srilanka
February 29, 2016 8:29 am gmt |
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As India’s Prime Minister between 1984 and 1989, Rajiv Gandhi neither asked Sri Lanka to adopt a federal constitution nor did he get involved in the drafting and implementation of the 13th Constitutional Amendment (13A), says A.Varatharajaperumal, former Chief Minister of the now defunct North-Easter...
In India
February 25, 2016 5:29 am gmt |
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Nalini Sriharan, who is undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has pleaded the government to release herself and the others convicted in the case. She made this plea after she attended the last rites of her father during the 12-hour parole she was granted. In her 25 year...
In India
February 24, 2016 10:19 am gmt |
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Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was on Wednesday granted a 12-hour parole to attend the last rites of her father. “She has been granted a 12-hour parole and will return to jail by this evening,” a jail official of Women’s prison here told PTI. She ...
In India
February 17, 2016 11:55 am gmt |
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A.G. Perarivalan, one of the life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has sought parole to visit his sick and elderly father. Perarivalan’s mother Arputhammal states that this is the first time that her son was seeking parole since his imprisonment in 1991. Her husband Gnanasekaran (74) ...
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February 4, 2016 8:07 am gmt |
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The mother of a man convicted for his role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has started a public petition campaign in Sri Lanka seeking the release of her son from a jail in Tamil Nadu. Vetrivel Somini, mother of Murugan who has been in jail after his conviction in the Rajiv...
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February 2, 2016 9:40 am gmt |
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Vetrivel Somani, mother of Murugan who is a convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has fervently requested all to help her to collect signatures for the release of her son. “The Indian Government had granted amnesty to killers of Mahatma Ghandhi and Indra Ghandhi. Why can’t they grant amnesty to...
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January 13, 2016 11:08 am gmt |
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Tamil film directors Vikraman, R.K.Selvamani, Ameer, Kalanjiyam, Vetrimaran, Perarasu and Ramesh Kanna on Tuesday met life convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case in the Vellore central prison. They demanded the State government to release them under Article 161 of the Constitution. Speaking to t...
In India
January 11, 2016 6:27 am gmt |
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The MDMK today demanded the release of all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on the occasion of the ensuing Pongal festival and wanted Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to adopt a resolution in the State Cabinet in this regard and recommend to the Governor for their release. A resolut...