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Telangana Bill moved in Rajya Sabha amid unprecedented bedlam

Updated: 20 February 2014, Thursday, 17:30 hrs (IST)
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde moved the Telangana bill in Rajya Sabha for consideration, sparking off unprecedented bedlam and forcing three adjournments within 30 minutes....   | Read..

Supreme Court halts TN move to release
Rajiv killers

Updated: 20 February 2014, Thursday, 13:30 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Thursday restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, citing procedural lapses by the state...   | Read..

Centre moves SC for staying TN’s decision to release Rajiv Gandhi killers

Updated: 20 February 2014, Thursday, 11:55 hrs (IST)
The Union government moved the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking a stay on the Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination ...   | Read..

TN urged not to go ahead with release of
Rajiv killers

Updated: 20 February 2014, Thursday, 12:30 hrs (IST)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday that the release of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers would be ”contrary to all principles of justice” and the Tamil...   | Read..

Facebook buys WhatsApp in $19bn deal, pledges to keep it advertisement-free

Updated: 20 February 2014, Thursday, 12:35 hrs (IST)
Social media giant Facebook will acquire mobile messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion in a cash and stock deal aimed at giving Facebook access to new users, especial...   | Read..

Jaya vows to free Rajiv killers

Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa today announced her government would release all the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, taking a lightning decision...   | Read..

The roll of film that told a tale

In the summer of 1991, pictures did speak more than a thousand words. ...   | Read..

Paltrow takes down Vanity

The world of celebrities was buzzing today with the story of how Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow has humiliated Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair magazine, b...   | Read..

CM gets rid of bitter critic

Chief minister Hemant Soren today sacked panchayati raj minister Chandra Shekhar Dubey from his cabinet for making derogatory remarks against his government in a widely antic...   | Read..
Rahul, Sonia and Priyanka at the funeral of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991
Jaya vows to free Rajiv killers
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