Connect with us


Rembering the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi on his 72nd birth anniversary



“India is an Old country but a young nation…I am young and I too have a dream, I dream of India Strong, Independent, Self-Reliant and in the front rank of the nations of the world, in the service of mankind”.

Rajiv Gandhi the youngest Prime Minister of India Who carried a dream of strong, Independent and Self-reliant nation,the one who gave the nation a policy of the national education, and also expanded the telecom sector.

Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944. He attended college in the United kingdom and returned to India in 1966 and became a professional pilot for the state-owned Indian Airlines.

rajiv gandhi png-min

Rajiv Gandhi married Sonia Gandhi in 1968. They settled in Delhi to a domestic life with their children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka gandhi.

As part of his political grooming, Gandhi reluctantly entered politics after his brother Sanjay Gandhi’s death. He was made a general secretary of the Indian Nation Congress and given significant responsibility in organising the 1982 Asian Games.


After that Rajiv Gandhi served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the assassination of his mother.

Rajiv Gandhi earned huge respect. But the Bofors scandal in 1987 damaged his corruption-free image and resulted in a major defeat for his party in the 1989 election.

Rajiv_Gandhi... png-min

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.

On his 72nd birth anniversary President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi were among a host of dignitaries who paid tribute at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi on Saturday.

Vice President Hamid Ansari and Congress leader Ajay Maken were also present at the venue. Congress party’s Mumbai unit has also planned to organise a human chain against global terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to pay homage to former premier.

Rajiv Gandhi was awarded the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1991.

Wefornews Wishes Rajiv Gandhi a very Happy Birthday

Wefornews Bureau


Budget Session: Gratuity bill passed in Rajya Sabha, Both the houses adjourned for the day




New Delhi, March 22: As uproar continued on the 14th consecutive day in the second half of the Budget session, again both the houses failed to hold any discussion.

However, ahead of adjournment Rajya Sabha passed a Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) bill.

After TDP MPs walked up to the Well with placards, raising slogans, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh, the Chairperson halted the proceedings till March 23, 11 am.

Meanwhile, minutes after the house met for the day, Lok Sabha adjourned till noon as loud slogans of ‘We want justice’ are raised.

Later, when the lower house reconvened,  Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar made an appeal all the MPs that they let the House run, the government is ready for discussion on all issues, be it no -confidence motion or banking related matters.

However, pandemonium continued which prompted the speaker to adjourn the house.

Earlier in a day, TDP MPs staged a protest in Parliament premises, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. MP Naramalli Sivaprasad joined the agitation dressed as a Swachh Bharat Abhiyan volunteer, carrying a wiper.

On the other hand, AIADMK demonstrated over Cauvery issue.

YSRCP’s YV Subba Reddy wrote to Lok Sabha Secretary General and gave a notice to include no-confidence motion in the list of business tomorrow.


Continue Reading


PM Modi highlights importance of ‘Jal Shakti’ on World Water Day



Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi, March 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday highlighted the importance of ‘Jal Shakti’ on the occasion of the World Water Day saying when people conserve water cities, villages and farmers benefit “tremendously”.

“World Water Day is an occasion to highlight the importance of Jal Shakti (water power) and reaffirm our commitment towards water conservation.

“When water is conserved, our cities, villages and hardworking farmers benefit tremendously,” Modi tweeted.

World Water Day is observed annually on March 22 to remind people about conserving water — one of the most important elements that sustain life on the planet.


Continue Reading


Relief to Tej Pratap Yadav in journalist murder case



RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav

New Delhi, March 22: In a relief to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son Tej Pratap Yadav, the CBI on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it did not find anything against him in the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan.

The Central Bureau of Investigation told the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M.Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachud that an investigation of two accused persons, Mohammed Kaif and Javed, was ongoing.

The CBI’s statement was in response to a plea made by the journalist’s widow Asha Ranjan seeking a probe against Tej Pratap Yadav, a former Bihar Health Minister.

Disposing off the plea, the court allowed her to approach the Patna High Court if she finds anything against Tej Pratap at a later stage.

Rajdeo Ranjan was gunned down in Siwan district while returning from office on May 13, 2016.


Continue Reading

Most Popular