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Rajiv Gandhi remembered on 72nd birth anniversary

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New Delhi: The nation today rememberedformer Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 72nd birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and other leaders paying tributes to him at his memorial even as Congress President Sonia Gandhi kept away due to health reasons. While Sonia’s son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi, the memorial of Rajiv Gandhi, daughter Priyanka and her husband Robert Vadra also skipped the prayer meeting. “Remembering Rajivji today. His vision, his values & his deep commitment to the people remain our inspiration,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted. Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Ajay Maken, senior party leaders Anand Sharma, Motilal Vohra and Bhupinder Singh Hooda were among those who paid homage at the samadhi. Sonia Gandhi was yesterday discharged from the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here after successfully undergoing a minor procedure. Rajiv Gandhi, who heralded the information and communication technology revolution in the country, was born on August 20, 1944 and served as Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989.

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Man held for making hoax bomb call for Taj Mahal

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Agra, 4 March : The Agra police have arrested the man who made a hoax call on Thursday morning claiming that there was a bomb in the Taj Mahal.

The man identified as Vimal Kumar Singh, is a resident of Nakhi in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad. Inspector General (IG) Satish Ganesh said that Singh was being interrogated.

“It seems he is of unsound mind and is being treated for the disorder. We are also trying to locate his location at the time when he made the call,” the IG said. He said that further investigations were underway.

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SKM announces 5-hr blockade at KMP expressway on 100th day of protest

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New Delhi, 3 March: The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway will be blocked for five hours on March 6 as the farmers’ protest against the three Central farm laws complete 100 days, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced on Tuesday after a meeting held on the 96th day of the protest to prepare future strategy.

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People in Delhi rejected BJP for corruption: AAP

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New Delhi, March 4 : After winning four out of five municipal seats in Delhi’s civic bodies’ bypolls on Wednesday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) attacked MCD ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) which failed to secure even a single seat. The AAP slammed the BJP saying that the people of Delhi were fed up with rampant corruption in civic agencies in the city under its 15 years rule.

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