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90 Days On The Run Or Let Loose?

An extract from the chapter ‘Why did the CBI avoid (capturing) ­Sivarasan?’ from Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Murugan’s ­recently released memoir, Rajiv Killing: Forgotten Truths

Thiraivasi Nalini Murugan
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A timeline of how the accused of Rajiv Gandhi's assassination were arrested
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K. Pathmanathan can offer vital clues in the plot to kill Rajiv. The MDMA only chases his shadow.
Bhavna Vij-Aurora
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Former CBI special director D.R. Karthikeyan laughs off claims made by Nalini in her book that main accused could have been captured alive
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New material on Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination poses new questions, including that of motives
Ajay Sukumaran
Protest Calendar
Arrests, fatigue and the onset of winter interrupt the protests that had seen no pause since July 8
Naseer Ganai
Leader Comment
We would never know who actually plotted the assassination and for whom the LTTE killed Rajiv
Despite India’s threat of retributory action, Pakistan confirms Sartaj Aziz’s presence at the Heart of Asia meet
Pranay Sharma
US: After The Polls
As Islamophobes rejoice in the age of Trump, Muslims say the Democratic legacy didn’t promise any better
Saif Shahin
US Visas
Trump’s promise to turn the screws on foreign workers in the US may force the Indian IT sector to change its ways. Here’s why.
Arindam Mukherjee
I felt as if I had just come out of a museum of experiments, incidents and accidents. Where have I been?
Bose Krishnamachari
Cash Crunch
In UP, it’s the time for sowing the rabi crop and farmers don’t have enough money to buy anything, but there is hope
Pragya Singh
Cash Crunch
Minutes after announcement of demonetisation, an illicit business in converting newly junked notes began all over the country. Outlook examines the many ingenuous means to launder money.
Minu Ittyipe
Cash Crunch
For the Indian marketplace, shaking off the cash chain is easier said than done as almost nothing moves without it
Lola Nayar
Cash Crunch
The film industry, like others, is experiencing slump with no cash around
Giridhar Jha
Pahlaj Nihalani on why Bollywood producers and distributors would do well to defer the release of their upcoming movies till December 30
Giridhar Jha INTERVIEWS Pahlaj Nihalani
Cash Crunch
Hit by demonetisation, the Indian wedding ­industry finds itself ­clueless
Stuti Agarwal
After afflicting the urban population, diabetes is spreading tentacles in rural India
Ajay Sukumaran
Most of urban India ­suffering from vitamin D deficiency is not at all aware of it
Anoo Bhuyan
The awareness about hypertension is lagging much behind its incidence rate
Ajay Sukumaran
Charles Taylor’s philosophy speaks to the conditions of the modern world...in a common language. And it’s deeply plural, in an Indian way.
Rajeev Bhargava
How Sindhu regained her balance, and in winning the China Open, breached a great wall of excellence
Qaiser Mohammad Ali
Devdutt Pattanaik’s eminently readable book compares the Indian and Greek myth systems to find convergences and divergences, all through an Indic prism
Gursharan Kaur Aurora
An account of late imperial hypocrisy has interpretive errors, but is valuable for the British story
Irfan Habib
The Insider
A regular column on the essential buzz
Artistes from the Northeast are yet to get their due in tinsel town
Carnatic had other non-conformists. But he was like a separate one-man genre.
Sreevalsan Thiyyadi ON Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna
The film will obviously appeal to those who liked the Potter sagas, and they get a chance to enter a whole new world of Rowling-created mythology.
Deepa Gahlot
One of the first to start the digital art rage in India, Ashok Ahuja speaks about his exhibition, Allured.
Stuti Agarwal INTERVIEWS Ashok Ahuja
An honourable Svengali and his Mujib-speaking protege ply their trade in liberated Bangladesh. Imam weaves a hyper-realistic tale of tragedy, farce, idealism and power.
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10 Years Ago
Even in the still and serene surroundings of his 2,000-acre estate on the Sahayadri slopes in Chikmagalur in the Western Ghats, Ashok Kuriyan can feel the hustle-and-bustle and the pace of the Indian economy. At Balanoor Plantations, the "feelgood" factor has gripped every worker, including its MD Kuriyan. After all, despite a huge rise in input costs, it netted a cool profit of Rs 30 lakh this season, compared to a "no-profit, no-loss situation" in the previous one. "If we had not got the Rs 25 lakh subsidy last year, we would've been in serious trouble," says Kuriyan.