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PM Modi, Rahul pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary



New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday paid tributes to Indira Gandhi, the country’s first and only female Prime Minister.

Modi said in a tweet: “Tributes to our former PM lndira Gandhi on her birth anniversary.”

Also in a tweet in Hindi, Rahul Gandhi said that his “beloved grandmother” was blessed with a strong, capable leadership and amazing management ability.

He said she was an “iron woman who played a key role in establishing India as a strong country”.

The Congress party also paid tributes to its late leader

“On her birth anniversary we pay homage to India’s first female Prime Minister, the Late Indira Gandhi. Her will and determination led our country to great heights. Her contributions to India’s national security, economy and foreign policy will always be cherished,” the party tweeted.

She was born on this day in 1917 to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, and his wife Kamala Nehru, a freedom fighter.

Indira Gandhi served as Prime Minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984.


Medical college scam: CBI raids in Lucknow, Delhi




Lucknow/New Delhi: The CBI on Friday carried out searches at seven locations in Lucknow and New Delhi in connection with the probe into irregularities in admissions in a private medical college.

CBI sources said that the agency sleuths also raided the premises of a High Court judge in connection with the case.

The sources said that the searches were carried out after the agency registered a case under several sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act over certain allegations, including bribery, with regard to irregularities related to admissions in the medical college.

They said the searches are being conducted at the residential premises of the accused at Lucknow and Delhi which have led to recovery, as of now, of certain incriminating documents including investments and financial transactions.

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