The Chakmas and Hajongs, originally residents of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of the former East Pakistan, had to flee following religious persecution.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Twitter on Tuesday that Father Tom Uzhunnalil who had been taken hostage by ISIS forces in Yemen had been rescued after 17 months of captivity. Father Tom belongs to Kerala's Kottayam district.
Through his speeches and lectures, Swami Vivekananda tried to rouse the religious consciousness among people and also tried to uplift the downtrodden using the principles of Practical Vedanata.
Gauri Lankesh was the editor of ' Gauri Lankesh Patrike' a weekly Kannada tabloid, besides owning some other publications. In her works, she had often voiced her opinions against the communal politics, caste system as well as against the establishment.
Ahmad's political career started as a Chatra Parishad member (student wing of Indian National Congress) during his college days at Maulana Azad College during the early '70s. He joined Youth Congress in 1973, and was District Secretary of Youth Congress from 1978-80
64-year-old Ashwini Kumar Choubey is a five-term MLA from Bihar who is credited with wresting the Buxar seat from RJD's grip and adding it to BJP's kitty in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. A BJP veteran, he has held key portfolios in the NDA government in Bihar.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is also the general secretary of RSS-promoted Seema Jan Kalyan Samiti, whose objective is to create a “civil line of secondary defence along the international border, covering four major districts of Rajasthan and about 17 tehsils”.
Karnataka goes to the polls next year, and the young Hindutva face is expected to play a significant role.
Virendra Kumar, 63, a six-term Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development as well as MoS of Minority Affairs.
Hardeep Singh Puri: In his four-decade career in diplomacy, he served critical roles as India's ambassador to Brazil and the United Kingdom, and Permanent Representative of India to Geneva
Raj Kumar Singh, the 64-year-old MP from Arrah is presently set to replace another Rajput leader from Bihar, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, in the Union Cabinet.
Satyapal Singh was honoured with Antrik Suraksha Sewa Padak in 2008 for his extraordinary services in Naxal hit areas of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh during the troubled phase of the 1990s.
Shiv Pratap Shukla is popularly known for his work in Rural Development, Education, and Prison reform during his tenure.
Kannanthanam shot into the limelight during his stint as commissioner of the Delhi Development Authority in the 1990s for his encroachment-clearing drive, and earned the sobriquet Delhi’s ‘demolition man’.
Know about Kenneth I. Juster, the US President Donald Trump's top pick as the country's next ambassador to India.
Agarwal started practising law from 1987 at Delhi High Court and later moved on to Supreme Court where he filed PILs in several cases, including the Taj Corridor case against BSP chief Mayawati and fake stamp paper case involving Abdul Karim Telgi.
Born Rampal Singh Jatin in Dhanana village in Sonepat district, Sant Rampal was popularly referred to by his followers as 'Jagatguru Rampal Ji'. Rampal had obtained his diploma from Nilokheri's Industrial Training Institute, after which he worked as a junior engineer in the Haryana Government's irrigation department.
On the day of the verdict on a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, here is everything you need to know about Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Nilekani, who is also former UIDAI chairman, had enjoyed a relatively successful career at Infosys. The company grew several fold during his tenure as the CEO from March 2002 till April 2007.
With the two year extension, A K Mital was to remain in the office till July 2018. Had he continued in office, he would have become the longest serving Chairman Railway Board (CRB) in history with a combined tenure of 43 months.
Vishal Sikka resigned from his post as Managing Director and CEO of Infosys on Friday. Pravin Rao has been appointed as the interim MD and CEO of the company. With over 30 years of experience, U B Pravin Rao, is currently the chairperson of Infosys BPO. He oversees the key functions of global sales, global delivery and business enabling functions.
Sreedharan is popularly known as the Metro Man for his groundbreaking work in transforming public transport in India, particularly his work with Delhi Metro as well as being behind the development of the Konkan Railways.
Vijaypat Singhania: The man who had once been one of the richest industrialists in India, is currently reported to be living in a rented accommodation in Mumbai
Dipak Misra, senior most judge of the Supreme Court, will take charge from Khehar on August 27 and will be the 45th Chief Justice of India. He will have a 14-month tenure and will retire in October 2018.
Former Union Minister Santosh Mohan Dev passed away on Wednesday morning in Silchar, Assam. A senior leader and important political figure from Assam, Dev is one of the few politicians to be elected to the parliament from two different states.
Indian American economist Arvind Panagariya has resigned as the vice chairman of government think tank NITI Aayog. He will hold the position till August 31 upon which he will return to take up his academic role at the University of Columbia in New York where he teaches economics.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi first entered into politics after the death of his father Khaqan Abbasi, who was the Minister of production at the time. He fought as an independent candidate and won from Rawalpindi in 1988.
Abu Dujana was an A+++ category militant and carried a bounty of more than Rs 15 lakh on his head.
Here is everything you need to know about the renowned scientist Professor Yash Pal who passed away late night on Monday
Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Udupi Ramachandra Rao died on Monday at his residence in Bengaluru. He was suffering from age-related ailments. He was 85. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan this year for his contribution to Indian space technology.
Senior journalist Ashok Malik has been appointed as Press Secretary to the President Ram Nath Kovind. Do you know who he is?
In many ways, Manikarnika, better known as Rani Laxmibai, was a reluctant heroine of the Mutiny, who happened to be at the wrong place at the right time.
Taanaji Malusare is most popularly remembered for the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670 where he fought against Mughal fort keeper Udaybhan Rathore, a formidable Rajput warrior, until his last breath, which paved the way for a Maratha victory.
In 2010, he was awarded Noble Peace Prize for "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." In a remarkable gesture that later became the symbol of Chinese authorities dominance, the peace prize was awarded to an empty chair on behalf of Liu.
Between 2004 and 2009 Gandhi also served as the governor of West Bengal. During his time at Bengal, he was heavily critical of the Left ruling government for the Nandigram crisis. His firm stance on the issue earned him large amount of respect from other governors.
Sandeep was involved in the recent attack that killed six police personnel, including SHO Firoz Dar. He was nabbed from the same house where the LeT commander and the mastermind behind the police attack, Bashir Lashkari was killed earlier this month.