Christian Michel James, a key accused in the VVIP chopper deal case, may soon be extradited to India from UAE. He was allegedly hired by AugustaWestland to influence top officials in IAF and the then UPA government to help secure the Rs 3,600 crore deal for the company.
Yusaku Maezawa, who has been ranked 18th in Forbes' 2018 list of Japan's 50 richest people, is an avid art collector. He collects modern art and plans to build a museum in Chiba, east of Tokyo, someday
During the 2014 elections, Prashant Kishor was credited with creating several marketing and campaigning strategies for the BJP which included the 'chai pe charcha' campaign, 'Manthan' and social media interventions.
While working at ISRO, Narayanan was accused of selling vital secrets associated with Indian space technology to Pakistan. Though he was later acquitted by a CBI court and the Supreme Court in 1998, he spent a total of 50 days in jail along with fellow scientist D Sasikumar and four others.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi is the first person from the Northeast to claim a top position in the Supreme Court.
Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan is in the news for filing a complaint against a 28-year-old student for shouting the slogan 'fascist BJP government down, down' in her presence on board a Tuticoin-bound flight.
Haqqani Network leader Jalaluddin Haqqani was a significant militant figure in Afghanistan who maintained close ties with both the Taliban and al-Qaida.
Nandamuri Harikrishna, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and son of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N T Rama Rao, passed away in a car accident on Wednesday.
While Stalin's rise in DMK's ranks has not been meteoric in his five-decades-old political career, it was only after his brother Alagiri’s ouster from the party that he got the much-needed elbow room, and only after Karunanidhi retired from active politics did he emerge as the working president.
David Katz died of self-inflicted wounds and his body was found with the two victims he shot, reports said.
Gurudas Kamat had served in the UPA 2 government as MoS Ministry of Home Affairs and MoS Ministry of Communications and Information Technology from 2009 to 2011.
Ismat Chughtai was writing alongside Saadat Hasan Manto, Rajinder Singh Bedi, and explored female sexuality, class conflict, and middle-class morality through her writings. One of her most enduring works remains the short story, Lihaaf (The Quilt).
From 2010, Dabholkar made several attempts to get an anti-superstition law passed by the Maharashtra government. However, his attempts were strongly opposed by political parties, particularly the Shiv Sena and the BJP who were of the opinion that such a law would go against Hindu culture.
Born on 8 April 1938, Kofi Annan was the co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel peace prize along with the United Nations.
Umar Khalid was arrested in connection with an event to protest against the against the “judicial killing” of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on February 9, 2016.
Hailed as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, VS Naipaul's books explored colonialism and decolonization, exile and the struggles of the everyman in the developing world.
O P Sharma is one of three MLAs from the BJP who got elected during the Delhi Legislative Assembly Election in 2015.
RK Dhawan had a long association with Indira Gandhi and is said to have enjoyed unparalleled power and influence in her government. A member of the Congress Working Committee, Dhawan was with Indira Gandhi from 1962 until the day she was assassinated in 1984.
In 2017, she was ranked second on the Forbes' list of most powerful women in business after Mary T Barra, CEO of General Motors. In 2016, she was ranked third on the list.
S Hareesh attracted larger attention last month when Hindutva outfits took umbrage at a certain section of his novel 'Meesha' which was serialised for the popular Malayalam weekly, Mathrubhumi.