Karim Lala, born as Abdul Karim Sher Khan in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, was a notorious underworld don who operated liquor dens, gambling and extortion rackets from the sixties to the early eighties.
Davinder Singh was posted with the Jammu and Kashmir Police's anti-hijacking unit at Srinagar airport and was awarded the President’s medal for gallantry last year.
General Bipin Rawat's tenure as Army chief was marked with a series of politically loaded remarks -- the latest was on the ongoing protests against the new citizenship law.
The prolific editor was honoured with varied awards including, Lifetime Achievement Awards for publishing in India, the UK and the United States, and was named 2015 Person of the Year by Publishers Weekly.
Cyrus Mistry was the sixth chairman of Tata Sons and had taken over in 2012 after Ratan Tata. Mistry was ousted as Tata Sons chairman on October 24, 2016, and was also removed subsequently as a director on the board of the holding company on February 6, 2017.
Raised by a single mother, Ali Milani studied politics at Brunel University, where he was also the student union president as well as Vice-President of National Union of Students.
On Friday, V C Sajjanar, a soft-spoken and mild-mannered officer, once again came to the limelight after the four accused in the rape and murder of the veterinary doctor were shot dead.
An eight-time MLA from Wadala constituency, Kalidas Kolambkar joined BJP after quitting Congress just before Maharashtra's Assembly elections in October.
Uddhav took over the reins of Shiv Sena as its president after his father's death in 2012.
According to a video available on his website, Nithyananda attained 'enlightenment' at the age of 12. The video introduces him as a spiritual leader of Hinduism and claims that he runs centres in 47 countries.
Associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Koshyari has been active in politics since his student days and also took part in the struggle against the Emergency.
The move by the MHA came months after Aatish Taseer had written an article critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Time Magazine in May this year, calling him the "Divider-in-Chief". However, the MHA spokesperson denied any such link.
Previously, Girish Chandra Murmu has also been a troubleshooter for the Gujarat government in cases ranging from 2002 riots to the alleged fake encounters in Gujarat.
Prateek Hajela, a native of Madhya Pradesh, is a 1995-batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre with B.Tech in Electronics from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, 58, was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D in 1988.
Born in 1976 in the Jimma region of western Ethiopia, Abiy is a son of a Muslim father and Christian mother. While still a teenager, Abiy was reportedly a part of the resistance movement against the "Red Terror" regime of Ethiopia's Mengistu Haile Mariam.
"I want a better future. I want to save my future. I want to save our future. I want to save the future of all the children and all people of future generations," says Ridhima Pandey
Jethmalani was expelled from BJP in May 2013 for six years for his remarks against then party chief Nitin Gadkari. In 2015, he hit headlines when he claimed gangster Dawood Ibrahim was willing to return to India in the 90s, but then Maharashtra CM Sharad Pawar did not respond to the offer.
As Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft readies to touch down near the Moon's uncharted south pole, Linenger said “It's a fantastic mission, everybody should be so excited. And I'm going to be sitting on the edge of my seat. And it's a privilege for me to be here, lending some expertise to that live broadcast.”
Lee was opposed to Brexit ahead of the 2016 referendum. He resigned from the government in July 2018 as a response to the government's Brexit handling.