Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been renominated by India for a new term at the International Court of Justice, The Hague. His term comes to an end on February 5, 2018 and India's nominee faces competition from Nawaz Salam, Lebanon's permanent representative to the United Nations.
Ram Nath Kovind was the NDA's presidential candidate and won with over 7 lakh votes against Opposition candidate Meira Kumar. Kovind, 71, is a Dalit leader and will take oath as the 14th President of India.
In March, 2015, a case was registered under Section 153 (A) against the Sadhvi Saraswati for disturbing communal harmony through her allegedly provocative comments she made at a function in Mangalore.
Manto remains unforgettable for his irreverent writing, holding up a mirror to the society in especially ugly times.
Bimal Gurung is the founder of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM) and leads a movement for a separate state of Gorkhaland.
The longest serving woman member of the Parliament, Mahajan was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2014 for the eighth time. On June 2014, Mahajan was elected as Speaker of the Lok Sabha and is the second woman to hold the post, the first being Meira Kumar.
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