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Who is Iraq’s new Prime Minister?

February 3, 2020 7:37:18 pm

Immediately after his appointment, Prime Minister Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi expressed support for the anti-government protests.

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Who is the gunman behind Jamia shooting?

January 30, 2020 6:07:30 pm

Hours before the incident the assailant shared multiple posts on the platform in which he boasted he was the "only true Hindu" at the protest site

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Who is Kunal Kamra, the stand-up comedian banned on IndiGo, Air India, GoAir and SpiceJet

January 30, 2020 11:08:07 am

After IndiGo suspended Kunal Kamra from flying on account of "unacceptable behaviour", Kunal Kamra responded saying he had "politely asked" Arnab Goswami for a conversation and later gave the news anchor "a monologue about what I felt about his journalism".

Who is Zarah Sultana, a first-time UK MP with a Kashmiri connection

January 23, 2020 3:12:35 pm

Zarah Sultana has made headlines for her fiery speeches against rising rents, "colossal" student debts, and diminishing opportunities for her generation.

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Who was Field Marshal KM Cariappa?

January 20, 2020 11:21:06 am

On January 15, 1949, Cariappa became the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He held the five-star rank of field marshal, the highest honour in the Indian Army, which Sam Manekshaw is the only other officer to have held.

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Who was Karim Lala?

January 16, 2020 2:23:03 pm

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.

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Who is DSP Davinder Singh?

January 13, 2020 12:54:49 pm

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: An outspoken Army chief who became India’s first CDS

January 1, 2020 4:09:08 pm

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.

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‘One of world’s best editors’: Alfred A Knopf’s Sonny Mehta passes away

December 31, 2019 2:04:12 pm

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.

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Who is Cyrus Mistry?

December 18, 2019 4:44:06 pm

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.

Who is Ali Milani?

Who is Ali Milani?

December 9, 2019 1:53:54 pm

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.

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V C Sajjanar: The mild-mannered officer behind Hyderabad ‘encounter’

December 6, 2019 6:53:39 pm

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.

Once with Shiv Sena and Congress, BJP’s Kalidas Kolmabkar now made protem Speaker

November 26, 2019 10:09:42 pm

An eight-time MLA from Wadala constituency, Kalidas Kolambkar joined BJP after quitting Congress just before Maharashtra's Assembly elections in October.

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Who is Uddhav Thackeray?

November 22, 2019 11:48:18 pm

Uddhav took over the reins of Shiv Sena as its president after his father's death in 2012.

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Who is Swami Nithyananda?

November 22, 2019 12:33:38 pm

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.

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Who is Bhagat Singh Koshyari?

November 12, 2019 5:54:31 pm

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.

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Who is Aatish Taseer?

November 8, 2019 11:09:40 am

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.

Girish Chandra Murmu, the first Lieutenant Governor of J&K

October 25, 2019 10:17:05 pm

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.

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Who is Prateek Hajela?

October 18, 2019 1:08:44 pm

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 Banerjee: MIT professor whose work on poverty alleviation won him a Nobel

October 14, 2019 5:27:20 pm

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.

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Who is Abiy Ahmed Ali?

October 11, 2019 4:55:14 pm

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.

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Meet Ridhima Pandey, the Indian girl who has petitioned UN against climate crisis

September 25, 2019 10:48:36 am

"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

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Who was Ram Jethmalani?

September 8, 2019 1:25:22 pm

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.

Who is Jerry Linenger

September 7, 2019 2:15:43 pm

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.”

Who is Phillip Lee?

Who is Phillip Lee?

September 3, 2019 10:37:51 pm

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.