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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.

Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Alfred A Knopf, passes away

‘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.

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Who is DK Shivakumar

September 4, 2019 8:06:13 pm

A minister in the Karnataka cabinet before the felling of the JDS-Congress coalition in the state, Shivakumar is referred to as Congress' 'troubleshooter' and the go-to person in times of crisis. 

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All you need to know about Gunjan Saxena, the first woman IAF officer to go to war

August 29, 2019 9:09:51 pm

Gunjan, the daughter of an Army officer, was summoned by the Indian Air Force when the conflict between India and Pakistan escalated. She was asked to fly in Srinagar and she agreed.

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Who is Sumit Nagal?

August 27, 2019 4:11:25 pm

Sumit Nagal has come a long way from his days of wandering on the sidelines of tournaments, hoping to get in. Born on August 16, 1997, Nagal won the 2015 Wimbledon boys' doubles title with his Vietnamese partner Lý Hoàng Nam, defeating pair of Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan in the final.

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Who was Babulal Gaur?

August 21, 2019 4:14:17 pm

Born on June 2, 1930, at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, Gaur emerged as a powerful and popular leader in Madhya Pradesh initially as a trade union leader.

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Who is Sriram Venkitaraman?

August 4, 2019 12:17:46 pm

Who is Sriram Venkitaraman? Back in 2017, after the CPI(M) leadership in Idukki locked horns with the IAS officer over the latter’s drive against encroachment, Venkataraman was removed as the sub-collector.

Death of Osama Bin Laden’s son is seen as a blow to al-Qaida

Who is Hamza bin Laden?

August 1, 2019 10:14:19 am

Hamza, who according to the US is around 30, is believed to have been born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where the family of the slain al Qaeda leader has lived for generations.

CCD owner VG Siddhartha found dead

Who was VG Siddhartha?

July 31, 2019 2:02:27 pm

Siddhartha became the first entrepreneur in Karnataka to set up a café in 1996 — CCD, which has now become India's largest and premier retail chain of cafes with 1,423 cafes in 209 cities/towns.