Soyinka was born in the Nigerian town of Abeokuta on July 13, 1934. After his schooling in Ibadan he studied Literature in Leeds University, where his tutors were Wilson Knights and Bonamee Drobree.
Shivakumar has lived his political life with the 'troubleshooter' image ever since he hosted Congress MLAs from Maharashtra in Bengaluru as the Vilasrao Deshmukh-led government faced a similar crisis back in 2001.
Epstein, 66, is at the center of a case involving sex-trafficking and conspiracy charges. He was charged Monday with bringing girls as young as 14 to his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, for sex.
The role of the Speaker becomes key given the fact that the crisis is all about numbers. He will decide on whether and when to accept a demand for a floor test.
Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian is a leading expert in banking and economic policy. He is a prominent name in the Indian banking sector. He has served on the expert committee on governance of banks for The Reserve Bank of India.
The Birla patriarch also headed the Krishnarpan Charity Trust and was a patron to nearly 25 educational trusts and institutes, including the famed private engineering university— BITS Pilani.
“In a country where ministers cannot produce degrees to show they graduated from college, you expect dispossessed poor people to show papers to show that they belong to this country,” Mahua Moitra said in the Lok Sabha Tuesday in an apparent reference to the NRC debate.
Mayawati had begun hand-holding Akash, the son of her younger brother, since his return from London in early 2017.
Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi consulate on October 2 last year. The CIA and some Western countries believe the Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, ordered the killing, which Saudi officials deny.
Born on April 2, 1956, in Berhampore, Chowdhury shot into the political limelight after he won the seat in 1999 against all odds as it had not been won by the Congress since 1951.
His death has also raised doubts over the 'torturous' condition under which he was kept in the prison. Voices of several human right groups and individuals have called for an impartial investigation into his death.
The NDA has proposed 56-year-old Om Birla for the post of Speaker — he took charge on Wednesday
Ram Prasad Bismil was born on June 11, 1897, in a nondescript village in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district
Fatehveer Singh News: The two-year-old's body was retrieved at around 5.30 am Tuesday by NDRF personnel and was flown to PGIMER, Chandigarh, in an air ambulance amid police security.
At present, she lives at Salt Lake in Kolkata. When asked to clarify whether she was still holding the Bangladeshi citizenship, the actor did not respond.
A 1977 batch Indian Foreign Officer, Jaishankar has previously served as Indian ambassador to US (2014-15), China (2009-13) among other European nations, and had a major role in the negotiation of the ambitious India-US civil nuclear agreement.
The Congress fielded Ajay Rai against Modi in 2014 as well. In 2014, Rai managed to poll only 75,000 votes and finished third, behind Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Utsav Singh Bains has claimed that he was offered money to take up the case of a former junior court assistant, who has levelled sexual harassment allegations against the CJI, and to organise a press conference to make the matter public.
Bano had earlier refused to accept the offer of Rs 5 lakh and had sought exemplary compensation from the state government in a plea before the top court.
Karkare, a 1982 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, along with senior police officials Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar, were killed outside Cama Hospital in south Mumbai after Ajmal Kasab and his partner Abu Ismail opened fire at their police van on 26/11.
Kang, the executive director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad was on a sabbatical from CMC, Vellore to work with THSTI.
Thakur, who is contesting from the Bhopal constituency against Congress' Digvijaya Singh, is currently out on bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. An ABVP activist during her college days, Sadhvi Pragya had an affinity with the Hindu right-wing since her childhood.
The 45-year-old Bangladeshi actor stoked a controversy when he was seen campaigning for TMC’s Raiganj Lok Sabha candidate Kanhaiya Lal Agarwal in North Dinajpur district Sunday.
Born in Queensland in Australia, the 47-year old Computer programmer made headlines globally in the year 2010, when WikiLeaks published confidential material about American military activity in Iraq and Afghanistan over the course of several months.
KM Mani held a distinguished political record over the last six decades, becoming the longest member of the state's legislative Assembly and representing his hometown constituency of Pala in Kottayam district since 1965 when he won his debut election