Born on April 15, 1919 in Punjab in undivided India, Arjan Singh was the only IAF officer to be elevated to five-star rank, equivalent to a Field Marshal in the Army.
Abu Ismail was mostly active in Kulgam and Anantnag districts of south Kashmir and came on the radar of the security forces after a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims returning from the Amarnath Yatra was attacked in Anantnag town near Khanbal in July.
The Chakmas and Hajongs, originally residents of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of the former East Pakistan, had to flee following religious persecution.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Twitter on Tuesday that Father Tom Uzhunnalil who had been taken hostage by ISIS forces in Yemen had been rescued after 17 months of captivity. Father Tom belongs to Kerala's Kottayam district.
Through his speeches and lectures, Swami Vivekananda tried to rouse the religious consciousness among people and also tried to uplift the downtrodden using the principles of Practical Vedanata.
Gauri Lankesh was the editor of ' Gauri Lankesh Patrike' a weekly Kannada tabloid, besides owning some other publications. In her works, she had often voiced her opinions against the communal politics, caste system as well as against the establishment.
Ahmad's political career started as a Chatra Parishad member (student wing of Indian National Congress) during his college days at Maulana Azad College during the early '70s. He joined Youth Congress in 1973, and was District Secretary of Youth Congress from 1978-80
64-year-old Ashwini Kumar Choubey is a five-term MLA from Bihar who is credited with wresting the Buxar seat from RJD's grip and adding it to BJP's kitty in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. A BJP veteran, he has held key portfolios in the NDA government in Bihar.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is also the general secretary of RSS-promoted Seema Jan Kalyan Samiti, whose objective is to create a “civil line of secondary defence along the international border, covering four major districts of Rajasthan and about 17 tehsils”.
Karnataka goes to the polls next year, and the young Hindutva face is expected to play a significant role.
Virendra Kumar, 63, a six-term Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development as well as MoS of Minority Affairs.
Hardeep Singh Puri: In his four-decade career in diplomacy, he served critical roles as India's ambassador to Brazil and the United Kingdom, and Permanent Representative of India to Geneva
Raj Kumar Singh, the 64-year-old MP from Arrah is presently set to replace another Rajput leader from Bihar, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, in the Union Cabinet.
Satyapal Singh was honoured with Antrik Suraksha Sewa Padak in 2008 for his extraordinary services in Naxal hit areas of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh during the troubled phase of the 1990s.
Shiv Pratap Shukla is popularly known for his work in Rural Development, Education, and Prison reform during his tenure.
Kannanthanam shot into the limelight during his stint as commissioner of the Delhi Development Authority in the 1990s for his encroachment-clearing drive, and earned the sobriquet Delhi’s ‘demolition man’.
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Agarwal started practising law from 1987 at Delhi High Court and later moved on to Supreme Court where he filed PILs in several cases, including the Taj Corridor case against BSP chief Mayawati and fake stamp paper case involving Abdul Karim Telgi.
Born Rampal Singh Jatin in Dhanana village in Sonepat district, Sant Rampal was popularly referred to by his followers as 'Jagatguru Rampal Ji'. Rampal had obtained his diploma from Nilokheri's Industrial Training Institute, after which he worked as a junior engineer in the Haryana Government's irrigation department.
On the day of the verdict on a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, here is everything you need to know about Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.