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Sushma Swaraj no more: Former EAM had made her mark with administrative skills; demise leaves major void in politics
India

Sushma Swaraj no more: Former EAM had made her mark with administrative skills; demise leaves major void in politics

Sushma Swaraj's last prominent public appearance was on 30 May, 2019, when the second Narendra Modi-led government was sworn in.

EC announces Lok Sabha poll schedule: Team in charge of conducting election has huge task on its hands
Politics

EC announces Lok Sabha poll schedule: Team in charge of conducting election has huge task on its hands

Here is a look at the three-member team of the Election Commission of India which will be responsible for conducting the Lok Sabha Election 2019.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 94th birth anniversary: 'Bhishma Pitamah' of politics was known for zeal for reforms, moderate outlook
India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 94th birth anniversary: 'Bhishma Pitamah' of politics was known for zeal for reforms, moderate outlook

When he sat in the Opposition for many years, Vajpayee was called the “right man in the wrong party”. However, during his premiership, he began to be called “Vikas Purush”.

National Mathematics Day: On Srinivasa Ramanujan's 131st birth anniversary, a look at his unique legacy
India

National Mathematics Day: On Srinivasa Ramanujan's 131st birth anniversary, a look at his unique legacy

At an age when students struggle with algebra, trigonometry and arithmetic problems, Ramanujan not only mastered them but also found theorems to solve many trigonometric problems.

Madhavi Divan, new additional solicitor-general, played key role in triple talaq case, advocated against death penalty for rape of minors
India

Madhavi Divan, new additional solicitor-general, played key role in triple talaq case, advocated against death penalty for rape of minors

The Central government on Monday appointed advocate Madhavi Divan the Additional Solicitor General (ASG). She is the third woman who has been appointed ASG in the apex court.

Maya Kodnani acquitted in Naroda Patiya riot case: A look back at RSS poster girl's journey
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Maya Kodnani acquitted in Naroda Patiya riot case: A look back at RSS poster girl's journey

A doctor who preferred politics and began a rapid rise through the ranks of the BJP, Maya Kodnani's political career will perhaps not survive the conviction in the Naroda Patiya case.

Kathua rape case: BJP leader, Hindutva hardliners among those at forefront of protests defending accused
India

Kathua rape case: BJP leader, Hindutva hardliners among those at forefront of protests defending accused

A look at the ideological positions of those who led protests defending the Kathua rape accused reveals their role in spreading communal hatred.

Stephen Hawking passes away at 76; physicist was one of science's biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein
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Stephen Hawking passes away at 76; physicist was one of science's biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein

Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralysed by disease, died early Wednesday.

PDP kicks out 'BJP man' Haseeb Drabu: J&K finance minister an economist pivotal in bringing PDP, BJP together
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PDP kicks out 'BJP man' Haseeb Drabu: J&K finance minister an economist pivotal in bringing PDP, BJP together

Haseeb Drabu was the PDP's pointsman who worked out the draft of the agenda of alliance with the BJP that brought the two parties to power in 2014.

Parkland school shooting: Surviving teens spearhead #NeverAgain activist movement for tightening US gun laws
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Parkland school shooting: Surviving teens spearhead #NeverAgain activist movement for tightening US gun laws

After 17 people were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students from the community near Miami were quick to raise their voices to demand action.

AIMPLB sacks Salman Husaini Nadwi for 'compromising' on Babri: Influential Muslim cleric once wrote a letter supporting Islamic State
India

AIMPLB sacks Salman Husaini Nadwi for 'compromising' on Babri: Influential Muslim cleric once wrote a letter supporting Islamic State

Salman Husaini Nadwi is highly revered among the Muslims in Lucknow. He had earlier to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and expressed support for the Islamic State.

Michael Flynn, once Donald Trump's favourite general, plunged rapidly into ignominy
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Michael Flynn, once Donald Trump's favourite general, plunged rapidly into ignominy

Michael Flynn was President Donald Trump's favorite general, and he rapidly vaulted to prominence. His plunge was even faster.

Who is BJP's Suraj Pal Amu? Man who put Rs 10-crore bounty on Padmavati makers, has been RSS member for 39 years
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Who is BJP's Suraj Pal Amu? Man who put Rs 10-crore bounty on Padmavati makers, has been RSS member for 39 years

A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member since age 10, Haryana BJP media coordinator Suraj Pal Amu hails from a Rajput family in Gurgaon’s Sohna town and is a law graduate

Robert Mugabe's wife 'Gucci Grace' was his weakness; her ascent to power made Zimbabwe military step in
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Robert Mugabe's wife 'Gucci Grace' was his weakness; her ascent to power made Zimbabwe military step in

President Robert Mugabe's downfall was caused by the ambitions of his combative wife Grace, whose emergence as his likely successor proved a step too far for Zimbabwe's military.

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman a 'bumbling hothead' who is bringing about economic and social reform
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Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman a 'bumbling hothead' who is bringing about economic and social reform

Since his emergence as Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has set his sights firmly on reforms in the ultraconservative kingdom.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal held: West Asia's Warren Buffet worth $17 bn, is an advocate of women's rights
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Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal held: West Asia's Warren Buffet worth $17 bn, is an advocate of women's rights

Saudi Arabia’s future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including Alwaleed bin Talal.

Paul Manafort surrenders before FBI: Trump's former campaign chief has long history of working with seedy foreign leaders
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Paul Manafort surrenders before FBI: Trump's former campaign chief has long history of working with seedy foreign leaders

Paul Manafort had always worked behind the scenes in lucrative consultant deals before the 2016 US presidential race.

Dineshwar Sharma is Centre's interlocutor in Kashmir: Ex-IB chief is 'quiet, bright and savvy'
India

Dineshwar Sharma is Centre's interlocutor in Kashmir: Ex-IB chief is 'quiet, bright and savvy'

On Monday, Home minister Rajnath Singh said former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Dineshwar Sharma will be appointed as India's representative to hold a 'sustained dialogue' with Kashmir

Gurdaspur bypoll: Punjab Congress president, three-time MLA Sunil Jakhar trounces BJP, AAP
India

Gurdaspur bypoll: Punjab Congress president, three-time MLA Sunil Jakhar trounces BJP, AAP

As the counting of votes in the Gurdaspur by-election nears completion on Sunday, Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar leads the poll by well over one lakh votes

Narayan Rane's tumultuous career has been marked by high ambition, bitter political faceoffs
Politics

Narayan Rane's tumultuous career has been marked by high ambition, bitter political faceoffs

Narayan Rane has had a tumultuous political journey over fifty years, starting from his early days as a small-time gangster, to briefly becoming the CM of Maharashtra.