The national election marks a political coming of age for Vijayakanth, 62. The former actor, with roles in nearly 150 films, set up his DMDK party in 2005. In the last general election in 2009, his party did not win a single seat in Tamil Nadu. But in recent weeks, the Congress and the BJP both wooed him with the latter finally winning his partnership.
Sahara chairman Subrata Roy will remain in police custody till the next hearing, the Supreme Court ruled today.
Amit Shah is charged with three counts of murder. He is also a key election campaign manager and close aide of Narendra Modi, the BJP's candidate for prime minister.
Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Friday evening, 49 days after he was sworn-in as Delhi's seventh chief minister at the Ramlila Maidan. His Aam Aadmi Party, which made a spectacular electoral debut riding on its promise to rid Delhi of corruption, had formed government in the national capital, with outside support from the Congress, on December 28, 2013.
The announcement came despite stiff opposition from BJP heavyweight LK Advani. His supporters argue that it was inevitable after the Gujarat Chief Minister was made the chairman of the BJP's election strategy committee, which virtually made him the party's face for the national elections due by May.
She often uses her status of a monk to political advantage. Yet she is not the calm monk. Uma Bharti is fiery, she is unpredictable - she can be overtly coy, moody and playful in quick succession.
Akhilesh Yadav, who led the Samajwadi Party to a decisive victory last year in the Uttar Pradesh elections, completes one year as Chief Minister today. He is UP's 33rd CM, and the youngest ever.
From being the hand-picked choice of Sonia Gandhi as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to sitting on a 'dharna' in Delhi against division of the state, Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy has turned from a Congress regional leader to a disgruntled rebel in his nearly 39-month tumultuous tenure.
Lagadapati Rajagopal, the man who used pepper spray in Parliament, says he acted in self-defence. He is among the richest MPs from Andhra Pradesh, with some 299 crores to his name according to his affidavit to the Election Commission in 2009. The 53-year-old MP from Vijayawada in 2009 had introduced a private members bill in the Lok Sabha to deal with disruptions by lawmakers and even suggested a mechanism to penalise them.
As Mumbai's new Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria takes charge of the city's police force, his seniors Ahmed Javed and Vijay Kamble are miffed that they were overlooked for the top cop's job.
Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child star of the 1930s who has died at age 85, melted hearts with her trademark blond ringlets and dimpled smile, and was a big bright spot in America's dark Depression era.
Sushil Koirala, Nepal's new prime minister charged with steering the strife-torn country towards stability, is well versed in the rough and tumble of his country's politics, having spent three years in jail for helping to hijack a plane.
Sachin Tendulkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna by President of India Pranab Mukherjee at New Delhi's Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.
Born in 1969 in Hyderabad, India, Satya Nadella finished his schooling at Hyderabad Public School.
India's highly regarded scientist Professor CNR Rao has been conferred the Bharat Ratna for 2013.