As voting begins for the Uttar Pradesh election today, a debutante who has drawn attention is Mriganka Singh, the daughter of Hukum Singh the BJP parliamentarian known for his controversial claims of an exodus from a Muslim-dominated town.
A lawyer for first lady Melania Trump argued in a lawsuit filed Monday that an article falsely alleging she once worked for an escort service hurt her chance to establish "multimillion dollar business relationships" during the years in which she would be "one of the most photographed women in the world."
Navjot Singh Sidhu spent months in negotiations with the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress before deciding on the latter as his next political posting. He joined in January and has since been a star campaigner for his new party, drawing mega crowds. Mr Sidhu was a BJP member of Parliament from Amritsar in Punjab for ten years before the party decided to field now union minister Arun Jaitley from the constituency instead in 2014, which eventually led to the cricketer-turned-politician quitting the party last year.
Five years before Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991, the US Central Intelligence Agency had prepared a very detailed and thorough "brief" on what would happen if he is assassinated or makes an "abrupt departure" from the Indian political scene.
On the eve of his 87th birthday, Pandit Jasraj is in no mood for serious questions on classical music, its future, or on his politics views. "It's my birthday. I'm entitled to a fun interview," he said.
France's former premier Manuel Valls, relegated to underdog in the race for the Socialists' presidential nomination, is banking on his record as a reform-minded pragmatist to win Sunday's primary run-off.
Begum Rasul's autobiography is breezy and anecdotal but the tone conceals her serious role in the debates on separate electorates in the Constituent Assembly where she was one of the 28 Muslim League members, more importantly, the Assembly's only Muslim woman. Her daughter, Zeenat Iman who lives in Delhi, feels her mother never got her due from historians.
December 1946. The Constituent Assembly was starting the debate on a new Constitution. The icons of the national movement: Nehru, Patel, Prasad, Ambedkar, Sarojini Naidu had spoken on democracy, on fundamental rights, on liberty. And then on December 16th 1946, the voice of Jaipal Singh was heard for the first time.
At 95, Jal Devi is perhaps the oldest candidate standing for election this time. Fed up with bigger parties, who she says, have not done much for her village, the nonagenarian filed her nomination as an independent for the Khergarh assembly seat near Agra, Uttar Pradesh.