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.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was confirmed Tuesday to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, placing a rising Republican political star in charge of advancing President Donald Trump's agenda in an institution whose effectiveness he has questioned.
It will be up to history to render final judgment on Barack Obama's presidency, but the 44th president got at least one positive assessment Friday as he prepared to leave the White House. Chief Usher Angella Reid jokingly advised Obama that he could have his "security deposit back."
Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize may have confounded critics and created enormous expectations, but ultimately it had little influence on his refusal to get drawn into the bloodshed in Syria. In accepting the prize on December 10, 2009, the young US president, elected only a year earlier, gave a steely speech about "war and peace," outlining what would become the pillars of his foreign policy.
With his Sherlock Holmes-style penchant for using multiple disguises to help crack his cases, Giuseppe Dosi was no ordinary policeman. And nearly 36 years after his death, Italians are still discovering the secrets of the "artist detective".
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was present at the launch of filmmaker Karan Johar's autobiography "An Unsuitable Boy" in Mumbai on Monday, said Karan is an intelligent and sensitive man with a gifted quality to understand human emotions.
As Michelle Obama prepares to leave the White House, she's been talking publicly about how eager she is to return to normal life. "I want to open my front door without discussing it with anyone -- and just walk," she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview last year.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala was today cremated with full state honours at his native village Barnala. His son and ex-MLA Gaganjit Singh and grandson Samarpratap Singh jointly lit the pyre. Once the bugle sounded, a pall of silence descended at the cremation ground before police personnel fired shots in air as a mark of respect to the departed leader.
William Peter Blatty's novel and later screenplay for the 1973 film about a demonic possession became a phenomenon and stirred fierce public debate about the occult. The Bethesda, Md., native has died at age 89.
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Nobel Laureate and education activist who aspires to become Prime Minister one day, has given an admission interview at the prestigious Oxford University for studying politics, philosophy and economics, media reports said today.