Penelope Fillon, long a low-profile political wife, has been thrust into the spotlight with a scandal bearing her name -- "Penelopegate" -- that is dimming her husband Francois Fillon's hopes of becoming France's next president.
Despite several protest marches and a staunch critique of Carrie Lam presented by student and face of 'umbrella revolution' Joshua Wong yesterday. Ms Lam was chosen as newly elected Chief Executive of Hong Kong by a pro-establishment committee comprising 1200 members.
Yesterday, Dinesh Sharma was named as one of the two deputies for the new UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. For Mr Sharma, the affable mayor of Lucknow, it was a slow and steady rise to the post of the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
Long before the BJP had sounded the poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh, the party carried out a survey in 2016 to figure out who would be a good choice for the party's chief ministerial candidate. Yogi Adityanath's name was among those who seemed to have the popular support.
NRI businessmen Hindujas have retained their position as the richest Asians in the UK in 2017 with an estimated wealth of 19 billion pounds, an increase of 2.5 billion pounds over last year, according to an annual ranking of the richest Asians in Britain.
A national-level football player- turned politician, Nongthombam Biren Singh has scored a winning goal to occupy the chief minister's chair a year after revolting against the Ibobi Singh-led Congress government.