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"Gave Arjuna Award Money To Treat Mother": The Lovlina Borgohain Journey

"Gave Arjuna Award Money To Treat Mother": The Lovlina Borgohain Journey

Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Tuesday August 03, 2021, Baromukhia (Assam)

"She gave her Arjuna Award prize money for the treatment of her mother's kidney transplant," Tiken Borgohain told NDTV as he recounted his daughter Lovlina's fights outside the ring that were far tougher than those inside it.

"Glass Ceilings Will Disappear": Woman Cop Rises To Top Rank In Rajasthan

"Glass Ceilings Will Disappear": Woman Cop Rises To Top Rank In Rajasthan

Written by Harsha Kumari Singh | Monday August 02, 2021, Jaipur

Nina Singh, a 1989-batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has become the first woman in the state to rise to the Director General rank, the highest in the police force.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Once Worked For Tatas: 5 Facts

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Once Worked For Tatas: 5 Facts

NDTV News Desk | Wednesday July 28, 2021, Bengaluru

Basavaraj Bommai, 61, is Karnataka's new Chief Minister. A close aide of BS Yediyurappa and former state Home Minister, Mr Bommai comes from a political family but he is trained as a mechanical engineer.

'32 Years Later...': Basavaraj Bommai To Be New Karnataka Chief Minister

'32 Years Later...': Basavaraj Bommai To Be New Karnataka Chief Minister

Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Tuesday July 27, 2021, New Delhi

Thirty two years after SR Bommai lost the Karnataka Chief Minister's post following defections, Basavaraj Bommai takes over. He succeeds BS Yediyurappa who resigned on Monday.

Space, The Final Frontier For Billionaire Richard Branson

Space, The Final Frontier For Billionaire Richard Branson

Agence France-Presse | Monday July 12, 2021, London

As famous for his thrill-seeking lifestyle and publicity stunts as for his vast business empire, Richard Branson can now check "astronaut" off his to-do list after successfully completing his first spaceflight.

Sarbananda Sonowal Back In PM Modi's Cabinet For A Second Time

Sarbananda Sonowal Back In PM Modi's Cabinet For A Second Time

Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday July 08, 2021, Guwahati

Sarbananda Sonowal, among the Narendra Modi government's first two minsters from the northeast, is likely to be back in the Union ministry after a five-year stint in Assam.

Bhupender Yadav, BJP's Organisation Man, In Union Cabinet Now

Bhupender Yadav, BJP's Organisation Man, In Union Cabinet Now

Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 07, 2021, New Delhi

Bhupender Yadav has long been the go-to person for the BJP top brass for handling a variety of challenges and issues.

Kaushal Kishore, MP From UP's Mohanlalganj, Inducted In Union Cabinet

Kaushal Kishore, MP From UP's Mohanlalganj, Inducted In Union Cabinet

Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 07, 2021, Lucknow

Having spent over three decades in public life, Kaushal Kishore on Wednesday was sworn in as a union minister in the Narendra Modi government.

Santanu Thakur, Matua Leader From Bengal, Becomes Union Minister

Santanu Thakur, Matua Leader From Bengal, Becomes Union Minister

Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 07, 2021, Kolkata

It was a family feud that brought Santanu Thakur into politics and now he is one of the most influential leaders of the politically-crucial Matua community of West Bengal.

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Once Close To Rahul Gandhi, Now PM Modi's Minister

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Once Close To Rahul Gandhi, Now PM Modi's Minister

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday July 07, 2021, New Delhi

Jyotiraditya Scindia, longtime Congress leader turned BJP man whose defection along with 22 loyalists brought Kamal Nath's government crashing down -- has received got his reward.

Pashupati Paras, Who Led LJP Coup, Inducted In Union Cabinet

Pashupati Paras, Who Led LJP Coup, Inducted In Union Cabinet

NDTV News Desk | Wednesday July 07, 2021, New Delhi

Pashupati Paras, the Hajipur MP who led the Lok Janshakti Party coup against his brother Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan in Bihar, is likely to be inducted in the Union Cabinet today.

Assam Ex-Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal May Join Central Cabinet

Assam Ex-Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal May Join Central Cabinet

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Tuesday July 06, 2021, Guwahati

Former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was sounded on a possible central role earlier when Himanta Biswa Sarma replaced him. The inclusion of Dr RK Ranjan Singh, meanwhile, relates to the 2022 Manipur polls amid unrest in the state BJP.

"Changemakers For Their Generation": Several Indian Teens On Diana Award List

"Changemakers For Their Generation": Several Indian Teens On Diana Award List

NDTV News Desk | Tuesday June 29, 2021, New Delhi

Several teenagers from across the country have won the coveted Diana Award for advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Daughter of Odisha Man Who Carried Wife's Corpse Clears Class 10 Exams

Daughter of Odisha Man Who Carried Wife's Corpse Clears Class 10 Exams

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 26, 2021, Bhubaneswar

Chandini Majhi, the daughter of Dana Majhi who carried his wife's corpse on his shoulders for 10 km after allegedly being denied a hearse by the government hospital in Odisha's Kalahandi district, was among the 2,81,658 girls who cleared the exams.

Indian-Origin Journalist Wins Pulitzer Prize For Exposing China's Detention Camps For Muslims

Indian-Origin Journalist Wins Pulitzer Prize For Exposing China's Detention Camps For Muslims

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, New York

Megha Rajagopalan, an Indian-origin journalist, won the Pulitzer Prize for innovative investigative reports that exposed a vast infrastructure of prisons and camps secretly built by China for detaining hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang.