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  • Kuldip Singh Chandpuri: Hero Of Battle Of Longewala Who Defied Pak Tanks
    Famously known for the heroics and volour that he and his men displayed on the night of December 5, 1971 during the battle of Longewala (Laungewala) to stop the onslaught by tanks of a determined Pakistani Army, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was always a fighter - be it for Chandigarh's civic issues or his last battle against cancer.
  • In Chhattisgarh Polls, Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Niece Fights For His Legacy
    The BJP was taken by surprise when the Congress decided to field former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh from the Rajnandgaon constituency in the assembly election.
  • From Saudi Royal Insider To Open Critic: Khashoggi, Man Of Contradictions
    A complex man of contradictions, journalist Jamal Khashoggi went from being a Saudi royal family insider to an outspoken critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom's government, and was ultimately killed inside its consulate in Istanbul. In his final column for The Washington Post, Khashoggi perhaps presciently pleaded for greater freedom of expression in the Middle East.
  • Raman Singh, BJP's Longest-Serving Chief Minister, Wasn't Its 1st Choice
    Raman Singh wasn't the BJP's first choice as Chhattisgarh chief minister when the party came to power in 2003 in the first election after the state was born. But with the BJP's main face in the state, Dilip Singh Judeo, seen taking money on video, the party looked towards Raman Singh, then a minister of state in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led National Democratic Alliance government at the centre.
  • Karuna Shukla, PM Vajpayee's Niece, Fronts Congress' Plan In Chhattisgarh
    The BJP was taken by surprise when the Congress decided to field former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh from the Rajnandgaon constituency in the assembly election.
  • How CNN's Jim Acosta Became The Reporter Trump Loves To Hate
    The news conference was beaming live across the nation. The country's leader was hunched over a podium before reporters. CNN's Jim Acosta gripped a microphone and fired off a tough question.
  • 10 Things To Know About RBI Governor Urjit Patel Who Took On Government
    Two years ago, when Urjit Patel replaced the flamboyant Raghuram Rajan as the 24th governor of the Reserve Bank of India, he had a quiet first day at work away from media glare. He had already served as the deputy governor at the RBI for three years before that. He was expected to maintain a low profile unlike his predecessor who had reportedly upset some segments of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government by speaking out in areas outside the direct purview of the central bank. And now sources in the Prime Minister's office were quoted as saying that the government was upset with the RBI for going public with its criticism. Officials were worried that such a rift could tarnish the country's image among investors, the sources added. Urjit Patel may consider resigning given a breakdown in relations with the government, sources said on Wednesday.
  • Friends, Neighbours Remember Delhi Pilot Who Flew Doomed Indonesian Plane
    Bhavye Suneja's family was eagerly waiting for him to return home for Diwali, a feature at their Delhi residence that has continued for years. That wait tragically ended Monday for all times to come.
  • Known As "Tropical Trump", Jair Bolsonaro Is Brazil's New President
    Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, promising a fundamental change in direction for the giant Latin American country, the latest to take a turn to the right.
  • M Nageswar Rao Takes Interim Charge As CBI Faces Its Worst Crisis
    M Nageswar Raotook temporary charge of the CBI or Central Bureau of Investigation in the early hours of Wednesday after the government, in a late-night move, sent the top two officers of the agency, director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana, on "compulsory leave".
  • Saudi's Young Crown Prince: Reformer Or Authoritarian?
    Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman has shaken up the ultraconservative oil superpower with economic, social and religious reforms since becoming crown prince last year. But many now see his crackdown on any dissent as verging on authoritarianism.
  • ND Tiwari: Four-time Chief Minister Of Congress Dies At 93
    Veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari died on his 93rd birthday on Thursday after a prolonged illness.
  • MJ Akbar, Accused In MeToo, First Minister In PM Modi's Council To Resign
    In his long career, Mobashar Jawed Akbar wore many hats. He was a pioneering editor, erudite author and a lawmaker who represented both the BJP and the Congress in parliament -- a rare feat for someone who is not a career-politician.
  • Prashant Kishor Is Now Second Most Powerful In Nitish Kumar's Party
    Prashant Kishor, the political strategist who joined Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) last month, is officially the second most powerful man in Bihar's ruling party.
  • From Junior Engineer To Godman: The Rise, Arrest And Fall Of Rampal
    Self-styled godman Rampal, 67, who was convicted in two cases of murder by a court in Haryana on Thursday is no stranger to controversies.

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