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Jagdeep Dhankhar, Former Bengal Governor, To Contest Against Margaret Alva

Jagdeep Dhankhar, Former Bengal Governor, To Contest Against Margaret Alva

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Friday August 05, 2022

Jagdeep Dhankhar, advocate, politician and the NDA candidate for the post of the Vice President, is best known for his role as the former Governor of Bengal, when his frequent run-ins with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee generated many a headline -- h

Babul Supriyo: From Singer To BJP Poster Boy To Mamata Banerjee's Minister

Babul Supriyo: From Singer To BJP Poster Boy To Mamata Banerjee's Minister

Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 03, 2022, Kolkata

Babul Supriyo, who was on Wednesday sworn in as a minister in Mamata Banerjee's cabinet, has had a roller-coaster ride, from being a popular playback singer to BJP's poster boy in West Bengal to joining the Trinamool government.

Asia Has New Richest Woman - India's Savitri Jindal

Asia Has New Richest Woman - India's Savitri Jindal

Venus Fang and Josephine Walker, Bloomberg | Saturday July 30, 2022

Yang Huiyan is no longer Asia's richest woman as China's property crisis hammers the nation's developers, including her Country Garden Holdings Co.

Droupadi Murmu Is India's Youngest, First Tribal President

Droupadi Murmu Is India's Youngest, First Tribal President

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 21, 2022, New Delhi

President-elect Droupadi Murmu. The arc of triumph forged through personal tragedy is complete for the unassuming politician who started public life as a councillor in Odisha and will be written into history as India's first tribal president.

Ranil Wickremesinghe: From PM To President In Sri Lanka's Troubled Times

Ranil Wickremesinghe: From PM To President In Sri Lanka's Troubled Times

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 21, 2022, Colombo

Ranil Wickremesinghe, a seasoned politician who was appointed as the Prime Minister in May to deal with Sri Lanka's worst economic crisis in decades, faces new challenges to fix a collapsed economy, end political turmoil and unite Sri Lanka.

Rishi Sunak: On The Tough Road To Become The "Custodian Of UK"

Rishi Sunak: On The Tough Road To Become The "Custodian Of UK"

Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 20, 2022, London

Rishi Sunak is now the closest anyone of Indian origin has ever been to take charge as British Prime Minister, after his Conservative Party colleagues voted overwhelmingly in his favour with 137 votes in the final round on Wednesday.

Fulfillment Of A Lifetime's Ambition For New Sri Lanka President After Election

Fulfillment Of A Lifetime's Ambition For New Sri Lanka President After Election

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 20, 2022, Colombo

Ranil Wickremesinghe, a six-time former prime minister, was backed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party of ousted leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was elected as Sri Lanka new President.

Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Civil War Hero Brought Down By Protests

Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Civil War Hero Brought Down By Protests

Reuters | Wednesday July 13, 2022

Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who oversaw a ruthless crushing of Tamil Tiger guerrillas to end a long-running civil war, had been due to step down on Wednesday.

Japan's Shinzo Abe Sought To Revive Economy, Fulfil Conservative Agenda

Japan's Shinzo Abe Sought To Revive Economy, Fulfil Conservative Agenda

Reuters | Friday July 08, 2022, Tokyo

Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving prime minister, launched his "Abenomics" policies to lift the economy out of deflation, strengthen Japan's military and sought to counter China's growing clout in a historic two-term tenure.

Shinzo Abe: Japan's Longest-Serving Prime Minister

Shinzo Abe: Japan's Longest-Serving Prime Minister

Agence France-Presse | Friday July 08, 2022, Tokyo

Shinzo Abe smashed records as Japan's longest-serving prime minister, championing ambitious economic reform and forging key diplomatic relationships while weathering scandals.

Uddhav Thackeray: Reluctant Chief Minister Whose Tenure Cut Short By Rebellion

Uddhav Thackeray: Reluctant Chief Minister Whose Tenure Cut Short By Rebellion

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 30, 2022, Mumbai

Not many would have thought before the 2019 Maharashtra elections that Uddhav Thackeray, son of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, could snap ties with his party's all-weather ally BJP, and become Chief Minister.

Droupadi Murmu: Former Teacher, Tribal Leader, Now Presidential Candidate

Droupadi Murmu: Former Teacher, Tribal Leader, Now Presidential Candidate

Asian News International | Friday June 24, 2022, New Delhi

Droupadi Murmu, the first woman tribal leader to file her nomination for the top constitutional post of the country, is a seasoned politician from Odisha coupled with an extensive background in the field of academics.

10 Years After "Gangnam Style", South Korean Rapper Psy Reflects On Life

10 Years After "Gangnam Style", South Korean Rapper Psy Reflects On Life

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 08, 2022, Seoul

Ten years after "Gangnam Style" became a global phenomenon, South Korean rapper Psy is living his best life - proud of his "greatest trophy" and free from the pressure of repeating that unprecedented success.

Texas Gunman Was Bullied At School, "Lashed Out Against Peers": Reports

Texas Gunman Was Bullied At School, "Lashed Out Against Peers": Reports

Edited by Akhil Kumar | Wednesday May 25, 2022, New Delhi

Ramos reportedly dropped out of school after repeated bullying. "He missed long periods of high school, classmates said, and was not on track to graduate with them this year," a report said.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Child Of War To Two-Term WHO Chief

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Child Of War To Two-Term WHO Chief

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 24, 2022, Geneva

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is guaranteed to secure a second term as WHO chief, describes himself as a man of peace, shaped by a childhood in war.