Former President Pranab Mukherjee, the elder statesman of Indian politics, described by many as the "best Prime Minister India never had" , has died at 84. He had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been on ventilator since a surgery to remove a brain clot earlier this month.
Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Chetan Chauhan, one of Indian cricket's most well-known openers, died on Sunday from COVID-19 related complications after being put on life support for nearly 36 hours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday became the fourth-longest serving Prime Minister of India surpassing Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure. The feat also makes PM Modi the country's longest-serving Prime Minister not from the Congress.
Kamala Harris made a career of straddling issues and rebranding herself while moving from prosecutor to legislator. Now the Democratic vice presidential nominee will have to rebound from her hard-nosed law enforcement record to become an agent of change in the age of racial justice protests.
Manoj Sinha, a senior BJP leader and among the party's top choices for the post of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in 2017, is the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The appointment was today confirmed by the Rashtrapati Bhawan, hours after former IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu resigned.
Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday at the age of 64, skilfully navigated the intersection of politics and corporate world and then imbued it with a dash of filmy glamour as he struck a unique bond with socialist patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to imprint his stamp on the coalition-era politics.
West Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra, who died on Thursday, will go down in history as a leader who could make friends with rivals with the consummate ease of a political craftsman but failed to prevent a debilitating split in the party and presided over its gradualdecline.
Once a practising lawyer, Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara's elevation to the post of the state Congress chief came almost 15 years after he contested his first election to become a member of a panchayat samiti in the state.
Obstacles cannot stop a person from realising dreams if one has the determination, and this has been proved by 24-year-old Anchal Gangwal, a tea seller's daughter who recently joined the Indian Air Force as Flying Officer.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Google CEO Sundar Pichai had a special message for the graduating class of 2020: Be open, be impatient, be hopeful.
Hours before his transfer order on Wednesday, which the government says was routine after the Supreme Court collegium's recommendation on February 12, Justice S Muralidhar had said: "We cannot let another 1984-like event happen in this country."
Bengali actor-politician Tapas Pal, who died of a cardiac arrest at 61, will be remembered as Kedar Chatterjee. That is the name of the character the actor and former Trinamool Congress lawmaker played in his first film, Dadar Kirti.
Imran Hussain, the Ballimaran MLA, has been retained as a Cabinet minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government. He will take oath of office on Sunday along with his five Cabinet colleagues and Arvind Kejriwal, who will be sworn in as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third time.
Arvind Kejriwal Swearing-In Ceremony: Kailash Gahlot, Najafgarh MLA, To Take Oath As Delhi Minister On SundayEdited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Saturday February 15, 2020, New Delhi
Kailash Gehlot, the Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Delhi's Najafgarh, took care of two of the most important focus areas of Arvind Kejriwal's previous government- transport and environment.
Rajendra Pal Gautam, the minister of social welfare in the incumbent Delhi government, will on Sunday take oath as a minister in the new Arvind Kejriwal government.