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Called "Best PM India Never Had", Pranab Mukherjee Had Bipartisan Respect

Called "Best PM India Never Had", Pranab Mukherjee Had Bipartisan Respect

NDTV News Desk | Monday August 31, 2020

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.

Chetan Chauhan, Former Cricketer And UP Minister, Dies Of COVID-19

Chetan Chauhan, Former Cricketer And UP Minister, Dies Of COVID-19

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Sunday August 16, 2020, New Delhi

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.

PM Modi Becomes Longest Serving Non-Congress Prime Minister

PM Modi Becomes Longest Serving Non-Congress Prime Minister

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Thursday August 13, 2020, New Delhi

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, First Asian-American Pick For Major-Party Ticket

Kamala Harris, First Asian-American Pick For Major-Party Ticket

Jeffrey Taylor, Bloomberg | Wednesday August 12, 2020

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, Veteran BJP Leader And Former Minister, Is J&K Lt Governor

Manoj Sinha, Veteran BJP Leader And Former Minister, Is J&K Lt Governor

Reported by Neeta Sharma | Thursday August 06, 2020, New Delhi

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.

Amar Singh, The Deft Political Player With Friends In Every Room

Amar Singh, The Deft Political Player With Friends In Every Room

Press Trust of India | Sunday August 02, 2020, New Delhi

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.

Somen Mitra, The Veteran Congress Leader's 5 Decades In Politics

Somen Mitra, The Veteran Congress Leader's 5 Decades In Politics

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 30, 2020, Kolkata

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.

Govind Singh Dotasara Appointed As Rajasthan Congress Chief

Govind Singh Dotasara Appointed As Rajasthan Congress Chief

Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 14, 2020, Jaipur

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.

Anchal Gangwal, Tea Seller's Daughter, Becomes Indian Air Force Pilot

Anchal Gangwal, Tea Seller's Daughter, Becomes Indian Air Force Pilot

Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 23, 2020, Bhopal

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.

"My Father Spent A Year's Salary On My Plane Ticket To US": Sundar Pichai

"My Father Spent A Year's Salary On My Plane Ticket To US": Sundar Pichai

Edited by Shatabdi Chowdhury | Monday June 08, 2020, New Delhi

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Google CEO Sundar Pichai had a special message for the graduating class of 2020: Be open, be impatient, be hopeful.

All About Justice S Muralidhar Who Said "Can't Let Another 1984 Happen"

All About Justice S Muralidhar Who Said "Can't Let Another 1984 Happen"

NDTV News Desk | Thursday February 27, 2020, New Delhi

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."

Tapas Pal Could Never Shake Off Memorable Character He Played In His First Film

Tapas Pal Could Never Shake Off Memorable Character He Played In His First Film

Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Tuesday February 18, 2020, Kolkata

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.

All You Need To Know About Imran Hussain, Delhi's Minister Designate

All You Need To Know About Imran Hussain, Delhi's Minister Designate

Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Saturday February 15, 2020, New Delhi

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 Sunday

Arvind Kejriwal Swearing-In Ceremony: Kailash Gahlot, Najafgarh MLA, To Take Oath As Delhi Minister On Sunday

Edited 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.

Arvind Kejriwal Swearing-In Event: Rajendra Gautam To Take Oath As Delhi Minister

Arvind Kejriwal Swearing-In Event: Rajendra Gautam To Take Oath As Delhi Minister

Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Saturday February 15, 2020, New Delhi

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.