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  • 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.
  • Comedy Group AIB's Gursimran Khamba Sent On Leave Over #MeToo Allegations
    Gursimran Khamba, one of the founding members of comedy group AIB, has been placed on temporary "leave of absence", over allegations linked to the #MeToo movement, the organisation said in a statement on Monday. Khamba, a prominent face of the comedy collective, has been accused by a woman of misconduct but has categorically denied "any violation of consent".
  • Jamal Khashoggi, Journalist Believed Dead, A Sharp Critic Of Saudi Royals
    Jamal Khashoggi, the prominent Saudi journalist missing since he entered his country's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, has been an outspoken critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom's government.
  • New US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh A Conservative Stalwart
    A graduate of the best schools, a regular churchgoer, coach of his daughters' basketball teams, a former White House lawyer and an appeals court judge.
  • Denis Mukwege: Nobel-Winning Doctor Who Treated Sexual Violence Survivors
    In Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.
  • Nadia Murad: From ISIS Slave To Nobel Laureate
    Nadia Murad survived the worst cruelties ever inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, before becoming a global champion of their cause and winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Chanda Kochhar: The Fall Of A Feisty Woman Who Broke The Glass Ceiling
    In mid-February, a lobby group chose Chanda Kochhar, the then head of ICICI Bank, for an interactive session with the visiting Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. A little over a month later, the toast of the town was battling allegations of impropriety that led to a multi-agency probe and an eventual forced leave-of-absence.
  • A Trump Protest, A Fur Coat, A Viral Photo: What Did It All Mean?
    Dianne Bruce's unintended notoriety dates to a Saturday evening in April 2017. Bruce was enjoying a quiet "no makeup Saturday night" at her home in a leafy, posh area of Washington, D.C., where the 74-year-old Washington native has lived for 20 years and where, according to Zillow, home prices average $1.25 million.
  • Gita Gopinath, New IMF Chief Economist, Was A Delhi University Student
    India-born economist Gita Gopinath was today appointed the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), making her the second Indian after former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to hold the position.
  • All About Justice Indu Malhotra, Who Dissented In Sabarimala Verdict
    As a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court struck down the ban on the entry of women into Kerala's renowned Sabarimala Temple, the only woman judge on the bench, Indu Malhotra, dissented with the majority verdict, saying courts must not interfere with issues concerning "deep religious sentiments".
  • Know About Maldives' New President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
    With flags raised high and dancing on the streets, Maldives cheers for its new President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who defeated Abdulla Yameen in the 2018 presidential election to claim the title. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the elections with 134,616 votes. He registered the victory with the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Abdulla Yameen. His party struggled for visibility with the electorate and the media, but the outcome turned out to be favourable. Abdulla Yameen on Monday conceded defeat in elections, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in Maldives. The Indian External Affairs Ministry called for deepening country's partnership and ties with Maldives with a change in the leadership. "This election marks not only the triumph of democratic forces in the Maldives, but also reflects the firm commitment to the values of democracy and the rule of law," the statement said.
  • Mukesh Ambani Walks Daughter Isha At 'Fairytale' Engagement Party
    Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha's reported engagement ceremony in Italy saw many candid moments of India's richest family, photos and videos of which are being widely shared on social media. The stunning lakeside venue in northern Italy's Lake Como, with mountains in the backdrop, set stage for what looked a fairy-tale event.
  • Top Scientist KN Vyas Appointed As Atomic Energy Commission Chief
    Renowned scientist Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas has been appointed the secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy and chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, according to an official order issued on Tuesday.

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