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Tarun Gogoi, Trusted Congress Old-Timer Who Took Risks And Won

Tarun Gogoi, Trusted Congress Old-Timer Who Took Risks And Won

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday November 23, 2020

Tarun Gogoi, the chief minister of Assam for three continuous terms who changed the face of the state from a hotbed of insurgency to a land of opportunities, is no more.

Soumitra Chatterjee, A Household Name In Bengal, Now A Memory

Soumitra Chatterjee, A Household Name In Bengal, Now A Memory

Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Sunday November 15, 2020

Soumitra Chatterjee, who captivated Bengal with his luminescent performances on the Bengali silver screen for 62 years, who would have turned 86 on the 19th of January next year, died today after a 40-day struggle at the hospital, battling COVID-19, complications and comorbidities.

Kamala Harris, Repeat Trailblazer, Makes History With Many Firsts

Kamala Harris, Repeat Trailblazer, Makes History With Many Firsts

NDTV Newsdesk | Saturday November 07, 2020

Kamala Harris has made history as the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American Vice President of America.

"You Can Be President": Kamala Harris' Chat With Grandniece Wins Internet

"You Can Be President": Kamala Harris' Chat With Grandniece Wins Internet

Edited by Nandini Gupta | Saturday November 07, 2020, New Delhi

In the adorable video shared by Meena Harris, the niece of Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris is seen with a little girl believed to be her grandniece reassuring the child -you could be the president-.

Jack Ma: Ebullient, Unconventional Billionaire And Totem Of China's Rise

Jack Ma: Ebullient, Unconventional Billionaire And Totem Of China's Rise

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 04, 2020, Beijing

Jack Ma, the ebullient and unconventional billionaire founder of tech giant Alibaba, now finds himself battling the ignominy of having the world's biggest-ever IPO halted days before its launch by Chinese regulators.

Special Victory Prayers For Kamala Harris In Ancestral Tamil Nadu Village

Special Victory Prayers For Kamala Harris In Ancestral Tamil Nadu Village

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday November 03, 2020, Chennai

As the United States of America gears up for polls today, special prayers were held for the victory of Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Kamala Harris at a temple in her maternal grandfather's ancestral village in Tamil Nadu.

Kamala Harris May Make History, In Her Own Way

Kamala Harris May Make History, In Her Own Way

Chelsea Janes, The Washington Post | Monday November 02, 2020

Sen. Kamala Harris was in the midst of a frenzied campaign swing last year when a mother introduced her two young Black daughters, and Harris asked their names. The younger sister, Maya, looked down, too shy to answer, so Harris lifted up her chin and looked her in the eyes, saying, "You always hold that chin up."

Jill Biden: A Chance To Transform The Role Of First Lady

Jill Biden: A Chance To Transform The Role Of First Lady

Agence France-Presse | Friday October 30, 2020, Washington

Jill Biden is no stranger to the glare of the political spotlight. Her husband has been a Washington insider since they wed in 1977, and she was America's second lady for eight years.

Melania Trump: The Reluctant First Lady

Melania Trump: The Reluctant First Lady

Agence France-Presse | Friday October 30, 2020, Washington

Melania Trump has been at the receiving end of criticism about everything from her words to her clothes. At times, she has seemed less than enthralled with life in the White House.

Luv Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha's Son, Among Young Leaders On Bihar Frontline

Luv Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha's Son, Among Young Leaders On Bihar Frontline

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Wednesday October 28, 2020, Patna, Bihar

Bihar is witnessing several young leaders this time on the frontline as it elects its next government in the three-phased polls, the country's biggest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Actor-turned-politician Luv Sinha, following his father and Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha's footsteps, is one such leader.

Jitan Ram Manjhi: National Democratic Alliance's Most Prominent Dalit Face

Jitan Ram Manjhi: National Democratic Alliance's Most Prominent Dalit Face

NDTV News Desk | Wednesday October 28, 2020

Jitan Ram Manjhi has spent the better part of his four-decades-long political career as a leader of parties in power. From the Congress to the undivided Janata Dal, and later its splinter groups - Lalu Yadav's RJD and Nitish Kumar's JDU - he has jumped from one party to another whenever a shift in power took place.

Chandrika Rai, Tej Pratap's Father-In-Law, Seeks 7th Win From Bihar's Parsa

Chandrika Rai, Tej Pratap's Father-In-Law, Seeks 7th Win From Bihar's Parsa

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Wednesday October 28, 2020, Patna/New Delhi

Former Bihar minister and six-time MLA Chandrika Rai, whose daughter Aishwarya has filed for divorce from Tej Pratap Yadav, Lalu Yadav's son, and who was a senior RJD leader, will now defend the Parsa seat as a JDU candidate

'Son Of Mallah': From Bollywood To Battleground Bihar

'Son Of Mallah': From Bollywood To Battleground Bihar

NDTV News Desk | Wednesday October 28, 2020, New Delhi

Mukesh Sahani's Vikassheel Insaan Party, or the VIP, is the newest entrant to the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar. The "son of Mallah or boatman", as Mr Sahani is known, has been given 11 seats by the BJP from its share of 12

Shreyasi Singh, Commonwealth Shooter, Is BJP Candidate From Bihar's Jamui

Shreyasi Singh, Commonwealth Shooter, Is BJP Candidate From Bihar's Jamui

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Shylaja Varma | Tuesday October 27, 2020, Patna/New Delhi

Shreyasi Singh, a Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning shooter, is a BJP candidate in the Bihar assembly election. The 30-year-old entered politics only recently and joined the BJP earlier this month.

Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP's Old Warhorse, Tested Amid Party's Twin Bihar Troubles

Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP's Old Warhorse, Tested Amid Party's Twin Bihar Troubles

Reported by Manish Kumar | Tuesday October 27, 2020, Patna/ New Delhi

Sushil Kumar Modi, Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister, has been the quintessential organisation man with formidable clout as the BJP's tallest leader in the state.