The quartet of private citizens who make up the Inspiration4 team, poised to make history aboard a SpaceX rocketship as the first all-civilian crew launched into orbit, may appear at first glance to be everyday people, but they are far from ordinary.
Fifty-nine-year-old MLA Bhupendra Patel was named the next Gujarat Chief Minister at a meeting of BJP legislators on Sunday, a day after the unexpected resignation of Vijay Rupani.
Afghanistan's Taliban on Tuesday announced key posts for their new government, after the hardline Islamists seized control of the country and ousted the previous regime last month.
Swedish pop icons Abba on Thursday announced that they are releasing a new album as well as putting on a show featuring digital avatars.
Afghanistan pop star Aryana Sayeed, who fled from Kabul after her country was taken over by the Taliban, said she is "heartbroken" to see the condition of all those left behind and "disappointed because Afghanistan has been let down by the world."
The defining moment in Kalyan Singh's life was the fall of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992. Just hours after mobs of kar sevaks demolished it, Singh quit as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh owning moral responsibility.
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani prided himself on being one of the foremost global experts on failed states, only to watch his administration collapse.
Twitter India chief Manish Maheshwari, who has been given a new US-based role, posted several photos with his colleagues at the social media giant's office in a farewell thread.
Describing Avasarala Kanyakumari as a wonderful musical ambassador, a top Indian-American lawmaker has said the top-ranking violinist shared the beauty of the Carnatic tradition with music lovers all over the world.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is no longer the world's richest person - that spot has been taken by Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive of Louis Vuitton, according to Forbes real-time billionaires list.
Driving out around five hours north-west of Delhi, when the landscape sheds all pretence of the urbane and starts resembling something straight out of the movie Dangal or Sultan, is the home of one of India's newest sports stars.
"She gave her Arjuna Award prize money for the treatment of her mother's kidney transplant," Tiken Borgohain told NDTV as he recounted his daughter Lovlina's fights outside the ring that were far tougher than those inside it.
Nina Singh, a 1989-batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has become the first woman in the state to rise to the Director General rank, the highest in the police force.