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Profile: Ram Nath Kovind

  By Andalib Akhter Ram Nath Kovind, the National Democratic Alliance’s presidential nominee for the India’s highest constitutional post could be seen by many as a surprised choice of BJP, but the people who know him believe he is best pick for country top post in current political scenario. His candidature has surprised many as … Continue reading Profile: Ram Nath Kovind

Know about Meira Kumar

Opposition’s candidate for Presidential election Meira Kumar is a well know Dalit leader of the country. A five time member of Parliament, Congress leader Meira Kumar is the daughter of former deputy Prime Minister, freedom fighter and social crusader Babu Jagjivan Ram. She is the second Dalit leader to become Speaker after GMC Balyogi. Born … Continue reading Know about Meira Kumar

Biography: António Guterres, UN Chief

António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder … Continue reading Biography: António Guterres, UN Chief

Sandeep Jajodia; President-ASSOCHAM

AMN The new President-ASSOCHAM, Sandeep Jajodia, is young, self-motivated and dynamic visionary. He is a man of strong judgment and deep insight, who has concertedly led his Monnet Group’s emergence into a formidable corporate entity on the Indian economic horizon. With his committed focus and dedicated passion, Mr. Jajodia has steered the Group’s evolution as … Continue reading Sandeep Jajodia; President-ASSOCHAM

Urjit Patel, the New Boss of RBI

by Andalib Akhter Ending long speculation over choice of Raghuram Rajan’s successor, Government on August 20 appointed Urjit Patel as new Governor of Reserve Bank of India RBI. He will assume office on September 5th. Urjit Patel was a RBI Deputy Governor prior to his elevation. Patel will be 24th Governor of RBI. His tenure … Continue reading Urjit Patel, the New Boss of RBI

BEZWADA WILSON

Human rights activist Bezwada Wilson has been selected for the prestigious Magsaysay Award for 2016. Bezwada Wilson was born to a Dalit family in Kolar Gold Fields township in Karnataka state. Although his family had been engaged in manual scavenging for generations, he was spared the labor to be the first in his family to … Continue reading BEZWADA WILSON

T M Krishna, the musician

South Indian classical musician T M Krishna  is among winners of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016 The healing power of music is an idea that often does not rise beyond being a platitude, a comfortable truism. But a young artist in India is showing that music can indeed be a deeply transformative force … Continue reading T M Krishna, the musician

AaH! MUHAMMAD ALI

Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) who died on June 3, was an American former heavyweight champion boxerand one of the greatest sporting figures of the 20th century. An Olympic gold medalist and the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title three times, Ali won 56 times in his 21-year professional career. Ali’s outspokenness on issues of race, … Continue reading AaH! MUHAMMAD ALI

6 Indians among TIME’s 100 most influential people

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, tennis star Sania Mirza, actress Priyanka Chopra, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and founders of Flipkart Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal have been named by Time magazine in its list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’. Time’s annual list, released on Thursday, includes pioneers like American composer Lin Manuel-Miranda, … Continue reading 6 Indians among TIME’s 100 most influential people

P.A. SANGMA-A man of homour N conviction

P.A. SANGMA – A biograpy Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma who passed away on March 4, 2016 following a brief illness belonged to a humble family from a small tribal village in Meghalaya, he rose to the exalted office of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha by sheer dint of his merit, determination … Continue reading P.A. SANGMA-A man of homour N conviction

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POLITICS

BJP website goes live with a tagline — Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar

Our Correspondent / New Delhi n Bharatiya Janata Party’s website was allegedly hacked has come live almost ...

Congress demands Lokpal probe into BJP’s ‘Yeddyurappa Diaries’

BJP dismisses Congress allegations over reported payoffs to its top leaders   Agencies / New Delhi ...

BJP Releases First List: PM Modi to Contest from Varanasi, Amit Shah Gets Advani’s Seat

BJP Releases First List: PM Modi to Contest from Varanasi, Amit Shah Gets Advani's Seat   File ph ...

SPORTS

Prajnesh makes it to Miami Masters main draw

India's number one singles player, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, has made it to the main draw of the Miami Open, his s ...

Mandhana, Jhulan at top of ICC Women’s ODI Rankings

Indian duo of Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami continue to top the batting and bowling charts in the latest ...

India crash out of Asia Mixed Team Badminton Championships

India crashed out of the Asia Mixed Team Badminton Championships at Hong Kong after losing 2-3 to Chinese Taip ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has ...

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