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Hans Raj Bhardwaj, who was an Indian Politician and belonged to Indian National Congress, recently passed away. He was the Union minister for Law and justice for five years the minister of state for nine years. Hans Raj Bhardwaj introduced the concept of rural courts (Gram Nyayalayas) in India. He had also served as the Governor ..
Former Trinamool Congress MP and Bengali actor Tapas Paul recently died of cardiac arrest at the age of 61. He was a Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar for two terms and elected MLA from Alipore. The debut film of Paul is ‘Dadar Kirti’, which was released in 1980. He was also awarded the Filmfare Award ..
On 17 Nov, Gotabaya Rajapaksha, a former defense secretary and intelligence officer has won Sri Lanka’s presidential elections. He was also accused of committing human rights violations. He defeated his main opponent, Sajith Premadasa of the ruling United National Party (UNP). He won with more than 52% of the nearly 16 million possible votes. His ..
On 15 Nov, Chilean political parties agreed to hold a referendum next April to replace the country’s dictatorship-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who want the country’s social and economic model overhauled. The referendum will ask Voters will be asked whether they approve the idea of a new constitution and whether current lawmakers should ..
Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva has been named as the new Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the first person from an emerging market economy to lead the IMF. Georgieva will succeed Christine Lagarde for a five-year term from October 2019.
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