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Sonia Gandhi’s trusted aide, former MP Oscar Fernandes passes away

Oscar Fernandes

Oscar Fernandes

Former minister and Rajya Sabha MP from Congress Oscar Fernandes passed away at the age of 80 on Monday, September 13 in Mangaluru.

The veteran Congress leader was hospitalised after suffering a head injury in July this year.
Fernandes was known to handle tricky negotiations with northeast rebels, government and party matters and was considered to be a close aide of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.


A trained performer of traditional dance forms Kuchipudi and Yakshagana, Fernandes had served as the Union Minister for Transport, Road and Highways and Labour and Employment, in the first UPA government.


Apart from this, he was also the Chairman of Central Election Authority of the All India Congress Committee.


He had also served as the AICC General Secretary apart from being the Parliamentary Secretary to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.  

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Renowned singer KK passes away at 53

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Kolkata

KK passed away at the age of 53 in Kolkata

Renowned playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, passed away at the age of 53 in Kolkata. The singer performed at Nazul Mancha auditorium on Tuesday (May 31). He went to his hotel after his performance and collapsed. He was rushed to Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) at around 10:30 pm, where he was declared brought dead by the doctors. The exact cause of his death is unknown as of now.

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Ambedkar Jayanti: Rare photos of Dr BR Ambedkar that also include his Nagpur visit…

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

On the occasion of Dr Ambedkar’s Jayanti, we bring you some rare pictures  including some, in which he even visited Nagpur…

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who chaired the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly and was also India’s First Minister for Law and Justice. 

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Australian cricket legend Shane Warne passes away at 52

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Mumbai

Shane Warne

Shane Warne

Shane Warne, the legendary Australian spinner, passed away at the age of 52 after suffering a suspected heart attack, his management has confirmed.

A statement by the managenent read: “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

More details are awaited.

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