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Halimah • Singapore’s first Indian woman speaker

Halimah Binte Yacob (born 23 August 1954) is a politician from Singapore. Halimah Yacob (58) is set to become the first woman Speaker of Singapore’s Parliament. Halimah was educated at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and Tanjong Katong Girls’ School, before going on to the University of Singapore where she completed an LLB (Hons) degree in 1978. She was called to the Singapore …

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013, Kochi

IN NEWS: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked Persons of Indian Origin settled in various countries to invest back in India, especially in infrastructure, education, energy, water and agriculture sectors. He was speaking at the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The Divas was jointly organised by the Ministry …

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Tulsi Gabbard • First Hindu U.S. Congress

Tulsi Gabbard was born April 12, 1981. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, was sworn in as member of the 113th Congress. Tulsi Gabbard is an American politician and the Congresswoman for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district. She is the first Hindu ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Though a Hindu, Gabbard is not …

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