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Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party

Dec 16, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Rahul Gandhi will confront his first test as Congress leader this week when election results emerge from Gujarat, premier Narendra Modi's home state, which the Bharatiya Janata Party has ruled for over two decades

HIS TURN. In this file photo, now President of the Indian National Congress party Rahul Gandhi (center), waves while being garlanded during a political rally November 11, 2017. Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

India's Congress party names Rahul Gandhi president

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The announcement caps years of speculation that the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty would take over from his 71-year-old mother Sonia who has led the party for nearly two decades

THE FAMILY. This combination of file pictures created shows (from left) the first prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru in India in 1946; Nehru's daughter Indira Gandhi, the third prime minister of India, in November 1971; her son Rajiv Gandhi, the sixth prime minister of India, in New Delhi on May 20, 1991; his wife Sonia Gandhi, long-time president of India's Congress Party, in New Delhi on December 4, 2013; and Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi's son Rahul Gandhi, Indian Congress Party leader, in Ghaziabad on February 8, 2017. AFP

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Indian lawmakers vote to pick the country s president who is certain to come from the lowest Dalit caste

This file photo taken on June 23, 2017 shows Ram Nath Kovind (L) as he leaves an National Democratic Alliance meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and top Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani (C) in New Delhi. Stringer/AFP

India sets dates for world's biggest election

Mar 05, 2014 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED The biggest election in history will see 814 million adults eligible to vote from the remote Himalayas in the north to India s tropical southern tip – 100 million more than last time in 2009

INDIA'S NEXT PRIME MINISTER? Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi speaks at the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) national convention in New Delhi, India on 27 February 2014. EPA

Chief minister quits in row over new Indian state

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:18 PM

A bill is expected to be introduced in parliament s upper house to carve the new state called Telangana from Andhra Pradesh after a decades long campaign

NEW INDIAN STATE? An Indian supporter of Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) party holds a map as he celebrates the planned creation of Telangana state in Hyderabad on February 18, 2014. Noah Seelam/AFP

India approves historic anti-corruption law

Dec 19, 2013 - 8:35 AM

The bill s approval comes as general elections loom early next year and as the electorate has become increasingly incensed over a string of corruption scandals that have engulfed the nation

CENTER OF POWER. A general view of the Parliament building in New Delhi, India, 17 December 2013. EPA/Stringer

India's ruling party in disarray over criminal lawmakers

Sep 27, 2013 - 7:15 PM

The government attempted to overturn a Supreme Court decision that national and state lawmakers should be disqualified if they are convicted in criminal cases