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Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of India's opposition Congress party

Jul 04, 2019 - 8:14 AM

'As president of the Congress party, I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election, Gandhi says in a statement on his official Twitter account

Indian National Congress party president Rahul Gandhi speaks during a political rally ahead of phase 3 of India's general election, at Bajipura village near Bardoli, some 300 kms from Ahmedabad on April 19, 2019. - India's mammoth six-week general election kicked off April 11, with polling stations in the country's northeast among the first to open. Gujarat state will go to the polls during phase 3 of India's general election on April 23. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

India's opposition Congress backs Rahul Gandhi after poll defeat

May 25, 2019 - 9:39 PM

'Party President Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation but it was unanimously rejected by the members of Congress Working Commission,' says a party spokesman

Indian National Congress party president Rahul Gandhi speaks during a political rally ahead of phase 3 of India's general election, at Bajipura village near Bardoli, some 300 kms from Ahmedabad on April 19, 2019. - India's mammoth six-week general election kicked off April 11, with polling stations in the country's northeast among the first to open. Gujarat state will go to the polls during phase 3 of India's general election on April 23. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

Indian man amputates finger after voting for wrong party

Apr 19, 2019 - 6:49 PM

An Indian man says he became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine and voted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party instead of its regional rival in Uttar Pradesh state

Indian prime minister trots and treads in fitness video

Jun 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Narendra Modi talks about the 'refreshing and rejuvenating' benefits of his exercise workout in a video posted online

This screenshot taken from a video posted on India Prime Minister twitter handle, shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga following a fitness challenge in New Delhi on June 13, 2018. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 13 posted a video of himself doing knee bends, walking backwards and stretching on a rock in response to a trending social media fitness challenge. / AFP PHOTO / -

Ivanka Trump a 'rockstar' in India, despite criticism

Nov 29, 2017 - 11:20 PM

US President Donald Trump's eldest daughter steals the show at the summit in Hyderabad, where Indian officials fete the 36-year-old presidential adviser with a grand reception usually reserved for heads of state

Modi appoints India's first female defense minister

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Nirmala Sitharaman a junior minister who oversaw the commerce and trade portfolio joins 5 other women in India s cabinet

Xi warns of globalization backlash at BRICS summit

Oct 17, 2016 - 12:20 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping says deep seated imbalances that triggered the [2008] financial crisis are far from being resolved

In this photograph released by the Indian Press Information Bureau on October 16, 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS Summit in Goa. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PIB" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVE / AFP PHOTO / PIB / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PIB" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVE

India divided as battle over sedition arrest turns ugly

Feb 22, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Some fear Kanhaiya Kumar s arrest is politically motivated and meant to send a message to activists

epa05167973 Communist student wing shout slogans during a protest against Kanhaiya Kumar arrest issue in Calcutta, eastern India, 18 February 2016. According to reports, students' union president Kanhaiya was sent in the judicial custody for 14 days after Indian police filed sedition charges against him in connection with a protest against the execution of a Kashmiri separatist, Afzal guru. EPA/PIYAL ADHIKARY