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India's PM Singh bows out after decade in power

May 17, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Singh s final years in power were marked by slowing economic growth as his government struggled to overcome charges of weak leadership and corruption

DECADE-LONG JOB. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh officially resigns from his post after Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a historic election victory. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Indian PM calls to congratulate Modi on election victory

May 16, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Results so far show Modi on track to succeed Singh with his opposition Bharatiya Janata Party BJP set to secure the first parliamentary majority by a single party in 30 years

BLESSINGS. Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, takes blessings from his mother Heeraben in Gandhinagar, India, 16 May 2014. Yakant Solanki/EPA

Second book claims Indian PM Singh weak, indecisive

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:08 PM

The new book has been written by India s former coal secretary P C Parakh who was later implicated in the so called Coalgate scandal related to allocation of mining rights

BOOK VS SINGH. Former Indian coal secretary PC Parakh holds up a copy of his book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths' on April 14. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

India voters kick off world's biggest election

Apr 07, 2014 - 11:02 AM

Indians start voting in the world s biggest election

ELECTION FEVER. Supporters gather to see India's Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP

China, India and Indonesia – Building trust amidst hostility

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:04 AM

The predominant culture of strategic autonomy in India and Indonesia seems to be dictating their economically beneficial and tension reducing exercises of cooperation with China

Indian PM Singh says will step down after 2014 elections

Jan 03, 2014 - 5:16 PM

India s Prime Minister wants Rahul Gandhi to take his place despite an unlikely victory for their party

MANMOHAN SINGH. India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that he will step down after elections this year and said reluctant political scion Rahul Gandhi should take his place if the ruling Congress party wins an unlikely third term. PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU/AFP PHOTO

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

Five days of mourning in India for 'Gandhian' Mandela

Dec 06, 2013 - 7:40 PM

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the country regarded Mandela as a true Gandhian in spirit and ideal

India PM to miss Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka

Nov 10, 2013 - 9:36 PM

Pressure grows to boycott the event over alleged war crimes by Colombo

NO SHOW IN COLOMBO. A file photograph showing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (C) talking during the 11th ASEAN-India Summit at the International Convention Center, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, 10 October 2013. EPA/Nyein Chan Naing

India, Pakistan PMs to reduce Kashmir incidents: India

Sep 30, 2013 - 12:06 AM

The prime ministers of India and Pakistan agreed in talks to reduce violence over their disputed border in Kashmir

India PM demands action from Pakistan ahead of summit

Sep 29, 2013 - 10:14 AM

Singh warns Pakistan it must stop being the epicenter of tourism

Sharif: India-Pakistan arms race 'massive waste'

Sep 28, 2013 - 3:49 PM

Pakistan and India can prosper together; and the entire region would benefit from our cooperation says Pakistan s prime minister

HOPING FOR PEACE. 'We stand ready to re-engage with India in a substantive and purposeful dialogue,' says Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Indian train kills 37 pilgrims, sparks riot

Aug 19, 2013 - 8:41 PM

An express train ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims in eastern India Monday killing 37 and triggering a riot

TRAIN ACCIDENT. Indians walk on railroad tracks as train coaches of the Rajya Rani Express, set on fire by an angry mob, burns after the train ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims at the Dhamara Ghat railway station in Khagaria district, some 248 kilometres (154 miles) from Bihar state capital Patna, on August 19, 2013. An Indian express train ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims in the country's east on August 19, killing 37 and triggering a riot that left one of the drivers dead, an official said. AFP PHOTO

India launches own aircraft carrier

Aug 12, 2013 - 8:03 PM

India unveils its first indigenously built aircraft carrier

INS VIKRANT. Tugboats guide the indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant as it leaves the Cochin Shipyard after the launch ceremony in Kochi on August 12, 2013. When the INS Vikrant comes into full service in 2018, India will become the fifth nation to have designed and built its own aircraft carrier, pushing ahead of China to join an elite club that includes Britain, France, Russia and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN

Biden on visit to fire up US-India ties

Jul 22, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Biden was due in India Monday at the start of a four day visit designed to revive momentum in flagging diplomatic ties and fire up bilateral trade

BIDEN TO INDIA. In this photo, US Vice President Joe Biden speaks about US - Asia and India economic and trade policy during an event hosted by the Center for American Progress at George Washington University in Washington, DC, July 18, 2013. Photo by AFP / Saul Loeb

India races to rescue thousands of flood victims

Jun 21, 2013 - 2:43 PM

Thousands of pilgrims and tourists were sheltering in forests awaiting rescue a week after floods hit India

RELIEF CAMPS. Indian children, who were evacuated due to rising waters, sit outside makeshift shelters on the banks of the Yamuna River in New Delhi on June 21, 2013. Nearly 5,000 people in the city have been evacuated from low-lying areas. AFP / Noah Seelam

Visiting Chinese PM vows to build trust with India

May 20, 2013 - 1:12 PM

Li who arrived in India on Sunday afternoon May 19 chose Delhi for his first foreign visit since taking office

LI IN INDIA. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an official welcoming ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan - The Presidential Palace in New Delhi on May 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN

South Africa's protocol chaos angers India

Mar 31, 2013 - 7:20 PM

India is unhappy at South Africa s protocol during the last BRICS Summit in Durban

BRICS SUMMIT. Indian Prime minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Jacob Zuma, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a family photo in Durban on March 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

Google lights a candle for Delhi braveheart

Dec 31, 2012 - 4:37 PM

Google lights a virtual candle for the 23 year old gang rape victim in India who died on December 29

DELHI BRAVEHEART. Google lights a virtual candle to remember the 23-year-old gang-rape victim. The caption on the candle reads, "In memory of the Delhi braveheart."

Gang-­rape victim's body back home in grief­-stricken India

Dec 30, 2012 - 7:57 AM

The body of a gang rape victim arrived back in New Delhi on Sunday after her death from sickening injuries in a Singapore hospital as India was engulfed by a mass outpouring of grief and anger

Suu Kyi to meet PM Singh on landmark India visit

Nov 14, 2012 - 8:59 AM

Suu Kyi who was a student in New Delhi in the 1960s where her mother served as an ambassador is paying her first visit to India in 25 years most of which were spent under military house arrest

SUU KYI IN INDIA. Chairperson National League for Democracy of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi (2L) walks with Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai (2R) on her arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on November 13, 2012. Suu Kyi is in India for a seven-day visit. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN