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India's Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party chief

Nov 20, 2017 - 5:55 PM

There are speculations that the 47-year-old scion of the Gandhi dynasty would soon take over from his mother as the head of the Congress Party

HIS TURN. Vice 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 Sonia Gandhi hospitalized for infection

Dec 19, 2014 - 12:29 PM

A Congress spokesman says Sonia Gandhi is stable after being hospitalized for a respiratory infection

SONIA GANDHI. Indian National Congress Party (INC) President, Sonia Gandhi waves to supporters during an election campaign rally in Ronipora village of Shangus, some 75 km south of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 10 December 2014. Photo by EPA.

India's Modi votes, snaps 'selfie' in latest election leg

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:12 PM

About 140 million people are eligible to vote on April 30 during the latest leg of staggered voting in the world s biggest election which ends with results announced on May 16

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

First major voting in India as anti-graft party faces test

Apr 10, 2014 - 2:58 PM

New Delhi begins its round of voting on the first major day of India s marathon national election

QUEUEING TO VOTE. Indian voters queue up to caste their vote at a polling station in the village of Tigaon, India, April 10, 2014. Money Sharma/EPA

India's Sonia Gandhi stalls son Rahul's PM candidacy push

Jan 17, 2014 - 9:17 AM

Rahul Gandhi has previously likened power to poison despite having relatives who were all prime ministers of India

SONIA GANDHI. Chairperson of India's Congress-led UPA government Sonia Gandhi (2nd L) and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (2nd R) at an election rally in New Delhi on November 24, 2013. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

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

India police arrest suspect over rape of 5-year-old girl

Apr 20, 2013 - 8:31 PM

New Delhi a city of at least 16 million people has long had a reputation as India s rape capital with the most rapes annually

India's Sonia Gandhi slams 'shameful' attitudes to women

Jan 20, 2013 - 4:28 PM

Gandhi says there is an urgent need to overhaul patriarchal mindsets

Indian gang-rape victim recounts ordeal

Dec 23, 2012 - 4:29 PM

Protesters demand death penalty for the rapists