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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 Modi sworn in ahead of unveiling new government

May 30, 2019 - 11:27 PM

The Prime Minister walks up to take his oath of office to a standing ovation, with supporters in the crowd chanting 'Modi, Modi'

SECOND TERM. Indian designated Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute at Rajghat, the memorial for Mahatama Gandhi, in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Photo by Money Sharma/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)

World's biggest election tests Modi's grip on power in India

Apr 11, 2019 - 12:12 PM

(UPDATED) Election officials report a heavy turnout across the 20 states taking part in the first day of the massive exercise which involves 900 million eligible voters and will take nearly 6 weeks to complete

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he arrives to attend the centenary celebration of missionary organisation the Gaudiya Math and Mission at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on February 21, 2016. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Thousands attend funeral of late Indian leader

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:06 PM

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the procession through Delhi to the leafy cremation grounds near the sacred Yamuna River.

LATE LEADER. In this file photo, the leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya (BJP, Indian People's Party) Atal Bihari Vajpayee is garlanded with flowers at his residence on May 15, 1996 in New Delhi. File photro by Douglas Curran/AFP

Modi concedes defeat in key India state election

Nov 08, 2015 - 3:20 PM

The premier s defeat is also a setback to his plans to push major economic reforms through the national parliament where his Bharatiya Janata Party BJP lacks a majority

In this August 16, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he leaves after the commissioning of the Indian Navy's newly-commissioned warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai. Punit Paranjpe/File/AFP

India's government spells out 'Modi-nomics' in first budget

Jul 10, 2014 - 11:20 AM

India s new government s budget promises a new era of fiscal prudence and greater opportunities for foreign investors in key sectors of the economy

UNDER CONSTRUCTION. In this photograph taken on July 5, 2014 Indian laborers work in a construction site in Kolkata. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

India PM-elect Modi to make triumphant Delhi entrance

May 17, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Prime minister elect Narendra Modi is expected to be sworn in next week and then turn the country sharply to the right after a decade of rule by the center left Congress party

VICTORY. The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, led by party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has won an absolute majority in India's parliamentary polls. Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Record India election ends, exit polls favor Modi

May 13, 2014 - 12:12 AM

551 million people cast their votes registering a record high turnout out of 66 38

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

Changes at US embassy in Delhi offer chance to rebuild ties

Apr 01, 2014 - 9:22 PM

The reasons for her exit have been explained by the US State Department as her simply deciding to end her distinguished career early and retire to her home in Delaware state

Indian president signs historic anti-graft law

Jan 01, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Anti graft law is signed two years after a mass anti corruption movement

FIGHTING CORRUPTION. India gets a new anti-graft law.