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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)

No bet for Speaker yet, says House party-list bloc

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:49 AM

1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero tells party-list bloc members that he just signed the manifesto of support for Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco to 'thwart' a proposed term-sharing agreement among speakership bets

NO BET YET. Almost half of the party-list coalition holds an emergency meeting on June 26, 2019 to settle an issue over the heated speakership race. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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)

India's Gandhi concedes personal defeat in family bastion

May 23, 2019 - 9:51 PM

India's main opposition Congress party has held Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state since 1967 except for one 3-year stint in 1977-80 and a separate one-year period in 1998-99

GANDHI CONCEDES. Indian National Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi looks on during a press conference, in New Delhi on May 23, 2019. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Security high in restive Kashmir as India votes again

May 06, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The world's biggest poll has been plagued by violence with militants throwing a grenade at a voting booth and shooting dead a local politician in south Kashmir

SECURITY. An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard at an empty polling station during the fifth phase of India's general elections in Kashmir's Shopian district, south of Srinagar, on May 6, 2019. File photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Sudan parliament shortens state of emergency to 6 months

Mar 11, 2019 - 11:48 PM

'A six-month state of emergency has been approved by a majority,' the speaker of parliament Ibrahim Ahmed Omer says after lawmakers voted on the decree issued by President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan ruling party unveils new, smaller cabinet

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The cabinet is due to be sworn in on Friday, September 14, and is scheduled to hold its first meeting on Sunday, September 16.

NEW CABINET. In this file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir walks to make his speech during the inauguration ceremony of Djibouti International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ) in Djibouti on July 5, 2018. File photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

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

Controversial bets, Duterte waiting game cap off COC filing week

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The Senate race gets more crowded and interesting with lots of familiar faces new names and returning bets locking in their candidacies

SENATORIAL BETS. Controversial bets  Getulio Napeñas – the dismissed chief of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force  – and former military general Jovito Palparan will run for senator in the 2016 elections. Rappler photos

Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen rebels as truce expires

May 18, 2015 - 9:33 PM

An hour later the truce ended air raids hit the rebel held presidential palace in the main southern city Aden as well as a base of the pro rebel special forces there military officials and witnesses report

India PM's party confident of victory in testing state polls

Oct 19, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Vote counting began in two Indian states on Sunday October 19 where Prime Minister Narendra Modi s right wing party was confident of snatching victory

Indian voters hold up their IDs as they wait patiently in a long queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the Assembly election of Maharashtra state, in Mumbai, India, 15 October 2014.Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Indian lawmaker apologizes for rape threat

Jul 01, 2014 - 9:21 PM

The lawmaker says his remarks were a gross error of judgment

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

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's parliament erupts in chaos, pepper spray used

Feb 13, 2014 - 5:55 PM

Lawmakers disrupted the lower house of parliament as the Congress led government introduced the contentious bill to create the new state called Telangana

ESCAPING CHAOS. An unidentified member of India's Parliament, holding a handkerchief to his face after being affected by pepper spray, leaves Parliament after protests inside the building in New Delhi on February 13, 2014. Prakash Singh/AFP

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

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 ruling party faces state election mauling

Dec 08, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Initial tallies showed Congress in power at national level for a decade losing control of all four state assemblies up for grabs in Sunday s vote count

India polls forecast string of wins for opposition BJP

Dec 05, 2013 - 3:15 PM

The Bharatiya Janata Party BJP led by prime ministerial candidate Modi could sweep four of the five contests in what would be a resounding defeat for the ruling Congress Party

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