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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 PM Modi makes major cabinet changes for new term

May 31, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Facing major challenges with the economy, job creation, and a farm debt crisis, Narendra Modi replaces around 3 dozen ministers and deputies from the last administration, bringing in many new lawmakers

NEW CABINET. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) waves as he arrives to attend a meeting with his newly-named cabinet in New Delhi on May 31, 2019. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact

Oct 02, 2016 - 4:47 PM

3rd UPDATE The UN US and France all hail India s move with UN chief Ban Ki moon saying it builds on the continued strong political momentum

FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, greets the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly September 27, 2014 in New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

India's Modi in Mongolia seeking stronger ties in China's backyard

May 17, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Modi praises the resource rich nation as the new bright light of democracy in our world and says the two are closely linked to the future of the Asia Pacific region

IN HIGH SPIRITS. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and his Mongolian counterpart Chimed Saikhanbileg (R) smile during a signing ceremony and press conference in Parliament Hall of the State Palace, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, May 17, 2015. Davaanyam Delgerjargal/EPA

Pakistani civilian dies in Indian border fire – officials

Jul 20, 2014 - 5:58 PM

Pakistani officials say the latest firing came from an area in the south of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir facing the Pakistani district of Sialkot

Singapore doubles riot police after Little India riot

Jul 08, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Interior Minister Teo Chee Hean tells parliament that the police would add 300 new officers to its elite Special Operations Command

PUBLIC APPEAL. In this file photo, a police sign board appeals for witnesses in Singapore's Little India district on December 11, 2013 near where an Indian national was killed in an accident which triggered a riot late on December 8. Roslan Rahman/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

China minister tips Indian pilots $1,800

Sep 06, 2012 - 2:18 PM

China s defense minister causes a diplomatic headache