Mar 16, 2013 15:23 EDT
Indian hardline nationalist politician Narendra Modi, tipped to be the opposition's prime ministerial candidate, refused on Saturday to be drawn into saying whether he wanted the top job.
Mar 13, 2013 09:22 EDT
India's government on Wednesday offered millions of dollars to states hit by drought or floods, marking half the funds for a western zone were millions face their worst water shortage since 1972.
Mar 10, 2013 10:41 EDT
India's patrician finance minister P. Chidambaram is fast emerging as a potential prime ministerial candidate amid fresh doubts about the aspirations of ruling party heir-apparent Rahul Gandhi.
Mar 05, 2013 10:26 EST
Two crew members were missing on Tuesday after an Indian naval helicopter crashed into the sea off the country's southeastern coast, sparking an air-sea rescue search, a navy spokesman said.
Mar 03, 2013 09:05 EST
India's hardline nationalist politician Narendra Modi launched a stinging attack Sunday on the ruling Congress party, setting the stage for a pitched political battle in general elections next year.
Feb 28, 2013 03:05 EST
Indian police are probing a threatening letter sent by militant Islamists to India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, for supporting a hardline nationalist politician, police and reports said Thursday.
Feb 14, 2013 13:23 EST
"Kai Po Che", an Indian film about cricket, love and politics set against a tumultuous backdrop of brutal sectarian violence and an earthquake, bowled over the crowd at the Berlin film festival Thursday.
Feb 08, 2013 14:21 EST
European Union diplomats have held talks with India's hardline nationalist leader Narendra Modi after a 10-year boycott over his role in deadly religious riots, Germany's ambassador said on Friday.
Feb 06, 2013 09:07 EST
Indian riot police fired water cannon on Wednesday at hundreds of students who were protesting outside a college where the prominent hardline nationalist politician Narendra Modi was due to speak.
Jan 28, 2013 09:10 EST
Hardline Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi won crucial backing Monday to run for Indian prime minister, boosting his campaign to lead the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party into elections in 2014.
Jan 25, 2013 02:40 EST
India's ruling Congress party is headed for defeat in elections next year and barely one in five voters thinks Rahul Gandhi, its likely candidate, would be the best prime minister, a poll suggested on Friday.
Jan 23, 2013 04:36 EST
India's main opposition party elected a new leader on Wednesday after the scandal-tainted incumbent resigned abruptly following a corruption scandal just over a year before national elections.
Jan 23, 2013 00:50 EST
India's main opposition party is set to elect a new leader on Wednesday after the scandal-tainted incumbent resigned over a corruption scandal just over a year before national elections.
Jan 21, 2013 11:01 EST
Rahul Gandhi, the next in line in India's top political dynasty, has been handed the keys to power, but his political abilities and policy convictions remain largely an open question.
Jan 20, 2013 09:33 EST
The killings of Indian and Pakistani troops in Kashmir have once again captured the world's attention but the victims of a lesser-known border dispute between the two nations are largely forgotten.
Jan 20, 2013 08:36 EST
Rahul Gandhi, newly named to the number two post in India's ruling Congress party, Sunday delivered a powerful call for change to meet the aspirations of the nation's "young and impatient" population.
Jan 20, 2013 01:19 EST
Indian newspapers Sunday trumpeted the elevation of Rahul Gandhi to second-in-command of the ruling Congress party and predicted a showdown for the position of prime minister with opposition rival Narendra Modi in 2014 polls.
Jan 19, 2013 13:44 EST
Rahul Gandhi, often tagged India's "prime minister-in-waiting", said on Saturday he would "transform" the country after he was promoted to second-in-command of the ruling Congress party.
Jan 19, 2013 13:26 EST
Rahul Gandhi, often tagged India's "prime minister-in-waiting", was promoted to second-in-command of the ruling Congress party at a meeting Saturday held to prepare for general elections due in 2014.
Jan 19, 2013 06:38 EST
Leaders of the ruling Congress party on Saturday clamoured for Rahul Gandhi -- scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi dynasty -- to be named the prime ministerial candidate ahead of next year's polls.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Established||1 May 1960|
|Governor||Dr. Kamla Beniwal|
|Chief Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Legislature (seats)||Unicameral (182)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Area||[[1_E+11_m²|196,024 km2]] (75,685 sq mi)|