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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Gandhis' offer to quit rejected by Congress party after election defeat

    Posted May 20th 2014, 01:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Gandhis' offer to quit is rejected by their party India's Sonia and Rahul Gandhi offered to resign yesterday after leading the Congress party ... Janata Party (BJP) took power. Sonia, the 67-year-old Congress party president, entrusted campaigning to her son and vice-president Rahul, whose lacklustre performance failed to convince voters ...

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    India’s opposition BJP leads Congress party in poll ahead of national elections

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 12:43pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi A poll by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre indicates India's opposition BJP has a substantial lead over the incumbent Congress party with national elections due by in months India’s Hindu nationalist opposition party is leading the incumbent Congress party in the run-up to this year’s national elections in the world’s biggest ...

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    Congress battles to avoid Indian poll wipe-out as BJP's Modi scents power

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Gandhi, heading the campaign of the ruling Congress party, which is seen as heading for a crushing defeat, sought to muster a final show of strength in the holy Hindu city of Varanasi. Varanasi ... Janata Party (BJP) to power after a decade in opposition. Gandhi, standing in an open garland-festooned truck, shook well-wishers' hands. The broader national battle is between Congress ...

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    India tackles corruption at state hospitals

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by Bloomberg

    ... Bhartiya Janta Party to the biggest electoral win in three decades, trouncing the incumbent Congress party. On the campaign trail, he called for the eradication of government corruption. "I ...

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    India begins voting with opposition BJP seen as likely to defeat Congress

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:44pm by AFP

    ... is forecast to inflict a heavy defeat on the Congress party, which has ruled for 10 years. The marathon contest, which is to be held over nine phases until May 12, got under way after a bad-tempered ... Agence France-Presse in Bibrugarh, India PM candidate Modi releases party's manifesto, confirming that it will ban foreign supermarkets Opposition BJP favoured to win as voting starts ...

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    India 'Maoist rebels' kill 28 in attack on Congress party convoy

    Posted May 26th 2013, 10:49am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... bomb and opened fire on a convoy carrying members of India's ruling Congress party, killing 28 people and wounding 24 others. Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, accompanied by party ... Chhattisgarh's capital, as the Congress members were returning from a party rally. Four state party leaders and five police officers were among those killed. Police identified one of those dead ...

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    India’s intelligence agency fears violence over Indira Gandhi film

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... reproducing what has been documented." Protests are being planned by the Punjab Youth Congress, a youth political organisation that claims the film glorifies the assassins. "The movie not only justifies the killing … but is also an attempt to revive terrorism in Punjab," said congress president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary. "We hope the [current] Prime Minister [Narendra ...

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    India's ruling Congress suffers in state elections

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 03:35pm by AFP

    ... party sweeps state polls India's ruling Congress party suffered an electoral humiliation yesterday at the hands of the main opposition and an anti-corruption movement, in the last major test before next year's national polls. A stunning performance by the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (Common People's Party) helped topple Congress in elections to New Delhi's state ...

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    Gandhi family rocked by 'sweetheart deals' scandal

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... as a "banana republic". He quickly deleted the comment when fury erupted. The Congress Party has defended the land deals as legitimate, rejected Kejriwal's demand for an investigation, ... of relatives of those in power. Anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal has alleged Robert Vadra was given interest-free loans and property at throwaway prices in Congress-ruled states by real ...

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives tips to BJP's first-time MPs

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... must try to appreciate the meaning of this". Modi won on the promise to reform the ailing Indian economy after voters turned against the scandal-hit Congress party. BJP leader Jagdish ... party, including tips on body language. During a speech at a closed-door training session, Modi told Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers to cultivate their knowledge in an area of their choice ...




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