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

Officials have reacted with outrage to an audacious attack by about 200 suspected Maoist rebels who set off a roadside bomb and opened fire on a convoy carrying members of India's ruling Congress party, killing 28 people and wounding 24 others.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 4:22am

Rahul Gandhi calls for economic reforms at Congress rally in India

Rahul Gandhi made a rare public address to tens of thousands of supporters yesterday, raising his profile before a possible bid to become prime minister.

Gandhi, 42, whose father, grandmother and great-grandfather all led India, vowed to fight to modernise the country with reforms he said would help the poor and provide jobs.

5 Nov 2012 - 2:35am

Surprise at Rahul Gandhi's omission from Indian cabinet

A major reshuffle of India's cabinet left one question dangling: Where is Rahul Gandhi?

The scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is not among the new ministers, meaning that if - as expected - he leads his Congress party into 2014 elections he will be running for prime minister without ever having held a government post.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:39am

Indian PM brings in younger MPs in cabinet reshuffle

Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has given his cabinet an overdue facelift, bringing in younger ministers in a bid to breathe new life into his aged, scandal-tainted government ahead of state and federal elections.

29 Oct 2012 - 1:44am

Gandhi family rocked by 'sweetheart deals' scandal

An unfolding scandal involving the son-in-law of India's "first family" is finally casting light on a near-immutable rule of politics in India - the enrichment 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 estate firm, DLF.

21 Oct 2012 - 2:43am