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Politics of India

India opposition hardliner Narendra Modi to head key post

Modi, chief minister of the thriving state of Gujarat for more than a decade, was chosen to head the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) election panel, despite opposition from some of his senior colleagues.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 6:45pm

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

Briefs, October 27, 2012

Krishna's resignation paves way for reshuffle

27 Oct 2012 - 3:30am

Few women on powerful boards

The government is making progress on its pledge two years ago to ensure women hold at least 30 per cent of posts on each advisory board and statutory body - but on some influential committees women remain few and far between.

Women make up 1,814 of the 5,850 non-official members appointed to government advisory bodies, or 31 per cent, but some boards lag.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Falling Off the Edge

Falling Off the Edge by Alex Perry Pan, HK$104

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

The bee team is India's new political weapon

India's politicians are resorting to a new 'weapon' for settling scores - bees - forcing security agencies responsible for protecting VIPs to fall back on age-old methods for sanitising indoor and outdoor venues of their public engagements.

31 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

India deploys air force, army against Maoists

India is deploying the army and air force for the first time against Maoist guerillas, described by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the biggest threat to its internal security.

9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Unions should accept findings of pay study

In good times, civil servants benefit from the pay-trend survey that forms the basis for their annual adjustments - a safeguard for pay and conditions that are envied by the rest of the community. In bad times, it is reasonable, therefore, to expect them to accept that when private-sector pay is going down - as it has been - their annual adjustment should reflect that, too.

8 Jun 2009 - 12:00am