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India PM Modi steers party to state election wins

India’s ruling party Monday celebrated victory in two state elections, but saw its majority dip in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stronghold

India’s Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party chief

India’s opposition Congress party will hold leadership elections next month, an official said Monday, amid growing speculation Rahul Gandhi will take

India’s ruling party to face poll test on PM Modi’s turf

Voters in Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat will go to the polls in December, the election commission announced Wednesday, in what

At least 20 dead as boat capsizes in India


At least 20 people died on Thursday when a boat packed with labourers capsized on the Yamuna river in northern

UN envoy Lilly Singh calls on India to show comic tolerance

NEW DELHI, India | AFP – Comic and UN ambassador Lilly Singh has called on the Indian government to be more tolerant of

Tycoon hosts big, fat Indian wedding amid cash crunch

BANGALORE (AFP) – A controversial Indian mining tycoon has taken over a royal palace and flown in Brazilian dancers at a reported cost