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India Polls Set for April 7

A few days after May 16, India’s Congress Party and the Gandhi family that head it will have been swept from power and a new government headed quite probably by Narendra Modi, the Hindu-nationalist driven and f...
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Opinion: India’s AAP: Best Hope for Governance

In a short period of time India’s Aam Aadmi Party has shaken up the political landscape by offering an honest alternative to the mainstream national parties, specifically the Congress and the BJP. What is th...
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India’s Parliament Descends to Chaos

Unprecedented chaos and violence that closed India’s Lok Sabha parliamentary proceedings yesterday graphically demonstrates how respect for India’s most revered institutions is crumbling as greed and raw polit...
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India’s Rahul Gandhi Finally Debuts

After 10 years of refusing to face a big media interview, Rahul Gandhi spent an hour and a half on a leading television channel at prime time last night explaining how he wants to reform the way that India and ...
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India’s Latest Defense Scandal

Few eyebrows were raised when India was forced to scrap its US$770-million helicopter deal with Italian defense group Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland earlier this month. It was only the latest in a long and depre...
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Manmohan Singh Looks Back

As he approaches the end of his 10 years as India’s prime minister, Manmohan Singh hopes the “history books will be kinder” to him than the media and other critics. That was a recurrent theme at a large press c...
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India’s Crocodile Tears over a Diplomatic Slight

The nationalist uproar in India over the arrest and search of a female member of its consular staff in New York shows India in a worse light than the US. Indeed it hints at the widespread abuse of poor South As...
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India’s Political Parties Galvanized into Action

It’ s almost general election time in India and the two main political parties are on the move to prove their credibility. In the past 24 hours, India has uprooted cordial diplomatic relations with the US that ...
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Major Political Shock in India

India is tired of the Congress Party and its dominant Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and will demand sweeping changes in the general election that is due to be held in just over four months’ time. It may not however just...