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Mar 6, 2012

Rahul Gandhi flops in Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Congress party trailed in fourth place as vote counting neared its end in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, a bitter election blow to Rahul Gandhi who had staked his political future on reviving his party’s fortunes in the state.

Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has ruled India for most of its 65 years of independence, had campaigned tirelessly to revive his centre-left party in a politically crucial state where it has not held power for 22 years.

Mar 6, 2012

Gandhi’s Congress flops in Indian state elections

NEW DELHI, March 6 (Reuters) – India’s Congress party
trailed in fourth place as vote counting neared its end in Uttar
Pradesh on Tuesday, a bitter election blow to Rahul Gandhi who
had staked his political future on reviving his party’s fortunes
in the populous northern state.

Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has ruled
India for most of its 65 years of independence, had campaigned
tirelessly to revive his centre-left party in a politically
crucial state where it has not held power for 22 years.

Mar 3, 2012

Surveys point to election blow for Gandhis

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Rahul Gandhi failed to deliver the election comeback he had promised for the Congress party in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, according to voter surveys released after the phased, month-long poll ended on Saturday.

Official results will not be known until Tuesday and it was not clear how accurate the handful of post-election surveys would prove, though they all showed similar trends.

Mar 3, 2012

Surveys point to election blow for India’s Gandhis

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Rahul Gandhi failed to deliver the election comeback he had promised for the ruling Congress party in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, according to voter surveys released after the phased, month-long poll ended on Saturday.

Official results will not be known until Tuesday and it was not clear how accurate the handful of post-election surveys would prove, though they all showed similar trends.

Feb 28, 2012

India’s Sonia Gandhi travels abroad for medical checks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sonia Gandhi, the head of India’s ruling Congress party, has travelled abroad for routine medical checks six months after undergoing surgery in the United States, a spokesman for the party said on Tuesday.

Gandhi will return in four to five days, Janardan Dwivedi said in a statement.

The Congress party has never disclosed 65-year-old Gandhi’s condition. Some media reports said she had received treatment at New York’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Feb 28, 2012

Sonia Gandhi travels abroad for medical checks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi has travelled abroad for routine medical checks six months after undergoing surgery in the United States, a spokesman for the party said on Tuesday.

Gandhi will return in four to five days, Janardan Dwivedi said in a statement.

The Congress party has never disclosed 65-year-old Gandhi’s condition. Some media reports said she had received treatment at New York’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Feb 16, 2012

Tibetans’ misery worse than in 2008 crackdown, says exiled PM

NEW DELHI, Feb 16 (Reuters) – The plight of Tibetans
has deteriorated since a wave of deadly protests shook the
region in 2008, as soldiers, spies and constant checkpoints put
the Chinese region into a “lockdown”, the Tibetan prime
minister-in-exile said.

Relations between exiled Tibetan leaders and Beijing had
also deteriorated in the past four years as the Chinese
government shunned talks with Tibetan envoys, Lobsang Sangay
told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.

Feb 15, 2012

British MP says more attacks like Delhi bombing likely

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Third countries will increasingly get caught in the crossfire of other nations’ conflicts, the head of a key British parliament committee said on Wednesday, after a bomb was planted on the car of an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi this week.

“An attack in broad daylight in the capital city of the world’s largest democracy, by what appears to be one group of people against the other, is totally unacceptable,” said Keith Vaz, the head of Britain’s influential Home Affairs Committee that has dealt extensively with the issue of militant threats.

Feb 15, 2012

British MP Vaz says more attacks like India bombing likely

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Third countries will increasingly get caught in the crossfire of other nations’ conflicts, the head of a key British parliament committee said on Wednesday, after a bomb was planted on the car of an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi this week.

“An attack in broad daylight in the capital city of the world’s largest democracy, by what appears to be one group of people against the other, is totally unacceptable,” said Keith Vaz, the head of Britain’s influential Home Affairs Committee that has dealt extensively with the issue of militant threats.

Feb 14, 2012