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Jan 18, 2014

Wife of Indian minister found dead in hotel room after Twitter row

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The wife of an Indian minister was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room on Friday, police said, days after she was involved in a row with a Pakistan-based woman journalist over Twitter.

It was not immediately clear how Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor, wife of junior human resource development minister Shashi Tharoor, had died, Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said.

Jan 18, 2014

Sunanda Tharoor found dead in Delhi hotel room after Twitter row

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sunanda Tharoor, wife of Congress minister Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room on Friday, police said, days after she was involved in a row with a Pakistani woman journalist over Twitter.

It was not immediately clear how Sunanda had died, Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said.

Jan 17, 2014

Honeymoon threatens to be brief for anti-graft party AAP

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – From a rally that nearly ended in a stampede, to a rebellious lawmaker and a minister openly duelling police over drug gangs, the honeymoon could be short-lived for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the anti-corruption party that shook up India’s politics last month.

The AAP enjoyed a heady few weeks after its leader Arvind Kejriwal pulled off a political surprise by becoming Delhi chief minister in December elections.

Jan 17, 2014

Honeymoon threatens to be brief for India’s anti-graft party

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – From a rally that nearly ended in a stampede, to a rebellious lawmaker and a minister openly dueling police over drug gangs, the honeymoon could be short-lived for an anti-corruption party that shook up India’s politics last month.

The Common Man’s Party (AAP) enjoyed a heady few weeks after its leader Arvind Kejriwal pulled off a political surprise by becoming Delhi chief minister in December elections.

Jan 16, 2014

Family heir Rahul Gandhi to lead party’s election campaign

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – After years in the shadows as a reluctant heir-apparent, India’s Rahul Gandhi is set to lead the ruling Congress party’s campaign in a general election it has only a slim chance of winning.

Congress, in power for the last decade, is struggling in opinion polls ahead of elections due by May, with a string of corruption scandals and a reputation for poor governance engulfing its administration.

Jan 16, 2014
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Interview: Congress session will lead to changes – Sachin Pilot

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After years in the shadows as a reluctant heir-apparent, Rahul Gandhi is set for his own tryst with destiny, to lead the ruling Congress party in elections due by May that it has only a slim chance of winning.

Reuters spoke to Sachin Pilot, the country’s corporate affairs minister, on the Congress party’s strategy for the 2014 election, Rahul Gandhi’s style of working and the rise of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Responses have been lightly edited for clarity.

Jan 16, 2014

Rahul Gandhi faces his own tryst with destiny

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – After years in the shadows as a reluctant heir-apparent, Rahul Gandhi is set for his own tryst with destiny, to lead the ruling Congress party in elections due by May that it has only a slim chance of winning.

Congress, in power for the last decade, is struggling in opinion polls with a string of corruption scandals and a reputation for poor governance engulfing its administration. A resurgent opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi (Common Man’s) Party, a neophyte anti-corruption party, appear to have a stranglehold on public opinion.

Jan 16, 2014

India’s Rahul Gandhi faces his own tryst with destiny

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – After years in the shadows as a reluctant heir-apparent, India’s Rahul Gandhi is set for his own tryst with destiny, to lead the ruling Congress party in elections due by May that it has only a slim chance of winning.

Congress, in power for the last decade, is struggling in opinion polls with a string of corruption scandals and a reputation for poor governance engulfing its administration. A resurgent opposition and a neophyte anti-corruption party appear to have a stranglehold on public opinion.

Jan 10, 2014

Political parties open arms for diplomat at centre of U.S. row

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Diplomat Devyani Khobragade, heading home from the United States after she was indicted for visa fraud in a case that has strained bilateral ties, could have a political career for the asking.

Ahead of national elections that must be held by May, parties are preparing to crown her as a hero in a case seen as standing up to the United States and, if she wanted, offer her a political career. It signals how the case has stirred nationalist feelings among many Indians.

Jan 10, 2014

India’s political parties open arms for diplomat at center of U.S. row

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, heading home from the United States after she was indicted for visa fraud in a case that has strained bilateral ties, could have a political career for the asking.

Ahead of national elections that must be held by May, parties are preparing to crown her as a hero in a case seen as standing up to the United States and, if she wanted, offer her a political career. It signals how the case has stirred nationalist feelings among many Indians.