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Anger in India over two rapes puts government in bind

Anger in India over two rapes puts government in bind

Mounting outrage over two rapes, one in the disputed region of Kashmir and another allegedly involving a lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, gripped India on Friday, with government ministers struggling to dampen political fires.

Indians vote in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

Indians vote in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

Tens of thousands of Indians voted in the first stage of assembly elections in the western state of Gujarat on Saturday, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces his toughest electoral test since coming to power with a landslide victory in 2014.

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as India's vice president

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as India's vice president

Venkaiah Naidu, a long-time member of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been sworn in as the country's 13th vice president.

India's BJP picks cabinet minister Naidu for vice-president

India's BJP picks cabinet minister Naidu for vice-president

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has named Cabinet minister M. Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for vice president, senior officials have said, choosing a southerner to boost its political standing in a region where it lacks a base.

India's defence minister quits to lead Goa state

India's defence minister quits to lead Goa state

India's defence minister resigned on Monday to lead the coastal state of Goa after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party secured enough support from minor parties to retain power in the popular tourist region.

Modi party wins India's biggest state, strengthens grip on power

Modi party wins India's biggest state, strengthens grip on power

Narendra Modi's party won a landslide victory in India's most populous state on Saturday in a massive vote of confidence for the prime minister halfway into his first term.