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Indian lawmakers cast ballots Thursday to elect a new president for the South Asian democracy, with the ruling party's candidate considered the almost-certain winner.

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India's Sonia Gandhi to undergo surgery, party official saysupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 08:32:00

Sonia Gandhi, the head of India's ruling Congress Party, will be undergoing surgery, a party official said on Thursday.

Indian police crack down on yoga guru's anti-graft fastupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 09:15:00

Riot police broke up an anti-corruption hunger strike led by India's most famous guru in an overnight night raid in New Delhi, giving fresh impetus to the nation's Hindu nationalist opposition to target the federal government for its handling of graft.

India hails $3 billion showpiece airport terminalupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 12:47:00

A massive new terminal at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport is being touted as a testament to India's economic prowess.

Indian parliament debates pro-women billupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 23:32:00

Indian lawmakers began debating a landmark bill aimed at reserving one-third of the seats in the federal parliament and in state assemblies for women.

Pro-women bill hits hurdles in Indian parliamentupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 14:17:00

Angry protests disrupted India's parliament several times Monday over a landmark but contentious bill aimed at reserving one-third of seats for women in federal and state legislatures.

Lifer in prime minister's killing ends hunger strikeupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 05:59:00

A 43-year-old woman convicted in the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Wednesday ended her hunger strike after authorities agreed to review her demand for early release.

Plotter in India ex-prime minister killing begins hunger strikeupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 10:21:00

A 43-year-old woman convicted in the assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is on a hunger strike to seek her early release from jail, a prison official said.

Police: Train carrying Rahul Gandhi stonedupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 02:32:00

A train carrying Rahul Gandhi, the heir apparent of India's ruling Congress party, was pelted with stones Tuesday night, police said.

Zakaria: Elections could mark India's debut as great powerupdated: Fri May 22 2009 15:49:00

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took the oath of office Friday for a second consecutive term after winning a mandate for his Congress party.

Indian PM celebrates electionupdated: Fri May 22 2009 12:03:00

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Congress Party celebrates an election victory. CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar reports

Indian PM Singh sworn in for a second termupdated: Fri May 22 2009 12:03:00

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took the oath of office Friday for a second consecutive term after winning a mandate for his Congress party.

Indian PM Singh resigns to form new governmentupdated: Mon May 18 2009 06:10:00

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resigned Monday to make a fresh claim to power, after his Congress party won an election mandate over the weekend.

Indian PM prepares to reclaim power with resounding mandateupdated: Sun May 17 2009 20:43:00

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to reclaim a second term with a resounding mandate for his Congress party.

Indian prime minister looks set for second termupdated: Sat May 16 2009 09:07:00

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeared set for a second term as his Congress party and its allies scored a decisive lead over their opponents on Saturday in a vote count after the country's monthlong general elections.

Turnout in Indian voting tops 50 percentupdated: Thu May 07 2009 12:09:00

More than half of the voters in the eight states participating Thursday in India's general elections cast ballots for a new federal government, election officials said.

Indians vote in fourth phase of electionsupdated: Thu May 07 2009 03:34:00

Indians were voting Thursday in the fourth phase of a marathon general election to choose a new federal government.

India elections: Facts behind world's biggest voteupdated: Sun Apr 19 2009 22:54:00

Indians are voting in their tens of millions in a monthlong general election that creates huge logistical issues in the world's largest democracy. The first round of polling was held on April 16. There are a further five voting phases before the final count is due on May 16.

Deadly attacks mar opening of Indian electionupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 05:21:00

Indians turned out in steady numbers Thursday to pick a new federal government in a mammoth month-long general election. But suspected Maoist insurgents marred the balloting in several areas with deadly attacks.

Indians begin voting in epic electionsupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 00:11:00

India begins voting Thursday to choose a new government in a mammoth exercise covering more than three million square kilometers of the planet in scattered polling until next month.

Gandhi hails arrival of international flights to Kashmirupdated: Sat Feb 14 2009 11:04:00

The Srinagar airport opened Saturday to international traffic, part of an effort to encourage tourism and trade.

Time.com: India MPs to Hold Confidence Voteupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 09:00:00

The vote of confidence in the Congress party-led government could decide the fate of a nuclear deal with the US

Time.com: India's Parliament: Women Wanted? updated: Fri May 23 2008 16:45:00

For the fourth time, a bill is introduced to reserve one third of the legislature's seats for women. But it still faces opposition from men, as well as women's indifference

Time.com: India's Voters Torn Over Politicianupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 07:30:00

This month's vote in India's Gujarat state is a referendum on its controversial chief minister, Narendra Modi -- and an indicator of how far it has come since the sectarian riots of 2002

Time.com: India to Elect First Female Presidentupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 14:05:00

Lawmakers voted Thursday in an election widely expected to give India its first female president, although the milestone has been marred by controversy and mudslinging

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart may have an India problemupdated: Tue Feb 06 2007 09:07:00

India's widely awaited move to open up its $300 billion consumer market to overseas retailers seems to have hit a speed bump, which regional experts say could bring more scrutiny of Wal-Mart's move into the world's second-most populous country.

Gandhi: 'I chose not to be a PM'updated: Fri Dec 30 2005 09:56:00

In her first major interview since turning down the Indian prime ministership in May 2004, Sonia Gandhi says she has no regrets over her decision not to take up the post.

India's PM charts a careful pathupdated: Thu Sep 09 2004 20:33:00

From the moment Manmohan Singh became prime minister in May, analysts in New Delhi began questioning the longevity of the United Progressive Alliance government.

Singh sworn in as India PMupdated: Fri May 21 2004 15:58:00

India's newly appointed prime minister, Manmohan Singh, was sworn in Saturday evening, marking the first time a non-Hindu has led the country.

Gandhi has power, but declines postupdated: Fri May 21 2004 15:06:00

Ever hear of a politician who wins a stunning victory and then refuses to take office?

Singh: Reform with 'human face'updated: Thu May 20 2004 03:06:00

In his first address to the Indian nation, prime minister-elect Manmohan Singh said the country needed reform but with a "human face."

Protesters: Democracy is murderedupdated: Wed May 19 2004 04:29:00

CNN's New Delhi Bureau Chief Satinder Bindra is covering the political turmoil in India. He spoke to CNN International Anchor Richard Quest.

Korea, Taiwan lead Asian revivalupdated: Wed May 19 2004 02:38:00

Asian markets continued their strong recovery Wednesday, with South Korea and Taiwan closing with the biggest gains.

Indian stocks continue comebackupdated: Wed May 19 2004 02:03:00

India's markets continued to make ground Wednesday after Monday's meltdown that saw investors dump shares on worries about the country's new Congress-led government.

Gandhi 'humbly' declines PM jobupdated: Wed May 19 2004 00:00:00

Sonia Gandhi has withdrawn her name for consideration as India's next prime minister.

Indian stocks stage comebackupdated: Tue May 18 2004 01:13:00

India's markets have rebounded after Monday's meltdown that saw investors dump shares on worries about the country's new Congress-led government.

India looks for new prime ministerupdated: Tue May 18 2004 00:40:00

India is searching for a prime minister one day after Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi withdrew her name as candidate.

Investors flee Gandhi's Indiaupdated: Mon May 17 2004 06:10:00

Investors in India are dumping shares on fears the country's new Congress-led government will slow or halt the economic reforms that have delivered 8 percent growth to the world's biggest democracy.

India leads Asian share routupdated: Mon May 17 2004 02:40:00

Indian stocks led the region's markets on a wild ride Monday as investors took fright at the prospect of a government led by Sonia Gandhi.

Gandhi to meet Indian presidentupdated: Mon May 17 2004 00:54:00

Sonia Gandhi will meet with Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam on Tuesday morning to discuss the formation of a new government, a government official told reporters.

India leftists mull coalition planupdated: Sun May 16 2004 12:09:00

India's communist parties are meeting to decide whether to provide crucial support for Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi to form a new coalition government.

Gandhi 'clears last hurdle' for PMupdated: Sun May 16 2004 00:45:00

Coalition supporters of India's Congress Party have unanimously agreed to back Sonia Gandhi in her bid to become prime minister of a multi-party government, Congress Party leader Manmohan Singh told reporters.

Gandhi one step closer to PMupdated: Sat May 15 2004 03:02:00

India's Congress party has re-elected Sonia Gandhi as its leader, taking her one step closer to leading the world's largest democracy.

Gandhi dynasty poised for powerupdated: Fri May 14 2004 11:55:00

India's most famous political dynasty is poised to take back power in the world's largest democracy after voters delivered one of the biggest upsets in the nation's history.

Sonia Gandhi is PM-in-waitingupdated: Fri May 14 2004 01:47:00

Italian-born Sonia Gandhi has won broad political support to become India's next prime minister, but stock and currency markets fell at the prospect of her governing in coalition with left-wing parties.

Gandhi: Fairy tale and tragedyupdated: Fri May 14 2004 00:22:00

What makes the defeat of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee especially interesting is the story of the woman likely to be thrust to the top of India's government, Sonia Gandhi.

Behind the backlash in Indiaupdated: Fri May 14 2004 00:01:00

It is one of the biggest upsets in the political history of the world's largest democracy.

Vajpayee resigns after poll upsetupdated: Thu May 13 2004 00:13:00

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has resigned after a stunning election upset, ending his nearly six years in power and setting the stage for the return of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

Exit polls show gains for Gandhiupdated: Tue May 11 2004 05:54:00

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's fractious coalition is scrambling to court new allies after exit polls show it has lost ground to the opposition party in marathon elections.

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