Friday, 2nd December 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Can India’s grand old party regain its former glory?

The Indian National Congress party has high hopes of returning to its heyday of political dominance. Rahul Gandhi, the son and grandson of former prime ministers, is leading the way.

Related

4 Aug
The death may mark the fourth monkeypox-related fatality since the outbreak began in May. The cause of the death is still being investigated.
12 Aug
India is trying to strengthen its long-standing ties to countries on the continent as New Delhi attempts to catch up with China, which has emerged as Africa's largest trading partner.
17 Aug
When the Indian subcontinent was partitioned in 1947, creating Hindu-majority India and Muslim Pakistan, Hindus in newly formed Pakistan fled to India and Muslims, in the opposite direction. Up to a million people were massacred. Two witnesses look back 75 years later.
17 Aug
India's teams will not be able to play and the country can't host the upcoming under-17 World Cup after the All India Football Federation was suspended. FIFA took the decision "due to undue influence from third parties."
17 Aug
11 Hindu men given life sentences for raping a Muslim woman in 2002 and killing seven of her family have been released from prison. The rape took place during riots in Gujarat state, led at the time by Narendra Modi.
26 Aug
Kashmiri political parties are concerned that the inclusion of 2.5 million new voters in the Muslim-majority region will permanently disenfranchise Kashmiris.
27 Aug
India's lack of a national law on refugees has allowed the BJP government to pick and choose the asylum-seekers it wants to admit. Human rights activists suspect a political motive.
4 Sep
Known as one of the most prolific movie industries where larger than life actors have danced their way to the bank, Bollywood is facing one of its worst phases at a time when online streaming is also giving it tough competition.
8 Sep
India's Supreme Court recently ruled that same-sex couples are entitled to the same social benefits as traditional families. The breakthrough comes four years after the country decriminalised homosexuality. Yet members of the LGBT community often live in the shadows, rejected by their family or society at large.
11 Sep
Indian and Chinese soldiers are pulling out of one of three key border areas that have been a focus of bilateral tensions. Some border regions have seen deadly clashes in recent times.
13 Sep
A group of five women argues that the centuries-old Gyanvapi mosque in the holy Indian city of Varanasi was built after a Muslim emperor tore down a Hindu temple.
16 Sep
Russia’s military exercises and a new foreign policy doctrine are signaling further escalation with the West. Could this threaten to spark a global militarization? Our guests: Michael Thumann (Zeit), Sarah Pagung (DGAP), Alexey Yusupov (FES).