Mallikarjun Kharge, a former railways and labour minister who is from the low-caste Dalit community, was born five years before independence and is widely believed to have the backing of both Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.
Congress holds huge rally in southern state to mark first 1,000 km of its 3,500 km walking tour of its leaders in cities, towns and villages, in bid to draw support against ruling BJP it accuses of spreading communal hatred in the secular republic.
The 11 convicts in the case of gang rape survivor Bilkis Bano were released from jail on August 15 after the authorities approved their appeal for “remission of sentence”.
Eleven convicts in the 2002 riots case of gang rape survivor Bilkis Bano have been released from jail after authorities approved their appeal for "remission of sentence".
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, from the regional Janata Dal (United) party, resigns after his party colleagues recommended leaving the coalition with Bharatiya Janata Party.
Droupadi Murmu, a leader from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, was elected by the Indian Parliament and state legislatures in voting, partial results showed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nominated candidate Draupadi Murmu is in the lead for the mainly ceremonial role, with results set to be announced later this week.
Police in capital New Delhi arrest Mohammed Zubair, a Muslim co-founder of Alt-News website, accusing him of insulting religious beliefs in old Twitter posts.
At least one person has been killed in protests against a new military hiring process that seeks to bring in recruits between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 for a four-year tenure at non-officer ranks.
Several Indian cities have protested to condemn the ruling BJP's selective demolition drive targeting Muslim-owned shops and homes, in what critics call "a form of collective extrajudicial punishment."
India's cracking down on protesters with excessive use of force, arbitrary detention and punitive house demolitions is in complete violation of international human rights law and standards, human rights organisation Amnesty International says.
Police fired on a crowd in the eastern Indian city of Ranchi after a large number of Muslims took to the streets following Friday prayers to protest remarks by a ruling party official.
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