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.
Test of "nuclear deterrence capability" makes India one of six countries -- alongside US, UK, Russia, France and China -- with nuclear strike and counterstrike capabilities on land, sea and air.
"Modi regime denied him [Altaf Ahmed Shah] treatment despite knowing he was a cancer patient. Custodial killings are the norm in Modi's India," says Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif.
"This is nothing but prevention of the right to democratic protests against the central government's witch-hunt targeting PFI and is quite natural and expected under this autocratic system," says Popular Front of India.
Opposition party members are holding the rally, dubbed "Unite India Rally", from Kanyakumari town on the southern tip of India and will try to reach northernmost city of Srinagar in India-administered Kashmir in about 150 days.
Congratulations sent from across the world after Liz Truss was elected as the Conservative Party's new leader, as she will take office Tuesday as Britain's new prime minister.
Organisations affiliated to India’s ruling BJP are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to mainstream a controversial political ideology that draws its strength from dehumanising and vilifying Muslims.
Demonstrators in several states protest against release of Hindu men convicted of gang raping a pregnant Muslim woman during 2002 Gujarat state violence.
"The release of these convicts has taken from me my peace and shaken my faith in justice," says Bilkis Bano of 11 Hindu men convicted of 2002 crime and released by BJP-ruled western Gujarat state.
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.
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.
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