Court stays release of three convicted in former PM's assassination

NEW DELHI, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- India's top court blocked the release Thursday of three people convicted in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Indian state moves to free 7 convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination

CHENNAI, India, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- India's Tamil Nadu state decided to free all seven prisoners convicted in the 1991 assassination of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a government official said.

Rahul Gandhi to lead election campaign for Congress Party

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- India's Congress Party said Rahul Gandhi will lead its election campaign, but the Gandhi family scion was not officially named the prime ministerial candidate.

Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital, later discharged

NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- India's ruling Congress Party head Sonia Gandhi was admitted to a hospital after becoming ill during Parliament debate and later discharged, her party said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.
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India moves closer to buying U.S.-made howitzers

BANGALORE, India, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale to India of M777 155mm lightweight towed howitzers and associated equipment.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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Angela Merkel heads list of powerful women

Angela Merkel heads list of powerful women

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Brazilian President Dilma Roussef head this year's Forbes list of powerful women.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 21, 2012.
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India ready for U.S. howitzer purchase

NEW DELHI, May 17 (UPI) -- India's Defense Acquisition Council gave the go-ahead to buy 145 howitzer guns nearly 25 years after a procurement scandal derailed the purchase.

Indian ban hits Israel's defense industry

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 9 (UPI) -- India's blacklisting of Israel Military Industries, a major arms manufacturer, because of alleged massive kickbacks is the final chapter in a 2009 bribery scandal that has dogged links between the Jewish state's defense industry and one of its biggest customers.

India moves on howitzer purchase

NEW DELHI, March 8 (UPI) -- The Indian army has order 100 howitzer artillery guns to be made by the Ordnance Factory Board, based in Kolkata, West Bengal state.

Ruling Congress party suffers poll setback

NEW DELHI, March 6 (UPI) -- India's ruling Congress Party Tuesday lost a crucial assembly election in the largest state, a key test of Rahul Gandhi's ability to lead the party.

India boosts artillery orders

NEW DELHI, March 2 (UPI) -- The Indian army is seeking to upgrade its artillery with a contract with Indian defense manufacturer Ordnance Factory Board.

Report: Gandhi, Modi may face off in India

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Rahul Gandhi, a Congress Party chief, and Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi may face off in the 2014 Indian election, a U.S. congressional report says.

Gandhi: BJP was soft on terrorism

FARUKKHABAD, India, May 4 (UPI) -- Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi said terrorists were "treated like guests" by the Bharatiya Janata Party during its reign of power in India.

India observes anti-terror day

NEW DELHI, May 22 (UPI) -- Indians observed Anti-Terrorism Day by highlighting the dangers of terror and violence in the country and vowing to fight terror.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2008.
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Suicide bombing a crime

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The time has come for the international community to strongly and unequivocally condemn suicide bombing as a tactic of war and political violence. U.N. member states, individually and collectively, must come together to clearly proscribe suicide terror in all of its forms.
JOHN P. SULLIVAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

India OK's $12.5B for rural power

NEW DELHI, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- India says it has allocated $12.5 billion to boost rural electrification during the current 11th Five-Year Plan.

India: Islamists planned blasts in Mumbai

NEW DELHI, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- India says rebels conspired to trigger serial bomb blasts in four crowded areas in Mumbai, including the historic Gateway of India.

Analysis: India to counter Tamil rebels

NEW DELHI, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Aimed at countering ground and air attacks by rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka, India's armed forces say they will undertake joint military exercises in the southern peninsula early this year.
KUSHAL JEENA, UPI Correspondent

Sonia Gandhi hospitalized in India

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Sonia Gandhi, leader of India's ruling coalition-leading Congress Party, reportedly was hospitalized Tuesday after complaining of breathing difficulty.

Analysis: Indian rebels target courts

NEW DELHI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The bombings last month in Uttar Pradesh state by Islamist militants marks a shift in their strategy, moving from civilian targets to the judiciary.
KUSHAL JEENA, UPI Correspondent
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