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India: We will fight terror at all costs

NEW DELHI, May 15 (UPI) -- A top Indian official said the country will thwart the designs of terrorists who are out to disturb communal harmony in the country.

India looks to work with Nepal's once-hated Maoist rebels

NEW DELHI, April 18 (UPI) -- Fears of frosty India-Nepal ties following the electoral victory of Maoists may have been dispelled with the Indian government acknowledging the emergence of the communist-led democratic government in Nepal and pledging to work with the former rebels, experts say.
KUSHAL JEENA, UPI Correspondent

Sarkozy keeps president of India waiting

NEW DELHI, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy kept India's president, prime minister and other top officials waiting Saturday while he visited the Taj Mahal.

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.

Security heightened after blasts

LUCKNOW, India, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- India's major cities were on high security alert Saturday after near-simultaneous blasts in three towns reportedly killed 14 people.

Blasts rock three Indian cities

LUCKNOW, India, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Blasts Friday rocked three cities in India's northern Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 10 people.

India says Pakistan-based militants nabbed

LUCKNOW, India, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Indian authorities claim to have foiled a plot by an alleged militant group based in Pakistan to kidnap a prominent politician.

Indian police arrest suspected militants

NEW DELHI, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Indian police arrested three militants Friday in the northern city of Lucknow who they say wanted to abduct the son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

China welcomes Indian leader

BEIJING, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- India’s improving ties with rival China got a boost as top Chinese leaders welcomed visiting Sonia Gandhi, leader of India's ruling Congress party.

Merkel tops Forbes powerful women list

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- New York-based Forbes magazine has ranked German Chancellor Angela Merkel No. 1 on its list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women.

Congrats pour in for India's new president

NEW DELHI, July 21 (UPI) -- The election of India's first female president was hailed Saturday as a triumph over divisive politics.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, May 18, 2007.
By United Press International

Party of lower caste set to win India vote

LUCKNOW, India, May 11 (UPI) -- A party of India's lower caste members appeared headed for a key state election win in Uttar Pradesh, delivering a huge setback to the main Congress party. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), led by Mayawati, a fiery school teacher who goes by one name, was ex

Indian PM's remarks termed sycophancy

NEW DELHI, April 16 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday came under sharp attack Monday for his comments lauding Rahul Gandhi, a member of the Nehru-Gandhi political family.

Gunman arrested at election rally in India

UTTARAKHAND, India, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A man with a pistol was arrested Sunday trying to sneak into a campaign rally in Uttarakhand, India, for Congress President Sonia Gandhi, police said.

6-year-old boy rescued from well in India

HALDHERI, India, July 23 (UPI) -- Rescue workers in Haldheri, India Sunday freed a boy who turned 6-years-old while trapped in a 60-foot-deep for nearly 50 hours.

Indian politician Gandhi blocking film

NEW DELHI, July 21 (UPI) -- Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a virtual injunction against filmmakers wanting to make a cinematic version of her life.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 18, the 138th day of 2006 with 227 to follow.
By United Press International

Sonia Gandhi resigns parliamentary seat

NEW DELHI, March 23 (UPI) -- Sonia Gandhi, leader of India's Congress Party, preempted opposition attacks by quitting her parliamentary seat which she may retake at a later time.

Violent protests continue in Assam

DISPUR, India, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Parts of the Indian province of Assam remained under curfew Saturday as protests continued over the death of a suspected rebel in police custody.

Forbes names Rice most powerful woman

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The second annual Forbes magazine ranking of the world's most powerful women has placed U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the top.

Opposition furious over Bofors ruling

NEW DELHI, June 3 (UPI) -- India's opposition is furious over the dismissal of charges in the so-called Bofors arms scandal that had involved the ruling Congress party.

Sonia Gandhi heads Congress party, again

NEW DELHI, May 28 (UPI) -- Sonia Gandhi was unanimously re-elected president of the Congress Party that heads India's ruling coalition, Saturday.

Bombay actor/politician Sunil Dutt dies

BOMBAY, May 25 (UPI) -- Bollywood actor and politician Sunil Dutt, who gained fame and an Oscar nomination for the 1956 "Mother India," has died of a heart attack at age 75.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2005 with 227 to follow.
By United Press International
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