India’s top criminal lawyer and former parliamentarian Ram Boolchand Jethmalani, the quintessential defense lawyer who became a legal legend in his lifetime, died Sept. 8 in New Delhi, a few days before his 96th birthday on Sept. 14.
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Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who endeared herself to people, especially non-resident Indians facing sudden problems in foreign lands, with her humanitarian approach to issues, died in All India Institute of Medical Sciences July 6 following a heart attack. She was 67.
India's longest-serving female prisoner, who was convicted over the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, walked out of prison Thursday on a 30-day parole to arrange her daughter's marriage.
Veteran Congress Party politician Sheila Dikshit, Delhi’s longest-serving chief minister who made her electoral debut in 1984 from Kannauj parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh, kicking off a 30-year-long career in politics, died July 20 after a prolonged illness at a New Delhi hospital. She was 81.
An Indian court Friday granted a 30-day parole to a woman convicted three decades ago over her role in the 1991 assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi by militants.
Another parliament election is over in India. Seventeenth Lok Sabha will soon start its function. Political analysts have provided the analysis of elections, results and candidates. However, in general, they forget to write about two important players: Voters and babus.
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, offered to resign Saturday after his Congress party was trounced in a second straight national election but the gesture was rejected, party officials said.
A second straight landslide election defeat for opposition Congress leader Rahul Gandhi raised serious questions Friday about his leadership and cast a damaging shadow over one of the world's most prominent political dynasties.
Rahul Gandhi, vying to become the latest prime minister from India's most famous dynasty, has worked hard to shed his image as an entitled footloose princeling and political lightweight. But the great-grandson, grandson and son of three past premiers of the world's biggest democracy still faces a tough task beating Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the elections.