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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. 

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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.

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Two top members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party including an estranged member of the Gandhi dynasty were in hot water Saturday for appearing to threaten people to vote for them in the ongoing mega-election.