India’s Rahul Gandhi was briefly detained after visiting the site of deadly clashes between protesting farmers and police over the building of a motorway connecting the national capital with Agra, home to the Taj Mahal.
India’s Rahul Gandhi will hold a rally tomorrow at the site of an aluminum refinery of Vedanta Resources Plc , whose plan to mine bauxite in the area was rejected as a threat to local tribes and the environment.
India's finance minister, the veteran politician Pranab Mukherjee, 76, tendered his resignation last week after three years in office. This was his second term in that post -- he first served from 1982 to 1984 -- an extraordinary feat of political endurance, as well as a study in contrasts between the challenges of running the economy in pre- and post-liberalization India.
Sri Lanka was for decades an example of how sectarian conflict can wreck an otherwise fortunate country. It has had three years to show how devolving power to an ethnic minority can bring about lasting peace. Now it looks as if the opportunity will be lost.