India and China sought to draw a line under a military standoff along part of their disputed border, agreeing to accelerate talks on a settlement and boost trade that they said would help drive the world economy.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s latest skirmish with corruption risks setting back efforts to spur growth, worsening a legislative logjam under a government set to pass the fewest bills ever in a full term.
India’s main opposition party stepped up pressure on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resign, with protests outside his home after he sought to end a political crisis by firing two ministers over graft allegations.
Rahul Gandhi said it was time to repair a broken system of governance in his first speech after being named deputy leader of Congress, an appointment that seeks to invigorate the ruling party ahead of next year’s election.
Supporters of India’s Congress party roared approval at an election rally last month as Rahul Gandhi draped a garland of flowers over a portrait of his great- grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru, the independence hero who led the nation in its first two decades.
Rahul Gandhi, scion of the preeminent family in Indian politics, was appointed to the number two role in the governing Congress party as it seeks to appeal to younger voters ahead of an election next year.
India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party rejected pressure from its biggest alliance partner over the bloc’s choice of candidate for prime minister, widening a rift sparked by the growing clout of Narendra Modi.