Hinduism

FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi, greets people during a function in New Delhi, India. Gandhi has resigned as president of India's opposition Congress party to take responsibility for its crushing defeat in recent elections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
July 03, 2019 - 5:57 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi resigned Wednesday as president of India's opposition Congress party, long led by his politically powerful family, to take responsibility for its crushing defeat in recent elections. Gandhi announced his resignation on Twitter, saying he was stepping down because...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga during an event to mark International Yoga Day in Ranchi, the capital of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, Friday, June 21, 2019. Yoga enthusiasts across the world Friday took part in mass yoga events to mark International Yoga Day. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar)
June 21, 2019 - 2:43 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — If China has panda diplomacy, India has yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully lobbied the United Nations to designate June 21 International Yoga Day in his first year in power in 2014. Since then, just as China under President Xi Jinping has given countries pandas for...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah greet supporters on arrival at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India's main political dynasty. (AP Photo)
May 24, 2019 - 6:50 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday after his thunderous victory in national elections. Modi met with his outgoing Cabinet as part of a series of post-election formalities before he can be sworn in as India'...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a giant floral garland from party leaders at their headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 24, 2019 - 12:36 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred TV news crew to show the world India's...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah greet supporters on arrival at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India's main political dynasty. (AP Photo)
May 23, 2019 - 7:59 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Charismatic but polarizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surged to a landslide victory in Indian elections, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades. With most of the estimated 600 million votes counted by early...
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate outside BJP headquarters in Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party were off to an early lead as vote counting began Thursday following the conclusion of the country's 6-week-long general election, sending the stock market soaring in anticipation of another five-year term for the Hindu nationalist leader. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
May 23, 2019 - 3:38 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. Election Commission data by midafternoon...
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Election officers seal an electronic voting machine at the end of polling in Varanasi, India, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Indians voted in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a 6-week-long long, grueling campaign season with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party seeking reelection for another five years. Counting of votes is scheduled for May 23. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
May 19, 2019 - 7:30 pm
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Voting in India's mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and its allies. Vote counting begins on...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2009, file photo, an Indian Border Security Force soldier, right, and a Pakistani Rangers soldier face one another at a daily closing ceremony at the Wagah border post near Lahore, Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a tough stance on Pakistan the centerpiece of his re-election campaign, equating it with a “New India.” “India has quit the policy of being scared of Pakistani threats,” Modi said at a recent election rally, mocking the ever-present possibility that Pakistan could use its nuclear weapons. “So what do we do then? Are those being saved for Diwali?” he said, referring to India’s own arsenal and the Hindu festival of light. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
May 05, 2019 - 10:37 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shortly before India's mammoth elections began in April, New Delhi did something unprecedented: It banned civilian traffic on the only major highway connecting the heart of disputed Kashmir with the rest of the country. The government cited unspecified security threats for...
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In this image made from the video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, sits on the throne as he is officially crowned king at the Grand Palace, Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne. (Thai TV Pool via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 4:13 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago. The coronation represents a renewal of the monarchy's...
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Indian women try to find out their voting booth at a polling center during the fourth phase of general elections in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 29, 2019. The voting over seven phases ends May 19, with counting scheduled for May 23. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
April 28, 2019 - 11:57 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians were voting Monday in the fourth phase of a staggered national election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party facing a major test as it looks to govern for another five years. Voting was being held in nine states. The remaining three phases will be...
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