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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

In this April 4, 2014 photo, an Indian woman farmer works to separate the peas from chaff at Bhaitora village, 65 kilometers... (more...)

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Flower petals are thrown around Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi as he rides in an open jeep on his way to file nomination papers on April 9, 2014 in Vadodra, India.  Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

Flower petals are thrown around Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi as he rides in an open jeep on his way... (more...)

People walk in front of a giant billboard displaying India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader L.K. Advani (L) and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (R), in Ahmedabad, 07 April 2014. EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI

India’s ballot dance begins as general election officially opens

People walk in front of a giant billboard displaying India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader... (more...)

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Comedian Kapil Sharma to be brand ambassador for Delhi election poll

Indian actor Kapil Sharma speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Amritsar on June 8, 2013. NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty... (more...)

India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

Bhootnath director pens tribute song for Narendra Modi

India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as... (more...)

Chairperson of India’s ruling United Progressive Alliance and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi adjusts her sari as she arrives to file her nomination papers for the upcoming general elections, in Rae Bareli, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. AP Photo /Rajesh Kumar Singh

Castes, patriarchy, rebels and sheer size complicate India’s life as world’s largest democracy

Chairperson of India’s ruling United Progressive Alliance and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi adjusts her sari... (more...)

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If you want change, then vote: Ranbir Kapoor

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor attends a promotional event in Mumbai. AFP/Getty Images IANS Mumbai  – Ahead of the... (more...)

Indian customers at a foreign exchange outlet pose for a photo as they exchange Indian rupees (L) for US dollars in Bangalore on August 24, 2013. Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

Indian finance minister says fundamentals improved in 2013, threat of downgrade lessened

Indian customers at a foreign exchange outlet pose for a photo as they exchange Indian rupees (L) for US dollars in Bangalore... (more...)

Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal waves his resignation letter as he addresses supporters at Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party offices in New Delhi on February 14, 2014.  STR/AFP/Getty Images

India anti-graft crusader quits as New Delhi state’s top elected official

Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal waves his resignation letter as he addresses supporters at Aam Aadmi (Common... (more...)

In this photograph taken on January 5, 2014, Bangladeshi residents wanting to vote are attacked by protestors in a field in Rajshahi, some 260 kms from Dhaka. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. says Bangladesh elections not credible, calls for dialogue and fresh vote

In this photograph taken on January 5, 2014, Bangladeshi residents wanting to vote are attacked by protestors in a field... (more...)

A supporter of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League pelts stone during a clash with the supporters of the Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Pro-government, opposition activists throw stones at each other in Bangladesh capital

A supporter of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League pelts stone during a clash with the supporters of the Bangladesh’s... (more...)

A supporter of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League sets a fire on a motorbike during a clash with the supporters of main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Police in Bangladesh capital surround opposition sites to prevent mass rally; at least 1 dead

Supporters from the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party shout slogans during a protest in Dhaka on December 29, 2013.... (more...)

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