Indian Politics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27260/all en Can Rahul Gandhi revive India's political system? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130122/can-rahul-gandhi-revive-indias-political-system <p>NEW DELHI &mdash; The fate of the Gandhi dynasty now rests on Rahul, who has stormed onto the national political stage amid a weakening economy and tensions with Pakistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130122/can-rahul-gandhi-revive-indias-political-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Politics Elections Want to Know Politics India Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:19:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5737741 at http://www.globalpost.com India: 5-year-old raped girl is stable, conscious and alert http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130421/india-5-year-old-rape-victim-stable-conscious-and-al Protestors have taken to the streets to protest the rape and the government's slow response in New Delhi since Friday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130421/india-5-year-old-rape-victim-stable-conscious-and-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Politics Need to Know India Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:23:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5821733 at http://www.globalpost.com In India, lawbreakers are lawmakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130801/india-lawbreakers-are-lawmakers <p>NEW DELHI &mdash; To ensure a quorum, India&#39;s legislature ought to consider moving its sessions to the local clink.</p> <p>A staggering 162 out of 543 honorable members of India&#39;s lower house face criminal charges, according to a new report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a non-profit election watchdog. The number in state-level legislatures is 1258 out of 4032.</p> <p>Worse still, statistics show that a candidate with a criminal record is nearly twice as likely than one with a clean record to win a seat at the big table. Criminals are even sought out by parties, for their nefarious attributes.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130801/india-lawbreakers-are-lawmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Politics Want to Know Politics India Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:07:10 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5900364 at http://www.globalpost.com