Rajya Sabha

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India’s new president, Ram Nath Kovind, inspecting a guard of honour during a ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi on Tuesday.  Photograph: Prakash Singh/Getty Images/AFP

India’s 14th president was sworn into office in an elaborate ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday. Ram Nath Kovind (72), who was administered the oath of(...)

Election staff check electronic voting machines at a distribution centre ahead of the fifth phase of India’s general election at Sirohi district in the desert state of Rajasthan yesterday. The   machines have had to be transported across vast terrain by high altitude porters, elephants, camels and bullock carts. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Polls to elect 543 MPs for the next five years to India’s 16th Lok Sabha, or people’s lower house of parliament, are taking place in the world’s la(...)