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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi says al-Qaeda will fail in India: CNN

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:25pm by Reuters in New Delhi

    ... ship. Modi, a Hindu nationalist who was elected in May and faces criticism for remaining silent about several incidents deemed anti-Islam, said Indian Muslims were patriotic and would not betray ... how to deal with religious minorities after an inflammatory by-election campaign drew the ire of rights activists and failed to win over voters. Yogi Adityanath, a star campaigner ...

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns rapes in his country

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... was accused by his opponents during the election of being too business-friendly, he said his government would take action to allow even the poorest members of society to open a bank account. Hundreds ...

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    India pulls support for WTO 'trade facilitation' pact

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... and said a permanent WTO deal on food stockpiling must be in place at the same time, well ahead of an agreed 2017 target date. "My delegation is of the view that the adoption of the TF [trade ...

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    After a 'terrible beating', India's President House in line for sympathetic makeover

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by GDN

    ... A much larger museum telling the story of the presidency is planned for 2017. ...

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    Gandhis' offer to quit rejected by Congress party after election defeat

    Posted May 20th 2014, 01:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Gandhis' offer to quit is rejected by their party India's Sonia and Rahul Gandhi offered to resign yesterday after leading the Congress party to its worst election defeat, only for colleagues to insist the dynasty stay in place, a lawmaker said. Congress won just 44 seats in the 543-member parliament as the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya ...

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    Narendra Modi's BJP sweeps to power in landslide Indian election victory

    Posted May 16th 2014, 02:09pm by AFP

    ... supporters for the first time yesterday after a landslide Indian election victory for his Hindu nationalist party. Preliminary results at the end of the marathon six-week election showed ... boy, 63, who is poised to become prime minister of the world's second-most populous nation. "The heat of the election is over and the people have given their verdict, which says ...

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    Modi maintains his hard line on immigrants in India’s general election

    Posted May 05th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kolkata and Narayanguri Modi maintains his hard line on immigrants Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial front runner in India's general election, has reiterated his strong stance against illegal immigrants, just days after a wave of sectarian killings in the northeastern state of Assam. India is in the home stretch of a five-week election, which ...

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    97-year-old has never missed an Indian election

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:14pm by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Shyam Negi voted in country's first poll in 1951, and plans to do so again as 16th gets under way 97-year-old has never missed an Indian election A man who voted in India's first general election 63 years ago and is now, aged 97, poised to cast his ballot in the current one, has become something of a star because of his commitment ...

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    Election results don’t matter to India’s ‘biggest loser’ K. Padmarajan

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... that I, an ordinary man with an ordinary income and no special status in society, could contest the elections," he said. He lost. And then lost again. And again. Over 26 years, he has ... "I have never contested an election to win and the results just don't matter to me," laughs the entrepreneur whose tyre shop has flourished alongside his other business, ...

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    Death every five minutes makes India's roads the world's deadliest

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:48pm by BLOOM

    ... that hit them hasn't been found, he said. Gopinath Munde, 64, was appointed the country's rural development minister on May 26 in the wake of Modi's election. On June 3, ...




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