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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India PM’s party tightens grip on power with strong wins in two state polls

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing party has snatched election victory in two key Indian states, tightening its grip on power after storming to government nationally five months ago. ... whose Gandhi dynasty has produced three prime ministers, following its thumping loss to the BJP at the national polls in May. "Like the Congress earlier got the mandate, now the BJP got ...

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    Eight dead as Hudhud hits India's eastern coast

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AP

    ... on a course north-northwest of the city of Visakhapatnam, where it made landfall on Sunday. However, they warned that heavy rainfall would lash parts of six Indian states. At least 400,000 people were ... saved lives, the cyclone caused "huge damage" to buildings and crops in coastal districts. The National Disaster Response Force said rescuers were trying to reach 320 villages in four ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian politician convicted of graft granted conditional bail

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:10pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... from contesting elections for six years. Jayalalitha had asked for bail while a lower court considers her plea to suspend her prison sentence. She also has appealed against her conviction. ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    More toilets not the answer to India's sanitation woes: study

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... water in the US and many other places were achieved by democratically accountable local and national health officials. There is no way to technologically bypass these political ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi launches Clean India Campaign by sweeping street

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in New Delhi Millions take up brooms in response to PM's campaign to sweep away reputation for filth Modi launches push for nation to clean up its act Millions of Indian ... of massive urban migration, poor civic planning and inadequate waste disposal systems. Rivers and lakes are polluted with sewage and industrial effluent. Fewer than a third of the nation's 1.2 ...

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    Indian court convicts powerful politician and former film star of corruption

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 08:34pm by AFP

    ... Munnetra Kazhagam) party emerged as the third biggest force in the national parliament after winning 37 of the 39 parliamentary seats in the state in this year's general election. After ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    India Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces damages claims in US court over Gujarat riots

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:22pm by Reuters in New Delhi

    ... much difference.” Satish Misra After years of being unwelcome in the United States, Modi arrives for a five-day visit on Friday in New York, where he will speak at the United Nations before ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian PM Narendra Modi ups fashion ante for maiden US visit

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 01:13pm by AFP

    ... are often mocked by media for their crumpled traditional cotton shirt-and-pyjama attire, which serves as an austerity badge in a nation where simple living is prized as a political credo. ... meeting”. But most observers seem to be happy with a leader who looks good on the national and international stages. “Seems like the era of unkempt, paan-chewing netas (leaders) with pot-bellies, ...

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

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

    ... their nation" India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al-Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world’s second-most populous nation and he praised Muslims their commitment to fight ... their nation, which has a long history of sectarian strife. “Indian Muslims will live for India, they will die for India, they will not want anything bad for India,” Modi told CNN, which aired excerpts ...

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    India’s low-cost Mars mission enters last lap as spacecraft prepares to enter orbit

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:19pm

    ... of an industry worth more than US$300-billion. India has so far launched 40 foreign satellites, many of them for advanced nations. China has an edge, however, as it can put heavier satellites into orbit ... mission would boost the global standing of India’s state-run space agency. “It increases the prestige and reliability of India as a space-faring nation whose rockets and payloads are reliable ...




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