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Narendr Modi Poised for Victory as India Veers Right

Narendr Modi Poised for Victory as India Veers Right

Friday, May 16, 2014 12:00

Narendra Modi closed in on a landslide victory in India’s election Friday as results showed him riding a wave of support for promises of jobs and development that has drowned out his past as a religious right-winger. [caption id="attachment_37225" align="alignright" width="384"]...

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Boycott Mars Voting in Kashmir

Boycott Mars Voting in Kashmir

Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:36

Protesters and police clashed but streets were otherwise largely deserted on Wednesday in the final day of voting in Indian Kashmir for the national election, as boycott calls and fears of violence kept many voters away. [caption id="attachment_37062" align="alignright" width="307"] Kashmir[/caption]...

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Sonia Gandhi says Narendra Modi has Declared himself PM Before Results

Sonia Gandhi says Narendra Modi has Declared himself PM Before Results

Friday, May 2, 2014 11:43

A day after Bharatiya Janata Party’s presidential candidate Narendra Modi landed himself in trouble with the Election Commission of India for poll code violation, the Congress president Sonia Gandhi lashed out at him, saying the BJP leader had already assumed himself to be the next prime minister. [caption id="attachment_36989" ...

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Mumbai Slum-Dwellers Wary of Poll Promises (Indian Elections)

Mumbai Slum-Dwellers Wary of Poll Promises (Indian Elections)

Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:33

After four decades in the same Mumbai slum, Vimal Gaikwad is well used to politicians’ tall promises at election time, when the city’s millions of shanty dwellers become sought-after voters. [caption id="attachment_36838" align="alignright" width="384"] Mumbai Slum-Dwellers[/caption] “The ...

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Narendra Modi says I have Trophies in Mind Not Toffees

Narendra Modi says I have Trophies in Mind Not Toffees

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:48

[caption id="attachment_36747" align="alignright" width="384"] Narendra Modi[/caption] The Indian election may well be remembered for all the candidates talk of ‘toffees’ – even as there is nothing sweet about their discourse. On Monday, Congress leader dubbed the Gujarat model ...

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Leaders Seek to Exploit Polarisation (Indian Election)

Leaders Seek to Exploit Polarisation (Indian Election)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:33

In the last phase of the election campaign in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), all parties are seeking polarisation and the speeches of Congress’s Imran Masood, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Amit Shah and various religious leaders – entering the fray – have spiced up the ...

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Narendra Modi will be bad for Pakistan and India

Narendra Modi will be bad for Pakistan and India

Friday, April 11, 2014 9:51

What kind of relationship would India have with Pakistan if Narendra Modi assumes office come May? Would he be a threat to its western neighbour? Will his presence at the helm revive fresh fears in the region? [caption id="attachment_36548" align="alignright" width="384"]...

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Bachelor Modi Admits he is Married

Bachelor Modi Admits he is Married

Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:26

Election frontrunner Narendra Modi has acknowledged for the first time that he is married, solving one of the biggest mysteries about the private life of the man tipped to be India's next prime minister. [caption id="attachment_36534" align="alignright" width="360"] ...

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If Modi Wins Election Neighbours Can Expect a More Muscular India

If Modi Wins Election Neighbours Can Expect a More Muscular India

Monday, March 31, 2014 11:08

India will get tougher on territorial disputes with China and in its old rivalry with Pakistan if opposition leader Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister in May after a general election, two of his aides said. [caption id="attachment_36440" align="alignright" width="378"]...

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