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August 15, 2017 9:35 AM Modi urges India to reject violence in name of religion

Modi also spoke at length about delivering a "new India" by 2022, underlining his confidence of winning the next general election, due by 2019. NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India on Tuesday to reject religious violence, after a series of attacks against minorities sparked debate about whether a surge of Hindu nationalism is undermining 20

July 27, 2017 3:53 PM India’s Modi On Course for Reelection After Bihar BJP Coup

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have won yet another victory in their drive for the pan-India political domination of their Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party with a coup in the desperately poor state of Bihar, where Nitish Kumar, the chief minister and head of a regional party, dramatically resigned last night. In a carefully orchestrated series of events 33

July 21, 2017 3:09 AM From UP village to Rashtrapati Bhavan: Prez-elect Kovind's journey

A lawyer by profession, Kovind has been an RSS member and served as BJP's national spokesperson A man of humble origin and a low-profile leader, Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India and will be the second Dalit to occupy the top constitutional post. Born in Paraunkh village in Kanpur rural of Uttar Pradesh two years before 20

July 20, 2017 1:50 PM India gets new president from bottom of Hindu caste system

Analysts said the election of Kovind would help Modi tighten his grip on power and accrue political capital by sending an important message to the Dalits, a long-disdained electoral group once known as "untouchables". NEW DELHI: India elected a new president from the bottom of the Hindu caste system Thursday, only the second time since independence a head of state 15

July 17, 2017 6:46 AM India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

NEW DELHI: Indian lawmakers voted Monday to pick the country’s president, who is certain to come from the lowest Dalit caste, in an election seen as strengthening Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s grip on power. Some 4,900 legislators nationwide voted in what Modi termed a “historic” election to choose the titular head of state. Modi’s right-wing Bharatiya 16

May 18, 2017 12:12 PM Brazil roiled as President Temer reportedly taped arranging bribe Add to ..

Brazilians awoke to fresh political turmoil Thursday morning as federal police moved against key allies of the president and arrested a prosecutor in response to secret tapes about bribery, allegedly made by a meat baron as part of a plea bargain. Late on Wednesday, the newspaper O Globo reported that President Michel Temer was caught in a secret audio 18

March 31, 2017 1:30 PM India state greenlights life sentences for cow slaughter

Ahmedabad (India) (AFP) - India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat on Friday increased the punishment for cow slaughter from seven years to life imprisonment as Hindu hardliners push for tougher protections for the holy animal. Under the stiffened penalties passed by Gujarat's state assembly, anyone caught transporting cows for slaughter 13

March 12, 2017 4:21 PM Message in the verdict

By completely rejecting the politics of negativism adopted by the Congress and its allies, the people in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have hugely endorsed the historic demonetisation drive to curb the twin evils of black money and corruption. At the same time, the verdict of the Assembly elections in these States shows that the people are in full sync with the National 22

March 12, 2017 4:18 PM Why exit polls got UP election results wrong

One possible reason opinion and exit polls failed to anticipate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s spectacular performance in the assembly election in Uttar Pradesh was that they couldn’t quite figure out how to treat the 2014 general election. Those election results showed the BJP secured over 40% of the popular vote in Uttar Pradesh on the way to winning 16

March 12, 2017 12:25 AM Modi’s one-man show triumphs again in India’s battleground state

Economists now expect Modi to launch initiatives aimed at flushing out ill-gotten gains from real estate, gold and campaign finance. NEW DELHI: Sensing his party’s drive for votes in India’s most politically prized state had stalled, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared his schedule and thrust himself into the heart of the battle. “Our election campaign 22