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Modi’s Party Backs “Low-Caste” Leader for President of India

NEW DELHI, June 19 – India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has proposed that a politician from a low caste become the next president, its top strategist said on Monday, in a move to consolidate the party’s support among poorer voters. The BJP’s parliamentary board backed the nomination of Ram Nath Kovind, governor of the

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Indian PM’s Party Leaders Charged Over 1992 Mosque Demolition

By Rupam Jain NEW DELHI, May 30 – An Indian judge charged a minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and senior leaders from his ruling party with criminal conspiracy on Tuesday in connection with the 1992 destruction of a mosque by a Hindu mob. The demolition of the mosque in northern Uttar Pradesh state

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 29 – A 38-year-old Indian climber who made the fastest double ascent of Mount Everest and became the first woman to reach the highest point on earth twice in five days, says she will now turn her attention to smaller unclimbed peaks. Anshu Jamsenpa, from India’s mountainous northeastern state of

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Bollywood Actor’s Dramatic Weight-Loss Leaves Audiences Stunned

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is a known perfectionist in the industry. He will go to any length to get into character, and his past transformations are proof of that. His latest film Dangal, however, has sent shock-waves across the world. Khan, who plays the role of Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, underwent a radical body

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Rupi Kaur: The Insta Poet

Newsweek Middle East sat down for an exclusive interview with the famed young poet Rupi Kaur By Arfa Shahid Rupi Kaur has an air about her. As the 24-year-old walks into a room, silence engulfs the place. She commands respect. People want to listen to what she has to say. And then she speaks, with a

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Top Indian Hospital Says Duped Into Removing Kidneys for Organ Traffickers

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, June 6 – A prestigious Indian hospital said on Monday it was duped by traffickers into removing the kidneys of victims believing they were relatives of needy patients, after five people were arrested for the crime. Police on Thursday busted an illegal organ harvesting racket operating out of the Indraprastha

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