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Modi Sees Election Danger in India’s “Dalit Queen”

By Tommy Wilkes and Rupam Jain LUCKNOW, India, Oct 25 – When Amit Shah, president of Narendra Modi’s ruling party, meets with the Indian prime minister, he is sometimes asked a question he struggles to answer: “What is behenji thinking?” By “behenji”, or “older sister”, Modi means Mayawati, the enigmatic politician and former ruler of

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India Hospital Fire Kills At Least 19

By Jatindra Dash BHUBANESHWAR, India, Oct 18 – At least 19 people were killed when a fire broke out at a private hospital in India‘s eastern state of Odisha on Monday, officials said. The fire erupted in the dialysis ward of the SUM hospital’s critical-care unit in the state capital, Bhubaneswar, public health officials said.

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China Defends Pakistan After “Mother-Ship of Terrorism” Comment

BEIJING, Oct 17 –  China sprang to long-time ally Pakistan’s defence on Monday after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mother-ship of terrorism” at a summit of BRICS nations. Modi’s remarks to a meeting of leaders from BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – escalated his diplomatic drive to isolate Pakistan,

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Trump’s Indian-American Fan Spreads the Word Back Home

By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI, Oct 9 – Donald Trump sympathises with India in its recent escalation of tensions with Pakistan and supports skilled immigration, an adviser said on Friday, portraying the U.S. presidential hopeful as a friend of India and Indian Americans. Trump, a real estate billionaire, has earned a reputation of hostility towards

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India Tries to Hasten U.S. Defence Deals Amid Election Uncertainty

By Sanjeev Miglani and Rupam Jain NEW DELHI, Oct 5- India is trying to hasten a deal with the United States to buy Predator drone aircraft for military surveillance, one of several defence and nuclear projects the two sides are pursuing in the final months of the Obama administration. India’s request for 22 Predator Guardian

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Modi’s 56-Inch Chest Bind

The Pakistan-India tension enters a war-like narrative OP-ED by Ejaz Haider In the run-up to the 2014 national elections in India, one of the metaphors Narendra Modi, the Bharatya Janata Party’s (BJP) then-prime ministerial candidate, used to describe himself as having a 56-inch chest. Pooh-poohed by the opposition as a literal statement, Modi meant it metaphorically, contrasting

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Pakistani Rebel Chief says Would Welcome Help from Arch-Rival India

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Sept 29 – The elusive leader of a major rebel group fighting for independence in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province said he would welcome cash and other help from India, words likely to alarm Islamabad which accuses New Delhi of stirring trouble there. In his first video interview in five years, Allah Nazar

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India’s Modi Hits out at Pakistan after Attack in Kashmir

MUMBAI – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized Pakistan on Saturday, accusing it of being an exporter of terrorism, and vowing to mount a global campaign to isolate it. The comments follow the Sept. 18 attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan. The attack claimed the lives of

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