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India’s Modi Defends Clampdown on Cash Economy

NEW DELHI, Dec 3 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday defended his crackdown on the cash economy that has left businesses, farmers and families suffering, saying it was necessary to keep inflation in check and ensure basic amenities for all. Modi’s decision last month to scrap 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee banknotes as

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India’s Modi Wades into Political Battle Over Muslim Divorce Law

By Rupam Jain NEW DELHI, Oct 24  – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday waded into a controversy over a Muslim divorce law he said was destroying women’s lives, drawing criticism from rivals that he was fishing for minority votes in a major state election next year. Modi criticised the so-called “triple talaq”, that

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More Than a Million Indian Workers To Go on Strike on Friday

By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI, Aug 31  – More than a million Indian workers in banking, telecoms and other sectors will go on strike on Friday, seeking higher wages and to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s labor reforms and a plan to close some loss-making firms. Trade unions including the All India Trade Unions

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