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Modi vows to fulfill dreams of 1.2 billion Indians after landslide win

Modi vows to fulfill dreams of 1.2 billion Indians after landslide win

May 16, – Narendra Modi promised to work to “fulfil the dreams of 1.2 billion people” as he addressed cheering supporters for the first time Friday after a landslide Indian election victory for his Hindu nationalist party. A sea of well-wishers from across his constituency of Vadodara in Gujarat turned out to hear the 63-year-old […]

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Ink thrown at Indian tycoon Subrata Roy accused of fraud

Ink thrown at Indian tycoon Subrata Roy accused of fraud

Mar 04, – An assailant hurled black ink Tuesday at an Indian tycoon accused of multibillion-dollar fraud, shouting “he has cheated and robbed us” outside the country’s highest court. Subrata Roy, head of the Sahara India conglomerate, was entering the Supreme Court building in New Delhi with scores of police and security guards when the […]

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Indian village ban mobiles for unwed girls

Indian village ban mobiles for unwed girls

Dec 26, – The decision was taken on Tuesday evening at a meeting of Somgarh panchayat (council) in West Champaran district. The panchayat also threatened to impose heavy fine on the girls’ families if they violated the diktat, said Zakir Ansari, husband of the village council head. “Decision was taken with approval of hundreds of […]

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John Kerry Expresses Regret to India over Diplomat’s Arrest

John Kerry Expresses Regret to India over Diplomat’s Arrest

Dec 19, – Meanwhile prosecutor Preet Bharara said in a statement that she “was accorded courtesies well beyond what other defendants, most of whom are American citizens, are accorded”. “It is true that she was fully searched by a female Deputy Marshal – in a private setting – when she was brought into the US […]

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Top Indian police official under fire for ‘enjoy rape’ remark

Top Indian police official under fire for ‘enjoy rape’ remark

Nov 13, – New Delhi: India’s top police official apologised Wednesday for saying, “If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it,” a remark that has outraged women across the country. Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha made the remark Tuesday during a conference about illegal sports betting and the need to legalize gambling. The […]

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Cyclone Phailin in India weakens after causing damage

Cyclone Phailin in India weakens after causing damage

Oct 13, BEHRAMPUR, India — India began sorting through miles of wreckage Sunday after Cyclone Phailin roared ashore, flooding towns and villages and destroying tens of thousands of thatch homes, but officials said the country had been spared the widespread loss of life that many had feared. About 18 hours after the storm — the […]

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Security tight for German ‘peace concert’ in Kashmir

Security tight for German ‘peace concert’ in Kashmir

Sep 07, – The city of Srinagar in Indian Kashmir was under high security as a famous German orchestra performed a concert on Saturday. Separatists had demanded that the performance be called off. A concert of Germany’s Bavarian State Orchestra conducted by Indian-born Zubin Mehta was held amid tight security in Srinagar in India-administered Kashmir […]

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