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Many Indians rally behind Modi after Kashmir attack

18 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suffered a series of political reverses in recent months but widespread anger after 40 troopers were killed in an Islamist militant attack last week could lead to a surge in support for his Hindu nationalist party.

As India election looms, politics infiltrates the world's biggest religious festival

08 Feb 2019

PRAYAGRAJ, India At the world's biggest religious festival, the Hindu Kumbh Mela in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state, the spiritual message for the faithful is deep and profound.

India's Congress to scrap law punishing Muslim men for instant divorce if voted back to power

07 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI India's main opposition Congress party said on Thursday it would scrap a decree passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government prescribing jail terms for Muslim men seeking an instant divorce if the party wins an election due by May.

As good as gold for some brides in India as election nears

07 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI An India state will give gold worth about $530 to every bride from a poor family, the latest budget giveaway ahead of a general election that must be held by May.

SWIFT says helping Bangladesh Bank rebuild network after cyber heist

02 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI International payments network SWIFT said on Saturday it had signed an agreement with Bangladesh's central bank to help it rebuild its infrastructure after hackers used it to steal $81 million in 2016 in the world's biggest cyber heist.

Three women who could be Modi's biggest nightmare in India's election

02 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI Three powerful women politicians, each from a very different section of Indian society, may pose a big threat to the chances of Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning a second term in a general election due by May.

Hindu priest sets date for temple construction at disputed site in India

30 Jan 2019

PRAYAGRAJ, India A powerful Hindu priest said on Wednesday he would lead a group of followers to start building a Hindu temple on the ruins of a 16th-century mosque, which could violate a court order and raise religious tensions in an election year.

Indian opposition leader Gandhi promises minimum income for the poor

28 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI The leader of India's main opposition Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, promised on Monday to provide the poor with a minimum income if Congress wins an upcoming general election, a pledge the ruling party dismissed as an unaffordable gimmick.

Factbox: India's Modi crafts populist measures ahead of elections

25 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI India is weighing measures to woo farmers, small business owners and those who are less well-off, after setbacks in state elections for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party, now readying for a general election due by May.

FACTBOX-India's Modi crafts populist measures ahead of elections

25 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI, Jan 25 India is weighing measures to woo farmers, small business owners and those who are less well-off, after setbacks in state elections for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party, now readying for a general election due by May.

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