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Torrent of bad news hits Sitharaman on first day as India finance minister

31 May 2019

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday surprised markets by naming Nirmala Sitharaman, formerly the defence minister, as the next finance minister on a day data showed that Asia's third biggest economy grew at its slowest pace in 17 quarters.

India's Modi to name ruling party chief Shah as finance minister - media

30 May 2019

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to name Amit Shah, the chief of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as the country's new finance minister after taking his oath of office for the second time on Thursday, according to several Indian media reports.

Economy in focus as India PM Modi starts second term without key aide

30 May 2019

NEW DELHI, May 30 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his oath of office on Thursday along with his ministers, though he suffered a setback at the start of his second term when key aide and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley opted out of the next government.

Modi begins talks for new cabinet after big election win

24 May 2019

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Friday to form a new cabinet to tackle a stuttering economy and other challenges facing his second term after winning a big majority.

NDA promises to boost India's economy; Congress calls exit polls fake

22 May 2019

NEW DELHI The National Democratic Alliance has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years, after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.

Confident of poll win, Modi's alliance promises to boost India's economy

22 May 2019

NEW DELHI, May 22 India's ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.

In an Indian village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens

22 May 2019

NAYABANS, India Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either faith chatted when they frequented each other's shops and went to festivals together.

India's Modi shows confidence as opposition dismisses ominous exit polls

21 May 2019

NEW DELHI Political allies swathed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a victory garland on Tuesday, seeking to project confidence he would win a second straight term in a general election, but the opposition Congress party dismissed predictions it would lose.

India's Congress urges workers to ignore ominous exit polls, be vigilant

21 May 2019

NEW DELHI, May 21 India's main opposition Congress party has told its workers not to lose heart and to remain vigilant at vote-count centres after exit polls predicted a clear election victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India's Hindu groups to double down on demands as Modi set for big win

20 May 2019

NEW DELHI A Hindu temple on a disputed site, life in jail for killing cows and ending the autonomy of India's only Muslim-majority state are some demands Hindu groups plan to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi on if he wins the general election as expected.

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