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Many Indian farmers voted for Modi the strongman, but now hope he tackles their woes

1:36pm BST

MANDSAUR/NAGPUR/AYODHYA, India Many farmers in three big states in the Indian heartland voted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his strong record on national security, but they expect him to address their problems of weak incomes and heavy debt in his second term.

India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

23 May 2019

NEW DELHI/AYODHYA Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. | Video

Let Hindus build their temple at razed mosque site, some Indian Muslims say

23 May 2019

AYODHYA, India A thumping election win for India's Hindu nationalist party on Thursday has instilled a sense of resignation among Muslims, some of whom are now willing to concede the demand for a Hindu temple at the site of a razed mosque.

Let Hindus build their temple at razed mosque site, some Indian Muslims say

23 May 2019

AYODHYA, India A thumping election win for India's Hindu nationalist party on Thursday has instilled a sense of resignation among Muslims, some of whom are now willing to concede the demand for a Hindu temple at the site of a razed mosque.

Let Hindus build their temple at razed mosque site in Ayodhya, some Indian Muslims say

23 May 2019

AYODHYA, India A thumping election win for India's Hindu nationalist party on Thursday has instilled a sense of resignation among Muslims, some of whom are now willing to concede the demand for a Hindu temple at the site of a razed mosque.

India antitrust probe finds Monsanto abused dominant position: sources

22 May 2019

NEW DELHI A probe by the investigations unit of India's antitrust body has found that Monsanto abused its dominant position as a supplier of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds in the country, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

India's monsoon to arrive late, deliver less rain - Skymet

14 May 2019

NEW DELHI India's monsoon rains will arrive on its southern coast on June 4 and deliver less rain than average this year, a private weather forecaster said on Tuesday, lowering prospects of higher farm and economic growth in the $2.6 trillion economy.

Exclusive: India imports 27,000 tonnes non-GM corn from Ukraine at $205/T - trade sources

09 May 2019

NEW DELHI India has imported an extra 27,000 tonnes of non-genetically modified (GM) corn from Ukraine at $205 (157.67 pounds) a tonne, including cost, insurance and freight, three trade sources said on Thursday, to offset a shortage triggered by pest infestations and dry weather.

India imports 27,000 tonnes non-GM corn from Ukraine at $205 per tonne: trade sources

09 May 2019

NEW DELHI India has imported an extra 27,000 tonnes of non-genetically modified (GM) corn from Ukraine at $205 a tonne, including cost, insurance and freight, three trade sources said on Thursday, to offset a shortage triggered by pest infestations and dry weather.

Pepsi withdraws Indian potato farmer lawsuits after political pressure

02 May 2019

NEW DELHI PepsiCo Inc has agreed to withdraw lawsuits against Indian potato farmers it alleged infringed a patent by cultivating a variety grown exclusively for its Lay's potato chips.

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Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors' release in hours.