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India's BJP prepares return to power as exit polls predict clear win - sources

20 May 2019

NEW DELHI India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is to meet coalition partners to discuss a new government, two BJP sources said on Monday, after exit polls predicted a clear general election victory for the party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to the delight of Hindu groups. | Video

India's BJP preparing for return to power after surprise exit polls - sources

20 May 2019

NEW DELHI, May 20 India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is preparing to meet coalition partners to discuss a new government, two BJP sources said on Monday, after exit polls predicted a better-than-expected result for it in a general election.

Panel seeks more answers from Twitter as India prepares for elections

25 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI An Indian parliamentary panel gave Twitter Inc 10 days to file written answers to its questions after meeting on Monday with a senior company officer, part of India's scrutiny of social media content as it prepares for elections this year.

Indian parliament panel seeks written answers from Twitter

25 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Feb 25 Twitter Inc has 10 days to file written answers to questions from a parliamentary panel in India, its chairman said on Monday after meeting with the U.S. company's head of policy.

India parliament panel says to summon Twitter chief on February 25

11 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI An Indian parliamentary panel is summoning Twitter Inc's chief executive to appear before it later this month, after he did not attend a hearing on Monday to discuss citizens' rights on social media.

Modi plans job quotas for less well-off Indians as election nears

07 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI India's cabinet on Monday backed proposals to reserve 10 percent of government jobs for Indians outside the higher income brackets, a plan the main opposition party suggested was an attempt by the government to lure back voters as an election nears.

Five Indian states to go to polls at year-end in test for Modi

06 Oct 2018

NEW DELHI Five Indian states will go to the polls later this year, the country's election commissioner said on Saturday, in a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity ahead of his re-election bid in May 2019.

Indian cabinet approves incentives for 2018/19 sugar exports

26 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI India's cabinet on Wednesday approved incentives to encourage cash-strapped mills to export sugar in the 2018/19 season, a government statement said on Wednesday, part of efforts to trim bulging domestic stockpiles.

India finance minister says confident of meeting fiscal deficit target

15 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI India's finance minister said on Saturday that the government is confident of meeting its fiscal deficit target of 3.3 percent of gross domestic product in the current fiscal year, a day after outlining a number of measures to bolster the falling rupee.

Indian government seeks parliament nod for $143 million capital injection in Air India

31 Jul 2018

NEW DELHI The Indian government on Tuesday sought parliament approval to inject 9.8 billion rupees ($142.87 million) in ailing national carrier Air India during the current fiscal year, after efforts to find a buyer for its 76 percent stake in the carrier failed.

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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.