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India gang rapes: Police sacked over hanged girls

BBC/UNS: Two police officers in India have been sacked for refusing to help search for two missing girls who were later found gang-raped and hanged, officials say. They were also charged with criminal conspiracy, police said, adding that three people had been arrested so far. …

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Modi’s cabinet: the new team running India

NEW DELHI (AFP) – New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his cabinet Tuesday, combining several portfolios to cut the number of government positions and giving many regional politicians their first national experience. The following is a list of the senior figures in “Team Modi” …

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Modi sworn in as 15th India prime minister

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi promised to forge a “strong and inclusive” India on Monday after being sworn in as the 15th prime minister of the world’s largest democracy. Ten days after his right-wing party won the first electoral majority in three decades, the 63-year-old former …

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Nawaz, Modi share emotional moments

  NEW DELHI-UNS: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday shared some emotional moments of his conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on popular micro-blogging website. In a message on twitter, Modi said: Earlier in the evening in my conversation with Prime Minister Nawaz …

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Modi to be sworn in as India’s new PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Hindu extremist  Narendra Modi will be sworn in as India’s new prime minister on Monday in a ceremony to be attended by arch rival Pakistan’s premier for the first time in the two nations’ history. The 63-year-old hardliner won a landslide …

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Modi’s crushing win leaves India rivals broken

NEW DELHI (UNS/AFP) – Narendra Modi s landslide victory in India s polls has swept aside the long-dominant Congress party and left many of the most high-profile politicians clinging on for dear life after staggering electoral losses. Modi s campaigners hailed the tidal wave of …

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Hero’s welcome for PM-elect Modi as he arrives in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Thousands of flag-waving supporters mobbed  Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi as he made a triumphant entrance in New Delhi Saturday after securing a historic victory for his Hindu extremist nationalist party. The 63-year-old flew into the capital in the late morning from …

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Manmohan Singh resigns as Indian prime minister

NEW DELHI-uns : Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday resigned, a day after the ruling Congress party was decimated by the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party in the general elections, Indian media reported. Singh handed over his resignation letter, along with all his ministers’, to …

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Indian papers urge triumphant Modi to reach out to Muslims

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Indian newspapers on Saturday urged prime minister-elect Modi to reach out to Muslims and avoid the temptation of triumphalism after the Hindu nationalist leader’s crushing election victory. After winning the first outright majority by anyone for 30 years, Modi will not …

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Hindu Extremists BJP declares ‘new era’ for India as Congress concedes defeat

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India s triumphant Hindu nationalists declared “the start of a new era” in the world s second most-populous nation as the ruling Congress declared defeat in elections that laid bare anger about sickly economic growth and rampant corruption. Preliminary results and …

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