Sunday, 15 September 2019

Tag Archives: Narendra Modi

Trump stresses need to reduce India-Pakistan ‘tensions’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump spoke with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging a reduction of tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours over the disputed Kashmir region. “The president conveyed the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region,” White ...

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Kashmir in lockdown a military prison: Indian activists

SRINAGAR: The entire state of Kashmir is currently a prison and under military control, a fact-finding team of Indian activists who visited the region since the imposition of a lockdown said. In their report “Kashmir Caged” released at the Press Club of India, they said people expressed pain, anger, and ...

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India denies Modi asked Trump to mediate Kashmir issue

NEW DELHI: India’s foreign minister was forced to issue a strenuous denial to an infuriated opposition in parliament on Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited him to mediate in the conflict with Pakistan over Kashmir. While Pakistan has often sought third-party mediation in ...

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8 dead in gun battle between rival Indian political parties

NEW DELHI: At least eight persons were allegedly killed and several others injured and missing following a gun battle between West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP workers in West Bengal state, police and a local politician said on Sunday. At least 18 others were injured in the clashes ...

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Imran Khan speaks to Modi, hopes to improve ties

Pakistan’s prime minister has spoken to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, congratulating him on his party’s winning a second mandate. A statement from the ministry of foreign affairs on Sunday said that during the telephone call, Imran Khan expressed his hope the two countries would work closely together to improve ...

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Shah Rukh Khan congratulates PM Modi

BOLLYWOOD: Shah Rukh Khan has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for leading the Bharatiya Janata Party to a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha election 2019. The BJP has returned to power with a historic 303-seat win. “We – as proud Indians – have chosen an establishment with great clarity ...

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Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat, congratulates Modi

NEW DELHI: India’s opposition leader and Indian National Congress (INC) party president Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat and congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) victory in the just-concluded 17th general elections. “The BJP and the INC have different ideologies and visions. Modi and the BJP have ...

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India’s PM Modi wins historic general election victory

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party scored a historic victory in India’s general election, his foreign minister said on Thursday, as officials counted hundreds of millions of votes after the massive, multi-stage poll. Official data from India’s Election Commission showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead in 292 ...

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Modi mocked for saying Indian jets could use clouds to hide from Pakistani radar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest remarks about the Balakot airstrikes sparked furor online after he indicated that he personally authorised the attack in spite of bad weather conditions because he thought “the clouds could actually help our planes escape the radars” and “provide us much needed cover.” Speaking to India’s News Nation TV channel ...

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India court dismisses claim Rahul Gandhi is secret British

NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Thursday threw out a petition seeking to bar Rahul Gandhi from contesting the ongoing general election over claims he is secretly British. The 48-year-old scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty is the main challenger to Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking ...

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