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Tag Archives: Narendra Modi

India’s triple talaq bill unlikely to get parliament nod

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government is keen to get parliamentary approval for the triple talaq bill but there is no certainty that it will clear the Rajya Sabha hurdle in the remaining two days of the budget session and the measure may again be implemented through an ordinance. Opposition ...

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China protests visit by India’s Modi to disputed border area

BEIJING: China on Saturday protested the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a contested region located on the border between the two countries. “The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called ‘Arunachal Pradesh’ and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader’s visit,” ...

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Indian politician jailed over Modi Facebook post

NEW DELHI: An Indian politician who posted a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a begging bowl on Facebook has been arrested, police said, in the latest example of what critics say is a clampdown on free speech. It follows more than a dozen similar arrests last year in a ...

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India rebuffs Trump ‘Afghan library’ swipe

NEW DELHI: India rejected US President Donald Trump’s comments mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, saying that New Delhi has provided $3 billion in development assistance to the war-torn country. The US president took a swipe at what he claimed were Modi’s frequent comments on ...

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Huge Setback for Modi’s BJP in Indian State Assembly Elections

NEW DELHI: The Indian National Congress led by Rahul Gandhi has managed to wrest power from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in three of the five Indian states that went to polls recently. In Chhatisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the Congress gained a clear majority with 63/90 and 116/230 seats respectively. In Rajasthan, it was ...

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Minister accused in India’s growing #MeToo storm

NEW DELHI – India’s belated #MeToo movement snowballed Tuesday after several female journalists accused a minister in Narendra Modi’s government of sexual harassment and a producer alleged she was raped by a veteran Bollywood actor. Women journalists took to Twitter to allege how M.J. Akbar, a well-known former editor and ...

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US, China look on as Putin seeks India arms deals

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India on Thursday looking to tie up billions of dollars in arms deals with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely irking the US, China and Pakistan in one fell swoop. The Kremlin said before the two-day visit that the “key feature” would be the ...

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Pakistan claims Rafale is why India called off key meet

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan jumped into the Rafale deal controversy by hinting at that being the “real” reason for the Modi administration to cancel the meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session. Speaking exclusively to ...

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PM Modi a ‘small man’, India lacks vision: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: War of words between India and Pakistan have begun taking the already soured relations to a new low. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan took to twitter to respond to India’s decision of calling off the meeting between India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood ...

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Upbeat IMF economy report welcome news for Indian PM Modi

NEW DELHI: India is to remain one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday, in welcome news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of elections due next year. In a wide-ranging report on Asia’s third-biggest economy, the IMF forecast GDP growth for the fiscal year ...

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