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Water crisis: India sends out 250 civil servants to dry areas

NEW DELHI: India is sending more than 250 civil servants to some of the driest areas of the vast country in an effort by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to tackle water shortages. India’s monsoon, which accounts for nearly 70%

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BJP chief Shah touted as India’s next finance minister

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to name Amit Shah, the chief of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as the nation’s new finance minister after taking his oath of office for the second term on

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Modi to start second term without aide Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his oath of office today along with his ministers. However, he suffered at the start of his second term when key aide and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley opted out of the government.

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Modi kept his job; young Indians worry about theirs

Asad Ahmed, one of about 1.2 million young Indians entering the cutthroat job market each month, diligently scribbles notes at a computer class in New Delhi. While nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a new five-year term promising to step

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BJP and NDA wins Lok Sabha with 348 seats

NEW DELHI: India’s most powerful yet divisive leader, Narendra Modi is headed for another five-year term in the Lok Sabha as the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 348 seats. On its own, BJP won 303

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Modi poised to win bigger majority, exit polls show

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to return to power with a bigger majority in Parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, exit polls showed. Modi faced criticism early on in the campaign for

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Anxious Indian Muslims fear Modi 2.0

At their usual evening gathering, six retired Muslim academics outdo each other with gloomy predictions if Narendra Modi is re-elected prime minister in India’s polls ending Sunday. “We are one step away from being turned into second-class citizens,” Mohiuddin Azad

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Zakir dares Modi to explain ban

PUTRAJAYA: Controversial Indian Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik dared Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the meaning of a ban as the latter failed to understand the difference between a ban and an exclusion. “For the National Intelligence Agency

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NaMo TV crisis: BJP’s Amit Shah and Narendra Modi can be prosecuted

INDIA POLLS NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Indian Prime Minister Narendra could be prosecuted as the ruling party flouted election laws and broadcast laws since the Election Commission characterised NaMo TV channel as political advertising.

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