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Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll hits 32 Thursday, February 27th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (AFP): Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 32 people, police said Thursday. Thousands of riot police and paramilitaries patrolled the affected northeast fringes of the Indian capital..

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Trump defends Modi, refuses to weigh in on citizenship law Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, NEW DELHI (AP): Defending the host who has showered him with pageantry, President Donald Trump refused Tuesday to speak out publicly against an Indian citizenship law pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that has sparked deadly protests over discrimination..

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Down to business for Trump in India Monday, February 24th, 2020

AHMEDABAD, (AFP): US President Donald Trump moves from sightseeing and speech-making to tough trade talks in India on Tuesday, as First Lady Melania visits a Delhi school to witness a "happiness class". Despite sharing strategic concerns over China that have led to deepening defence ties,..

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Praise, cheering crowds for Trump in India love fest

AHMEDABAD, (AFP): Emerging in a stadium to the appropriate strains of the Village People's "Macho Man" as 100,000 people cheered on, US President Donald Trump looked like he was at a campaign rally in America's Midwest. But the US leader was thousands of miles away, sweltering under India's..

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Prashant Kishor questions Nitish Kumar’s development in Bihar Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

PATNA, INDIA, (PTI): Election strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor on Tuesday questioned the Nitish Kumar government's development model, even as he sneered at the chief minister for making ideological compromises to stay in an alliance with the BJP. Kishor, who has been vocal about his..

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Massive fire in GST Bhavan; scores evacuated, no casualty Monday, February 17th, 2020

MUMBAI, (PTI): Scores of employees were evacuated from the GST Bhavan in south Mumbai after a massive fire broke out in the multi-storey building on Monday, but no casualty was reported, civic officials said. Nearly 3,500 staffers were working in the building in the Mazagon area when the fire..

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AAP headed for second term in Delhi, BJP distant second Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

New Delhi, (PTI): The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday appeared to be heading back to power for a second term in Delhi with the party leading in 52 seats of the 70 and the BJP ahead in 18 as votes for last week's assembly elections were counted, according to Election Commission figures. The contest for..

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Modi says fundamentals of Indian economy strong Thursday, February 6th, 2020

New Delhi, (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the fundamentals of the Indian economy were strong and had inherent capability for higher growth rates. Replying to the debate in Rajya Sabha on a motion thanking the president for his address to the joint sitting of both houses of..

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Budget cuts personal income tax, raises customs duty Monday, February 3rd, 2020

NEW DELhI, (PTI): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced cuts in personal income tax, extended tax benefits for affordable housing and gave relief to companies on payment of dividend in the Union Budget for 2020-21 as the government looked to boost consumption to bring the..

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Massive protests in Jamia after student injured by armed man Thursday, January 30th, 2020

New Delhi, (PTI): Tension spiralled in Jamia Nagar on Thursday after a man fired a pistol at a group of anti-CAA protesters, injuring a Jamia Millia Islamia student before walking away while waving the firearm above his head and shouting "Yeh lo aazadi" amid heavy police presence in the..

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Brought CAA to correct historical injustice: PM Modi Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government has brought the Citizenship Amendment Act to correct "historical injustice" and to fulfil the BJP's "old promise" to religious minorities living in neighbouring countries. Speaking at the Annual Prime Minister's National..

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