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Farmers disrupt Indian capital due to anti-people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI, Sept 5 : Thousands of farmers and labourers paralysed the Indian capital on Wednesday in a protest against what they called the anti-people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, as opposition parties step up pressure ahead of key elections. A sharp drop in commodity prices and stagnant …

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Indian currency decree did little to root out ‘black money’ – ‘It’s not only an economic failure but a moral failure as well’

  NEW DELHI, Aug 30, (AP): Nearly all of the currency removed from circulation in a surprise 2016 attempt to root out illegal hoards of cash came back into the financial system, India’s reserve bank has announced, indicating the move did little to slow the underground economy. Prime Minister Narendra …

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‘Coached’ interview puts Indian PM Narendra Modi under fire

New Delhi, Aug 3, 2018 (AFP) -India’s government was under fresh fire on Friday over its relationship with the media after it emerged a farmer was coached to lie in a televised chat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Journalists in India say they have faced increasing threats and intimidation aimed …

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Suicides of poor wipe the shine off India’s gem trade – Death by diamonds

SURAT, July 10, (RTRS): After polishing diamonds destined for luxury stores from New York to Hong Kong for nearly 10 hours in a cramped workshop in western India, Vikram Raujibhai went home, waited for his family to leave, and locked the front door. Raujibhai doused himself in kerosene and lit …

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Interpol seeks arrest of ‘Indian billionaire’

NEW DELHI, July 2, (Agencies): Interpol has issued a red notice request to find and arrest fugitive Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who is at the heart of a $2 billion-plus bank fraud case, the international agency said on its website. Federal police last month asked Interpol to issue a …

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Fraud-hit lender posts largest ever Indian bank loss

Mumbai, May 16, 2018 (AFP) – Shares in fraud-hit Punjab National Bank plunged more than 12 percent on Wednesday after it posted the largest ever quarterly loss for an Indian lender. PNB, the country’s second-biggest state-run bank, has been reeling since announcing in February that it had been the victim …

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No jobs, no vote: Indian town warns Modi ahead of 2019 polls

He had promised jobs, and I was sure I would get something. I won’t vote for him again KASBA BONLI, India, April 6 (Reuters) – Rakesh Kumar has a post-graduate degree but works as a house painter in the small town of Kasba Bonli in northwestern India. The 31-year-old, the …

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India arrests 6 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s federal investigating agency says it has arrested six people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case. Abhished Dayal, a Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman, said Tuesday that five bank workers and an employee of billionaire jeweler and suspect Nirav Modi were arrested for allegedly …

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Israel, India sign series of agreements

Opposition Labour chief loses re-election bid JERUSALEM, July 5, (AFP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday on the first ever visit by an Indian premier to Israel as they sought to deepen ties beyond high-priced defence deals. The two leaders sign a series of agreements between …

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Modi begins 1st ever Israel ‘visit’ – Indian Jews ‘excited’

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 4, (Agencies): India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has landed in Israel for a high-profile visit aimed at celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations and strengthening his country’s already warm ties with the Jewish state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted Modi at Israel’s international airport on Tuesday …

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