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Indian opposition leads protest over fuel prices – Indian’s money being looted

NEW DELHI, Sept 10, (Agencies): Indians set tyres on fire, vandalised petrol stations and blocked roads and railways Monday as opposition parties led nationwide demonstrations against rising fuel prices. The protests were called by the opposition Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi, who is looking to challenge Prime Minister Narendra …

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Protests to take on India’s PM Modi over record-high fuel

India’s opposition will launch nationwide strikes and protests next week over record-high fuel prices, looking to tap rising public anger to hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of a series of elections. Since Modi came to power in the world’s third biggest oil consumer in May 2014, he …

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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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PM Modi popularity wanes in rural India – Farmers disenchanted

KAIRANA, India, June 3, (RTRS): Indian farmers voted overwhelmingly for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 general election that swept him to power. He cannot count on them doing so again, as a crash in commodity prices and surging fuel costs stoke anger in the countryside. Four years ago, …

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Delhi Archbishop ‘warns’ of threat to secular fabric

NEW DELHI, May 22, (RTRS): The archbishop of Delhi has called for a prayer campaign until the next general election in an unprecedented political intervention, citing a threat to the country’s secular fabric, triggering angry reactions from the ruling Hindu nationalist party. “We are witnessing a turbulent political atmosphere which …

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India’s Modi faces revived opposition

NEW DELHI, May 21, (Agencies): Indian opposition parties have joined forces to snatch power from the country’s ruling party in a big southern state, laying the stage for other such alliances in a direct challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election bid next year. A coalition of Congress and a …

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In major boost, Modi’s ruling party seen winning in southern Indian state

NEW DELHI, May 15 (Reuters) – India’s ruling party was heading for an outright majority on Monday in an election in a big southern state, the vote count showed, cementing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity ahead of general elections next year. A BJP-led government in Karnataka would prove a major …

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Modi most followed world leader on Facebook

GENEVA, May 2, (AFP): US President Donald Trump may rule the roost on Twitter, but he lags far behind Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook, according to a study published Wednesday. Modi is by far the most followed world leader on the gargantuan social networking platform, counting 43.2 million …

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