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    Nude protest, black flags greet Modi in Assam

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 12:22am on February 10, 2019

    A second day of protests on Saturday tainted prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to northeast India where proposals to change a nationality law have sparked...

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    Nude protest, black flags greet Modi in Assam

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 07:52pm on February 09, 2019

    A second day of protests on Saturday tainted prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to northeast India where proposals to change a nationality law have sparked...

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    India makes fish lock to reach Hilsa to Allahabad

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:01pm on February 09, 2019

    India has redesigned a navigation lock at Farakka barrage over the Ganges to ensure smooth and safe migration of the Hilsa shoal during the...

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    China angry at Modi’s visit to Arunachal

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 04:55pm on February 09, 2019

    China’s foreign ministry on Saturday condemned Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the disputed northeastern border state of...

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    Myanmar activists charged after protesting independence hero statue

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on February 09, 2019

    Dozens of activists in eastern Myanmar face charges of unlawful assembly, an activist leader said on Friday, after police broke up the latest protest against...

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    Pakistan activists’ arrests fuel tension with Afghanistan

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 01:02am on February 08, 2019

    The arrest of a group of ethnic Pashtun activists at a rally in Pakistan this week rekindled an angry row with neighbouring Afghanistan on Thursday...

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    Woman held for enacting Gandhi’s assassination

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on February 08, 2019

    A rightwing Indian woman who shot an effigy of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi with an air pistol to mark his assassination some seven decades ago...

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    Congress to scrap triple talaq ban if voted back to power

    Reuters . NEW DELHI | Updated at 07:21pm on February 07, 2019

    India’s main opposition Congress party said on Thursday it would scrap a decree passed by prime minister Narendra Modi’s government prescribing jail terms for...

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    India central bank cuts rates ahead of election

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 03:05pm on February 07, 2019

    India's central bank cut interest rates Thursday, giving a surprise boost to prime minister Narendra Modi ahead of general elections due...

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    Indian political parties abuse WhatsApp service ahead of election

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:54am on February 07, 2019

    India’s political parties have been abusing Facebook Inc’s popular messaging service WhatsApp ahead of the country’s general election and the company has warned them not...

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