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    India cancels poll in southern area over ‘vote buying’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:37am on April 18, 2019

    Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was...

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    Indian politicians banned for firebrand election comments

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:34am on April 17, 2019

    India’s election watchdog on Monday banned four outspoken politicians, including two top members of prime minister Narendra Modi’s party, from campaigning in the country’s national...

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    SC issues notice to Rahul over remarks against Modi

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2019

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his remarks against the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi over the...

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    Modi says India undermined Pakistan nuclear threat

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that India had called Pakistan’s nuclear bluff in recent cross-border air strikes that almost triggered a new war...

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    Three killed as plane veers off runway in Nepal

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:46pm on April 14, 2019

    A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three...

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    Man killed in cow-related lynching in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:05am on April 14, 2019

    Indian police said Saturday one man was killed and three injured in an attack by a mob while they were skinning a dead ox, in...

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    Modi allies in soup over threats to Indian voters

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:00am on April 14, 2019

    Two top members of prime minister Narendra Modi’s party including an estranged member of the Gandhi dynasty were in hot water Saturday for appearing to...

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    Indian election parties hit by TV, funding clampdown

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:45am on April 13, 2019

    India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered parties to name anonymous donors behind tens of millions of dollars in funding as hostilities intensified in the country’s...

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    20 killed in Pak suicide blast

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta | Updated at 12:00am on April 13, 2019

    At least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded Friday by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a crowded...

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    Big turnout for India’s giant election

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:42am on April 12, 2019

    Tens of millions of Indians joined nationwide queues Thursday to give their verdict on nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi as the world’s biggest election started...

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