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    Chandrababu Naidu holds second round of talks with Rahul, Sharad

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday held a second round of talks with top opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi...

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    Indian island residents vote with sinking hearts

    Agence-France-Presse . India | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Residents on Ghoramara fear that the votes they cast Sunday in India’s election may be the last before their island sinks into the Bay of...

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    India’s acrimonious election comes to an end

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 04:18pm on May 19, 2019

    Voting in one of India’s most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day Sunday as Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrambled...

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    ‘Criminal candidates’ in India’s elections

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:30am on May 19, 2019

    India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has one unwanted lead in this month’s general election race — according to data from an electoral watchdog it is...

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    Last phase of Indian nat’l polls today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New Delhi | Updated at 12:26am on May 19, 2019

    The marathon Indian 17th national polls, the world’s largest democratic exercise, will come to an end today with holding polling in 59 parliamentary constituencies spread...

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    Uttar Pradesh: the key prize in India’s election

    Agence France-Presse . Varanasi | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    If Uttar Pradesh were a country, it would be one of the world’s most populous. And this poverty-stricken northern melting pot of over 200 million...

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    Hero dog saves buried baby

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    An attentive dog in northeastern Thailand is being hailed as a hero after finding and saving an infant allegedly buried in a field by his...

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    SL marks war anniv with thousands still missing

    Agence France-Presse . Mullaittivu, Sri Lanka | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Still reeling from the Easter terror attacks, Sri Lanka commemorates this weekend 10 years since the end of a bloody civil war that killed at...

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    Modi meditates as India mega polls near end

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi embarked on a spiritual break Saturday as India’s acrimonious marathon election wound to a close after almost seven weeks awash...

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    Modi takes no questions at first press confce

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:30am on May 18, 2019

    Narendra Modi left journalists disappointed on Friday as he refused to answer questions at what Indian media had billed as his first-ever press conference as...