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    Modi set to return after landslide win

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:09pm on May 24, 2019

    Hindu nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi vowed an ‘inclusive’ future for all Indians on Thursday after a landslide election victory that...

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    India’s Hindu groups quietly put controversial temple plan on backburner

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:49am on April 04, 2019

    Millions of Hindus will wake up at the crack of dawn this Saturday, five days before the start of India’s general election, and march to...

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    India SC appoints arbitration panel for disputed holy site

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:02am on March 09, 2019

    India’s top court Friday named a three-man panel including a famous guru to resolve a seemingly intractable and highly emotive dispute raging for decades over...

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    Hindutva 2.0 is in crisis

    Varghese K George | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    A MONTH ago, on January 18, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi said in Nagpur: ‘When the temple will get constructed on Ram...

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    Hindu ascetics lead millions of Indians in holy bath, but politics weigh

    Reuters . Prayagraj, India | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    Millions of pilgrims began bathing on the first official day of India’s Kumbh Mela on Tuesday, the world’s largest religious festival where politics play an...

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    Caste is crucial in Indian elections

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2019

    ‘Jaati na poocho sadhu ki, pooch leejiye gyan’, sang India’s saint-poet Kabir. (Do not judge a saint by his caste, imbibe his knowledge). However, the...

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    Clashes after women enter flashpoint Indian temple

    Agence France-Presse . Thiruvananthapuram | Updated at 04:21pm on January 02, 2019

    Violence erupted in southern India on Wednesday after two women defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism’s holiest temples for the first time since a...

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    Can it succeed where bogus secularism failed?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 16, 2018

    IT WILL be impossible to resist the temptation of attributing Congress gains in the three northern states to Rahul Gandhi’s demonstrative adoption of Hinduism....

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    11 die after eating toxic rice at Indian temple

    Agence France-Presse . New DelhiAgence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:26am on December 15, 2018

    Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said...

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    Ilhan, Rashida and Rahul

    Jawed Naqvi  | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    THE young politician shows up at Mount Kailash in Tibet, and proclaims his youthful Hindu-ness in lighter sportswear than the freezing weather warrants....