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    Indian election results: why and what’s next?

    Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:00am on June 03, 2019

    ON MAY 23, 2019 the weeks-long elections in India delivered a stunning victory for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and prime minister Narendra Modi. A...

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    India, Pakistan PMs speak for 1st time since air strikes

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 06:38pm on May 26, 2019

    The leaders of India and Pakistan spoke by phone on Sunday, their offices said, in their first conversation since before tit-for-tat air strikes in February,...

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    More Indian MPs face criminal charges

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:48am on May 26, 2019

    More than 40 per cent of lawmakers in India’s new parliament face criminal charges — some as serious as murder and rape—and the list is...

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    Congress backs Rahul after poll defeat

    Agence France-Presse . Delhi | Updated at 08:56pm on May 25, 2019

    The head of India's main opposition Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, offered to quit on Saturday after a crushing election defeat but senior party officials rejected...

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    Gandhi-Nehru brand tainted by new election humiliation

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:28am on May 25, 2019

    A second straight landslide election defeat for opposition Congress leader Rahul Gandhi raised serious questions Friday about his leadership and cast a damaging shadow over...

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    Modi plots course after polls win

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 09:43pm on May 24, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi was meeting party allies and members of his cabinet Friday to plot a course for his second term after a...

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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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    Let Hindus build their temple at razed mosque site: Indian Muslims

    Reuters . Ayodhya | Updated at 12:57am on May 24, 2019

    A thumping election win for India’s Hindu nationalist party on Thursday has instilled a sense of resignation among Muslims, some of whom are now willing...

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    Rahul Gandhi concedes personal defeat in family bastion

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:50am on May 24, 2019

    Rahul Gandhi, leader of India’s main opposition Congress party, conceded Thursday he had lost his seat in the famous family’s long-held home constituency.‘Smriti Irani (of...

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    Hasina greets Modi

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 08:22pm on May 23, 2019

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and extended heartiest congratulations to him on his party’s landslide victory in the...

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