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India’s Modi finally gets moving

By Mon, Aug 18, 2014 4:24PM UTC Comments Off India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

Narendra Modi has yet to show that his government can make a significant difference to the way that India is run and performs, but on Friday he impressed critics as well as supporters with his first Independence Day speech as prime minister from the ramparts of Delhi’s majestic Red Fort....

India sets age limit for Krishna birthday human pyramids

By Thu, Aug 14, 2014 7:06PM UTC Comments Off Indian youth make a human pyramid. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court says children as young as 12 can climb atop towering human pyramids in a popular Hindu celebration that has seen deaths and injuries in past years....

Indian court sentences killer of ‘Bandit Queen’ to life in prison

By Thu, Aug 14, 2014 6:55PM UTC Comments Off Indian court sentences killer of ‘Bandit Queen’ to life in prison

NEW DELHI (AP) — The upper-caste killer of India’s famous “Bandit Queen” has been sentenced to life in prison by a court for gunning down the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized as a champion of the lower castes. Phoolan Devi long roamed central India’s desolate valleys, allegedly stealing from and killing upper-caste landowners she said exploited...

Indian PM Modi says Pakistan is waging ‘proxy war’

By Wed, Aug 13, 2014 9:46AM UTC Comments Off India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's new prime minister has accused Pakistan of waging a proxy war because it is too weak to fight a conventional one....

Narendra Modi looks to deliver, quietly

By Mon, Aug 11, 2014 11:43AM UTC Comments Off Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP

There has been some buzz about Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeping the media at a distance. Modi, TV channels' main pre-election TRP-busting protagonist, has gone missing save formal speeches and tweets that do not say much. The new PM has opted not to travel abroad with the usual large press entourage that is used to being wined, dined and handed scoops in the form of well-drafted briefs by officials in the loop of the higher ups....

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