India's Parliament approves contentious citizenship bill

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  • December 11, 2019
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India’s Parliament has approved a controversial citizenship bill that grants citizenship to minorities facing persecution from three neighbouring countries – but excludes Muslims. A day after clearing the lower house, the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed on Wednesday by the upper house, with 125 members voting in its favour and 105 against it. The bill […]

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Rahul Gandhi quits as India opposition leader

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  • July 3, 2019
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In his resignation letter, which he tweeted on Thursday, he took responsibility for the party’s defeat in the recent general election. He had already announced his intention to resign, but party leaders had hoped to change his mind. Mr Gandhi’s father, grandmother and great grandfather were all former prime ministers. In the letter he added […]

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India’s six-week election in two minutes-(Video)

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  • May 23, 2019
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India’s six-week election in two minutes. The results of India’s marathon election will be released on 23 May. If you haven’t been paying much attention, here’s what you’ve missed. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured another five-year term after winning a landslide general election victory. Results so far show his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) […]

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NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party scored a historic victory in India’s general election, his foreign minister said on Thursday, as officials counted hundreds of millions of votes after the massive, multi-stage poll. Official data from India’s Election Commission showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead in 292 of the 542 seats available, […]

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India's Jet Airways suspends all operations

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  • April 18, 2019
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India’s debt-stricken Jet Airways grounded all of its operations Wednesday after failing to secure emergency funding from lenders, the carrier said in a statement. ‘Jet Airways is compelled to cancel all its international and domestic flights. The last flight will operate today,’ it said, adding that the decision would take ‘immediate effect.’ Jet had asked […]

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India Election 2019: All You Need To Know

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  • April 10, 2019
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New Delhi, India (CNN)India is just weeks away from general elections, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party facing what looks like an increasingly close contest. Politicians of all stripes are already in campaign mode for what will be the world’s largest exercise in democracy — a mammoth undertaking that […]

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Trump targets India and Turkey in trade crackdown

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  • March 6, 2019
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The US plans to end preferential trade status for India, under a scheme which allows certain products to enter the US duty-free. President Donald Trump said India had failed to assure the US it would provide reasonable access to its markets. India said the US move would have a “minimal economic impact”. The US will […]

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First Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi ready by end 2017

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  • October 12, 2016
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The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will be ready to welcome worshipers by the end of 2017, a businessman overseeing the project said on Tuesday. The temple is being built on land donated by the government of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. Hindus currently travel to Dubai, the UAE’s tourism and […]

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