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30 May 2019 | 2:04 PM

Economy in focus as India PM Modi starts second term without key aide

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his oath of office on Thursday along with his ministers, though he suffered a setback at the start of his second term when key aide and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley opted out of the next government.

24 May 2019 | 12:28 PM

India's Modi begins talks for new cabinet after big election win

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Friday to form a new cabinet to tackle a stuttering economy and other challenges facing his second term after winning a big majority.

22 May 2019 | 6:04 PM

Modi's party promises to boost India's economy; Congress calls exit polls fake

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.

21 May 2019 | 7:37 PM

In an Indian village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens

NAYABANS, India (Reuters) - Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either faith chatted when they frequented each other's shops and went to festivals together.

21 May 2019 | 4:22 PM

India's Congress urges workers to ignore ominous exit polls, be vigilant

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's main opposition Congress party has told its workers not to lose heart and to remain vigilant at vote-count centres after exit polls predicted a clear election victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

20 May 2019 | 8:10 PM

India's Hindu groups to double down on demands as Modi set for big win

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Hindu temple on a disputed site, life in jail for killing cows and ending the autonomy of India's only Muslim-majority state are some demands Hindu groups plan to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi on if he wins the general election as expected.

9 May 2019 | 6:57 PM

India's disparate opposition senses a growing chance to topple Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's disparate opposition parties are aiming to firm up an alliance as they sense a chance of unseating Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a staggered general election draws to a close.

30 Apr 2019 | 3:36 PM

Are you British? India government asks Modi's main election rival, Gandhi, to respond

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's government has asked Rahul Gandhi, the president of the main opposition Congress party, to respond to a complaint by a lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party accusing him of holding dual British citizenship against Indian law.

11 Apr 2019 | 8:24 PM

Big turnout for India's giant election, where Modi has an edge

MUZAFFARNAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indians voted enthusiastically on Thursday at the start of a mammoth general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term after campaigning fervently on a plank of national security, following tension with neighbouring Pakistan.

10 Apr 2019 | 4:50 PM

Dalai Lama recovers from chest infection in hospital

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was admitted to hospital in the Indian capital of New Delhi with a chest infection, but is doing fine, an aide said on Wednesday, as social media users prayed for the Buddhist monk's fast recovery.