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Aug 22, 2014

After big win, India's new leader faces backlash

(AP) -- When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster forei... #India #New Delhi #Pakistan #Nawaz Sharif #Narendra Modi #Center for Policy Research

Aug 19, 2014

Astorino calls for tax cuts, natural gas, and high-tech and agriculture startups

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino unveiled a jobs plan Tuesday that calls for cutting taxes and regulations, increasing high-tech and agriculture and allowing hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas. Astorino also would renew the ... #American Medical Association #Andrew Cuomo #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Rob Astorino #New York (state) #Binghamton, NY

Aug 15, 2014

Indian PM urges an end to violence against women

(AP) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply misogynistic country to treat their sons and daughters equally in his first speech marking the countr... #India #Bharatiya Janata Party #Narendra Modi

Aug 15, 2014

Indian PM urges an end to violence against women

(AP) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by a spate of rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply misogynistic country to treat their sons and daughters equally in his first speech marking... #India #Bharatiya Janata Party #Narendra Modi

Aug 04, 2014

Nepal landslide raises fears of flooding in India

(AP) -- Rescue workers urgently evacuated tens of thousands of people in eastern India on Monday after a deadly landslide in neighboring Nepal blocked a river that could burst its banks and submerge scores of Indian villages. Authorities in Nepal sai... #India #South Asia #Nepal

Aug 04, 2014

Nepal landslide raises fears of flooding in India

(AP) -- Rescue workers in eastern India urgently evacuated tens of thousands of people on Monday after a deadly landslide in neighboring Nepal blocked a river that could burst its banks and submerge scores of Indian villages. Authorities in Nepal sai... #India #Nepal #South Asia

Aug 15, 2014

India’s PM urges end to violence against women

NEW DELHI—Breaking his silence on rising sexual assaults against women, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told parents to raise their sons properly during a wide-ranging and highly anticipated first Independence Day speech. Although he sp... #India #New Delhi #Pakistan #United Kingdom #Narendra Modi #Gujarat

Aug 15, 2014

India's Modi vows to modernise governance

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has voiced dismay at the government infighting he found on assuming office in May and vowed to fire up the bureaucracy to deliver results. During his first Independence Day speech on Friday, Modi emphasised the nee... #India #New Delhi #Narendra Modi

Aug 04, 2014

All About Trade: First U.S. Cabinet-Level Visit to India's Modi Government

Secretary of State John Kerry has his hands more than full in dealing with multiple crises in Ukraine and Gaza at this time. But he and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to India last week ostensibly for the fifth edition of the U.S.-Indi... #India #New Delhi #Barack Obama #John Kerry #Ford Motor Company #Boeing #Joe Biden #General Electric #Narendra Modi #Walt Disney Company #Penny Pritzker #Gujarat #Andhra Pradesh

Aug 03, 2014

India's PM in Nepal for hydropower talks

Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, is visiting Nepal to help speed up negotiations on a power trade deal that is at the centre of a new effort to improve ties with its neighbour. Sunday's visit will be the first bilateral visit to Nepal by an ... #China #India #Nepal #Kathmandu #Narendra Modi