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Jun 19, 2014

Indian PM’s push for Hindi struggles to translate in some states

NEW DELHI, June 19 (Reuters) – Since taking office as
India’s prime minister last month, Hindu nationalist Narendra
Modi has taken a clear stand in support of Hindi, pushing for it
to replace English as the preferred language of the capital’s
urbane and golf-playing bureaucrats.

Hindi and English are India’s two official languages for
federal government business, although India’s constitution
recognises a total of 22 languages.

Jun 3, 2014
via India Insight

India equity funds ride Modi rally in May, post best month in five years

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India’s diversified equity funds outperformed the broader markets in May and recorded their best monthly performance in five years, as stocks rallied on hopes of an economic┬árevival after the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a decisive election mandate.

Equity funds clocked an average return of 11.57 percent in the month, the highest since May 2009 when funds rose 30.2 percent, data from fund tracker Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, showed. In comparison, the BSE Sensex rose 8 percent.

May 27, 2014
via India Insight

Narendra Modi’s new team of ministers

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The Indian government on Tuesday announced its list of cabinet ministers along with their portfolios, a day after Narendra Modi was sworn in as the new prime minister.

Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies won a landslide victory in a mammoth general election, grabbing 336 of the 543 seats and ending the Congress-led government’s decade-long rule.

May 24, 2014

Twitter to take India election innovations global

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. social networking company Twitter is planning to replicate parts of its India election strategy across countries that go to polls this year, after it emerged as a key tool for politicians and media companies during the world’s largest democratic exercise.

In India, Twitter Inc worked closely with politicians including the victor Narendra Modi who used the platform for election campaigning, and also partnered with mobile and media firms to distribute tweets online and offline.

May 19, 2014

Sample quality counts, says pollster who called Modi triumph

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – While most exit polls forecast that Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi would become the next prime minister, only one little-known outlier accurately predicted the scale of his overwhelming election victory.

The secret recipe of New Delhi-based Today’s Chanakya group was careful interview selection, ensuring that its survey accurately represented the demography of any given constituency in the world’s largest and most diverse democracy.

May 19, 2014

Sample quality counts, says Indian pollster who called Modi triumph

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – While most exit polls forecast that Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi would become India’s next prime minister, only one little-known outlier accurately predicted the scale of his overwhelming election victory.

The secret recipe of New Delhi-based Today’s Chanakya group was careful interview selection, ensuring that its survey accurately represented the demography of any given constituency in the world’s largest and most diverse democracy.

May 18, 2014

Modi grapples with first challenge – filling his cabinet

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s prime minister-to-be Narendra Modi was huddled in discussions with close aides and advisers on Sunday, finalising the names of people to join his cabinet and grappling with the crucial decision of who will be his finance minister.

Two days after he won a thumping victory in the general election, there was little clarity about who Modi would include in his team, even in other key portfolios like defence, interior and external affairs.

May 18, 2014

India’s Modi grapples with first challenge – filling his cabinet

NEW DELHI, May 18 (Reuters) – India’s prime minister-to-be
Narendra Modi was huddled in discussions with close aides and
advisers on Sunday, finalising the names of people to join his
cabinet and grappling with the crucial decision of who will be
his finance minister.

Two days after he won a thumping victory in the general
election, there was little clarity about who Modi would include
in his team, even in other key portfolios like defence, interior
and external affairs.

May 16, 2014

Even in Muslim heartlands, Modi racks up gains

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – He has been pilloried for horrific riots in which hundreds of Muslims were killed on his watch in Gujarat 12 years ago. He is vilified by many as a fearsome Hindu supremacist.

And yet, a Reuters analysis of Friday’s sweeping election victory for Narendra Modi shows that many of India’s Muslim voters appear to have put aside their fears and backed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has promised to bring jobs and a revival of the economy.

May 16, 2014

Even in Muslim heartlands, India’s Modi racks up gains

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – He has been pilloried for horrific riots in which hundreds of Muslims were killed on his watch in western India 12 years ago. He is vilified by many as a fearsome Hindu supremacist.

And yet, a Reuters analysis of Friday’s sweeping election victory for Narendra Modi shows that many of India’s Muslim voters appear to have put aside their fears and backed his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has promised to bring jobs and a revival of the economy.

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      "Aditya is part of the India politics, economy and general news team at the Reuters bureau in New Delhi. After joining Reuters in July 2008, Aditya spent nearly six years managing content and writing for the Reuters.com India edition. During 2013-14, he was closely involved in developing the website's India Insight platform, writing on topics ranging from business and politics to stocks and mutual funds. Follow him on Twitter @adityakalra"
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