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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.

May 16, 2014

Modi on brink of power as India vote count begins

NEW DELHI, May 16 (Reuters) – Counting of votes began on
Friday after India’s mammoth election, which could usher in the
most profound economic change in a generation if opposition
leader Narendra Modi wins a clear mandate for his agenda to
revive growth and create jobs.

At 8:00 a.m. (0230 GMT) the Election Commission began
tallying the 537 million votes cast over five weeks from the
shores of the Indian Ocean in the south to the Himalayan
foothills in the north.

May 8, 2014

India rejects WHO report saying New Delhi has worst air pollution

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Thursday rejected the findings of a World Health Organisation (WHO) study that ranks New Delhi as the world’s worst city for air pollution, with government scientists saying the U.N. agency had overestimated levels in the capital.

A WHO study of 1,600 cities released on Wednesday found air pollution had worsened since a smaller survey in 2011, putting city-dwellers at a higher risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

Apr 25, 2014

Unable to vote, “Mumbaikars” vent anger at authorities

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Angry voters in India’s financial capital of Mumbai turned to lawyers and social media on Friday to vent anger at election authorities, a day after thousands were reportedly unable to cast ballots due to irregularities in the voting lists.

Mumbai voters were among the 180 million people who were registered to vote in the sixth phase of India’s mammoth general election on Thursday, but many were unable to cast ballots when their names were not found on the electoral lists.

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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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