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May 17, 2014

India’s Modi gets hero’s welcome as he heralds new era

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of Indians thronged the leafy streets of New Delhi on Saturday to greet Narendra Modi’s triumphant march into the capital after he decimated the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and the ruling Congress party in the biggest election victory the country has seen in 30 years.

Modi leaned far out of his car, waving a victory sign to jubilant supporters, in a drive from the airport to the headquarters of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the centre of town.

May 17, 2014

Modi gets hero’s welcome as he brings new era to New Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of people thronged the leafy streets of New Delhi on Saturday to greet Narendra Modi’s triumphant march into the capital after he decimated the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and the ruling Congress party in the biggest election victory the country has seen in 30 years.

Modi leaned far out of his car, waving a victory sign to jubliant supporters, in a drive from the airport to the headquarters of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the centre of town.

May 17, 2014

India’s Modi gets hero’s welcome as he brings new era to New Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of Indians thronged the leafy streets of New Delhi on Saturday to greet Narendra Modi’s triumphant march into the capital after he decimated the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and the ruling Congress party in the biggest election victory the country has seen in 30 years.

Modi leaned far out of his car, waving a victory sign to jubilant supporters, in a drive from the airport to the headquarters of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the center of town.

May 16, 2014

Poll drubbing leaves India’s Gandhi dynasty fighting for future

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, the towering force of Indian politics for the best part of a century, faces a fight for its very survival after an election drubbing at the hands of opposition leader Narendra Modi.

Often described as the country’s answer to a royal family, with the added tragic glamour of the Kennedys, the dynasty gave India its first prime minister, the empire-beating barrister Jawaharlal Nehru.

May 15, 2014

Gandhi dynasty facing more than just election defeat

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has defined Indian politics for nearly a century faces more than humiliating election defeat when results come out on Friday.

An expected triumph for opposition leader Narendra Modi could condemn the family to political oblivion.

May 15, 2014

India’s Gandhi dynasty facing more than just election defeat

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has defined Indian politics for nearly a century faces more than humiliating election defeat when results come out on Friday.

An expected triumph for opposition leader Narendra Modi could condemn the family to political oblivion.

May 14, 2014

Special Report: In Modi’s India, a case of rule and divide

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) – Ali Husain is a prosperous young Indian Muslim businessman. He recently bought a Mercedes and lives in a suburban-style gated community that itself sits inside a ghetto.

In Gujarat, it is so difficult for Muslims to buy property in areas dominated by Hindus even the community’s fast-growing urban middle class is confined to cramped and decrepit corners of cities.

May 14, 2014

In Modi’s India, a case of rule and divide

AHMEDABAD, India, May 14 (Reuters) – Ali Husain is a
prosperous young Indian Muslim businessman. He recently bought a
Mercedes and lives in a suburban-style gated community that
itself sits inside a ghetto.

In Gujarat, it is so difficult for Muslims to buy property
in areas dominated by Hindus even the community’s fast-growing
urban middle class is confined to cramped and decrepit corners
of cities.

May 9, 2014
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‘Election’ massacres of Muslims darken India immigration debate

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(Villagers from Muslim communities wail upon seeing the body of a woman at a relief camp in Narayanguri village in Baksa district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam May 4, 2014.REUTERS/Utpal Baruah)

From his hiding place in a cowshed, Sefaqul Islam watched as masked gunmen moved through his village, shot women and children dead with automatic rifles and tossed wounded survivors into the blazing remains of their homes.

May 9, 2014

“Election” massacres of Muslims darken immigration debate

NARAYANGURI (Reuters) – From his hiding place in a cowshed, Sefaqul Islam watched as masked gunmen moved through his village, shot women and children dead with automatic rifles and tossed wounded survivors into the blazing remains of their homes.

The cattle herder’s sister and seven-year-old nephew were among 41 Muslims killed by suspected tribal militants last week in Assam, the latest atrocity against people accused of being immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.