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Jun 5, 2014

Back-channel talks with China go on, says Tibetan leader-in-exile

DHARAMSALA India (Reuters) – China has kept open informal channels of dialogue with the exiled Tibetan leadership even though official talks have been stalled since 2010, the prime minister of Tibet’s self-proclaimed government-in-exile said on Thursday.

“Track two or track three, informal channels, some Buddhists, or business people, scholars, journalists, they keep coming to … seek our views,” Lobsang Sangay told Reuters.

May 27, 2014

Modi’s nationalist foot soldiers take center-stage in India

LUCKNOW India (Reuters) – Standing with Narendra Modi as he was sworn in as prime minister on the majestic forecourt of India’s presidential palace was a cabinet made up almost entirely of ministers whose careers started in a hardline Hindu nationalist movement.

After the stunning majority won by Modi’s party in the general election, the movement that believes multi-faith India should be recognized first and foremost as a Hindu nation feels closer than ever before to achieving its goals.

May 26, 2014

Sworn in as India’s PM, Modi speaks of a “glorious future”

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – South Asia’s bitterest rivals have an opportunity to turn a page in their history of troubled relations, Pakistan’s prime minister said on Monday after he and other regional leaders arrived for the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi.

Modi’s invitation to leaders from across the region means his inauguration as prime minister in New Delhi is as much a show of his determination to be a key player on the global stage as a celebration of his stunning election victory.

May 26, 2014

In India for Modi’s inauguration, Pakistan leader talks of peace

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – South Asia’s bitterest rivals have an opportunity to turn a page in their history of troubled relations, Pakistan’s prime minister said on Monday after he and other regional leaders arrived for the swearing-in ceremony of India’s Narendra Modi.

Modi’s invitation to leaders from across the region means his inauguration as prime minister in New Delhi is as much a show of his determination to be a key player on the global stage as a celebration of his stunning election victory.

May 21, 2014

Twitter friendship blossoms for Asian nationalists Modi and Abe

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe follows only three people on Twitter: his outspoken wife, a scandal-tainted politician and India’s prime minister-in-waiting Narendra Modi.

Modi and Abe are two assertive nationalists who came to power on platforms pledging economic revival. They share a keen interest in neighbor China’s growing regional ambitions.

May 18, 2014

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

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

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.