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May 25, 2014

Even before he is crowned, Modi struts the global stage

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Narendra Modi will be sworn in on Monday as India’s prime minister at a glittering ceremony that will be as much a show of his determination to be a key player on the global stage as a celebration of his stunning election victory.

For the first time in India’s history, a clutch of South Asian leaders will be among the guests watching Modi’s inauguration at the presidential palace in New Delhi – including the prime minister of arch-rival Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif.

May 25, 2014

Even before he is crowned, India’s Modi struts the global stage

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Narendra Modi will be sworn in on Monday as India’s prime minister at a glittering ceremony that will be as much a show of his determination to be a key player on the global stage as a celebration of his stunning election victory.

For the first time in India’s history, a clutch of South Asian leaders will be among the guests watching Modi’s inauguration at the presidential palace in New Delhi – including the prime minister of arch-rival Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif.

May 18, 2014

With a dubious legacy, the “accidental” premier bows out

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When it was clear that he was set for a stunning election victory last week, Narendra Modi sent a message that read simply “India has won”: It instantly set a record as the country’s most retweeted Twitter post.

And yet two days earlier the top trend on Twitter India had been #ThankYouDrManMohanSingh, a popular tribute to Manmohan Singh, who bows out after 10 years as prime minister with deep respect even if voters thrashed his party in the polls.

May 18, 2014

With a dubious legacy, India’s ‘accidental’ premier bows out

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When it was clear that he was set for a stunning election victory last week, India’s Narendra Modi sent a message that read simply “India has won”: It instantly set a record as the country’s most retweeted Twitter post.

And yet two days earlier the top trend on Twitter India had been #ThankYouDrManMohanSingh, a popular tribute to Manmohan Singh, who bows out after 10 years as prime minister with deep respect even if voters thrashed his party in the polls.

May 17, 2014

Hero’s welcome awaits India’s Modi after landmark victory

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A hero’s welcome awaited Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday after the Hindu nationalist leader thundered to victory in India’s general election, trouncing the ruling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in a seismic political shift that gives his party a mandate for sweeping economic reform.

A brass band struck up early in the morning at the capital’s airport as crowds awaited the arrival of Modi from the western state of Gujarat, where the night before he had addressed a sea of jubilant supporters chanting his name.

May 17, 2014

Hero’s welcome awaits India’s Modi after stunning election win

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A hero’s welcome awaited Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday after the Hindu nationalist leader thundered to victory in India’s general election, trouncing the ruling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in a seismic political shift that gives his party a mandate for sweeping economic reform.

A brass band struck up early in the morning at the capital’s airport as crowds awaited the arrival of Modi from the western state of Gujarat, where the night before he had addressed a sea of jubilant supporters chanting his name.

May 17, 2014

Hero’s welcome awaits Modi after stunning election win

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A hero’s welcome awaited Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday after the Hindu nationalist leader thundered to victory in India’s general election, trouncing the ruling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in a seismic political shift that gives his party a mandate for sweeping economic reform.

A brass band struck up early in the morning at the capital’s airport as crowds awaited the arrival of Modi from Gujarat, where the night before he had addressed a sea of jubilant supporters chanting his name.

May 16, 2014
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In Modi’s India, a case of rule and divide

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(Muslim boys play cricket in a ground in the Muslim dominated Johapura area in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood )

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.

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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      "John Chalmers is the Reuters' Bureau Chief for South Asia. He was previously a correspondent in London, Paris, Hanoi, New Delhi and Brussels."
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