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Dec 20, 2012

India’s Modi looks set to win state poll, may boost PM ambitions

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Narendra Modi looked set to win a fourth successive term as the chief minister of India’s Gujarat state on Thursday, a victory that could launch the prime ministerial ambitions of one of the country’s most popular but controversial leaders.

Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in 115 out of 182 seats, against 62 seats for the Congress party, which heads India’s national government, according to the Election Commission website at 0523 GMT.

Dec 20, 2012

The rise of Narendra Modi, a double-edged sword for BJP

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – As counting for the Gujarat assembly polls is underway on Thursday, few doubt Narendra Modi will win a fourth successive term as its chief minister.

What is not clear is whether the popular, but divisive 62-year-old will win a big enough mandate to secure the backing of his party to lead the charge against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition in a general election due by 2014.

Dec 10, 2012

The rise of Narendra Modi, a double-edged sword for BJP

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – As Gujarat goes to the polls this week, few doubt Narendra Modi will win a fourth successive term as its chief minister.

What is not clear is whether the popular, but divisive 62-year-old will win a big enough mandate to secure the backing of his party to lead the charge against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition in a general election due by 2014.

Dec 9, 2012

Analysis: The rise of Narendra Modi, a double-edged sword for India’s BJP

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – As the prosperous, coastal Indian state of Gujarat goes to the polls this week, few doubt Narendra Modi will win a fourth successive term as its chief minister.

What is not clear is whether the popular, but divisive 62-year-old will win a big enough mandate to secure the backing of his party to lead the charge against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition in a general election due by 2014.

Dec 9, 2012

The rise of Narendra Modi, a double-edged sword for India’s BJP

NEW DELHI, Dec 10 (Reuters) – As the prosperous, coastal
Indian state of Gujarat goes to the polls this week, few doubt
Narendra Modi will win a fourth successive term as its chief
minister.

What is not clear is whether the popular, but divisive
62-year-old will win a big enough mandate to secure the backing
of his party to lead the charge against Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh’s coalition in a general election due by 2014.

Dec 3, 2012

Reforms face test with parliament vote

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The government’s stuttering economic reform programme faces a key parliamentary test this week on whether to let foreign supermarket chains such as Wal-Mart Stores (WMT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) set up shop, in a vote that could pave the way for further measures to revive the economy.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s minority UPA government bowed to opposition pressure last week in agreeing to a vote, ending days of deadlock in parliament and cheering investors who saw it as a sign of a renewed policy momentum to come.

Dec 2, 2012

Indian reforms face test with parliament vote

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s stuttering economic reform program faces a key parliamentary test this week on whether to let foreign supermarket chains such as Wal-Mart Stores set up shop, in a vote that could pave the way for further measures to revive the economy.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s minority government bowed to opposition pressure last week in agreeing to a vote, ending days of deadlock in parliament and cheering investors who saw it as a sign of a renewed policy momentum to come.

Nov 21, 2012

Profile: Kasab, the baby-faced Pakistan gunman, hanged for Mumbai attacks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When police asked Mohammad Ajmal Kasab whether he felt pity for the people he gunned down during one of India’s bloodiest militant attacks, he said he had given it some thought beforehand.

He had been assured “you have to do these things, if you’re going to be a big man and get rewarded in heaven”, according to video footage of his interrogation, in which he talked of his training and handlers.

Nov 21, 2012

Profile – The baby-faced Pakistan gunman hanged for Mumbai attacks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When police asked Mohammad Ajmal Kasab whether he felt pity for the people he gunned down during one of India’s bloodiest militant attacks, he said he had given it some thought beforehand.

He had been assured “you have to do these things, if you’re going to be a big man and get rewarded in heaven”, according to video footage of his interrogation, in which he talked of his training and handlers.

Nov 21, 2012

The baby-faced Pakistan gunman hanged for Mumbai attacks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When police asked Mohammad Ajmal Kasab whether he felt pity for the people he gunned down during one of India’s bloodiest militant attacks, he said he had given it some thought beforehand.

He had been assured “you have to do these things, if you’re going to be a big man and get rewarded in heaven”, according to video footage of his interrogation, in which he talked of his training and handlers.