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Feb 9, 2013

India executes Kashmiri militant for 2001 parliament attack

NEW DELHI, Feb 9 (Reuters) – India hanged a Kashmiri
militant on Saturday for an attack on the country’s parliament
in 2001, and security forces, anticipating protests in response
to the execution, imposed a curfew in parts of Kashmir and
ordered people off the streets.

President Pranab Mukherjee rejected a mercy petition from
Mohammad Afzal Guru and he was hanged at 8 a.m. (0230 GMT) in
Tihar jail in the capital, New Delhi, officials said.

Jan 12, 2013

Delhi rape accused lived on margins of India’s boom

BADAUN, India/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – In a village in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, a woman sits hunched on the ground in a green shawl, visibly weak and shivering in the January cold. She says she has not eaten for days, and neither have her five young children.

She has never heard of Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, having never ventured further from her village than a nearby market town, and ekes out a living working in potato fields on other people’s land.

Dec 20, 2012

India’s Modi wins state poll, may boost PM ambitions

NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Narendra Modi won 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 Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won
115 of the state legislative assembly’s 182 seats against 61 for
the Congress party, which heads India’s national government.

Dec 20, 2012

Modi set for Gujarat win, may boost PM ambitions

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Narendra Modi looked set to win a fourth successive term as the chief minister of Gujarat 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 10.53 a.m.

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.