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Nov 14, 2013

As fractious Nepal drifts, India and China step in

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – In August, Indian security officials tracked down one of their most-wanted militants in a mountain town in Nepal where he had told neighbours he was a traditional healer.

That same month, Indian agents picked up a man they suspected was a top bomb-maker for the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, this time in Nepal’s southern plain.

Nov 14, 2013

As fractious Nepal drifts, regional rivals step in

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – In August, Indian security officials tracked down one of their most-wanted militants in a mountain town in Nepal where he had told neighbors he was a traditional healer.

That same month, Indian agents picked up a man they suspected was a top bomb-maker for the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, this time in Nepal’s southern plain.

Nov 4, 2013
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India throws rings of protection around divisive Hindu nationalist Modi

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(Gujarat’s chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) addresses a rally in the eastern Indian city of Patna October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan)

Indian security forces are preparing for one of their most challenging assignments in decades, protecting prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in a country with a grim history of political assassinations. A series of small bombs killed six people at a rally the Hindu nationalist leader held in the city of Patna on October 20.

Nov 4, 2013

India throws rings of protection around Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian security forces are preparing for one of their most challenging assignments in decades, protecting prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in a country with a grim history of political assassinations.

A series of small bombs killed six people at a rally the Hindu nationalist leader held in the city of Patna on October 20.

Nov 3, 2013

India throws rings of protection around divisive candidate Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – - Indian security forces are preparing for one of their most challenging assignments in decades, protecting prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in a country with a grim history of political assassinations.

A series of small bombs killed six people at a rally the Hindu nationalist leader held in the city of Patna on October 20.

Oct 29, 2013

India’s ‘Common Man’ aims to sweep out the grand old parties

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An upstart political party forged in the crucible of an anti-corruption movement that swept India two years ago was long dismissed as irrelevant and slightly eccentric.

But the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party has suddenly up-ended the calculations of mainstream parties in the race for control of the capital, Delhi, which goes to the polls in December and will set the stage for a national election due by May.

Oct 29, 2013
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Uncompromising Kejriwal won’t support any party if Delhi gets hung assembly

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The Aam Aadmi Party has up-ended the calculations of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the race for control of New Delhi in one of five state assembly elections later this year.

Party leader Arvind Kejriwal is an uncompromising anti-corruption crusader who has tapped into a vein of urban anger after a string of breathtaking graft scandals.

Oct 29, 2013

Kejriwal, India’s ‘Common Man’, aims to sweep out the grand old parties

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An upstart political party forged in the crucible of an anti-corruption movement that swept India two years ago was long dismissed as irrelevant and slightly eccentric.

But the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party has suddenly up-ended the calculations of mainstream parties in the race for control of the capital, Delhi, which goes to the polls in December and will set the stage for a national election due by May.

Oct 18, 2013

India, China near pact aimed at keeping lid on border tension

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – - India and China are close to an agreement to stop tension on their contested border touching of confrontation while they try to figure out a way to break decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to long stretches of the Himalayas.

The border defense cooperation pact that diplomats are racing to finalize ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to China next week is a small step forward in a complicated relationship marked by booming economic ties but also growing distrust.

Sep 13, 2013

Judge sentences Delhi rapists to die for ‘gruesome crime’

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – All four Indian men convicted of raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi were sentenced to death on Friday, a decision the judge said sent a message to society that there can be no tolerance for such a savage crime.

Cheers went up from a crowd outside the Delhi court when lawyers rushed out to announce the sentence handed down for last December’s assault, which triggered furious protest across India and rare national debate about violence against women.