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Cows come home to haunt India’s Modi

Pilani, India | AFP | One of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s signature policies has been protecting cows, but for Raghuvir Singh Meena — a Hindu farmer struggling to protect his crop of chickpeas from roaming cattle — it has gone too far. Farmers overwhelmingly supported Modi’s nationalist party when …

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Modi or Gandhi? Indian mystics split over poll outcome

Mumbai, India | AFP | Transgender mystic Zoya Lobo turns over three oracle cards, studies them for a minute and looks up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will definitely win India’s general election this summer, she proclaims. Clairvoyant Larra Shah also predicts a victory for Modi owing to his “extremely powerful …

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Jobless millions to haunt India election

New Delhi, India | AFP | Vishal Chowdhary is young, bright and armed with an MBA. But he has spent two years struggling to find work in India’s sluggish jobs market — a major headache for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of looming elections. The government’s failure to create enough …

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Modi and Imran bask after ‘good’ Kashmir crisis

New Delhi, India | AFP | As tempers cool after an alarming confrontation between India and Pakistan, analysts say their leaders have emerged stronger — with Narendra Modi burnishing his nationalist credentials and Imran Khan cast as a peacemaker. Some 400,000 people have signed petitions for Khan, the former playboy …

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India gives drugs worth ugx 5.9 billion to NMS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Indian Government has donated an assortment of generic drugs worth 5.9 Billion Shillings to the National Medical Stores-NMS. The drugs were handed over on Wednesday to the Minister of Health Ruth Acheng by the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda Ravi Shankar. The donation …

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