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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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Thousands protest citizenship bill in India’s Assam

Guwahati, India | AFP | Thousands in northeastern India protested Monday against a proposal to grant citizenship to religious minorities in the region, except Muslims, with critics attacking the bill as prejudiced and a sop to Hindus before elections. Protesters burned copies of the legislation in angry marches across Assam …

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Clashes after women enter flashpoint Indian temple

Thiruvananthapuram, India | AFP | Violence erupted in southern India on Wednesday after two women defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism’s holiest temples for the first time since a landmark court ruling. Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon as protests and clashes between rival groups erupted …

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Indian woman chops off stalker’s penis

Mumbai, India | AFP | An Indian woman cut off the penis of a man who had been stalking her, before rushing him to hospital to save his life, police said Thursday. The 47-year-old woman and two men lured her neighbour to an isolated spot in Mumbai before hacking off …

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Don’t fall in love on Facebook, jailed Indian warns

Mumbai, India | AFP | An Indian man released last week after being jailed for six years in Pakistan issued advice on Friday not to follow his example and fall in love on Facebook. Hamid Nehal Ansari illegally entered Pakistan from Afghanistan in 2012 to meet a woman he had …

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