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COMMENT: Central bank under attack

Central-bank independence is often fetishised but a central bank without political support suffers  COMMENT | Eswar Prasad | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has launched an all-out political assault on the Reserve Bank of India, and the barrage of criticism is already taking a toll on the institution.This is …

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Baby snatched by monkey dies in Taj Mahal city

New Delhi, India | AFP | A baby died after a monkey snatched it from its mother’s arms, Indian police investigating the incident in the city of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, said on Thursday. The 12-day-old boy was being fed by his mother when a rhesus macaque monkey …

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India court sentences 16 police to life for killing 42 Muslims

New Delhi, India | AFP | An Indian court Wednesday sentenced 16 police officers to life imprisonment for rounding up and massacring dozens of unarmed Muslims during historic riots in the country’s north decades ago. The officers were found guilty of shooting 42 men and tossing their bodies into canals, …

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Africa-India trade decline to US$55bn-Report

Uganda plans to intensify relations in trade, tourism and investment Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Trade between Africa and India has recorded a 30% decline in volume from US$78billion in 2014 to about $55 billion in 2017 citing a tough economic environment. However, this was more than seven times higher …

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Modi’s visit to Kampala

A tale of a bond sealed with blood Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at Entebbe International Airport on July 24, very few Ugandans possibly recalled that he had been here before – in 2007. The visit back then was the result of a …

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At least 116 killed as storms batter India

Agra, India | AFP | Lightning strikes and powerful dust storms across India have killed at least 116 people and injured more than 250 as meteorologists warned Thursday of more wild weather on the horizon. Dust clouds plunged swathes of north India into darkness as winds of more than 130 …

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77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage north India

New Delhi, India | AFP | Dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 77 people and injuring 143 as trees and walls were flattened by powerful winds, officials said Thursday. The overnight storm ravaged Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states and the death toll was expected to rise, officials …

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India’s Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump: study

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | US President Donald Trump may rule the roost on Twitter, but he lags far behind Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook, according to a study published Wednesday. Modi is by far the most followed world leader on the gargantuan social networking platform, counting 43.2 …

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