IANS - Call him wily, Machiavelli, manipulator, Chanakya what you may, Jagmohan Dalmiya worked out his math to return as pre…

  • KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Nationwide elections slated for April 2 will now be held on April 13, the head of Sudan's elections committee said on Saturday, in a move seen as preventing legal confusion over a constitutional amendment. President Omar Hassan al-Bashir proposed a constitutional change on Nov. 3 to make state governors …

  • India's PM Modi gestures as he arrives to address the Bharatiya Janata Party workers meeting in Guwahati

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stepped up his rhetoric against illegal immigration from Bangladesh, vowing to halt the unauthorised flow of citizens from the neighbouring country into Assam. At election rallies before he became prime minister in May, the Hindu nationalist leader repeatedly …

  • New Delhi, Nov. 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address two election rallies in the poll-bound Jamshedpur and Ranchi ahead of the second phase of Assembly elections.

  • Four bodies found in Assam, army deployed By Biswajyoti Das - Reuters - Sun 13 Jul, 2014

    By Biswajyoti Das GUWAHATI India (Reuters) - The bodies of four men have been recovered from a river in a remote part of northeastern India that saw sectarian violence in the run-up to the national election in May, police said on Sunday, raising fears of a fresh round of clashes. Any new flare-up would be an early test …

  • Even in Muslim heartlands, Modi racks up gains By John Chalmers and Aditya Kalra - Reuters - Fri 16 May, 2014
    A policeman stands in front of a boarding with an image of Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in New Delhi

    By John Chalmers and Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - He has been pilloried for horrific riots in which hundreds of Muslims were killed on his watch in Gujarat 12 years ago. And yet, a Reuters analysis of Friday's sweeping election victory for Narendra Modi shows that many of India's Muslim voters appear to have put …

  • Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate after learning of initial poll results outside their party office in Mumbai

    REUTERS - Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends on Friday showing his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed for the country's most resounding election victory in 30 years. Modi has promised to unblock stalled investments in power, road and rail projects to revive economic growth that …

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  • U.S. would welcome Modi as PM despite past visa ban By David Brunnstrom - Reuters - Tue 13 May, 2014
    Men walk past a hoarding of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party, outside the party headquarters in New Delhi

    By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faces the prospect this week of having to offer his congratulations to a leader who was barred from the United States less than 10 years ago over massacres of Muslims in 2002. As voting concluded in India's general election on Monday, four major exit …

  • "Election" massacres of Muslims darken immigration debate By Frank Jack Daniel - Reuters - Fri 9 May, 2014
    Villagers from Muslim communities wail upon seeing the body of a relative at a relief camp in Narayanguri village in Baksa

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  • Security personnel patrol a deserted road during a curfew in Baksa district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam

    By Biswajyoti Das GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Several homes and stores in Assam were set on fire by unidentified persons, police said, the latest attack in an area where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre last week. The unrest on Wednesday night comes towards the end of a marathon national election that has heightened …

  • Bodies found, more missing after Assam massacre By Biswajyoti Das - Reuters - Wed 7 May, 2014
    Members of AAMSU shout slogans during a protest against the recent killing of Muslims by suspected tribal militants, in Guwahati

    By Biswajyoti Das GUWAHATI (Reuters) - Police searched for at least a dozen missing people on Wednesday after finding seven bodies floating down river from a national park in Assam where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre that has marred the country's general election. India is in the home stretch of a five-week …

  • Nagaon (Assam), May 6 (ANI): Members of All Assam Minority Student Union (AAMSU) took to streets on Monday to protest against the killing of 34 Muslims in Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) area by tribal militants who resent the presence of immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. The protesters demanded actions …

  • Corrected - Army deployed in Assam after 31 Muslims killed By Biswajyoti Das - Reuters - Tue 6 May, 2014

    By Biswajyoti Das BARAMA India (Reuters) - (This story was corrected to show the children were found near the border with Bhutan, not China, in the sixth paragraph from the end) India deployed troops in Assam on Saturday after 31 Muslims were gunned down in three days of what police said were attacks by tribal militants …

  • Relatives bury victims of Assam's Manas national park ethnic massacre By Frank Jack Daniel and Biswajyoti Das - Reuters - Mon 5 May, 2014
    Villagers from Muslim communities affected by ethnic violence weep at a relief camp in Narayanguri village in Baksa district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam

    By Frank Jack Daniel and Biswajyoti Das NARAYANGURI India (Reuters) - Families of Muslim villagers massacred on the fringes of a national park were burying their loved ones after a spasm of ethnic violence in Assam cast a shadow over the world's biggest ever election. "I've seen militant attacks before, but never such …

  • Modi rails against illegal immigrants after Muslim killings By Sujoy Dhar and Frank Jack Daniel - Reuters - Sun 4 May, 2014
    Modi waves to his supporters as he arrives to file his nomination papers for the general elections in Varanasi

    By Sujoy Dhar and Frank Jack Daniel KOLKATA/NARAYANGURI India (Reuters) - Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial front-runner in the mammoth general election, on Sunday reiterated his strong stance against illegal immigrants, just days after a wave of sectarian killings in Assam. India is in the home stretch …

  • A member of medical staff tends to Khatun inside a hospital in Guwahati

    By Biswajyoti Das BARAMA India (Reuters) - India deployed troops in Assam on Saturday after 31 Muslims were gunned down in three days of what police said were attacks by tribal militants who resent the presence of immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. The unrest in the tea-growing state comes towards the end of a marathon …

  • Guwahati, (Assam), May 3 (ANI): State minister for border areas development in Assam Siddique Ahmed on Saturday said that extremist elements in Bodoland People's Front (BPF) are responsible for the recent violence that killed more than 31 people in the state. Security forces found the bodies of nine Muslims in Assam on …

  • Twenty-two Muslims killed in sectarian attacks in Assam By Biswajyoti Das - Reuters - Fri 2 May, 2014
    Indian security personnel patrol the attack-hit area of the Balapara village in Assam

    Suspected tribal rebels have shot dead 22 Muslims in attacks in tea-growing state of Assam, where tension has run high during a drawn-out national election, officials said on Friday. Bodo representatives argue that many of the Muslims are illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh encroaching on their ancestral lands, …

  • GUWAHATI India (Reuters) - Heavily armed tribal guerrillas raided a village in Assam on Friday and killed 11 Muslim settlers in a further attack linked to an upsurge in ethnic tensions during a drawn-out general election. Nine of the dead were women and children in the attack in the tea-growing state hours after two similar …

  • Amritsar, May 1 (ANI): Defending Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi against whom two FIRs have been lodged for violating the Model Code of Conduct, senior party leader Arun Jaitley said that Constitutional institutions miss out the larger vision when they react in haste and even anger. …

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  • Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu), Apr.24 (ANI): Finance Minister P.Chidambaram and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray cast their votes in Sivaganga District in Tamil Nadu and in Mumbai respectively on Thursday. Speaking to media after exercising his franchise, a confident Chidambaram said: "I and my friends fully …

  • Rebels kill 14 in anti-election campaign in India INDRAJIT SINGH - Associated Press - Sat 12 Apr, 2014
    Security officers stand guard at the door as Karbi tribal women in traditional outfits stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling booth in Diphu, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament announced May 16. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

    PATNA, India (AP) — Indian Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two separate attacks in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday as they continue a campaign of violence aimed at disrupting a five-week national election.

  • Rebels kill 12 in anti-election campaign in India INDRAJIT SINGH - Associated Press - Sat 12 Apr, 2014
    Security officers stand guard at the door as Karbi tribal women in traditional outfits stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling booth in Diphu, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament announced May 16. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

    PATNA, India (AP) — Indian Maoist rebels killed 12 people in two separate attacks in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday as they continue a campaign of violence aimed at disrupting a five-week national election.

  • New Delhi, Apr.12 (ANI): People in India's northeastern region participated enthusiastically in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, despite a boycott call given by some insurgent outfits. Whether men, women, young or old, the enthusiasm was visible on the face of every voter in the northeast, as they cast their ballots to choose …

  • New Delhi, Apr.12 (ANI): To motivate a large number of northeastern people living in New Delhi to cast their votes during the elections, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in collaboration with the district election officer hosted a cultural program at the Nehru Park in the capital. The North-East …

  • India starts voting in world's largest election WASBIR HUSSAIN - Associated Press - Tue 8 Apr, 2014
    Indian voters wait in queues to cast their votes during the first phase of elections in Dibrugarh, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, Monday, April 7, 2014. Indians began voting Monday in the world's biggest election, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of economic renewal. The country's 814 million eligible voters will vote in stages over the next five weeks. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge in economic growth.

  • First phase of LS polls starts from Assam, Tripura

    New Delhi, Apr.7 (ANI): Speaking in a press conference the Election Commission (EC) on Monday said that in Assam where five parliamentary constituencies went to polls in nine districts the turnout was till 5 p.m was approximately 72.5 percent. However there were still queues in several polling stations and he expected …

  • Barh (Bihar), Apr. 7 (ANI): Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday criticised election manifesto released by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying it was for industrialists and ignored poor. "The election manifesto released by the BJP is beneficial only for rich people and not for others. The manifesto …

  • India kicks off world's biggest election in Assam, Tripura Shyamantha Asokan - Reuters - Mon 7 Apr, 2014
    An election official holds an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) before handing it over to the polling officers at a distribution centre ahead of general elections in Jorhat district, in Assam April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

    By Shyamantha Asokan DIBRUGARH, India (Reuters) - The first electors cast their votes on Monday in the world's biggest election, with Hindu nationalist opposition candidate Narendra Modi holding a strong lead but likely to fall short of a majority. Elderly women in saris and young men in jeans and polo shirts lined up …

 
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