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  • Hopefully, Narendra Modi will open new doors for correcting faults in Indian economy: US think tanks

    May 17, 2014 8:58 PM 21

    PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 17 2014, 14:04 IST Describing the Narendra Modi-led BJP's electoral victory as a "breathtaking landslide", eminent American think tanks and experts have said the win has given him an opportunity to "redefine" Indian politics. "This is a breathtaking landslide that is a victory not only for Modi but for the Indian people

  • India elects its oldest ever Parliament

    May 17, 2014 8:22 PM 13

    With just 53% of its members under the age of 55, the 16th Lok Sabha will be India’s oldest ever. India’s parliament has been growing steadily older over time, data compiled by PRS Legislative Research and shared with The Hindu, shows. Just 71 new MPs are under the age of 40 and another 216 are under the age of 55. In comparison, 212 are between 56 and 70, and another

  • Venezuela president urges re-start of political dialogue - World

    May 17, 2014 3:16 PM 15

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged opposition leaders on Friday to return to political talks intended to stem unrest around the country or face the "repudiation" of the nation. Moderate leaders of the Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition broke off dialogue this week, saying government officials were insulting them and rebuffing

  • P.M. Sharif Congratulates Modi on Election Win ‹ Newsweek Pakistan

    May 17, 2014 12:00 PM 25

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called India’s Narendra Modi on Friday to congratulate him on his landslide election win, suggesting Islamabad is keen to promote better ties with its neighbor. Sharif spoke to Modi, leader of the rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to hail the “impressive victory,” a statement from the prime minister’s office said. There

  • Attacks targeting soldiers, militia kill 7 in Iraq

    May 17, 2014 11:16 AM 21

    In one of Friday’s attacks, police said gunmen in a speeding car opened fire on a security checkpoint manned by anti-al-Qaida Sunni fighters near the town of Balad, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Baghdad. The attack killed three Sunni fighters and wounded four, police said. Hours later, a roadside bomb targeted a patrol of Sunni militiamen just north

  • US hopes for improved trade relations under Modi's leadership

    May 17, 2014 10:13 AM 22

    Narendra Modi's election as India's new prime minister has invoked business groups of the USA to improve upon the strained trade relations with India. Business leaders and economists in the US now believe that the newly formed government can condense the pressure between the two countries over India's protectionist policies. India's ex-prime minister

  • 'Prime Minister’ Modi will rework, repair foreign ties

    May 17, 2014 8:10 AM 21

    Former envoy Hardeep Singh Puri, who joined the BJP earlier this year, said the overwhelming mandate ‘gives Modi the mandate required to repair the relationships in the neighbourhood and rework other critically important relationships like those with US and China’. "Prime Minister Modi will have the flexibility and space to pursue India's interests and ensure

  • In Lok Sabha victory speech, Narendra Modi says 'I trust all 125 crore people will move with me'

    May 17, 2014 7:25 AM 16

    Agencies | New Delhi | Updated: May 17 2014, 01:25 IST After a landslide victory, Narendra Modi today reached out to the opposition seeking cooperation of all parties and leaders in running the nation and dedicated himself to serve everyone equally. In a gracious 45-minute victory speech here, Modi said the government does not belong to any particular

  • Polls 2014 : Celebrities welcome Narendra Modi, hail new wave in Indian politics

    May 17, 2014 6:33 AM 20

    MUMBAI: With BJP's Narendra Modi-led NDA alliance getting majority in the Lok Sabha 2014 elections, celebrities like Rajinikanth, Shekhar Kapur and Shah Rukh Khan hailed people's verdict and hoped the new government will take India forward. South superstar Rajinikanth, who met Modi in Chennai when the latter was touring Tamil Nadu in the run-up to the Lok Sabha

  • We respect the voters' decision: PM Manmohan  

    May 17, 2014 5:38 AM 20

    New Delhi: Taking a bow as the Prime Minister of the country for the last time, Manmohan Singh thanked the country for the love and support that he received in the past ten years. "Whatever I have got, I have got from this nation, a nation that instated a child born out of Partition to the highest position," he said. In the last ten years, we as a country