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  • Indians keep their faith with Modi, best hope for economy: poll

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - More than 70 percent of Indians are satisfied with the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he took office nearly three months ago, an opinion poll showed, seeing in him the best hope to put the economy back on track....
  • India's Hindu nationalists tighten grip over ruling party

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Several members of India's most powerful right-wing Hindu group were named to positions within the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), officials said on Sunday, signaling a more overt role for the party's ideological parent that...
  • New Indian leader Modi raises issue of rape on Independence Day

    India’s new leader marked his first Independence Day in power Friday with a strongly worded speech urging the nation to confront the issue of rape following a series of highly publicized assaults. “When we hear about incidents of rape, our...
  • In Hinduism's ayurveda cooking, food heals

    DALLAS "Food is medicine," says Sapna Punjabi-Gupta, as she squeezes half a lime into a glass pitcher. She's making fresh limeade in her home kitchen in Irving, Tex. To the two squeezed limes, she adds about four cups of water and her own spice blend:...
  • India's incomplete democracy

    In April and May, the world's largest democracy elected its latest prime minister, Narendra Modi. Modi has promised to shake up long-standing government corruption and bring prosperity to all of India, as he did to the state of Gujarat as its chief...
  • Fatal beating of Muslim man sparks fear of communal violence in India

    The fatal beating of a 24-year-old Muslim man by Hindu radicals in western India has sparked fresh fears of communal violence two weeks after a right-wing Hindu party swept to power in national elections. Seven members of a fundamentalist Hindu group...
  • 25 years after the Salman Rushdie fatwa, how is free expression faring?

    25 years after the Salman Rushdie <i>fatwa</i>, how is free expression faring?
    Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, four big things happened that still shape our world. The Berlin Wall came down, and with it the empire that Vladimir Putin would love to restore. The Tiananmen Square massacre launched China on a new trajectory, which has...
  • Indian Muslims wary of man poised to take reins

    Indian Muslims wary of man poised to take reins
    He was 12, too young to process the horror: Mobs of youths barely older than him swarmed his neighborhood with daggers and axes. Homes and the local mosque were ransacked and burned, bodies hacked to pieces, Hindu religious chants used as cries of war....
  • Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist

    Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist
    The rugged, snow-laced beauty of the Himalayan countryside masks a creeping sense of worry about political developments taking place far below these mountains. In neighboring India, Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu nationalist with a history of...
  • From tea-seller to India's top job: The rise of Narendra Modi

    From selling tea to leading his party to a landslide national election victory, Narendra Modi achieved a remarkable rise in a country long led by political dynasties and social elites. Narendra Damodardas Modi was born Sept. 17, 1950, to a poor family...
  • Conservative party wins big in India election

    India’s conservative Bharatiya Janata Party won an overwhelming victory Friday in national elections, riding a message of clean, business-friendly governance to a historic parliamentary majority that could profoundly change the direction of the...