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  • 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...
  • India's Narendra Modi leads conservatives to election day victory

    India's Narendra Modi leads conservatives to election day victory
    India’s conservative opposition party won national elections in a landslide, results showed Friday, riding a message of optimism and clean, business-friendly governance to a historic parliamentary majority that could profoundly change the...
  • 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...
  • India's incomplete democracy

     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...
  • Pakistani leader to attend inauguration of Indian prime minister

    Pakistani leader to attend inauguration of Indian prime minister
    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has agreed to attend the inauguration Monday of incoming Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, a development that could help ease concern about the potential for frostier relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors....
  • New Indian leader Modi raises issue of rape on Independence Day

    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...
  • Police Close Case Of Ganesha In Newington Pond

    NEWINGTON — A town employee made an unusual discovery at Mill Pond Park Thursday morning: In the pond was an ornate figure with an elephant's head, a man's body and four arms. The employee fished the large, colorful statue from the water and...
  • Film Festival: 'Bulls' a tough one to tame

    Film Festival: 'Bulls' a tough one to tame
    Filming "Brahmin Bulls" was not a breeze. Director Mahesh Pailoor valiantly balanced budgetary issues and his cast's schedules while shooting the entire movie out of order. He even faced an unexpected foe — the 85th annual Academy Awards. "We...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 27, 2014

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, the first of two storms begins to hit Southern California. Allahabad, India: Hindu devotees participate in a procession for the Maha Shivaratri festival, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Hindus mark the festival by...
  • Report: Hindus in Brevard break ground on new temple today

     
    A group of Hindus in Brevard County will break ground today on a new temple complex in Suntree, according to a Florida Today report. The groundbreaking for the Manav Mandir facility was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today at 7500 Waelti Drive, the location of...