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MODI SCORES DRAMATIC ELECTION VICTORY

29th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. His re-election reinforces a global trend of right-wing populists sweeping to victory, from the United States to Brazil…

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KASHMIR CRISIS: TENSIONS BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN EASE

6th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland The military escalation between India and Pakistan appears to be winding down for now. On Friday [1 March], Islamabad handed over Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, whose plane the Pakistan Air Force had shot down two days earlier. New Delhi declared it is committed to “maintaining peace and stability in the region”, suggesting…

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PAKISTAN AND INDIA BOTH CLAIM TO DOWN EACH OTHER’S JETS

28th Feb 2019 . by incontext_adm

28 FEBRUARY 2019 (SOURCE: ASIAN REVIEW) – India and Pakistan both announced that they had shot down each other’s fighter jets on Wednesday as tensions mounted between South Asia’s nuclear-armed neighbours. The Pakistan Air Force said they had shot down two Indian fighter jets over Kashmir. Pakistani officials said two Indian Air Force pilots were captured by…

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INFOGRAPHICS

13th Feb 2019 . by incontext_adm

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MILLIONS EXPECTED TO THRONG INDIAN CITY FOR WORLD’S LARGEST RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL

23rd Jan 2019 . by incontext_adm

India’s Hindu nationalist-led government is splashing out on the religious megafest [Kumbh Mela], spending  unprecedented sums as part of a strategy to focus on the country’s majority Hindu population ahead of a general election due this year. Both the central government in New Delhi and the government of Uttar Pradesh – the north Indian state where…

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MILLIONS EXPECTED TO THRONG INDIAN CITY FOR WORLD’S LARGEST RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL

16th Jan 2019 . by incontext_adm

16 JANUARY 2019 (REUTERS) – Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that began on Tuesday, garnering extra attention ahead of a general election in the Hindu-majority country this year. During the eight-week festival at Prayagraj in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh,…

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INDIA-CHINA RIVALRY LOOMS OVER BHUTAN ELECTION

18th Oct 2018 . by incontext_adm

18 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: WASHINGTON TIMES) – Bhutanese voters have already decided to oust their current leaders, voting out their prime minister and his political party in the first round of parliamentary elections last month. Now many voters of this tiny, ancient kingdom hope that whoever wins the second round Thursday [18 October] will renegotiate their…

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SURPRISE ELECTION RESULTS IN THE MALDIVES

27th Sep 2018 . by incontext_adm

Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives’ presidential election [on 23 September] in a surprise defeat of President Abdulla Yameen. Mr Yameen, who has been accused of crushing dissent in the archipelago, admitted defeat, saying he accepted the result. The Maldives is a key battleground in the rivalry between China and India. The US…

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26th Jul 2018 . by incontext_adm

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CHRISTMAS IN INDIA TARNISHED BY ‘CLIMATE OF HATE’

24th Dec 2017 . by incontext_adm

24 DECEMBER 2017 – There is a sense of unease leading up to Christmas celebrations in India, according to Christian groups. “There are open letters being written to schools in Uttar Pradesh asking them not to celebrate Christmas. What is going on in this country? This is not about Hindus, Christians, Muslims or Sikhs. It is…

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