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India's ruling party loses seats but still wins in Gujarat

India's ruling party loses seats but still wins in GujaratNEW DELHI (AP) — The ruling party of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost some seats but held onto power in his home state of Gujarat, despite a stronger-than-usual challenge in local elections.



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India seizes ship with 1,500 kg of heroin off Gujarat coast

India seizes ship with 1,500 kg of heroin off Gujarat coastBy Sudarshan Varadhan NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India's navy seized a ship carrying about 1,500 kg of heroin worth 35 billion rupees ($ 545 million) on Sunday in what it said was its biggest ever drugs haul. The vessel, which was operating under the name MV Henry under the Panama flag, was intercepted off the Gujarat coast near the city of Porbandar, said S. Paramesh, deputy director general at the Indian Coast Guard. It was sailing from Dubai to Alang, a town in Gujarat known for shipbreaking, Paramesh said. …



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