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After India's Amazon snub, Modi's party slams Bezos-owned Washington Post

After India's Amazon snub, Modi's party slams Bezos-owned Washington PostIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party on Friday slammed editorial policies of billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post, even as his e-commerce firm Amazon announced plans to create a million jobs in the country by 2025. Vijay Chauthaiwale, chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) foreign affairs department, said there was “a lot of problem” with the newspaper’s coverage of India, but gave no examples. The swipe at the Post came a day after a cabinet minister gave short shrift to Amazon’s investment plans for India.



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India's protesters: a cross-section of society

India's protesters: a cross-section of societyTens of thousands of Indians have taken to the streets in recent days to voice their anger over a new citizenship law that they say discriminates against the minority Muslim community. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, facing its biggest test since sweeping to power in 2014 — with at least 25 people killed in almost two weeks of protests — insists the law is not discriminatory. AFP spoke to five protesters who took part in a demonstration in New Delhi on Tuesday.



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India's Modi holds security talks as protests rage over citizenship law

India's Modi holds security talks as protests rage over citizenship lawNEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his council of ministers on Saturday to discuss security measures to end violent protests against a citizenship law, government sources said, in one of biggest crises yet for his Hindu nationalist government. At least 14 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters since parliament passed the law on Dec. 11, with critics saying it discriminates against Muslims and undermines India’s secular constitution. The backlash is the strongest show of dissent against Modi’s government since he was first elected in 2014.



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Meet India's Fighter Jet Armed With Supersonic Nuclear Missiles

Meet India's Fighter Jet Armed With Supersonic Nuclear MissilesWatch out, Pakistan and China!



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India's top court rejects pleas for review of temple verdict

India's top court rejects pleas for review of temple verdictIndia’s Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petitions seeking a review of its recent ruling in favor of the building of a Hindu temple on a disputed site in northern India where a 16th century mosque was torn down by Hindu hard-liners in 1992. The November ruling was seen as a major victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, which has promised to build a Hindu temple at the demolished site as part of its election strategy for decades.



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India's Nuclear Arsenal Keeps Growing, And That's Bad News For Pakistan and China

India's Nuclear Arsenal Keeps Growing, And That's Bad News For Pakistan and ChinaIndia could be approaching 200 warheads.



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India's Infosys says no immediate evidence to support whistleblower complaints

India's Infosys says no immediate evidence to support whistleblower complaintsIndian IT services major Infosys Ltd said on Monday it had not yet received any evidence to support the allegations in a whistleblower letter from last month, sending its shares up as much as 6.5% in early trading. A letter, claimed to have been written by some employees of the company in October, said Chief Executive Officer Salil Parekh asked them and others to bypass approvals for large deals, fearing a negative impact on shares from reduced profit. Infosys shares have lost 10% of their value since the letter surfaced.



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After India's Aircraft Carrier Fire Left 1 Sailor Dead, China Had Words

After India's Aircraft Carrier Fire Left 1 Sailor Dead, China Had WordsBeijing didn't mince words.



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India's Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger

India's Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Keeps Getting Bigger and BiggerA large arsenal in a dangerous part of the world.



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China's Xi and India's Modi to hold summit this week amid strains

China's Xi and India's Modi to hold summit this week amid strainsIndia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit in southern India on Friday, officials said, amid strains in their relationship. India’s foreign ministry has not formally announced the meeting in the Tamil Nadu town of Mamallapuram, known for its historic temples and architecture. Indian media reports said Xi and Modi will visit Mamallapuram’s attractions on the follow up to their first informal summit in Wuhan, China, in April last year.



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