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Modi's BJP makes big gains in state polls

BJP workers celebrate victory after hearing the initial results in Mumbai
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made big gains in the Maharashtra and Haryana state elections, results showed on Sunday (October 20), an endorsement likely to encourage him to step up the pace of economic reforms. The BJP was set to win 122 of 288 seats in Maharashtra. This more than doubles its seat count in the state, whic...




India boss gives workers cars, home deposits, jewellery for

A GENEROUS boss in western India has given 1,200 of his workers new cars, deposits for flats and thousands of dollars worth of diamond jewellery as rewards for loyalty. The diamond merchant from the city of Surat presented the lavish gifts More News »

India ends diesel controls, raises gas prices

INDIA'S government on Saturday (October 18) lifted diesel price controls and raised the cost of natural gas, giving market forces greater sway as it seeks to attract energy investment, boost competition and cut subsidy costs. The decision More News »

Met warns against 'Asian gold' thieves in week of Diwali

BRITAIN'S biggest police force is warning Londoners to guard against gangs of thieves targeting gold jewellery during Diwali celebrations - the five day festival of light festival that begins later this week. The Metropolitan Police (Met) More News »

Modi chooses state media to broadcast controlled messages

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has anointed India's state-backed broadcaster as his media brand of choice, helping shield his government from tough questions and prompting private news outlets to complain that they are being kept out of the loop More News »
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