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Bangladesh: Death toll in anti-Modi protests rises to 13

Two people died in fresh clashes between protesters and Bangladesh police on Sunday, raising the death toll from protests against the visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 13, officials said. The protesters,  mostly from a religious group called Hefazat-e-Islam were angry at the visit of Modi as Bangladesh marked 50 years of independence, […]

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5 dead, dozens injured in anti-Modi protests in Bangladesh

At least five people were killed and dozens injured in police gunfire in Bangladesh as security forces tried to quell protests against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of students from madrasas, or Islamic religious schools, clashed with police and border troops in the eastern Brahmanbaria district. Police said they had to […]

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Disha Ravi: Court grants bail to climate activist who criticised Modi’s ‘anti-farm laws’

An Indian court granted bail to 22-year-old climate activist who was arrested for sharing a document on the ongoing farmer agitation and agricultural laws passed by Modi’s administration. Police claim Disha Ravi was a “key conspirator” in the “formulation and dissemination” of a protest “toolkit”. They have accused her of sedition and conspiracy charges. Something […]

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India’s former deputy foreign minister loses high profile Me Too defamation case

A former minister in the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet  lost a defamation suit filed against journalist Priya Ramani, who had accused him of sexual harassment. In 2018, Ramani became the first of a string of women to go public with allegations against MJ Akbar, a former high-profile newspaper editor who went on to […]

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“Saddened by the insult to the national flag,” Narendra Modi says in his monthly radio address

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said protesters that stormed New Delhi’s Red Fort had caused “insult” to the country. Tens of thousands of farmers have camped on the outskirts of India’s capital for more than two months, protesting against new agricultural laws they say benefit private buyers at the expense of growers. A […]

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Modi’s home state renames dragon fruit because of its ‘association with China’

The home state of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat, renamed the dragon fruit because of the original name’s “association with China” and this has set off a bunch of jokes and memes on the internet. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the fruit would now be called kamalam, Sanskrit for the lotus flower. The […]

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Court shows green light on Modi’s mega $2.7 billion ‘legacy’ project

India’s top court allowed the federal government to proceed with the redevelopment project in capital New Delhi which also incudes the construction of a new parliament building. The government would be spending $2.7 billion to convert lush green open spaces into concrete structures to house major government offices. This comes amid the shrinking Indian economy […]

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India’s farmers DON’T want Modi’s assurance, they want his farm laws QUASHED

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi has assured farmers that reforms in the agrarian sector were aimed at helping them, as millions of farmers continue their protests against three new laws. “Reforms will help draw investment in agriculture and benefit farmers,” Modi said in his address at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in […]

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Modi’s coalition retains power in Bihar, India’s third-most populous state.

The coalition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi retained power in the state of Bihar, results showed on Wednesday. Modi’s coalition won a fourth straight term in Bihar, the third-most populous state and one of the poorest in India. The alliance led by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 125 seats in the 243-member Bihar assembly, […]

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TV anchor known for aggressively backing Narendra Modi arrested for allegedly abetting suicide

India’s most controversial TV anchor, known for aggressively backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi was arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of an architect on Wednesday. Arnab Goswami, 47, the founder of right-wing broadcaster Republic TV, was arrested at his home in Mumbai in the western Indian state of Maharashtra for his alleged role in the death […]

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Modi’s party promises free coronavirus vaccine shots to residents of Bihar if VOTED to power

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised free doses of any future COVID-19 vaccine for the residents of eastern Bihar state if his party wins the state elections there, drawing accusations of playing politics with the pandemic. While releasing a the party manifesto for elections in Bihar, Modi’s cabinet minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “Everyone in […]

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Facebook ignored hate posts for business prospects: WSJ report

Facebook ignored hate speech policy to allow anti-Muslim posts on its platform to avoid ruining its relationship with India’s governing party, a Wall Street Journal report has said. The report published on Friday claimed top Facebook executive in India refused to apply the company’s hate speech rules to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politicians and other […]