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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 […]

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Indian PM Modi lays foundation stone for Ram Temple on contested Ayodhya site

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya. Hymns about Lord Ram were played, and the roads decked with flowers. Many shop fronts too were painted yellow and saffron flags put up. Mr. Modi laid a symbolic silver brick in the sanctum sanctorum of […]

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Narendra Modi visits Indian army base 250km away from deadly India-China faceoff site

Weeks after Indian and Chinese troops clashed at Galwan Valley, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a visit to Leh, Ladakh on Friday. Modi’s visit comes amid the border standoff with China and the military sittings between the two armies. Reports claim Mr. Modi was accompanied by the chief of defence staff, General Bipin Rawat, […]

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PM Modi not in good mood over border conflict with China: Donald Trump reveals

US President Donald Trump reiterating his offer to mediate on the border dispute between India and China said that he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is not in a “good mood” over the “big conflict” between the two countries. Interacting with journalists in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, Trump […]

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Donald Trump, White House unfollow PM Modi, President Kovind

The official Twitter handle of the President of the United States of America, The White House, and the POTUS himself, Donald Trump, have now unfollowed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter. This comes days after the Twitter handle for the White House began following a number of Indian handles, which included that of PM Modi, […]

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India will be under lockdown for 21 days to fight coronavirus, PM Modi announces

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday the government would impose a nationwide lockdown from midnight for 21 days to stem the spread of the coronavirus. “There will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes,” Modi said in a televised address. PM Modi said that “social distancing” was the only way […]

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Modi announces 14-hour lockdown drill on March 22

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to citizens to observe a self-curfew on March 22 as part of a trial-run to test social isolation to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In his address to the nation, Modi said the growing challenge posed by the coronavirus was not normal, and urged everyone to […]

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Boosting relations, India to buy military equipment worth $3 billion

India would buy $3 billion worth of military equipment from the United States, including attack helicopters, as the two countries deepen defence and commercial ties in an attempt to balance the weight of China in the region. India and the United States were also making progress on a big trade deal, Trump said. Negotiators from […]

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In Pictures: Trumps India Tour

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived this afternoon for a 36-hour visit to India. After visiting Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram in Ahmedabad, the Trumps attended the ‘Namaste Trump’ rally at a mega cricket stadium. PM Modi and President Trump addressed the crowds, after which the Trumps flew to Agra to see the […]

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Trumps visits Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram, Taj Mahal and addresses huge crowd

US President Donald Trump has addressed a huge rally at a mega cricket stadium on his maiden official visit to India that is big on photo opportunities but likely short on substance. Trade tensions have grown between the United States and India, the world’s fifth-biggest economy, as Trump’s “America First” drive collides with Prime Minister […]

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Trumps Tour India: Dramatic Public Display

United States President Donald Trump will make his first official trip to India today. His two-day visit to Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi comes months before the American election in November. Shortly before his departure from Washington, DC, on Sunday night, President Trump said: “We will be with millions and millions. I get along very […]