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PM Modi and His Hindu Nationalist BJP Declare Landslide Victory in India

Indian Prime Minister Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed a landslide victory Thursday in the gargantuan six-week general elections, cementing the Hindu nationalist leader as the most powerful politician in decades in the most populous democracy in the world.

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India: Video Surfaces Claiming to Show Soldier ‘Manhandling’ Anti-Modi Voter

A video disseminated this week by the former chief minister of the disputed New Delhi-administered Kashmir region purportedly shows an Indian Border Security Force (BSF) commander manhandling a local man for refusing to cast a vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Indian election parties hit by TV and funding clampdown

India: 12 Arrested for Converting to Christianity

Indian authorities in Madhya Pradesh state have arrested and jailed 12 individuals, charging them with having converted to Christianity in violation of laws forbidding religious conversions. The 12, who included a blind couple—Balu Saste and his wife Bhuri—with their 3-year-old child,

Christian persecution

India’s PM Is ‘Happy’ Bangladesh’s PM Opposes Terrorism ‘Despite Being a Woman’

Comments about the Bangladeshi Prime Minister made by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignited a firestorm on Twitter this Sunday. “I am happy that the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, despite being a woman, is openly saying that she has zero tolerance for terrorism. I would like to congratulate Sheikh Hasina for her courage to deal with terrorism with zero tolerance,” Modi said at Dhaka University.


World View: Furor in India over Muslim/Christian Conversions to Hinduism

This morning’s key headlines from US suspected in massive North Korea internet outage UN Security Council discusses North Korean human rights crimes Furor in India over Muslim/Christian conversions to Hindu US suspected in massive North Korea internet outage Kim

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