India could soon become a strategic partner for US, analyst says

World 09/26/19, 10:19

An analyst said India has "lot of potential down the road" and could become a "strategic partner with the U.S." in Asia. Although it is not comparable to China in many respects, it could become the alternative that manufacturers are looking for after the prolonged and growing tariff increases, Rodger Baker, ...

Trump, Modi show unity between world’s largest democracies

U.S. 09/22/19, 13:50

Deafening drums marked the entrance of President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi as they clasped hands and walked across the stage in a packed Texas stadium Sunday, sending a message of unity between the world's two largest democracies despite trade tensions. Instead of dwelling on trade, Trump highlighted ...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrates International Yoga Day

News 06/24/19, 09:45

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined thousands bending, stretching, twisting, and holding yoga postures on Friday, in Ranchi to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21. Lift your arms and stretch like Modi, who was present to partake in the hourlong yoga session as he greeted participants. “On the occasion of ...

Cyclone Vayu spares Gujarat, veers toward Arabian Sea

Asia & Pacific 06/14/19, 15:58

Cyclone Vayu veered away from the Indian state of Gujarat, thrashing parallel to the coast and turning toward the center of the Arabian Sea. Director of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Jayanta Sarkar said on Thursday that Cylcone Vayuis is not expected to make landfall, as previously forecast. The storm would instead ...

Modi sworn in for second term as Indian prime minister

World 05/30/19, 08:52

Narendra Modi has been sworn in for a second term as India's prime minister after an overwhelming election victory for his Hindu nationalist party in a country of 1.3 billion people seeking swift economic change.President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Modi and his Cabinet ministers on Thursday.Missing from ...

Analysis: India’s Modi faces foreign pressures in 2nd term

Asia & Pacific 05/28/19, 00:47

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a second term in office after responding to a suicide attack on Indian paramilitary forces in troubled Kashmir with an airstrike inside Pakistan, allowing him to turn voters' attention away from the country's highest unemployment rate in decades. Now, after his swearing-in on Thursday, he ...

Indian PM Modi heads for landslide election victory

Asia & Pacific 05/24/19, 11:54

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heading for a landslide election victory to secure a second five-year term. Election Commission data on Thursday, May 23 shows that Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 92 seats and is leading in 211 other constituencies, out of 542 seats in the Lower House ...

India’s Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

Business 05/24/19, 03:38

Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory.Now, they'll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform the economy and improve the lives of India's 1.3 billion people.Modi made ...

Analysis: Economy, Hindu-first impact are Modi’s challenges

Asia & Pacific 05/24/19, 02:58

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his first term as "filling in potholes" — shorthand for addressing the country's basic needs.In a campaign speech in April, he pledged his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the next five years would "try to address people's aspirations and take the country to ...

India’s Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

Business 05/24/19, 02:38

Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory.Now, they'll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform the economy and improve the lives of India's 1.3 billion people.Modi made ...

Indian Prime Minister meets party leaders after election win

Asia & Pacific 05/24/19, 01:40

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been meeting with leaders of his Bharatiya Janata Party fresh off his party's thunderous victory in the general elections.A party official says Modi has arranged to meet with Cabinet members Friday evening.The Election Commission says the BJP won 301 out of the 525 constituencies ...

India’s ruling party claims victory with wide lead in votes

World 05/23/19, 08:43

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India's main political dynasty.Election Commission data by midafternoon showed ...

India’s Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power

Asia & Pacific 05/23/19, 05:52

The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred TV news crew to show the world India's leader meditating ...

Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

Business 05/23/19, 01:45

Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 1.2% to 2,858.21 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 1.6% to 27,264.42. The Kospi in South Korea was 0.3% lower ...

Update: Early results show Modi’s party in clear lead

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 23:12

The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local):9 a.m.Early results are showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in the lead in India's general elections.Election officials begin counting votes of India's massive general elections, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. The count is ...

Vote counting begins in India, Modi expected to hold power

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 22:18

Vote counting began Thursday morning in India's massive general elections, which have been forecast to keep Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in power.The count was expected to conclude by the evening, with strong trends visible by midday. In the world's largest democratic exercise, some 900 million ...

Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia

Business 05/20/19, 02:00

Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, with India and Australia leading gains for the region following elections that looked set to keep incumbents in office.In Australia, the S&P ASX 200 rose 1.7% to 6,476.10, boosted by a shock election victory for Prime Minister Scott Morrison. His conservative, pro-business government ...

Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia

Asia & Pacific 05/19/19, 23:56

Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, with India and Australia leading gains for the region following elections that looked set to keep incumbents in office.Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.3% to 21,343.09 after the government reported Monday that the economy grew at a better-than-expected 2.1% annual pace in ...

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