Huge crowds greet Modi in Varanasi

VARANASI, India (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi staged a show of strength on Thursday in the city of Varanasi, one of the most sacred places for India’s majority Hindu population, as the country’s 39-day staggered general election neared its mid-point. Dotted with ancient temples and sitting on the banks of the Ganges river, Varanasi was one of two seats […]

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Will Nirav Modi also be held at Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail?

The central government has already conducted an assessment of security cover given to prisoners in the Arthur Road Jail and its findings conveyed to the UK court. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There was some light hearted moments at the UK court on Friday when Judge Emma Arbuthnot hearing the second bail plea of Nirav Modi asked the prosecution whether the fugitive […]

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India stocks hit record highs as experts consider their 'safe haven' potential

India’s benchmark S&P Bombay Stock Exchange has closed at a record high for the fourth day in a row. A range of factors have prompted emerging markets experts to consider Indian equities as a relative safe haven while trade tension between the U.S. and China hots up. These include growing domestic demand and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bid for re-election […]

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