India: Thousands from Hindu hardliner group march on streets
27 December 2019 | 8:33 am
On Wednesday several thousand baton-wielding volunteers from a Hindu hardliner group -- of which Modi is a lifelong member -- held a rally in the southern city of Hyderabad, in a show of support for the government.
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Violence erupted on Bangladesh's independence day as protesters denounced Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka. They accuse him of discrimination against Muslims.
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Protests against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh have killed at least five people. One group called for a nationwide strike to protest the deaths.
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It is the largest and most beautiful beach in Lagos, but also the dirtiest: at Lighthouse, plastic washed up by the sea piles up on the sand. Faced with what looks like an ecological disaster, a group of Lagossians have come together to clean the beach.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party has lost in West Bengal, with ballots also being counted in four other Indian states. Elections were held along with mass political rallies, despite the surge in COVID cases.
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The catastrophic health situation in India has shaken the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has relied heavily on public relations and perception management since he came to power.
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he feels the pain of all Indians battling the pandemic, in a televised address following weeks of largely avoiding public comment on his country's devastating coronavirus wave. The Hindu nationalist leader's government has been stung by criticism of its handling of the virus, with his address coming as the country of 1.3 billion reported 4,000 deaths for a third straight day and 343,144 new infections.
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The Indian government has been accused of wasting resources on maintaining its public image during a public health crisis. The ruling BJP claims it is fending off a smear campaign to create a "negative image of India."
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Maskless Indian farmers burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to protest against recent agricultural reforms despite appeals from the federal government to call off the gathering amid a deadly second coronavirus wave.
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Modi announces federal takeover of India's vaccination program
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“When I talk to frontline warriors, when I talk to doctors, they tell me that in the fight against the coronavirus, they used yoga as a protective shield，" said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he kicked off another muted International Yoga Day. "When I talk to frontline warriors, when I talk to doctors, they tell me that in the fight against corona, they used yoga as a protective shield,” he added. Yoga Day -- proposed by Modi and adopted by the United Nations in 2014 -- is observed mostly in India, but also worldwide on the Northern Hemisphere's longest day. Throughout the pandemic, India's ministry of yoga and ayurveda has touted yoga and herbal medicines -- sales of which have boomed -- to protect and even cure those with the virus.
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