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Congress party pivots back to jobs after Modi gets boost on security issues

12 Mar 2019

GANDHINAGAR, India/NEW DELHI India's main opposition Congress party switched its campaign focus back to economic and social issues such as jobs on Tuesday as pollsters said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election bid has been boosted by hostilities with neighbouring Pakistan.

Military saris in vogue as India parades patriotism to Pakistan

08 Mar 2019

SURAT, India Indian sari manufacturers are cashing in on a wave of patriotism over a dispute with arch-foe Pakistan to create military-emblazoned versions of the traditional woman's drape.

Hair of the dogfighter: Indian pilot's moustache all the fashion

05 Mar 2019

AHMEDABAD Men across India, stirred into patriotic passion by an air force pilot shot down in a dogfight with arch-rival Pakistan, are copying the facial hair of their new hero.

India inaugurates world's tallest statue to celebrate Vallabhbhai Patel

31 Oct 2018

KEVADIA, India India on Wednesday inaugurated the world's tallest statue, a $400-million effigy of independence hero Vallabhbhai Patel that towers nearly twice the height of New York's Statue of Liberty.

Work stalls in many small factories in Gujarat after attacks on migrants

09 Oct 2018

AHMEDABAD/MUMBAI Mukesh Patel's factory making decorative lights sits eerily silent during what should be one of its busiest times of the year.

With China in mind, Japan, India agree to deepen defence

14 Sep 2017

GANDHINAGAR, India The leaders of India and Japan agreed on Thursday to deepen defence ties and push for more cooperation with Australia and the United States, as they seek to counter growing Chinese influence across Asia.

Floods kill 120 in India's Gujarat, with industry, cotton hit

28 Jul 2017

AHMEDABAD, India Widespread flooding in India's western industrial state of Gujarat has killed more than 120 people and paralyzed infrastructure, officials said on Friday, with tens of thousands of cotton farmers also suffering heavy damage.

Rescuers on war footing as flooding hits western, eastern India

26 Jul 2017

AHMEDABAD, India Floods and relentless rain in Gujarat have killed at least 75 people and displaced over 25,000 over the past three weeks, officials said on Wednesday.

On Indian building site, parents tether toddler to rock while they work

17 May 2016

AHMEDABAD, India Fifteen month-old Shivani tugs at a plastic tape her mother has wrapped around her leg and tied to a rock at a building site in western India.

India deploys army to stop caste-related violence in Gujarat

27 Aug 2015

AHMEDABAD, India The Indian army patrolled riot-hit areas of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat on Thursday after the death toll rose to seven in two days of caste-related violence.

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