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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 05 September 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 05 September 2017

WORLD BRIEF: India seeks to boost economic ties with resource-rich Myanmar, with which it shares a 1,600-km border, to counter Chinese influence and step up connectivity with a country it considers its gateway to Southeast Asia.

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INDIA POLITICS: Modi Re-Allocated Portfolios to His Council of Ministers

INDIA POLITICS: Modi Re-Allocated Portfolios to His Council of Ministers

“I congratulate all those who have taken oath today. Their experience and wisdom will add immense value to the council of ministers,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said before leaving for China to attend a summit of the BRICS group of countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Nirmala Sitharaman, who was promoted from being a junior trade minister, becomes the first female defence minister since Indira Gandhi was in charge of the department when she was prime minister 35 years ago.

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INDIA POLITICS: End of Border Standoff With China Satisfies India, But It Will Not Lower its Guard

INDIA POLITICS: End of Border Standoff With China Satisfies India, But It Will Not Lower its Guard

For India, the lesson is that even though the standoff has been resolved, future flare-ups cannot be ruled out.

“The problem is essentially the aggressive stance that China has adopted on all territorial matters with all countries and here the manner in which it has tried to alter the status quo on the ground by building this road, which we have stopped,” said Jayadeva Ranade, a former China specialist at the Indian government’s National Security Advisory Board. He warned that they might repeat Doklam next year or try something else.

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INDIA POLITICS: Venkaiah Naidu Garu Elected New Vice President and Greetings Pouring in

INDIA POLITICS: Venkaiah Naidu Garu Elected New Vice President and Greetings Pouring in

Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “Congratulations to Venkaiah Naidu Garu on being elected India’s Vice President. My best wishes for a fruitful & motivating tenure. I am confident @MVenkaiahNaidu will serve the nation as a diligent & dedicated Vice President, committed to the goal of nation building.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 31 July 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 31 July 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Authorities across India are taking steps to help millions of people hit by floods, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

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INDIA POLITICS: ‘Isolate Corrupt Politicians’: Narendra Modi

INDIA POLITICS: ‘Isolate Corrupt Politicians’: Narendra Modi

“When law takes its course against those who loot the nation, we have to unite against those who seek an escape route,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.

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INDIA POLITICS: Ram Nath Kovind With Hindu Nationalist Roots to Become Next President

INDIA POLITICS: Ram Nath Kovind With Hindu Nationalist Roots to Become Next President

“Ever since I took over as governor, I have no political affiliation. The president of India is above politics,” Ram Nath Kovind said.

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INDIA POLITICS: US Lawmakers to Trump: Press Modi on Trade, Investment

INDIA POLITICS: US Lawmakers to Trump: Press Modi on Trade, Investment

Modi is due to meet with Trump on Monday at the White House, when he will seek to revitalize ties that have appeared to drift, in spite of the priority they were afforded under former President Barack Obama.

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INDIA POLITICS: CK Jaffer Shareef Endorses Mohan Bhagwat For President

INDIA POLITICS: CK Jaffer Shareef Endorses Mohan Bhagwat For President

CK Jaffer Shareef to Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “I personally feel nobody should find fault with Mohan Bhagwat’s name being considered for President.”

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INDIA POLITICS: Abattoirs Crackdown Spreads, Causing Muslim Unease

INDIA POLITICS: Abattoirs Crackdown Spreads, Causing Muslim Unease

The latest crackdown started after Modi appointed Yogi Adityanath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state following the Bharatiya Janata Party’s landslide victory in elections there earlier this month.

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INDIA POLITICS: Hardline Hindu Priest a Handful for Modi in Heartland Indian State

INDIA POLITICS: Hardline Hindu Priest a Handful for Modi in Heartland Indian State

Adityanath was a key campaigner for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh elections, and the thumping victory he helped deliver underlined how a divisive candidate could eclipse rivals who tried to reach out across communities.

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INDIA POLITICS: Hardline Priest’s Elevation a Sign Modi Moving Towards Hindu India

INDIA POLITICS: Hardline Priest’s Elevation a Sign Modi Moving Towards Hindu India

“Modi is saying India is a Hindu country and shall remain so,” journalist and commentator Shekhar Gupta said. “Hindus will rule, so you had better behave.”

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INDIA POLITICS: Modi’s BJP Scored Thumping Victory in Uttar Pradesh

INDIA POLITICS: Modi’s BJP Scored Thumping Victory in Uttar Pradesh

The triumph vindicates Modi’s decision to turn the campaign into a referendum on his own performance after his shock decision last November to abolish high-denomination banknotes, a move he framed as a fight for the poor against the corrupt rich.

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INDIA POLITICS: Narendra Modi Wins Landslide Election Victory

INDIA POLITICS: Narendra Modi Wins Landslide Election Victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party won a landslide victory in India’s most important battleground state, in a personal triumph that will strengthen his claim to a second term as national leader.

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INDIA POLITICS: 2017 Punjab Election Results: AAP, BJP

INDIA POLITICS: 2017 Punjab Election Results: AAP, BJP

If Aam Admi Party (AAP) manages to snare Punjab — as anecdotal evidences and poll projections seem to suggest—there will be two likely, immediate outcomes.

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INDIA POLITICS: Indians Headed to The Polls

INDIA POLITICS: Indians Headed to The Polls

Indians headed to the polls on Wednesday, the biggest mid-term verdict on Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he stormed to power three years ago.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Defies China to Host Dalai Lama in Disputed Territory

INDIA POLITICS: India Defies China to Host Dalai Lama in Disputed Territory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is raising its public engagement with the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama, a change from earlier governments’ reluctance to anger Beijing by sharing a public platform with him.

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INDIA POLITICS: Akhilesh Yadav Takes On Modi At His Own Game

INDIA POLITICS: Akhilesh Yadav Takes On Modi At His Own Game

“My work speaks for itself. Modi’s empty promises do not,” said Akhilesh Yadav, the 43-year-old leader of the Samajwadi, or Socialist, Party.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Visa Threat

INDIA POLITICS: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Visa Threat

Indian nationals are by far the largest group of recipients of the 65,000 H-1B visas issued annually to new applicants under a cap mandated by Congress.

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INDIA POLITICS: Modi Faces Election Test As Voting Begins in Uttar Pradesh

INDIA POLITICS: Modi Faces Election Test As Voting Begins in Uttar Pradesh

“The results will tell us whether Modi continues to enjoy unquestioned support or if it has started to erode,” said R.K. Mishra, an independent political analyst based in the state capital, Lucknow.

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