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Indonesia beefs up police, military presence ahead of election dispute ruling on Thursday

June 25, 2019 10:21 AM

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - As many as 47,000 security personnel from the Indonesian police, military and the Jakarta administration are on standby to secure important landmarks across the capital, leading up to the Constitutional Court's ruling in Central Jakarta on Thursday (June 27) on the presidential election dispute.

India's new home minister Amit Shah: Modi's enforcer emerges from behind throne

May 31, 2019 6:18 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - As the battle-hardened drill sergeant for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Amit Shah has long been considered India's second most-powerful person, and his appointment on Friday (May 31) as home minister elevates his position to leader-in-waiting.

Tough road ahead for Congress party

May 25, 2019 5:00 AM

"The Congress must die." This provocative comment from noted psephologist and Swaraj India party president Yogendra Yadav has found wide resonance with those disillusioned by the dispirited opposition fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) formidable winning machinery.

News Analysis: More pressure now on Modi to deliver than in 2014

May 24, 2019 9:35 PM

NEW DELHI - As Prime Minister Narendra Modi settles in to another term in office, much more is expected of him than when he first romped home to power in 2014.

Gandhi-Nehru brand tainted by new election humiliation

May 24, 2019 3:00 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A second straight landslide election defeat for opposition Congress leader Rahul Gandhi raised serious questions on Friday (May 24) about his leadership and cast a damaging shadow over one of the world's most prominent political dynasties.

India's Modi begins talks for new Cabinet after big election win

May 24, 2019 1:26 PM

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Friday (May 24) to form a new Cabinet to tackle a stuttering economy and other challenges facing his second term after winning a big majority.

A US$1.4 trillion spending push in India tops agenda of Modi 2.0

May 24, 2019 7:47 AM

NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - India's economy is set for a major boost if Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows through with key campaign promises following his party's sweeping election victory.

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