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Krishna N. Das

Malaysian ministers say Indian Islamic preacher should be expelled

Aug 14 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's cabinet discussed the permanent residency of Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday, with three ministers demanding his expulsion for allegedly making racially sensitive remarks in the multi-ethnic nation.

Malaysia's Duopharma talks deals with trade war-hit Chinese firms

Aug 06 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Duopharma Biotech , Malaysia's largest generic drugmaker, is in talks with two Chinese consumer healthcare companies for expansion of their production base in Southeast Asia and a potential stake sale, its managing director said.

Torrent of bad news hits Sitharaman on first day as India finance minister

May 31 2019

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday surprised markets by naming Nirmala Sitharaman, formerly the defence minister, as the next finance minister on a day data showed that Asia's third biggest economy grew at its slowest pace in 17 quarters.

India's Modi to name ruling party chief Shah as finance minister: media

May 30 2019

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to name Amit Shah, the chief of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as the country's new finance minister after taking his oath of office for the second time on Thursday, according to several Indian media reports.

Economy in focus as India PM Modi starts second term without key aide

May 30 2019

NEW DELHI, May 30 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his oath of office on Thursday along with his ministers, though he suffered a setback at the start of his second term when key aide and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley opted out of the next government.

Modi begins talks for new cabinet after big election win

May 24 2019

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Friday to form a new cabinet to tackle a stuttering economy and other challenges facing his second term after winning a big majority.

NDA promises to boost India's economy; Congress calls exit polls fake

May 22 2019

NEW DELHI The National Democratic Alliance has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years, after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.

Confident of poll win, Modi's alliance promises to boost India's economy

May 22 2019

NEW DELHI, May 22 India's ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.

In an Indian village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens

May 21 2019

NAYABANS, India Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either faith chatted when they frequented each other's shops and went to festivals together.

India's Modi shows confidence as opposition dismisses ominous exit polls

May 21 2019

NEW DELHI Political allies swathed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a victory garland on Tuesday, seeking to project confidence he would win a second straight term in a general election, but the opposition Congress party dismissed predictions it would lose.

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