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  • Bangalore street scene
    June 1, 2014  

    For decades, there was a concern that India was suffering from a “brain drain,” where the best and the brightest fled the country for opportunities in the U.S. and other Western countries. But today many, including those who were educated and worked in the U.S., have decided to return home. Hari Sreenivasan reports from Bangalore and Mumbai on Indian high-tech entrepreneurs who are building companies to serve the enormous potential market in India and the world. Continue reading

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    May 30, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama announced that Jay Carney will resign as White House press secretary after three and a half years. Carney is being replaced by his deputy, Josh Earnest. Meanwhile, officials in northern India fired two policemen amid mounting outrage over the gang rape and killing of two teenage girls. Continue reading

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    May 29, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, a Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down near Slovyansk. Twelve people, including a general, were killed by a rebel anti-aircraft rocket. Also, the search team for the Malaysian airliner that vanished on March 8 admitted they may have been looking in the wrong spot. They have finished scouring 330 square miles of the Indian Ocean seabed with no sign of the wreckage. Continue reading

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    May 27, 2014  

    The meeting between India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, may have opened an opportunity to mend a relationship fraught with violence and territorial dispute. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the contentious relationship from Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan ambassador to the U.S., and Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University. Continue reading

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    May 27, 2014  

    On his first full day as India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi met with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif. The two countries have had a contentious, violent history, including consistent conflict over the northern region of Kashmir and a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai. The two nations plan to continue talks between foreign ministers. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

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    May 26, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, India’s new prime minister took the oath of office in New Delhi. Among the thousands in attendance was Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a historic first for two counties that have fought on and off since British independence. Also, in Egypt, voters cast their ballots to elect a new president after years of political turmoil. Continue reading

  • BJP's Narendra Modi Becomes India's Prime Minister With Landslide Victory
    May 16, 2014  

    Why did Narendra Modi resonate with so many voters in India’s record-breaking election? Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University and Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution join Judy Woodruff for more on his background and his appeal, concerns about whether he will be inclusive and predictions for how he will change India-U.S. relations. Continue reading

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    May 16, 2014  

    Over the course of five weeks, 814 million Indian citizens voted in the world’s largest democratic election to replace the current prime minister, electing Narendra Modi. Many see the success of Modi’s home state as an indication of what he could bring to the rest of the country, but he has also emerged as one of the most polarizing political figures in India. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014   BY Associated Press 

    Indian elections results due Friday provide a chance to repair relations with the U.S. that were strained by the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York in December. But there’s a big catch: Washington’s uneasy relationship with the man expected to become India’s next prime minister. Continue reading

  • A Hindu holy man holds his election card as he waits in line to vote with others at a polling station in Varanasi, India Monday. Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
    May 12, 2014   BY Jordan Vesey 

    With 814 million eligible voters, the election is thought to be the largest in the world, with voting taking place in stages over a six week period. Results are expected on May 16, and Election Commissions officials have recorded the highest voter turnout in the nation’s history: 66.38 percent. Continue reading