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World May 19Indians vote in final phase of grueling national election
Indians voted Sunday in the seventh and final phase of a grueling national election that lasted more than five weeks, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party seeks to govern for another five years.
World May 12India’s election approaches 7th, final week of voting
Indians voted Sunday in the next-to-last round of a six-week-long national election marked by a highly acrimonious campaign that has seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi blame opposition party chief Rahul Gandhi’s family for the country’s ills.
World Oct 05India signs deal for Russian air defense systems despite U.S. sanctions threat
The $5 billion deal to buy five Russian S-400 air defense systems was signed in New Delhi during a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
World Sep 27India chief justice’s new decision strikes down adultery law
Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the rest of the five-member court struck down a 158-year-old law that treated adultery in certain cases as a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison.
World Sep 19India bans instant divorce by Muslim men
The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word for divorce — "talaq" — three times violated…