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The rise of the Hindu fundamentalists

Change is in the air here in the world’s largest democracy. Later this year, Narendra Modi, the charismatic Hindu nationalist, is likely to become India’s next prime minister. Investors overwhelmingly support him. Even the Obama……

Scandal-tainted Indian minister to quit Sunday

The chief minister of a southern Indian state who is accused of being at the centre of a $3.6-billion mining fraud will resign on Sunday, he said Saturday. B.S. Yeddyurappa, 68, head of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka state, announced he would quit in an…