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U.S. ambassador to India quits after rift over diplomat’s arrest

The U.S. ambassador to India resigned Monday in the wake of a bitter rift between the usually friendly countries following a diplomat’s arrest in New York. The announcement by Nancy Powell, a veteran diplomat with extensive experience in South Asia, comes days before India heads into elections in which the…

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……