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Narendra Modi to be sworn in as Indian PM on May 26

Narendra Modi to be sworn in as Indian PM on May 26

NEW DELHI, May 20 (UPI) --Narendra Modi of the BJP will be sworn in May 26, after being unanimously elected as the leader of the parliamentary party at a meeting on Tuesday.
Ananth Baliga
Manmohan Singh resigns as Indian prime minister

Manmohan Singh resigns as Indian prime minister

NEW DELHI, May 18 (UPI) --The Bharatiya Janata Party's Narendra Modi was elected to take the place of Manmohan Singh as prime minister in India.
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Abe's visit brings India, Japan closer together

NEW DELHI, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a close friend of India, ended his visit with several agreements including a navy drill to be joined by the United States.
Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela showed the power of "taking risks on behalf of our ideals," U.S. President Obama said at a memorial service Tuesday for the anti-apartheid hero.

India's water supply at risk

India's president has called for stricter regulations to conserve the country's water supply.
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At least 16 drown as people celebrate Holi

At least 16 drown as people celebrate Holi

NEW DELHI, March 27 (UPI) -- People across India celebrated Holi, a festival of colors marking the advent of spring, but the occasion also was marred by several drownings, authorities said.

Indian legislature passes new rape bill

NEW DELHI, March 21 (UPI) -- A bill increasing penalties for rape and outlawing stalking and voyeurism has received final legislative approval in India.

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Parliament attacker hanged in India

NEW DELHI, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Afzal Guru, the mastermind behind the deadly 2001 attack on India's Parliament, was hanged Saturday in New Delhi, the country's home minister said.

India gives boost to TAPI pipeline

NEW DELHI, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- GAIL (India) Ltd. can join a company tasked with finding a consortium to lead development of a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan, the Indian government said.

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Indian president signs rape ordinance

NEW DELHI, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Indian President Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance on sexual assault despite objections by women's rights groups that said the measure was weak.

India stands firm by TAPI pipeline

NEW DELHI, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday India looked to Turkmenistan to help ensure a reliable source of natural gas through a multilateral pipeline.

Minister: Police will seek death penalty

NEW DELHI, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The case against the suspects facing murder charges in the savage gang rape and death of a New Delhi student is "solid," India's home minister said.
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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) listens to Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee (L) during a meeting in Tehran, Iran on November 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
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Pranab Kumar Mukherjee (Bengali: প্রণব কুমার মুখোপাধ্যায় born December 11, 1935, West Bengal, India) is the current Finance Minister of India and leader of the current (15th) Lok Sabha.

He is currently a senior member of the Cabinet Committees on Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Parliamentary Affairs, Political Affairs, Prices, Security, Unique Identification Authority of India, World Trade Organization, and heads the Group of Ministers Committee on the Dabhol dispute. He also heads the Group of Ministers investigating the alleged corruption of the previous NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government. He is also a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision-making body of the Congress party.

Pranab Mukherjee was born in Mirati village near Kirnahar town, District Birbhum, West Bengal to Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee and Rajlakshmi Mukherjee. His father was active in the Congress party from 1920, was a member of AICC, and West Bengal Legislative Council (1952–64), and President, District Congress Committee, Birbhum (WB). His father was also a respected freedom fighter and was jailed for more than 10 years. He attended the Suri Vidyasagar College, Suri (Birbhum), then affiliated with the University of Calcutta.

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