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New Delhi votes with Modi's popularity on the line

Voting began for a crucial state election in India's capital on Feb. 8 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party trying to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote.

Residents lined up in long queues across New Delhi neighborhoods, where a total of 14.6 million voters are registered to cast ballots.

In India, the Vote on Parliamentary Elections Begins, Which Will Last Until May 19th

Indians have begun voting in the first phase of a general election that is being seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reported BBC. 

Tens of millions of Indians across 20 states and union territories are voting in 91 constituencies.

The seven-phase vote to elect a new lower house of parliament will continue until 19 May. Counting day is 23 May.

Sixty children die in Indian hospital amid row over oxygen supplies!

Sixty children have died at a hospital in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh this week, prompting local media to blame the fatalities on a lack of oxygen supplies.

The BRD Medical College specified that 34 were babies who died at the neo-natal intensive care unit, while 12 died because of encephalitis. The rest died of other unspecified causes.

STRATFOR: 2017 Second-Quarter Forecast

Trade will be at the forefront of many leaders’ minds this quarter as a new U.S. administration settles into the White House. Though U.S. President Donald Trump continues to be bogged down by congressional battles and allegations of inappropriate ties to Russia, his team will try to draw the public’s attention back to its trade agenda.

India deploys army to stop caste-related violence in Gujarat

The Indian army patrolled riot-hit areas of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat on Aug. 27 after the death toll rose to seven in two days of caste-related violence. 

Clashes spread after police arrested a young leader of the influential Patel clan who led a huge rally on Aug. 25 to demand more government jobs and college places for members of his community.