Narendra Modi declared a new era in India after his opposition bloc secured the biggest election win in 30 years, with voters tired of sluggish economic growth and corruption handing the Gandhi dynasty a historic defeat.
Narendra Modi’s opposition bloc swept to power with the biggest Indian election win in 30 years as voters tired of sluggish economic growth and corruption handed a historic defeat to the Gandhi dynasty that has dominated politics since the country’s founding.
A tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal heading toward India’s east coast may stall the progress of the monsoon, which accounts for four-fifths of the nation’s annual rainfall, a weather bureau official said today.
Tropical Cyclone 5B strengthened over the Bay of Bengal and was heading toward India’s east coast, where it’s forecast to reach hurricane strength before making landfall near Chennai within three days.
Tropical cyclone Laila churned across the Bay of Bengal, the site of India’s biggest natural gas field, and was forecast to reach hurricane strength before making landfall late on May 20 in Andhra Pradesh on the east coast.
Reliance Industries Ltd. , the operator of India’s biggest natural gas field, stopped crude oil output in the Bay of Bengal as tropical cyclone Laila strengthened, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
India will start voting next month to determine if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s ruling party can fight off a resurgent opposition and extend its decade-long rule of the world’s most-populous democracy.