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Rebels trigger blasts, clash with forces ahead of India state polls

Rebels trigger blasts, clash with forces ahead of India state polls

Maoist rebels triggered several explosions and clashed with security forces in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, ahead of polls in the region, police said.

India expects 7% growth in first half of 2017-18

India expects 7% growth in first half of 2017-18

India expects growth of around 7% in the first half of the next fiscal year, officials said, painting a rosier picture for the economy than many economists after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock move to abolish large banknotes.

Tough battle for India's Modi in key state polls

Tough battle for India's Modi in key state polls

Millions of voters head to the polls Monday in two Indian states, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party facing a tough fight as it tries to tighten its grip on power nationally.