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NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his oath of office on Thursday (May 30) along with his ministers, though he suffered a setback at the start of his second term when key aide and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley opted out of the next government.

Indian PM Modi praises party workers for their courage amid election killings

VARANASI, India (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised his nationalist party's courage on Monday (May 27) amid political clashes and killings after his latest landslide election triumph.

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