• INDIA SECURITY CRACKDOWN ON EVE OF POLLS RESULTS

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    HYDERABAD, India: India authorities banned victory processions and imposed a curfew in a southern city on Thursday in stepped up security on the eve of national election results expected to vault Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to power. Hundreds of police and paramilitary forces patrolled Hyderabad City to prevent fresh religious violence, one day after three people were killed when officers fired during clashes between Muslims and Sikhs. Police said a curfew would remain in place in the old quarter of Hyderabad, an information technology hub home to giants Google and Microsoft, following the clashes on Wednesday that saw mobs destroy homes and other property. “About 500 police are patrolling the area. The situation is calm and quiet now,” local joint police commissioner Y. Gangadhar told Agence France-Presse.

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