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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's likely next leader Modi seen implementing Thatcher-like reforms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... draw a line under decades of socialist economics, cut welfare and reduce the role of government in business. The BJP is due to unveil detailed economic plans today and is expected to make ... subsidies," Debroy said. Instead, the government should focus on building infrastructure to ease poverty, he said. An attack on welfare would mark an ideological shift. Although India adopted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1466535/indias-likely-next-leader-modi-seen-implementing-thatcher-reforms
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters in Bangalore

    ... like previously we had kings ruling,” said PV Padmanabhan, a 79-year-old retired electricity board official who has voted in every Indian election, and was lining up to vote at the eastern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485919/india-starts-biggest-day-voting-hindu-nationalists-gaining-strength
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Billionaire Nandan Nilekani tells Bangalore voters he can't be bought

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by WASHPOST

    ... like other politicians do after elections. Street sweepers line up to grouse about their unpaid salaries. One man shouts at him to repair the local playground. Another complains about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484601/billionaire-nandan-nilekani-tells-bangalore-voters-he-cant-be-bought
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    India voters start world’s biggest election

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... converted into a polling station for the day in Dibrugarh, in the state of Assam. “I want the government to reduce poverty and do something for the future of my children,” said the 30-year-old tea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1466901/india-voters-start-worlds-biggest-election
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    India to pay welfare directly to poor

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 10:29am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Bolsa Familia programme, which has helped lift more than 19 million people out of poverty since 2003. It will begin in 20 of the country’s 640 districts on Tuesday, affecting more than 200,000 recipients, and will be progressively rolled out in other areas in the coming months, Chidambaram said on Monday. The country has 440 million people living below the poverty line. “In a huge new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1118115/india-pay-welfare-directly-poor
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Presidential frontrunner Narendra Modi puts China, Pakistan on notice

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:31am by Reuters

    ... to speed up construction of roads and communication lines along the land border to narrow the gap with China's infrastructure on the Tibetan plateau. The advisers said Modi would move quickly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461211/presidential-frontrunner-narendra-modi-puts-china-pakistan-notice
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s opposition BJP leads Congress party in poll ahead of national elections

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 12:43pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... with a stumbling economy and deep-rooted problems with poverty, infrastructure and education. Modi also is facing his share of controversy. He has been accused of doing little to stop anti-Muslim riots ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436235/indias-opposition-bjp-leads-congress-party-poll-ahead-national-elections
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    India sets dates for mammoth parliamentary election

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 03:02pm by Reuters

    ... the latest in line in the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has given India three prime ministers and its most powerful contemporary politician, his mother, Sonia Gandhi. This time, after two consecutive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1440935/india-sets-general-election-dates
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    US ambassador to India Nancy Powell meets potential PM Narendra Modi

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... former ministers was jailed for life for instigating the killing of 97 Muslims. Powell's meeting with Modi puts the US in line with European nations and Australia, which have already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427312/us-ambassador-india-nancy-powell-meets-potential-pm-narendra-modi
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Slowing economy puts India's middle-class dream on hold

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 04:14am by WASHPOST

    ... India's capital, partially finished high-rises line the smog-veiled skyline, concrete monuments to the aspirations of the country's middle class. They are among the hundreds of developments ... from poverty into a middle class that now numbers 200 million to 300 million, an extraordinary social transformation in the nation of 1.2 billion. But the optimism that once inspired slogans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1349161/slowing-economy-puts-indias-middle-class-dream-hold

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