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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

    ... chief Sonia Gandhi. The battle of ideas between Modi and the ruling Congress party was mirrored in a public spat between two well-known economists of Indian origin, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and Columbia University's Jagdish Bhagwati. Sen's belief that public spending on food subsidies and health was needed to end poverty was adopted by Gandhi. The result was a proliferation ...

  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

    ... suburb of eastern Bangalore. The Congress party, led by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, is forecast to suffer its worst-ever defeat after a decade in power due to public anger over the economic ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi's closest aide, Amit Shah, banned for inciting Muslims

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by Reuters

    ... restrictions on public meetings or road shows to another controversial politician, Azam Khan, who represents the Uttar Pradesh government and has verbally sparred with Shah. "No permission should be granted for holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows etc, by the district administration authorities, where the above two leaders are expected or likely ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian PM a puppet of Sonia Gandhi, ex-aide claims in new tell-all book

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AFP

    ... scandal-tainted government's "longevity". While Singh, 81, who retires after this election, maintained the "highest standards of probity in public life", he "turned a blind ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    India voters start world’s biggest election

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

    ... split his party; he has a polarising effect on the public owing to his links to anti-Muslim religious riots in 2002. He urged voters to give him a majority in the 543-seat parliament in defiance ... averaged 7.6 per cent per year, a sharp slowdown since 2012 has crippled public finances and led investment to crash. Coupled with a widespread perception that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tamil Nadu’s chief minister eyes role on national stage at federal election

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:23pm by Reuters

    ... by leading man M.G. Ramachandran in the role of a swashbuckling pirate. As well as bringing her extra publicity, the film revival holds the key to regional politics: It was actor-turned-politician ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four men found guilty of gang-raping photojournalist in Mumbai

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:16pm by Reuters

    ... factories. The attack provoked a public outcry partly because Mumbai, India’s financial capital and the home of its flamboyant film industry, is considered one of the country’s safest city for women. ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    1962 Sino-Indian war still stirs bitter controversy

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... always had access to the report but had been waiting in vain for it to be declassified. Maxwell, now nearly 90, decided to put a large part of it in the public domain because of India's ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India far-right party supports Hindu nationalist Modi for PM

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 08:41pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi A far-right wing Indian party on Sunday publicly threw its support behind opposition Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi for prime minister ahead of next month’s general elections. The firebrand head of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Raj Thackeray, said he would back Modi, while announcing that his party would also field a handful ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's national election in April appears set to rival US in spending

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 09:55pm by Reuters

    ... hold public office once they are convicted of offences such as corruption, rape or murder. India's notoriously slow legal system has allowed many politicians accused of serious graft ...




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