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  1. 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

    ... Baru, who worked as media adviser to the prime minister until 2008. Baru said Singh decided early on to "surrender" to Gandhi and quotes the prime minister as saying he had "to ... 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... Indian city, glad-handing sweaty joggers, interrupting Om-chanting yoga practitioners and disrupting soccer and badminton games. "I am here to work for you," Nilekani says to them. ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian envoy Devyani Khobragade ‘heartened’ as US ends case over maid

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... her dismissed by a US federal judge. The judge's ruling on Wednesday said Devyani Khobragade had diplomatic immunity when she was indicted on charges of fraudulently obtaining a work visa ... — such as being allowed to make phone calls for two hours to sort out personal matters — after she was discreetly arrested outside her children's Manhattan school. Khobragade was arrested on charges ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    India opinion polls point to big win for BJP leader Modi

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:17am by AFP

    ... Syed Ahmed Bukhari, who said "secularism is the need of the hour". Modi is backed by business leaders who admire what they say is his corporate-friendly administration of Gujarat. ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... Kanth, who says he is on the economic right, is one of several hundred volunteers with a similar philosophy working for Modi in campaign war rooms across the country. Among them are alumni ... of welfare schemes, most notably a rural work programme and a giant subsidised food plan. Modi's economic thinking is closer to Bhagwati, who strongly advocates poverty reduction through ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes, by Sam Miller

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by Victoria Burrows

    ... of today's depictions, while less fanciful, are equally questionable: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who said the seven months he spent in India in the 1970s had a big impact on his work, provided his ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Lakshmi, a ‘stomach-churning’ film on child trafficking, opens in India

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... Kukunoor said. "When I met her she was 17 and living and working in the rescue centre." The director said the verdict in the girl's case was the first of its kind in his home state, ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in race to be India’s next prime minister

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... corruption and weak economic growth. Modi, who worked his way up through grass-roots Hindu groups and makes no effort to disguise his contempt for the Gandhis, derides his younger opponent ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian soldier in Kashmir kills five sleeping comrades, then himself

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:37pm by AFP

    ... comrades after an altercation in a camp in Anantnag district. Although reasons for the shootings are not yet known, a defence expert said such soldiers, already working in a tense and hostile ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    US ambassador to India Nancy Powell meets potential PM Narendra Modi

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

    ... almost an hour, but she did not speak to the media. Modi, leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is accused by rights groups of turning a blind eye to riots that killed up ...




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