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Arun Jaitley vows fiscal discipline

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sits inside his office at the finance ministry in New Delhi May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

The finance minister vowed on Sunday to uphold fiscal discipline, despite pressure on public finances from figures showing the economy grew by less than 5 percent in the fiscal year just ended.  Full Article | Newsmaker: Arun Jaitley 

Modi's nationalist foot soldiers take centre-stage in India

Modi's nationalist foot soldiers take centre-stage in India

Hundreds of thousands of volunteers from the movement led by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) actively campaigned in the general election, using technology and sheer manpower to mobilise voters in regions where Narendra Modi's BJP party has traditionally been weak.  Article 

Secret service to end rural anonymity for Modi's wife

Secret service to end rural anonymity for Modi's wife

India is preparing to give top-level security to Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's wife deep in a village in their native state, a move that threatens to upend the quiet life she has lived since the couple separated as teenagers about 45 years ago.  Full Article 

Twitter to take India election innovations global

Twitter to take India election innovations global

U.S. social networking company Twitter is planning to replicate parts of its India election strategy across countries that go to polls this year, after it emerged as a key tool for politicians and media companies during the world's largest democratic exercise.  Full Article 

New govt will be judged on how it tackles graft – Transparency International

Govt will be judged on graft: Transparency International

India's new government will be judged by its people on how it tackles rampant corruption in the country and whether it gives a new anti-graft watchdog the teeth to investigate top officials, Transparency International said.  Full Article 

Column: Modi the new hope for gold, but may disappoint

Column: Modi the new hope for gold, but may disappoint

Gold bulls tend to flit from one thing to the next in their search for a reason for the precious metal to rally, with the latest hope being Narendra Modi's election victory in India.  Full Article 

Modi landslide win may bring IPOs back to table

Modi landslide win may bring IPOs back to table

Narendra Modi's landslide election win is set to trigger billions of dollars in share sales by Indian companies riding market optimism, but big-ticket IPOs may have to wait until the new leader proves he can deliver on promised reforms.  Full Article 

S&P says India's reforms to determine credit rating

S&P says India's reforms to determine credit rating

The fiscal and economic reforms taken by India's new government in the next two to three months will have "significant implications" on India's sovereign credit rating, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said on Friday.  Full Article 

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