India: Political Pulse & Road to Reforms
NEW DELHI - After riding high since launching economic reforms in September, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's minority UPA coalition has been brought to a new low, with key ministers entangled in corruption investigations and Singh facing calls to quit.
NEW DELHI - A quiet lunch between European Union ambassadors and Indian prime ministerial contender Narendra Modi has shattered what remained of a decade-old informal boycott of the Hindu nationalist political leader.
NEW DELHI - Protesters clashed with police on Wednesday outside the University of Delhi, where Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a popular but divisive contender to run for prime minister within a year, was making a speech to cheering students.
NEW DELHI - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) anointed veteran leader Rajnath Singh as party chief on Wednesday in a bid to rejuvenate the main opposition ahead of crucial state elections this year and national elections due in 2014.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - India should consider the argument for higher taxes on the "very rich", Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said in comments likely to fuel speculation about steps he may take in next month's budget to boost tax flows and narrow a yawning fiscal gap.
Rahul Gandhi's New Innings
Scalded by spontaneous anti-rape and corruption protests near the seat of government in Delhi, India's ageing leaders are scrambling to win over an angry and influential young urban population ahead of elections due to be held by early next year. Full Article
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