India: Political Pulse & Road to Reforms

U.S. envoy meets Modi, signalling end of boycott

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GANDHINAGAR, India - With flowers, smiles and handshakes, the United States and the man tipped to be the next prime minister ended on Thursday a long estrangement stemming from a spasm of Hindu-Muslim violence more than a decade ago.

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After riding high, scandals bring the UPA to a new low

06 May 2013

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.

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Violent clashes as Modi makes speech to Delhi students

07 Feb 2013

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.

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Rajnath Singh takes BJP's reins in race to 2014 polls

23 Jan 2013

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.

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India debates raising taxes on the rich ahead of budget

24 Jan 2013

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.

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Rahul Gandhi's New Innings

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Gujarat Model

Gujarat Model

Modi's Gujarat growth model might not work across India.  Full Article 

Poilitical Predictions

Poilitical Predictions

BREAKINGVIEWS - India braces for last year of political stability.  Full Article 

What's on Modi's Mind

What's on Modi's Mind

Modi draws business praise, avoids talk of higher office.  Full Article 

Delhi Too Far

Delhi Too Far

BREAKINGVIEWS - Modi's Gujarat win doesn't mean he will rule India.  Full Article 

Concerns over Aadhar

Concerns over Aadhar

India risks backlash hurrying through Aadhaar project.  Full Article 

Banking in Rural India

Banking in Rural India

Blog: Fighting challenges to transform banking in rural India.  Full Article | Related Story