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Devjyot Ghoshal

Attacked CRPF is a poor cousin to Indian army: former officers

15 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI The 44 personnel killed by a suicide attack in Kashmir on Thursday were part of a force that is little appreciated, poorly paid and under resourced when compared with the army, according to former senior officers.

Attacked paramilitary force is a poor cousin to India's army - former officers

15 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI The 44 Indian paramilitary police killed by a suicide attack in Kashmir on Thursday were part of a force that is little appreciated, poorly paid and under resourced when compared with the army, according to former senior officers.

Attacked paramilitary force is a poor cousin to India's army: former officers

15 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI The 44 Indian paramilitary police killed by a suicide attack in Kashmir on Thursday were part of a force that is little appreciated, poorly paid and under resourced when compared with the army, according to former senior officers.

Indian opposition says would tighten land use rules to help farmers

13 Feb 2019

LUCKNOW, India India's opposition, bidding to unseat Prime Minister Narendra Modi in upcoming elections, will impose tight curbs on land acquisition for industry if voted into power to help protect farmers, its leaders said on Wednesday.

'It's like Indira has come back': Priyanka Gandhi Vadra makes political debut

11 Feb 2019

LUCKNOW, India Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the latest entrant into politics from India's Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, made her debut on Monday with a roadshow drawing thousands to see her in the most populous state, months before a general election due to be held by May.

Opposition parties plan common economic blueprint to unseat Modi

05 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI An alliance of regional parties in India is working on a combined economic plan, one of its leaders said, in the latest sign that Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces an increasingly united opposition in the upcoming general election.

Unpalatable numbers: statistician who rocked Modi government had to take a stand

04 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI P.C. Mohanan grew up in a village without electricity, studied statistics at a public university, and then spent more than three decades crunching numbers for the Indian government.

Three women who could be Modi's biggest nightmare in India's election

02 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI Three powerful women politicians, each from a very different section of Indian society, may pose a big threat to the chances of Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning a second term in a general election due by May.

Budget 2019: Government announces pension scheme targeting 100 million unorganised workers

01 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The government on Friday announced a pension scheme targeting at least 100 million workers in the unorganized sector, such as drivers, maids and cobblers, in a bid to woo a critical voter group that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to sway ahead of a general election due by May.

Indian jobless rate at multi-decade high, report says, in blow to Modi

01 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI An official survey that has been withheld by the government shows India's unemployment rate rose to its highest level in at least 45 years in 2017/18, the Business Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, delivering a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi months before a general election.

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