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  1. February 11, 2014

    Penguin withdraws Hindu book after complaints

    Penguin India, an arm of US-based publisher Penguin Random House, is to withdraw from India a book about Hindu mythology...

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    April 11, 2013

    India: waiting for the 4th wheel

    Is that a bike or a car? No doubt you have seen a two-wheeled motorbike. And you will have seen, or even riden in one of...

  1. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2013

    India's SUV tax: missing the point?

    Is that an SUV or not? Last month, India’s finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram upped the excise duty on sports utility...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 14, 2012

    [Snap] India reform rush: aviation, retail, privatisation

    India will allow foreign airlines to buy stakes of up to 49 per cent in local carriers, Reuters reported industry minister...

  3. beyondbrics

    September 5, 2011

    India: Manmohan lifts veil on ministers' moolah

    There is much India’s anti-corruption campaigners could do to help clean up governance. One improvement would be a regularly...

  4. June 10, 2011

    Indian tobacco workers win health insurance

    New Delhi is to offer free health insurance to millions of workers who make hand-rolled tobacco sticks, known as bidis – or...

  5. January 20, 2011

    India’s ineffective cabinet reshuffle

    From Riding the Elephant blog The Indian government’s political weakness was demonstrated on Wednesday when prime minister...

  6. January 19, 2011

    Singh fails to revitalise Indian cabinet

    Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, has reshuffled his cabinet, leaving top lieutenants in office but reassigning some...

  7. November 25, 2010

    India to act over predatory airline pricing

    India’s government has warned domestic airlines that it intends to crack down on “predatory pricing” after carriers sharply...

  8. May 24, 2010

    Air India crash raises fears over rush to growth

    The crash of an Air India Express aircraft in the southern city of Mangalore on Saturday killing 158 people has underscored...

  9. May 23, 2010

    Crash highlights Indian air fears

    The crash of an Air India aircraft in the southern city of Mangalore at the weekend killing 158 people has underscored fears...

  10. October 15, 2009

    Cash 'infusion' plan for Air India

    India's government is considering a Rs50bn ($1bn) injection of equity in tranches into loss-making Air India as part of a...

  11. October 15, 2009

    Air India in line for $1bn 'infusion'

    India's government is considering a Rs50bn ($1bn) injection of equity in tranches into loss-making Air India as part of a...

  12. October 14, 2009

    Cash ‘infusion’ plan for Air India

    India’s government is considering a Rs50bn ($1bn) injection of equity in tranches into loss-making Air India as part of a...

  13. October 1, 2009

    Government intervention ends Air India strike

    Senior pilots at India's ailing national carrier called off their disruptive four-day walkout yesterday, after the...

  14. September 30, 2009

    Air India pilots call off pay dispute

    Senior pilots at India’s ailing national carrier called off their disruptive four-day walkout on Wednesday after the...

  15. September 30, 2009

    Air India halts ticket sales after pilots walk out

    Air India has suspended ticket bookings indefinitely, after about 180 senior pilots went on a mass sick leave as they...

  16. September 29, 2009

    Air India suspends domestic ticket bookings

    Air India has suspended ticket bookings indefinitely, after about 180 senior pilots went on a mass sick leave as they...

  17. September 9, 2009

    Is the aviation minister crying ‘Wolf’ on Air India?

    From Riding the Elephant blog At last it looks as if the government might be making a genuine effort to sort out the...

  18. July 10, 2009

    State-owned Air India turns to business leaders for help

    India's government is to call upon the expertise of its leading business leaders to rescue state-owned Air India, which is...

  19. July 9, 2009

    Air India turns to business leaders for help

    India’s government is to call on the expertise of its top business leaders to rescue state-owned Air India, which is facing...

  20. June 24, 2009

    Singh offers aid to Air India

    Manmohan Singh, Indian prime minister, has offered to provide financial aid to keep the struggling national flag carrier Air...

  21. March 2, 2009

    India’s ‘Pre-Poll Sop Spree’

    It’s election time folks - the dates are about to be announced for India’s general election to be held next month and in...

  22. October 17, 2008

    Jet in U-turn on plans to axe staff

    Jet Airways, India’s biggest and most established private airline, has reversed course and abandoned plans to lay off 1,900...

  23. October 16, 2008

    India's Jet Airways cuts 1,900 jobs

    Jet Airways, India's biggest and most-established private airline, is cutting 1,900 jobs from its 13,000-strong workforce,...

  24. June 12, 2008

    Indian lobby on cost of jet fuel

    Leading Indian airline executives metthe country's prime minister yesterday to discuss how to mitigate soaring fuel prices,...

  25. June 11, 2008

    Indian airlines lobby PM on rising fuel costs

    Leading Indian airline executives met India’s prime minister on Wednesday to discuss how to mitigate soaring fuel prices,...

  26. May 28, 2008

    Pakistan in talks for World Bank loan of $500m

    Pakistan is discussing a $500m loan from the World Bank to stabilise its economy as it grapples with a mounting fiscal...

  27. May 28, 2008

    Pakistan seeks $500m World Bank loan to stabilise economy

    Pakistan is discussing a $500m loan from the World Bank to stabilise its economy as it grapples with a mounting fiscal...

  28. April 1, 2008

    World Bank support for Afghanistan

    From Mr Praful Patel. Sir, The World Bank welcomes the main messages of the report by the Agency Co-ordinating Body for...

  29. March 28, 2008

    Pakistan urged to act on economy

    The World Bank yesterday urged Pakistan to act to avert an economic crisis as Yusuf Raza Gilani, the new prime minister,...

  30. March 27, 2008

    World Bank urges Islamabad to act swiftly

    The World Bank on Thursday urged Pakistan to take rapid action to avert an economic crisis as Yusuf Raza Gilani, the newly...

  31. December 6, 2007

    India's airline privatisation plan faces uphill battle

    If you do a web search on the terms "privatisation" and "India," the resulting headlines say it all: "Reserve Bank of India...

  32. December 5, 2007

    Indian airline privatisation faces uphill battle

    If you do a web search on the terms “privatisation” and “India,” the resulting headlines say it all: “Reserve Bank of India...

  33. July 5, 2007

    World Bank loans to India climb 170%

    The World Bank approved a record $3.8bn in lending to India, including $2.3bn in concessional loans, in the financial year...

  34. September 19, 2006

    WORLD BANK THREATENS TO WITHHOLD AID UNLESS NEPAL TACKLES BUSINESS DEBTORS

    The World Bank yesterday threatened to withhold $70m (€55m, £37m) in urgently needed aid for Nepal unless the country's...

  35. April 5, 2006

    India's state airlines are to merge

    India's Congress-led government yesterday signalled its determination to modernise the country's aviation industry. It is...

  36. April 5, 2006

    India to press on with aviation shake-up

    India's Congress-led government yesterday signalled its determination to modernise the country's dilapidated aviation...

  37. April 4, 2006

    India’s state airlines to merge

    India’s Congress-led government on Tuesday signalled its determination to modernise the country’s aviation industry, forging...

  38. February 21, 2006

    Air India link-up with Indian comes step closer

    Air India might combine with domestic carrier Indian, aviation minister Praful Patel said, delivering a firm signal that...

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