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    1. August 26, 2015

      Modi calls for calm in Gujarat caste protest

      The Indian government sent in the army and 5,000 paramilitaries to restore order in the state of Gujarat on Wednesday,...

    2. August 26, 2015

      Indians cry foul over soaring onion prices

      Global markets may be see-sawing wildly but in India the price of a key asset class is rocketing: onions, a crucial...

    1. August 24, 2015

      Gurus and charlatans: India’s unholy mess is no exception

      When I was crunching my way through India’s crime statistics a few days ago, one number gave me pause. Witchcraft was...

    2. August 21, 2015

      Chinese hackers target Indian institutions

      Chinese hackers are targeting organisations in India to glean strategic and commercially sensitive material, according...

    3. August 20, 2015

      India fires policeman who implicated Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots

      India’s home ministry has fired Sanjiv Bhatt, a senior police officer who implicated Narendra Modi, now prime minister,...

    4. August 13, 2015

      Modi reforms stalled in rowdy Indian parliament

      India’s monsoon session of parliament ended on Thursday with not a single law passed, with Prime Minister Narendra...

    5. August 10, 2015

      Summer retreats redolent of the Indian Raj count cost of success

      Hill stations — those summer retreats redolent of tea and biscuits, pink gins and the British empire — are in the news...

    6. August 9, 2015

      India’s Narendra Modi stumbles on land reform

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi had one of India’s most emotive political issues in his sights last year when he unveiled...

    7. August 5, 2015

      Generic drugs ban prompts India to freeze EU trade talks

      India has lashed out at an EU ban on 700 Indian-made generic drugs by saying it would indefinitely freeze talks on a...

    8. August 4, 2015

      Rajan stresses RBI policy independence

      Raghuram Rajan, the governor of India’s central bank, said the institution had reached a “broad consensus” with the...

    9. August 3, 2015

      India launches crackdown on online porn

      India has launched a crackdown on internet pornography, banning access to more than 800 adult websites, including...

    10. August 3, 2015

      BJP cries foul over delays to India goods and services tax reform

      Arun Jaitley, India’s finance minister, has attacked the opposition Congress party for “obstructionism” as the ruling...

    11. July 30, 2015

      India executes Mumbai bomber despite protests

      India’s use of the death penalty came under renewed debate on Thursday, after authorities hanged a 53-year-old Muslim...

    12. July 30, 2015

      India seeks to bury controversy over central bank

      The Indian government plans within months to entrench central bank direction of the country’s monetary policy, with the...

    13. July 28, 2015

      India in mourning for former president known as ‘Missile Man’

      ​India has declared a week of mourning following the sudden death of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former president known as...

    14. July 27, 2015

      Tributes to the empire’s forgotten warriors of second world war

      Private G Matthews of Britain’s Durham Light Infantry died at the age of 31 on April 28 1944, in the Battle of Kohima:...

    15. July 21, 2015

      India reforms in the balance as opposition smells blood

      India’s opposition Congress party has vowed to block or delay economic reforms proposed by the government of Prime...

    16. July 20, 2015

      Killings underline fragility of India’s remote north-east

      At a hilltop checkpoint in Manipur a few kilometres from the Myanmar border, the inquisitive officer known simply as...

    17. July 13, 2015

      Scams, unexplained demises and the Indian civil service

      At first, India’s latest corruption scandal seemed too obscure to attract international attention. The very name of the...

    18. July 12, 2015

      Cameron to welcome Modi to UK despite misgivings by Indian Muslims

      David Cameron will welcome Narendra Modi to the UK in November, setting aside concerns from some in the Muslim...

    19. July 8, 2015

      Brics nations’ differences on display as club stages summit

      In the lobby of the Holiday Inn in Ufa, Russia, three men were huddled over an iPad on Wednesday morning — one Russian,...

    20. July 7, 2015

      India: Land in demand

      Ashok Yadav was optimistic when Uttar Pradesh authorities took 589 hectares of land from his village, Patwari —...

    21. July 3, 2015

      Crackdown on Indian madrassas exposes rift over Islamic education

      A demand by the Indian state of Maharashtra that the hundreds of madrassas on its soil teach maths and science as well...

    22. June 29, 2015

      A cricket mogul tests the image of the Modi government

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power last year promising a “corruption-free government” for a population...

    23. June 22, 2015

      India infrastructure: Built on debt

      Some day, the Delhi Metro will be able to take race fans to the Buddh International Circuit, a $400m, 16-turn,...

    24. June 22, 2015

      SoftBank jumps into Indian renewables market

      Japan’s SoftBank has entered India’s solar energy sector in a venture with Bharti Enterprises of New Delhi and Foxconn...

    25. June 7, 2015

      India and Bangladesh settle border dispute

      India’s prime minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina have completed a landmark deal...

    26. June 4, 2015

      India seeks oil discounts from Opec as it flexes import clout

      India is asking Opec members for long-term oil price concessions, its petroleum minister said on Thursday, as it tries...

    27. June 2, 2015

      India cuts interest rates for third time this year

      India’s central bank on Tuesday cut its key interest rate for the third time this year to encourage sluggish investment...

    28. June 1, 2015

      Supple Indian art of yoga stretches beyond personal wellbeing

      Yoga. The very word strikes fear into the heart of any self-respecting Englishman. For those of us with a conventional...

    29. May 29, 2015

      Climate change blamed as thousands die in Indian heat

      For the wealthy of India, the annual heatwave before the monsoon is inconvenient, especially when water stored in black...

    30. May 24, 2015

      Indian politician Jayalalithaa back in charge of Tamil Nadu

      Larger-than-life Indian politician Jayalalithaa has been sworn in as chief minister for the fifth time, after being...

    31. May 21, 2015

      India’s microfinance groups bounce back

      India’s microfinance industry increased its total loan portfolio 61 per cent over the past financial year to a record...

    32. May 19, 2015

      Paradoxical delights of the contradictory nation of India

      After three years in New Delhi, and a year following the mesmeric Narendra Modi as prime minister of the world’s...

    33. May 18, 2015

      India plays soft power game in China’s backyard

      To those who wonder why Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, was in distant Mongolia this week trying his hand at...

    34. May 17, 2015

      India confident of overtaking China’s growth rate

      India is on track to overtake China’s growth with annual expansion of more than 8 per cent, says the country’s finance...

    35. May 17, 2015

      Narendra Modi: One direction

      Even his harshest critics have grudging admiration for Narendra Modi’s energetic performance as Indian prime minister...

    36. May 17, 2015

      India and China sign $22bn in deals during Modi visit

      Chinese banks have granted $2.5bn in credit lines to Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecoms group, in one of the biggest...

    37. May 13, 2015

      India should carve its tax code in stone

      Benjamin Franklin said the only things that were certain in life were death and taxes. Obviously he had never been to...

    38. May 12, 2015

      After one year Modi’s India has sparks but no boom

      There is lots of sizzle, but where is the steak? Narendra Modi’s first year as prime minister of India has produced...

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