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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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:...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. July 7, 2015

      India: Land in demand

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

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. May 17, 2015

      Narendra Modi: One direction

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

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. May 12, 2015

      India’s Modi suffers goods and services tax blow

      Narendra Modi has suffered a political setback after his party failed to push long-pending legislation to overhaul...

    28. May 11, 2015

      Indian politician Jayalalithaa wins corruption conviction appeal

      One of India’s biggest political personality cults received an unexpected boost when Jayalalithaa, the autocratic...

    29. May 10, 2015

      Modi navigates social media clash ahead of China trip

      Narendra Modi, who has the third-biggest number of Twitter followers among world leaders after President Obama and Pope...

    30. May 10, 2015

      Modi’s growth plans and freak weather squeeze Indian farmers

      For Prem Singh — a small farmer with 2.7 hectares of fertile farmland — and others in Aajnokh village in India’s...

    31. May 8, 2015

      India looks to defuse tax row with foreign fund managers

      India will launch a fresh drive to shed its reputation for “tax terrorism” by asking a senior judge to defuse a $6bn...

    32. May 7, 2015

      India: Learning a hard lesson

      The 10-year-old son of an illiterate metal crockery peddler in rural Rajasthan, Surinder Gavariya dreams of being a...

    33. May 6, 2015

      US warns India over NGO crackdown

      The US has criticised the Indian government’s crackdown on civil society groups, with Richard Verma, American...

    34. May 6, 2015

      Bollywood star Salman Khan found guilty in fatal hit-and-run case

      Salman Khan Bollywood film star Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail for killing a homeless man in a...

    35. April 26, 2015

      India promises investors a fair deal on tax

      The administration that took office in New Delhi last year pledged to end the previous Indian government’s record of...

    36. April 23, 2015

      India targets Ford Foundation as national security risk

      India has placed the Ford Foundation, the US philanthropy group, on a national security watchlist following complaints...

    37. April 21, 2015

      RBI rate cuts evade India’s real economy

      When India held rates again this month it was less a sign of confidence in the economy or the end of inflationary fears...

    38. April 15, 2015

      India on collision course with investors over $6.4bn tax target

      India’s government has set itself on a collision course with global fund managers, after finance minister Arun Jaitley...

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