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    1. September 30, 2016

      India spectrum auction faces headwinds

      Indian telecoms operators will start bidding on Saturday in a multibillion-dollar spectrum auction with implications...

    2. September 29, 2016

      India launches ‘strikes’ on Pakistan terror targets

      India says its armed forces carried out overnight attacks across its de facto border with Pakistan to destroy terror...

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    1. September 29, 2016

      Tax change threatens close ties between India and Mauritius

      An imposing 12-storey building opposite the cathedral in the heart of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, is best...

    2. September 28, 2016

      India sparks boycott of South Asia summit in Pakistan

      November’s meeting of South Asian countries in Islamabad is hanging in the balance after four countries, led by India,...

    3. Datawatch

      September 27, 2016

      Datawatch: Modi remains popular

      About two-thirds of Indians are satisfied with the direction of the country, up from less than a third in 2013. An...

    4. September 26, 2016

      India celebrates space programme milestone

      India’s space programme took a major step forwards on Monday with the launch of a rocket carrying satellites that will...

    5. September 25, 2016

      India’s Rafale deal belies strained procurement ability

      India has finally inked an €8bn agreement to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault. Last week’s deal is one...

    6. September 25, 2016

      India’s Modi threatens to ‘isolate Pakistan’ after Kashmir attack

      Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, hit out at Pakistan following a deadly attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir...

    7. September 22, 2016

      India poised to sign €8bn deal to buy 36 fighter jets from France

      India’s decade-long process to acquire new fighter jets to renew its ageing air force fleet will take a significant...

    8. September 22, 2016

      Guarded optimism beats gloom for emerging economies

      When the world’s leading policymakers gather in Washington next month, we will hear a lot about the gloomy global...

    9. September 20, 2016

      Indian troops kill suspected militants in Kashmir

      Tensions between nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan mounted on Tuesday as Indian officials said they had...

    10. September 20, 2016

      India’s task force on bovine rights will not be cowed

      A fertile farming state adjacent to India’s capital, Haryana is notorious for regressive attitudes towards women. It...

    11. September 19, 2016

      Narendra Modi’s strongman reputation tested by Kashmir attack

      In opposition, India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party often mocked its rival Congress party’s restraint in...

    12. September 13, 2016

      Eid celebrations cancelled in restive Kashmir

      Celebrations of Eid, one of the holiest festivals in the Muslim calendar, were in effect called off on Tuesday in the...

    13. September 2, 2016

      India PM Modi to visit Vietnam as regional security ties grow

      India’s prime minister is to visit Vietnam to strengthen growing security ties in response to both countries’ fears...

    14. August 31, 2016

      India looks to lure entrepreneurs with $1.5m investor visa

      India hopes to lure wealthy foreign entrepreneurs to set up shop in the country, with the creation of an “investor...

    15. August 25, 2016

      Monsanto steps up India cotton seed dispute

      Monsanto, the US chemicals groups that revolutionised Indian cotton farming, said it had scrapped plans to launch a new...

    16. August 21, 2016

      India’s choice of central bank governor signals continuity

      When Raghuram Rajan quit in June as governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and after scurrilous at­tacks on him by a...

    17. August 18, 2016

      From optimism to enmity in Modi’s outreach to Pakistan

      Given his strongman reputation, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi confounded compatriots when he invited Nawaz...

    18. August 16, 2016

      India police probe Amnesty International for sedition

      Amnesty International, the human rights campaign group, is being investigated by Indian police for alleged sedition...

    19. August 15, 2016

      India and Pakistan trade barbs over Kashmir

      Narendra Modi lashed out at Pakistan on Monday for “glorifying violence” and expressed support for disgruntled...

    20. August 14, 2016

      India and China reset links at key time

      In September 2014, India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi welcomed his first important foreign guest, China’s...

    21. August 9, 2016

      India’s one nation sales tax depends on local statesmanship

      One nation, one tax, one market. That is the aim of India’s goods and services tax, for which a constitutional...

    22. August 7, 2016

      India sales tax: super hero

      India’s tax man is about to get smarter. On Wednesday the country’s parliament passed a tax bill aimed at replacing its...

    23. August 7, 2016

      Narendra Modi speaks out against India’s vigilante ‘cow defence squads’

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has broken his silence on growing violence by so-called cow defence squads,...

    24. August 4, 2016

      Saudi Arabia to assist stranded Indian workers

      Saudi Arabia has agreed to repatriate thousands of Indian labourers who have been stranded in the desert kingdom after...

    25. August 4, 2016

      India’s sales tax is a victory for Narendra Modi

      It took several decades but India got there at last. The upper house of parliament on Wednesday approved a bill...

    26. August 4, 2016

      India Inc celebrates tax reform milestone

      India’s Godrej makes everything from locks to office furniture. But rather than sending its wares straight from the...

    27. August 3, 2016

      India’s parliament passes landmark tax bill

      India’s parliament has approved a long-awaited overhaul of the country’s fragmented tax system to create a genuine...

    28. August 1, 2016

      India offers aid to workers stranded in Saudi Arabia

      Indian diplomats in Saudi Arabia have distributed 15 tonnes of emergency food to thousands of stranded Indian...

    29. July 27, 2016

      India child labour law raises concerns

      India’s parliament has adopted a new child labour law that critics fear will do little to reduce what remains a...

    30. July 26, 2016

      In India, Sikh jokes are no laughing matter

      India is far more like the EU than a classic nation state. It is a multi-ethnic, multicultural society in which more...

    31. July 24, 2016

      India reform is unfinished business

      Twenty-five years ago, India introduced an emergency budget that began the process of opening up its long-closed...

    32. July 20, 2016

      Reaching for the stars is a worthy ambition for Africa

      By 2030, Nigeria wants to send an astronaut into space. You would have thought with all the problems it has here on the...

    33. July 17, 2016

      India’s Narendra Modi seeks to realise long-awaited tax reform

      India begins its four-week monsoon session of parliament on Monday, with prime minister Narendra Modi’s government...

    34. July 12, 2016

      Kashmir rebel’s death shatters uneasy calm

      Burhan Wani, a 22-year-old Kashmiri separatist, was a rebel of the social media age. Handsome and well educated, he was...

    35. July 5, 2016

      Modi expands India’s government with 19 new ministers

      Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister, on Tuesday inducted 19 new ministers into his government in an attempt to appeal...

    36. June 29, 2016

      India’s civil servants get 23% pay rise

      More than 10m current and former Indian civil servants have been awarded a 23 per cent rise in salaries, allowances and...

    37. June 27, 2016

      India accentuates the positive on Brexit

      As the UK’s Brexit vote sparks widespread global dismay, some lawmakers and businesspeople in India are seeing the...

    38. June 26, 2016

      Flawed Indian flight reforms face uphill struggle

      Since the days of India’s independence New Delhi has treated aviation as a luxury business that caters mainly to the...

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