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    1. 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...

    2. 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 high...

    1. 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 largest...

    2. 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 archery,...

    3. 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...

    4. May 17, 2015

      Narendra Modi: One direction

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

    5. 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...

    6. 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 India....

    7. 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 lots of...

    8. 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 India’s...

    9. 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 former...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 northern...

    12. 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 row...

    13. 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 police...

    14. 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 ambassador to...

    15. 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 2002...

    16. 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 “tax...

    17. 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 about...

    18. 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 and...

    19. 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...

    20. April 14, 2015

      Narendra Modi must tame the turbulent tax system in India

      Had Benjamin Franklin lived in modern day India he might have used a different word from “certain” to link death and taxes....

    21. April 14, 2015

      Fighter jets deal signals Indian procurement shift

      New Delhi’s decision to buy 36 “ready-to-fly” Rafale fighter jets from France has in effect ended commercial negotiations on...

    22. April 13, 2015

      More foreign funds to face India tax demands

      Fears that hundreds of international fund managers could face unexpected tax bills in India have been heightened after...

    23. April 11, 2015

      Narendra Modi promises to buy French warplanes

      Narendra Modi has given a boost to France’s defence industry by promising to buy 36 Rafale combat aircraft off the shelf,...

    24. March 29, 2015

      Reformist Modi tries to shake off ‘anti-poor’ label

      Ten months into the administration of Narendra Modi, even some of the Indian prime minister’s ardent supporters have been...

    25. March 23, 2015

      Pride, patriotism and the baffling politics of Indian place names

      It feels odd to spend the day in one of the world’s biggest cities, and India’s richest in terms of income per head, and to...

    26. March 18, 2015

      Conservative values deny Indian women jobs and hit growth

      India’s chattering classes often look with wistful admiration at the prosperity of east Asia’s Tiger economies, such as tiny...

    27. March 17, 2015

      Two giants with an opportunity for partnership

      Today, the most important bilateral relationship is that between the US and China. Tomorrow it will be the one between China...

    28. March 16, 2015

      Indian growth stunted by women’s exclusion, says IMF

      The lack of women workers in India is a “huge missed opportunity” for the country’s economic growth, Christine Lagarde,...

    29. March 11, 2015

      Delhi to limit visibility of smog data

      India’s government has decided to stop releasing real-time air quality data for the capital New Delhi, amid growing global...

    30. March 10, 2015

      India has a real chance to excel on growth

      The most significant economic story of the past three and a half decades has been the rise of China. The second most...

    31. March 10, 2015

      Modi launches charm offensive in Indian Ocean backyard

      Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Mauritius on Tuesday at the start of visits to three Indian Ocean island nations, as part...

    32. March 9, 2015

      The grim state of India’s government health system

      You know something is wrong with a country’s health system when you rush an injured relative to hospital — and then hesitate...

    33. March 4, 2015

      Narendra Modi takes tough stance on Indians hiding ‘black money’

      HSBC’s admission that its Swiss private bank may have held accounts for tax dodging clients has made waves as far afield as...

    34. March 4, 2015

      India makes second rate cut

      India’s central bank lowered its policy interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 per cent in an unscheduled meeting on...

    35. March 3, 2015

      The riches and perils of the fossil-fuel age

      Our ancestors lived in eras we call the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Ours is the “fossil-fuel age”. The...

    36. March 3, 2015

      Indian state of Maharashtra bans beef

      India’s western state of Maharashtra, home of the country’s financial capital Mumbai, has introduced a draconian beef ban,...

    37. March 2, 2015

      A budget that bodes well for future Indian growth

      There have been great expectations regarding India’s first full budget since Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party stormed...

    38. March 1, 2015

      Investors optimistic about Modi budget

      Indian and international investors are optimistic about the prospects for accelerating growth in India, after New Delhi...

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