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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. June 21, 2016

      Is India really the most open economy for FDI?

      Narendra Modi claims his relaxation on foreign direct investment, announced this week, makes India “the most open...

    10. June 20, 2016

      Raghuram Rajan’s exit raises doubts about reforms in India

      Raghuram Rajan has long been regarded as one of the most impressive central bankers on the world stage. So his decision...

    11. June 20, 2016

      Raghuram Rajan urges Indians to continue war against inflation

      Raghuram Rajan, India’s outgoing central bank governor, mounted a spirited defence of his battle against persistently...

    12. June 20, 2016

      Raghuram Rajan’s departure from RBI unnerves India investors

      Central bankers are rarely compared to James Bond, the fictitious British spy. But Raghuram Rajan, the respected...

    13. June 17, 2016

      Modi calls on Indian tax collectors to widen net

      India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on the country’s tax collectors to double the number of people who pay...

    14. June 12, 2016

      India seizes properties belonging to Vijay Mallya

      Indian authorities have seized properties worth about $210m belonging to tycoon Vijay Mallya, prompting him to complain...

    15. June 12, 2016

      Bollywood censors devise free speech drama for Narendra Modi

      Speaking to the US Congress while visiting Washington last week, Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, proudly...

    16. June 10, 2016

      Google Street View hits India hurdle

      Google’s efforts to roll out Street View in India are stuck at a red light, as New Delhi awaits passage of a bill that...

    17. June 5, 2016

      Top India hospital rocked by kidney racket

      Police in New Delhi have arrested five people in connection with an illegal trade in human kidneys at one of the...

    18. June 5, 2016

      Modi looks to Obama as India seeks membership of nuclear club

      Of all Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s relationships with international leaders since taking power two years ago,...

    19. May 24, 2016

      India to bypass Pakistan on the road to Central Asia

      India, Iran and Afghanistan have agreed to develop a modern port outside the Gulf as well as road and rail links that...

    20. May 19, 2016

      Modi’s BJP on course to beat Congress in Assam state election

      India’s Narendra Modi and his nationalist Bharatiya Janata party are set to win control of the north-eastern state of...

    21. May 17, 2016

      Tension remains high in West Bengal over Tata factory

      The roads that wind around the district of Singur in West Bengal, where the Tata Group a decade ago had hoped to put a...

    22. May 17, 2016

      ‘Truthiness’ takes hold of South Asian history

      An outbreak of the affliction Stephen Colbert calls “truthiness” has hit India and its neighbours. The US political...

    23. May 16, 2016

      Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the lure of the strongman

      The rise of Donald Trump has been accompanied by predictable murmurs of “only in America”. But the Trump phenomenon is...

    24. May 15, 2016

      India’s central bank governor warns on stimulus overuse

      Central banks and governments of rich countries are running out of ammunition for stimulating their economies, says...

    25. May 12, 2016

      India passes national bankruptcy law

      India’s parliament has passed the country’s first national bankruptcy law, a move that could turn one of the slowest...

    26. May 11, 2016

      Britain turns down Indian request to deport Vijay Mallya

      Britain has turned down New Delhi’s request to deport the Indian industrialist Vijay Mallya, who is sheltering in...

    27. May 9, 2016

      India watches anxiously as Chinese influence grows

      Talk of a new Silk Road may be intended to evoke romantic, non-threatening images of desert caravans, ancient ships and...

    28. April 28, 2016

      India blocks visas for China dissidents

      India has revoked or refused to grant travel visas to at least three opponents of the governing Chinese Communist party...

    29. April 26, 2016

      Making a late bid to make it in India

      To get to the industrial estates on the outskirts of India’s capital, the best way is by Delhi Metro, since the broad...

    30. April 13, 2016

      Good morning Gurugram: north India’s business city renamed

      Gurgaon near Delhi, the India headquarters for scores of multinational businesses, is henceforth to be called Gurugram...

    31. April 12, 2016

      India scrambles to ease severe drought

      India has taken the unusual step of sending a water train to relieve a parched region as a severe drought tightens its...

    32. April 6, 2016

      India’s northern Bihar state outlaws alcohol

      India’s northern Bihar state on Wednesday imposed prohibition on its 99m people, fulfilling an election promise that...

    33. April 4, 2016

      A walk in the park is a tale of two Indian cities

      If I want to learn whether the Indian government will enact a goods and services tax — a reform long awaited by...

    34. April 4, 2016

      BJP seeks boost from India state elections

      Voters in eastern India went to the polls on Monday in the first phase of a clutch of five state legislative assembly...

    35. April 3, 2016

      Modi fails to exploit India’s great opportunity

      Narendra Modi has been prime minister of India for almost two years. The good news is that the Asian giant is now the...

    36. March 29, 2016

      This is India’s moment — Narendra Modi must not waste it

      This should be India’s moment. The country has the highest growth rate among major economies. The International...

    37. March 20, 2016

      Five arrested in India over lynching of cattle traders

      Five men, including a self-styled “cow protection activist”, have been arrested in India for allegedly lynching two...

    38. March 15, 2016

      India targets $40bn of untapped oil and gas

      India aims to attract $25bn of investment in natural gas and crude oil in the next few years with the help of sweeping...

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