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

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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