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May 7, 2013
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I’m an Indian politician… on TV

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Are they parliamentarians, or do they just play ones on TV? After pushing through proposals on foreign investment in the retail and the aviation sector late last year, India’s elected representatives apparently have decided to get as little done as possible during the current session.

May 2, 2013

Diversified equity funds rise in April, gold ETFs struggle

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s diversified stock mutual funds outperformed the broader market marginally in April, with high exposure to financial services stocks supporting unit values, data from fund tracker Lipper showed.

Hopes that India’s current account deficit would narrow after commodity prices eased in April boosted shares, with the BSE Sensex rising 3.5 percent to its highest close in 1-1/2 months.

May 2, 2013

India stock funds rise in April, gold ETFs struggle

NEW DELHI, May 2 (Reuters) – India’s diversified stock
mutual funds outperformed the broader market marginally in
April, with high exposure to financial services stocks
supporting unit values, data from fund tracker Lipper showed.

Hopes that India’s current account deficit would narrow
after commodity prices eased in April boosted Indian shares,
with the benchmark index rising 3.5 percent to its
highest close in 1-1/2 months.

Apr 23, 2013
via India Insight

Delhi rape case reignites police reform debate

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I live in India’s rape capital where rape cases are as common as power cuts used to be a few years ago. Even reports of police misbehaviour have become routine.

Apr 2, 2013

Equity diversified funds post worst quarter in five

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s diversified stock funds posted their worst quarterly performance in over a year as fund managers’ bets on small- and mid-cap shares and sectors like capital goods dented unit values, data from fund tracker Lipper showed.

Such funds fell 7.5 percent on average during the three-month period that ended in March, underperforming the Sensex’s drop of 3 percent by a wide margin, and registering their worst quarterly show since Oct-Dec 2011. In March, the funds registered a drop of 1.34 percent.

Apr 2, 2013

India stock funds post worst quarter in five; outlook cautious

NEW DELHI, April 2 (Reuters) – India’s diversified stock
funds posted their worst quarterly performance in over a year as
fund managers’ bets on small- and mid-cap shares and sectors
like capital goods dented unit values, data from fund tracker
Lipper showed.

Such funds fell 7.5 percent on average during the
three-month period that ended in March, underperforming the
benchmark index’s drop of 3 percent by a wide margin,
and registering their worst quarterly show since Oct-Dec 2011.
In March, the funds registered a drop of 1.34 percent.

Mar 20, 2013
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Anti-rape bill goes easy on first-time stalkers, but only if innocent

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Women have become increasingly worried about their safety in New Delhi after the gang rape and torture of a young woman aboard a moving bus last December. Not for nothing do people call the city India’s rape capital. Beyond the leers and the crass words that men often direct at women walking on the street, fresh fears have arisen over stalkers.

Mar 4, 2013
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Chidambaram’s ‘Hangout’ debut: learning from Modi, a lesson for others

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P. Chidambaram’s budget announcements might not have pleased everyone, but the finance minister has done reasonable work in the recent months to improve market sentiment and shed the ruling coalition’s “business as usual” image.

Mar 4, 2013

Equity diversified funds post worst month since Nov 2011

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s diversified equity mutual funds posted their worst performance in more than a year in February, dragged down by poor returns in financials and mid- and small-caps, according to data from fund tracker Lipper.

Such funds fell 6.7 percent on average last month, under-performing the 5.2 percent fall in the BSE Sensex, and marking their worst performance since November 2011.

Mar 4, 2013

India equity funds post worst month since Nov 2011

NEW DELHI, March 4 (Reuters) – India’s diversified equity
mutual funds posted their worst performance in more than a year
in February, dragged down by poor returns in financials and mid-
and small-caps, according to data from fund tracker Lipper.

Indian funds fell 6.7 percent on average last month,
under-performing the benchmark BSE index’s 5.2 percent
fall, and marking their worst performance since November 2011.

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