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Nov 10, 2014

With an eye on economy and defence, PM Modi expands cabinet

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi beefed up his cabinet on Sunday, appointing a separate defence minister to spur military modernization and free Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to focus on the budget and reforms to revive the economy.

Jaitley had run both defence and finance since Modi took office six months ago, leading to criticism that neither of the key departments could be properly led.

Nov 9, 2014

With an eye on economy and defense, India’s Modi expands cabinet

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi beefed up his cabinet on Sunday, appointing a separate defense minister to spur military modernization and free Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to focus on the budget and reforms to revive the economy.

Jaitley had run both defense and finance since Modi took office six months ago, leading to criticism that neither of the key departments could be properly led.

Nov 6, 2014

India to appoint new defense minister in cabinet expansion

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will appoint a new defense minister, a senior party official and another source told Reuters on Thursday, in a move that would allow the current minister, Arun Jaitley, to focus on his main job of steering the economy out of troubled waters.

Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in May, Jaitley has headed both the defense and finance ministries.

Nov 5, 2014

Congress faithful question Gandhi leadership in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Rumblings of dissent are growing against the Gandhi family that leads India’s hapless Congress party, five months after the most resounding electoral defeat in the party’s 129-year history.

The Gandhis’ troubles are helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he seeks to further his agenda of economic and social reform by winning control of the upper house of parliament.

Nov 3, 2014

India, Pakistan lower flag at border ceremony day after deadly attack

LAHORE, Pakistan/WAGAH, India, Nov 3 (Reuters) – India and
Pakistan solemnly lowered their national flags at a dusk
military ceremony on their main land border crossing on Monday,
a day after a suicide attack killed almost 60 people on the
Pakistani side.

India’s home ministry had earlier said the daily
flag-lowering ceremony would be suspended as a mark of respect
for the dead – the first time the parade would have been called
off since the two countries went to war in 1971.

Nov 3, 2014

Spy agencies averted more deaths in Wagah bomb – sources

WAGAH India/LAHORE Pakistan (Reuters) – Indian and Pakistani intelligence agencies both picked up plans for an imminent strike on their Wagah border ahead of a suicide blast that killed 57 people on Sunday, and heightened security possibly averted a more devastating attack.

Pakistani police on Monday said they had recovered a “huge” cache of weapons and explosives near the border, where thousands of Indians and Pakistanis gather at dusk every day to watch a flamboyant ritual parade by their security forces.

Nov 3, 2014

Spy agencies averted more deaths in Pakistan-India border bomb: sources

WAGAH India/LAHORE Pakistan (Reuters) – Indian and Pakistani intelligence agencies both picked up plans for an imminent strike on their Wagah land border ahead of a suicide blast that killed 57 people on Sunday, and heightened security possibly averted a more devastating attack.

Pakistani police on Monday said they had recovered a “huge” cache of weapons and explosives near the border, where thousands of Indians and Pakistanis gather at dusk every day to watch a flamboyant ritual parade by their security forces.

Nov 3, 2014

India, Pakistan call off Wagah border ritual after suicide bomb

WAGAH India (Reuters) – India and Pakistan have suspended a daily military ritual on their main land border crossing in Wagah after a suicide attack that killed dozens of people, the first time the colourful parade has been called off since the two countries went to war in 1971.

India’s home ministry said India’s Border Security Force agreed to a Pakistani request to suspend the flag-lowering ceremony to allow mourning.

Nov 3, 2014

India, Pakistan call off border ritual after suicide bomb

WAGAH India (Reuters) – India and Pakistan have suspended a daily military ritual on their main land border crossing after a suicide attack that killed dozens of people, the first time the colourful parade has been called off since the two countries went to war in 1971.

India’s home ministry said India’s Border Security Force agreed to a Pakistani request to suspend the flag-lowering ceremony to allow mourning.

Oct 31, 2014

India considers ban on e-cigarettes, sale of single smokes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters.

The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the latest bid to control the booming $3 billion global market.

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      "Aditya is part of the India politics, economy and general news team at the Reuters bureau in New Delhi. He writes on a range of topics but focusses on India's healthcare space. After joining Reuters in July 2008, he spent nearly six years managing content and writing for the Reuters.com India edition. Follow him on Twitter @adityakalra"
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