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Jul 12, 2013

India’s June trade deficit narrows, helped by clampdown on gold imports

NEW DELHI, July 12 (Reuters) – India’s trade deficit
narrowed in June from a 7-month high the previous month, helped
by a slowdown in gold imports, but the relief may not last long
as low prices and the coming wedding season are expected to
bolster demand for the yellow metal.

A lower deficit should ease pressure on India’s bloated
current account gap, the broadest measure of international
trade, and the beleaguered rupee currency.

Jul 3, 2013

India launches huge cheap food scheme

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The government launched a $22 billion welfare scheme on Wednesday to give cheap food to hundreds of millions of people, a centrepiece of the ruling Congress party’s plan to win a third term in elections due by May 2014.

The minority government sidestepped the unruly parliament and resorted to an executive order to implement the programme, hoping to take the credit for a vote-winning plan.

Jul 3, 2013

With eye on election, India launches huge cheap food scheme

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government launched a $22 billion welfare scheme on Wednesday to give cheap food to hundreds of millions of people, a centerpiece of the ruling Congress party’s plan to win a third term in elections due by May 2014.

The minority government sidestepped India’s unruly parliament and resorted to an executive order to implement the program, hoping to take the credit for a vote-winning plan.

Jun 20, 2013

India sets up elaborate system to tap phone calls, e-mail

NEW DELHI, June 20 (Reuters) – India has launched a
wide-ranging surveillance programme that will give its security
agencies and even income tax officials the ability to tap
directly into e-mails and phone calls without oversight by
courts or parliament, several sources said.

The expanded surveillance in the world’s most populous
democracy, which the government says will help safeguard
national security, has alarmed privacy advocates at a time when
allegations of massive U.S. digital snooping beyond American
shores has set off a global furore.

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Rifts exposed as Modi chosen to lead BJP’s into polls

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Acrimony over the selection on Sunday of Narendra Modi to head the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) campaign in India’s coming election exposed rifts within his Hindu nationalist party.

Several senior leaders of the BJP stayed away from the meeting at which Modi was appointed as standard-bearer for elections due by next May, a position that could make him the party’s candidate for Prime Minister.

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      "Anurag covers money, politics and general news based in New Delhi. He joined Reuters in 2008 in Bangalore and covered U.S.-based companies for a little over two years. In the Indian capital, he covered the dynamic Indian aviation industry before moving to his current role. Born and brought up in the beautiful town of Jorhat in Assam, Anurag loves cricket, Bollywood and is a social media addict. When he’s not chasing high-flying CEOs and bureaucrats, Anurag likes to unwind with films and Assamese poetry."
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