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Sep 9, 2011

India should help exporters as growth slows-official

NEW DELHI, Sept 9 (Reuters) – India’s exports
grew 44 percent in August but a sharp slowdown in growth trends
in a turbulent global economic climate should prompt the
government to support exporters with stimulus measures, Trade
Secretary Rahul Khullar said on Friday.

Indian exporters enjoyed record growth in the last fiscal
year and have notched high double digit growth in recent months,
buoyed by demand for the country’s cars, petroleum products and
precious stones. July’s reading was more than 80 percent growth.

Sep 7, 2011

Al Qaeda affiliate HuJI suspected in Delhi blast

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A powerful bomb placed in a briefcase outside the High Court in New Delhi killed at least 11 people and wounded 76 on Wednesday in an attack authorities said was claimed by a South Asian militant group linked to al Qaeda.

The bomb dug a crater three to four feet deep near the main reception counter where passes are issued for lawyers and visitors to enter the sprawling sandstone building before the main security checkpoint.

Sep 7, 2011

Nine killed in bomb blast at Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A powerful bomb placed in a briefcase outside the Delhi High Court killed at least nine people and injured 45 on Wednesday, a senior official said, prompting the government to put the capital on high alert.

Home Secretary R.K. Singh told CNN-IBN the explosives were placed in a briefcase at the Delhi High Court reception where hundreds of people come through every day to attend court cases.

Sep 7, 2011

Briefcase bomb at High Court in India capital kills 9

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A powerful bomb placed in a briefcase outside the High Court in New Delhi killed at least nine people and injured 45 on Wednesday, a senior official said, prompting the Indian government to put the capital on high alert.

Home Secretary R.K. Singh told CNN-IBN the explosives were placed in a briefcase at the High Court reception in central New Delhi where hundreds of people come through every day to attend court cases.

Sep 7, 2011

Nine killed in briefcase bomb blast at Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A powerful bomb placed in a briefcase outside the High Court in New Delhi killed at least nine people and injured 45 on Wednesday, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said, prompting the government to put the capital on high alert.

Singh told CNN-IBN the explosives were placed in a briefcase at the High Court reception where hundreds of people come through every day to attend court cases.

Sep 2, 2011
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Anna Hazare: PR superstar?

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So it has come to an end for now. A fast by a 74-year-old man sparked nationwide protests against the political class in the world’s largest democracy and forced a government, already suffering from graft charges, even further on the backfoot. While we are on the issue of sporting analogies, let’s ask ourselves, how many of the statements made in media and civil society, about the UPA government scoring own goals and making unforced errors, are justified?

To start from the top, a few days before Anna Hazare started his fast against the government’s reluctance to table his and his team’s version of a key anti-corruption bill, called the Lokpal bill, the government’s PR machinery made one blunder after the other.

Sep 1, 2011

Key political risks to watch in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s lawmakers have recently faced a surge of public anger and mass protests against corruption, and the UPA government’s unwillingness to table the Lokpal bill to attack it.

While the ruling coalition and the opposition have reached a resolution on the issue, it has taken up most of the parliamentary session, and key reform bills are unlikely to be implemented anytime soon.

Aug 27, 2011

India anti-graft activist to end fast after government

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A self-styled Gandhian activist whose campaign against corruption sparked some of India’s biggest anti-government protests in decades will end a 13-day hunger strike Sunday after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh caved in to his demands.

The 74-year-old Anna Hazare has tapped a groundswell of public anger against endemic corruption, uniting the country’s bulging middle-class against a hapless political class and underlining voter anger at Singh and the ruling Congress party.

Aug 27, 2011

Anna Hazare to end fast after government agrees demands

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Self-styled Gandhian activist Anna Hazare, whose campaign against corruption sparked some of India’s biggest anti-government protests in decades, will end a 13-day hunger strike on Sunday after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh caved in to his demands.

The 74-year-old Hazare has tapped a groundswell of public anger against endemic corruption, uniting the country’s bulging middle-class against a hapless political class and underlining voter anger at Singh and the ruling Congress party.

Aug 27, 2011

India anti-graft activist to end fast after government agrees demands

NEW DELHI, Aug 27 (Reuters) – A self-styled Gandhian
activist whose campaign against corruption sparked some of
India’s biggest anti-government protests in decades will end a
13-day hunger strike on Sunday after Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh caved in to his demands.

The 74-year-old Anna Hazare has tapped a groundswell of
public anger against endemic corruption, uniting the country’s
bulging middle-class against a hapless political class and
underlining voter anger at Singh and the ruling Congress party.

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      "I cover India's economic policies, and the people behind them, out of New Delhi. I also write on defence matters affecting the world's largest arms importer and contribute to the political and general file. I started my career with the Reuters Bangalore bureau in 2008."
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