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May 21, 2013

With wary eye on the U.S., China courts India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, smiling and effusive, was out to smooth ruffled feathers in India this week, promising to ease tensions and increase trade between Asia’s fastest growing economies in his first trip overseas since taking office.

“China will make your dream come true,” Li told a banquet hall filled with Chinese and Indian business executives in the financial capital of Mumbai as he wound up his visit on Tuesday.

May 20, 2013

China offers India a “handshake across the Himalayas”

NEW DELHI, May 20 (Reuters) – India and China will study new
ways to ease tensions along their ill-defined border, Chinese
Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday in his first foreign trip
since taking office, which comes just weeks after a military
stand-off between the Asian giants in the Himalayas.

The number two in the Chinese leadership offered New Delhi a
“handshake across the Himalayas” and said the world’s most
populous nations could become a new engine for the global
economy if they could avoid such irritants.

May 20, 2013

Chinese Premier Li seeks trust in India, border issue irks

NEW DELHI, May 20 (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is
seeking to build trust with India on his first foreign trip
since taking office, which comes just a few weeks after a
military standoff between the Asian giants on their ill-defined
border in the Himalayan mountains.

The number two in the Chinese leadership offered India a
“handshake across the Himalayas” in an editorial published on
Monday in The Hindu newspaper and said that together the
emerging economic giants could become a new engine of the world
economy.

May 19, 2013

India gripes over border, trade woes on Li’s first foreign trip

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told visiting Chinese President Li Keqiang on Sunday a recent military standoff in the Himalayas could affect relations between the two countries as they looked to boost bilateral trade.

At a meeting shortly after Li arrived in India on his first foreign trip, Singh said relations were affected when “peace and tranquility” on the border was impacted, a senior government official with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters.

May 14, 2013

“Coal Mafia” stokes India’s power crisis

DHANBAD (Reuters) – Seven shots rang out at a wedding reception in this sooty city in eastern India, and Suresh Singh, India’s “Coal King”, fell fatally wounded.

He was a wealthy coal trader, a politician and, police say, a crime boss. At the time of the shooting, Singh had 14 criminal charges against him, including one for homicide. His career and murder are emblematic of one of India’s most nagging economic problems: the corruption that cripples the crucial coal industry.

May 14, 2013

Special Report- ‘Coal Mafia’ stokes India’s power crisis

DHANBAD, India (Reuters) – Seven shots rang out at a wedding reception in this sooty city in eastern India, and Suresh Singh, India’s “Coal King”, fell fatally wounded.

He was a wealthy coal trader, a politician and, police say, a crime boss. At the time of the shooting, Singh had 14 criminal charges against him, including one for homicide. His career and murder are emblematic of one of India’s most nagging economic problems: the corruption that cripples the crucial coal industry.

May 8, 2013

Government meddled in CBI probe, says Supreme Court

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Supreme Court accused the government on Wednesday of interfering in a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the allocation of commercial coalfields, in a damning indictment of political control over India’s top law enforcement agency.

The finding was a new blow for a government battered by a seemingly unending series of corruption scandals, and overshadowed a rare election victory for the ruling party in Karnataka.

May 8, 2013

Top court says Indian government meddled in graft investigation

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court accused the government on Wednesday of interfering in a police investigation into the allocation of commercial coalfields, in a damning indictment of political control over India’s top law enforcement agency.

The finding was a new blow for a government battered by a seemingly unending series of corruption scandals, and overshadowed a rare election victory for the ruling party in the southern state of Karnataka.

May 8, 2013

State election win a rare boost for India’s battered ruling party

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s ruling Congress party was set for a resounding election victory in the southern state of Karnataka on Wednesday, early results showed, a rare win the party hopes will put the wind in its sails ahead of general elections.

Election commission results showed the centre-left Congress leading in 113 of 223 seats after Sunday’s vote, ousting the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after five years of rule marred by scandal.

May 8, 2013

Karnataka win a rare boost for battered Congress

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Congress was set for a resounding election victory in Karnataka on Wednesday, early results showed, a rare win the party hopes will put the wind in its sails ahead of general elections.

Election commission results showed the centre-left Congress leading in 113 of 223 seats after Sunday’s vote, ousting the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after five years of rule marred by scandal.