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Aug 1, 2011

India parliament reopens to grapple with major reforms

NEW DELHI, Aug 1 (Reuters) – India’s parliament reopened on
Monday but opposition politicians forced a shutdown within
minutes, a sign that little progress is likely to be made in
passing reforms to accelerate growth in Asia’s third-largest
economy.

The renewed political bickering came as a top economic
advisory panel warned of slowing growth, lingering high
inflation and significant challenges to meeting fiscal targets.

Aug 1, 2011

Parliament reopens to grapple with major reforms

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The parliament reopened on Monday but opposition politicians forced a shutdown within minutes, a sign that little progress is likely to be made in passing reforms to accelerate growth in Asia’s third-largest economy.

The renewed political bickering came as a top economic advisory panel warned of slowing growth, cutting the annual growth forecast to 8.2 percent from 9 percent.

Aug 1, 2011

Key political risks to watch in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s coalition government has shown some signs of shaking off the paralysis it has suffered for months, but political wrangling will limit its thrust for reforms during the parliament session that begins on Aug 1.

Corruption charges and high inflation continue to dog Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government, while mid-July’s bomb blasts in Mumbai killed 18 people, and raised questions about how India’s security services failed to prevent the attacks.

Jul 29, 2011

Parliament set to wrestle reforms amid muted hopes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Parliament is poised to tackle thorny, though pivotal economic reforms when it reopens next week including bills to trim the tax burden on firms and fast track industrial projects, but political wrangling could strangle hopes for swift progress.

Amongst the proposed bills are those to streamline multiple taxes now hobbling businesses nationwide through a goods and services tax (GST) and to bolster payouts to poor villagers from industrial projects developed on rural land.

Jul 27, 2011

“New era” for Pakistan, India relations, say ministers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers hailed a new era in ties between the nuclear-armed rivals on Wednesday and agreed to fight militancy and boost trade and travel, a step forward in reducing tension in the world’s most dangerous region.

The comments from Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart, Hina Rabbani Khar, were unexpectedly positive and may be a small step toward improving regional stability, made more urgent with a U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan looming.

Jul 22, 2011

Karnataka mining scandal ensnares BJP leaders

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A judicial report has indicted top ministers with illegal mining in BJP-ruled Karnataka, an explosive charge that will hurt the party’s anti-graft campaign against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his government.

Karnataka, the country’s second largest iron ore producing state, has long struggled with illegal mining and become a showcase of a failure by institutions to crack down on graft and where politics and business are closely intertwined.

Jul 22, 2011

Indian mining scandal ensnares main opposition leaders

NEW DELHI, July 22 (Reuters) – A judicial report has
indicted top ministers with illegal mining in a key state ruled
by India’s main opposition, an explosive charge that will hurt
the party’s anti-graft campaign against Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh and his government.

Karnataka, the country’s second largest iron ore producing
state, has long struggled with illegal mining and become a
showcase of a failure by institutions to crack down on graft and
where politics and business are closely intertwined.

Jul 21, 2011

India police widen probe into cash-for-votes scandal

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police widened their probe into charges some opposition lawmakers were bribed in 2008 to vote for the Congress party-led government in a confidence vote, as prosecutors prepared Thursday to oppose the bail plea of one of those accused.

Sohail Hindustani Wednesday became the second person to be arrested after the Supreme Court pulled up police for tardy progress in the case, which could prove a fresh embarrassment for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s scandal-hit government.

Jul 21, 2011

Police widen probe into cash-for-votes scandal

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Police widened their probe into charges some opposition lawmakers were bribed in 2008 to vote for the Congress party-led government in a confidence vote, as prosecutors prepared on Thursday to oppose the bail plea of one of those accused.

Sohail Hindustani on Wednesday became the second person to be arrested after the Supreme Court pulled up police for tardy progress in the case, which could prove a fresh embarrassment for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s scandal-hit government.

Jul 14, 2011

Q+A: Who could be behind the Mumbai blasts?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian investigators began probing on Thursday the triple bomb blasts which killed 18 people in the financial capital Mumbai, in the biggest attack since Pakistan-based militants rampaged through the city in 2008.

No one has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s blasts, but security analysts say the pattern of the attack points to a local militant group called the Indian Mujahideen (IM).

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