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Nov 22, 2010

Possible ramifications of parliament deadlock

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The government and the opposition parties failed on Monday to break a deadlock in parliament over a widening corruption scandal that has prevented economic reforms from being approved.

The opposition has halted parliament sessions since Nov. 9 over demands for a joint parliamentary investigation into the sale of telecoms licences and spectrums in 2007-2008 in the world’s fastest growing mobile phone market.

Nov 22, 2010

Snap analysis – Fallout from India parliament deadlock

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s government and opposition parties failed on Monday to break a deadlock in parliament over a widening corruption scandal that has prevented economic reforms from being approved.

The opposition has halted parliament sessions since November 9 over demands for a joint parliamentary investigation into the sale of telecoms licences and spectrums in 2007-2008 in the world’s fastest growing mobile phone market.

Nov 22, 2010

Fallout from India parliament deadlock

NEW DELHI, Nov 22 (Reuters) – India’s government and
opposition parties failed on Monday to break a deadlock in
parliament over a widening corruption scandal that has
prevented economic reforms from being approved.

The opposition has halted parliament sessions since Nov. 9
over demands for a joint parliamentary investigation into the
sale of telecoms licences and spectrums in 2007-2008 in the
world’s fastest growing mobile phone market.

Nov 11, 2010

Despite Obama, India’s global ambitions modest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama’s support for a U.N. Security Council seat for India may have given the economic giant its global coming-out party, but it still is far from wielding the diplomatic clout of powerhouses like China.

India is expected to be one of the five largest economies in the world by 2020, growing at near double-digit rates, but the main focus of policymakers will be to try and lift millions out of poverty, rather than being an outspoken diplomatic voice.

Nov 11, 2010

Analysis: Despite Obama, India’s global ambitions modest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s support for a U.N. Security Council seat for India may have given the economic giant its global coming-out party, but it still is far from wielding the diplomatic clout of powerhouses like China.

India is expected to be one of the five largest economies in the world by 2020, growing at near double-digit rates, but the main focus of policymakers will be to try and lift millions out of poverty, rather than being an outspoken diplomatic voice.

Nov 8, 2010

Land bill to top agenda in India parliament

NEW DELHI, Nov 8 (Reuters) – India’s government will try to
push key reforms, including a bill to ease land acquisition for
industry and mines, when parliament opens on Tuesday, but
opposition protests over corruption could push back plans.

The proposed laws to give farmers better prices for land
taken over for factories or roads and to share mining profits
with locals are seen as damping protests that have held up
several billion-dollar investments key to accelerating growth.

Nov 8, 2010

Land bill tops agenda in India parliament session

NEW DELHI, Nov 8 (Reuters) – India’s government will try to
push key reforms, including those to ease land acquisition for
industry and mines, when parliament opens on Tuesday, but
opposition protests over corruption could delay matters.

The proposed laws to give farmers better prices for land
taken over for factories or roads and to share mining profits
with locals are seen as damping protests that have held up
several billion-dollar investments key to accelerating growth.

Nov 8, 2010

Land bill tops agenda in parliament session

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The government will try to push key reforms, including those to ease land acquisition for industry and mines, when parliament opens on Tuesday, but opposition protests over corruption could delay matters.

The proposed laws to give farmers better prices for land taken over for factories or roads and to share mining profits with locals are seen as damping protests that have held up several billion-dollar investments key to accelerating growth.

Nov 2, 2010

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi worried about high prices

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi called on Tuesday for more steps to control stubbornly high prices and promised more social programmes that could rally voters in a season of crucial state elections.

Gandhi’s statements come as Congress is trying to strengthen itself in politically key states to win a majority on its own in elections in 2014 and push through economic reforms that are being held up by coalition allies.

Nov 2, 2010

Sonia Gandhi worried about high prices

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi called on Tuesday for more steps to control stubbornly high prices and promised more social programmes that could rally voters in a season of crucial state elections.

Gandhi’s statements come as Congress is trying to strengthen itself in politically key states to win a majority on its own in federal elections in 2014 and push through economic reforms that are being held up by coalition allies.