India Money, Political and General News Correspondent, New Delhi
CJ's Feed
Sep 23, 2010

India top court orders mosque verdict postponed

NEW DELHI, Sept 23 (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on
Thursday ordered a lower court in northern India to delay a
potentially explosive verdict on whether Hindus or Muslims own
land around a demolished mosque in northern India.

The deferral of the verdict, which many fear could have
sparked off religious riots, will be a relief for the
government, which already has its hands full dealing with a
rebellion in Kashmir and rushing against the clock to set right
preparations for the Commonweath Games. [[nSGE68M04Z]

Sep 15, 2010

Industrializing India leaves little room for farmers

SANAND, India (Reuters) – Jagdishji Vaghela is one of hundreds of thousands of farmers standing in the way of India’s breakneck economic expansion.

Determined not to give up his land for an industrial park in the western state of Gujarat, the 55-year-old farmer scorns at talk of how the benefits of industrialization in Asia’s third-largest economy will trickle down to people like him.

Sep 15, 2010

Q+A-India confronts land grabs in industry push

NEW DELHI, Sept 15 (Reuters) – As India rapidly
industrialises, the government and private firms are seeking
large tracts of farm land to build factories, power plants and
highways, sparking off violent protests by farmers and others.

For a story, please click: [ID:nSGE68C0C5]

Here are some questions and answers on the issue:

WHY IS LAND A BIG ISSUE?

For many Indians, land is the only asset or social security
that they possess and is a mark of social standing. Nearly 60
percent of India’s 1.2 billion citizens depend on farming for a
living and each hectare of farmland supports five people.

Sep 14, 2010

Inflation eases; rate hike forecast on Thursday

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s annual headline inflation eased in August but remained well above the central bank’s comfort zone, and most economists in a new Reuters poll expect another increase in interest rates on Thursday.

Inflation remains stubbornly high and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cautioned that capacity constraints in the rapidly expanding economy will keep up pressure on prices.

Sep 14, 2010

Inflation eases; rate hike forecast

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s annual headline inflation eased in August but remained well above the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) comfort zone, and most economists in a new Reuters poll expect another increase in interest rates on Thursday.

Inflation remains stubbornly high and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cautioned that capacity constraints in the rapidly expanding economy will keep up pressure on prices.

Sep 14, 2010

India inflation eases; rate hike forecast on Thurs

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Sept 14 (Reuters) – India’s annual
headline inflation eased in August but remained well above the
central bank’s comfort zone, and most economists in a new
Reuters poll expect another increase in interest rates on
Thursday.

Inflation remains stubbornly high and the Reserve Bank of
India (RBI) has cautioned that capacity constraints in the
rapidly expanding economy will keep up pressure on prices.

Sep 2, 2010

India to target Google, Skype for data access

NEW DELHI/TORONTO, Sept 1 (Reuters) – India added Google
and Skype to its electronic security crackdown on Wednesday and
began accessing some of the traffic carried on its initial
target, Research In Motion’s BlackBerry.

In the latest salvo of a campaign driven by fear that
unmonitored email puts Indian security at risk, Home Secretary
G.K. Pillai said notices were being sent to Google (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and
Skype asking them to set up servers in India and allow
officials access to web data that militants could misuse.

Sep 1, 2010

Govt says will ask Google, Skype to give data access

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Wednesday launched a clampdown on major Internet communications firms, including Google and Skype, and began accessing some BlackBerry traffic in a campaign driven by security fears.

Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said notices were being sent to Google and Skype asking them to set up servers in India and allow access to web data that officials fear could be misused by militants.

Sep 1, 2010

India says will ask Google and Skype for data access

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Wednesday launched a clampdown on major Internet communications firms, including Google and Skype, and began accessing some BlackBerry traffic in a campaign driven by security fears.

Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said notices were being sent to Google and Skype asking them to set up servers in India and allow access to web data that officials fear could be misused by militants.

Aug 30, 2010

Parliament passes nuclear liability bill

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Parliament on Monday approved a bill to open up the country’s $150 billion nuclear power market, sealing legislation crucial for the entry of U.S. firms like General Electric(GE.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Westinghouse Electric.

The legislation, which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said was critical for India’s energy security, was backed by the main opposition after the government agreed to tougher provisions which a business lobby said could hinder the sector’s growth.