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Jan 13, 2011

RIM gives India access but not to secure e-mails

NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research In
Motion (RIM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said it has given India the means to access its
Messenger service and reiterated that no changes could be made
to allow monitoring of secure corporate emails.

India wants access to all BlackBerry services as part of
efforts to fight militancy and security threats over the
internet and through telephone communications.

Jan 13, 2011

India angry at Chinese visas for disputed border state residents

NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (Reuters) – China has angered India by
issuing unorthodox visas to two Indians from a border state
claimed by Beijing, the latest flare-up of a territorial
dispute festering between the Asian giants.

India’s foreign ministry said on Thursday it had seen
reports that an Indian athlete and his coach from the remote
northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, on the Chinese
border, were issued visas on papers stapled to their
passports. Chinese visas are normally stamped into Indian
passports.

Jan 12, 2011

Inflation triggers tension in ruling coalition

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Food inflation is fuelling tensions within India’s ruling coalition, highlighting how high prices of basic foodstuffs have become a major voter issue ahead of state elections.

Food inflation, at a one-year high of 18.3 percent, is the highest of the major Asian economies, another headache for a government already battling multi-billion dollar corruption cases that have emboldened the opposition.

Jan 12, 2011

Inflation triggers tension in Congress-led ruling coalition

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Food inflation is fuelling tensions within India’s ruling coalition, highlighting how high prices of basic foodstuffs have become a major voter issue ahead of state elections.

Food inflation, at a one-year high of 18.3 percent, is the highest of the major Asian economies, another headache for a government already battling multi-billion dollar corruption cases that have emboldened the opposition.

Jan 12, 2011

Inflation triggers tension in India ruling coalition

NEW DELHI, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Food inflation is fuelling
tensions within India’s ruling coalition, highlighting how
high prices of basic foodstuffs have become a major voter
issue ahead of state elections.

Food inflation, at a one-year high of 18.3 percent, is the
highest of the major Asian economies, another headache for a
government already battling multi-billion dollar corruption
cases that have emboldened the opposition.

Jan 11, 2011

Cabinet changes could give hint on reform

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may reshuffle his cabinet this month, government sources said on Tuesday, in a move that may reveal how much support he is giving to some reformist ministers.

Singh, facing the toughest time of his second term in office amid accelerating food inflation and corruption scandals, needs to fill several vacancies, some which came about as a result of the departure of ministers over graft accusations.

Jan 11, 2011

Indian cabinet changes could give hint on reform

NEW DELHI, Jan 11 (Reuters) – India’s Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh may reshuffle his cabinet this month,
government sources said on Tuesday, in a move that may reveal
how much support he is giving to some reformist ministers.

Singh, facing the toughest time of his second term in
office amid accelerating food inflation and corruption
scandals, needs to fill several vacancies, some which came
about as a result of the departure of ministers over graft
accusations.

Dec 24, 2010

CBI begins quizzing A. Raja over telecoms row

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned former telecoms minister Andimuthu Raja over the country’s biggest corruption case on Friday, a move the government hopes will help ease a crippling political row with the opposition.

Raja is being investigated over his role in the sale of telecoms licences, which a government audit says may have been given too cheaply to ineligible firms in 2007-8, causing a potential government revenue loss of $39 billion.

Dec 24, 2010

India begins quizzing former minister over telecoms row

NEW DELHI, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Indian federal agents
questioned a former telecoms minister over the country’s
biggest corruption case on Friday, a move the government hopes
will help ease a crippling political row with the opposition.

Andimuthu Raja is being investigated over his role in the
sale of telecoms licences, which a government audit says may
have been given too cheaply to ineligible firms in 2007-8,
causing a potential government revenue loss of $39 billion.

Dec 22, 2010

Indian opposition rally on graft pressures government

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Opposition-driven protests over corruption and high food prices choked parts of India’s capital on Wednesday, heaping more pressure on a beleaguered government struggling to protect its credibility.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition faces multiple political crises, including multi-billion dollar graft scandals and surging food prices that have sapped its ability to push policies to keep pace with growth of nearly 9 percent.