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Dec 10, 2010

India says may accept binding CO2 cuts: minister

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India may eventually commit itself to legally-binding emissions reduction targets, the environment minister said in remarks broadcast on Friday, a shift that could bolster troubled U.N. climate talks in Mexico.

India is the world’s No. 3 greenhouse gas polluter after the United States and China, and rapid economic growth and consumption are driving up production of planet-warming carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, transport and industry.

Dec 10, 2010

Jairam Ramesh says India may accept binding CO2 cuts

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India may eventually commit itself to legally-binding emissions reduction targets, the environment minister said in remarks broadcast on Friday, a shift that could bolster troubled U.N. climate talks in Mexico.

India is the world’s No. 3 greenhouse gas polluter after the United States and China, and rapid economic growth and consumption are driving up production of planet-warming carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, transport and industry.

Dec 10, 2010

Ramesh says India may accept binding CO2 cuts

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India may eventually commit itself to legally-binding emissions reduction targets, the environment minister said in remarks broadcast on Friday, a shift that could bolster troubled U.N. climate talks in Mexico.

India is the world’s No. 3 greenhouse gas polluter after the United States and China, and rapid economic growth and consumption are driving up production of planet-warming carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, transport and industry.

Dec 9, 2010

Q+A-Trade pact in focus at India-EU summit

NEW DELHI, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Negotiations on a free trade
pact will top the agenda at a summit of Indian and European
Union (EU) leaders on Friday, an agreement that could generate
two-way trade worth about $134 billion, officials said.

Here are some questions and answers on issues at the 11th
India-European Union Summit to be held in Brussels, which will
also be Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s first trip to
Europe since its Lisbon Treaty came into force.

Dec 8, 2010

India police go after ex-minister in telecoms row

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s federal agents found what they said were “incriminating documents” in raids on homes and offices of a former telecoms minister Wednesday in connection with the country’s biggest corruption scandal.

The opposition has shut down parliament since early November, demanding a joint inquiry into a government auditor’s report that India potentially lost $39 billion in revenue when ineligible firms were given lucrative telecoms licenses cheaply in 2008.

Dec 8, 2010

CBI goes after former telecom minister A. Raja

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searched the home and offices of former telecoms minister Andimuthu Raja in connection with an alleged $39 billion corruption scam, which has sparked a political deadlock in Asia’s third largest economy.

The opposition has forced the parliament to stay shut since early November, demanding a joint inquiry into an alleged telecoms licence and spectrum scandal in 2007-2008 that a government auditor said may have cost India $39 billion in revenues.

Dec 8, 2010

Indian federal agents go after ex-minister

NEW DELHI, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Indian federal agents
searched the home and offices of a former telecoms minister in
connection with an alleged $39 billion corruption scam, which
has sparked a political deadlock in Asia’s third largest
economy.

The opposition has forced parliament stay shut since early
November, demanding a joint inquiry into an alleged telecoms
licence and spectrum scandal in 2007-2008 that a government
auditor said may have cost India $39 billion in revenues.

Dec 6, 2010

France’s Sarkozy courts Indian business, G20 support

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday he had clinched deals worth about $20 billion with India, becoming the latest among a string of world leaders jostling for a share of Asia’s third biggest economy.

The business deals, which spanned atomic energy, defense and civil aviation, comfortably bettered the $10 billion U.S. President Barack Obama secured on his November visit. They come a day before Sarkozy is due to end his four-day visit.

Dec 6, 2010

Sarkozy courts Indian business, G20 support

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday he had clinched deals worth about $20 billion (12.8 billion pounds) with India, becoming the latest among a string of world leaders jostling for a share of Asia’s third biggest economy.

The business deals, which spanned atomic energy, defence and civil aviation, comfortably bettered the $10 billion U.S. President Barack Obama secured on his November visit. They come a day before Sarkozy is due to end his four-day visit.

Dec 2, 2010

India hopes climate auditing scheme will get U.S. nod

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian proposal on how rich and poor nations report their actions to fight global warming could help get the United States on board for a broad agreement on climate change, environment minister Jairam Ramesh said on Thursday.

Negotiators at Nov. 29 to Dec. 10 U.N. climate talks in Mexico are trying to define the climate actions required of developed and emerging economies, to overcome a major area of dispute in sharing the burden of carbon emissions cuts.