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Jun 16, 2014

India’s Modi secures support from Bhutan in neighborhood push

THIMPHU (Reuters) – Bhutan promised on Monday it will not allow its territory to be used against India, an early success for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s region-wide drive to shore up diplomatic relations with neighbors in return for stronger economic ties.

In a joint statement issued during Modi’s first foreign visit since he took office in May, Bhutan and India agreed not allow each other’s territory to be used “for interests inimical to the other”, without giving further details.

Jun 15, 2014

India’s Modi visits Bhutan on first step of bid to reassert regional sway

THIMPHU, June 15 (Reuters) – - Indian Prime Minister
Narendra Modi begins on Sunday his first visit abroad since
taking office, arriving in Bhutan to launch a drive to reassert
Indian influence in the region, offering financial and technical
help and the lure of a huge market.

The tiny Buddhist nation, wedged in the Himalayas between
India and China, is the closest India has to an ally in South
Asia, a region of bristling rivalry where China is making
inroads.

Jun 15, 2014

Modi’s Bhutan visit first step to reassert regional sway

THIMPHU (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins on Sunday his first visit abroad since taking office, arriving in Bhutan to launch a drive to reassert Indian influence in the region, offering financial and technical help and the lure of a huge market.

The tiny Buddhist nation, wedged in the Himalayas between India and China, is the closest India has to an ally in South Asia, a region of bristling rivalry where China is making inroads.

Jun 13, 2014

India’s Modi kicks into gear with defense, dam projects

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s new government kicked into gear this week, clearing billions of dollars worth of long-delayed defense projects, including a big navy base, as well as approving the scaling-up of one of the country’s biggest dams.

The decision to give the projects the go-ahead despite concern about their environmental and social impact signals Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s no-nonsense approach to issues he considers to be important for national security.

Jun 13, 2014

Modi kicks into gear with defence, dam projects

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The new government kicked into gear this week, clearing billions of dollars worth of long-delayed defence projects, including a big navy base, as well as approving the scaling-up of one of the country’s biggest dams.

The decision to give the projects the go-ahead despite concern about their environmental and social impact signals Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s no-nonsense approach to issues he considers to be important for national security.

Jun 13, 2014

hold-India’s Modi kicks into gear with defence, dam projects

NEW DELHI, June 13 (Reuters) – India’s new government kicked
into gear this week, clearing billions of dollars worth of
long-delayed defence projects, including a big navy base, as
well as approving the scaling-up of one of the country’s biggest
dams.

The decision to give the projects the go-ahead despite
concern about their environmental and social impact signals
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s no-nonsense approach to issues he
considers to be important for national security.

Jun 12, 2014

Intelligence Bureau says Greenpeace endangers economic security

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Intelligence Bureau has accused Greenpeace and other lobby groups of hurting economic progress by campaigning against power projects, mining and genetically modified food, the most serious charge yet against foreign-funded organisations.

The leak of IB’s report comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new administration seeks way to restore economic growth that has fallen to below 5 percent, choking off investment and jobs for millions of youth entering the workforce.

Jun 12, 2014

India spy agency says Greenpeace endangers economic security

NEW DELHI, June 12 (Reuters) – India’s domestic spy service
has accused Greenpeace and other lobby groups of hurting
economic progress by campaigning against power projects, mining
and genetically modified food, the most serious charge yet
against foreign-funded organisations.

The leak of the Intelligence Bureau’s report comes as Prime
Minister Narendra Modi’s new administration seeks way to restore
economic growth that has fallen to below 5 percent, choking off
investment and jobs for millions of youth entering the
workforce.

Jun 3, 2014

Union minister Gopinath Munde killed in road collision, blow for Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday after a road collision in New Delhi, depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a key ally just eight days after coming to office with a mandate to revitalise a stalled economy.

India’s roads are among the most dangerous in the world, and the capital, New Delhi, ranks near the top of cities that account for the most fatalities.

Jun 3, 2014

Indian minister killed in road collision, blow for Modi

NEW DELHI, June 3 (Reuters) – India’s minister for rural
development died on Tuesday after a road collision in New Delhi,
depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a key ally just eight
days after coming to office with a mandate to revitalise a
stalled economy.

India’s roads are among the most dangerous in the world, and
the capital, New Delhi, ranks near the top of cities that
account for the most fatalities.