Mbeki congratulates new Indian PM

2014-05-20 07:00

Former president Thabo Mbeki has congratulated Indian Prime Minister-elect, Narendra Modi, for winning India's national elections, his office says.

Obama bids fond farewell to Singh

2014-05-17 20:05

US President Barack Obama has called India's outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convey "gratitude" for "his critical role" in deepening ties between the two allies.

Modi wins India's election with a landslide

2014-05-16 11:54

Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for a resounding election victory.

16 dead in Maoist attack on India police

2014-03-11 13:40

Maoist rebels have killed at least 15 members of India's security forces in a massive attack in restive Chhattisgarh state, less than a month before the country holds elections.

India to block US trade probes

2014-02-25 13:58

India has decided to block investigations by the United States into its trade policies and patent laws, and prepare for a battle at the World Trade Organization.

Gandhi to lead campaign for India ruling party

2014-01-17 10:03

Members of India's ruling Congress party have erupted in rapturous applause for Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the struggling party's campaign in a general election in May.

Indian PM will step down after 2014 elections

2014-01-03 11:09

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says he will step down after elections due this year even if his Congress party defies predictions and sweeps to power for a third consecutive term.

Soldier killed in firing on Kashmir border

2013-10-28 10:42

India says one of its soldiers has been killed after Pakistan troops fired across the border in Kashmir, the latest in a series of deadly flareups in the disputed Himalayan region.

Death toll in India stampede over 100

2013-10-14 07:28

The death toll from a stampede near a temple in central India has risen to 109 after many of the injured succumbed, an official says.

12 dead as militants attack army in Kashmir

2013-09-26 14:03

Suspected militants dressed in army fatigues have attacked a police station and an army barracks in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, killing 10 people.

Onion prices sting India's central bank

2013-09-19 13:18

The price of onions has added to central bank governor Raghuram Rajan's already full plate as he wrestles over how to stabilise the currency and tackle inflation.

India's growth slumps to four-year low

2013-08-30 20:30

India's economy grew by 4.4% in the first three months of the fiscal year, the slowest quarterly expansion since 2009, data shows.

Investors dump India as crisis deepens

2013-08-18 12:30

Indian policymakers are looking increasingly panicky as they battle the worst currency crisis in more than two decades.

India MP's protest border attack response

2013-08-07 13:01

India's parliament has been paralysed as opposition lawmakers angrily protest the government's response to an ambush in which five soldiers were shot dead on the border with Pakistan.

India PM on rare Kashmir trip after attack

2013-06-25 13:03

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has faced protests as he arrived for a visit to Indian Kashmir, a day after militants killed eight soldiers in a deadly attack.

12 000 pilgrims stranded by monsoon

2013-06-19 18:33

Thousands of Hindu pilgrims in India have been stranded in a mountainous area by torrential rains and landslides, while the death toll continues to rise.

India, China withdraw troops from border

2013-05-06 08:29

India and China have begun pulling troops back from a disputed area of the Himalayas after resolving a spat that had threatened to reverse a warming in ties, Indian officials say.

Sonia Gandhi, Singh to fight India poll

2013-04-06 18:45

India's ruling Congress will fight the 2014 general elections under the leadership of party president Sonia Gandhi and octogenarian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Indian PM pushes for new anti-rape law

2013-02-18 17:32

India's prime minister says he hopes parliament, which resumes this week, would enact a tough law against rapists following the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi.

Overcrowding blamed for India stampede

2013-02-11 20:03

The Indian government has blamed overcrowding for the stampede at a railway station in Allahabad that left 36 Hindu pilgrims dead and dismissed witness accounts to the contrary.

Murder charges in India rape case

2012-12-29 14:00

Indian police have charged six men with murder, hours after a woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago died in a Singapore hospital.

Gang-rape: Indian PM calls for calm

2012-12-24 09:06

The Indian PM has appealed for calm as he sought to tamp down growing public outrage over the gang-rape of a young woman that led to pitched battles between police and protesters.

India posts 5.5% quarterly growth

2012-08-31 19:12

India logged slightly faster quarterly growth of 5.5%, and analysts said the nation's economy may have "bottomed out" though any recovery would be modest.

Temple shooter's white power links probed

2012-08-07 08:08

Police are probing the white power ties of the former US soldier who gunned down six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, while the close-knit Indian-American community mourns its dead.

Indian court scraps telecom licences

2012-02-02 21:40

India's Supreme Court has scrapped 122 telecom licences awarded in a 2008 sale at the centre of a corruption scandal, further embarrassing the government and causing upheaval in the flagship sector.


Zuma congratulates India's Modi

2014-05-18 08:25

President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of South Africa, has congratulated India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on his election victory, says the international relations and co-operation department.

'New era' for India after Modi victory

2014-05-16 13:02

India's Hindu nationalists have declared "the start of a new era" in the world's biggest democracy as the ruling Congress concedes defeat in elections that exposed anger about rampant corruption.

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

2014-04-17 10:46

India has hosted its biggest day of voting in its election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi.

Indian minister accuses US of protectionism

2014-03-04 13:07

Trade Minister Anand Sharma has accused the US of excessive trade protectionism, adding that India's patent law was compliant with the World Trade Organisation.

Indian PM against freeing Gandhi killers

2014-02-20 15:04

India's government has asked the Supreme Court to stop the state of Tamil Nadu from releasing seven prisoners serving life for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi fails to win popularity: Poll

2014-01-09 12:41

Only 14% of voters believe Rahul Gandhi will make the best prime minister for India, a survey has found, just days after his endorsement by outgoing Congress premier Manmohan Singh.

Afghanistan talks military ‘wish list’ with India PM

2013-12-13 14:30

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is to hold talks with Indian leaders, with Washington hoping that New Delhi can help persuade him to sign a deal allowing US troops to stay on post-2014.

India PM ready to be questioned by police

2013-10-25 09:36

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says he is happy to be questioned by police over an alleged coal scam amid growing speculation he will be called to give evidence.

Pakistan PM wants new start with India

2013-09-27 22:10

Pakistan's PM is looking for a 'new beginning' in a meeting with the leader of his rival India.

Rebels kill soldier at Indian Kashmir market

2013-09-23 11:02

Suspected militants have shot and killed a paramilitary soldier and critically wounded another in a busy market in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, police say.

India plans to rein in oil import bill

2013-09-02 16:50

India's government has denied it was considering shutting filling stations to reduce oil imports, adding that other measures were in the pipeline.

Kashmir militants threaten surge in attacks

2013-08-28 08:00

Kashmiri militants are threatening an "unprecedented" surge in attacks on Indian targets as deadly skirmishes imperil any rapprochement between Pakistan's new government and New Delhi.

India troops wounded 6 civilians: Pakistan

2013-08-16 14:07

A Pakistani military has accused Indian troops of firing across the disputed Kashmir border and wounding six civilians, the latest in a series of alleged attacks.

Soldiers kill two in Indian Kashmir

2013-06-30 10:25

Indian soldiers have opened fire on demonstrators in Kashmir, killing one person during protests over the shooting of a teenager in a military operation.

1 000 feared dead in Indian monsoon

2013-06-20 12:07

Thousands of Indian soldiers are battling to reach villages and towns cut off by flash floods and landslides in the country's north with officials warning at least 1 000 people may have been killed.

New Pakistan PM to hold firm on Taliban

2013-05-13 10:00

Pakistan's incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif looks set to be a pragmatic ally of Washington, unlikely to end the war against the Taliban as he seeks to focus on fixing the economy.

Pakistani critical after jail violence

2013-05-03 17:29

A Pakistani prisoner in India has been critical after being attacked by an inmate, an official says, in tit-for-tat jail violence that has strained relations between the neighbours.

Indian man charged with spying

2013-02-25 20:35

An Indian man has been arrested on charges of spying for Islamabad on military war games staged on India's border with Pakistan.

Scandal hangs over Cameron's India visit

2013-02-18 11:01

British Prime Minister David Cameron has arrived in India's financial hub Mumbai on a three-day trade-focused visit clouded by a corruption scandal over British-made helicopters sold to New Delhi.

Rape victim's family call for blood

2012-12-31 14:56

The family of an Indian gang-rape victim has said they would not rest until her killers are hanged as police finalised their investigation before charges are laid against suspects this week.

India to name and shame rapists

2012-12-27 21:28

The Indian government will post the photos, names and addresses of convicted rapists on official websites to publicly shame them.

India PM warns of dangers of social media

2012-09-08 15:44

Indian Premier Manmohan Singh has warned over the use of social media to inflame ethnic tensions after online threats and text messages sparked a mass exodus of migrants from southern cities.

Indian guru ends anti-graft hunger strike

2012-08-14 15:00

An Indian yoga guru has ended a six-day hunger strike against corruption but vowed to use his public popularity to pile pressure on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Global businesses warn India over tax plan

2012-04-02 11:24

International groups representing more than 250 000 firms say plans for retroactive taxes will obstruct foreign investment.

Major websites face prosecution in India

2012-01-14 12:13

Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other websites are facing prosecution in Indian courts for refusing to censor themselves and remove contents considered insulting to Indian leaders and major religious figures.

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