Sonia Gandhi in hospital

2014-12-19 13:25

The head of India's opposition Congress party Sonia Gandhi was recovering well after being admitted to hospital in New Delhi with breathing difficulties, a hospital official says.

Suicide attack on Indian camp in Kashmir kills 5

2014-12-05 12:47

Five members of the Indian security forces have been killed in a suicide attack on an army artillery camp in northern Kashmir as militants step up violence in the disputed region.

India court slams Delhi's worsening air pollution

2014-11-27 11:37

India's environment court has slammed the government over the capital's horrendous air pollution, which it said is 'getting worse' every day, and ordered a string of measures to bring it down.

India, Nepal sign $1bn hydropower deal

2014-11-25 18:09

Nepal and India have signed a deal to build a $1bn hydropower plant as Indian premier Narendra Modi began a visit to the Himalayan nation.

Thousands line up to vote in Indian Kashmir

2014-11-25 14:15

Thousands of voters have lined up to cast their votes in state elections in Indian Kashmir amid a boycott call by Muslim separatist groups who reject India's sovereignty.

Modi urges expatriates to invest in India

2014-11-17 13:45

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who vowed to create jobs and ignite the Indian economy, has urged overseas Indians to boost investment at home.

Nearly third of Indian cabinet charged with crimes

2014-11-11 14:28

Attempted murder, waging war on the state, criminal intimidation and fraud are some of the charges on the rap sheets of ministers Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed to the cabinet on Sunday, jarring with his pledge to clean up politics.

India sending 'chilling message' on environment

2014-11-10 13:58

Moves by India's new right-wing government to block Greenpeace funds and weaken environmental protection laws send a 'chilling message', the head of the lobby group says.

India falls short of privatisation target

2014-11-07 12:45

India will fall well short of its $9.5bn privatisation target this year, despite a big stock market rally that has attracted foreign investors.

Fears of tough penalties grow in India

2014-10-22 10:30

An unprecedented ban on India's largest property developer from tapping capital markets has fuelled expectations of tougher penalties ahead.

India starts privatising coal mines

2014-10-21 10:46

India's government has pledged to open up its coal mining industry to private firms as Prime Minister Narenda Modi promised reforms to revive the ailing economy.

India's Modi makes bid to save billions

2014-10-08 10:45

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a plan to streamline an inefficient welfare system by promising a bank account for every household.

Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi

2014-09-30 23:32

There are few signs that US President Barack Obama and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, who is in Washington, have solved any of the issues often keeping the two countries at arm's length.

140 arrested for religious clashes as Modi tours US

2014-09-29 15:26

Police in India have arrested 140 people after two men were stabbed during violence between Hindus and Muslims that left more than a dozen injured and was triggered by an image posted on Facebook.

Indian minister wants to hike food handouts

2014-09-23 10:00

India should increase handouts of subsidised grain, its food minister was quoted as saying, in a move that would backtrack on long-term commitments.

India, China relations on new footing

2014-09-17 12:30

India's new prime minister Narendra Modi is determined to build closer relations with China, whose leader comes with pledges to invest billions.

India blackouts overshadow Modi's recovery

2014-09-05 13:45

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under attack for failing to avert a national power crisis as coal stocks at thermal stations have hit critical levels.

Indian firms tool up for defence orders

2014-08-21 14:15

Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military.

India's PM slams rape shame, communal violence

2014-08-15 10:30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned a spate of rapes as a source of shame for India and urged an end to communal violence as he vowed to improve the lives of the nation's poor.

India court blasts Modi over filthy Ganges

2014-08-14 10:33

India's top court has accused the new Hindu nationalist government of failing to move on its promise to clean up the sewage-ridden, sacred river Ganges.

Trump plans investment in India

2014-08-12 19:30

American real estate mogul Donald Trump is planning "substantial investments" in the Indian property and hotel sectors.

Modi makes landmark visit to disputed Kashmir

2014-08-12 12:27

Narendra Modi has travelled to the disputed area of Kashmir, where he will become the first Indian prime minister in 15 years to visit the Siachen glacier, dubbed the world's highest battlefield.

Rescue efforts continue after Indian mudslide

2014-07-31 09:00

Rescue workers continue to dig deep into mud, rocks and debris after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 24 people and trapping more than 150.

Gold imports drive up India's trade deficit

2014-07-16 10:02

India's trade deficit has jumped to $11.76bn in June from $11.23bn in May, boosted by a 65% annual rise in gold imports, according to government data.

India budget targets growth, curbs deficit

2014-07-10 10:45

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government has unveiled a first budget of structural reforms that seek to revive growth.


India's Modi moves in to speed up stuck projects

2014-12-18 12:14

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to fast-track investments worth almost $300bn.

Indian growth slows less than feared

2014-11-28 17:10

A slowdown in the economy in the last quarter was less severe than feared, giving the central bank ammunition to resist government pressure to cut interest rates.

Six years since Mumbai attacks

2014-11-26 17:06

India has marked six years since militants stormed Mumbai in three days of horror that left 166 people dead.

India under pressure to cut rates

2014-11-25 16:35

India's economic growth probably slowed to around 5% in the three months to September, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates, sources say.

Modi urges Indian expatriates to invest

2014-11-18 09:11

Thousands of expatriate Indians huddled Sydney's Arena on a train dubbed the Modi Express, to clap and cheer India's best-known leader since independence.

Screaming fans dub India's Modi a 'rock star' in Aus

2014-11-17 13:20

Thousands of rapturous supporters flocked to hear a public address by Narendra Modi on the first visit by an Indian prime minister to Australia in 28 years.

Sickness stalks India village with toxic water

2014-11-11 12:56

People both young and old in a small village in India have always drunk the ground water drawn from communal handpumps that experts now say is highly toxic.

India expands cabinet to focus on economy

2014-11-10 09:34

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has beefed up his cabinet, freeing the finance minister to focus on the budget and reforms to revive the economy.

India toughs it out in WTO food row

2014-11-06 17:21

India has defied the world in a row over food stockpiling that has crippled attempts to reach a global trade agreement.

India warns Pakistan of more pain in Kashmir fight

2014-10-22 09:31

India has warned Pakistan of more 'pain' if it continued to violate a ceasefire on their disputed border in Kashmir and says it was up to Islamabad to create the conditions for a resumption of peace talks.

Modi seeks to revive India's "zombie factories"

2014-10-13 09:20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing to invest more taxpayer money in ailing state-owned factories in a bid to turn them around.

Obama, Modi to put upbeat face on US-India ties

2014-09-30 16:12

President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are joining together to put an optimistic face on the future of relations between India and the US.

India leader proposes International Yoga Day

2014-09-27 21:16

India's prime minister is proposing a new addition to the lengthy list of annual UN observances: World Yoga Day.

Modi says al-Qaeda will fail in India

2014-09-19 12:56

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says al-Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.

Dead women, children floating in Kashmir

2014-09-11 14:40

Authorities in Indian Kashmir have collected bodies of women and children floating in the streets as anger mounted over what many survivors say is a bungled operation to help those caught in the region's worst flooding.

India's Modi to end "financial untouchability"

2014-08-28 18:00

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to end "financial untouchability" with a scheme to ensure that all households has a bank account.

Landslides, floods kill 109 in Nepal, India

2014-08-16 18:58

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed to at least 109.

India's Modi vows to fix broken government

2014-08-15 09:30

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has voiced dismay at the government in-fighting he found on assuming office in May and vowed to fire up the bureaucracy.

India's Modi disappoints some fans so far

2014-08-13 10:00

As an election campaigner, Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive India's economy and put the country to work.

India's Modi accuses Pakistan of waging proxy war

2014-08-12 18:06

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has accused Pakistan of waging "proxy war" by sending militants to attack India and he used a trip to the disputed Kashmir region to stress that reconciliation.

Kerry to test waters with India's Modi

2014-08-01 14:38

US Secretary of State John Kerry will met with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time, hoping to break the ice with a leader once shunned by Washington.

Polluted Ganges: Can Modi save it?

2014-07-17 09:05

Standing on the banks of the Ganges Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to succeed where numerous governments have failed: by cleaning up the sacred river. The task begins now.

India slaps $579m penalty on Reliance

2014-07-15 10:00

India has announced a penalty of $579m on the country's largest private firm, Reliance Industries, for failing to meet gas commitment for the fourth year in a row.

Shutdown in Kashmir greets Modi on first visit

2014-07-04 17:49

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by near-empty streets lined by security personnel on his first official visit to Kashmir.

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