India unveils climate target to cut energy intensity

2015-10-02 11:44

India has promised to make its economy more energy efficient and to cut emissions intensity of its GDP by 30-35% by 2030 from 2005 levels, in a climate change policy statement released ahead of a UN summit in Paris in December.

Modi fiddles as drought shrivels India's crops

2015-09-09 10:00

India has just suffered back-to-back drought years for the fourth time in over a century, with summer crops wilting and reservoir water levels at decade lows.

Candidates with toilets wanted

2015-08-06 20:03

Authorities in an east Indian state have made it mandatory for candidates contesting village elections to have a toilet in their home as part of a move to improve sanitation.

Modi shifts tactics on major land reform

2015-07-17 12:45

In the direct blow to his ambitious economic reform agenda, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has had to row back on a business-friendly land bill.

India to build 100 'Smart Cities'

2015-06-25 18:37

Indians have long known how to build magnificent cities, but today most city centres are poorly planned, overcrowded and dirty. The Indian government has a plan to change this.

Modi brings home $22bn in China deals

2015-05-16 22:33

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said his country was open for investment as firms signed deals worth more than $22bn with China.

Urbanising India best bet for Chinese steel

2015-05-05 10:15

India will be the lone bright spot for Chinese steelmen trying to cut bloated inventories as Asia's third-largest economy embarks on an urbanisation drive.

India's PM to compensate farmers to ease discontent

2015-04-12 10:17

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced higher compensation and government aid for farmers who are suffering due to unseasonable rains.

Spreading beef bans hit Indian farmers, traders

2015-03-23 16:45

Indian farmers are struggling to find decent prices for their cattle due to a ban on slaughtering cows in a state run by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party.

Christians under siege in Modi's India - clerics

2015-03-16 18:02

Christians in India say that the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not done enough to protect their religion, after a spate of attacks.


India backs solar as Paris climate talks loom

2015-09-29 17:59

After years of betting big on highly polluting coal, India is under huge pressure to commit to cutting carbon emissions using solar as its trump card at upcoming climate change talks in Paris.

China's pain can be India's gain: Modi

2015-09-08 10:15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called billionaires to his residence to brainstorm on how India can manage global economic turbulence.

India's parliament suspends 25 lawmakers

2015-08-03 18:19

India's parliament has suspended 25 opposition lawmakers following days of uproar and disruptions that have so far thwarted the government's hopes of passing major economic reforms.

India's Modi accepts invite for first Pakistan visit

2015-07-10 16:00

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation from his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend a regional summit in Islamabad next year in what would be his first visit to Pakistan.

Bangladesh, India sign border agreement

2015-06-06 23:00

India and Bangladesh have signed an agreement to simplify their 4 000km border and clarify the identities of 52 000 living in enclaves.

India to sign port deal with Iran

2015-05-05 14:30

India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia.

Thousands of farmers rally in Indian capital

2015-04-19 13:30

India's beleaguered opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has led thousands of angry farmers in a protest in the capital against controversial laws on land-buying.

India's Modi goes shopping for nuclear power

2015-04-09 14:00

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to advance the purchase of massive nuclear reactors and fuel from France and Canada to power a resurgent economy.

Solar pilot flies into Indian red tape tangle

2015-03-18 13:45

A pilot who is trying to make history by flying a solar-powered plane around the world has launched an angry attack on Indian bureaucracy after a lengthy hold-up in Gujarat.

Modi woos neighbours

2015-03-13 17:30

Modi has offered their neighbours first benefits of India's economic progress to dilute China's influence.

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