Modi bets on GM crops for India

2015-02-23 11:00

Allowing GM crops is critical to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of boosting dismal farm productivity, as urbanisation is devouring arable land.

India PM slams religious violence after church attacks

2015-02-17 12:41

Indian PM Narendra Modi pledged firm action against the perpetrators of religious attacks and warned against efforts to incite hatred against minorities after a series of attacks on churches.

Modi summons top cop after Christian school attack

2015-02-13 14:44

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has summoned Delhi's top policeman after the sixth attack on a Christian building in the capital in the last two months, fuelling concerns that religious minorities are being targeted.

Modi's party heads for defeat in Delhi polls

2015-02-10 12:25

Indian leader Narendra Modi's party is heading for a major defeat in Delhi state elections at the hands of anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal, in the premier's first loss since storming to power.

Climate deal should not hamper economic growth: France

2015-02-05 14:50

A global deal to curb carbon emissions must recognise each country's right to develop, France's foreign minister says.

Obama warns India over religious divisions

2015-01-27 15:38

President Obama has warned India it would not succeed if it splintered along religious lines, sounding a note of caution after two days of mostly upbeat talks with the country's Hindu leader.

Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India

2015-01-25 10:05

President Barack Obama has opened a three-day visit to India aimed at turning his personal chemistry with PM Minister Narendra Modi into progress on the climate change, defence and economics.

Obama heads to India to breathe ‘filthy ‘air

2015-01-23 12:58

When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the world's filthiest air.

India's deficit targets in jeopardy

2015-01-09 15:45

A weak recovery from India's longest growth slowdown in decades is pushing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advisers to consider loosening fiscal deficit targets.

Hindu women must have 4 kids, Indian MP says

2015-01-07 12:36

A lawmaker from India’s ruling party has called for Hindu women to have at least four children to “protect” their religion, sparking calls for PM Narendra Modi to rein in his hard-line supporters.


Modi bets on GM crops for green revolution

2015-02-22 17:15

Allowing GM crops is critical to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of boosting dismal farm productivity in India, where urbanisation is devouring arable land.

India nuclear pact aimed at pushing back Chinese

2015-02-16 14:15

India has sealed a nuclear energy agreement with Sri Lanka where China has been building ports and highways in a diplomatic push in recent years.

Indian premier 'appalled' at new temple

2015-02-12 13:49

Admirers of Indian premier Narendra Modi who built a temple dedicated to him have been advised against the project by Modi himself.

Climate summit hosts press India

2015-02-05 17:29

The French hosts of a UN climate summit later this year have insisted that combating global warming would not undermine efforts to fight poverty as they lobbied for India's support in cutting emissions.

India to sell 10% Coal India stake

2015-01-28 18:00

India will sell up to 10% of state-controlled Coal India in a deal that could raise close to $4bn as part of a government push to sell off assets.

Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust'

2015-01-26 08:45

Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' between US and India, make progress on nuclear accord

Bear hug with Modi gets Obama's India trip off to warm start

2015-01-25 09:49

Signalling his determination to take relations with the US to a higher level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug the US president.

UN chief slams 'intolerant' India over gay sex ban

2015-01-13 11:45

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has accused India of fomenting intolerance with its ban on gay sex amid uproar over a ruling party minister’s plans to make homosexuals "normal".

Indian academics at odds over ancient 'pioneer' claims

2015-01-08 10:04

Indian academics are furiously debating a series of sensational claims, including that ancient Hindu sages were the pioneers of aviation and algebra, amid warnings the claims could undermine the country's burgeoning scientific reputation.

Pakistan to oppose bail of Mumbai attacks suspect

2014-12-24 14:49

A Pakistani government prosecutor says he would file a petition next week challenging an order granting bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.

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