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Manmohan Singh

  • NEW DELHI, July 10- India's new government on Thursday unveiled a first budget that seeks to revive growth and curb borrowing, but left open questions on how it will reduce the fiscal deficit and restore investor confidence.

  • NEW DELHI, July 10- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government on Thursday unveiled a first budget of structural reforms aimed at reviving growth, winning praise from investors despite a lack of clarity over how he would cap the big fiscal deficit.

  • NEW DELHI, May 27- India's new finance minister committed himself to repairing public finances and restoring investor confidence as a new administration took charge on Tuesday promising better days for millions of discontented Indians.

  • NEW DELHI, May 26- Hardened by a term in prison as a student leader and polished over a career as a successful and urbane courtroom lawyer, Arun Jaitley, India's new finance minister, could prove an effective foil for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • NEW DELHI, May 27- India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi named Arun Jaitley as finance minister on Tuesday, tasking his close party colleague with reviving investment in an economy that has been growing at its slowest rate in a decade.

  • NEW DELHI, May 16- 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 the most resounding election victory the country has seen in 30 years.

  • *Congress faces worst-ever result, Rahul Gandhi may lose seat. NEW DELHI, May 16- 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 the most resounding election victory the country has seen in thirty years.

  • *Congress faces worst-ever result, Rahul Gandhi may lose seat. NEW DELHI, May 16- 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 the most resounding election victory the country has seen in thirty years.

  • *Congress faces worst-ever result, Rahul Gandhi may lose seat. The ruling Congress party alliance was ahead in just 72, according to NDTV news. Rahul Gandhi, who led the Congress campaign, was leading by a slender margin in his seat of Amethi, a family bastion that has been held in turn by his uncle, father and mother, Sonia.

  • *Congress faces worst-ever result, Rahul Gandhi may lose seat. The ruling Congress party alliance was ahead in just 80, according to NDTV news. Rahul Gandhi, who led the Congress campaign, was lagging in his seat of Amethi, a family bastion that has been held in turn by his uncle, father and mother, Sonia.

  • NEW DELHI, May 16- Early counting of results in India's general election put opposition leader Narendra Modi on course for a resounding victory that would hand him a clear mandate for his agenda to revive growth and create jobs. The ruling Congress party alliance was ahead in just 70, according to NDTV news.

  • *First results show BJP leading in 16 seats vs. 6 for Congress. NEW DELHI, May 16- Counting of votes began on Friday after India's mammoth election, which could usher in the most profound economic change in a generation if opposition leader Narendra Modi wins a clear mandate for his agenda to revive growth and create jobs.

  • Modi on brink of power ahead of India vote count Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    NEW DELHI, May 16- India's election results on Friday could usher in the most profound economic change in a generation if opposition leader Narendra Modi wins a clear mandate for his agenda to revive growth and create jobs.

  • AHMEDABAD, India, April 30- Police opened a investigation against Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, tipped to be India's next prime minister, after he flashed his party's symbol and made a speech after casting his vote in a violation of election rules.

  • VADODARA, India, April 30- India's Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi looked triumphant after voting on Wednesday in the world's largest election, but the man tipped to be the next prime minister is still not assured of winning an outright majority.

  • *Sonia Gandhi takes centre stage with appeal to avert Congress election defeat. NEW DELHI, April 15- Sonia Gandhi, president of India's ruling Congress party, has issued a rare direct appeal to the nation not to return an opposition she said was motivated by "hatred and falsehood" in the country's general election.

  • NEW DELHI, April 6- When Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi gave a speech on the virtues of smaller government and privatisation on April 8 last year, supporters called him an ideological heir to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died that day.

  • NEW DELHI/ WASHINGTON, March 31- The U.S. ambassador to India has resigned following a row over the arrest of a junior Indian diplomat in New York that pushed relations between the world's biggest democracies to their lowest ebb in more than a decade.

  • *Congress manifesto targets inclusive growth. NEW DELHI, March 26- India's main opposition party would welcome more foreign direct investment in defence, if elected, but would delay opening up the country's market of more than 1.2 billion people to international retail chains like Wal-Mart.

  • *But wariness lingers in China- Russia ties. The underlying message from the head of Russia's biggest oil company, Rosneft, was clear: If Europe and the United States isolate Russia, Moscow will look East for new business, energy deals, military contracts and political alliances.