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Manmohan Singh

  • *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.

  • Trade friction between the two countries has increased ahead of a general election in India, amid lingering tension over the recent arrest and strip search of a female diplomat in New York suspected of visa fraud.

  • India would not agree to tougher rules on protecting intellectual property, he added. "There are issues which India has raised where we feel there is very high and unacceptable protectionism," he told reporters in New Delhi.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 27- Indian opposition candidate for prime minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the country's millions of family-owned traders must learn to work with large modern stores and online retailers, in comments that could signal a shift in thinking.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 27- India's drive to break an infrastructure investment logjam has come too late to revive the economy before the forthcoming general election- and it could be years before it pays growth dividends for the next government.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 27- Indian opposition candidate for prime minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the country's millions of family-owned traders must learn to work with large modern shops and online retailers, in comments that could signal a shift in thinking.

  • *India violates intellectual property rights- U.S. group. NEW DELHI, Feb 25- 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, a move that could escalate already-strained tension between the two countries.

  • *India violates intellectual property rights- U.S. group. NEW DELHI, Feb 25- 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, a move that could escalate already-strained tension between the two countries.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 7- India on Friday cut its estimate of annual growth for the fiscal year to 4.9 percent from 5 percent because of a contraction in the manufacturing and mining sectors.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 7- India on Friday is likely to cut its estimate of 5 percent growth forecast for the fiscal year that ends on March 31, thanks to a slower-than-expected recovery by industries.

  • MUMBAI, Feb 2- The Indian state of Rajasthan has barred foreign direct investment in supermarkets, an ominous sign for global retailers who covet India's vast but fragmented retail sector if the country's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party comes to power nationally in upcoming elections.

  • As oil minister, he has overseen India's petroleum and natural gas needs.

  • MUMBAI, Jan 31- In his university days in India, Satya Nadella, likely the next chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp, was a relentless questioner. His elevation to the top spot at Microsoft would end a five-month search for a tech-savvy heavy-hitter to lead the company co-founded by Bill Gates.

  • MUMBAI, Jan 22- The biggest overhaul of India's monetary policy in 15 years aims to tackle the nagging inflation that pushes up credit costs and stifles investment, but the changes risk imperilling already weak economic growth in the absence of broader reforms.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 9- India will soon invite foreign businesses to help expand its once-mighty but now outdated railways, government sources said, in a move that would mark the opening up of one of the country's last great state-controlled industries.

  • *AugustaWestland parent Finmeccanica says to defend position. NEW DELHI, Jan 1- India cancelled its $770 million helicopter deal with Italian defence group Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland unit on Wednesday over what it termed a breach of integrity, but agreed to take part in an arbitration process.

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