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  • The opening of the insurance sector-- which has languished in parliament for more than six years-- is one of a series of measures that Modi hopes will make it easier for overseas firms to bet on India's growth story. The legislation will shake up India's overcrowded life insurance sector, allowing global insurers such as Britain's Prudential-- which holds a...

  • Indian parliament to vote on Modi's insurance bill Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:50 AM ET

    The opening of the insurance sector- which has languished in parliament for more than six years- is one of a series of measures that Modi hopes will make it easier for overseas firms to bet on India's growth story. The legislation would shake up India's overcrowded life insurance sector, allowing global insurers such as Britain's Prudential- which holds a...

  • NEW DELHI, March 11- An Indian court summoned former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday over accusations of criminal conspiracy and corruption over the award of a coal field during his term, in a blow for the Gandhi dynasty that ruled India until last year. A special court under the Central Bureau of Investigation summoned the former prime minister...

  • NEW DELHI, March 11- Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was summoned on Wednesday by a court accused of criminal conspiracy in an inquiry into the award of coal fields during his term, in a blow for the Gandhi dynasty that ruled India until last year. Most coal block awards made by Singh's government, which ran India for a decade, were overturned by the Supreme...

  • NEW DELHI, March 11- Indian ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stands accused of criminal conspiracy over the allocation of a coal block to Hindalco Industries, a source at the Central Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday.

  • NEW DELHI, March 11- India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was summoned as an accused to appear in court as part of an inquiry into the allocation of coal blocks during his administration, Indian media reported on Wednesday. Most coal block awards made by Singh's government, which ran India for a decade until last year, were overturned by the Supreme Court...

  • *United States sees India as counterweight to China. NEW DELHI, Jan 25- In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defence ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership.

  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade on Sunday, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. Signaling his determination to take ties to a higher level, Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug Obama as he landed in New Delhi earlier in the day.

  • They ironed out differences over the liability of suppliers to India in the event of a nuclear accident and the United States dropped a demand to be able to track the whereabouts of material supplied to the country, TV news networks said. The White House declined to comment on the reports and the spokesman for India's Ministry of External Affairs said only "we...

  • Signalling his determination to take ties to a higher level, Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug Obama as he landed in New Delhi earlier in the day. It was a remarkable spectacle given that, just a year ago, Modi was persona non grata in Washington and denied a visa to the United States. The White House declined to comment on the reports and the spokesman for...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 25- Signalling his determination to take relations with the United States to a higher level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug U.S. Obama's visit is a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner and he will seek to nurture friendship with a prime minister who a year ago was persona non grata in...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 25- In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, U.S. President Barack Obama landed in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic visit and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who a year ago was persona non grata in Washington. The United States views India as a vast market and potential counterweight to China's assertiveness in...

  • Unlikely buddies Obama and Modi aim high on India trip Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW DELHI, Jan 25- In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, U.S. President Barack Obama lands in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic parade and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who until last year was persona non grata in Washington. The United States views India as a vast market and potential counterweight to China's...

  • MUMBAI, Dec 16- An Indian court asked for further investigation into an illegal coalfield allocation case involving Hindalco Industries on Tuesday, rejecting an earlier report from the federal police that said the probe was likely to be closed. The Central Bureau of Investigation said in August it was likely to close the case against Hindalco's billionaire...

  • *Israel helped India in shift to micro-irrigation. Since Modi came to power in May, ties between Israel and India have been in overdrive, with the two signing a series of defence and technology deals that have underscored their burgeoning commercial and political relationship. In October, India closed a $520 million deal to buy Israeli anti-tank missiles.

  • MUMBAI, Nov 18- The head of Future Group, one of India's largest and most established retailers, admits he can't keep up with web sites like Snapdeal and Flipkart when it comes to spending money to entice shoppers to buy online. Private investors have poured $2.3 billion into India's e-commerce companies so far this year, according to consulting firm Technopak,...

  • Bolstering Japan-India Ties   Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 9:42 PM ET
    Bolstering Japan-India Ties

    Stephen Nagy, Assistant Professor, Department of Japanese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, says Japan is the ideal partner to provide the capital and technology investment that India needs.

  • India to Put Investors Before Voters in Budget Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 6:50 PM ET
    India Finance Minister P Chidambaram

    India's finance minister had a bruising battle with cabinet colleagues in the run-up to the budget he unveils this week, rebuffing demands for pre-election spending and insisting on austerity to shore up investors' faith in India's economy.

  • Italy's Finmeccanica Delays Results Over India Probe Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:53 AM ET

    Italian defence group Finmeccanica has delayed publication of its 2012 results after a bribery probe connected with the sale of 12 helicopters to Indian authorities, it said on Thursday.

  • Bomb Blasts Rock Southern Indian City; at Least 11 Dead Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 7:13 PM ET
    India’s Secret Weapon: Its Young Population

    Two bombs placed on bicycles exploded in a crowded market-place in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.