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Manmohan Singh

  • *Jindal Steel, Hindalco shares plunge after court decision. NEW DELHI, Aug 25- India's top court on Monday declared as illegal government allocations of coal blocks since 1993, jeopardising projects built around the blocks and threatening to exacerbate a shortage of the fuel.

  • *Influential backers voice disappointment over Modi. *Indian premier stalls on major projects. NEW DELHI, Aug 13- As an election campaigner, Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive India's economy and put the country to work.

  • 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.

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

    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.