*Modi hosts Congress leaders Friday evening. *Congress demands rate of below 20 percent. NEW DELHI, Nov 27- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted opposition Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi for talks on Friday to try and break a deadlock over launching a new indirect tax, in a bid to put his economic recovery agenda back on track.
*Modi to host Congress leaders Friday evening. *Congress demands rate of below 20 percent. NEW DELHI, Nov 27- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited opposition Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi for talks on Friday to break a deadlock over the introduction of a new indirect tax in a bid to put his economic recovery agenda back on track.
NEW DELHI, Nov 27- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet opposition Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi on Friday evening to discuss a landmark tax reform and other bills to be debated in the winter session of parliament, his office said. "For the first time the prime minister has realized the importance of discussing a policy issue with the opposition,"...
Indian retailers are struggling to keep up online as e-commerce garner large investments.
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'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.
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.
Two bombs placed on bicycles exploded in a crowded market-place in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in India on Monday to try to win new investment in the face of fierce global competition.
Being a big wheel in the earth mover business, Vipin Sondhi has a very clear idea why the Indian economy is stuck in the mud and what the government must do to change the mindset of business executives, like himself.
India's central bank is widely expected to make a modest cut in interest rates later on Tuesday to support an economy set for its slowest growth in a decade, with a deeper cut unlikely due worries over the fiscal and external deficits and inflation.
India's industrial output shrank in November after a spurt the previous month, denting hopes of a recovery in economic growth and strengthening the case for an interest rate cut later this month.
One of hundreds of attacks reported in New Delhi each year, the brutal gang rape and murder of a young medical student in a private bus this month caught authorities and political parties flat-footed, slow to appreciate it had become symbolic of all the others.
India's government has announced an inquiry into the lobbying practices of Wal-Mart after a report that the giant retailer had pressed U.S. lawmakers to help gain access to foreign markets.
India's economic reform program faces a key parliamentary test this week on whether to let foreign retailers set up shop, in a vote that could pave the way for further measures to revive the economy.
Political inertia, red tape and a dearth of foreign investment are impeding a much needed overhaul.
ROME- Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi faced a fresh setback on Monday as early counting in a local election in Sicily showed his divided centre-right party trailing in a former stronghold and big gains for the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement.
WASHINGTON- With one week left in the tight battle for the White House, it's all about the vital swing state of Ohio. Unless it's about Colorado- or Iowa, or tiny New Hampshire.
NEW YORK- Hurricane Sandy, which could become the largest storm ever to hit the United States, is set to bring much of the East Coast, including New York and Washington, to a virtual standstill in the next few days with battering winds, flooding and the risk of widespread power outages.
BEELAHERI, India, Oct 25,- India is shaking up the way it gets billions of welfare dollars to the poor with a plan that could one day reshape the economy and tackle graft keeping millions in poverty, but in one small town a pilot of the new system is proving unpopular.