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Karzai in India to discuss bi-lateral relations

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting India to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation between the two neighboring nations. During his four day visit, Kazrai is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and to visit Pune where he is to

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India to establish institute of mines in Afghanistan

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had pledged to establish mining institute in Afghanistan. A contract to that effect was signed between Manmohan Singh and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday in Kabul. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was accompanied by India’s

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Zinat Karzai, Afghanistan's 'invisible' first lady

She has been called Afghanistan’s invisible first lady. Zinat Karzai, the 43-year-old wife of Hamid Karzai, is rarely seen in public, prompting criticism that she is not doing enough to further the cause of women’s rights in her country. This

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Zinat Karzai, Afghanistan’s ‘invisible’ first lady

She has been called Afghanistan’s invisible first lady. Zinat Karzai, the 43-year-old wife of Hamid Karzai, is rarely seen in public, prompting criticism that she is not doing enough to further the cause of women’s rights in her country. This

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Indian Government Wins Vote on Retail Reform

India’s minority government narrowly won a final vote in parliament on Friday for its controversial move to allow in foreign supermarkets, giving a boost to its reform agenda. After heated debate, members in the upper house finally voted ‘yes’ to

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Manmohan Singh defends his recent economic plans

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defends the unpopular economic reforms he has to undertake for reviving investor confidence. The reforms include opening up India’s retail sector for foreign supermarket giants and allowing them to buy large stakes in the sector.

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India’s Nationwide Strike Against Supermarket Reforms

Demonstrators in India have taken to the streets to protest against a major hike in diesel prices and the opening up of India’s retail sector to foreign supermarkets such as Wal-Mart and Tesco. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT)

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India's Nationwide Strike Against Supermarket Reforms

Demonstrators in India have taken to the streets to protest against a major hike in diesel prices and the opening up of India’s retail sector to foreign supermarkets such as Wal-Mart and Tesco. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT)

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India’s government bites the bullet and opens up Indian retail to global markets

Held by the opposition team for months, the decision to open up India’s lucrative retail sector to international supermarket is reintroduced again. The move is made to revive India’s economic growth that has been lagging for quite some time now.

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Indian Police Raids Indian Companies over Coal Scandal

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have carried out investigations on the premises of five companies, various individuals and government officials who are alleged for cheating and misrepresenting facts prior to allocation of coalfields. According to the government’s auditors, of

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“Inaccuracies” in “misleading” assessment of the report- Manmohan Singh

In response to the stalemate caused by the Opposition over the recent coal report, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the coal blocks were allocated in a transparent manner through checks and balances and without any favor to any

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Manmohan Singh Should Quit-Indian MPs Demand

India’s parliament was upset over a recent report that the country lost USD 33bn by selling coalfields cheaply. India is the one of the largest producers of coal in the world. The country’s auditors said in the report that the

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Manmohan Singh

Dr. Manmohan Singh is the 17th and current Prime Minister of India. Singh is a member of the Indian National Congress party and became the first Sikh to become Prime Minister of India on May 22, 2004. He is one

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Manmohan Singh: Time to Revive the once Rosy Economy of India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh called on his officials to decide on measures that would help revive India’s economic growth. India’s economic pace is at its lowest pace, expanding at an annual rate of 5.3% in the first quarter. Rupee has

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