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India's Modi lashes Congress over Muslims on election eve

Hindu hardliner Narendra Modi, front-runner for premier on the eve of the world's biggest election, accused India's ruling Congress party of failing Muslims as his own party battled claims of fuelling religious tensions. Modi, who is tipped to win power on a promise of reviving the country's battered economy and creating jobs, also urged voters to give him a strong mandate during the marathon six-week ballot which starts on Monday.

India Congress manifesto pledges 'millions' of jobs

India's embattled ruling Congress party promised Wednesday to create millions of jobs and revive a sliding economy as it unveiled a populist manifesto aimed at averting electoral defeat. Reaching out to Congress's traditional constituency of poor voters, party leader Rahul Gandhi pledged "growth for all" as he released the manifesto at a rally for the general elections which kick off April 7. Gandhi declared $1 trillion would be spent to improve India's decrepit infrastructure, roads and railways if his party was returned to power for a third term.

India Congress manifesto pledges 'millions' of jobs

India's embattled ruling Congress party promised Wednesday to create millions of jobs and revive a sliding economy as it unveiled a populist manifesto aimed at averting electoral defeat. Reaching out to Congress's traditional constituency of poor voters, party leader Rahul Gandhi pledged "growth for all" as he released the manifesto at a rally for the general elections which kick off April 7. Gandhi declared $1 trillion would be spent to improve India's decrepit infrastructure, roads and railways if his party was returned to power for a third term.

India's Congress promises jobs bonanza in manifesto

India's floundering ruling Congress party announced Wednesday plans to create millions of jobs for the poor and revive the slumping economy in a last ditch effort to stave off defeat at national elections. Unveiling his party's manifesto for elections beginning April 7, Congress frontman Rahul Gandhi said $1 trillion would be spent on India's decrepit infrastructure, roads and railways if his party was returned to power.

Congress faces 'record low' in India election

Anger at corruption and despondency over the economy could see support for India's ruling Congress party hit an all-time low at next month's general elections, newspapers said Thursday. The day after the election commission announced the world's largest democracy would go to the polls from April 7, there was a consensus that the centre-left Congress's 10-year rule was drawing to a close.

'Time is short' for Congress to raise debt limit

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Monday that the United States will exhaust its borrowing authority on Friday without action by Congress to lift the debt limit. "Time is short. Congress needs to act to extend the nation's borrowing authority, and it needs to act now," Lew said in prepared remarks at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank.

'Time is short' for Congress to raise debt limit

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Monday that the United States will exhaust its borrowing authority on Friday without action by Congress to lift the debt limit. "Time is short. Congress needs to act to extend the nation's borrowing authority, and it needs to act now," Lew said in prepared remarks at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank.

'Time is short' for Congress to raise debt limit

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Monday that the United States will exhaust its borrowing authority on Friday without action by Congress to lift the debt limit. "Time is short. Congress needs to act to extend the nation's borrowing authority, and it needs to act now," Lew said in to prepared remarks at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank.

'Time is short' for Congress to raise debt limit

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Monday that the United States will exhaust its borrowing authority on Friday without action by Congress to lift the debt limit. "Time is short. Congress needs to act to extend the nation's borrowing authority, and it needs to act now," Lew said in to prepared remarks at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank.

Obama urges Congress to raise the minimum wage

US President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to raise the federal minimum wage, challenging legislators to help reverse deepening income disparity across the country. "Give America a raise," Obama told Congress in his State of the Union speech, urging support for a proposed bill that would hike the base rate nearly 40 percent. pmh/dc
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