Cabinet of India http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25567/all en Delhi rape accused lived on margins of India's boom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/delhi-rape-accused-lived-margins-indias-boom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Matthias Williams and Arup Roychoudhury</p> <p>BADAUN, India/NEW DELHI, Jan 12 (Reuters) - In a village in India's Uttar Pradesh state, a woman sits hunched on the ground in a green shawl, visibly weak and shivering in the January cold. She says she has not eaten for days, and neither have her five young children.</p> <p>She has never heard of Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, having never ventured further from her village than a nearby market town, and ekes out a living working in potato fields on other people's land.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/delhi-rape-accused-lived-margins-indias-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cabinet of India Entertainment Government of India Indian people Social Issues Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:15:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733519 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian PM: "no business as usual" with Pakistan after Kashmir clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/indian-pm-no-business-usual-pakistan-after-kashmir-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday there could be no business as usual with Pakistan after a clash last week along the line dividing the arch-rivals in Kashmir in which two Indian soldiers were killed and their bodies mutilated.</p> <p>"After this barbaric act there cannot be business as usual," a senior official in Singh's office quoted him as saying at a military event.</p> <p>(Reporting By Satarupa Bhattacharjya; Editing by John Chalmers)</p> Cabinet of India Government of India Indian people Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734645 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ India parliament attack plotter to hang: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/urgent-india-parliament-attack-plotter-hang-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fruit seller who was sentenced to death for taking part in the plot to attack India's parliament in 2001 is to be executed on Saturday after his final mercy plea was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.</p> <p>Asked to comment on reports that Mohammed Afzal Guru would hang on Saturday, Home Secretary R. K. Singh told AFP: "Yes, but not as yet."</p> <p>rn/co/jah</p> Cabinet of India AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:46:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750746 at http://www.globalpost.com India's monthly industrial output shrinks surprise 0.6% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/indias-monthly-industrial-output-shrinks-surprise-06 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's industrial output shrank unexpectedly in December for a second straight month, official data showed on Tuesday, dampening hopes that Asia's third-largest economy is reviving.</p> <p>The 0.6 percent fall in December output at factories, mines and utilities, undershot market expectations of a nearly one percent rise and cast doubt on assertions by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram that the economy is on the mend.</p> <p>The production figure "dashes hope of a mild recovery", said Shubhada Rao, chief economist at India's Yes Bank.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/indias-monthly-industrial-output-shrinks-surprise-06" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cabinet of India Government of India Indian people AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:45:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753577 at http://www.globalpost.com British PM offers to cooperate with India on graft probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/british-pm-offers-cooperate-india-graft-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Prime Minister David Cameron promised full cooperation with India and its police as a probe into alleged kickbacks in a helicopter deal clouded his meetings Tuesday with leaders in New Delhi.</p> <p>Cameron arrived in India on Monday with what he called the biggest-ever British overseas business delegation, pushing for better access to the booming market of 1.2 billion people and greater trade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/british-pm-offers-cooperate-india-graft-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cabinet of India David Cameron Government of India Indian people Social Issues AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 06:15:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759573 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian unions call strike as government grapples with deficit, kickbacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/indian-unions-call-strike-government-grapples-deficit-kickbacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Major Indian trade unions have called for a two-day strike starting on Wednesday, as the beleaguered government prepares to present an austerity budget to parliament and weather a corruption scandal in a big arms deal.</p> <p>Financial services, mining and transport are likely to be affected by the strike, called by all major trade unions to protest high inflation, a fuel price increase and what they say are violations of labour laws.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/indian-unions-call-strike-government-grapples-deficit-kickbacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cabinet of India Government of India Indian people Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:16:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759944 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian PM appeals to lawmakers to act 'responsibly' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/indian-pm-appeals-lawmakers-act-responsibly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's premier urged lawmakers Thursday to engage in "responsible" debate as the government seeks to push the annual budget and controversial economic reforms to spur the economy through parliament.</p> <p>Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's appeal came as parliament was to begin a new session in which the government is due to announce next week a budget expected to feature the most belt-tightening in years despite elections looming in 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/indian-pm-appeals-lawmakers-act-responsibly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cabinet of India Government of India Indian people Social Issues AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:15:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761768 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian PM appeals to lawmakers to act 'responsibly' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/indian-pm-appeals-lawmakers-act-responsibly-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's prime minister appealed to lawmakers Thursday to engage in "responsible" debate as his government battles to push an expected tough budget and controversial economic reforms through parliament.</p> <p>Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's call came as lawmakers began a new session in which the government will unveil a budget that analysts believe will eschew populist measures in favour of reining in spending -- despite polls due in 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/indian-pm-appeals-lawmakers-act-responsibly-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cabinet of India Government of India Indian people Social Issues AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:01:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762148 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ India's PM calls bombings "dastardly act" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/urgent-indias-pm-calls-bombings-dastardly-act <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Police said three blasts hit a crowded suburb of the city. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Editor&#39;s note: Check <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130221/india-hyderabad-hit-serial-bomb-blasts-15-killed" target="_blank">here</a> for the latest news on this story.</em></p> <p>India&#39;s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described Thursday&#39;s bombings which killed 18 people in the southern city of Hyderabad as a &quot;dastardly act&quot; and vowed to punish those responsible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/urgent-indias-pm-calls-bombings-dastardly-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cabinet of India Government of India Indian people War AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:01:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762284 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/reuters-science-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>India to launch mission to Mars this year, says president</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/reuters-science-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Astrology Cabinet of India Government of India Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 06:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764042 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/reuters-science-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>India to launch mission to Mars this year, says president</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/reuters-science-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cabinet of India Government of India Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764208 at http://www.globalpost.com India arrests man for 'spying for Pakistan' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/india-arrests-man-spying-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Indian man has been arrested on charges of spying for Islamabad on military wargames staged on India's border with Pakistan, police said on Monday.</p> <p>The 35-year-old man is accused of passing on details of the exercises held by the Indian Air Force on Friday in the western desert state of Rajasthan, senior state police officer D.S. Dinkar told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/india-arrests-man-spying-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cabinet of India Government of India Indian people Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:47:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766045 at http://www.globalpost.com India unveils 16% rise in annual public spending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/india-unveils-16-rise-annual-public-spending <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's finance minister proposed a 16 percent rise in public spending Thursday in his annual budget as he sought to balance demands for pre-election spending with alarm over the public deficit.</p> <p>Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, presenting the eighth budget of his career, acknowleged that the Indian economy was in a "trough" and that he had been required to cut expenditure in the current financial year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/india-unveils-16-rise-annual-public-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cabinet of India Government of India P. Chidambaram Parliament of India Technology AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:00:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769344 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: India unveils 16% rise in annual public spending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/corrected-india-unveils-16-rise-annual-public-spending <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's finance minister proposed a 16 percent rise in public spending Thursday in his annual budget as he sought to balance demands for pre-election spending with alarm over the public deficit.</p> <p>Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, presenting the eighth budget of his career, acknowleged that the Indian economy was in a "trough" and that he had been required to cut expenditure in the current financial year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/corrected-india-unveils-16-rise-annual-public-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cabinet of India Government of India P. Chidambaram Parliament of India Technology AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:31:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769366 at http://www.globalpost.com India hikes spending while vowing to tackle deficit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/india-hikes-spending-while-vowing-tackle-deficit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's government proposed a 16-percent jump in pre-election spending Thursday targeted at voters in rural areas, while also pledging to shrink the gaping public deficit which has alarmed investors.</p> <p>Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, presenting the 2013/2014 budget to parliament, acknowledged the economy was in a "trough" and that he had been required to cut expenditure in the current financial year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/india-hikes-spending-while-vowing-tackle-deficit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cabinet of India Government Government of India Politics Technology AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:31:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769464 at http://www.globalpost.com