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Huge Ponzi Scandal Unfolds in India

Millions of small investors in eastern India have lost their life savings with the collapse of the politically well-wired Saradha Group, whose boss, Sudipta Sen, is now behind bars and with more than US$800 mil... Read More...
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India’s Modi Draws Huge US Crowds

Just back from a tumultuous five-day visit to the US, Narendra Modi yesterday launched his Swacch Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Movement) by sweeping up rubbish in Valmiki Basti, a Delhi neighborhood where Mahatm... Read More...
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India, China Agree Deals Despite Face-Off

India and China’s leaders have agreed in Delhi on plans for economic and other cooperation despite the fact that more than 1,000 troops from each side are facing off against each other in Ladakh on the two coun... Read More...
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Modi’s Energetic First 100 Days

Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata government is now celebrating its first 100 days in power. He is in Japan this weekend on his first big international visit as the guest of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  Two da... Read More...
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India’s Modi Gets Moving

Narendra Modi has yet to show that his government can make a significant difference to the way that India is run and performs, but on Friday he impressed critics as well as supporters with his first Independenc... Read More...
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India’s Modi and Jaitley Slow Off the Mark

The current disillusionment with India’s new government is not surprising given the images built up in the past by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Modi, previously a powerful ... Read More...
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Modi’s More Nuanced Than You’d Think

Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi is much more fluent in English than most people assume. He rarely speaks the language in public or in private meetings, and seems to be encouraging his cabinet to make Hindi ... Read More...