PM Modi says graft, red tapism history, invites investors

Modi said: “Red-tapism is falling. Cronyism is falling. Corruption is falling. The corrupt are running for cover. Middlemen in the corridors of power are history.” INVITING GLOBAL business to invest in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the “corrupt are running for cover” in the country and that middlemen in the corridors of power […]


Mutually beneficial RCEP deal is in interests of all nations: Modi

The PM’s comments comes amid hectic negotiations from 10-nation ASEAN and six other countries — India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand to seal the deal As negotiations to finalise the long-overdue Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) enter final stages, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India has put forward reasonable proposals in a […]


U.S. Congressman applauds Modi for ‘bold’ steps in Jammu and Kashmir

Article 370 created a “polarising environment”, says George Holding An influential American Congressman on Thursday applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the “bold steps” on Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating an “outdated and temporary” provision of the Constitution. On Thursday, through a government notification, two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh came […]


Ayesha’s stove

‘Beneficiary No. 8 crore’ of the Ujjwala scheme wanted biryani to be the first dish she made using her LPG connection. Some problems later, it’s tea. AMIDST the wood smoke that fills her thatched kitchen on the outskirts of Ajanta village in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district, Ayesha Shaikh’s smile shines brightly. On September 7, Prime Minister […]


A $45 billion bet on Narendra Modi’s India is unwinding

“The euphoria around Modi before 2014 has tapered off,” said Salman Ahmed, the London-based chief investment strategist at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, which oversees about $52 billion. Global investors are starting to fall out of love with Narendra Modi. After pouring $45 billion into India’s stock market over the past six years on hopes that […]