Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Mar 30, 2015

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build. Booms from a 21-gun salute ...

Modi's Indian Ocean tour aimed at muscling out China

Mar 10, 2015

Modi's Indian Ocean tour aimed at muscling out China

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set to begin a tour of three Indian Ocean countries Tuesday as he seeks to prevent China from establishing a military foothold in a region his nation has dominated for decades. Modi was scheduled to visit Seychelles and ...

Feb 28, 2015

India pledges infrastructure spending to help economy 'fly'

India’s finance minister pledged major investment in infrastructure on Saturday, saying it was time for the economy to “fly,” as he unveiled the new right-wing government’s first full budget. Arun Jaitley said his government had inherited an economy dominated by “doom and gloom” when ...

Feb 22, 2015

China protests to India over Modi's visit to disputed area

China summoned India’s ambassador over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to a disputed border region in the Himalayas, a long-festering irritant in relations between the Asian giants. Modi on Friday visited the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, an immense territory of nearly 84,000 ...

Modi bets on GM crops to feed India

Feb 22, 2015

Modi bets on GM crops to feed India

by Mayank Bhardwaj

On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government’s reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops. The GM mustard planted in ...

Feb 15, 2015

Upstart Indian party slows Modi juggernaut

by Harsh V. Pant

Delhi voters appear ready to give the Aam Aadmi Party another chance after recent state elections. It testifies to the hard work that members of this anti-corruption upstart have done the past few months to reinstate confidence in their ability to deliver on commitments. ...