Indian firms and farmers applaud Modi's move to reject RCEP trade deal

Asia Pacific Nov 5, 2019

Indian firms and farmers applaud Modi's move to reject RCEP trade deal

Indian farmers and businesses on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to opt out of a sprawling Asian trade pact, with the country's largest dairy producer Amul thanking the leader for "supporting livelihoods." New Delhi's 11th-hour rejection of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ...

No Kashmiri flag or constitution under Indian-imposed changes

Asia Pacific Oct 31, 2019

No Kashmiri flag or constitution under Indian-imposed changes

India on Thursday formally implemented legislation approved by Parliament in early August that removes Indian-controlled Kashmir's semiautonomous status and begins direct federal rule of the disputed area amid a harsh security lockdown and widespread public disenchantment. The legislation divides the former state of Jammu and ...

Modi and Xi vow to work together against 'radicalization'

Asia Pacific / Politics Oct 12, 2019

Modi and Xi vow to work together against 'radicalization'

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indian host Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged at an informal summit to cooperate against "radicalization," India said late Friday, after the Asian giants with historically prickly ties had exchanged sharp words over Kashmir. The seaside meeting aimed at mending ...