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India, Australia seal key nuclear deal

Conservative leaders Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi have sealed a long-awaited nuclear energy deal, paving the way for Australia to sell uranium to India, crippled by power shortages and blackouts. The two prime ministers hailed th

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Japan to double India investment in 5 years

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported.

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Modi to target record asset sales in first budget

India's new government will seek to raise up to a record $11.7 billion in asset sales in its maiden budget this week, a senior government source said, bolstering state finances and buying time for structural reforms to revive a weak economy.

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Indian PM plans first labour overhaul in decades

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws, part of a plan to revive the flagging economy, boost manufacturing and create millions of jobs. Successive

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Indian premier Modi beats White House in Twiplomacy

India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@NarendraModi) has surpassed US White House account to become the fourth-most followed world leader on Twitter, with 4,981,777 followers, said a study. Modi, who surpassed the White

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Indian govt sets out investor-friendly agenda

India's new government will pursue a broad economic reform agenda focused on job creation through public and private investment that also makes containing inflation its top priority, President Pranab Mukherjee told parliament on Monday.

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India's new finance minister faces huge challenges

Hardened by a term in prison as a student leader and polished over a career as a successful and urbane courtroom lawyer, Arun Jaitley, India's new finance minister, could prove an effective foil for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Modi sworn-in; speaks of 'glorious future'

Narendra Modi was sworn in as India's prime minister in an elaborate ceremony at New Delhi's resplendent presidential palace on Monday, after a sweeping election victory that ended two terms of rule by the Congress party.

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Twitter to take India election innovations global

Social networking company Twitter is planning to replicate parts of its India election strategy across countries that go to polls this year, after it emerged as a key tool for politicians and media companies during the world's largest democr

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Pakistan PM to attend Modi swearing-in ceremony

Pakistan has accepted an invitation to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend the inauguration of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, an official said on Saturday. The Pakistani premier's attendance will be a first i

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