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Exclusive: Modi's party wants expansionary economic policy ahead of India election

Jan 16 2019

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party is in favor of an expansionary economic policy and does not consider the government's plan to keep the fiscal deficit to 3.3 percent of GDP as "sacrosanct", a party spokesman told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Modi's party wants expansionary economic policy ahead of India election

Jan 16 2019

NEW DELHI, Jan 16 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party is in favour of an expansionary economic policy and does not consider the government's plan to keep the fiscal deficit to 3.3 percent of GDP as "sacrosanct", a party spokesman told Reuters.

India's Gandhi vows to reform sales tax, seek investment as poll nears

Jan 12 2019

NEW DELHI India's main opposition Congress party will simplify the goods and services tax (GST) and take "rational economic decisions" to attract foreign investment if voted back to power in a general election due by May, its leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday.

Factbox: PM Modi aims to tempt voters with pre-election perks

Jan 11 2019

NEW DELHI India's government has recently announced a series of measures to try to win over farmers, small business owners and the less well-off, after the ruling party suffered setbacks in state elections and with a general election due in months.

FACTBOX-Indian PM Modi aims to tempt voters with pre-election perks

Jan 11 2019

NEW DELHI, Jan 11 India's government has recently announced a series of measures to try to win over farmers, small business owners and the less well-off, after the ruling party suffered setbacks in state elections and with a general election due in months.

India's Gandhi rebuked for 'misogynistic' remarks against defense minister

Jan 10 2019

NEW DELHI Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has come under fire for "misogynistic" remarks when he asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "be a man" and not field a woman, the defense minister, to defend him in debates over a controversial fighter jet deal.

Regional party quits India's ruling coalition over citizenship row

Jan 07 2019

NEW DELHI A small regional party in India quit Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling coalition on Monday, protesting against his bid to give citizenship to hundreds of thousands of non-Muslims from neighboring countries such as Bangladesh.

India rejects Trump's 'sermons' on Afghanistan, says it is building lives

Jan 04 2019

NEW DELHI India's ruling and opposition parties condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's comments this week mocking New Delhi's role in war-torn Afghanistan, where the South Asian country has invested billion of dollars in economic projects and military training.

Bangladesh PM Hasina rejects complaints of rigging after landslide win

Dec 31 2018

DHAKA Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday rejected opposition complaints of vote rigging and said people had gone to the polls enthusiastically in a general election that her ruling alliance swept with a landslide. | Video

Bangladesh PM takes big lead as opposition rejects poll alleging vote rigging

Dec 30 2018

DHAKA Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling party took a big lead over the opposition in a national election on Sunday, early results and trends showed, in a poll that was marred by allegations of vote rigging and violence that killed 17 people. | Video

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