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Court stays release of three convicted in former PM's assassination

NEW DELHI, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- India's top court blocked the release Thursday of three people convicted in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Indian state moves to free 7 convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination

CHENNAI, India, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- India's Tamil Nadu state decided to free all seven prisoners convicted in the 1991 assassination of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a government official said.

Finance minister presents optimistic outlook for India's economy

NEW DELHI, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- India's finance minister offered an optimistic outlook for the country's economy Monday, saying the fiscal deficit is declining while the growth rate is rising.

India needs nuclear power, for now -- minister

NEW DELHI, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- India needs to rely on nuclear power until it can further develop renewable energy, said a government official.

Indian lawmaker group calls for boosting renewable electricity

NEW DELHI, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- India has 7.5 million households without access to electricity, says a new report by a group of Indian lawmakers.

Abe's visit brings India, Japan closer together

NEW DELHI, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a close friend of India, ended his visit with several agreements including a navy drill to be joined by the United States.

India and South Korea to cooperate on nuclear power?

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye is expected to seek nuclear power deals during her four-day state visit to India, which began Wednesday.

India urges Asian unity for fair LNG pricing

NEW DELHI, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged Asian buyers of imported liquefied natural gas to unite to demand fair pricing.
Indian PM Manmohan Singh says he will step down after elections

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says he will step down after elections

NEW DELHI, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has held the post for nearly 10 years, said he will leave office after elections this year.

India cancels helicopter deal with Anglo-Italian firm

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- India canceled a $600 million deal with Anglo-Italian Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland over allegations of kickbacks, officials said.

U.S.Secretary of State Kerry expresses 'regret' over diplomat incident

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to contain the escalating diplomatic crisis with New Delhi over the arrest of a female Indian diplomat in New York.

India to offer BHP Billiton incentives to keep oil and gas blocks?

NEW DELHI, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- India is trying to convince mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. to stay invested in the country, and may offer a partnership with state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp as an incentive, an oil ministry official said.
Former President Bush to join Obamas at Mandela's memorial

Former President Bush to join Obamas at Mandela's memorial

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died at age 95 after a long illness, will be buried in the province where he was born, officials said.

India needs $2.1 trillion investment for energy: IEA

NEW DELHI, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- India's energy demand will double by 2035 on back of economic growth and rise in population, said the head of the International Energy Agency.

India courts international energy investors

NEW DELHI, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh marked the Tuesday inauguration of an interstate gas pipeline with an invitation to investors to join the Indian energy sector.
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Manmohan Singh (Punjabi: ਮਨਮੋਹਨ ਸਿੰਘ ; Hindi: मनमोहन सिंह  ( listen); born 26 September 1932) is the 13th and current Prime Minister of India. He is the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term. A Sikh, he was the first non-Hindu to occupy the office. Singh is also the 7th Prime Minister belonging to the Indian National Congress party.

Singh previously carried out economic reforms in India in 1991, during his tenure as the Finance Minister, under the leadership of P. V. Narasimha Rao, from 1991 to 1996. These reforms resulted in the end of the Licence Raj system, helping to open the Indian economy to greater international trade and investment.

In 2010, Newsweek magazine recognized him as a world leader who is respected by other heads of state, describing him as "the leader other leaders love." The article quoted Mohamed ElBaradei, who remarked that Dr. Singh is "the model of what a political leader should be." Singh is number 18 on the 2010 Forbes list of the world's most powerful people. Forbes magazine described Singh as being "universally praised as India's best prime minister since Nehru".

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