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.

India, Vietnam agree on more South China Sea oil development

NEW DELHI, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- India and Vietnam have agreed to expand oil exploration projects in the disputed South China Sea.

Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Summit comes under fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's government is on the defensive ahead of the 53-nation Commonwealth Summit after a British television crew complained of police interference.

Six die, dozens hurt in India political rally explosions; four arrests

PATNA, India, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Police in India's Bihar state said they were holding four people Monday in a series of bomb blasts that killed at least six people before a political rally.

Five people killed in series of bomb blasts at rally in Patna, India

PATNA, India, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Five people were killed in a series of blasts near a rally for India's prime minister candidate Narendra Modi in Patna Sunday just before he was to speak.

China promotes Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor

BEIJING, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- China says the proposed Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor could "change the geo-political map in Asia and the world."

China, India sign border pact during Indian PM visit

BEIJING, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- China and India concluded a border defense cooperation pact, making it a highlight of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the Asian neighbor.

India's controversial Kudankulam nuclear plant commissioned

NEW DELHI, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Electricity supply from India's controversial Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the southern Tamil Nadu state has been connected to a southern region power grid.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh begins China visit

BEIJING, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday began his three-day China visit to discuss the widening trade gap between the two countries.
Indian PM Manmohan Singh ends Russia visit

Indian PM Manmohan Singh ends Russia visit

MOSCOW, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Russia and India, in a strongly worded joint statement, spoke out against the "sheltering, arming, training or financing of terrorists."

Obama: Singh is 'outstanding partner' on trade, stability

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama Friday called Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "an outstanding partner" in promoting trade and stability in the Indian subcontinent.

Obama schedule for Friday, Sept. 27

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India in Washington Friday to discuss issues of mutual interest, the White House said.
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Manmohan Singh
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2009. UPI/Andrew Harrer/Pool

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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