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Militants stage twin attacks in Kashmir, at least 10 dead

SRINAGAR, India, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Militants staged two attacks in India's Jammu and Kashmir state across from Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 10 people, authorities said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Indian police arrest politicians over communal violence

NEW DELHI, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Uttar Pradesh are rounding up 16 people including politicians after an Indian court ordered their arrest for allegedly inciting deadly communal violence.
Did the G20 fail?

Did the G20 fail?

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Group of 20 summit should have secured three achievements, which had been thoroughly discussed in advance and which had nothing to do with Syria.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

U.S. clarifies as concerns about quantitative easing rise

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United States has sought to clarify its monetary policy as the impact of quantitative easing by some advanced economies raises concerns in emerging ones.

India sees economic hope in Iran's oil

NEW DELHI, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- India's oil minister said the government could save $8.5 billion in foreign exchange spending if it started getting more crude oil from Iran.

PM promises action to reduce current account deficit

NEW DELHI, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday the government will act to reduce current account deficit, blamed for the sharp fall in the value of the rupee.

India's 'Coalgate' deepens

NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A brewing scandal over missing government files related to coal mining blocs allocation is unsettling India's government.

Rupee hits new low, stock markets extend losses

NEW DELHI, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The already-weakened Indian rupee closed at a new all-time low of 63.13 to the U.S. dollar Monday, while stocks sank on investor concerns about the economy.

India activates nuclear reactor on first Indian-built submarine

NEW DELHI, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The nuclear reactor on board India's first Indian-built nuclear submarine, INS Arihant, was activated, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

Pakistani soldiers injured as border controversy with India heats up

NEW DELHI, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Two Pakistani soldiers were wounded Wednesday in northern Kashmir in renewed clashes along a disputed border between Pakistan and India, officials said.

Vice President Joe Biden urges closer U.S.-Indian trade ties

MUMBAI, July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday urged India's business leaders to jump at the chance to enhance U.S. ties because both nations would benefit.
Biden begins visit to India with visit at Gandhi memorial

Biden begins visit to India with visit at Gandhi memorial

NEW DELHI, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden began his tour of India Monday at a memorial to Mohandas Ghandi, who led India's non-violent move to freedom from British rule.
PM Singh says India going through difficult period but urges optimism

PM Singh says India going through difficult period but urges optimism

NEW DELHI, July 19 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday the Indian economy is going through a difficult period but urged business leaders to avoid negative sentiments.

Militants kill 8 soldiers in Kashmir

NEW DELHI, June 25 (UPI) -- Militants killed eight soldiers in Srinagar, Kashmir, a day before a visit by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance party chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
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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
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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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