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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.

World Bank sees 6 percent growth for India

NEW DELHI, March 12 (UPI) -- India's economy is expected to grow 6 percent next year, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in New Delhi.

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Indian president signs rape ordinance

NEW DELHI, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Indian President Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance on sexual assault despite objections by women's rights groups that said the measure was weak.

Geithner welcomes India reforms

NEW DELHI, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner welcomed the reforms recently announced by India, saying they offer a promising path to improving growth.

Geithner, Bernanke going to India, Japan

NEW DELHI, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's India visit this week is well-timed, with the country planning reforms favoring foreign investments, observers say.

Home minister calls incident terror attack

NEW DELHI, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The bomb attack on an Israeli embassy car in New Delhi was a "terrorist attack" carried out by a "well-trained person," India's Home Minister said.

Indian militants likely set off court bomb

NEW DELHI, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Home-grown terrorists are likely responsible for last week's deadly attack on the Delhi High Court, India's Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said.

India raises concern about Pakistan

NEW DELHI, May 3 (UPI) -- The killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden underlines India's concern about terror groups finding sanctuary in Pakistan, the Indian home minister said.
India marks anniversary of Mumbai terror

India marks anniversary of Mumbai terror

MUMBAI, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- India marked the second anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attacks Friday with memorial ceremonies and a military parade, officials said.

Indian court divides holy site in thirds

NEW DELHI, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- An Indian court Thursday ruled a disputed religious site will be split into three portions, two-thirds for Hindus and one-third for Muslims, attorneys said.

Indian govt. agrees to create new state

HYDERABAD, India, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Indian government, bowing to protesters' demands, agreed to carve out a separate state to be called Telangana from its southern Andhra Pradesh state.

Terror group threat to India more grave

NEW DELHI, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Terror groups based in Pakistan have become a greater threat to India since last November's Mumbai attacks, India's Home Minister said Monday.

India plans to pull army from Kashmir

NEW DELHI, June 12 (UPI) -- India plans to withdraw its troops from counterinsurgency operations in Kashmir, for years a disputed territory and battlefield, India's home minister says.

India: Suspect tied to Lashkar-e-Toiba

NEW DELHI, June 5 (UPI) -- A terror suspect arrested in New Delhi has ties to the founder of the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba, an Indian official said Friday.

Assam blasts kill 5 in India

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- At least five people were killed in three New Year's Day bombings in the eastern Assam state of India, which is still recovering from the Mumbai terror attacks.

Copters provide security over Orissa areas

NEW DELHI, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Helicopters patrolled the skies Wednesday over violence-wracked areas of India after Christians expressed fear of hostilities during Christmas.

Interpol promises help with Mumbai probe

NEW DELHI, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Interpol Secretary-General Ronald Noble promised Saturday to provide any assistance needed in the investigation into the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Indo-Bangladesh border fence to speed up

NEW DELHI, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- India's home minister said Wednesday the government will speed up the fencing of its 2,500-mile border with Bangladesh for increased security.

Indian security overhaul proposed

NEW DELHI, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- India's new home minister, noting the rising threat of terror following the Mumbai attacks, Thursday proposed to restructure the country's security apparatus.

Indian ministry rejects oil bonds plan

NEW DELHI, May 14 (UPI) -- India's Finance Ministry has rejected a plan to issue oil bonds to help state-run oil marketing companies reeling from massive losses.

Commentary: Not by bread alone

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Food riots suddenly erupted widely. Links with the subprime mortgage crisis dubbed the global upheaval the Perfect Storm.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

India unveils budget to fight poverty

NEW DELHI, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- India's government Monday unveiled its annual budget for the next fiscal year, allocating greater resources to tackling poverty.

India calls for fair trade rules in WTO

NEW DELHI, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- India has gradually attained the image of a spearheading leader of developing and under-developed countries to take on the rich and developed countries in the W
HARBAKSH SINGH NANDA, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis:India's economic logic to prevail

SINGAPORE, June 10 (UPI) -- The new Indian government may be tempted by populism measures when it announces its budget in July, but many economists are actually more positive than newspape
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent
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