Annan visits an India with U.N. hopes

NEW DELHI, April 26 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan Tuesday began a four-day visit to India, in which Indian hopes for a Security Council seat will be high on the agenda. Indian leaders are expected to lobby Annan in their campaign for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security

300 arrested to protect Kashmir bus link

SRINAGAR, India, April 5 (UPI) -- Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say they have made around 300 arrests to safeguard the start of a bus service between the Indian and Pakistani sectors. The arrests of suspected militants took place Sunday and Monday in Srinagar and elsewhere in the In

Health groups slam India's new patent law

NEW DELHI, March 24 (UPI) -- The lower house of the Indian parliament has passed a controversial patent bill making it illegal for domestic pharmaceutical companies to make generic copies of patented drugs, but international health aid groups have slammed the new law, saying it would
HARBAKSH SINGH NANDA, UPI Business Correspondent

Former Indian PM cremated

HYDERABAD, India, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Former Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was cremated Saturday with full state honors in Hyderabad, the BBC reported.

Bottom Line: Rao, RIP

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Former Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, a towering political figure in his country's economic surge over the last generation, passed away on Dec. 23 at

Indian leaders praise Arafat

NEW DELHI, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A high-level delegation from India attending Yasser Arafat's funeral in Cairo Friday carried glowing tributes from the Indian leadership.

Global leaders discuss India's world role

NEW DELHI, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Indian and foreign political and corporate leaders began a two-day conference Friday in New Delhi to address South Asian political and economic cooperation.

India's prime minister no pushover

NEW DELHI, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held a Saturday news conference and silenced his critics, declaring his Congress party government was there to stay.

Forbes: Rice 'world's most powerful woman'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice is the world's most powerful women, according to a Forbes magazine top 100 list.

Families of fire victims to receive aid

NEW DELHI, July 19 (UPI) -- Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi Monday announced $5 million in relief funds for families of the victims of Friday's school fire in southern India.

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

Cricket brings peace and cash to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 30 (UPI) -- The Pakistan Cricket Board earned $21 million from the recent cricket series between India and Pakistan, the board's chairman said Sunday.

India's Gandhi to visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 25 (UPI) -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf telephoned Indian political leader Sonia Gandhi Tuesday and invited her to visit Islamabad for peace talks.

Bottom Line: Gandhi's unpower-grab

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Supporters of Sonia Gandhi were correct that the leader of the triumphant Congress Party had earned the right to become India's next prime minister. She was equ

Manmohan Singh sworn in as India's 13th PM

NEW DELHI, May 22 (UPI) -- Manmohan Singh was sworn in Saturday as India's 13th prime minister and it's first non-Hindu head of state.

The economic mind of India's new PM

CALCUTTA, India, May 21 (UPI) -- He has neither the charisma nor the political legacy of the famous Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Yet in a dramatic twist of events in India on Wednesday, former Finance
INDRAJIT BASU, UPI Business Correspondent

India vows to continue peace with Pakistan

NEW DELHI, May 20 (UPI) -- India's Prime Minister-elect Manmohan Singh Thursday pledged to pursue peace with neighboring Pakistan. "We seek the most friendly relations with our neighbors. ... More so with Pakistan than any other," Singh said in his first news conference.

India's new PM: no 2 power centers

NEW DELHI, May 20 (UPI) -- India's prime minister-elect Manmohan Singh Thursday denied there will be two power centers in his government -- him and Congress Party head Sonia Gandhi.

Manmohan Singh to be India's new PM

NEW DELHI, May 19 (UPI) -- India's Congress Party has picked former Finance Minister Manmohan Singh to be prime minister, a day after party leader Sonia Gandhi turned down the job.

Gandhi turns down Prime Minister's job

NEW DELHI, May 18 (UPI) -- Political uncertainty engulfed India Tuesday after Italian-born Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi declined to become the new Prime Minister.

Gandhi shows reluctance to be new PM

NEW DELHI, May 18 (UPI) -- India plunged into a political uncertainty after Italian-born Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi declined to become the new Prime Minister.

India, Pakistan nuclear talks to go ahead

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 17 (UPI) -- Pakistan Monday said nuclear talks with India will go on as scheduled despite a change of government in New Delhi.

The Bear's Lair: Another victim for Demos

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- India's rejection of prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee reminds one in its ingratitude of Britain's rejection of Winston Churchill in 1945. Like Margaret Thatc

Sonia Gandhi to be India's new premier

NEW DELHI, May 16 (UPI) -- India's Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi will be the new prime minister of India, a senior party official announced Sunday.

Pakistan: Peace with India to continue

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 15 (UPI) -- Internal political changes cannot affect the current peace process between India and Pakistan, Pakistan's prime minister said Saturday.
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