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Separatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:22PM UTC Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses are closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir because of a protest by separatist groups against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Police and paramilitary soldiers patrolled Srinagar, Kashmir’s main city, to prevent demonstrations.

India’s Modi tightens his grip on power

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:49AM UTC Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

Narendra Modi and his fellow leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party believe they are on a 10-year mission to turn India into a successful world power with a strong nationalist base. On Oct. 19, they put two more building blocks in place with state assembly election victories in Maharashtra and Haryana, where they have ousted Congress Party governments and reduced that party to a humiliating also-ran role.

The buzz around India’s e-retailers: well-earned, or a lot of empty noise?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:30PM UTC Pic: AP.

There is no bigger MBA lesson than negotiating with a hard-bargaining-to-the-last-lemon or -onion housewife.

In major economic reform move, India deregulates diesel, raises gas prices

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 8:57AM UTC Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Pic: AP.

India has deregulated prices for diesel fuel while raising the cost of natural gas in the biggest-yet economic reform announced by new Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

Jailed Indian politician released on bail

By Sun, Oct 19, 2014 6:37PM UTC A supporter holds a portrait of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu state Jayaram Jayalalitha as he waits with others to greet their leader outside her residence after she was released from prison. Pic: AP.

Southern India’s powerful politician Jayaram Jayalalitha has been released on bail after being convicted and sentenced to four years for corruption.

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