An ambush of political leaders in central India that killed 27 people underscored the resilience of the nation’s left-wing guerrilla movement four years into a government offensive to stamp out the insurgency.
Coal India Ltd.’s employees plan to go on an indefinite strike should the government proceed with a plan to raise 200 billion rupees ($3.7 billion) selling shares in the world’s biggest producer of the fuel.
At the heart of the Bailadila Hills in central India lie 1.1 billion tons of raw ore so pure and plentiful that half a century after miners first hacked at it with pickaxes, it remains the richest, and one of the largest, iron deposits on the planet.
States are granted the power to arrest or detain citizens. It follows that governments, which represent the state but are congregations of human actors, should exercise extreme self-restraint in depriving human beings of their liberty, and in particular never use the state's power to settle personal scores.
An Indian lawmaker has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s office, questioning whether Wal- Mart Stores Inc. violated rules while making Indian investments, according to a commerce ministry official in New Delhi, who asked not to be identified because he isn’t authorized to speak on the subject.
The ruling party of India’s most populous state and communist groups advised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against reviving plans to allow overseas companies to open supermarkets, a move already opposed by a key government ally. Shares of local retailers fell.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke to the country on television last week, amid national protests over unexpectedly bold economic reforms his government had just announced. A coalition partner has defected, leaving Singh without a majority in Parliament, so the prospects for his proposals aren’t good.