India will ask Swiss authorities to provide details on bank accounts held by its citizens, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said as he attempts to recover billions of dollars stashed overseas to avoid taxes.
Switzerland said it has no list of suspected Indian tax evaders and doesn’t plan to prepare one, after India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said he’d ask the European nation for details on bank accounts held by Indians.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he’s ready to take unpopular steps to improve the nation’s economy and fiscal health as his three-week-old government prepares to unveil its first federal budget next month.
Incoming Indian leader Narendra Modi told thousands of supporters in one of Hinduism’s holiest cities that he represented a break from past governments after winning the nation’s biggest electoral mandate in 30 years.
Himat Bahadur Singh recalls when former India Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi promised his village a bridge that would allow easy access to a community on the other side of the river. Thirty years later, he’s still waiting.
When Rajju Lal found her husband stumbling around in a drunken stupor on voting day in their Indian village five years ago, she corralled him at home and let him sleep it off on the floor. He never woke up.