U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on India to further open its economy to foreign investment and improve protection for intellectual property to help drive a possible fivefold increase in trade between the nations.
India’s Supreme Court rebuked federal investigators for allowing the government to vet the findings of a probe into alleged corruption in the award of coal blocks, setting off parliament protests and demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare began a three-day public fast in Mumbai as parliament debated legislation to curb graft that his group of activists and opposition parties have dismissed as too weak.
India’s government and opposition resolved differences over legislative changes to century-old laws on buying land for industry and roads, paving the way for parliamentary approval in the session which resumes next week.
Twenty-six holograms of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi strode onto stages across the Indian state last month as he sought re-election, a sample of the savvy that makes him a contender for national leader.
India’s government said it will create the country’s first bank exclusively for women, and set up a fund to boost female empowerment in honor of the victim of a brutal gang rape that reverberated around the world.
Police in New Delhi used water cannons and tear gas to disperse a protesting crowd demanding tougher rape laws in India as a 23-year old woman battled for life after she was brutalized in a moving bus on Dec. 16.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed to a parliamentary probe into the sale of mobile-phone licenses, surrendering to three months of opposition demands that had derailed legislation and eroded investor confidence.