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Bahrain, India agree to strengthen ties

Leaders of Bahrain and India today agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of trade, investment and technology for the common benefits of the two friendly peoples. Bahrain's His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and

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Eyeing polls, India PM adds new blood to cabinet

  Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave his cabinet an overdue facelift on Sunday, bringing in younger ministers in a bid to breathe new life into his aged, scandal-tainted government ahead of state and federal elections.

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India may roll back diesel hike as coalition cracks

  India's crisis-torn government looked set to offer a limited rollback of its hike in diesel prices on Wednesday after a key ally withdrew from the coalition, reducing it to a minority administration and raising the risk of

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India ally to quit cabinet, coalition safe for now

Leaders of a key party in India's ruling coalition travelled to Delhi on Monday to formally quit the government, a move that will force a weakened prime minister to find alternative alliances to stay in power. The move by the DMK party, an

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India's PM vows to press on despite scandals

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh vowed on Wednesday to stay in office to press ahead with reforms, denying a series of massive corruption scandals had made him a lame duck leader.      Allegations the governme

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India PM launches education for all plan

India's prime minister promised on Thursday to launch a guarantee of free elementary education, in a fresh sign the government was focusing on big-ticket programmes to consolidate its rural and poor voters. The implementation of the law, p

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India's PM reaches out to Pakistan

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday reached out to Pakistan after months of tension following the Mumbai attacks, saying India would meet its neighbour "more than half way" if Pakistan cracked down on militants. India had put

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India likely to move on US military pact

India's new ruling coalition, freed of pressure from its former communist allies, is expected to move forward soon on a military logistics deal with the United States that would help US operations in the region. The Logistics Support Agree

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India says ties with US in good shape

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who faces political turmoil at home over a civilian nuclear deal with the United States, said on Wednesday that ties with Washington have never been as good as now. After meeting President George W Bus

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India's prime minister defends farm debt deal

A combative Indian prime minister on Wednesday defended a massive scheme to bail out debt-ridden farmers and sharply attacked the opposition in a speech seen by analysts as a further pointer to early elections. Mixing aggression with poetr

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