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ADB tells India to cut red-tape to spur growth

Takehiko Nakao, ADB president
THE Asian Development Bank on Wednesday (August 27) urged India's new government to cut stifling red-tape to draw foreign investment and get the country back on a high-growth track. ADB President Takehiko Nakao, speaking after holding talks with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, noted the country's economy posted near double-digit growth ju...

Clegg courts Modi

Britain and India have announced new agreements in business, trade, education and entertainment as deputy prime minster Nick Clegg became the latest British leader to visit prime minister Narendra Modi earlier this week. Accompanied by a 40-st More News »

London police arrest man over Pakistan politician 2010 murde

LONDON police said on Wednesday (August 27) they had arrested a man in connection with the murder of senior Pakistani politician Imran Farooq who was stabbed to death in the British capital in 2010. Farooq, 50, a founding member of the Muttah More News »

Police urge public to identify potential jihadists

Members of the public are being urged to identify radicalised youngsters who are planning to travel to conflict zones in Syria and Iraq.  The appeal from West Midlands Police and Scotland Yard follows the announcement that there has More News »

Tributes pour in for Richard Attenborough

For keeping alive the message of the Mahatma – that a non-violent solution to the world’s problems is more enduring than a military one – Indians will always be indebted to Richard Attenborough. Why only Indians, but people o More News »
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