As the Modi government enters the fourth year, the economy is in a much better shape. In the emerging markets, India is in a macro sweet spot.
The two countries were set to sign an agreement to lease out oil tanks to India to jointly operate a strategic oil facility in the eastern port district of Trincomalee.
The BJP said the government will respond appropriately to the mutilation of the soldiers by the Pakistan Army while attacking the Congress after it blamed the Modi government for not having a national security policy.
"Of course we shall ask Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi if any kind of possibility to intervene on the Cyprus question," he said, but insisted that Cyprus won't do things that may make friends uneasy.
The party cannot afford a poor show in state elections as Modi gained popularity in the country on the 'Gujarat model of development', following which the voters in the country elevated him to the chair of Prime Minister in 2014.
The inclusion of the agenda item of the Central Board of Trustees’ (CBT) to make PF contributions voluntary for the garment and made-up sectors has raised doubts on the government’s long-term intent on provident fund structure.
In the run up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sectors like basic consumption (staples), low- to mid- income housing, agri, and rural consumption could be in focus.
First, the big picture. The victory fashioned by Modi in India‘s politically most important state will inevitably be seen as a thumbs up for demonetisation; the failure of the Aam Aadmi Party in expanding beyond Delhi will also reassure those who want no threat, however small, to a dominant single party at the Centre.
If past experience is any guide, exit polls are at best a good indicator of the trend. Hence, if we follow the trend on UP, it wouldn‘t be an overestimation to expect that BJP might emerge as a single largest party. Even if it doesn‘t cross the 50 percent seat mark, such an outcome is unlikely to rattle the markets beyond a day.
Since Friday, Modi has addressed as many as three public meetings and taken out two processions in open vehicles.
In a post titled 'Building Global Community', Zuckerberg wrote to the social network's users in an over 5,700-word post, which is being described as his mission statement.
At a Congressional reception hosted for Congressmen and Senators by the new Indian Ambassador to the US, Navtej Sarna, lawmakers said because of the common values the two countries posses, India and the United States are slated to be the defining partnership of the 21st century.
Replying to a debate on Budget in the Lok Sabha, he also said the Manmohan Singh government had focussed on redistribution of resources without enhancing growth and productivity.
Watch the accompanying video where in PM Modi reacts to Arun Jaitley's Budget 2017.
CNBC-TV18 bring you wish list from across the lengths and breadths of India - from farmers to business leaders, from students to start-ups, from vegetable vendors to ailing patients, from senior citizens to housewives.
"The President speaks with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi," the White House said as it released Trump's schedule for today.
During the conversation between the two leaders yesterday, Prime Minister Modi thanked Obama for his strong support and contribution to strengthening the strategic partnership between India and the US.
"Prime Minister Modi believes that competitive and cooperative federalism is key to India's progress. This index will encourage states to compete with each other and, in turn, lead to better policies for inclusive growth," said Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog.
Executives at the week-long, biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summit held in Modi's home state said the tide was turning on investments into India, although some complained the approval process remained prohibitively slow.
Rogoff, professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University, told CNBC that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move had been "pretty paralyzing" for the emerging market economy.
Aadhaar is expected to become a game-changer in the way transactions happen in India even those who do not own a smartphone. The entire structure for the system is underway, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
The aim of the government is to move towards an economy that uses â€˜less cash‘ and not necessarily â€˜cashless‘, says Minister of State for Finance, Satosh Kumar Gangwar.
Any route the government takes to increase taxes on the market will be counter-productive. But the incident reflects government's insensitive attitude
The Modi government's demonetisation drive was implemented without much preparation, American economist Jeffrey Sachs told CNBC-TV18. India could lead the way for the world when it comes to a cashless economy, he added.
Hasmukh Adhia, the bureaucrat, and five others privy to the plan were sworn to utmost secrecy, say sources with knowledge of the matter. They were supported by a young team of researchers working in two rooms at Modi's New Delhi residence, as he plotted his boldest reform since coming to power in 2014.