August 20, 2011 |
A popular anti-corruption activist emerged from an Indian prison Friday, three nights after and seven pounds lighter than he entered, to a triumphant welcome from supporters after protracted negotiations with the government over the terms of his hunger strike. Doctors said septuagenarian Anna Hazare's weight loss, sustained from the fast he started behind bars, didn't represent a health risk, even as Hazare declared that the support of the Indian people had given him "new energy.
March 16, 2010 |
The Indian government's bid to cap liability for nuclear plants, seen by U.S. reactor-builders and operators as a prerequisite for entering the Indian market, was dealt a blow Monday when the ruling coalition withdrew legislation in the face of mounting opposition. The measure would limit to about $65 million the compensation that foreign nuclear operators would be liable for in the event of a nuclear accident. It would also cap the government's liability at about $385 million and mandate that all claims be presented within 10 years.
September 2, 2001 |
Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee reshuffled his Cabinet in an effort to burnish the government's image and speed up economic reforms. Vajpayee's coalition is reeling from a series of scandals, ranging from the resignation of his defense minister amid accusations of corruption to revelations of stock-market rigging. "In 2 1/2 years, we took into account the performance of the ministers and then reshuffled them," Vajpayee said.
February 8, 2001 |
The Indian government Wednesday told survivors of the huge earthquake in the Kutch region that it would rebuild their devastated towns and villages and try to make them quake-proof. The government will construct only one- and two-story buildings in the quake-prone area, not tower blocks like the ones that collapsed into heaps of rubble, Information and Broadcasting Minister Sushma Swaraj said.
February 3, 2001 |
Shocked and humbled by one of the most frightful tragedies in its history, India has set aside its long-standing doctrine of proud self-reliance and is accepting--even seeking--foreign help. "Twenty-two countries have sent assistance, and every day, more and more are arriving," K.N. Shelat, the Gujarat state official in charge of coordinating international aid to quake victims, said Friday.
July 25, 2000 |
A pro-Pakistani militant group in Kashmir on Monday declared a cease-fire for three months, saying it was ready to hold peace talks with the Indian government. Abdul Majid Dar, chief commander of the Hizbul Moujahedeen group, gave the Indian government one week to end what he called a crackdown on militants in Kashmir.