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Jaitley back as joint Finance and Defence Minister

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is to take on the Defence portfolio after Manohar Parrikar stood down to become Chief Minister of Goa. Although the BJP were not the largest […]

State Election Results

A series of state elections have been held over the past month with counting taking place in the past week. The results were published this weekend and were as follows: […]

Independence Day speech highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his annual Independence Day speech from the Red Fort today. The highlights of the speech as published on the Press Information Bureau website are as […]

Cabinet of India

Rajnath Singh Minister of Home Affairs Sushma Swaraj Minister of External Affairs Arun Jaitley Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Urban Development, […]

Indian PM expands government

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has carried out an expansion of his government inducting 19 new ministers one of whom is promoted to Cabinet rank. The full list as published […]

Three states go to the polls today

There are three state elections taking place in India today all of which should throw up interesting results for the main national parties. In the Union Territory of Puducherry there […]

West Bengal and Assam go to the polls

Two Indian states hold legislative assembly elections today in what will be important indicators of support for the main national parties as well as their regional counterparts. West Bengal is […]

FinMin delivers Budget speech

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has delivered his third budget speech setting a fiscal deficit for the coming year of 3.5% of GDP. You can find the full text of the […]

Indian PM addresses 13th ASEAN-India Summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the 13th ASEAN-India Summit and the 10th East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which is taking place from 21st to 22nd November. […]

Honeymoon period for BJP is over

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to suffer its first defeat eighteen months after coming to power nationally. The BJP and its allies look set to […]

First phase of five to elect Bihar parliament starts today

The north-eastern state of Bihar will start its election for the 243 seats in the Bihar Legislative Assembly today. The election will be held in five phases in this state […]

Full text of Indian Independence Day speech by PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his second Independence Day speech for the 69th Independence Day yesterday at the Red Fort. This year the speech was all about what the Prime […]

Modi addresses India-China Business Forum

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently completing a three day official visit to China. During the course of his stay he is reported to have signed 24 agreements deepening […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with India

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with India. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

FinMin presents Budget 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has delivered his first full year Union Budget 2015. For a simple point by point guide of the key elements of the budget go to The […]

AAP win massive victory in Delhi

The ruling national party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a hammering in the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections which took place last Saturday. The final figures have not been […]

Delhi Assembly election underway

Voters are going to the polls in the Delhi Legislative Assembly election today to elect 70 members of the Assembly. The last election was in 2013 but was inconclusive with […]

BJP do well in two State Assembly elections

The national ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the Jharkhand Assembly election which was held over five stages during the past month. Jharkhand is in the north-eastern […]

Full list of new Cabinet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has carried out a long awaited Cabinet reshuffle, even though his first Cabinet was only formed in May this year after the general election. The Prime […]

BJP takes Haryana and Maharashtra State Assemblies

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the Haryana State Legislative Assembly election outright and emerged as the largest party in Maharashtra. In the larger of the two states, […]

Two states elect new Assemblies today

Elections will take place in India today in two states, Haryana in northern India and Maharashtra in western India. In Haryana voters will be voting for the 90 members of […]