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Where no leader has gone before: Sushma Swaraj tells people about her health

In a first, a minister in India tweeted her health status that was shared within minutes by her 6.5 million followers, reaching far more people than a routine press release from government.

Get well soon, ma’am

Sushma Swaraj has earned — and shared — special warmth online.

No, the poor aren’t sleeping peacefully

One has to be astonishingly callous or exceptionally removed from reality to think that the poor are sleeping peacefully and only the rich are frightened, needing sleeping pills in the wake of the great currency-exchange drama playing out in India. For that’s what it is; old notes are being replaced with new, and a new note of even higher value is being added.

Electoral corruption: Can India really eradicate it?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once more raised the issue of simultaneous parliamentary and state assembly elections and state funds for political parties and candidates contesting the polls so that black money and corruption does not influence the political process.  
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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra


India-Australia free trade agreement soon?


The long-pending free trade agreement with Australia is expected to be cleared with Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the country on June 26. T...