Modi’s Rajya Sabha Conundrum

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, led by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), achieved a major success last week in the Rajya Sabha, passing the long-pending Insurance Bill, raising the cap on foreign direct investment (FDI) i

Budget 2015: A Roadmap for Long-Term Growth

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full budget of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government on February 28 amidst high expectations of fundamental, high profile reforms that would set India on the path for long term growth.

News Wrap: Breakthrough Predicted on Nuclear Liability Issue

Although it has been nearly ten years since a U.S.-India Joint Statement announced the Civil Nuclear deal, there has yet to be a single sale of nuclear supplies from the U.S. to India. All of that could change shortly if Indian and U.S.

100 Indian Smart Cities Initiative

The 100 Smart Cities Initiative, one of Prime Minister Modi’s key programs, has attracted worldwide attention from media, businesses and governments.

Highlights from the 18th SAARC Summit

Last week, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), an organization established nearly thirty years ago to achieve closer regional ties, hosted its 18th summit in Kathmandu, Nepal.

India's Cabinet Reshuffle

On November 9, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced a cabinet reshuffle, offering important insight into the thinking of both Prime Minister Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Assembly Elections in Maharashtra & Haryana

The recently concluded state elections in Haryana and Maharashtra were the first major elections since the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament,

India’s New Sanitation Initiative

On October 2, Prime Minister Modi announced the Swachh Bharat, or Clean India, Mission – an undertaking to ensure that India is litter free and that every house has access to a toilet by 2019. The Swachh Bharat Miss

News wrap: India proposes labor reforms

At a Labour Ministry event on October 16, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a range of initiatives, titled ‘Shramev Jayate,’ to overhaul India’s labor sector.