Changing political landscape in the run-up to the general elections

With an electorate of 814 million, India is readying itself for polls starting April 7 until May 12, 2014. The sheer size of the electorate, which is larger than all of Europe’s population, makes this election the largest the world has ever seen.

The Interim Budget 2014

On February 17, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram presented the interim Union Budget in Parliament to cover expenditure until a new government is formed after elections in April-May 2014.

News wrap: DefExpo 2014

The 2014 DefExpo, which took place February 6-9 in New Delhi, gave foreign vendors the opportunity to showcase new technology for the Indian market, but observers were quick to note the lack of major deals announced at the event.

AAP Sets Sights on National Stage

On January 30, the Aam Aadmi Party announced it would contest over 350 Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming general elections, making clear its national ambitions.

Coal Regulatory Authority Bill tabled

The 2013 Coal Regulatory Authority (CRA) Bill, which seeks to set up an independent coal regulator, was tabled during the recently concluded Winter Session of Parliament.

RBI’s surprise move met with approval

In a surprise move on Wednesday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) elected to leave its policy interest rate unchanged, defying broad expectations that the bank would raise rates for the third time in a row in response to rising inflation.