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Pakistan to Sri Lanka: Six India neighbours sign 20 infra deals with China
Tue, May 16, 2017

During the forum, China dubbed CPEC a flagship One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, and 10 more agreements connected to the contentious corridor that runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) were formalised.

Belt and road forum: Meet takes off without India, Xi Jinping says no harm to stability
Mon, May 15, 2017

China-Pak corridor open to all countries in region... don’t politicise, says Sharif

One Belt One Road: China-Pakistan warmth, India skips summit
Sun, May 14, 2017

Baglay said India is of the firm belief that connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognised international norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality.

Nepal too joins OBOR, China experts say India must reconsider stance
Sat, May 13, 2017

Experts in China warned that India may be isolated in the region, despite its considerable influence, in the years ahead, if its stance on ties with China continued.

China’s Belt and Road initiative: In giant trade Belt, Road to new growth rush
Fri, May 12, 2017

From Sunday, China hosts the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, a meeting aimed at propelling itself into a new growth orbit, taking along 100-plus stakeholders.

China renames six places in Arunachal, says ‘1st batch’
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The six names on the list are: Wo’gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidengarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bumo La and Namkapub Ri.

On phone, Xi and Trump discuss rising tensions over North Korea
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

US President assured that China wants ‘denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula’

Don’t use Dalai Lama to harm our interests: China to India
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

On Wednesday, the Chinese government summoned the Indian ambassador in Beijing to register its protest.

Dalai Lama visit will hurt ties, severely damage peace, Beijing warns Delhi
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Dalai Lama said, “India has never used me against China. I am a messenger of the ancient Indian thought and I talk about ahimsa, peace, harmony and secular ethics wherever I go.”

In China, credit system rewards compliance, curbs errant firms
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

The rewards include faster clearances, better facilities and fewer inspections, while “discredited” companies will face punitive measures.

At China forum, Afghanistan slams Pak for exporting terror
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Muslimyar was a speaker at the opening of the forum with Zhang Gaoli, Vice Premier of China’s State Council, Puspa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Prime Minister of Nepal and U Myint Sw, Vice President of Myanmar.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017: Campaign and contrast
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Four leaders from four parties, each with his or her own style of campaigning; from rallies they have addressed in Uttar Pradesh, a look at what sets Akhilesh, Maya, Modi and Rahul apart from one another.

Uttar Pradesh polls: Will bring jobs to UP, says Rahul Gandhi
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

In a speech that lasted for over 20 minutes, Rahul attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to demonetise high value currency on November 8, exactly three months ago.

Uttar Pradesh elections: End vikas ka vanvas, PM Modi tells voters
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

‘Akhilesh should give account of his govt’s work’

UP elections 2017: For jobs, peace and growth, voters weigh Akhilesh and Maya speeches
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The Indian Express spoke to five voters who attended either or both rallies.

Daughter vs Nephew in ‘exodus’ MP’s family hits BJP’s Kairana plan
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

Kairana BJP MP Hukum Singh, who had flagged the alleged exodus last June, is campaigning hard this time for his daughter and party candidate, Mriganka.

No more statues if voted to power, says Mayawati
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Says will focus on development; slams SP on law and order, BJP on note ban.

In Muzaffarnagar, Akhilesh Yadav says little on riots, slams BJP
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Akhilesh claimed that several people had died while standing in queues in UP and that his government had given them Rs 2 lakh compensation each.

Cash machines: Uneven spread, slowing growth
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Growth in ATM numbers is down to less than a third from two years ago.

Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border refrain: Will wait 20 more days, after that…
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

All have more than felt the pinch of the demonetisation gambit effected a month ago, struggling to cope with the shortage of cash.

In Faizabad and Ayodhya, cash move faces first test — college elections
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

The December 8 college elections are important, as a morale-booster before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections early next year. And, with the Ayodhya seat as the prize, every bit helps.

Cash crunch in SP home turf, BJP puts up brave face, confident of poll gains
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

In 2002 and 2007, the BJP had won the Mainpuri seat, one of four assembly seats in the district. In 2012, the seat went to the SP.

In Uttar Pradesh village, nervous staff, angry lines: ‘Have to withdraw money at any cost’
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

On pay day in rural Uttar Pradesh, the bank queues are longer, bank officials nervous and the policemen on guard extra-cautious.

From the Heartland: Tourist flung notes, asked how currency could be declared invalid overnight
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Demonetisation outside the Taj: tourists angry, exchange counters shut, curio shops offer discounts, guides missing.

Uttar Pradesh: Donations dry up at temples, dargahs; anger over media ‘lies’
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

With Uttar Pradesh heading into arguably its most polarised elections ever, the shock of demonetisation is also manifesting in contempt for the media across this area.

UP polls: Parties say BJP setting agenda; voters praise end but ask how long do we suffer the means?
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Demonetisation enters third week, The Indian Express travels through poll-bound UP to listen to the lines.

The sugar test: Demonetisation couldn’t have come at a worse time for those in jaggery business
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

From the production units in Shamli to the markets in Delhi and the middlemen in between, how the cash crunch is choking the supply lines. Photographs by Abhinav Saha.

Demonetisation: SBI report had clues to possible currency pullback in March
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Report had cited an ‘unusual rise’ in currency with public, an estimated 25 per cent YoY rise in April-Jan FY16.

At 78, Sheila Dikshit readies for another big fight in Uttar Pradesh
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Dikshit has had an illustrious political career including union cabinet posts and more importantly, an uninterrupted 15-year-rule in the national capital.

Why Kairana is new frontier in UP poll politics: Pot simmered before ‘lists’
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

For over a month now, communal clashes have been keeping the administration and police of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli on tenterhooks.

Day after NDMC officer was killed, office of L-G sought action on complaint against him
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Khan was shot dead outside his house in Jamia Nagar on May 16 by two motorcycle-borne assailants.

Odd-Even scheme: High compliance but more commuters switched to 2nd car, says MIT study
Sun, May 01, 2016

Analysis of the data from this research project was published in The Indian Express after the first round of the road rationing policy between January 1 and January 15.

VAT reduction in Delhi budget: can populist move increase revenues?
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, said in his budget speech that his Rs 46, 600 crore budget was financed primarily from Delhi's own tax revenue of Rs 36, 525 crore.

One solution for Delhi’s air problem: Autorickshaw with diplomatic plate
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Outside the main gate was an autorickshaw, painted white, bearing a diplomatic number plate and flying the flag of Mexico. The driver was wearing a suit and the passenger was Mexican Ambassador Melba Pria.

On the ground, a flood: Dog squads to welders to artistes
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

It was all about music practice sessions, bomb detection dog squads, scurrying volunteers and the ceaseless clamour of tonnes of metal being hammered, welded, cut and assembled.

Parliament watch: Quoting wisdom from 40 BC, misquoting Kashmiri poet
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

This widely quoted statement of Cicero was perhaps made in the Roman parliament around 40 BC in response to the attempts of Roman senator Lucicus Catiline to overthrow the Republic.