All stories by Nayanima Basu
Swaraj to Africa: 'Make in India'Rediff.com29 Oct 2015
Narendra Modi is to hold summit-level meetings with the heads of more than 50 African nations on Thursday.
Blissfully sereneRediff.com27 Sep 2015
A visit to the Palpung Sherabling Monastery where monks are free to choose their own paths.
Govt readies 'improved' IPR policy before PM Modi's US visitRediff.com13 Sep 2015
Under the current administration, political attitudes toward IP seem to have improved.
India hopes of a solution to WTO food security issue by 2017Rediff.com5 Sep 2015
Earlier this year, the US accused India and China of exceeding the WTO limits on farm subsidies, saying these caused trade distortion.
Indo-Pak ballet: Trade talks hit by NSA imbroglioRediff.com1 Sep 2015
The talks for normalising trade had begun in November 2011.
Can Modi & co deliver? The world awaitsRediff.com17 Aug 2015
Modi's visit to some developed countries such as the US, Japan, China and Australia were sprinkled with humongous investment figures. But do we have the wherewithal to absorb such big investments?
India defers FTA talks with European UnionRediff.com6 Aug 2015
Negotiators from were expected to meet in New Delhi on August 28.
Services attract highest FDI despite Make in India pushRediff.com9 Jul 2015
Services attract highest foreign direct investment, despite Make in India push.
India feels the heat in WTO solar dispute with USRediff.com8 Jul 2015
The WTO dispute panel had its last hearing in early May.
'A crisis in Greece alone won't impact us'Rediff.com7 Jul 2015
Exports to Greece from India are $360 million a year.
India may change its WTO stance, seek another packageRediff.com3 Jul 2015
The 10th ministerial conference, will be held at Nairobi, Kenya.
Govt turns down FDI in retail e-commerceRediff.com10 Jun 2015
Ecommerce firms will have it tough as govt turns down FDI proposal.
India to push for cut in farm sops by rich nations at WTORediff.com4 Jun 2015
India believes rich nations should be away from farm subsidies.
National IPR Policy to be delayed furtherRediff.com28 May 2015
The draft is now with ministries.
Now, each state to have a score card on ease of doing businessRediff.com19 May 2015
States to come under DIPP watch on ease of doing business.
In China, Modi to push for expediting industrial parksRediff.com12 May 2015
Beijing wants assurance that its investments won't come under scrutiny
Border issue, trade top Modi's China May visit agendaRediff.com26 Apr 2015
Prime minister likely to visit Beijing, Shanghai; also President Xi's home province, Shaanxi. Nayanima Basu reports
New foreign trade policy to stress manufacturing exportsRediff.com29 Mar 2015
New foreign trade policy to stress manufacturing exports.
SAARC Yatra continues in Islamabad todayRediff.com3 Mar 2015
Both sides will discuss the ongoing incidents of ceasefire violations at the border, the resolution of which will be given topmost priority
Part of Mukesh Ambani-led project, 55 other SEZs cancelledRediff.com21 Feb 2015
The plan is to de-notify the entire SEZ.
The curious case of Modi-Obama nuclear 'breakthrough'Rediff.com6 Feb 2015
Weeks after 'breakthrough', substantial work is yet to be done
Investment treaty tops Obama's agendaRediff.com20 Jan 2015
With India, the last round of talks took place in February 2011.
Minister projects Rajasthan as Make in India destinationRediff.com16 Jan 2015
Sitharaman also highlighted the steps taken by the government to achieve ease of doing business by digitisation of approvals and making more stable policies to make India a favourable destination for investors.
India, Australia to sign economic pact by year-endRediff.com13 Jan 2015
During his visit to India last year, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had expressed concern over lack of growth in bilateral trade.
Govt to focus on 10-12 states to kick-start Make In IndiaRediff.com2 Jan 2015
Although the idea is to focus on all states to turn India into a global manufacturing hub, the department of industrial policy and promotion, the nodal agency to carry out the campaign, has selected a handful of states that have a sound industrial backbone such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and others.
Soon NRIs to get life-long visas, voting rights likelyRediff.com23 Dec 2014
In a significant move, the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, to be held in Gujarat from January 7 to 9, might see the overseas citizen of India and person of Indian origin cards getting clubbed, External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.
US does a U-turn, lauds India's IPRRediff.com15 Dec 2014
Dispute over IPR was a bone of contention in bilateral ties till a couple of months ago.
WTO Trade Facilitation pact, food security signedRediff.com28 Nov 2014
The decision preceded long hours of tense negotiations and last minute hiccups from Argentina and Pakistan
India gets an earful from US on affordable healthcare issuesRediff.com26 Nov 2014
US said access to affordable health care entails a large number of factors from rates, logistics to insurance reforms.
India must act fast to frame new IPR policyRediff.com24 Nov 2014
India had been engaged in a contentious battle with the US over the issue, especially in the pharmaceutical sector.
WTO to discuss India's food security demand at special meetRediff.com20 Nov 2014
The November 26 meeting, the first of its kind, will also take up trade facilitation agreement.
Has Asean opened the floodgates to Indians?Rediff.com10 Oct 2014
The agreement on services, if ratified by all member countries, could prove to be a game changer for Indian professionals in education, healthcare & IT.
Modi, Obama discuss trade; US extends defence pact by 10 yearsRediff.com1 Oct 2014
On the final day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, that country on Tuesday extended its Defence Cooperation Agreement with India by another 10 years. The pact, which was to expire in June next year, will now be in force till 2025.
India to stick to its stance at WTO meetRediff.com23 Sep 2014
India is in no danger of crossing the 10 per cent threshold of food subsidies under the WTO's agreement on agriculture and it will not breach the level in the near future.
Modi-Obama 'special gesture date': What it's all aboutRediff.com22 Sep 2014
Narendra Modi and Barack Obama will ponder over ties twice over, says Nayanima Basu
Tailored kitchen, special staff for China's first coupleRediff.com18 Sep 2014
After a gala dinner on the banks of river Sabarmati in Ahmedabad, Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan checked into a lavish suite at the Taj Palace Hotel in national capital New Delhi, where a Mandarin-speaking staff greeted them with a traditional Jodhpuri chaddar.
What goodies will Xi Jinping get for India?Rediff.com17 Sep 2014
Investment announcement for $100 bn over 5 years likely.
Abe's $35-bn promise to Modi has ridersRediff.com16 Sep 2014
Money to come only after Delhi improves biz environment & fast-tracks work.
Singapore wants to make Andhra Pradesh capital a smart cityRediff.com15 Sep 2014
The new capital of Andhra Pradesh is expected to be in the Vijayawada-Guntur region.
India-Japan pact hangs in balance over pharma exportsRediff.com3 Sep 2014
Under MRA, Japan is to recognise Indian medical degrees and treat the country's doctors and other medical personnel on par with its own.