◆Pre-election Budget: Sops for farm sector， seniors， health cover for poor
【New Delhi】A slew of measures for the agriculture and rural sectors, a new health insurance scheme for the poor and some relief in income tax for the salaried class and senior citizens, were announced by Finance Minister today (01-02-18) in the last full budget before the general elections
○Jaitley adopts a middle path
○Modi government plans mega expansion of rural infrastructure （...続きを読む）
◆Budget 2018: Of too many 'poors'， pakodas and yellow lawmakers
【New Delhi】It was just the beginning of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget (2018-19) speech and he had already used the word “poor” half a dozen times. Slightly irritated, the former president of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi, twisted in her front row seat to alert her son and current Congress president Rahul Gandhi (sitting in the row behind) to this fact.
○Budget 2018: It is defeatist, a big letdown, says Rahul Gandhi
○Not possible to double farmers’ income by 2022, says former PM Manmohan Singh（...続きを読む）
◆Modi more keen to placate angry rural voters than middle class
【New Delhi】As the Budget 2018 was unveiled, Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked more keen to placate angry rural voters and create jobs than please the BJP's traditional middle-class supporters before the Lok Sabha elections next year.
○Budget 2018 takes steps to double farmers' income: Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh（...続きを読む）
【Jaipur】In a spectacular showing in Rajasthan, the Congress on Thursday(01-02-18) won all three bypoll seats, the Mandalgarh Assembly seat and Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha seats from the BJP, sparking wild celebrations.
○TMC beat out BJP: WB bypolls
○Congress, Left want single-phase polling: Karnataka Assembly polls （...続きを読む）
【ニューデリー】インド最高裁判所の歴史上前例のない事態が生じている。上級判事4人が1月12日、『訴訟案件の割り当て』と『司法手続き覚書作成の進捗』を巡り、ディパック・ミスラ最高裁判所長官(CJI:Chief Justice of India)に公然と反旗を掲げた。
◆Judiciary is in jeopardy: 4 Supreme Court judges revolt against CJI
【New Delhi】In an unprecedented development in the history of the Supreme Court, four senior-most judges on the 12th of January came out openly against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra over the assignment of cases and developments on finalising the Memorandum of Procedure.
○SC judges row has been resolved: Bar Council of India（...続きを読む）
インド最高裁判所長官(CJI:Chief Justice of India)の職権に関する紛争において誰が正しいかに関わりなく、金曜日(12-01-18)に生じたこうした事態の影響は容易に鎮静せず、今後長期間余震が感じられることだろう。
不管在当前印度首席大法官(CJI:Chief Justice of India)职权的争议中谁对或不对，在星期五(12-01-18)发
◆Judiciary in turmoil
Regardless of who is right in the current dispute over the administrative functioning of the Chief Justice of India (CJI), the reverberations of what took place on Friday (12-01-18) will not easily subside and will be felt for a long time to come.
○Prasad Education Trust case
○The death of special CBI judge B.H. Loya
○The story of the Prasad Education Trust case
○Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter（...続きを読む）
◆Was suspicious about father's death; no longer so: Loya's son
【Mumbai】In a surprising development, late Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya's family said that there was nothing suspicious in his death and they should not be harassed.
○Probe Loya’s death: Congress says matter is of public importance
○SC asks Maharashtra govt to give judge Loya's reports to petitioners （...続きを読む）
◆People of Northeast rejected 'politics of hate'， says Modi
【Bengaluru/New Delhi】The BJP on March 3 wrested Tripura, the Left bastion, and received an invitation to be part of the government in Nagaland, while Meghalaya elected a hung Assembly.
○BJP may ally with NPF to form govt in Nagaland: Rijiju
○Congress leaders meet Meghalaya Governor, stake claim to form govt （...続きを読む）
【ムンバイ/コルカタ】インド中央銀行(RBI:Reserve Bank of India)は、パンジャブ・ナショナル・バンク(PNB)に対し、保証書(LoU:Letter of Undertaking)に基づき負債の全額を各行に支払うよう命じると共に、２０１１年から現在までに何があったのか、詳細を報告するよう求めた。
【孟买/加尔各答】印度储备银行(央行RBI:Reserve Bank of India)已指示旁遮普国家银行(PNB:Punjab National Bank)基于担保书(LoU:Letter of Undertaking)向其他银行还清并要求关于2011年至今之间发生事情的详细报告。
◆Rs 114-bn scam: Pay up dues to banks for claims against LoUs， RBI tells PNB
【Mumbai/Kolkata】The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has advised Punjab National Bank (PNB) to pay up dues to banks for claims against letters of undertakings (LoUs) and also sought a detailed report on what happened between 2011 and now.
○RBI denies asking PNB to meet LoU commitments to other banks
○Nirav Modi holed up in luxury New York hotel, govt moves to block funds & flight（...続きを読む）
【ニューデリー】農家収入を倍増させる鍵は、革新的プログラムを通じ彼等をポストハーベスト技術に関与させることに他ならない。インド政府は近年、農業部門の苦痛を軽減するため、『首相農作物保険制度(PMFBY:Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana)』、『国営電子農業市場(e-NAM:electronic National Agricultural Market)』、『土壌保健カード(SHC:soil health card)』、『ニームコーテッド尿素(neem-coated urea)』等、様々な施策を講じている。しかしながら、これらの施策は、短期間に期待する効果を上げるには、なお十分とは言えない。
【新德里】农民的收入倍增的关键是通过创新计划让他们参与『收割后管理科技(post-harvest technology)』。印度政府为了减低农民的困境，近年来采取了几项举措，如，『总理农产品保险计划(PMFBY:Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana)』，『电子全国农业市场(e-NAM:electronic National Agricultural Market)』，『土壤健康卡(SHC:soil health card)』，『苦楝包裹尿素(neem-coated urea)』等。然而，这些不足以在短时间内产生预期的效果。
◆Structural farm reforms are key
【New Delhi】The key to doubling farmers' income is to involve them in post-harvest technology through innovative programmes. In recent years, the Centre has taken several initiatives such as the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY:Prime minister crop insurance scheme), electronic National Agricultural Market (e-NAM), soil health card, neem-coated urea and so on to reduce agrarian distress. However, these have not been adequate to yield the desired result in a short span of time.
○'Exports are the key to doubling farmers' incomes'
○Centre mulls hiking duties on farm produce to maximum allowed limit to arrest fall in prices （...続きを読む）
◆Govt takes U-turn on policy for EVs; Nitin Gadkari says action plan enough
【New Delhi】In a U-turn on its ambitious electric vehicle (EV) policy, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on February 15 said an action plan had been put in place for the proposal, which would encourage manufacturing and use of EVs.
○Draft auto policy: Green mobility hits top gear
○Auto component makers gearing up for likely disruption from EV mobility （...続きを読む）
◆Planned Indian military base stirs Seychelles controversy
【Seychelles】A plan for India to build a military base on an outlying Seychelles island has won favour among the archipelago nation's politicians, but some hostility from its people. The base on Assumption Island is to be funded by India and shared by the two countries' militaries. The deal was struck in principle in 2015 during a visit to the Seychelles by India's prime minister Narendra Modi, but progress since has been slow. （...続きを読む）
◆China objects to India’s ‘transgression’ in Asaphila
【Itanagar】In a fresh incident of friction, the Chinese military last month strongly protested against the Indian Army’s “transgression” into the strategically sensitive Asaphila area along the disputed border in Arunachal Pradesh, but India rejected the complaint, official sources said.
○We’re alert in Doklam, says Defence Minister（...続きを読む）
◆After ‘gift’ return， India calls Maldives’ bluff on Dornier
【New Delhi】Behind the facade of its stated India First policy, the Abdulla Yameen regime in the Maldives continues to run circles around the Indian government.
○Repairing ties with the Maldives will test Indian diplomacy（...続きを読む）
◆Seychelles opposition blocks military deal with India
【New Delhi】India is losing ground in Seychelles. Two months after India and the Seychelles signed a revised agreement for the building of military infrastructure on Assumption Island, the Seychelles opposition has refused to allow it to be ratified by their parliament.
○Oli seeks farm expertise for Nepal（...続きを読む）
◆Cambridge Analytica operated a system of “modern-day colonialism” in India
【New Delhi / London】Cambridge Analytica worked “extensively” in India, and operated a system of “modern-day colonialism”, globally undermining democratic processes across the world.
○Cambridge Analytica-Congress links: BJP seeks apology from Rahul Gandhi（...続きを読む）
【ニューデリー】シダラマイア首席大臣に率いられるカルナタカ州の国民会議派(INC:Indian National Congress)政府は、新しい州旗を導入するとともに中央政府に正式に承認するよう求めた。
【新德里】印度国大党(INC:Indian National Congress)执政的卡纳塔克州政府首席部长锡达拉马亚