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Modi faces dissent over spending shake-up

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Students waiting to receive free mid-day meals at a government school in New Delhi. Mr Modi's cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India's 1.25 billion people are coming in for sharp criticism.

New Delhi

AS Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office, his cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India's 1.25 billion people are coming in for sharp criticism, including from within his Cabinet.

In a break with India's socialist past, Mr Modi has saved

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