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Ready or not, Indian businesses brace for biggest-ever tax reform


MEERUT, India Businessman Pankaj Jain is so worried about the impending launch of a new sales tax in India that he is thinking of shutting down his tiny textile factory for a month to give himself time to adjust.

Tap water dwindles as cities parched by South India drought

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of southern India's worst droughts in decades has dried up reservoirs in the region, severely impacting the availability of drinking water in Chennai and other cities, with the government urging citizens to save water.

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Politics of Death: Lawyers join battle over land in mineral-rich Indian state

BILASPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Shalini Gera, a rights lawyer in India's Chhattisgarh state, it was the searing testimony of tribal activist Soni Sori that drew her attention to atrocities in the mineral-rich state.

Jun 27 2017

Domestic workers in south India get chance to 'upskill' to fight exploitation

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The southern Indian state of Karnataka has launched a program to teach new skills to domestic workers to help them avoid exploitation and broaden their job prospects, officials said on Tuesday.

Jun 27 2017

Trump urges India's Modi to fix deficit, but stresses strong ties

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both leaders took great pains to stress the importance of a strong U.S.-Indian relationship. | Video

Jun 26 2017

Seven die in cable car crash in Indian Kashmir, 150 rescued

SRINAGAR, India A pine tree fell onto a cable car in a ski resort in Indian Kashmir on Sunday, sending the car plunging to earth and killing seven people, most of them tourists, police said.

Jun 25 2017

Indian police arrest man over Muslim youth's murder for carrying beef

MUMBAI Indian police have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a Muslim teenager to death on suspicion of possessing beef, an officer said on Sunday, an attack that has drawn anger across the country.

Jun 25 2017

India's Snapdeal files police case against former heads of local logistics firm

NEW DELHI Indian online retailer Snapdeal has filed a police complaint against some former directors and former management of a local logistics company, in which it owns a stake, accusing them of defrauding the company of 3.57 billion rupees ($55.37 million), a police report showed.

Jun 24 2017

India's Infosys says reassessing long-term goals due to tougher market

Bengaluru Infosys Ltd, India's second-biggest software services exporter, is re-evaluating its long-term targets because tougher market conditions have made them appear "daunting", the company's chairman said on Saturday.

Jun 24 2017

India clears plan for $3.10 billion second airport for Delhi

NEW DELHI India will build a second international airport near its capital city in the next four to five years, costing an estimated 200 billion rupees ($3.10 billion), the government announced on Saturday, to meet explosive growth in passenger traffic.

Jun 24 2017

Global businesses dig out from latest cyber attack

FRANKFURT/MOSCOW/KIEV A cyber attack wreaked havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting operations at ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. | Video