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Krishna N. Das

Tiny village offers window into India's surging COVID-19 caseload

Sep 04 2020

RAJEWADI/GUWAHATI, India The quaint, sugarcane-growing village of Rajewadi in India's west did not have a single confirmed coronavirus case until mid-August. Now one in every four people there is positive for the virus, with police blaming a local religious event for the spread.

India secures its east after western Himalaya clashes with China

Sep 02 2020

GUWAHATI, India India has moved troops to its eastern stretch of border with China since clashes erupted between the nuclear-armed rivals on the western part of their border in the Himalayas in June, a government official said.

As other doors close, some Rohingya cling to hope of resettlement

Aug 21 2020

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India On the third anniversary of a mass exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh, prospects look bleak for about 1 million members of the Muslim minority from Myanmar living in bamboo and plastic shelters in refugee camps.

Indian villagers tire of coronavirus rules just as rural cases surge

Aug 12 2020

BAIHATA CHARIALI/KARALAPAKKAM, India Harmahan Deka doesn't wear a mask anymore to avoid the novel coronavirus nor does he try to keep a safe distance from others.

By boat and on foot, Indian state hunts for plasma for COVID patients

Jul 27 2020

GUWAHATI, India When doctors in a flood-ravaged Indian state urgently sought plasma of a particular blood type for a COVID-19 patient this month, health officials sent a boat for a marooned donor who had recovered from the disease weeks ago.

Exclusive: Chief of Malaysia's Petronas quit over payment to state, sources say

Jun 19 2020

KUALA LUMPUR The chief of Malaysian energy giant Petronas quit this month after disagreement with the prime minister over giving more oil money to one of the country's states run by a government ally, sources close to the government and the company said.

Exclusive: Malaysia - Even $3 billion not enough to settle 1MDB case with Goldman

Jun 06 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's new government would not be willing to accept even compensation of $3 billion from Goldman Sachs in a settlement over the 1MDB scandal, the finance minister told Reuters, ruling out a figure that is far higher than the bank offered last year.

Exclusive: Malaysia to double deficit to fund stimulus, says finance minister

Jun 06 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia aims to borrow its way out of an economic slump brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, and the finance minister told Reuters it will nearly double its fiscal deficit this year while keeping open the option of raising the public debt ceiling.

EXCLUSIVE-Malaysia: Even $3 billion not enough to settle 1MDB case with Goldman

Jun 06 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 Malaysia's new government would not be willing to accept even compensation of $3 billion from Goldman Sachs in a settlement over the 1MDB scandal, the finance minister told Reuters, ruling out a figure that is far higher than the bank offered last year.

Malaysia's Axiata to pick two 5G vendors, in move that could curb reliance on Huawei

May 27 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Axiata Group Bhd, Malaysia's third-biggest telecom operator by subscribers, said it would select two equipment suppliers to roll out 5G services, opening the door for the likes of Ericsson to fight it out with dominant player Huawei.

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