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Neha Dasgupta

After 'Howdy Modi,' Trump and India's PM could sign trade deal

Sep 21 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI The United States and India are racing to negotiate a limited trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can sign at the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the end of September, people familiar with the talks said

Taiwanese businesses look to India as alternative to China

Sep 20 2019

NEW DELHI, Sept 20 Taiwan is pitching India as a potential business destination to its tech, auto, renewable energy and farm sector firms as the United States' trade war with China has pushed its companies to look for newer markets, two officials said on Friday.

U.S. lawmakers urge Trump administration to restore India's trade privileges

Sep 18 2019

NEW DELHI Forty-four members of the U.S. Congress have urged President Donald Trump's trade representative to restore trade concessions to India, saying the withdrawal of the privilege had led to retaliatory tariffs from New Delhi which were hurting U.S. industry.

India says it expects to gain control over Pakistani Kashmir one day

Sep 17 2019

NEW DELHI India's foreign minister said on Tuesday that the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan belongs to India and that he expected New Delhi to gain physical control over it one day, as the two countries again traded barbs over the disputed territory.

UPDATE 1-Amazon India plans to scrap single-use plastic, joins rival Flipkart

Sep 04 2019

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI, Sept 4 Amazon.com Inc's India unit plans to replace single-use plastic in its packaging by June 2020, the company said on Wednesday, the latest move by an ecommerce giant to weed out plastic use from the country's cities and towns that frequently rank among the world's most polluted.

Exclusive: India set to outlaw six single-use plastic products on October 2 - sources

Aug 29 2019

NEW DELHI India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on Oct. 2, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world's most polluted.

RPT-UPDATE 1-India's trade ministry recommends import tax hike on Malaysian refined palm oil

Aug 26 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Aug 26 India's trade ministry has recommended raising the tax on refined palm oil imports from Malaysia to 50% from 45% to curb cheaper purchases of the commodity, a government document said.

India's trade ministry recommends import tax hike on Malaysian refined palm oil

Aug 26 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's trade ministry has recommended raising the tax on refined palm oil imports from Malaysia to 50% from 45% to curb cheaper purchases of the commodity, a government document said.

Pakistan, India spar over using water as a weapon in Kashmir dispute

Aug 19 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI Accusing India of waging "fifth-generation warfare", Pakistan said on Monday New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border.

Unknown men attack India's SAIL chairman with iron bars

Aug 08 2019

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU Four unidentified men attacked the chief of India's largest state-owned steel firm, Steel Authority of India Ltd, with iron bars as he was driving home in a violent assault that he said on Thursday appeared linked to business dealings.

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