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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Sep 07 2018

Pollution regulator issues environmental notices to Coal India

NEW DELHI The pollution regulator for the eastern Indian state of Odisha issued notices to Coal India mines with combined annual capacity of 20 million tonnes over environmental failings, according to a document seen by Reuters on Friday.

Sep 06 2018

India wants EVs to be 15 percent of all vehicle sales in five years

NEW DELHI India expects electric vehicles to make up 15 percent of all vehicles sales in five years, its transport minister said on Thursday, as the country tries to curb greenhouse gas emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.

Sep 06 2018

India wants EVs to be 15 percent of all vehicle sales 5 yrs

NEW DELHI, Sept 6 India expects electric vehicles to make up 15 percent of all vehicles sales in five years, its transport minister said on Thursday, as the country tries to curb greenhouse gas emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.

Sep 05 2018

Indian farmers' protest disrupts capital as opposition targets Modi

NEW DELHI Thousands of farmers and laborers paralyzed the Indian capital on Wednesday in a protest against what they called the anti-people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, as opposition parties step up pressure ahead of key elections.

Sep 05 2018

Farmers' protest disrupts Indian capital as opposition targets Modi

NEW DELHI, Sept 5 Thousands of farmers and labourers paralysed the Indian capital on Wednesday in a protest against what they called the anti-people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, as opposition parties step up pressure ahead of key elections.

Aug 21 2018

India's flood-ravaged Kerala seeks at least $1.4 billion loan for reconstruction

NELLIYAMPATHY/NEW DELHI India's flood-ravaged Kerala state will seek to borrow more than 100 billion rupees ($1.4 billion) to finance reconstruction work after a disaster that has claimed nearly 400 lives, its chief minister said on Tuesday.

Aug 21 2018

Local boatmen the heroes of flood rescues in India's Kerala

KOCHI/CHENGANNUR Divya G. clung to a floating banana plant, then used a rope to pull herself to safety through neck-deep water as floods inundated her home in southern India. After more than a day camped with her family on the upper floor of her neighbors two-storey house, they were spotted by a fishing boat and rescued. | Video

Aug 20 2018

Death toll nears 400 in India's flood-hit Kerala, dozens missing

KOCHI/NEW DELHI, India The death toll in India's southern state of Kerala rose on Monday to nearly 400 after its worst flood in a century, as authorities handed out medicine and disinfectants to ward off disease in thousands of relief camps.

Aug 17 2018

India allows conditional import of petcoke; cement shares rise

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU India on Friday allowed import of petcoke for use as feedstock in some industries, sending shares of cement manufacturers higher.

Aug 10 2018

Free-trade pacts hamper India's efforts to curb China textile imports

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI China is exporting textiles to India through Bangladesh to get around a tax increase on imports, undermining New Delhi's efforts to support local manufacturers, industry sources said.

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