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Political differences hold up India's biggest tax reform

Jun 14 2016

KOLKATA, India For India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley a nationwide goods services tax (GST) is a transformative idea that cannot wait any longer. But he will have to do some more spadework to get states on board if he is to introduce it next April.

Indian police charge suspected ringleader in kidney trafficking racket

Jun 08 2016

KOLKATA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian police have charged the suspected ringleader of an organ trafficking network accused of luring poor people to one of Delhi's top hospitals to have their kidneys removed and sold, a police official said on Wednesday.

UCLA shooter remembered in India as level-headed; struggled as postgrad

Jun 04 2016

KOLKATA, India The former student who killed his estranged wife and then drove 2,000 miles (3,200 km) to shoot dead a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, was known at home in India as calm, smart and unassuming by former teachers and classmates.

UCLA shooter remembered in India as level-headed; struggled as postgrad

Jun 03 2016

KOLKATA, India The former student who killed his estranged wife and then drove 2,000 miles (3,200 km) to shoot dead a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, was known at home in India as calm, smart and unassuming by former teachers and classmates.

Kolkata court sentences three to death for student rape, murder

Jan 31 2016

KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court in Kolkata sentenced three men to the death penalty for raping and killing a 20-year-old woman in a case that sparked massive protests against the state government of West Bengal and led to calls for greater safety for women.

Three men convicted in 'fabricated' gang rape case in India's Kolkata

Dec 10 2015

KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court in eastern India convicted three men on Thursday of raping a 37-year-old woman in a case which sparked outrage after a senior politician said it was fabricated to malign the government.

Mother Teresa's nuns say no to single parent adoptions in India

Oct 15 2015

KOLKATA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity (MoC) are ending their adoption services in India after new government rules making it easier for single, divorced, and separated people to adopt children, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Mother Teresa's nuns say no to single parent adoptions in India

Oct 15 2015

KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity (MoC) are ending their adoption services in India after new government rules making it easier for single, divorced, and separated people to adopt children, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Millions strike to protest against Modi's labour reforms

Sep 02 2015

KOLKATA, India Protesters wielding Communist flags clashed with police in Kolkata on Wednesday as millions of workers across India went on strike, the latest display of opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform package.

Millions strike in India to protest against Modi's labor reforms

Sep 02 2015

KOLKATA, India Protesters wielding Communist flags clashed with police in Kolkata on Wednesday as millions of workers across India went on strike, the latest display of opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform package.

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