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No Muslims, no single women: housing bias turning Indian cities into ghettos

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, an Indian real estate company ran an advertisement with the slogan 'Homes that don't discriminate', calling for an end to prejudice in India's housing market based on gender, religion or caste.

Ban lifted on Indian bull-taming events to end mass protests

NEW DELHI Lawmakers in India's Tamil Nadu state passed an emergency order on Monday allowing bull-taming festivals to resume after a court ban on the traditional events led to mass protests.

9:35am EST

India's top court dismisses plea to delay annual budget

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition to delay the annual federal budget, which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to deliver on Feb. 1, dismissing concerns about potential giveaways ahead of critical state polls.

5:56am EST

Cash-ban distress leaves scant room for India budget giveaways

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision late last year to scrap high-value Indian bank notes has put his finance minister in a bind ahead of the annual budget next month.

Jan 22 2017

At least 39 killed as Indian train derails

BHUBANESWAR/MUMBAI, India At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said. | Video

Jan 22 2017

Indian women 'occupy the night streets' to protest reported mass molestation

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of women gathered in over 30 towns and cities across India late on Saturday, saying they were "occupying the night streets" to demand safety in public spaces after reports of the mass molestation of women in Bengaluru city on New Year's Eve.

Jan 21 2017

India pressed ahead with banknote ban despite central bank concerns

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India pushed ahead with its decision to scrap banknotes even as the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) own board expressed concern whether the cash could be replaced quickly enough, the central bank has said in written testimony to parliament.

Jan 20 2017

Trapped in dying tea gardens, workers lose children to traffickers

JALPAIGURI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fagua Ooraon was running late for work when traffickers stopped outside his hut and said they were taking his teenage daughter with them to the city for better employment.

Jan 20 2017

Indian central bank working on plan to reduce online charges: sources

NEW DELHI The Reserve Bank of India is working on a plan to reduce online transaction costs as it tries to encourage more digital banking, two parliamentary panel members quoted central bank governor Urjit Patel as saying on Friday.

Jan 20 2017

American man arrested in India for online child porn, police probe trafficking links

BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A 42-year-old American has been arrested in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on suspicion of circulating child pornography on the internet, police said on Thursday, adding that they were investigating whether any of the victims had been trafficked.

Jan 19 2017
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Iraqi forces claim recapture of eastern Mosul after 100 days of fighting

BAGHDAD Iraqi officials said on Monday government forces had taken complete control of eastern Mosul, 100 days after the start of their U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State militants from the city.