India coverage from Reuters.

World Newsa day ago

Indian police arrested a Christian priest and were questioning members of a seminary after a hardline Hindu group accused them of trying to convert villagers to Christianity by distributing Bibles and singing carols, police said on Saturday.

Health News2 days ago

An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.

Commodities2 days ago

India has raised the effective import duty on petroleum coke to 10 percent from 2.5 percent, according to a government order, days after the government told a court it was in favor of curbing the use of the dirty-burning fuel.

Business News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Fishing trawlers are seen in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai, India, July 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo                        GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD - SEARCH GLOBAL BUSINESS 11 DEC FOR ALL IMAGES

India's trade deficit <INTRD=ECI> narrowed to $13.83 billion from $14.02 billion in the previous month, government data showed on Friday.

Business News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: India's Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley attends a two-day meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, comprising federal and state finance ministers, in Srinagar May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/File Photo

The Indian government ignored several warnings from private companies that the complex technology required for a nationwide goods and services tax (GST) to work smoothly was not ready for launch, several people who worked on the project said.

Business News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A woman talks on her mobile phone on a pavement in Kolkata, India July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/File Photo

India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry.

World News3 days ago

Vijay Mallya arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

One of the "Chennai Six" group of ex-British soldiers jailed in India was dragged to a psychiatric hospital and force-fed anti-psychotic tablets during his time in jail, a London court considering whether to extradite Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya was told on Thursday.

World News3 days ago

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station during the last phase of Gujarat state assembly election in Ahmedabad, India, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling group will sweep an election in his home state of Gujarat, surveys showed on Thursday, shaking off the most serious challenge yet from a combined opposition.

World News3 days ago

Passengers walk with their luggage towards departure gates at Sydney International Airport in Australia, October 25, 2017.     REUTERS/Steven Saphore

When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off-guard.

World News3 days ago

A Hindu man in India tried to raise money for a campaign against minority Muslims by issuing an appeal for donations with a video he took and posted online showing him killing a Muslim, police said on Thursday.

Big Story 104 days ago

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's decision to ban condom ads on daytime television drew widespread ridicule on Wednesday as a retrograde step that threatened progress on sexual and reproductive health.

Big Story 104 days ago

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is targeting the kingpins of sex trafficking with a new initiative that maps victims' journey from village to brothel, building a concerted case against traffickers who run the lucrative industry, campaigners said on Wednesday.

Big Story 104 days ago

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Muthukani Murugesan faked illness to take a day off work on Wednesday and joined hundreds of fellow maids protesting in southern India for a living wage and better benefits.

Big Story 104 days ago

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ladder propped against a stained wall leads up into a dark passage on the second floor of an Indian brothel, lined by a series of locked doors. Hidden inside are tiny cubicles, stashed with sex workers' clothes, blankets, cosmetics and condoms.

Big Story 104 days ago

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Parash, an HIV-positive man, went to a government hospital in Delhi a few months ago to get his medication, he was turned away.

Big Story 104 days ago

(This December 12 story removes "at home" in paragraph 3 on abortion pill data)

Environment4 days ago

India's government is in favor of banning imports of petroleum coke to curb air pollution, according to a government affidavit filed with its top court, which could be a big blow to U.S. refiners who export heavily to the country.

Business News5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.   REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo

India's market regulator is "seriously" looking into the issue of prescient messages on company results circulated by market insiders in private WhatsApp groups, its chairman said on Tuesday, a sign the investigation is gaining momentum.

Big Story 106 days ago

India imposed restrictions on Monday on advertising condoms on television, saying ads would only be allowed late at night as they could be inappropriate viewing for children.

World News6 days ago

Indian police have filed a sexual assault case against an airline passenger after a 17-year-old Bollywood actress said the male passenger had molested her during a New Delhi-Mumbai flight, police said on Monday.

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