India

India coverage from Reuters.

World News9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A relative of a 23-year-old rape victim, who died in a New Delhi hospital on Friday after she was set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, is consoled as she mourns the death of the victim outside a house in Unnao, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

When the young woman limped toward shopkeeper Ravindra Prakash, pleading for help on a dark and foggy morning in the northern Indian village, her body was so charred that he thought she was a witch. He grabbed a wooden stick and tried to shoo her away.

World News9 hours ago

A southern Indian state passed bills on Friday that could see men convicted of rape being hanged within 21 days of police registering a case, after a series of brutal sex attacks led to public demands for speedy and harsh punishment.

World News9 hours ago

Police and protestors scuffle outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, a bill that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, in New Delhi, India, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and hundreds of university students on Friday over the enactment of a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India's secular foundations.

World News11 hours ago

People, who claim to have migrated from Pakistan's Sindh Province, cheer next to a cutout of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate after India's parliament passed a Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), at Majnu Ka Tila in New Delhi, India, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A new Indian law that grants citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan prior to 2015 has led to violent demonstrations.

World News11 hours ago

Demonstrators burn a copy of Citizenship Amendment Bill, a bill that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, during a protest in New Delhi, India, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Violent mobs in India's northeastern state of Assam torched buildings and clashed with police on Thursday, leaving two dead and 11 with bullet wounds, as protests grew over a new citizenship law for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries.

World News13 hours ago

The United Nations human rights office voiced concern on Friday that India's new citizenship law is "fundamentally discriminatory in nature" by excluding Muslims and called for it to be reviewed.

World News14 hours ago

Clashes erupted between students and Indian police in the capital city of New Delhi on Friday over a contentious new citizenship law, according to a Reuters photographer at the scene.

World News16 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during the conference Communication Connecting Europe and Asia, in Brussels, Belgium September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India for summit talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi has been deferred, India's foreign ministry said on Friday.

Big Story 1017 hours ago

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aila Bandagi Kandlakunta's first reaction to the gang rape and murder of a female veterinarian last month in India's IT hub of Hyderabad that sparked massive protests across the country was that of many Indian women: "It has happened again".

World News21 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japanese Prime Minister Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering cancelling his trip to India scheduled to begin on Sunday, Japan's Jiji Press reported.

World Newsa day ago

One person died in India's Assam state on Thursday, a hospital official said, as police clashed with protesters opposing a law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

Environment2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the Delhi skyline shrouded in smog, in New Delhi, India, December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India's capital New Delhi was shrouded in a toxic haze for the second straight day on Thursday, and visibility dropped due to cooler temperatures and lower wind speeds that let deadly pollutants hang in the air.

World News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A fire engine is seen at the site of a fire that swept through a factory where laborers were sleeping, in New Delhi, India December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

When Mohammed Faisal Khan perished in a fire that killed 43 workers sleeping in a small factory in New Delhi on Sunday his parents back in the impoverished eastern state of Bihar lost their eldest son and the family's sole breadwinner.

World News2 days ago

Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, in Guwahati, India, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

India's Hindu nationalist government on Wednesday won parliamentary approval for a far-reaching citizenship law that critics say undermines the country's secular constitution by excluding Muslims.

World News2 days ago

India's ruling Hindu nationalist government on Wednesday secured parliamentary approval for a controversial citizenship law that critics say undermines the country's secular constitution, as protests against the law intensify in some parts of the country.

Environment3 days ago

An aerial view of the Delhi skyline shrouded in smog, in New Delhi, India, December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Air quality in India's capital New Delhi plummeted to "severe" on Wednesday due to a drop in temperature and wind speed that trapped pollutants in the atmosphere, prompting health warnings from the government for the 12th time in two months.

Technology News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An officer looks at computer screens inside a police war room setup to monitor social media posts in Jaipur in the desert state of Rajasthan, December 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Aditya Kalra

Allowing law enforcement to commit "authorized privacy violations" will ensure investigations are not hindered, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday, amid worries that India's privacy law will increase state surveillance.

Business News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A security guard's reflection is seen next to the logo of the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai, India, June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A February Reserve Bank of India rate cut is on a knife's edge, with just under half of economists polled expecting easing at that meeting, and is highly likely by the middle of next year, according to a Reuters poll.

Internet News3 days ago

Changes to India's privacy bill could cause trouble for Facebook, Google and others as proposals include government powers to request user data to help forge policies.

Big Story 103 days ago

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fire that ripped through a New Delhi factory on Sunday and killed at least 43 workers has highlighted the perils of manual labor in South Asia.

World News9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A relative of a 23-year-old rape victim, who died in a New Delhi hospital on Friday after she was set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, is consoled as she mourns the death of the victim outside a house in Unnao, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

When the young woman limped toward shopkeeper Ravindra Prakash, pleading for help on a dark and foggy morning in the northern Indian village, her body was so charred that he thought she was a witch. He grabbed a wooden stick and tried to shoo her away.

World News9 hours ago

A southern Indian state passed bills on Friday that could see men convicted of rape being hanged within 21 days of police registering a case, after a series of brutal sex attacks led to public demands for speedy and harsh punishment.

World News9 hours ago

Police and protestors scuffle outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, a bill that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, in New Delhi, India, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and hundreds of university students on Friday over the enactment of a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India's secular foundations.

World News11 hours ago

People, who claim to have migrated from Pakistan's Sindh Province, cheer next to a cutout of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate after India's parliament passed a Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), at Majnu Ka Tila in New Delhi, India, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A new Indian law that grants citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan prior to 2015 has led to violent demonstrations.

World News11 hours ago

Demonstrators burn a copy of Citizenship Amendment Bill, a bill that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, during a protest in New Delhi, India, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Violent mobs in India's northeastern state of Assam torched buildings and clashed with police on Thursday, leaving two dead and 11 with bullet wounds, as protests grew over a new citizenship law for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries.

World News13 hours ago

The United Nations human rights office voiced concern on Friday that India's new citizenship law is "fundamentally discriminatory in nature" by excluding Muslims and called for it to be reviewed.

World News14 hours ago

Clashes erupted between students and Indian police in the capital city of New Delhi on Friday over a contentious new citizenship law, according to a Reuters photographer at the scene.

World News16 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during the conference Communication Connecting Europe and Asia, in Brussels, Belgium September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India for summit talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi has been deferred, India's foreign ministry said on Friday.

Big Story 1017 hours ago

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aila Bandagi Kandlakunta's first reaction to the gang rape and murder of a female veterinarian last month in India's IT hub of Hyderabad that sparked massive protests across the country was that of many Indian women: "It has happened again".

World News21 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japanese Prime Minister Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering cancelling his trip to India scheduled to begin on Sunday, Japan's Jiji Press reported.

World Newsa day ago

One person died in India's Assam state on Thursday, a hospital official said, as police clashed with protesters opposing a law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

Environment2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the Delhi skyline shrouded in smog, in New Delhi, India, December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India's capital New Delhi was shrouded in a toxic haze for the second straight day on Thursday, and visibility dropped due to cooler temperatures and lower wind speeds that let deadly pollutants hang in the air.

World News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A fire engine is seen at the site of a fire that swept through a factory where laborers were sleeping, in New Delhi, India December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

When Mohammed Faisal Khan perished in a fire that killed 43 workers sleeping in a small factory in New Delhi on Sunday his parents back in the impoverished eastern state of Bihar lost their eldest son and the family's sole breadwinner.

World News2 days ago

Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, in Guwahati, India, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

India's Hindu nationalist government on Wednesday won parliamentary approval for a far-reaching citizenship law that critics say undermines the country's secular constitution by excluding Muslims.

World News2 days ago

India's ruling Hindu nationalist government on Wednesday secured parliamentary approval for a controversial citizenship law that critics say undermines the country's secular constitution, as protests against the law intensify in some parts of the country.

Environment3 days ago

An aerial view of the Delhi skyline shrouded in smog, in New Delhi, India, December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Air quality in India's capital New Delhi plummeted to "severe" on Wednesday due to a drop in temperature and wind speed that trapped pollutants in the atmosphere, prompting health warnings from the government for the 12th time in two months.

Technology News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An officer looks at computer screens inside a police war room setup to monitor social media posts in Jaipur in the desert state of Rajasthan, December 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Aditya Kalra

Allowing law enforcement to commit "authorized privacy violations" will ensure investigations are not hindered, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday, amid worries that India's privacy law will increase state surveillance.

Business News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A security guard's reflection is seen next to the logo of the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai, India, June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A February Reserve Bank of India rate cut is on a knife's edge, with just under half of economists polled expecting easing at that meeting, and is highly likely by the middle of next year, according to a Reuters poll.

Internet News3 days ago

Changes to India's privacy bill could cause trouble for Facebook, Google and others as proposals include government powers to request user data to help forge policies.

Big Story 103 days ago

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fire that ripped through a New Delhi factory on Sunday and killed at least 43 workers has highlighted the perils of manual labor in South Asia.

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