India

India coverage from Reuters.

Environment3 hours ago

A man walks past the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in New Delhi, May 17, 2018. Picture taken May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to propel growth, setting off alarm bells among environmentalists and affected residents who say the decisions are being made too quickly.

Oddly Enougha day ago

When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.

Business News2 days ago

A worker arranges price tags of the food products at a store inside a shopping mall in Kolkata, India, June 20, 2018. Picture taken June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

From living off money collected by her 4-year old daughter to spending at least 50 percent more on eating out and shopping, Indian housewife Ruth Timmy Verghese says she's had a sharp lifestyle turnaround in the last few months.

Business News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: People walk past Punjab National Bank's Brady House branch in Mumbai, India June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A $2 billion fraud at India's Punjab National Bank (PNB) may have been orchestrated by a few rogue employees, but it escaped detection because of widespread risk-control and monitoring lapses in many areas of the bank, the bank's own internal probe has found.

World News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh attend a news conference in Srinagar, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir state on Tuesday and called for federal control over the disputed Himalayan region, citing a deterioration in security that could herald a new crackdown.

Big Story 104 days ago

JESSORE, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Neha Maldar testified against the traffickers who enslaved her as a sex worker in India, she spoke from the safety of her own country, Bangladesh, via video conferencing, a technology that could revolutionize the pursuit of justice in such cases.

World News8 days ago

People carry the body of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor-in-chief of local newspaper "Rising Kashmir", who according to local media was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, during his funeral in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Police in India's Kashmir investigating the killing of a prominent journalist and two of his security guards arrested a suspect on Friday, an official said.

World News8 days ago

Relatives of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor-in-chief of local newspaper "Rising Kashmir", who according to local media was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, mourn during his funeral in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Unidentified gunmen shot dead a prominent newspaper editor and two security guards in India's Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

Environment8 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Buildings are seen blanketed by haze and dust on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File photo

Authorities in the Indian capital suspended all construction on Friday and sent out more water trucks to spray the streets in the hope of improving the quality of the city's air befouled by days of dust storms.

Environment9 days ago

A man rides a bike on a dusty evening along the banks of Yamuna river in New Delhi, India, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Air quality in New Delhi plummeted to a dangerous level on Wednesday, putting residents at risk, mainly due to dust storms from western India, a senior official at the pollution control board said.

World News9 days ago

FILE PHOTO: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein of Jordan address a news conference during his visit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

India on Thursday rejected a United Nations report that accused it of having used excessive force in disputed Kashmir to kill and wound civilians since 2016 and which called for an international inquiry into the accusations of rights violations.

Business News9 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An IndiGo Airlines Airbust A320 aircraft and JetKonnect Boeing 737 aircraft taxi past an Air India Airbus A321 aircraft at Mumbai's Chhatrapathi Shivaji International Airport February 3, 2013. Picture taken February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/File photo

(This story corrects paragragh 20 to show IndiGo also made a profit for the last 13 quarters consecutively)

Big Story 1010 days ago

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents of Mumbai's sprawling Dharavi slum face down a powerful politician eying their community for a real estate development in an Indian blockbuster, which puts a rare spotlight on land rights of the urban poor.

Environment11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A labourer sprays pesticides on genetically modified cotton crops in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India, October 17, 2017. Picture taken October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mayank Bhardwaj

Many Indian farmers are openly sowing an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds developed by Monsanto, as the government sits on the sidelines for fear of antagonizing a big voting bloc ahead of an election next year.

Environment11 days ago

A labourer sprays pesticides on genetically modified cotton crops in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mayank Bhardwaj

Many Indian farmers are openly sowing an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds developed by Monsanto, as the government sits on the sidelines for fear of antagonizing a big voting bloc ahead of an election next year.

Big Story 1012 days ago

India's federal police has asked Interpol to help locate and arrest billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who is at the heart of a $2-billion-plus bank fraud case, a federal police source said on Monday.

Commodities12 days ago

Indian refiner Nayara Energy, one of the country's biggest buyers of Iranian oil, began cutting imports this month after the United States scrapped a nuclear deal with Tehran and said it would re-impose tough sanctions, three people familiar with knowledge of the matter said.

Business News16 days ago

Price tags are seen on the samples of rice and lentils that are kept on display for sale at a wholesale market in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Growing inflation concerns prompted India's central bank to raise its policy rate for the first time in over four years on Wednesday, but it surprised some economists by keeping its stance "neutral" instead of changing to "tighten".

Health News16 days ago

Saudi Arabia has bannned imports of frozen and processed fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state, citing the risk from an outbreak of Nipah virus, Saudi Arabia said in a filing published by World Trade Organization on Thursday.

Business News17 days ago

A security guard stands next to the logo of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) inside its headquarters in Mumbai, India, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

India's central bank on Wednesday tweaked an obscure old rule relating to the valuation of state government securities, a move that market insiders warn could pile more pain on state-run banks laden with bad debt.

Environment3 hours ago

A man walks past the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in New Delhi, May 17, 2018. Picture taken May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India is fast-tracking environmental clearances for projects like power plants and coal mines in a bid to propel growth, setting off alarm bells among environmentalists and affected residents who say the decisions are being made too quickly.

Oddly Enougha day ago

When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.

Business News2 days ago

A worker arranges price tags of the food products at a store inside a shopping mall in Kolkata, India, June 20, 2018. Picture taken June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

From living off money collected by her 4-year old daughter to spending at least 50 percent more on eating out and shopping, Indian housewife Ruth Timmy Verghese says she's had a sharp lifestyle turnaround in the last few months.

Business News3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: People walk past Punjab National Bank's Brady House branch in Mumbai, India June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A $2 billion fraud at India's Punjab National Bank (PNB) may have been orchestrated by a few rogue employees, but it escaped detection because of widespread risk-control and monitoring lapses in many areas of the bank, the bank's own internal probe has found.

World News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh attend a news conference in Srinagar, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir state on Tuesday and called for federal control over the disputed Himalayan region, citing a deterioration in security that could herald a new crackdown.

Big Story 104 days ago

JESSORE, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Neha Maldar testified against the traffickers who enslaved her as a sex worker in India, she spoke from the safety of her own country, Bangladesh, via video conferencing, a technology that could revolutionize the pursuit of justice in such cases.

World News8 days ago

People carry the body of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor-in-chief of local newspaper "Rising Kashmir", who according to local media was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, during his funeral in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Police in India's Kashmir investigating the killing of a prominent journalist and two of his security guards arrested a suspect on Friday, an official said.

World News8 days ago

Relatives of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor-in-chief of local newspaper "Rising Kashmir", who according to local media was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar, mourn during his funeral in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Unidentified gunmen shot dead a prominent newspaper editor and two security guards in India's Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

Environment8 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Buildings are seen blanketed by haze and dust on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File photo

Authorities in the Indian capital suspended all construction on Friday and sent out more water trucks to spray the streets in the hope of improving the quality of the city's air befouled by days of dust storms.

Environment9 days ago

A man rides a bike on a dusty evening along the banks of Yamuna river in New Delhi, India, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Air quality in New Delhi plummeted to a dangerous level on Wednesday, putting residents at risk, mainly due to dust storms from western India, a senior official at the pollution control board said.

World News9 days ago

FILE PHOTO: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein of Jordan address a news conference during his visit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

India on Thursday rejected a United Nations report that accused it of having used excessive force in disputed Kashmir to kill and wound civilians since 2016 and which called for an international inquiry into the accusations of rights violations.

Business News9 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An IndiGo Airlines Airbust A320 aircraft and JetKonnect Boeing 737 aircraft taxi past an Air India Airbus A321 aircraft at Mumbai's Chhatrapathi Shivaji International Airport February 3, 2013. Picture taken February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/File photo

(This story corrects paragragh 20 to show IndiGo also made a profit for the last 13 quarters consecutively)

Big Story 1010 days ago

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents of Mumbai's sprawling Dharavi slum face down a powerful politician eying their community for a real estate development in an Indian blockbuster, which puts a rare spotlight on land rights of the urban poor.

Environment11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A labourer sprays pesticides on genetically modified cotton crops in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India, October 17, 2017. Picture taken October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mayank Bhardwaj

Many Indian farmers are openly sowing an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds developed by Monsanto, as the government sits on the sidelines for fear of antagonizing a big voting bloc ahead of an election next year.

Environment11 days ago

A labourer sprays pesticides on genetically modified cotton crops in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mayank Bhardwaj

Many Indian farmers are openly sowing an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds developed by Monsanto, as the government sits on the sidelines for fear of antagonizing a big voting bloc ahead of an election next year.

Big Story 1012 days ago

India's federal police has asked Interpol to help locate and arrest billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who is at the heart of a $2-billion-plus bank fraud case, a federal police source said on Monday.

Commodities12 days ago

Indian refiner Nayara Energy, one of the country's biggest buyers of Iranian oil, began cutting imports this month after the United States scrapped a nuclear deal with Tehran and said it would re-impose tough sanctions, three people familiar with knowledge of the matter said.

Business News16 days ago

Price tags are seen on the samples of rice and lentils that are kept on display for sale at a wholesale market in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Growing inflation concerns prompted India's central bank to raise its policy rate for the first time in over four years on Wednesday, but it surprised some economists by keeping its stance "neutral" instead of changing to "tighten".

Health News16 days ago

Saudi Arabia has bannned imports of frozen and processed fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state, citing the risk from an outbreak of Nipah virus, Saudi Arabia said in a filing published by World Trade Organization on Thursday.

Business News17 days ago

A security guard stands next to the logo of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) inside its headquarters in Mumbai, India, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

India's central bank on Wednesday tweaked an obscure old rule relating to the valuation of state government securities, a move that market insiders warn could pile more pain on state-run banks laden with bad debt.

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