India

India coverage from Reuters.

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Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Conservative Hindu groups prevented women from entering an Indian hill temple on Wednesday, in defiance of India's top court which says a centuries-long ban at the holy site is illegal.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: India's Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar walks inside his residence in New Delhi, India, October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

An Indian government junior minister resigned on Wednesday to fight accusations of sexual harassment from more than a dozen women during his previous career as a journalist, the most high-profile casualty of a growing #MeToo movement in the country.

World News9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Indian journalists hold placards during a protest against what they say is sexual harassment in the workplace in New Delhi, India, October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

Defamation lawsuits filed by two Indian public figures accused of sexual harassment have sparked warnings from women's rights activists and legal experts that prolonged court battles could put the brakes on the country's nascent #MeToo movement.

World News14 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Wife of Vivek Tiwari, a sales manager for Apple, is consoled by her relatives after her husband was shot dead by a police constable in the Gomti Nagar neighbourhood of Lucknow, northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India September 29, 2018. To match Insight INDIA-POLICE/KILLINGS.  REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Private security guard Ajit Singh Rana says he supports a police crackdown on gangsters in India's most populous state, even after cops gunned down an Apple executive at a road stop in what human rights activists say was the latest in a series of extra-judicial killings.

World Newsa day ago

Hindu devotees stop a car to check if any women of menstruating age are headed towards the Sabarimala temple, at Nilakkal Base camp in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Tensions rose at an Indian hill temple on Tuesday before an expected face-off between women of menstrual age who can enter for the first time in centuries and conservative Hindu groups who want to stop them.

Environmenta day ago

Stubble is seen burning at a rice field in Gharaunda in the northern state of Haryana, India, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India aims to reduce stubble burning, a major source of pollution during the winter months, by 70 percent in its top two farm states this year, a top government official said on Tuesday, but experts questioned whether the target was credible.

Entertainment Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta poses for photographs outside an entertainment channel's office in Mumbai, India, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

The Bollywood actress who helped trigger the #MeToo movement in India challenging sexual harassment and abuse sees it as part of her religious education after an experience 10 years ago she said effectively ended her career.

Environment2 days ago

A farmer burns the stubble in a rice field in Karnal in the northern state of Haryana, India, October 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hours after a mechanized harvester chugged through the rice paddy, flames and a thick plume of black smoke rose into the twilight sky in India's northern Haryana state as farmers burned the residue to prepare for the next season's planting.

World News2 days ago

India's Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar walks inside his residence in New Delhi, India October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian government minister M.J. Akbar filed a defamation suit on Monday against one of at least 10 women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling her allegations false and malicious.

World News2 days ago

India and China launched a program on Monday to train Afghan diplomats and China's ambassador said it would likely be followed by joint programs in other fields to help war-torn Afghanistan.

Big Story 102 days ago

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Survivors of slavery at a rock quarry in India welcomed a stiff sentence handed to the owner and managers, and said on Monday that the rare ruling sends a strong warning to other employers.

Business News2 days ago

Workers listen to a speaker during a protest demanding higher pay and job security near a Yamaha facility in Oragadam in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Sudarshan Varadhan

Labor unrest is on the rise at two centers in India where motorcycles and components are manufactured, underlining the problems Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government faces in creating new manufacturing jobs that are sustainable and pay attractive wages.

Big Story 103 days ago

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Once forbidden by colonialists from cultivating coffee, indigenous people in southern India have won a prestigious award for their bean, which they farm while fighting deforestation.

Big Story 103 days ago

JAIPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Chandra Kala heard the blaring horns of a train, she quickened her pace, zig-zagged and elbowed across a teeming platform while hauling a sack of wheat, a suitcase and a backpack.

World News3 days ago

India's Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar walks inside his residence in New Delhi, India October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian minister M.J. Akbar described multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him as "wild and baseless" on Sunday and added he plans to take legal action against the women who have made the accusations.

World News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a presentation of a joint statement with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their delegation level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

Two U.S. senators have called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to soften India's stance on data localization, warning that measures requiring it represent "key trade barriers" between the two nations.

World News5 days ago

Activists of the youth wing of India's main opposition Congress party light candles during a vigil for environmental activist GD Agarwal also known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand after he passed away while he was on a fast-unto-death seeking cleansing of the Ganges river, in New Delhi, India, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

One of India's most prominent environmental activists has died at the age of 86 after more than 15 weeks of a hunger strike to protest against government inaction on cleaning up the Ganges.

World News5 days ago

People sit outside the closed meat shops in Gurugram, India, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Hindu hardliners are forcing meat sellers to shut shops in a New Delhi suburb that is home to global outsourcing firms, saying they must respect the feelings of majority Hindus celebrating a nine-day festival.

Big Story 105 days ago

BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lipstick in hand and phone at the ready, Meghna Sahoo darkens her eyes with kohl, combs her long, black hair and adjusts a dupatta scarf so she is primed for her first client of the day.

World News5 days ago

WhatsApp-Reliance Jio representatives perform in a street play during a drive by the two companies to educate users, on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit.

World News2 hours ago

Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Conservative Hindu groups prevented women from entering an Indian hill temple on Wednesday, in defiance of India's top court which says a centuries-long ban at the holy site is illegal.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: India's Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar walks inside his residence in New Delhi, India, October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

An Indian government junior minister resigned on Wednesday to fight accusations of sexual harassment from more than a dozen women during his previous career as a journalist, the most high-profile casualty of a growing #MeToo movement in the country.

World News9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Indian journalists hold placards during a protest against what they say is sexual harassment in the workplace in New Delhi, India, October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

Defamation lawsuits filed by two Indian public figures accused of sexual harassment have sparked warnings from women's rights activists and legal experts that prolonged court battles could put the brakes on the country's nascent #MeToo movement.

World News14 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Wife of Vivek Tiwari, a sales manager for Apple, is consoled by her relatives after her husband was shot dead by a police constable in the Gomti Nagar neighbourhood of Lucknow, northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India September 29, 2018. To match Insight INDIA-POLICE/KILLINGS.  REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Private security guard Ajit Singh Rana says he supports a police crackdown on gangsters in India's most populous state, even after cops gunned down an Apple executive at a road stop in what human rights activists say was the latest in a series of extra-judicial killings.

World Newsa day ago

Hindu devotees stop a car to check if any women of menstruating age are headed towards the Sabarimala temple, at Nilakkal Base camp in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Tensions rose at an Indian hill temple on Tuesday before an expected face-off between women of menstrual age who can enter for the first time in centuries and conservative Hindu groups who want to stop them.

Environmenta day ago

Stubble is seen burning at a rice field in Gharaunda in the northern state of Haryana, India, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India aims to reduce stubble burning, a major source of pollution during the winter months, by 70 percent in its top two farm states this year, a top government official said on Tuesday, but experts questioned whether the target was credible.

Entertainment Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta poses for photographs outside an entertainment channel's office in Mumbai, India, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

The Bollywood actress who helped trigger the #MeToo movement in India challenging sexual harassment and abuse sees it as part of her religious education after an experience 10 years ago she said effectively ended her career.

Environment2 days ago

A farmer burns the stubble in a rice field in Karnal in the northern state of Haryana, India, October 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hours after a mechanized harvester chugged through the rice paddy, flames and a thick plume of black smoke rose into the twilight sky in India's northern Haryana state as farmers burned the residue to prepare for the next season's planting.

World News2 days ago

India's Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar walks inside his residence in New Delhi, India October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian government minister M.J. Akbar filed a defamation suit on Monday against one of at least 10 women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling her allegations false and malicious.

World News2 days ago

India and China launched a program on Monday to train Afghan diplomats and China's ambassador said it would likely be followed by joint programs in other fields to help war-torn Afghanistan.

Big Story 102 days ago

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Survivors of slavery at a rock quarry in India welcomed a stiff sentence handed to the owner and managers, and said on Monday that the rare ruling sends a strong warning to other employers.

Business News2 days ago

Workers listen to a speaker during a protest demanding higher pay and job security near a Yamaha facility in Oragadam in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Sudarshan Varadhan

Labor unrest is on the rise at two centers in India where motorcycles and components are manufactured, underlining the problems Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government faces in creating new manufacturing jobs that are sustainable and pay attractive wages.

Big Story 103 days ago

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Once forbidden by colonialists from cultivating coffee, indigenous people in southern India have won a prestigious award for their bean, which they farm while fighting deforestation.

Big Story 103 days ago

JAIPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Chandra Kala heard the blaring horns of a train, she quickened her pace, zig-zagged and elbowed across a teeming platform while hauling a sack of wheat, a suitcase and a backpack.

World News3 days ago

India's Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar walks inside his residence in New Delhi, India October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian minister M.J. Akbar described multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him as "wild and baseless" on Sunday and added he plans to take legal action against the women who have made the accusations.

World News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a presentation of a joint statement with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their delegation level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

Two U.S. senators have called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to soften India's stance on data localization, warning that measures requiring it represent "key trade barriers" between the two nations.

World News5 days ago

Activists of the youth wing of India's main opposition Congress party light candles during a vigil for environmental activist GD Agarwal also known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand after he passed away while he was on a fast-unto-death seeking cleansing of the Ganges river, in New Delhi, India, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

One of India's most prominent environmental activists has died at the age of 86 after more than 15 weeks of a hunger strike to protest against government inaction on cleaning up the Ganges.

World News5 days ago

People sit outside the closed meat shops in Gurugram, India, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Hindu hardliners are forcing meat sellers to shut shops in a New Delhi suburb that is home to global outsourcing firms, saying they must respect the feelings of majority Hindus celebrating a nine-day festival.

Big Story 105 days ago

BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lipstick in hand and phone at the ready, Meghna Sahoo darkens her eyes with kohl, combs her long, black hair and adjusts a dupatta scarf so she is primed for her first client of the day.

World News5 days ago

WhatsApp-Reliance Jio representatives perform in a street play during a drive by the two companies to educate users, on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit.

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