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India

Mayank Bhardwaj

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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01 Sep 2017

Modi's $87 billion river-linking gamble set to take off as floods hit India

DAUDHAN, India After years of foot-dragging India will begin work in around a month on an $87 billion scheme to connect some of the country's biggest rivers, government sources say, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi bets on the ambitious project to end deadly floods and droughts. | Video

01 Sep 2017

PM plans cabinet revamp, some ministers offer to quit - sources

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to reshuffle his cabinet over the next two days and some mid-level ministers have offered to quit to pave the way for changes, sources in the party and aides to the ministers said.

31 Aug 2017

Iranian importers default on Indian rice deals - trade sources

NEW DELHI, Aug 31 Iranian importers have defaulted on payments for about 125,000 tonnes of basmati rice from India, Tehran's top supplier of the premium aromatic grain, raising concerns about future shipments of the grade that fetches nearly $2 billion a year to New Delhi.

11 Aug 2017

India raises veg oil import taxes to protect farmers

NEW DELHI India, the world's biggest buyer of vegetable oils, has raised import taxes on crude and refined edible oils to protect local oilseed farmers from cheaper imports from top suppliers Malaysia and Indonesia.

01 Aug 2017

Punjab, Maharashtra warn cotton farmers on potential pest attacks

NEW DELHI Two Indian states have asked cotton farmers to step up pesticide sprays to ward off potential harmful bug attacks as dry weather conditions in some parts of the country risk triggering infestations of pests like plant-eating whitefly.

18 Jul 2017

BJP picks cabinet minister Venkaiah Naidu for vice-president

NEW DELHI India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has named Cabinet minister M. Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for vice president, senior officials have said, choosing a southerner to boost its political standing in a region where it lacks a base.

12 Jul 2017

Supreme Court suspends ban on trade in cattle for slaughter

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court suspended on Tuesday a government ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter, a boost for the multi-billion dollar beef and leather industries mostly run by members of the Muslim minority.

07 Jul 2017

India likely to raise sugar import tax to 50 percent - source

NEW DELHI India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, is likely to raise import duty on the sweetener to 50 percent from 40 percent in an attempt to restrict cheaper flows of the commodity from overseas, a government official said on Friday.

15 Jun 2017

Cattle slaughter crackdown ripples through India's leather industry

AGRA, India In the backstreets of Agra's Muslim quarter, where shoes have been made for centuries, small-scale manufacturers are firing workers and families cutting back on spending as a government crackdown on cattle slaughter ripples through the community. | Video

15 Jun 2017

Cattle slaughter crackdown ripples through India's leather industry

AGRA, India In the backstreets of Agra's Muslim quarter, where shoes have been made for centuries, small-scale manufacturers are firing workers and families cutting back on spending as a government crackdown on cattle slaughter ripples through the community.

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