Insight - Indian central bank chief wins over Modi despite broad mistrust


NEW DELHI In late 2014, the knives were out for India's central bank governor Raghuram Rajan.

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With the most slaves globally, India improves response to the scourge: study 31 May 2016

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India has the most slaves in the world with over 18 million people trapped in debt bondage, forced into marriage, sold to brothels or born into servitude, according to a global slavery index, which noted an improved government response to the issue.

EXCLUSIVE: Westinghouse to relocate planned nuclear plant to Andhra Pradesh, officials say 31 May 2016

NEW DELHI Toshiba Corp's Westinghouse Electric will relocate a planned project to build six nuclear reactors in India, said officials, bringing the first deal stemming from a U.S.-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago closer to reality.

Fire, blast at arms depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon kills at least 16 31 May 2016

NEW DELHI A huge fire swept through one of India's biggest ammunition depots on Tuesday, triggering an explosion and killing at least 16 people trying to douse the flames, government officials said.

ONGC Videsh, Azerbaijan's SOCAR look to jointly sell oil 31 May 2016

NEW DELHI ONGC Videsh has signed a preliminary agreement with the trading arm of Azerbaijan's state energy company SOCAR to look at jointly marketing crude oil, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

U.S. top court rejects constitutional challenge to death penalty 31 May 2016

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal asserting that the death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment filed by a Louisiana man convicted of fatally shooting his pregnant former girlfriend.

HSBC cutting 'dozens' of senior jobs in investment bank - sources 31 May 2016

LONDON HSBC has begun cutting senior posts in its investment banking division in a cull that could lead to dozens of staff worldwide losing their jobs, according to sources with direct knowledge of the cuts.

Combative Trump says he raised $5.6 million for vets, bashes media 4:45am IST

NEW YORK U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday detailed $5.6 million in contributions he raised for military veterans, and staged a fiery news conference where he attacked reporters for questioning him for months about the money. | Video

Almost 46 million people trapped in slavery with North Korea, India key offenders - global index 31 May 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence in North Korea, according to the third Global Slavery Index launched on Tuesday with Australian actor Russell Crowe.

French Open organisers under fire as backlog grows 31 May 2016

PARIS Fans spent more time looking at the murky Parisian sky than watching tennis on Tuesday as French Open organisers were accused of "not caring about the players" after the event was disrupted by more rain following the previous day's washout.