Aditya Kalra

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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

22 Mar 2018

India likely to emerge unscathed from El Nino: government official

NEW DELHI Monsoon rains in India are likely to be unaffected by the El Nino weather pattern, which is likely to set in only after the four-month rainy season ends in September, a leading government weather official said on Thursday.

20 Mar 2018

Exclusive: Faced with Delhi's pollution, Modi's government bought air purifiers

NEW DELHI As pollution choked India's capital Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offices and at least six other government agencies, according to previously unpublished government data.

26 Feb 2018

Fraud-hit PNB says can recover quickly, as police widen probe

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indian state-run lender Punjab National Bank, hit by a $1.77 billion fraud, promised investors on Friday it was putting in place "better checks and balances", as investigators widened the probe into the country's biggest-ever bank scam.

23 Feb 2018

Exclusive: U.S. tells India to cut tariffs as trade friction heats up

NEW DELHI U.S. businesses and diplomats are pressing India to cut tariffs, industry and government sources say, after New Delhi's move to increase customs duties on dozens of products to help its flagship Make-in-India drive aggravated differences over trade.

21 Feb 2018

Bank executive among six remanded in $1.8 billion PNB fraud probe

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI A court on Wednesday remanded six people including a general manager at state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) in police custody for nearly two weeks, after the latest arrests in a probe into an alleged $1.8 billion fraud.

21 Feb 2018

India's federal police arrest sixth bank official in $1.8-billion fraud case

NEW DELHI India's federal police have arrested a senior official of state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) , the agency said on Wednesday, as an inquiry into a $1.8-billion fraud at the bank expands a week after it unveiled the size of the alleged scam.

20 Feb 2018

Indian jeweller denies involvement in huge bank fraud - lawyer

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the country's largest ever bank fraud, denies allegations levelled against him by Punjab National Bank (PNB) , his lawyer said on Tuesday. | Video

19 Feb 2018

CBI arrests three more PNB executives in $1.8 billion fraud probe

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested three more employees of Punjab National Bank on Monday over a $1.77 billion loan fraud, and the government said the scandal exposed a supervisory failure by the country's central bank, police and local media reports said.

19 Feb 2018

Eyes wide shut - the $1.8 billion Indian bank fraud that went unnoticed

By Krishna N. Das, Aditya Kalra, Devidutta Tripathy and Tom Lasseter

18 Feb 2018

INSIGHT-Billion dollar diamond fraud case puts India's state banks in focus

By Krishna N. Das, Aditya Kalra, Devidutta Tripathy and Tom Lasseter


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