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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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24 Jul 2018

Police widen investigation into Bihar shelter where girls allegedly raped

NEW DELHI Police on Monday widened an investigation to include the possible murder of a girl at a shelter in eastern India, where 29 young girls were allegedly raped and tortured.

10 Jul 2018

Police in Bihar arrest seven in suspected rape, blackmail of teenage girl

BHUBANESWAR, India Police in Bihar arrested seven people on Tuesday, including a school principal and a teacher, on suspicion of raping and blackmailing a teenage girl over several months, the latest case of sexual abuse of minors.

06 Jul 2018

Missionaries of Charity 'looking into' baby trafficking case in Jharkhand

NEW DELHI The Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa in India, said it was "carefully looking into" charges of baby trafficking levelled against a nun and a worker at one of its homes.

13 Jun 2018

Insight: 'Avatar' tribe poses second challenge to Vedanta after deadly India protests

LANJIGARH, India After Tamil Nadu shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery.

09 Apr 2018

Runaway train: seven workers suspended after 13-km downhill ride

BHUBANESWAR, India Indian Railways has suspended seven workers after brakes failed on a 22-coach train carrying hundreds of passengers, letting it run freely in reverse for about 13 km (eight miles), officials said on Monday. | Video

02 Jan 2018

India's top iron ore state Odisha to meet output target despite mine closures

BHUBANESWAR, India India's top iron ore state is likely to produce 100 million tonnes of ore in the 2017/18 fiscal year, in line with its target, despite authorities ordering the closure of some mines, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday.

25 Aug 2017

Worst monsoon floods in years kill more than 1,200 across South Asia

BHUBANESWAR, India/DHAKA The death toll from floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed above 1,200, officials said on Friday, as rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst such disaster in years.

08 Aug 2017

Indian state to give property rights to slum dwellers in 'historic' step

BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Odisha will give land rights to slum dwellers in small towns and property rights to those living in city settlements in a "historic" step officials said would benefit tens of thousands in one of the poorest states.

02 Jul 2017

Automakers, retailers lure customers with discounts as GST kicks in

MUMBAI Some of India's biggest automakers and retailers announced price cuts on Saturday as Asia's third-largest economy switched to a new nationwide sales tax at the stroke of midnight, replacing a host of provincial and national levies.

05 Jun 2017

NALCO puts Iran project on hold - chairman

NEW DELHI India's National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) has put all its overseas projects on hold, including one in Iran, in order to focus on expanding domestic capacity, its chairman said on Monday.

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