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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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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.

22 May 2017

Four killed in eastern India as villagers protest sand mining

BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four people were killed and two injured when dozens of villagers in eastern India clashed with workers mining sand, police said on Monday, in the latest such incident in the growing conflict over the use of sand in the country.

04 May 2017

India begins legalising mica mining after child worker deaths expose

BHUBANESWAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities in Jharkhand have begun the process of legalising mica mining, a senior government official said on Thursday, after a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation last year uncovered the deaths of children working in illegal mines.

28 Apr 2017

Land protests heat up as Indian states clamp down

BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - States in eastern India are cracking down on villagers who refuse to give up land for industry, protesters say, as officials speed up projects that are key to economic growth.

20 Apr 2017

Supply disruption hits Vedanta's aluminium plant in Odisha

MUMBAI Diversified miner Vedanta said on Thursday its 500,000 tonne aluminium smelter in Odisha was hit by a power outage this week that damaged over one-third of its processing capacity.

12 Apr 2017

Hundreds of millions of poor menaced by 'silent killer': heat

BANGKOK/BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a hot, humid afternoon on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar in eastern India, construction worker Sabitri Mahanand frets about increasingly "dangerous" summers. Carrying over a dozen bricks on her head, she fears getting sunstroke while at work, but home offers no respite either.

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