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India

Malini Menon

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

14 Nov 2017

India's trade deficit widens to near 3-year high in October

NEW DELHI India's trade deficit widened to its highest in nearly three years in October, government data showed on Tuesday, as export growth contracted for the first time after more than a year.

03 Nov 2017

NTPC power plant blast death toll climbs to 29

NEW DELHI The death toll from a blast at a coal-fired power plant in northern India rose to at least 29 on Thursday, as authorities launched an investigation into the cause of one of the country's worst industrial accidents in years.

02 Nov 2017

Inquiry ordered into deadly Indian power plant blast

NEW DELHI Indian authorities on Thursday ordered an inquiry to determine within seven days the cause of a blast at a coal-fired power plant that killed 26 people and injured more than 100 -- one of the country's worst industrial accidents in years.

02 Nov 2017

Inquiry ordered into deadly Indian power plant blast

NEW DELHI, Nov 2 Indian authorities on Thursday ordered an inquiry to determine within seven days the cause of a blast at a coal-fired power plant that killed 26 people and injured more than 100 -- one of the country's worst industrial accidents in years.

09 Aug 2017

Talks are only way for India, China to end standoff, Dalai Lama says

NEW DELHI India and China will have to resolve their prolonged military standoff in a remote Himalayan region through talks, the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday, ruling out the chance of war because it would be destructive to both parties.

29 Jun 2017

After lynchings, Modi condemns violence in name of cow worship

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday broke his silence over a wave of attacks on people accused of eating beef or slaughtering cows, saying that killing in the name of an animal sacred to majority Hindus was wrong.

02 Feb 2017

India unveils budget for recovery, and the poor, after cash crackdown

NEW DELHI India unveiled a budget on Wednesday to help the poor with hikes in government spending and cuts in taxes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to win back the sympathy of voters hit hard by his recent crackdown on "black money". | Video

01 Jan 2017

PM Modi defends cash ban, announces incentives

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a series of incentives to the poor, farmers, women and small businesses on Saturday in a New Year's address, and defended his recent decision to abolish high denomination bank notes.

03 Jul 2016

At least 40 feared dead in rains, landslides in Uttarakhand

NEW DELHI At least 40 people were feared dead following a downpour that triggered flash floods and landslides in Uttarakhand over the weekend, a state official said. | Video

20 May 2016

Dry river fails to dampen Kumbh Mela spirit in Ujjain

Baburam Shakya, 73, took his fifth Simhasth Kumbh dip last month in Ujjain, a feat not many can boast of given it takes place once every 12 years. Dwindling water levels haven't stopped millions from thronging this temple town in Madhya Pradesh.

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