Edition:
India

Mayank Bhardwaj

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

03 Aug 2018

Exclusive: DowDuPont 'defers' field trials to seek sale of GM corn seed in India

NEW DELHI DowDuPont Inc has told India it is putting off trials needed for approval to sell a genetically modified variety of corn, taking a cue from U.S. rival Monsanto that has also pulled a similar application due to intellectual property concerns.

21 Jul 2018

Modi stunned as Rahul Gandhi crosses parliament to hug him

NEW DELHI Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi surprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday when he interrupted a no-confidence debate by walking across the parliament floor to give his rival a hug.

05 Jul 2018

Modi's bonanza to Indian farmers hampered by funds, storage

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pre-election gambit to sharply hike state-mandated prices for summer crops, including rice, may mean little to millions of farmers, as the government lacks the storage and funds needed to buy most of the produce.

28 Jun 2018

Delhi's summer of discontent: anger, killings over water

NEW DELHI Through the long summer months in Delhi, tens of thousands of people have cut back on daily showers and laundry because of a shortage of water that has led to fighting in some areas in which three people have been killed.

08 Jun 2018

Vegoils: Palm oil extends loss into fifth session tracking weak soybean

NEW DELHI Malaysian palm oil futures extended losses into a fifth straight session on Friday to hit their lowest in one month, tracking weaker soybean prices in Chicago, while slowing demand growth and higher inventories also weighed.

07 Jun 2018

Vegoils: Palm oil losses deepen for fourth session, hits one-month low

NEW DELHI Malaysian palm oil futures extended losses for a fourth consecutive session on Thursday, hitting their lowest in one month on continued concerns about a weak demand outlook, while declines in Chicago soybeans also weighed on the market.

06 Jun 2018

Monsoon rains hit Kerala coast - weather office

NEW DELHI Monsoon rains hit the southern state of Kerala a few days earlier than normal on Tuesday, the country's weather office said, potentially brightening the nation's outlook for agricultural output and economic growth.

06 Jun 2018

Vegoils: Palm oil edges up on gains in U.S. soybean, India duty hike

NEW DELHI Higher benchmark soybean prices in Chicago and India's plans to raise the import tax on soft oils pushed up Malaysian palm oil futures on Wednesday, a day after they hit their lowest in nearly a month.

06 Jun 2018

India prepares sweeteners for sugar mills, cane growers

NEW DELHI India is set to announce support measures to cut a growing sugar surplus and prop up local prices, the food minister said on Tuesday, a move aimed at helping loss-making mills and millions of cane growers who make up a key voting bloc.

05 Jun 2018

India poised to unveil sweeteners for sugar mills, cane growers

NEW DELHI, June 5 India is set to announce a slew of support measures for the sugar sector, government sources said, aimed at cutting a growing surplus and propping up local prices to help loss-making mills and millions of cane growers who make up a key voting bloc.

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