Mayank Bhardwaj

Analysis: Modi seen forgiving farm loans as he seeks to win back rural voters

11 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is likely to announce loan waivers worth billions of dollars to woo millions of farmers ahead of a general election, government sources said, after his ruling party suffered a rural drubbing in state polls.

Hindu monks, large crowds call on Modi to help build Ayodhya temple

09 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI Dozens of Hindu monks and tens of thousands of followers, gathered under the banner of groups linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, on Sunday urged the government to help build a temple on the ruins of a 16th-century mosque.

Analysis: Slow train to China - India's trade ties with Beijing taking time to ripen

07 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI China and India may be talking about improving their trade relationship but there is little action to go with the words.

India to import Iranian oil using rupee payment mechanism: source

06 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI India will import crude oil from Iran using a rupee-based payment mechanism, an industry source involved in discussions told Reuters on Thursday, adding that 50 percent of those payments will be used for exporting items to Tehran.

Angry farmers march on parliament to denounce their plight

30 Nov 2018

NEW DELHI Tens of thousands of Indian farmers and rural workers marched to the parliament in the capital, New Delhi, on Friday in a protest against soaring operating costs and plunging produce prices that have brought misery to many.

NGT panel says Tamil Nadu government overreached by closing Vedanta smelter

28 Nov 2018

NEW DELHI An Indian court-appointed panel said on Wednesday that there were insufficient grounds to permanently close Vedanta Ltd's copper smelter and a Tamil Nadu government decision to shut it amounted to administrative overreach.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Indian court panel says state government overreached by closing Vedanta smelter

28 Nov 2018

* Vedanta not given notice, opportunity to explain its position

Ayodhya protest ends peacefully as 200,000 disperse

25 Nov 2018

AYODHYA, India More than 200,000 Hindu activists and monks protesting near a disputed religious site in the town of Ayodhya dispersed peacefully on Sunday after demanding the government build a temple at the site of a 16th-century mosque.

Indian town tense as thousands of Hindus gather near disputed religious site

25 Nov 2018

AYODHYA, India, Nov 25 Amid heavy security, tens of thousands of monks and activists from Hindu nationalist groups began converging on the Indian town of Ayodhya on Sunday to demand the construction of a temple on a disputed religious site.

Security heightened at disputed religious site in Ayodhya ahead of mass gathering

24 Nov 2018

AYODHYA, India Indian authorities will launch a major security operation at the ruins of a 16th-century mosque in Ayodhya on Sunday when tens of thousands of Hindu monks and religious leaders gather to urge the government to build a new Hindu temple on the disputed site.

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