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India

Neha Dasgupta

India shifts to net steel importer in 2018/19, first time in three years

12 Apr 2019

NEW DELHI India was a net importer of steel during the 2018/19 fiscal year, the first time in three years, as the country lost market share among its traditional steel buyers and imports jumped on demand for higher-quality steel domestically.

Exclusive: India trade ministry says no legal basis to ban e-cigarette imports - document

10 Apr 2019

NEW DELHI India's trade ministry says it cannot impose a ban on electronic cigarette imports as there is no legal basis for doing so, an internal government memo viewed by Reuters shows, in a boost for those looking to tap into the country's growing vaping market.

BJP's Hindu allies quietly put controversial Ayodhya temple plan on backburner

03 Apr 2019

NEW DELHI Millions of Hindus will wake up at the crack of dawn this Saturday, five days before the start of India's general election, and march to nearby temples to chant a sacred hymn and renew a pledge to build a Ram temple on the ruins of the 16th-century Babri mosque.

Trade ministry proposes delaying retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods

29 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI India's trade ministry has proposed that the government delays by a month the imposition of retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. goods that were due to go into effect from April 1, a trade ministry spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday.

RPT-UPDATE 2-India's opposition Congress promises dole for poorest families ahead of election

26 Mar 2019

* Congress proposes annual payments to poorest familiesRuling BJP calls it a gimmick ahead of general elections

Congress party promises dole for poorest families ahead of election

25 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI The main opposition Congress party will give 72,000 rupees ($1,045) to each of India's poorest families every year if voted back to power, its chief said on Monday, launching what he called a "final assault on poverty".

An Indian family grieves as hours pass without father's body after New Zealand shootings

17 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Indian immigrant Imran Khokhar, 27, had dropped off his father at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch and was still in the parking lot when he heard the screams.

An Indian family grieves as hours pass without father's body after New Zealand shootings

17 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Indian immigrant Imran Khokhar, 27, had dropped off his father at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch and was still in the parking lot when he heard the screams.

An Indian family grieves as hours pass without father's body after New Zealand shootings

17 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Indian immigrant Imran Khokhar, 27, had dropped off his father at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch and was still in the parking lot when he heard the screams.

Indian groups urge boycott of Chinese goods over stance on Masood Azhar

14 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI An influential Hindu nationalist group and an Indian traders body called on Thursday for a boycott of Chinese goods after Beijing blocked a move to put a Pakistani militant leader on a U.N. terrorist list following a suicide attack last month.

World News

Sri Lankan police hunt 140 people after Easter bombings

Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels that killed 253 people, President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday.