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India

Rupam Jain

Three dead in attack on Afghan jail, scores of prisoners flee

03 Aug 2020

JALALABAD/KABUL An attack claimed by Islamic State on a jail compound in the Afghan city of Jalalabad killed at least three people and injured dozens, triggering heavy fighting in which scores of prisoners escaped, an official said.

Exclusive: U.S. proposes house arrest for 'most dreaded' Taliban prisoners, to end stalemate

31 Jul 2020

MUMBAI/ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON The United States has proposed that hundreds of Taliban prisoners be transferred to house arrest in a supervised facility when they are freed from Afghan jails, three senior official sources said, a proposed solution for a deadlock that is holding up peace talks.

Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

06 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI Indian soldiers who died in close combat with Chinese troops last month were unarmed and surrounded by a larger force on a steep ridge, Indian government sources, two soldiers deployed in the area and families of the fallen men said.

India's tally of coronavirus infections crosses 600,000

02 Jul 2020

MUMBAI, July 2 India's coronavirus infections surpassed 600,000 on Thursday, with 17,834 deaths, as authorities battled to contain the pandemic while easing lockdown rules, officials and the health ministry said.

Unilever's 'Fair & Lovely' to get makeover after backlash

25 Jun 2020

MUMBAI/ISLAMABAD Unilever will drop the word "fair" from its "Fair & Lovely" skin lightening products, it said on Thursday, in the latest makeover of a brand in response to a global backlash against racial prejudice.

Unilever, rivals mull changes amid global backlash against skin-lightening products

25 Jun 2020

MUMBAI/ISLAMABAD, June 25 Unilever is considering marketing changes to its dominant line of skin lightening creams, according to a company source in South Asia, even as the company and its rivals face a growing global social media backlash against such products.

Indian families demand justice as they await bodies of soldiers killed in clash with China

18 Jun 2020

AHMEDABAD, India In their last phone conversation, Neha Ojha, the wife of an Indian soldier, said she laughed off her husband's idea to name their daughter Snow White because he received the news of her birth while patrolling a snow-covered valley on the border with China. | Video

Indian families demand justice as they await bodies of soldiers killed in clash with China

18 Jun 2020

AHMEDABAD, India June 18 In their last phone conversation, Neha Ojha, the wife of an Indian soldier, said she laughed off her husband's idea to name their daughter Snow White because he received the news of her birth while patrolling a snow-covered valley on the border with China.

India investment body backs incentives for $706 million Samsung display plant: letter

16 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW Samsung Electronics should get tax and other incentives from India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh as the South Korean company looks to invest some 53.67 billion rupees ($705.75 million) in a smartphone display manufacturing plant in the state, India's lead investment promotion body said in a letter.

India's mass exodus from cities triggers village property disputes

04 Jun 2020

LUCKNOW/MUMBAI Police in India's most populous state are dealing with a surge in property disputes, as millions of migrant workers flee to their villages after losing their jobs in the cities, sparking feuds over fields and family homes.

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