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India

Subrata Nagchoudhury

No water or work: Climate stress pushes Indian delta-dwellers to the edge

09 Jun 2020

KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since a powerful cyclone tore through India's Sundarbans delta region last month, Radha Naskar has been forced to cycle half an hour each day to collect clean drinking water for her family.

FEATURE-No water or work: Climate stress pushes Indian delta-dwellers to the edge

09 Jun 2020

KOLKATA, India, June 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since a powerful cyclone tore through India's Sundarbans delta region last month, Radha Naskar has been forced to cycle half an hour each day to collect clean drinking water for her family.

Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh, flooding lowlands

22 May 2020

KOLKATA/DHAKA The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade killed at least 82 people, officials said, as rescue teams scoured devastated coastal villages on Thursday, hampered by torn down power lines and widespread flooding.

Doctors worry as populous Indian state struggles with coronavirus tests

14 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA Doctors say authorities in India's West Bengal state are slowing down the detection of coronavirus cases with a cumbersome, bureaucratic testing process that is putting health workers at risk.

RPT-INSIGHT-Vitriol and violence: A coronavirus death exposes paranoia in India

30 Mar 2020

* Fake news about coronavirus spreads on social media in India

Vitriol and violence: A coronavirus death exposes paranoia in India

29 Mar 2020

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA When Satyaki Mitra's father developed a mild fever in mid-March, the graduate student in Philadelphia wasn't especially worried. He told his 57-year-old father, living in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, to get tested for the new coronavirus.

India makes exemption for Nepal, allows some refined palmolein imports - sources

12 Feb 2020

MUMBAI/KOLKATA India, which restricted imports of refined palm oil and palmolein in January, has exempted Nepal and has started issuing licences to import some refined palmolein from the Himalayan nation, two government officials told Reuters.

India makes exemption for Nepal, allows some refined palmolein imports- sources

12 Feb 2020

MUMBAI/KOLKATA, Feb 12 India, which restricted imports of refined palm oil and palmolein in January, has exempted Nepal and has started issuing licences to import some refined palmolein from the Himalayan nation, two government officials told Reuters.

Coal India output to be affected by strike on Wednesday - official

07 Jan 2020

KOLKATA Coal India Ltd's output could be affected by a planned strike on Wednesday, a senior official at the state-run company told Reuters.

Violent protests rage in India for fourth day over citizenship law

14 Dec 2019

KOLKATA/LUCKNOW Demonstrators in eastern India set fire to more than a dozen buses and vandalised at least six railway stations on Saturday, as violent protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fourth straight day.

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