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Zeba Siddiqui

RPT-INSIGHT-Burning tyres: the murky oil business polluting parts of Asia

03 Jun 2019

PASIR GUDANG, Malaysia/JOKHABAD, India, May 31 (Reuters) - W hen local investigators scoured a riverbed in southern Malaysia for clues in a chemical dumping case that hospitalised over one thousand people earlier this year, they found a cocktail of toxins, including a colourless liquid commonly secreted when tyres are recycled.

Burning tyres: the murky oil business polluting parts of Asia

31 May 2019

PASIR GUDANG, Malaysia/JOKHABAD, India When local investigators scoured a riverbed in southern Malaysia for clues in a chemical dumping case that hospitalised over one thousand people earlier this year, they found a cocktail of toxins, including a colourless liquid commonly secreted when tyres are recycled.

Battered Congress party closes ranks after election setback

25 May 2019

NEW DELHI The head of India's main opposition Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, offered to quit on Saturday after a crushing election defeat but senior party officials rejected his offer and called instead for a major internal shake-up.

Many Indian farmers voted for Modi the strongman, but now hope he tackles their woes

24 May 2019

MANDSAUR/NAGPUR/AYODHYA, India Many farmers in three big states in the Indian heartland voted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his strong record on national security, but they expect him to address their problems of weak incomes and heavy debt in his second term.

Terror-accused Hindu hardliner from Modi's party wins seat in India election

23 May 2019

BHOPAL, India A Hindu ascetic accused of plotting a bomb attack on Muslims in India defeated an opposition strongman by a big margin on Thursday as her ruling Hindu nationalist party won a massive victory in the country's general election.

Terror-accused Hindu hardliner Pragya Thakur wins parliamentary seat in Bhopal

23 May 2019

BHOPAL, India A Hindu ascetic accused of plotting a bomb attack on Muslims in India defeated an opposition strongman by a big margin on Thursday as her ruling Hindu nationalist party won a massive victory in the country's general election.

Terror-accused Hindu hardliner from Modi's party wins seat in India election

23 May 2019

BHOPAL, India A Hindu ascetic accused of plotting a bomb attack on Muslims in India defeated an opposition strongman by a big margin on Thursday as her ruling Hindu nationalist party won a massive victory in the country's general election.

In an Indian village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens

22 May 2019

NAYABANS, India Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either faith chatted when they frequented each other's shops and went to festivals together.

Modi’s jobs deficit: J&J’s largest India plant idle three years after completion

20 May 2019

PENJERLA/NEW DELHI, India It was supposed to be Johnson & Johnson's biggest manufacturing plant in India. It was to eventually employ at least 1,500 people and help bring development to a rural area near Hyderabad in southern India.

Lawbreakers to lawmakers? The 'criminal candidates' standing in India's election

19 May 2019

NEW DELHI India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month's general election race - according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a step behind.

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