India

India coverage from Reuters.

Big Story 103 hours ago

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every evening at the end of his shift, Anil Sharma heads to a rally ground in the Indian city of Chandigarh to join hundreds of colleagues protesting a new initiative that lets the local administration keep track of city workers using GPS watches.

Business News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A Saudi man stands in front of a screen of stock prices at ANB Bank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/File Photo

India plans to take advantage of low prices for oil from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to top up its strategic petroleum reserves (SPR), two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

World Newsa day ago

Security force personnel stand guard in a street following Hindu-Muslim clashes triggered by a new citizenship law, in Mustafabad in the riot-affected northeast of New Delhi, India, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

For years, Hindus and Muslims lived and worked peacefully together in Yamuna Vihar, a densely populated Delhi district.

Business News2 days ago

India's Goods and Services Tax Council has increased the tax on mobile phones and parts, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday, a move that could lead to higher prices.

Business News3 days ago

India on Saturday increased taxes on petrol and diesel in a desperate attempt to increase government revenue at a time when tax collections have fallen amid the weakest economic growth in over six years, with the coronavirus impact yet to come.

World News4 days ago

Farooq Abdullah, a lawmaker and leader of National Conference, speaks to media after his release at his residence in Srinagar March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian authorities on Friday ordered the release of Kashmir's most prominent politician, Farooq Abdullah, one of dozens of leaders held since August, when the federal government withdrew the troubled region's autonomy.

Business News4 days ago

Indian stocks recovered strongly from an initial plunge to close about 4% higher on Friday, as investors picked up beaten-down stocks amid rising hopes of coordinated stimulus measures to contain the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Breakingviews4 days ago

An employee fills a vehicle with petrol at a fuel station in New Delhi June 25, 2010. India's government on Friday freed up state-subsidised petrol prices and hiked other fuels as high global oil prices and pressure to trim the budget deficit outweighed concerns about the political impact of the measures. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIA - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS POLITICS)

India?can afford to give consumers a boost. An effective month-long ban on foreign tourist?visas?goes into force on Friday as the government seeks to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Travel restrictions make sense to prevent a big outbreak in a poor nation with a weak health?system, but?the move will?hurt a sector that contributes?around a tenth?of GDP in a slowing economy already reeling from financial blowups. New Delhi can soften the blow by allowing consumers to pocket the benefit of low crude prices. 

Big Story 104 days ago

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian father is fighting for the return of his children as he said they were adopted without his consent, boosting calls for a ban on inter-country adoptions to stop child trafficking.

World News7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Police officers stand guard after a protest against a new citizenship law, in Lucknow, India, December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/File Photo

The top court in India's most populous state ordered authorities on Monday to remove large displays of the names, pictures and addresses of dozens of anti-government protesters, amid fears that they encourage attacks by vigilante mobs.

Big Story 108 days ago

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A push to digitize land records in India to establish ownership and minimize conflicts has raised concerns over privacy for poorer communities and could make them more vulnerable to evictions, legal and technology experts said on Monday.

Business News8 days ago

A customer hands Indian currency notes to an attendant at a fuel station in Mumbai, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/Files

India's retail inflation likely cooled from recent highs to a three month low in February, due to moderating food prices, but remained above the Reserve Bank of India's target band, a Reuters poll of economists found.

Big Story 1011 days ago

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's lower-caste Dalits are increasingly asserting their claims over land so they can bury their dead, human rights activists said on Friday, as their traditional burial grounds are targeted by real estate developers and higher-caste Hindus.

Business News11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The logo of India's e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Illustration/File Photo

Walmart Inc's <WMT.N> Flipkart faces a further anti-trust probe in India after an appellate tribunal asked the competition watchdog to investigate whether the company had abused its dominant position in e-commerce.

World News12 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged India on Thursday to "confront extremist Hindus" and "stop the massacre of Muslims", adding to the international fallout over deadly Hindu-Muslim violence in New Delhi.

Big Story 1012 days ago

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India risks greater segregation in its cities after deadly riots in Delhi last week, with minority and poor people likely to be blocked from accessing housing in desirable neighborhoods, human rights experts said on Thursday.

World News12 days ago

People crowd to receive free grocery items being distributed outside a relief camp after they fled their homes following Hindu-Muslim clashes triggered by a new citizenship law, in Mustafabad in the riot-affected northeast of New Delhi, India, March 3, 2020. Picture taken March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Mohammed Anees fled his home in northeastern New Delhi last week as Hindu-Muslim clashes erupted in his area, escaping with his family of four to a relative's home. He had only a few hundred rupees in his wallet, leaving everything else behind.

World News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An Indian policeman stands guard outside a bunker alongside a road in Srinagar October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

India lifted some restrictions on internet access in Kashmir on Wednesday, including allowing access to social media websites for the first time since the restive Himalayan region was locked down and its autonomy revoked in August.

Business News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Employees inspect tablets as they move along the production line at a pharmaceutical plant of Lupin, India's No. 2 drugmaker, in Verna, in the western state of Goa, India, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

India's central bank is considering using unconventional policy tools to spur lending, three government officials told Reuters, amid fears that the coronavirus outbreak will derail any revival of economic growth.

Technology News13 days ago

A man walks past an electric board showing exchange rates of various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (top L) at a cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea December 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

India's Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed banks to handle cryptocurrency transactions from exchanges and traders, overturning a central bank ban that dealt the thriving industry a major blow.

Big Story 103 hours ago

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every evening at the end of his shift, Anil Sharma heads to a rally ground in the Indian city of Chandigarh to join hundreds of colleagues protesting a new initiative that lets the local administration keep track of city workers using GPS watches.

Business News13 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A Saudi man stands in front of a screen of stock prices at ANB Bank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/File Photo

India plans to take advantage of low prices for oil from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to top up its strategic petroleum reserves (SPR), two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

World Newsa day ago

Security force personnel stand guard in a street following Hindu-Muslim clashes triggered by a new citizenship law, in Mustafabad in the riot-affected northeast of New Delhi, India, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

For years, Hindus and Muslims lived and worked peacefully together in Yamuna Vihar, a densely populated Delhi district.

Business News2 days ago

India's Goods and Services Tax Council has increased the tax on mobile phones and parts, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday, a move that could lead to higher prices.

Business News3 days ago

India on Saturday increased taxes on petrol and diesel in a desperate attempt to increase government revenue at a time when tax collections have fallen amid the weakest economic growth in over six years, with the coronavirus impact yet to come.

World News4 days ago

Farooq Abdullah, a lawmaker and leader of National Conference, speaks to media after his release at his residence in Srinagar March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian authorities on Friday ordered the release of Kashmir's most prominent politician, Farooq Abdullah, one of dozens of leaders held since August, when the federal government withdrew the troubled region's autonomy.

Business News4 days ago

Indian stocks recovered strongly from an initial plunge to close about 4% higher on Friday, as investors picked up beaten-down stocks amid rising hopes of coordinated stimulus measures to contain the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Breakingviews4 days ago

An employee fills a vehicle with petrol at a fuel station in New Delhi June 25, 2010. India's government on Friday freed up state-subsidised petrol prices and hiked other fuels as high global oil prices and pressure to trim the budget deficit outweighed concerns about the political impact of the measures. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIA - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS POLITICS)

India?can afford to give consumers a boost. An effective month-long ban on foreign tourist?visas?goes into force on Friday as the government seeks to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Travel restrictions make sense to prevent a big outbreak in a poor nation with a weak health?system, but?the move will?hurt a sector that contributes?around a tenth?of GDP in a slowing economy already reeling from financial blowups. New Delhi can soften the blow by allowing consumers to pocket the benefit of low crude prices. 

Big Story 104 days ago

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian father is fighting for the return of his children as he said they were adopted without his consent, boosting calls for a ban on inter-country adoptions to stop child trafficking.

World News7 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Police officers stand guard after a protest against a new citizenship law, in Lucknow, India, December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/File Photo

The top court in India's most populous state ordered authorities on Monday to remove large displays of the names, pictures and addresses of dozens of anti-government protesters, amid fears that they encourage attacks by vigilante mobs.

Big Story 108 days ago

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A push to digitize land records in India to establish ownership and minimize conflicts has raised concerns over privacy for poorer communities and could make them more vulnerable to evictions, legal and technology experts said on Monday.

Business News8 days ago

A customer hands Indian currency notes to an attendant at a fuel station in Mumbai, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/Files

India's retail inflation likely cooled from recent highs to a three month low in February, due to moderating food prices, but remained above the Reserve Bank of India's target band, a Reuters poll of economists found.

Big Story 1011 days ago

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's lower-caste Dalits are increasingly asserting their claims over land so they can bury their dead, human rights activists said on Friday, as their traditional burial grounds are targeted by real estate developers and higher-caste Hindus.

Business News11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The logo of India's e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Illustration/File Photo

Walmart Inc's <WMT.N> Flipkart faces a further anti-trust probe in India after an appellate tribunal asked the competition watchdog to investigate whether the company had abused its dominant position in e-commerce.

World News12 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged India on Thursday to "confront extremist Hindus" and "stop the massacre of Muslims", adding to the international fallout over deadly Hindu-Muslim violence in New Delhi.

Big Story 1012 days ago

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India risks greater segregation in its cities after deadly riots in Delhi last week, with minority and poor people likely to be blocked from accessing housing in desirable neighborhoods, human rights experts said on Thursday.

World News12 days ago

People crowd to receive free grocery items being distributed outside a relief camp after they fled their homes following Hindu-Muslim clashes triggered by a new citizenship law, in Mustafabad in the riot-affected northeast of New Delhi, India, March 3, 2020. Picture taken March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Mohammed Anees fled his home in northeastern New Delhi last week as Hindu-Muslim clashes erupted in his area, escaping with his family of four to a relative's home. He had only a few hundred rupees in his wallet, leaving everything else behind.

World News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An Indian policeman stands guard outside a bunker alongside a road in Srinagar October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

India lifted some restrictions on internet access in Kashmir on Wednesday, including allowing access to social media websites for the first time since the restive Himalayan region was locked down and its autonomy revoked in August.

Business News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Employees inspect tablets as they move along the production line at a pharmaceutical plant of Lupin, India's No. 2 drugmaker, in Verna, in the western state of Goa, India, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

India's central bank is considering using unconventional policy tools to spur lending, three government officials told Reuters, amid fears that the coronavirus outbreak will derail any revival of economic growth.

Technology News13 days ago

A man walks past an electric board showing exchange rates of various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (top L) at a cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea December 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

India's Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed banks to handle cryptocurrency transactions from exchanges and traders, overturning a central bank ban that dealt the thriving industry a major blow.

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