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Exclusive - Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecoms rules


NEW DELHI India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and industry officials say aim to check China's advance into sensitive sectors.

India, China soldiers involved in border altercation - Indian sources

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border.

16 Aug 2017

Cracking down on 'black' money, India steps up scrutiny of shell firms

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA When India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned high-denomination currency bills in a surprise move late last year, authorities noticed a surge in shell companies depositing cash in banks, seemingly in a bid to hide who owned that wealth.

16 Aug 2017

Modi urges India to reject violence in name of religion

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India on Tuesday to reject religious violence, after a series of attacks against minorities sparked debate about whether a surge of Hindu nationalism is undermining the country's secular ideals.

15 Aug 2017

India restores hospital oxygen supply as anger mounts over child deaths

GORAKHPUR, India Indian health authorities on Monday delivered oxygen to a public hospital where 63 people have died of encephalitis in recent days, nearly half of them children, as it ran out of medical supplies because of unpaid bills, triggering public outrage.

14 Aug 2017

Exclusive - India aims to revamp health scheme, lower costs after criticism

NEW DELHI India's health ministry has trimmed its cost estimates for extending its main public health programme by 25 percent after criticism from a federal think-tank over inefficiency and slow progress, according to government documents seen by Reuters.

14 Aug 2017

As India marks 70 years of partition, memories fresh of border bloodshed

AMRITSAR, India India's independence from British colonial rule coincided with the partition of the subcontinent into two separate countries, setting off unprecedented communal carnage on both sides of the hastily created border.

14 Aug 2017

Indian state suspends hospital chief after deaths of 60 children

NEW DELHI The head of an Indian hospital where dozens of children died in recent days has been suspended, as officials traded blame over cash shortfalls that led to supplies of medical oxygen being cut. | Video

14 Aug 2017

Landslide leaves 47 dead in northern India

NEW DELHI A massive landslide caused by a cloudburst swept two buses off the road into a gorge in India's northern Himachal Pradesh state , killing more than 40 people, an official said.

14 Aug 2017

Two Indian soldiers, three militants killed in gunfight in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India Two Indian soldiers and three militants were killed in a 12-hour gunfight in South Kashmir's Shopian district, a top police official said on Sunday.

13 Aug 2017

How Syria continued to gas its people as the world looked on

THE HAGUE In the spring of 2015 a Syrian major general escorted a small team of chemical weapons inspectors to a warehouse outside the Syrian capital Damascus. The international experts wanted to examine the site, but were kept waiting outside in their car for around an hour, according to several people briefed on the visit. | Video