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India's top court rules sex with an underage wife is rape

(This version of the Oct. 11 was corrects to say Young Lives is an international research study of childhood poverty led by the University of Oxford)

Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights

NEW DELHI Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales. | Video

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Exclusive - India likely to stick to deficit target, may step up bank reform: Modi adviser

NEW DELHI India is likely to stick to its fiscal deficit target of 3.2 percent of GDP, and may accelerate sales of government stakes in lenders and other companies as part of an effort to recapitalise banks, an adviser to the prime minister said on Tuesday.

17 Oct 2017

Bengaluru building collapse kills at least five - officials

BENGALURU A multi-storey building collapsed in the south Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday, killing at least five people and injuring several, officials said. | Video

16 Oct 2017

Indian state revokes order to check planting of Monsanto GM cotton

NEW DELHI A leading Indian cotton producing-state has withdrawn an order asking government officials to inspect fields planted with an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton developed by Monsanto Co , the world's No. 1 seed maker.

14 Oct 2017

India's NSL to pursue intellectual property litigation with Monsanto

NEW DELHI India's Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL) said on Saturday it will not settle a long-standing intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co over genetically modified (GM) cotton, despite some other Indian companies doing so in recent weeks.

14 Oct 2017

Indian state seizes spurious pesticides as poisoning kills at least 30

MUMBAI India's second-biggest cotton producing state has stepped up seizures of "unauthorised pesticides" after chemical poisoning killed at least 30 farmers in three months, a government minister told Reuters on Friday.

13 Oct 2017

Indian court acquits dentist couple of killing daughter

NEW DELHI An Indian court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a dentist couple for the murder of their teenage daughter and the family servant for lack of material evidence, their lawyer said.

12 Oct 2017

Exclusive- Monsanto settles GM cotton dispute with three Indian seed firms

NEW DELHI Three leading Indian cotton seed makers have settled an intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co over its genetically modified (GM) seed technology, partly ending a legal tussle that has drawn in the Indian and U.S. governments.

11 Oct 2017

India's top court rules sex with an underage wife is rape

NEW DELHI India's top court on Wednesday ruled that a man is committing rape if he engages in sexual intercourse with his wife who is aged between 15 and 18, a landmark decision that will affect millions of child brides.

11 Oct 2017
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Spain plans new elections in Catalonia to end independence bid - opposition

MADRID The Spanish government has secured opposition support for dissolving Catalonia's parliament and holding new elections there in January in its bid to check the regional government's push for independence. | Video