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India's Modi seen forgiving farm loans as he seeks to win back rural voters

11 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is likely to announce loan waivers worth billions of dollars to woo millions of farmers ahead of a general election, government sources said, after his ruling party suffered a rural drubbing in state polls.

Hindu monks, large crowds call on Modi to help build Ayodhya temple

09 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI Dozens of Hindu monks and tens of thousands of followers, gathered under the banner of groups linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, on Sunday urged the Indian government to help build a temple on the ruins of a 16th-century mosque.

Slow train to China: India's trade ties with Beijing taking time to ripen

06 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI China and India may be talking about improving their trade relationship but there is little action to go with the words.

India to import Iranian oil using rupee payment mechanism: source

06 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI India will import crude oil from Iran using a rupee-based payment mechanism, an industry source involved in discussions told Reuters on Thursday, adding that 50 percent of those payments will be used for exporting items to Tehran.

UPDATE 1-India to import Iranian oil using rupee payment mechanism - source

06 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI, Dec 6 India will import crude oil from Iran using a rupee-based payment mechanism, an industry source involved in discussions told Reuters on Thursday, adding that 50 percent of those payments will be used for exporting items to Tehran.

Angry Indian farmers march on parliament to denounce their plight

30 Nov 2018

NEW DELHI Tens of thousands of Indian farmers and rural workers marched to the Indian parliament in the capital, New Delhi, on Friday in a protest against soaring operating costs and plunging produce prices that have brought misery to many.

Indian court panel says state government overreached by closing Vedanta smelter

28 Nov 2018

NEW DELHI An Indian court-appointed panel said on Wednesday that there were insufficient grounds to permanently close Vedanta Ltd's copper smelter and a government decision to shut it amounted to administrative overreach.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Indian court panel says state government overreached by closing Vedanta smelter

28 Nov 2018

* Vedanta not given notice, opportunity to explain its position

Hindu temple site protest ends peacefully as 200,000 disperse

25 Nov 2018

AYODHYA, India More than 200,000 Hindu activists and monks protesting near a disputed religious site in northern India dispersed peacefully on Sunday after demanding the government build a temple at the site of a 16th-century mosque.

Indian town tense as thousands of Hindus gather near disputed religious site

25 Nov 2018

AYODHYA, India, Nov 25 Amid heavy security, tens of thousands of monks and activists from Hindu nationalist groups began converging on the Indian town of Ayodhya on Sunday to demand the construction of a temple on a disputed religious site.

World News

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given 3 years in prison, blames 'blind loyalty'

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for crimes including orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial wrongdoing, posing potential legal and political risks to Trump.