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Mayank Bhardwaj

INSIGHT-In drought-hit Delhi, the haves get limitless water, the poor fight for every drop

08 Jul 2019

* Prime Minister Modi calls for massive water conservation plan

In drought-hit Delhi, the haves get limitless water, the poor fight for every drop

07 Jul 2019

NEW DELHI In this teeming capital city of more than 20 million people, a worsening drought is amplifying the vast inequality between India's rich and poor.

India raises import tariffs, taxes on the super rich as it seeks growth

05 Jul 2019

NEW DELHI India raised import tariffs on nearly 75 items including gold and automobile parts in its budget on Friday and increased taxes on the rich to help pay for recapitalizing banks and supporting small business in a bid to revive sagging growth.

India forecasts GDP growth will edge up to 7% this year, sees fiscal challenges

04 Jul 2019

NEW DELHI India's government forecast on Thursday that economic growth could get back up to 7% percent this year, but cautioned it will face challenges keeping its fiscal deficit in check.

UPDATE 2-India forecasts GDP growth will edge up to 7% this year, sees fiscal challenges

04 Jul 2019

* Govt report says credit growth, consumption to push up growth

Palm oil falls on weaker exports, higher output estimates

02 Jul 2019

NEW DELHI, July 2 Malaysian palm oil futures fell on Tuesday, weighed down by expectations of higher output and sluggish exports from the world's top producers of the tropical oil.

Monsoon covers most parts of cane, cotton, soybean fields in India

25 Jun 2019

NEW DELHI Monsoon rains have covered most parts of cane, cotton, and soybean fields in western India and some parts of rice-sowing areas in central and northern India, the country's weather office said on Tuesday.

Death toll from acute encephalitis in east Indian town rises to 129 children

23 Jun 2019

NEW DELHI At least 129 children have now died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the town of Muzaffarpur in the eastern Indian state of Bihar since an outbreak earlier this month, a medical official said on Sunday.

Hindu monks push government to help build temple on disputed Indian site

20 Jun 2019

HARIDWAR, India Hundreds of Hindu monks gathered under the banner of a group linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party on Thursday urged the government to help build a temple on a disputed religious site in the Indian town of Ayodhya.

Backstory: India's giant Modi wave - why we didn't see it coming

03 Jun 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI We didn't see it coming. The tsunami of support that propelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into a second five-year term was a surprise to many of us reporting on the mammoth Indian general election.

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