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India announces $400 million loan for Sri Lanka, in support of new president

29 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India will lend Sri Lanka $400 million for infrastructure projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday after talks with the island nation's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa aimed at improving bilateral ties.

India asks state-run firms to clear over $1 billion owed to green energy firms - sources

26 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India has asked state lenders to provide over $1 billion to government power distribution companies to clear longstanding debts to green energy firms that could hinder further investment, three sources familiar with the plan said on Tuesday.

India asks state-run firms to clear over $1 bln owed to green energy firms -sources

26 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI, Nov 25 India has asked state lenders to provide over $1 billion to government power distribution companies to clear longstanding debts to green energy firms that could hinder further investment, three sources familiar with the plan said on Tuesday.

Delhi's schools to reopen next week, parents wary of hazardous air

15 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI Schools in India's capital New Delhi will reopen on Monday after closing for two days due to a spike in pollution levels, but air quality is likely to remain "very poor" - a notch below the most hazardous "severe" rating - raising health risks for millions of students. | Video

Delhi schools close as farm fires add to city's foul air

14 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India's capital Delhi was shrouded in a deeper cover of toxic smoke on Thursday, as data showed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pledge to stamp out the burning of crop stubble in neighbouring states is not working.

Schools shut because of Delhi's smog, but hundreds of children run a race

14 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI, Nov 14 About 1,000 children ran a race in thick smog in the Indian capital New Delhi early on Thursday when authorities declared air quality as hazardous and the city government ordered schools to be shut as part of emergency measures.

Court rebukes India government as poisonous smog chokes Delhi

13 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India's top court censured the federal government for its inaction in fighting pollution on Wednesday, as poisonous smog choked the streets of the capital New Delhi forcing schools to shut and half of vehicles to be banned from the streets.

Trapped and helpless: How families are fighting Delhi's pollution horror

08 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI When a toxic smog darkened the skies over the Indian capital last weekend and air pollution peaked to its highest levels this year, Nabeela Moinuddin and Fareeda, living on opposite sides of the economic divide, were panic-stricken for their families.

Indian capital banishes some cars in bid to curb hazardous air pollution

04 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI Authorities in India's capital New Delhi banished from the roads cars with number plates ending in an odd number on Monday in a bid to cut hazardous air pollution shrouding the city. | Video

Asia trade pact doesn't reflect India's interests, decided not to join: PM Modi

04 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that he could not compromise the interests of farmers and workers at home by joining a China-led regional trade pact after it failed to address Delhi's concerns over market access.

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