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Pollution regulator issues environmental notices to Coal India

07 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI The pollution regulator for the eastern Indian state of Odisha issued notices to Coal India mines with combined annual capacity of 20 million tonnes over environmental failings, according to a document seen by Reuters on Friday.

India wants EVs to be 15 percent of all vehicle sales in five years

06 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI India expects electric vehicles to make up 15 percent of all vehicles sales in five years, its transport minister said on Thursday, as the country tries to curb greenhouse gas emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.

India wants EVs to be 15 percent of all vehicle sales 5 yrs

06 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI, Sept 6 India expects electric vehicles to make up 15 percent of all vehicles sales in five years, its transport minister said on Thursday, as the country tries to curb greenhouse gas emissions and dependency on fossil fuels.

Indian farmers' protest disrupts capital as opposition targets Modi

05 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI Thousands of farmers and laborers paralyzed the Indian capital on Wednesday in a protest against what they called the anti-people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, as opposition parties step up pressure ahead of key elections.

UPDATE 1-Indian farmers' protest disrupts capital as opposition targets Modi

05 Sep 2018

* Modi faces tough re-election bid in 2019, state polls in months (Adds politician comment, protest details; paragraphs 9,14)

Farmers' protest disrupts Indian capital as opposition targets Modi

05 Sep 2018

NEW DELHI, Sept 5 Thousands of farmers and labourers paralysed the Indian capital on Wednesday in a protest against what they called the anti-people policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, as opposition parties step up pressure ahead of key elections.

India's flood-ravaged Kerala seeks at least $1.4 billion loan for reconstruction

21 Aug 2018

NELLIYAMPATHY/NEW DELHI India's flood-ravaged Kerala state will seek to borrow more than 100 billion rupees ($1.4 billion) to finance reconstruction work after a disaster that has claimed nearly 400 lives, its chief minister said on Tuesday.

Local boatmen the heroes of flood rescues in India's Kerala

21 Aug 2018

KOCHI/CHENGANNUR Divya G. clung to a floating banana plant, then used a rope to pull herself to safety through neck-deep water as floods inundated her home in southern India. After more than a day camped with her family on the upper floor of her neighbors two-storey house, they were spotted by a fishing boat and rescued. | Video

Death toll nears 400 in India's flood-hit Kerala, dozens missing

20 Aug 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI, India The death toll in India's southern state of Kerala rose on Monday to nearly 400 after its worst flood in a century, as authorities handed out medicine and disinfectants to ward off disease in thousands of relief camps.

India allows conditional import of petcoke; cement shares rise

17 Aug 2018

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU India on Friday allowed import of petcoke for use as feedstock in some industries, sending shares of cement manufacturers higher.

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