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Indian policemen arrested over custody deaths of father and son

7:10am BST

CHENNAI India has arrested five policemen over the deaths of a father and son in custody, a senior investigating official said on Thursday, following outrage that drew comparisons to the death of George Floyd in the United States.

Coal India output falls for third straight month on tepid demand

01 Jul 2020

CHENNAI Coal India Ltd reported a 12.8% fall in production in June, reflecting the third straight month of decline in output as national coronavirus lockdowns cut demand for the fuel.

India electricity output shows signs of recovery in June

01 Jul 2020

CHENNAI India's electricity generation recovered slightly in June, provisional government data showed, driven by increased power consumption in industrial western states.

UPDATE 3-NLC India boiler blast kills six, units shut for safety audit

01 Jul 2020

CHENNAI, July 1 A boiler blast on Wednesday at lignite miner and electricity generator NLC India's plant in the southern Tamil Nadu state has killed six people, the company said, the second deadly accident at the plant in two months.

India electricity output shows signs of recovery in June

01 Jul 2020

CHENNAI, July 1 India's electricity generation recovered slightly in June, provisional government data showed, driven by increased power consumption in industrial western states.

Indian private firms seen developing 15 million tonnes capacity coal mines this year - minister

30 Jun 2020

CHENNAI India's private companies could start developing coal mines with an annual capacity of 15 million tonnes by the end of March, the country's coal minister told Reuters, a move that would end the near-monopoly of state-run Coal India .

Indian private firms seen developing 15 mln T capacity coal mines this yr - minister

30 Jun 2020

CHENNAI, June 30 India's private companies could start developing coal mines with an annual capacity of 15 million tonnes by the end of March, the country's coal minister told Reuters, a move that would end the near-monopoly of state-run Coal India.

India's Modi warns of coronavirus 'negligence' as some cities extend lockdowns

30 Jun 2020

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI India's prime minister on Tuesday warned citizens against flouting rules to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as he extended a vast social security scheme until November.

India's daily coronavirus cases at about 20,000 as some cities extend lockdowns

30 Jun 2020

CHENNAI/GUWAHATI, India, June 30 Several Indian cities prepared to extend their lockdowns to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, as daily cases in the country remained close to 20,000.

'India's George Floyds': Father-son death in police custody sparks outrage

27 Jun 2020

CHENNAI Outrage at the death of a father-son duo in the custody of Indian police earlier this week mounted on Saturday, with thousands on social media comparing the incident to the death of George Floyd in the United States.

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