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India arrests Kashmir separatists for terror funding

SRINAGAR, India India's federal counter-terrorism agency arrested seven members of Kashmir's main separatist alliance on Monday on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan-based militant groups to wage attacks, the agency said, the first such case against the group.

Fifteen years after bloody riots, Indian Muslims struggling to escape Gujarat ghettos

AHMEDABAD, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shahjahan Bano was a young boy in February 2002, selling vegetables with his mother in a market in Ahmedabad in the western Indian state of Gujarat, when some of the worst communal riots in the country's history broke out.

Jul 24 2017

UK school students on charity trip sent home by India immigration

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of British school students on a charity trip to India were sent home from Chennai airport after officials said they had the wrong visas, the school's headteacher said on Friday, in the latest move against a foreign charity in India.

Jul 21 2017

India needs new ways to fight scourge of child marriage: report

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India must campaign on social media, rewrite text books and engage its young men if it is to tackle child marriage in a country where nearly half of females wed before the legal age, according to a report released on Friday.

Jul 21 2017

The debt threat lurking behind India's zombie power plants

MUMBAI In the central Indian village of Raikheda, the construction of a thermal coal power plant once promised jobs and economic progress.

Jul 20 2017

India to phase out 5.5 GW of coal-fired power plants

NEW DELHI India has identified 5.5 gigawatts (GW) of inefficient coal-fired power plants to be retired, Power Minister Piyush Goyal told lawmakers on Thursday, as the country looks to cut emissions and make better use of its coal reserves.

Jul 20 2017

India low caste leader elected president in boost for Modi coalition

NEW DELHI Ram Nath Kovind, a low-caste politician backed by the ruling Hindu nationalist-led coalition, easily won India's presidential election on Thursday, tightening the government's hold on positions of power.

Jul 20 2017

Dark, grim hut replicates life of bonded labor in India

RANIPET, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The hut sits in the middle of a government office in southern India. Small, with smudged walls, it has tin sheets for a roof and a tiny window that barely lets in light.

Jul 20 2017

India tweaks rules on foreign purchases of rupee corporate debt

MUMBAI India's market regulator said on Thursday foreign investors would be allowed to buy rupee-denominated corporate debt on tap until they reach 95 percent of the 2.44 trillion rupees ($37.87 billion) allocated to them.

Jul 20 2017

India says in quiet diplomacy with China to tackle border stand-off

NEW DELHI When Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on the sidelines of a regional conference last month, officials said they reached an understanding not to let the two countries' long-standing "differences become disputes".

Jul 20 2017

Israel to replace metal detectors in Jerusalem with smart surveillance

JERUSALEM Israel decided on Tuesday to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem's Old City and replace them with smart, less obtrusive surveillance means, a Cabinet statement said.

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