Category: India News

Top India court says tax body’s decisions do not bind states, federal govt

NEW DELHI, May 19 – Decisions by the Indian tax body that sets goods and services tax (GST) rates are not binding on the states or the federal government, a top court said on Thursday, a ruling that could potentially dilute the country’s biggest tax reform. Legal experts […]

India bans wheat exports as heat wave hurts crop, domestic prices soar

Summary Ban could push global wheat prices to new peaks India was aiming to export 10 mln T wheat before ban Heat wave dents size of wheat crop, lifts prices Govt buying falls more than 50% from year ago MUMBAI, May 14 (Reuters) – India banned wheat exports […]

Building fire kills 27 in New Delhi, police arrest company owners

NEW DELHI, May 14 – Police in New Delhi arrested two people suspected of flouting fire safety regulations on Saturday after at least 27 people died in a blaze at a building housing a manufacturing unit for surveillance cameras. Rescue teams worked overnight to clear the burnt out […]

Sonia targets PM at Cong’s Chintan Shivir, says minorities being ‘brutalised’

Udaipur, May 13:  Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, charging that it has become clear that his mantra of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ means keeping the country in a permanent state of polarisation, “brutalising” minorities and “threatening” political opponents. […]

India’s top lender SBI Q4 profit misses, new bad loans rise

MUMBAI, May 13 – State Bank of India (SBI) (SBI.NS) missed fourth-quarter profit estimates despite record earnings as higher overhead costs and interest expenses weighed, with a rise in new bad loans sending shares falling to lowest levels in over two months. Shares of SBI, India’s biggest lender widely seen […]

Reuters wins Pulitzer for intimate, devastating images of India’s pandemic

May 10 – From hospitals, funeral pyres and remote villages to a Himalayan hillside, car parks and temples, Reuters photographers produced coverage of the coronavirus pandemic in India that captured the spread of the disease and its remorseless toll. The Reuters team won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for […]

Indian climber dies on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

KATHMANDU, May 7 – An Indian climber died during a summit push on Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain, a hiking official said on Saturday. The death is the third to be reported on Nepal Himalayas during the current climbing season which started in March. Narayanan Iyer, […]

Heat adds to despair of Indian women after decades of daily treks for water

By Ritesh Shukla HINAUTI, India, May 6 – India’s scorching summer heat adds new risks this year to an energy-sapping challenge that tribal woman Munni Adhivasi has surmounted every day for two decades, by trudging for miles to carry home water. Munni, who said she feared dying in the […]

Indian opposition seeks higher compensation for COVID deaths after damning WHO report

NEW DELHI, May 6 – India’s main opposition Congress party on Friday demanded a hefty rise in compensation for the families of those who died of COVID-19, after the World Health Organization estimated the country’s toll was nearly 10 times the reported figure. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has rejected […]

Almost three times as many died as a result of COVID than officially reported – WHO

May 5 – Almost three times as many people have died as a result of COVID-19 as the official data show, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, the most comprehensive look at the true global toll of the pandemic so far. There were 14.9 million […]

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