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  • A friend in need: China, India turn on aid diplomacy in Nepal
    A friend in need: China, India turn on aid diplomacy in Nepal

    By Sanjeev Miglani and Ross Adkin DHADING, Nepal/KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At a 12-bed hospital deep in Nepal's Himalayan mountains, Indian Air Force helicopters bring in the casualties of a devastating earthquake that has killed more than 4,000: injured men, women and children plucked from hilltops and inaccessible valleys. In the capital Kathmandu, Chinese rescuers in red uniforms have been searching for survivors in the rubble. Nepal's government has struggled in the wake of the country's …

  • India cancels licences of nearly 9,000 NGOs over foreign funds
    India cancels licences of nearly 9,000 NGOs over foreign funds

    By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India has cancelled the registration of nearly 9,000 charities for failing to declare details of donations from abroad, as New Delhi tightens surveillance on foreign-funded non-governmental organisations in the country. The crackdown comes days after the government suspended the licence of Greenpeace India and put U.S.-based Ford Foundation on a security watch list, ordering government approval of any of its activities in the country. …

  • India to continue with coal block auctions - official
    India to continue with coal block auctions - official

    The government will continue the process of auctioning coal blocks after successfully putting 33 mines under the hammer earlier this year, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters in Mumbai, R.N Choubey, special secretary of the ministry of power, said 18,000 to 19,000 megawatt (mw) of power projects in the country were still in need of coal. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has changed a decades-long method of allocating mining licenses, launching a round …

  • Indian contingent at the Asian Individual Squash Championship
    Indian contingent at the Asian Individual Squash Championship

    The championships will be held in Kuwait from the 1st to the 5th of May. …

  • Interview - RBI to retain powers to regulate government bonds - Sinha
    Interview - RBI to retain powers to regulate government bonds - Sinha

    By Douglas Busvine and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will not take away the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) power to regulate trade in government bonds even as it prepares to remove the central bank's responsibility for managing public debt, the junior finance minister told Reuters in an interview. Jayant Sinha's comments signal a compromise over the biggest regulatory overhaul in a generation, which had become a source of friction between the RBI and the finance ministry. The …

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