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  • Facebook opens Internet.org to developers amid open web debate in India
    Facebook opens Internet.org to developers amid open web debate in India

    By Aman Shah and Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook Inc opened up its Internet.org platform to new websites and applications from developers on Monday, a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets. Internet.org offers free access via mobile phones to pared-down web services, focused on job listings, agricultural information, healthcare and education, as well as Facebook's own social network and …

  • About 100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village
    About 100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said on Monday. "Local volunteers and police personnel are digging through six-feet (deep) snow with shovels looking for more bodies," said Gautam Rimal, assistant chief district officer in the area where Langtang is …

  • Corrected - Quake-hit Nepalis need information, not just food and water
    Corrected - Quake-hit Nepalis need information, not just food and water

    (Corrects para 30 to show InterNews has deployed to Nepal but not begun work on disseminating news yet) By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There is probably no other place in the world right now where information - from the fate of your family members to where to get food and water - is more desperately needed than in the Nepal, devastated by a powerful earthquake six days ago. The 7.8 magnitude quake brought down thousands of buildings in the densely-populated Kathmandu …

  • Manufacturing growth slows on weaker demand in April
    Manufacturing growth slows on weaker demand in April

    Falling inflation and a slowing manufacturing industry would reinforce expectations that the Reserve Bank of India will again cut interest rates soon from the current 7.5 percent. "The data supports a rate cut… they will continue cutting rates but slowly, perhaps waiting until the upcoming meeting," said Pollyanna De Lima, economist at Markit. The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by Markit, fell to 51.3 in April from March's 52.1 but marked its eighteenth month above …

  • Exclusive - GM set to storm India as Korea costs climb
    Exclusive - GM set to storm India as Korea costs climb

    By Norihiko Shirouzu and Aditi Shah BEIJING/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - General Motors aims to grab at least 5 percent market share in India within the next decade, as it sees that market overtaking Japan as the world's third biggest with projected annual sales of 8 million vehicles by 2025. The Detroit carmaker, which is losing money in India even after 18 years there, will unleash a product blitz aimed at reviving sagging sales, and will make India a new global manufacturing and export hub, …

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