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Jan 23, 2015

Uber restarts cab service in New Delhi after ban

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. taxi-hailing app maker Uber Technologies Inc has restarted services in India’s capital, after its three apps were banned following allegations of rape by one of its drivers.

Uber’s apps were working in New Delhi on Friday after the company agreed to apply for a radio taxi licence, a spokesman said. The company previously said the licence did not apply to a technology company that connects passengers with drivers.

Jan 22, 2015

Modi to welcome Obama in Fortress Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s capital will turn into a virtual fortress for U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit this weekend, with heightened security measures, including an extended no-fly zone, to protect the world’s most powerful leader.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world’s two largest democracies will attend India’s Republic Day celebrations on Jan. 26, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry.

Jan 22, 2015

India to push renewable energy drive during Obama visit

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will look to the United States for more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy, as Washington looks to secure political support for a global climate change deal in 2015.

Efforts to combat climate change will also figure prominently in talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama when the U.S. leader begins a landmark visit to New Delhi this weekend.

Dec 30, 2014

India’s capital sets new rules for Uber, other taxi operators

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Taxi firms including Uber, the online cab-hailing company banned in New Delhi, will have to install panic buttons if they are to operate in India’s capital under new rules framed after allegations that a driver for the U.S. firm raped a passenger.

The transport office of Delhi earlier this month ordered San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc to stop its services following the incident, which reignited the debate on women’s safety in India.

Dec 30, 2014

Delhi sets new rules for Uber, other taxi operators

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Taxi firms including Uber, the online cab-hailing company banned in New Delhi, will have to install panic buttons if they are to operate in India’s capital under new rules framed after allegations that a driver for the U.S. firm raped a passenger.

The transport office of Delhi earlier this month ordered San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc to stop its services following the incident, which reignited the debate on women’s safety in India.

Dec 23, 2014

India slashes health budget, already one of the world’s lowest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government has ordered a cut of nearly 20 percent in its 2014/15 healthcare budget due to fiscal strains, putting at risk key disease control initiatives in a country whose public spending on health is already among the lowest in the world.

Two Health Ministry officials told Reuters on Tuesday that more than 60 billion rupees, or $948 million, has been slashed from their budget allocation of around $5 billion for the financial year ending on March 31.

Dec 22, 2014

Protests over conversions set back reform agenda

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reform agenda suffered a setback on Monday as protests erupted in parliament and in the streets over a campaign by Hindu hardliners linked to his party to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism.

Opposition members threw papers and swarmed to the centre of the upper house of parliament, forcing the suspension of the session and effectively preventing the government from tabling a bill to increase foreign participation in the insurance sector.

Dec 22, 2014

Protests in India over conversions set back reform agenda

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reform agenda suffered a setback on Monday as protests erupted in parliament and in the streets over a campaign by Hindu hardliners linked to his party to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism.

Opposition members threw papers and swarmed to the center of the upper house of parliament, forcing the suspension of the session and effectively preventing the government from tabling a bill to increase foreign participation in the insurance sector.

Dec 21, 2014

PM Modi’s party distances itself from religious conversions

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Saturday it does not support forceful religious conversions, distancing itself from a sensitive issue that has drawn sharp criticism from opposition parties and hurt the government’s reform agenda.

Modi has in recent weeks come under fire for being slow to rein in his hardline affiliate groups that are allegedly trying to promote a Hindu-dominant agenda by luring Muslims and Christians to convert to Hinduism.

Dec 20, 2014

India PM Modi’s party distances itself from religious conversions

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party said on Saturday it does not support forceful religious conversions, distancing itself from a sensitive issue that has drawn sharp criticism from opposition parties and hurt the government’s reform agenda.

Modi has in recent weeks come under fire for being slow to rein in his hardline affiliate groups that are allegedly trying to promote a Hindu-dominant agenda by luring Muslims and Christians to convert to Hinduism.

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      "Aditya is part of the India politics, economy and general news team at the Reuters bureau in New Delhi. After joining Reuters in July 2008, Aditya spent nearly six years managing content and writing for the Reuters.com India edition. During 2013-14, he was closely involved in developing the website's India Insight platform, writing on topics ranging from business and politics to stocks and mutual funds. Follow him on Twitter @adityakalra"
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