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Jun 15, 2015

Opposition demands resignation of Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Congress party led calls on Monday for the resignation of Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj over allegations she tried to help Lalit Modi, the former chief of India’s richest sports league, obtain British travel documents.

Indian media reported on Sunday that Swaraj had last year asked British authorities to examine a request to provide travel documents to Lalit, at a time when his passport had been revoked by Indian authorities in a graft case.

Jun 15, 2015

Indian opposition demands resignation of foreign minister

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s main opposition party led calls on Monday for the resignation of the foreign minister over allegations she tried to help the former chief of India’s richest sports league obtain British travel documents.

Indian media reported on Sunday that Sushma Swaraj had last year asked British authorities to examine a request to provide travel documents to Lalit Modi, at a time when his passport had been revoked by Indian authorities in a graft case.

Jun 8, 2015

India noodle crisis: labeling dispute lands Nestle in hot water

BARABANKI, India/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The packets of Nestle’s Maggi 2-Minute Noodles that triggered India’s worst food scare in a decade almost got lost in the mail.

Returned months later to the north Indian food inspector who first sent the samples – after a detour via Shimla in the Himalayas – the consignment eventually reached a laboratory in Kolkata, where tests found seven times the legal levels of lead.

Jun 8, 2015

Noodle crisis: labelling dispute lands Nestle in hot water

BARABANKI, India/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The packets of Nestle’s Maggi 2-Minute Noodles that triggered India’s worst food scare in a decade almost got lost in the post.

Returned months later to the north Indian food inspector who first sent the samples – after a detour via Shimla in the Himalayas – the consignment eventually reached a laboratory in Kolkata, where tests found seven times the legal levels of lead.

Jun 5, 2015

Nestle pulls Maggi noodles off Indian shelves as food scare spreads

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, June 5 (Reuters) – Nestle SA,
battling a reputational crisis in India, pulled its Maggi
instant noodles from stores across the country on Friday after
regulators reported some packets contained excess lead.

After coming under fire for failing to react swiftly and
decisively, Nestle bowed to pressure in the early hours of
Friday and announced an India-wide recall.

Jun 4, 2015

After Nestle, India to widen checks to other noodle makers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s food safety regulator has ordered state governments to check all noodle products made in the country after high lead levels were found in Nestle India’s (NEST.NS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) noodles.

Several Indian states, including the city government of the capital Delhi, have already halted the sale of Nestle’s Maggi noodles after tests showed the hugely popular snack was unfit for consumption.

Jun 2, 2015

Uber driver arrested near New Delhi, accused of sexual harassment

NEW DELHI, June 2 (Reuters) – A driver contracted with
U.S.-based online taxi company Uber Technologies was arrested
near New Delhi on Tuesday, police said, after a woman passenger
accused him of sexual harassment when she hailed his cab over
the weekend.

Uber was banned in New Delhi in December after another woman
passenger accused one of its drivers of rape. The company
resumed its services in January after applying for a radio taxi
licence, which it still awaits.

Jun 2, 2015

Woman in Gurgaon accuses Uber driver of sexual harassment

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A woman has accused a driver contracted with online taxi company Uber Technologies of trying to sexually harass her after she hailed his cab, prompting the U.S.-based firm to suspend the driver and launch an internal investigation.

Uber was banned in New Delhi in December after a woman passenger accused one of its drivers of rape. The company resumed its services in January after applying for a radio taxi licence, which it still awaits.

Jun 2, 2015

Woman accuses Uber driver of sexual harassment

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A woman has accused a driver contracted with online taxi company Uber Technologies of trying to sexually harass her after she hailed his cab, prompting the U.S.-based firm to suspend the driver and launch an internal investigation.

Uber was banned in New Delhi in December after a woman passenger accused one of its drivers of rape. The company resumed its services in January after applying for a radio taxi licence, which it still awaits.

Jun 2, 2015

Indian woman accuses Uber driver of sexual harassment

NEW DELHI, June 2 (Reuters) – An Indian woman has accused a
driver contracted with online taxi company Uber Technologies of
trying to sexually harass her after she hailed his cab,
prompting the U.S.-based firm to suspend the driver and launch
an internal investigation.

Uber was banned in New Delhi in December after a woman
passenger accused one of its drivers of rape. The company
resumed its services in January after applying for a radio taxi
licence, which it still awaits.

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      "Aditya is part of the India politics, economy and general news team at the Reuters bureau in New Delhi. He writes on a range of topics but focusses on India's healthcare space. After joining Reuters in July 2008, he spent nearly six years managing content and writing for the Reuters.com India edition. Follow him on Twitter @adityakalra"
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