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Nov 3, 2014

Spy agencies averted more deaths in Pakistan-India border bomb: sources

WAGAH India/LAHORE Pakistan (Reuters) – Indian and Pakistani intelligence agencies both picked up plans for an imminent strike on their Wagah land border ahead of a suicide blast that killed 57 people on Sunday, and heightened security possibly averted a more devastating attack.

Pakistani police on Monday said they had recovered a “huge” cache of weapons and explosives near the border, where thousands of Indians and Pakistanis gather at dusk every day to watch a flamboyant ritual parade by their security forces.

Nov 3, 2014

India, Pakistan call off Wagah border ritual after suicide bomb

WAGAH India (Reuters) – India and Pakistan have suspended a daily military ritual on their main land border crossing in Wagah after a suicide attack that killed dozens of people, the first time the colourful parade has been called off since the two countries went to war in 1971.

India’s home ministry said India’s Border Security Force agreed to a Pakistani request to suspend the flag-lowering ceremony to allow mourning.

Nov 3, 2014

India, Pakistan call off border ritual after suicide bomb

WAGAH India (Reuters) – India and Pakistan have suspended a daily military ritual on their main land border crossing after a suicide attack that killed dozens of people, the first time the colourful parade has been called off since the two countries went to war in 1971.

India’s home ministry said India’s Border Security Force agreed to a Pakistani request to suspend the flag-lowering ceremony to allow mourning.

Oct 31, 2014

India considers ban on e-cigarettes, sale of single smokes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters.

The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the latest bid to control the booming $3 billion global market.

Oct 30, 2014

India’s universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion: official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world’s population will cost an estimated 1.6 trillion rupees ($26 billion) over the next four years, a senior health ministry official said.

Under the National Health Assurance Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government would provide all citizens with free drugs and diagnostic treatment, as well as insurance cover to treat serious ailments.

Oct 30, 2014

India’s universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world’s population will cost an estimated 1.6 trillion rupees ($26 billion) over the next four years, a senior health ministry official said.

Under the National Health Assurance Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government would provide all citizens with free drugs and diagnostic treatment, as well as insurance cover to treat serious ailments.

Oct 27, 2014

India prosecutes ‘black money’ suspects, more to come

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government said on Monday that several individuals, including a former director of consumer goods maker Dabur Ltd, were being prosecuted on suspicion of hiding undeclared cash outside the country, a court filing showed.

    The government disclosed names of one company, Timblo Private Ltd, and seven individuals suspected of violating India’s tax laws. Two of those named denied wrongdoing, while one director at Timblo said she would react after reading the court filing. Four other Timblo directors could not be reached.

Oct 21, 2014

India to step up travel surveillance to stop any Ebola outbreak

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India stepped up its efforts on Tuesday to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, conducting mock drills at its airports and installing surveillance systems.

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world’s worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people across the three most-affected countries, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Oct 21, 2014

Indian capital braces for worst air quality this festive week

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Air quality in New Delhi will deteriorate to “severe” levels this week when Indians set off firecrackers to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights, a government scientist said, leaving many at risk of respiratory problems.

The warning, based for the first time on India’s newly launched national Air Quality Index, is significant as New Delhi dismissed a World Health Organization study in May which found the capital to have the world’s worst air pollution.

Oct 21, 2014

Delhi braces for worst air quality this Diwali week

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Air quality in New Delhi will deteriorate to “severe” levels this week when Indians set off firecrackers to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights, a government scientist said, leaving many at risk of respiratory problems.

The warning, based for the first time on India’s newly launched national Air Quality Index, is significant as New Delhi dismissed a World Health Organization study in May which found the capital to have the world’s worst air pollution.

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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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