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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.

May 27, 2015
via India Insight

Meet the man who plans to open India’s first luxury hospital chain

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Advet Bhambhani, the chief executive of Dubai-based ABV Group plans to open luxury hospitals that would resemble hotels, offer personalised care and transport patients from place to place in Rolls Royce cars. He said he wants to redefine health care for India’s rich and medical tourists, and has nearly $80 million in investments to pull it off.

Bhambhani, who was born in India, said his new luxury hospitals will have 50 suites and no shared rooms. Patients will get airport-to-airport services and food made to order. The first hospital is supposed to open in Mumbai by early 2017, followed by one in New Delhi.

May 27, 2015

Rolls Royces, movies: private India hospitals go luxe for growth

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, May 28 (Reuters) – Cinemas, Rolls-Royces
and rooms so plush they could belong in a five-star hotel:
private hospital operators in India are all but rolling out a
red carpet to lure affluent locals and tourists to seek medical
treatment at their luxe facilities.

Local hospital firms including Fortis Healthcare Ltd
, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd and
privately owned Medanta have built or upgraded facilities to tap
the top-end of a private healthcare sector industry body
ASSOCHAM estimates would grow 20 percent a year from 2013 to
become a $125 billion market in two years time.

May 19, 2015
via India Insight

Exclusive: What Maneka Gandhi told India’s finance minister about child welfare budget cuts

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Narendra Modi faces growing resistance from political friends and foes over some of his federal spending cuts as he nears his one-year anniversary as India’s prime minister. The government recently cut funding for programmes such as drinking water and welfare for women and children, saying that states can make better decisions on what to spend in their own backyards.

One of Modi’s opponents is his cabinet minister Maneka Gandhi, India’s women and child development minister. She has written two letters to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to complain about the government’s decision to cut her ministry’s budget in half.

May 18, 2015

Insight – Roads before welfare: India’s Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office, his cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India’s 1.25 billion people are coming in for sharp criticism, including from within his cabinet.

In a break with India’s socialist past, Modi has saved money on federal social and subsidy expenditure and pumped it into an infrastructure stimulus he hopes will trigger a spurt in economic growth.

May 18, 2015

Roads before welfare: Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office, his cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India’s 1.25 billion people are coming in for sharp criticism, including from within his cabinet.

In a break with India’s socialist past, Modi has saved money on federal social and subsidy expenditure and pumped it into an infrastructure stimulus he hopes will trigger a spurt in economic growth.

May 18, 2015

Roads before welfare: India’s Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office, his cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India’s 1.25 billion people are coming in for sharp criticism, including from within his cabinet.

In a break with India’s socialist past, Modi has saved money on federal social and subsidy expenditure and pumped it into an infrastructure stimulus he hopes will trigger a spurt in economic growth.

Apr 2, 2015

To stay or go? Indian nurses abroad weigh debts against danger

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of Indian nurses caught up in Yemen’s civil war face a stark choice between returning home to financial ruin or taking a chance by staying on in more lucrative jobs that allow them to pay off their debts.

India is trying to get around 4,000 nationals, more than half of them nurses, out of Yemen, where Shi’ite Houthi fighters have swept into the southern port city of Aden despite an air campaign led by Saudi Arabia to check their advance.

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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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