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Aug 22, 2014

Forensic report complicates double rape, murder case

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) is analysing a forensic report that found that two teenage girls, earlier believed to have been raped before they were murdered, were not sexually assaulted.

Images of the cousins, still hanging from a mango tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh, shocked the world in May and threw light on an enduring culture of sexual and caste violence in India.

Aug 22, 2014

Forensic report complicates India double rape, murder case

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW (Reuters) – Indian federal investigators are analyzing a forensic report that found that two teenage girls, earlier believed to have been raped before they were murdered, were not sexually assaulted.

Images of the cousins, still hanging from a mango tree in a village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, shocked the world in May and threw light on an enduring culture of sexual and caste violence in India.

Aug 10, 2014

From jail, Subrata Roy tries to sell the New York Plaza

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – It’s hardly the $30,000 a night royal suite, but after five months in India’s biggest jail, the owner of the New York Plaza and London’s Grosvenor House is thrilled to be able to use a modest office as he tries to sell the iconic hotels.

Indian tycoon Subrata Roy is putting up the two trophy properties and another luxury New York hotel for sale to raise $1.6 billion for the bail bond that will get him out of Tihar, a sprawling New Delhi prison complex that houses about 12,000 inmates.

Aug 10, 2014

From an Indian jail, tycoon tries to sell the New York Plaza

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – It’s hardly the $30,000 a night royal suite, but after five months in India’s biggest jail, the owner of the New York Plaza and London’s Grosvenor House is thrilled to be able to use a modest office as he tries to sell the iconic hotels.

Indian tycoon Subrata Roy is putting up the two trophy properties and another luxury New York hotel for sale to raise $1.6 billion for the bail bond that will get him out of Tihar, a sprawling New Delhi prison complex that houses about 12,000 inmates.

Aug 4, 2014

CBI says may widen bank corruption probe

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Monday it could widen its corruption investigation after the arrest of Sudhir Kumar Jain, chairman of state-run Syndicate Bank Ltd over allegations he was seeking bribes to favour debtors.

CBI said on Saturday it recovered 5 million rupees ($82,100) that a New Delhi-based company was allegedly paying via middlemen to the bank’s head for a loan extension.

Aug 4, 2014

Indian police agency says may widen bank corruption probe

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – India’s federal police
agency said on Monday it could widen its corruption
investigation after the arrest of Sudhir Kumar Jain, chairman of
state-run Syndicate Bank Ltd over allegations he was
seeking bribes to favour debtors.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Saturday
it recovered 5 million rupees ($82,100) that a New Delhi-based
company was allegedly paying via middlemen to the bank’s head
for a loan extension.

Jul 31, 2014

India’s battle against unneeded medical care finds World Bank support

NEW DELHI, July 31 (Reuters) – India needs to curtail
excessive medical care that leads to patient overspending as
more people get health insurance, the World Bank said on
Thursday, adding voice to a growing chorus against overtreatment
in the country.

Practices such as “defensive medicine” and aggressive
marketing by hospitals, which cost the United States an
estimated $250 billion to $300 billion annually, are emerging as
a serious problem in India, the Washington-based institution
warned.

Jul 22, 2014

India’s new government vows clampdown on healthcare graft

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s health minister called for tougher laws on Tuesday after a media report alleged that laboratories had offered kickbacks to doctors who referred patients to their diagnostic centers.

Harsh Vardhan has lashed out several times in recent days against bribery in the $74 billion healthcare sector, signaling that the new government will make tackling the corruption that blighted the outgoing administration a priority.

Jul 22, 2014

India to probe corruption in healthcare after TV sting

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has ordered an investigation into doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacks for referring patients for medical tests, following a sting operation by a TV news channel.

Hindi news channel News Nation TV showed laboratories in the national capital offering commissions as high as 50 percent to doctors who referred patients to their diagnostic centres.

Jul 22, 2014

India to investigate corruption in healthcare after TV sting operation

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has ordered an investigation into doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacks for referring patients for medical tests, following a sting operation by a TV news channel.

Hindi news channel News Nation TV showed laboratories in the national capital offering commissions as high as 50 percent to doctors who referred patients to their diagnostic centers.

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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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