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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.

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.

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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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