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May 22, 2015

India’s top bank SBI says bad loan pressure easing

MUMBAI/KOLKATA (Reuters) – State Bank of India, the nation’s top lender by assets, posted better-than-expected quarterly bad debt levels on Friday and said it now expected an improvement, a long-awaited sign of easing pressure that helped its shares jump over five percent.

The loan improvement in the three months ended in March helped SBI, which accounts for about a quarter of Indian loans and deposits, post a 23 percent rise in net profit to 37.42 billion rupees ($589 million), above forecasts.

Jan 3, 2015

Five arrested in India over kidnap and gang-rape of Japanese tourist: police

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – Indian police have arrested five men in connection with the alleged abduction and gang-rape of a 23-year-old Japanese tourist, officials said on Saturday.

The woman had filed a complaint through the Japanese consulate in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata saying she had been staying in a budget hotel in the city in November when three local men who spoke Japanese befriended her and took her to the seaside resort of Digha in the state of West Bengal.

Nov 10, 2014

Explosion heard near NIA office in Kolkata

KOLKATA India (Reuters) – A minor explosion was heard near an office of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Kolkata on Monday, police and home office officials said.

An officer at the police control room in the eastern city said the cause of the blast at the NIA office had not yet been established.

Nov 10, 2014

Explosion heard near anti-terrorism agency in India’s Kolkata

KOLKATA India (Reuters) – A minor explosion was heard near an office of India’s federal counter-terrorism agency in the city of Kolkata on Monday, police and home office officials said.

An officer at the police control room in the eastern city said the cause of the blast at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) office had not yet been established.

May 25, 2014

Production of India’s Ambassador cars grinds to a halt

MUMBAI/KOLKATA, May 25 (Reuters) – The maker of the
Ambassador has halted production of the iconic car, long the
choice of Indian officialdom, citing weak demand and a lack of
funds and casting doubt on the future of a vehicle that has
looked essentially the same for nearly six decades.

Hindustan Motors Ltd said in a statement it had
suspended work at its Uttarpara plant, outside the eastern city
of Kolkata, until further notice.

May 25, 2014

Output of Ambassadors halted, iconic car of official India

MUMBAI/KOLKATA (Reuters) – The maker of the iconic Ambassador has halted production of the car that was long the choice of Indian officialdom, citing weak demand and a lack of funds, casting doubt on the future of a vehicle that has looked essentially the same for more than five decades.

Hindustan Motors Ltd said in a statement that it had suspended work at its Uttarpara plant, outside the eastern city of Kolkata, until further notice.

Jan 26, 2014

Gang rape victim, family placed under police protection

KOLKATA (Reuters) – A 20-year-old woman who says she was gang-raped in an tribal region on orders of a village court has been placed under police protection, along with her family, and will be relocated after being ostracised by villagers, officials said on Sunday.

The case has made waves in India, underscoring how sexual violence has become a huge social and political issue after the rape and murder of a physiotherapist on a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012, an attack that sparked nationwide demonstrations.

Jan 26, 2014

India gang rape victim, family placed under police protection

KOLKATA (Reuters) – A 20-year-old woman who says she was gang-raped in an tribal region on orders of a village court has been placed under police protection, along with her family, and will be relocated after being ostracized by villagers, officials said on Sunday.

The case has made waves in India, underscoring how sexual violence has become a huge social and political issue after the rape and murder of a physiotherapist on a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012, an attack that sparked nationwide demonstrations.

Jan 24, 2014

India Supreme Court orders investigation after tribal rape outcry

KOLKATA (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman from an eastern tribal region by 13 men on the orders of a village court, a case that has sparked protests demanding swift justice.

The woman, who is recovering in hospital, told police she was assaulted by the men on Monday night in the Birbhum district of West Bengal as punishment for violating rules of her tribe by having a relationship with a man from a different community.

May 30, 2013

Indian filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dead at 49

KOLKATA/MUMBAI, May 30 (Reuters) – Indian filmmaker
Rituparno Ghosh, known for his sensitive portrayal of
interpersonal relationships, died in Kolkata on Thursday of a
heart attack. He was 49.

Ghosh first caught the attention of cinema lovers in the
1990s with a clutch of films made in his native Bengali
language.