Devjyot Ghoshal

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12 Jul 2019 | 5:42 PM

Exclusive: India's ruling party to revive plan for Hindu settlements in Kashmir

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) - India's ruling party will revive a plan to build secured camps to resettle scores of Hindus in the Muslim-dominated Kashmir Valley, a senior leader said, a proposal that would almost certainly heighten tensions in the restive region.

3 Jul 2019 | 9:40 PM

India's Rahul Gandhi calls for change as he quits as Congress leader

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Rahul Gandhi, leader of India's opposition Congress party, said on Wednesday he had asked party bosses to find a successor after he took responsibility for losing a general election that has left the party in crisis.

2 Jul 2019 | 9:33 PM

India's Congress party in turmoil after Gandhi resignation

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Rahul Gandhi has spurned appeals to reconsider his resignation as leader of India's Congress Party after losing a second general election to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an aide said on Tuesday, as the party faces its worst crisis in a decade.

30 Jun 2019 | 5:11 PM

India's PM calls for water conservation push as drought hits crops

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pushed for greater grassroots water conservation efforts amid concerns weak monsoon rains would push millions of drought-hit people to the edge and hammer agricultural production in Asia's third-biggest economy.

12 Jun 2019 | 10:49 PM

Indian police raid Islamic State cell with links to Sri Lanka bombing mastermind

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police raided seven locations in the southern city of Coimbatore on Wednesday in pursuit of a suspected Islamic State cell with links to the suicide bombers who killed over 250 people in Sri Lanka in April, officials said.

3 Jun 2019 | 6:31 PM

New Delhi vows free transport for women in what opposition calls a gimmick

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's capital city plans to make its state-run bus and metro network free for women commuters, hoping that higher use of public transport will improve women's safety in one of the world's largest metropolitan areas blighted by gender crime.

31 May 2019 | 6:49 PM

Modi picks China expert and former envoy to US to steer India's foreign policy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - It is time to get talking. That seemed to be Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message to both the United States and China on Friday when he named a highly rated career diplomat with expertise in dealing with both countries as India's new foreign minister, diplomatic affairs experts said.

28 May 2019 | 9:25 PM

Modi's party consolidates big Indian vote win with opposition defections

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Three Indian opposition state assembly members and more than 50 municipal leaders from West Bengal joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party on Tuesday, days after he was re-elected with big gains in places like the populous eastern state.

25 May 2019 | 8:43 PM

India's battered Congress party closes ranks after election setback

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of India's main opposition Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, offered to quit on Saturday after a crushing election defeat but senior party officials rejected his offer and called instead for a major internal shake-up.

23 May 2019 | 6:10 PM

India's Congress leader Rahul Gandhi faces backlash over election drubbing

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Honest, intelligent and open to new ideas is how officials of India's main opposition Congress describe their leader, Rahul Gandhi, but the party's election performance has been so poor he now risks losing even his family's traditional seat.