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NEW DELHI | Indian currency decree did little to root out ‘black money’

NEW DELHI — Nearly all of the currency removed from circulation in a surprise 2016 attempt to root out illegal hoards of cash came back into the financial system, India’s reserve bank has announced, indicating the move did little to slow the underground economy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s currency decree, which was designed to destroy … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Indian currency decree did little to root out ‘black money’

NEW DELHI | Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

NEW DELHI — Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died after a prolonged illness. He was 93. Vajpayee was a Hindu nationalist who in 1998 ordered nuclear weapons tests that stoked fears of atomic war with rival Pakistan. But he later launched a groundbreaking peace process with Islamabad. That was not the only … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

NEW DELHI | Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

NEW DELHI — India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday as part of India’s independence day celebrations. He said India will become the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China to achieve the feat and its astronaut could be a man or a woman. … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

NEW DELHI | Outrage grows over attacks on Muslim cattle traders in India

NEW DELHI— Outrage is growing in India over a series of mob attacks on minority groups involved in cattle trade. When they finally took 28-year-old Rakbar Khan to the nearest hospital around 4 a.m. Saturday, doctors said he was dead. A series of mob attacks on minority groups involved in cattle trade have been on … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Outrage grows over attacks on Muslim cattle traders in India

NEW DELHI | South Korea, India plan to double bilateral trade by 2030

NEW DELHI — India and South Korea are expanding their business ties with an aim to increase bilateral trade to US $50 billion by 2030. Visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday asked their business communities to enhance investment and promote joint ventures. The bilateral … Continue reading NEW DELHI | South Korea, India plan to double bilateral trade by 2030

NEW DELHI |11 bodies, 10 of them hanging, found at New Delhi home

NEW DELHI  — Police in India’s capital said they found 11 bodies at a home under mysterious circumstances on Sunday, including 10 that were blindfolded and hanging. The victims were all from the same family and most had lived in the home where they were found in Burari village in the northern part of New … Continue reading NEW DELHI |11 bodies, 10 of them hanging, found at New Delhi home

NEW DELHI  | New Delhi orders construction halt as pollution levels soar

NEW DELHI — New Delhi officials have ordered a two-day halt to construction in an attempt to reduce choking pollution that has cloaked the city in smog and dust. The government’s Central Pollution Control Board rated the city’s air quality Friday as “severe” — the worst possible category — for the fourth day in a … Continue reading NEW DELHI  | New Delhi orders construction halt as pollution levels soar

NEW DELHI | India’s central bank raises key lending rate to 6.25 percent

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s central bank has raised its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.25, as inflation rose following an increase in global oil prices. The first interest hike since January 2014 was announced by the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday. It put the retail inflation range … Continue reading NEW DELHI | India’s central bank raises key lending rate to 6.25 percent