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NEW DELHI | Police: 17 killed in fire at New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seventeen people died in a fire early Tuesday at a hotel in western New Delhi, police said. At least four others were injured in the fire at the Arpit Palace Hotel, Deputy Police Commissioner Mandeep Singh Randhawa said. The medical conditions of the injured were not immediately known. The hotel is … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Police: 17 killed in fire at New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt

NEW DELHI | Jobless youth hold protest march in Indian capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of jobless young people marched Thursday through the streets of the Indian capital demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s government tackle what they called a rising unemployment crisis. The protesters disputed the government’s claim that it has created millions of jobs since it came to power in 2014 with the economy … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Jobless youth hold protest march in Indian capital

NEW DELHI | India’s central bank surprises with cut in key lending rate

NEW DELHI (AP) — India‘s central bank on Thursday lowered its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.25 percent in a surprise move intended to keep growth on track. The interest rate is what the federal bank charges on lending to commercial banks. Lower interest rates help borrowers but can … Continue reading NEW DELHI | India’s central bank surprises with cut in key lending rate

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

NEW DELHI (AP) — India‘s central bank has lowered  key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.25 percent, a step that is expected to boost the economy. The interest rate is what the federal bank charges on lending to commercial banks. Lower interest rates help borrowers but can also spur inflation. … Continue reading NEW DELHI | India’s central bank lowers key lending rate to 6.25 percent

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