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BRIEF-Finish Line Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.115 Per Share

* FINISH LINE - ‍BOARD DECLARED QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.115 PER SHARE OF OUTSTANDING COMMON STOCK​

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India will need at least $125 bln to fund renewables dream: govt official

NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - India will need at least $125 billion to fund its ambitious plan to increase the share of renewable power supply in the country’s grid by 2022, a top government official told Reuters, underlining the immense financing challenge ahead.

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BRIEF-Varun Beverages Approves Buying Franchisee Rights For Pepsico India's Sub-Territory In Bihar

* SAYS APPROVED TO BUY FRANCHISEE RIGHTS FOR PEPSICO INDIA'S PREVIOUSLY FRANCHISED SUB-TERRITORY IN STATE OF BIHAR Source text -http://bit.ly/2FJ3Bwm Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-HP announces commercial availability of its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solution in India​

* HP INC ANNOUNCED COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF ITS MULTI JET FUSION 3D PRINTING SOLUTION IN INDIA​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Realty Income Announces Dividend Increase Of 4 Pct

* ‍BOARD DECLARED AN INCREASE IN COMPANY'S COMMON STOCK MONTHLY CASH DIVIDEND TO $0.219 PER SHARE FROM $0.2125 PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Omega Hikes Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

* OMEGA ANNOUNCES TWENTY SECOND CONSECUTIVE INCREASE IN ITS QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND

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BRIEF-Kaiser Aluminum Announces 10 Percent Increase In Quarterly Dividend Payment

* ORATION ANNOUNCES A 10 PERCENT INCREASE IN QUARTERLY DIVIDEND PAYMENT

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Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of Mitrovica

PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead on Tuesday in what Serbia called an act of terrorism.

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UPDATE 2-India's GAIL reworks Gazprom LNG deal, raises volume

NEW DELHI/LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd has renegotiated the terms of a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal with Russia's Gazprom , the Indian company said on Tuesday.

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Netanyahu says Israel, India both face threat from radical Islam

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was discussing with India ways to strengthen security cooperation against the menace of from Islamist extremism that both democracies faced.

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UPDATE 1-India's GAIL reworks Gazprom LNG deal, raises volume

NEW DELHI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd has renegotiated the terms of a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal with Russia's Gazprom, the Indian company said on Tuesday.

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Palestinians see Gaza peace dividend pass them by

GAZA (Reuters) - Life began to look up for Gaza's Palestinians when reconciliation between its Hamas Islamist rulers and the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority in October brought a drop in crippling prices.

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Police: Couple held their 13 kids captive

David and Louise Turpin projected an image of a picture perfect family on social media.

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BRIEF-MTY Food Group Increases Its Quarterly Dividend By 30%

* MTY FOOD GROUP INC - ‍ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE OF 30% OF ITS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND PAYMENT, WHICH INCREASES FROM 11.5¢ PER SHARE TO 15¢ PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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BRIEF-Alliant Energy Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

* ORATION DECLARES QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND; ANNOUNCES REDEMPTION OF SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

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Israel's Netanyahu pushes for India free trade deal during rare visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Israel will begin work on a free trade pact that Israel has been pushing for, officials said on Monday, as Benjamin Netanyahu began a first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 15 years.

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Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian fire across tense Kashmir frontier

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani army said, the latest clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have also been exchanging heated challenges.

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Rishikesh Journal: Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival

In Rishikesh, which hit the world’s eye when the Fab Four went there to study with the Maharishi in 1968, renovations and remembrances are underway.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Response to French Letter Denouncing #MeToo Shows a Sharp Divide

French feminists criticized the letter signed by Catherine Deneuve and other women, saying it underestimated the harm inflicted by sexual harassment

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BRIEF-Qualcomm Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.57 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.57PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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With new Chinese link, Nepal ends India's internet monopoly

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal has joined hands with China to offer internet services to its citizens, officials said on Friday, ending India's decades-long monopoly of the Himalayan nation's cyber connectivity network.

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Four judges of India's top court criticize its functioning

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Four justices of India's top court on Friday criticized its distribution of cases to judges and raised concerns about judicial appointments, in an unprecedented public airing of problems at one of the country's most respected institutions.

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Uproar over crackdown on cryptocurrencies divides South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - With a tech-savvy population quick to adopt the latest gadgets and a young generation facing dim prospects in the conventional workplace, South Korea has been a fertile ground for virtual currencies.

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Four judges of India's top court criticize its administration

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Four sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India on Friday said the administration of the highest court was not in order, warning that democracy would not survive in the country unless the institution was preserved.

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Four Indian Supreme Court judges slam administration of country's top court

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Four sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India said on Friday that the administration of the country's highest court was not in order and warned that democracy would not survive in the country unless the institution was preserved.

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India sends its 100th satellite into space to watch borders

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India launched its 100th satellite on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to project the country as a global low-cost provider of services in space.

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BP, Shell, Goldman express interest in filling Indian oil stockpile - govt report

* BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Goldman Sachs, Trafigura, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals and Hindustan Petroleum Corp. have expressed interest in filling India's strategic oil reserve at Padur in the southern Karnataka state - government report

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BRIEF-Peyto says monthly dividend will be reduced to $0.06 per share

* PEYTO REPORTS ACHIEVEMENT OF YEAR END PRODUCTION TARGET AND REVISES 2018 OUTLOOK

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Couple flees mudslide in car

Firefighters posted a video of a car fleeing from the California mudslides.

Redistricting and Reapportionment nytimes.com

Is Partisan Gerrymandering Legal? Why the Courts Are Divided.

Diverging decisions this week by federal judges in North Carolina and Pennsylvania are certain to draw the Supreme Court’s interest as it mulls whether to curtail partisan gerrymandering.

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UPDATE 1-More layoffs at Indiana factory Trump made deal to keep open

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - More than 200 workers clocked in for their final shifts on Thursday at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis in the latest round of layoffs at a plant President Donald Trump toured in December 2016 to trumpet a deal to save jobs and prevent its closure.

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More layoffs at Indiana factory Trump made deal to keep open

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - More than 200 workers clocked in for their final shifts on Thursday at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis in the latest round of layoffs at a plant President Donald Trump toured in December 2016 to trumpet a deal to save jobs and prevent its closure.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-PwC to fight Indian audit ban to limit franchise impact

MUMBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Price Waterhouse will contest a two-year auditing ban by India's market regulator over a fraud nearly a decade ago at a company it audited, but even if it succeeds in preventing the move Indian business experts expect damage to the auditor's business.

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BRIEF-Target Sets Quarterly Dividend Of $0.62 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.62PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Orchid Island Capital Declares ‍January Monthly Dividend Of $0.11/Share​

* ORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC - ‍ESTIMATED GAAP NET LOSS OF $0.12 PER SHARE FOR QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017​

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BRIEF-Codorus Valley Declares Qtrly Cash Dividend Of $0.155 Per Common Share-SEC Filing

* CODORUS VALLEY SAYS ON JAN 9 BOARD DECLARED REGULAR QTRLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.155 PER COMMON SHARE, A 15 PERCENT INCREASE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER -SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CRQW8s) Further company coverage:

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Indian regulator bars Price Waterhouse from auditing listed firms for 2 years

MUMBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - India's capital market regulator late on Wednesday barred Price Waterhouse from auditing listed companies in the country for two years, after a probe into a nearly decade-old accounting fraud case in a software services company that became India's biggest corporate scandal.

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Divided Supreme Court may allow Ohio voter purge policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices were joined by liberal Stephen Breyer on Wednesday in signaling sympathy toward Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls -- a practice critics say disenfranchises thousands of people -- in a pivotal voting rights case.

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Supreme Court divided over Ohio voter purge policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative and liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared at odds on Wednesday in a closely watched voting rights case, differing over whether Ohio's purging of infrequent voters from its registration rolls -- a policy critics say disenfranchises thousands of people -- violates federal law.

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BRIEF-GSK CEO Says No Expected Dividend Increase In Near Term

* GSK CEO SAYS WILL TAKE TIME TO BUILD REIMBURSEMENT FOR SHINGRIX SHINGLES VACCINE

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Australian same-sex couples say 'I do'

As the clocks struck midnight on Tuesday, dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot in Australia, marking the first legal ceremonies of their kind in the country.

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BRIEF-Azure Power - Won 200 Megawatt Solar Power Project Through Auction Conducted By Solar Energy Corp Of India

* AZURE POWER - WON 200 MEGAWATT SOLAR POWER PROJECT THROUGH AUCTION CONDUCTED BY SOLAR ENERGY CORPORATION OF INDIA

Babies and Infants nytimes.com

From Brooklyn to India, in Search of the Secret to Parenthood

“She’s fine,” the doctor said. “You’re doing a good job, don’t worry too much.” I could not worry too much? That was an option?

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BRIEF-Israel's Gazit-Globe plans to raise 2018 dividend payment

* ISRAEL'S GAZIT-GLOBE SAYS PLANS TO INCREASE DIVIDEND PAYMENT TO 1.52 SHEKELS PER SHARE IN 2018 FROM 1.40 SHEKELS PER SHARE IN 2017 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch)

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India top court sets aside order canceling larger tobacco health warnings

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court's order that quashed federal rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country's $11 billion tobacco industry.

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India’s Supreme Court Orders Review of Gay Sex Ban

The court ordered a review of a colonial-era law reinstated in 2013 that criminalizes sex between men. Gay-rights advocates were elated but cautious.

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India top court sets aside order cancelling larger tobacco health warnings

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court's order that quashed federal rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country's $11 billion tobacco industry.

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UPDATE 1-India top court sets aside order cancelling larger tobacco health warnings

* Tobacco kills more than 900,000 people each year in India (Adds comments, court scene, details throughout)

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India top court sets aside order cancelling bigger tobacco health warnings

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court's order that quashed federal rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the $11 billion tobacco industry but a relief for the government.

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India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on database breach

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government named a reporter in a police complaint after she wrote an article alleging a data breach in a federal identity database, drawing criticism from a journalist group that accused officials of trying to muzzle free speech.

Mobile Commerce and Payments nytimes.com

India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

India’s Paytm and global heavyweights like Google are moving aggressively to persuade reluctant Indians to give up their rupee notes.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 strikes in northeast India: USGS

(Reuters) - A earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck east of Imphal, capital of India's northeastern state of Manipur, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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India’s Economic Woes Are Piercing Modi’s Aura of Invulnerability

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies are being criticized as India’s hot economy cools. But with society so polarized, his Hindu base still appears solid.

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BRIEF-Duke Energy Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.89 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.89 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Lake Shore Bancorp says Lake Shore MHC to vote on dividend waiver (Jan. 3)

(Corrects headline, adds bullet to say Lake Shore MHC will hold a special meeting for proposal to waive right to receive dividends; corrects second bullet to say co will cut dividend if waiver is not approved) Lake Shore Bancorp Inc:

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Solar modules stuck at Indian ports due to import duty dispute

NEW DELHI, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Solar modules worth more than $150 million are stuck at various Indian ports due to a dispute over their classification and the import tax applicable to them, sources said, which could delay Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clean energy goals.

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Motor racing: Canadian Latifi appointed Force India F1 reserve

LONDON (Reuters) - Canadian Nicholas Latifi will be Force India's Formula One test and reserve driver this season with the 22-year-old also taking part in a number of Friday practice sessions at grand prix weekends.

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BRIEF-Olympia Financial Group Sets January Cash Dividend Of C$0.17 Per Share

* SETS JANUARY CASH DIVIDEND OF C$0.17PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Urbana Corp Declares Special Dividend Of $0.03/Share

* BOARD ALSO DECLARED SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF THREE CENTS PER SHARE ON ISSUED, OUTSTANDING COMMON, NON-VOTING CLASS A SHARES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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India probes report on breach of national identity database

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India on Thursday began investigating a report that access to its database of the identity details of more than 1 billion citizens was being sold for just $8 on social media, in what could be one of the giant program's biggest security breaches.

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BRIEF-Varun Beverages, Pepsico India Partner For Expanding Tropicana Product Portfolio

* SAYS CO, PEPSICO INDIA PARTNER FOR EXPANDING TROPICANA PRODUCT PORTFOLIO IN TERRITORIES ACROSS NORTH AND EAST INDIA Source text: http://bit.ly/2EUfcIJ Further company coverage:

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Indian or not? Muslims fret amid drive against illegal immigrants

FOFONGA, India (Reuters) - Marzina Bibi, a Muslim woman living in India's northeastern state of Assam, is petrified she will be declared stateless.

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BRIEF-Cabot Oil & Gas Corp Announces Dividend Increase Of 20 Pct

* CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES DIVIDEND INCREASE OF 20 PERCENT

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BRIEF-Lake Shore Board Intends To Reduce Proposed Quarterly Dividend

* LAKE SHORE BANCORP INC - ‍BOARD INTENDS TO REDUCE PROPOSED QUARTERLY DIVIDEND FROM $0.10 PER OUTSTANDING SHARE TO $0.04 PER OUTSTANDING SHARE​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CBc7jp) Further company coverage:

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Thieves steal sheikh's Indian jewels from display in Venice

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) - Thieves on Wednesday made off with jewelry worth millions of euros which was on display in Venice's Doge's Palace, police said.

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BRIEF-MSC Declares 21% Increase In Regular Quarterly Dividend

* MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC - BOARD DECLARED CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.58 PER SHARE, 21% INCREASE FROM PREVIOUS REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Dalit protests cause disruptions in India's financial capital

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Thousands of Dalits, who rank at the lower end of India's ancient caste hierarchy, disrupted traffic and threw stones at buses in Mumbai on Tuesday as they protested against violence in a nearby city in which a man was killed.

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BRIEF-Johnson & Johnson Declares Cash Dividend For Q1 2018 Of $0.84 Per Share On Co's Common Stock

* JOHNSON & JOHNSON ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND FOR FIRST QUARTER 2018

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Principal Financial to buy Indian lender PNB's stakes in JVs

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Investment manager Principal Financial Group Inc said on Tuesday it would purchase Indian lender Punjab National Bank's minority stakes in their joint ventures.

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BRIEF-Caledonia declares quarterly dividend of 6.875 cents per share​

* ‍CALEDONIA DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF 6.875 CENTS PER SHARE​

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Morning News Call - India, January 2

To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_01022018.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/india-morning/ FACTORS TO WATCH 11:00 am: Winter session of parliament continues in New Delhi. GMF: We discuss the latest Brexit developments with UK economics correspondent Alistair Smout at 1930 IST. To join the conv

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Pagano fired by Colts after six seasons in Indianapolis

(Reuters) - Chuck Pagano became the first National Football League head coach to be fired at the conclusion of the regular season on Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts announced they had parted company.

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Tamil film star Rajinikanth to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers.

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Hundreds of Indonesian couples ring in the new year at mass wedding

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated New Year's Eve on Sunday night by tying the knot in a mass wedding in the capital Jakarta.

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Four Indian police, two militants killed in Kashmir attack: police

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Four Indian paramilitary policemen and two militants were killed in a gunbattle that ensued after militants stormed into a police training center in Kashmir on Sunday, a police official said.

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Tamil film star to enter politics in India's 'Detroit'

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A big star of India's Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers.

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India's censors clear Bollywood movie, objectors say protests to continue

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's censors on Saturday cleared a controversial film backed by Viacom Inc that looks into the relationship of a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler, after suggesting some modifications.

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BRIEF-CVS Health Sets Quarterly Dividend Of $0.50 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.50 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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India's richest man buys brother's firm after driving him out of business

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BRIEF-Fairfax India Enters Into Automatic Share Purchase Plan

* FAIRFAX INDIA - IN RELATION TO ANNOUNCED NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID EFFECTIVE OCT 6, ENTERED INTO AUTOMATIC SHARE PURCHASE PLANWITH DESIGNATED BROKER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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India rooftop restaurant fire kills 14 during birthday party

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Fire swept through a rooftop restaurant in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai early on Friday, killing at least 14 people, most of them women attending a birthday party, including the celebrant who had just turned 28, police and family said.

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India inches closer to criminalizing Muslim practice of instant divorce

India's Lower House of Parliament has approved a bill criminalizing the controversial Islamic divorce practice known as "triple talaq" and making it punishable with up to three years in prison.

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India's federal auditor slams Modi's slow Ganges clean-up

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has spent less than a quarter of the funds available for a program to clean up the Ganges river over the last two years, a federal audit has found, citing lapses in planning and financial management of a flagship scheme.

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India's Aarti Industries signs 100 bln-rupee contract with SABIC's U.S. unit

Dec 29 (Reuters) - Speciality chemicals and pharmaceuticals manufacturer Aarti Industries Ltd signed a supply contract with a U.S. affiliate of Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) worth 100 billion rupees ($1.56 billion).

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India likens cryptocurrencies to Ponzi scheme, cautions investors

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's finance ministry on Friday cautioned investors about the risks of trading in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, saying digital currency investments are like "Ponzi schemes."

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India's Reliance Jio to buy RCom's wireless assets in $3.75 billion deal: sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Debt-laden Reliance Communications has signed a deal to sell its wireless assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm, for a total value of nearly 240 billion rupees ($3.75 billion), two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

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Indian state tense ahead of citizens list targeting 'illegal Bangladeshis'

GUWAHATI, India/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has mobilized around 60,000 police and paramilitary troops in a sensitive border state ahead of the publication of a list of citizens it says will be used to detect and deport illegal immigrants - mainly Muslims - from neighboring Bangladesh.

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Fire in India's financial capital kills at least 12

MUMBAI (Reuters) - At least 12 people died and 13 were injured in a late night fire at a multi-story building in India's financial capital of Mumbai, a hospital official said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Lamar Advertising Company Announces Change In Dividend Payment Date

* LAMAR ADVERTISING COMPANY ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN DIVIDEND PAYMENT DATE

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Opinion: The royal couple should snub Trump

The impending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have just hit their first snag: Whether to invite Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 1-GRAPHIC-India challenges China as world's biggest LPG importer

SINGAPORE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - India is set to surpass China as the biggest importer of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) this month as a drive to replace wood and animal dung fires for cooking boosts consumption.

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GRAPHIC-India challenges China as world's biggest LPG importer

SINGAPORE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - India is set to surpass China as the biggest importer of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) this month as a drive to replace wood and animal dung fires for cooking boosts consumption.

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Couple save lives in 2 locations

On their way to meet each other, a husband and wife helped people in two separate incidents on Christmas Eve.

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Asia and Australia Edition: India, Nikki Haley, North Korea: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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India angered by Pakistan's treatment of death row prisoner's wife, mother

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India denounced Pakistan on Tuesday for its handling of the visit of the wife and mother of an Indian man on death row, saying they were harassed and prevented from talking to the prisoner freely.

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UPDATE 2-India's RCom says offers made for some assets under debt reduction plan

* Shares jump nearly 40 percent (Adds details and comments from press conference)

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BRIEF-India Globalization Capital to use Blockchain In Areas Such As PIA

* INDIA GLOBALIZATION CAPITAL - TO LEVERAGE EXISTING TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE EXPERTS TO DEVELOP METHODS UTILIZING BLOCKCHAIN IN AREAS SUCH AS PIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Google looking to launch stores in India to boost Pixel sales: report

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is looking to launch brick-and-mortar stores in India to boost sales of its Pixel smartphones, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing three people with knowledge of the matter.

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India angered by Pakistan's treatment of death row prisoner's wife and mother

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India denounced Pakistan on Tuesday for its handling of the visit of the wife and mother of an Indian man on death row, saying they were harassed and prevented from talking to the prisoner freely.

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Google looking to launch stores in India to boost Pixel sales - report

Dec 26 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is looking to launch brick-and-mortar stores in India to boost sales of its Pixel smartphones, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing three people with knowledge of the matter.

Diabetes nytimes.com

One Man’s Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India

India is “sitting on a volcano” of diabetes. A father’s effort to ban junk food sales in and near schools aims to change what children eat.

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Pakistan allows wife, mother to visit Indian man sentenced to death

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan allowed the wife and mother of an Indian man convicted of spying to visit him on Monday in Islamabad, eight months after he was sentenced to death by a military court.

Illegal Immigration nytimes.com

A Grieving Farmer, a Torn Couple, a Prom King: Meet the People Who Stuck With Us in 2017

We followed up with subjects whose stories stuck with us this year.

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Couple killed after warning daughter of boyfriend's suspected neo-Nazi views

A 17-year-old in northern Virginia is facing two counts of murder for allegedly killing his girlfriend's parents after the couple tried to get their daughter to stop dating him because of his suspected neo-Nazi views, according to police and family members who spoke to the media.

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‘We Are Afraid of Christmas’: Tensions Dampen Holiday in India

Christmas is becoming big business in India, where it has a cosmopolitan appeal to people of many faiths. But far-right Hindu groups have put the holiday in their cross hairs.

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Bus Plunges Into River in India, Killing Dozens

At least 33 people died when a bus careened off a bridge in the western Indian state of Rajasthan.

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Elderly couple's plan to give weed for Christmas thwarted by Nebraska cops

(Reuters) - An elderly California couple discovered by Nebraska sheriff's deputies with 60 pounds of marijuana in their truck during a cross-country trip said they had planned to give the weed to family as Christmas presents, police said.

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Dems, GOP deeply divided on sexual harassment

Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, according to a new CNN poll.

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BRIEF-BB&T Corp CEO Says He Is Likely To Suggest Dividend Increase To Board - CNBC ‍​

* BB&T CORP CEO SAYS HE IS LIKELY TO SUGGEST DIVIDEND INCREASE TO BOARD - CNBC ‍​ Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Brazilian miner Vale says entering new era of big dividends

SAO PAULO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Vale is entering a period in which it plans to pay out big dividends, Chief Executive Officer Fabio Schvartsman said on Friday at an event commemorating the Brazilian miner's inclusion in the Sao Paulo stock exchange's strictest listing market segment.

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Brazilian miner Vale says entering new era of big dividends

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale is entering a period in which it plans to pay out big dividends, Chief Executive Officer Fabio Schvartsman said at an event in Sao Paulo on Friday. (Reporting by Marta Nogueira; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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BRIEF-India Globalization Capital Enters At-Market Offering Agreement For Sale Of Up To $10 Mln Shares

* INDIA GLOBALIZATION CAPITAL SAYS ON DEC 20, CO ENTERED INTO AT-MARKET OFFERING AGREEMENT FOR SALE OF UP TO $10 MILLION SHARES, PAR VALUE $0.0001/SHARE

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Peruvian president divides opposition to avert ousting

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has thwarted a bid in Congress to force him out over a graft scandal, as an opposition lawmaker accused him of securing votes by promising to free ex-president Alberto Fujimori from jail.

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In Silicon Valley, much-feared tax bill pays dividends for workers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. tax overhaul is a boon to Silicon Valley technology companies like Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc , which will enjoy big tax cuts and the chance to bring back billions of dollars from overseas at a reduced rate.

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Canada pays tribute to billionaire couple after mysterious deaths

TORONTO (Reuters) - Tearful family members paid tribute to Canadian pharmaceutical billionaires and philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman before thousands of people on Thursday, less than a week after news of the couple’s mysterious deaths shocked the nation.

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BRIEF-Old Republic International Declares Special, One-Time Cash Dividend Of $1.00 Per Share

* OLD REPUBLIC REPORTS ON NOTABLE FINANCIAL MATTERS AND EVENTS FOR THE FINAL QUARTER OF 2017; COMPANY DECLARES SPECIAL, ONE-TIME CASH DIVIDEND OF $1.00 PER SHARE

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Moment of truth for independence drive as divided Catalonia votes

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Voters in a deeply divided Catalonia flocked to the polls on Thursday with support for its separatist and unionist camps running neck-and-neck, leaving prospects of an end to Spain's worst political crisis in decades looking slim.

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Indian court acquits all accused in 2G telecoms case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian court on Thursday acquitted a former telecoms minister, politicians and business executives of graft and money laundering charges in the grant of telecoms licenses due to lack of evidence in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals.

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India's special court acquits all accused in 2G telecoms case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A special court in India on Thursday acquitted a former telecoms minister, politicians and several business executives of graft and money laundering charges in the grant of telecoms licenses in one of the country's biggest graft scandals.

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Cardinal Law and the U.S.-Rome Sex Abuse Divide

Our correspondent, who reported for The Boston Globe from Rome during the “Spotlight” series, reflects on the disgraced archbishop.

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Couple climbed onto train to help victims

Daniel Konzelman and Alicia Hoverson jumped out of their car and rushed to pull injured passengers out of an Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state.

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U.S. takes India back to WTO in solar power dispute

GENEVA (Reuters) - India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the United States will tell the WTO's dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, triggering a fresh round of litigation, according to an agenda issued on Wednesday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Bond spreads match 3-yr low, Indian stocks soar

* EM bond yield spread to U.S. Treasuries falls to 3-year low

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Indian authorities weighing how to regulate cryptocurrencies: SEBI chief

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's capital market regulator is talking with the government and central bank about how to regulate cryptocurrencies, its chairman said on Wednesday.

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Divided Catalans prepare to vote in close-run election

VIC/CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES, Spain (Reuters) - Catalonia votes on Thursday for a new administration in an election many hope will resolve Spain's worst crisis in decades after the region declared independence leading Madrid to sack local leaders.

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BRIEF-Genesis Land Development Declares Special Cash Dividend Of $0.25/Common Share

* GENESIS LAND DEVELOPMENT CORP. ANNOUNCES DECLARATION OF APPROXIMATELY $10.81 MILLION SPECIAL DIVIDEND

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Apple names long-time exec as new India sales head: source

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has appointed Michel Coulomb as its top sales executive in India, replacing Sanjay Kaul, a source familiar with the move said on Tuesday, as the U.S. tech giant pursues a bigger share of the world's third-largest smartphone market.

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Apple names long-time exec as new India sales head - source

MUMBAI, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has appointed Michel Coulomb as its top sales executive in India, replacing Sanjay Kaul, a source familiar with the move said on Tuesday, as the U.S. tech giant pursues a bigger share of the world's third-largest smartphone market.

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BRIEF-CIM Commercial Trust Announces Private Repurchase Of 14,090,909 Shares And Declares Special Dividend On Common Stock

* CIM COMMERCIAL TRUST ANNOUNCES PRIVATE REPURCHASE OF 14,090,909 SHARES AND DECLARES SPECIAL DIVIDEND ON COMMON STOCK

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UPDATE 1-Pfizer announces new $10 bln share buyback, hikes dividend

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Monday its board had authorized a new $10 billion share repurchase program and raised its quarterly dividend.

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As Syrian couples say 'I do,' Lebanon says 'No, not quite'

BEKAA, Lebanon (Reuters) - In a tent in Lebanon surrounded by snow, Syrian refugees Ammar and Khadija were married by a tribal leader from their homeland in a wedding they would soon come to regret.

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India's GAIL renegotiating LNG deals with U.S. companies- minister

NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Indian gas firm GAIL (India) Ltd is renegotiating its liquefied natural gas purchase deals with U.S.-based Cheniere Energy and Dominion Cove Point, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told lawmakers on Monday.

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Apple ups iPhone prices in India as tax increase makes imports costlier

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has increased the prices of most of its iPhone models sold in India after the government last week raised taxes on imported phones in a bid to boost domestic manufacturing.

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India's muted response to Trump's Jerusalem move stokes Arab unease

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A dozen Arab ambassadors have asked India to clarify its position on the U.S recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, diplomatic sources said, after New Delhi's muted response suggested a shift in support for the Palestinian cause.

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India ruling party pulls ahead in election in Modi state after tight race

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win an election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Monday, the vote count showed, but with a reduced margin, which will be a boost for the opposition.

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Three Indian TV channels call Gujarat state polls in favor of PM Modi's party

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party won an assembly election in western Gujarat state on Monday, three news television channels said.

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Indian ruling party in tough election fight in Modi's home state, vote count shows

NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (Reuters) - India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was in a close fight with the main opposition in an election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Monday, trends from the early vote count showed.

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Toronto Buzzes With Talk of Billionaire Couple’s Suspicious Death

Family and friends of the generic-drug mogul Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, say someone killed them and made it look like a murder-suicide.

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RPT-UPDATE 1-India government ignored warnings over GST roll out-sources

MUMBAI, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The Indian government ignored several warnings from private companies that the complex technology required for a nationwide goods and services tax (GST) to work smoothly was not ready for launch, several people who worked on the project said.

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Fifty Chinese couples marry in mass ceremony in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Fifty couples from China tied the knot in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday in a mass wedding ceremony, conducted in the island's Buddhist traditions, as the island aims to woo...

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Police Investigate ‘Suspicious’ Death of Prominent Toronto Couple

Barry Sherman, founder of the pharmaceutical company Apotex, and his wife, Honey, were among Canada’s wealthiest couples.

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Canadian police probe mysterious deaths of billionaire pharma couple

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion on Friday.

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Canadian police probe 'suspicious' deaths of billionaire couple

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey, one of the nation's wealthiest couples whose bodies were found in their mansion on Friday.

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Tobacco industry trumps as India court cancels stringent health labeling rules

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.

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UPDATE 1-Tobacco industry trumps as India court cancels stringent health labelling rules

* Court said federal rule on bigger tobacco warnings arbitrary

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India state court cancels 2014 federal rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.

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India raises import tax on cellphones, move to hurt Apple

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry.

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UPDATE 1-India raises import tax on cellphones, move to hurt Apple

* India's April-Oct goods imports up 22 pct y/y to $256.4 bln (Adds details, quote)

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Alphabet's X sells new wireless internet tech to Indian state

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's X research division said on Thursday that India's Andhra Pradesh state government would buy its newly developed technology that has the potential to provide high-speed wireless internet to millions of people without laying cable.

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BRIEF-Micropac Industries Approves Special Dividend

* MICROPAC INDUSTRIES - BOARD APPROVED PAYMENT OF SPECIAL COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND OF $0.10 PER SHARE PAYABLE TO SHAREHOLDERS OF RECORD ON JAN 10, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 3-Teva Pharm to lay off a quarter of workforce, suspends dividend

* Teva to take restructuring charge of at least $700 mln in 2018

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India PM Modi's party seen sweeping state polls in popularity boost

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling group will sweep an election in his home state of Gujarat, surveys showed on Thursday, shaking off the most serious challenge yet from a combined opposition.

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His Plans Gone Awry, Rupert Murdoch Divides His Spoils

As he prepares to sell off much of 21st Century Fox, the 86-year-old magnate is having his King Lear moment.

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Teva Pharm to lay off a quarter of workforce, suspends dividend

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will cut its workforce by more than a quarter, give up many of its manufacturing plants and suspend its dividend on ordinary shares in a much-anticipated overhaul to help pay back its massive debt.

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BRIEF-Tata Group, GE Partner To Manufacture Leap Engine Components In India

* GE AND TATA GROUP ENTER INTO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO MANUFACTURE LEAP ENGINE COMPONENTS IN INDIA

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Indian Hindu tried to raise money with video of killing of Muslim: police

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Hindu man in India tried to raise money for a campaign against minority Muslims by issuing an appeal for donations with a video he took and posted online showing him killing a Muslim, police said on Thursday.

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Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

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BRIEF-Mullen Group Approves 67 Pct Annual Dividend Hike To $0.60 Per Share​

* ‍BOARD HAS APPROVED A 67.0 PERCENT INCREASE IN ANNUAL DIVIDEND TO SHAREHOLDERS FROM $0.36 PER SHARE TO $0.60 PER SHARE​

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BRIEF-Winnebago Industries Board Approve Qtrly Cash Dividend Of $0.10 Per Share

* WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVE QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.10 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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N.Y. power seen sufficient after Indian Point nuclear retirement: report

(Reuters) - New York's power grid operator said on Wednesday the state should have enough electricity after the closure of two reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in 2020 and 2021, as new sources of mostly natural gas-fired generation enter service.

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BRIEF-Heartland Financial USA Declares Special Cash Dividend

* HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA, INC. DECLARES SPECIAL CASH DIVIDEND

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Couple loses 2 homes in 2 months to wildfires

Dr. Antonio Wong and his wife remember falling in love with their first home, a 3,000 square-foot beauty in Southern California they've owned for more than a decade.

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BRIEF-94Th Common Stock Monthly Dividend Increase Declared By Realty Income

* 94TH COMMON STOCK MONTHLY DIVIDEND INCREASE DECLARED BY REALTY INCOME

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India Bans Condom Ads From Prime-Time TV

Conservative social groups pressured the government to crack down on the commercials, saying they were inappropriate for children.

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BRIEF-Envirostar Declares Special Cash Dividend Of $0.12 Per Share

* ENVIROSTAR DECLARES SPECIAL CASH DIVIDEND – A 20% INCREASE OVER 2016

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BRIEF-Morien Adopts Dividend Policy And Announces First Dividend

* MORIEN RESOURCES CORP - BOARD HAS APPROVED IMPLEMENTATION OF A DIVIDEND POLICY, DECLARED AN INAUGURAL DIVIDEND OF CAD $0.005 PER COMMON SHARE

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BRIEF-India's Mukesh Ambani Considers IPO Of Jio Wireless Carrier- Bloomberg,Citing Sources

* INDIA'S MUKESH AMBANI CONSIDERS IPO OF JIO WIRELESS CARRIER- BLOOMBERG,CITING SOURCES

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BRIEF-Autoliv declares dividend of 60 cents/share for Q1 2018​

* AUTOLIV DECLARES DIVIDEND AND SETS DATE FOR SHAREHOLDER AGM

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BRIEF-Ventas Increases Fourth Quarter 2017 Dividend

* VENTAS INC - BOARD RAISED COMPANY'S Q4 2017 DIVIDEND BY 2 PERCENT TO $0.79 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Boeing lifts dividend by 20 percent, sets new $18 billion share buyback

(Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Monday it would raise its quarterly dividend by 20 percent and replace its existing share repurchase program with a new $18 billion authorization.

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BRIEF-Lilly Announces 8 Percent Dividend Increase

* ELI LILLY AND CO - DIVIDEND FOR Q1 WILL BE $0.5625 PER SHARE ON OUTSTANDING COMMON STOCK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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India's Rahul Gandhi appointed president of Congress party

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's main opposition party Congress on Monday appointed Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country's most fabled political dynasty, as its president, the party announced.

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Apple, India wrangle over import tax on mobile parts: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked India to defer a planned increase in import taxes on mobile phone parts so it can expand its iPhone manufacturing in the country, but the government is unlikely to accede, people familiar with the matter said.

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Apple, India wrangle over import tax on mobile parts - sources

NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked India to defer a planned increase in import taxes on mobile phone parts so it can expand its iPhone manufacturing in the country, but the government is unlikely to accede, people familiar with the matter said.

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India government favors petcoke import ban, U.S. would be biggest loser

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's government is in favor of banning imports of petroleum coke on environmental grounds, according to a government affidavit filed with the country's top court, which could be a big blow to U.S. refiners who export heavily to the country.

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Indian police arrests French journalist after filming in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian police arrested a freelance French journalist in Kashmir for violating visa regulations, the city police chief said, after he was found filming for a documentary without permission.

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Indian police file sexual assault case against airline passenger for allegedly molesting Bollywood actress

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian police have filed a sexual assault case against an airline passenger after a 17-year-old Bollywood actress said the male passenger had molested her during a late New Delhi-Mumbai flight, police said on Monday.

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Editorial: Hate Smears India’s Symbol of Love, the Taj Mahal

Powerful Hindu extremists are so obsessed with demonizing Muslims that they are deprecating the nation’s unifying cultural treasure.

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Indians vote in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

SURENDRANAGAR, India (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Indians voted in the first stage of assembly elections in the western state of Gujarat on Saturday, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces his toughest electoral test since coming to power with a landslide victory in 2014.

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UPDATE 2-Uber agrees to settle U.S. lawsuit filed by India rape victim

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit the woman filed against Uber in June, according to a U.S. federal court filing on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Uber agrees to settle U.S. lawsuit filed by India rape victim

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to settle a U.S. civil lawsuit filed by a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India, according to a court filing on Friday.

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BRIEF-Liberty Property Trust Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.40 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.40 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Uber agrees to settle U.S. lawsuit filed by India rape victim

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Uber has agreed to settle a U.S. civil lawsuit filed by a woman who had accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India, according to a court filing on Friday.

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Environmentalists Ask: Is India’s Government Making Bad Air Worse?

As northern India is swallowed by an epic smog cloud, critics say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s business-friendly policies are exacerbating the problem.

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BRIEF-Graco Announces 3-For-1 Stock Split And Increases Quarterly Dividend By 10.4 Percent

* GRACO ANNOUNCES 3-FOR-1 STOCK SPLIT AND INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 10.4 PERCENT

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United in friendship, divided by DACA

Like the board games they love playing together, Aldo Mendoza and Anthony Paz say their US citizenship status is dictated by chance. And they have no choice but to play the hands they've been dealt.

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BRIEF-India's City Union Bank Says Mastercard Reported Improper Debit Card Transactions To Co

* SAYS MASTERCARD RECENTLY REPORTED TO CO CERTAIN SET OF IMPROPER DEBIT CARD TRANSACTIONS

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Indiana police officer reinstated after 'white male privilege' remark

(Reuters) - A female Indiana police officer suspended after calling out a fellow officer for "white male privilege" during a transgender awareness training session was reinstated on Thursday.

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Opinion: Donald Trump, Accidental Buddhist

The strange wisdom of referring to yourself in the third person.

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BRIEF-Wec Energy Group Announces Plan To Increase Dividend

* WEC ENERGY GROUP INC - ‍PLANNING TO RAISE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND ON COMPANY'S COMMON STOCK TO 55.25 CENTS PER SHARE IN Q1 OF 2018​

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BRIEF-Brandywine Realty Trust increases quarterly dividend by 12.5 pct

* BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST INCREASES COMMON QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 12.5% AND CONFIRMS FOURTH QUARTER 2017 EARNINGS RELEASE AND CONFERENCE CALL

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BRIEF-Verizon Communications Sets Quarterly Dividend Of $0.59 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.59 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Hasbro Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.57/Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.57 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Indiana officer suspended for 'white male privilege' remark to learn fate

(Reuters) - A female Indiana police officer suspended after calling out a fellow officer for "white male privilege" during a transgender awareness training session may learn her job status on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Philip Morris International Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend Of $1.07 Per Share

* PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC. DECLARES REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $1.07 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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India's Modi fights to protect home base in election

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the final phase of campaigning on Thursday to retain power in his home state and stave off the most serious challenge yet from a combined opposition.

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Review: ‘A Room in India’ Overflows With Astonishing Visions

Théâtre du Soleil brings a huge, dizzy epic of all the world’s ills (and theatrical styles) to the Park Avenue Armory.

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BRIEF-Stryker declares $0.47 per share quarterly dividend

* STRYKER INCREASES DIVIDEND 11%, DECLARING A $0.47 PER SHARE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Canadian General Investments Declares A Special Dividend of $0.04/Share

* CANADIAN GENERAL INVESTMENTS, LIMITED DECLARES A SPECIAL DIVIDEND ON COMMON SHARES

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Couple aims to wed in every country with same-sex marriage

They've been married four times -- to each other.