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AP staffers win prestigious Indian journalism awards


TWO Associated Press journalists are among the winners of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, India’s most prestigious, for work exposing the public health and environmental damage done by the country’s asbestos industry and capturing the devastation of last year’s floods in the Kashmir region.

New Delhi-based Correspondent Katy Daigle, who manages the AP’s text report in South Asia, received the foreign correspondent award for her 2014 series on asbestos. Srinagar-based photographer, Yasin Dar, won the photojournalism award for his work capturing the floods that swamped large parts of Kashmir.

The awards were presented to Daigle and Dar by India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Monday.

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