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India

Malini Menon

Monkeys run amok in India's corridors of power

11 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI India's government faces a tough re-election battle next year but first it must deal with an opponent as wily as any political rival, troops of monkeys that have become a big threat around its offices in New Delhi. | Video

VIPs arrive at pre-wedding bash for Mukesh Ambani's daughter

08 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI Dozens of chartered planes carrying celebrities, including former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton, flew into a sleepy airport in western India for the lavish pre-wedding festivities for the daughter of India's richest man.

India throws book at schools making young pupils carry heavy bags

27 Nov 2018

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Concerned about producing a generation of children with hunched backs and other spine problems, India has denounced schools for making students carry heavy school bags and giving young children homework.

Protesters at Kochi airport block activist Trupti Desai's plan to enter Sabarimala temple

16 Nov 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI Thousands of protesters blocked all the exits at Kochi airport in Kerala for more than 14 hours on Friday, stopping rights activist Trupti Desai from heading to a Hindu temple to defy a centuries-old ban on most women entering.

Indian airport protesters block woman activist's plan to enter hill temple

16 Nov 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI, Nov 16 Thousands of protesters blocked all the exits at a southern Indian airport on Friday to stop a women's rights activist from heading to a Hindu temple to defy a centuries-old ban on the entry of women of menstruating age.

Monkey kills 12-day-old Indian baby

14 Nov 2018

NEW DELHI A monkey has snatched a 12-day-old Indian boy from his mother and killed him, police said.

RPT--Every breath you take: Indian capital's smog leaves children gasping for air

14 Nov 2018

* Delhi's well-off find ways to keep their kids away from smog

Supreme Court to review lifting of Sabarimala temple ban on women of menstruating age

13 Nov 2018

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to review its ruling that removed a ban on women of menstruating age from entering a centuries-old Hindu temple in Kerala, following widespread protests against the decision.

Every breath you take: Indian capital's smog leaves children gasping for air

13 Nov 2018

NEW DELHI Deepa Tampi worries a lot about the air her two children breathe. The garment exporter says she believes her 14-year-old daughter Mahika and 12-year-old son Vihaan both became asthmatic because of high levels of pollution in the New Delhi area.

Police arrest more than 2,000 people after Sabarimala temple protests

26 Oct 2018

NEW DELHI Police in Kerala have arrested more than 2,000 people in the past few days in a crackdown on demonstrators protesting against allowing women of menstrual age into Sabarimala hill temple, state officials said.

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