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'Missing' boat of Indian migrants could be heading to New Zealand: police

Jan 21 2019

NEW DELHI/KOCHI A fishing boat that could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday.

'Missing' boat of Indian migrants could be heading to New Zealand - police

Jan 21 2019

NEW DELHI/KOCHI, Jan 21 A fishing boat that could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday.

From pariah to demi-god: transgender leader a star at massive Indian festival

Jan 21 2019

PRAYAGRAJ, India In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a thick-set bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a constant stream of pilgrims, who garland her with marigolds and kneel to touch her feet. | Video

Mysterious naked holy men a huge draw at India's Kumbh Mela

Jan 17 2019

PRAYAGRAJ, India Ash-smeared and dreadlocked Naga sadhus or Hindu ascetics, naked except for rosary beads and garlands and smoking wooden pipes, are a huge draw at the world's largest religious festival that began this week in India. | Video

Hindu ascetics lead millions of Indians in holy bath, but politics weigh

Jan 15 2019

PRAYAGRAJ, India Millions of pilgrims began bathing on the first official day of India's Kumbh Mela on Tuesday, the world's largest religious festival where politics play an important role ahead of a general election later this year.

Hindu ascetics lead millions of Indians in holy bath

Jan 15 2019

PRAYAGRAJ, India, Jan 15 Millions of pilgrims began bathing on the first official day of India's Kumbh Mela on Tuesday, the world's largest religious festival where politics play an important role ahead of a general election this year.

Millions expected to throng Indian city for world's largest religious festival

Jan 14 2019

PRAYAGRAJ, India Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that begins on Tuesday, garnering extra attention ahead of a general election in the Hindu-majority country this year.

Indian city gears up for world's largest religious festival

Jan 14 2019

PRAYAGRAJ, India, Jan 14 Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that begins on Tuesday, garnering extra attention ahead of a general election in the Hindu-majority country this year.

Women who defied Indian temple ban unable to return home after threats

Jan 10 2019

KOCHI/NEW DELHI Two women who made history by becoming the first in centuries to enter a hill temple in southern India are in hiding after threats by hardline Hindu groups.

Court orders Indian government to reinstate top cop

Jan 08 2019

NEW DELHI India's highest court ordered the government on Tuesday to reinstate the head of the country's top crime fighting bureau, who was suspended in October along with his deputy after they accused each other of bribery and interfering in investigations.

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