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Q&A: 'Waterman' Rajendra Singh loses hope as India runs out of groundwater

Sep 07 2017

India's monsoon rains are crucial for its crops and help replenish groundwater for people to access drinking water. The amount of rainfall this year has been in line with what the India Meteorological Department expected, but many regions are still battling drought conditions - especially southern India.

Q&A: 'Waterman' Rajendra Singh loses hope as India runs out of groundwater

Sep 07 2017

India's monsoon rains are crucial for its crops and help replenish groundwater for people to access drinking water. The amount of rainfall this year has been in line with what the India Meteorological Department expected, but many regions are still battling drought conditions - especially southern India.

Security woes, bad networks hamper India's digital banking dreams

Jan 30 2017

The Modi government has promoted cashless transactions in the wake of India's demonetisation drive to crack down on 'black money'.

Interview: Tara Patkar on feeding the poor through ‘Roti Bank’

Jul 06 2016

“Roti Bank,” or “bread bank,” is a year-old effort to provide free food to needy people in the Mahoba district of the Bundelkhand region of India, a place that is suffering from a prolonged drought and a decreasing supply of subterranean water. Reuters spoke to Tara Patkar about how the programme works. Here are the edited excerpts of the interview:

Interview: Tara Patkar on feeding the poor through ‘Roti Bank’

Jul 06 2016

“Roti Bank,” or “bread bank,” is a year-old effort to provide free food to needy people in the Mahoba district of the Bundelkhand region of India, a place that is suffering from a prolonged drought and a decreasing supply of subterranean water. Reuters spoke to Tara Patkar about how the program works.

The man who made a policeman – and a smashed typewriter – go viral

Sep 23 2015

Ashutosh Tripathi was having breakfast at a Lucknow eatery when he spotted a policemen threatening vendors and workers outside a city post office. The photojournalist took out his camera and started clicking as the policeman smashed the typewriter of an elderly man.

Amid journalists’ killings, India’s press body chief says it needs more powers

Jun 26 2015

Two journalists in India died this month after being set on fire. In the first case, Jagendra Singh, a freelance journalist from the Shahjahanpur district in Uttar Pradesh, was allegedly set on fire for his reporting. Police have registered a murder case against several officers, other men and state dairy development minister Ram Murti Singh Verma.

Meet Mangla Charan Mishra, ‘Friend of the Dead’

Apr 30 2015

If you ever find yourself driving down the secluded, dusty National Highway 96 in the remote Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, you probably will notice a billboard flashing this message in Hindi: “If you find any unclaimed dead body, inform us. We will cremate it in accordance with full religious procedures.”

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