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Monkeys run amok in India's corridors of power

Dec 11 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 daughter of India's richest man

Dec 08 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

Nov 27 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.

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

Nov 16 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI Thousands of protesters blocked all the exits at a southern Indian airport for more than 14 hours on Friday, stopping a rights activist 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

Nov 16 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

Nov 14 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

Nov 14 2018

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

India court to review lifting of temple ban on women of menstruating age

Nov 13 2018

NEW DELHI India's top 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 the southern state of Kerala, following widespread protests against the decision.

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

Nov 13 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.

Indian police arrest more than 2,000 people after hill temple protests

Oct 26 2018

NEW DELHI Police in India's Kerala state 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 a prominent Hindu temple, state officials said.

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