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Monkey kills 12-day-old Indian baby

9:49am EST

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

12:12am EST

* 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.

Indian temple controversy turns political as protests grow

Oct 19 2018

KOCHI/NEW DELHI A senior leader of India's ruling party warned on Friday that protesters in the southern state of Kerala would take the law into their hands if officials attempted to let women enter a hill temple at the center of a raging controversy.

India's top court lifts Hindu temple ban on women of menstruating age

Sep 28 2018

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court lifted a ban rooted in a centuries-old tradition that prevented women of menstruating age from entering a prominent Hindu temple in southern Kerala state, upholding rights to equality of worship. | Video

India's top court decriminalizes adultery in landmark judgment

Sep 27 2018

NEW DELHI India's top court on Thursday decriminalized adultery in a landmark judgment aimed at upholding the right to equality and freedom, scrapping a law first brought in under British colonial rule in 1860.

Vatican temporarily suspends Indian bishop accused of raping nun

Sep 20 2018

NEW DELHI The Vatican has accepted a request from a bishop in India to be temporarily relieved of his pastoral duties as police questioned him for a second day over accusations that he raped a nun.

India's flood-hit Kerala state faces shortages of 'rat fever' drug

Sep 04 2018

NEW DELHI India's flood-ravaged Kerala state is facing shortages of a drug that fights an infectious bacterial disease after the worst flooding in a century, forcing authorities to turn to other states to help ramp up supplies.

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