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India's 14-year-long hunger striker walks free from custody

Imphal - An Indian woman who has staged a 14-year hunger strike against rights abuses in the country's northeast broke down in tears on Wednesday as she was finally released from a hospital jail.
In the Media by Trudy Harris (AFP)

Guru who sparked global yoga craze dies aged 95

New Delhi - BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday aged 95, his website said.
In the Media by Pamposh RAINA (AFP)

India cancels Pakistan talks in row over Kashmir

New Delhi - India on Monday cancelled talks with Pakistan scheduled for next week, angrily berating Islamabad over a meeting between Pakistan's high commissioner and Kashmiri separatists.
In the Media by AFP

Nepal, India floods leave nearly 200 dead, scores missing

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing, local authorities said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

The women of Varanasi who are breaking away from stereotypes

Varanasi - Varanasi is an ancient seat of tradition in India. However, a few women in this diverse city are breaking stereotypes, and entering professions once dominated by men, from cremation duties to priestly ones.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Nepal floods kill at least 89 as cholera fears rise

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday found four more bodies buried under mud as the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal climbed to 89, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Landslides, floods kill 77, displace thousands in Nepal, India

Kathmandu - The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 77 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

India's new PM Modi slams rape shame, communal violence

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned a spate of rapes as a source of shame for India and urged an end to communal violence Friday as he vowed to improve the lives of the nation's poor in his first Independence Day speech.
In the Media by Abhaya Srivastava (AFP)

Indian court sentences 'bandit queen' killer to life

New Delhi - An Indian court on Thursday sentenced the man convicted of killing India's "bandit queen" Phoolan Devi to life imprisonment, 13 years after she was gunned down in broad daylight.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan rejects Modi's Kashmir 'proxy war' claims

Islamabad - Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed as "baseless rhetoric" claims by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that it was waging a "proxy war" in disputed Kashmir.
In the Media by AFP

India's Modi makes landmark visit to disputed Kashmir

- Narendra Modi accused Pakistan on Tuesday of waging a proxy war in Kashmir as he became the first Indian prime minister to visit Kargil since more than 1,000 died in fighting there 15 years ago.
In the Media by Parvaiz Bukhari (AFP)

Technology spurs surge in India's e-commerce

The e-commerce boom may seem like old news to some, but for those in many parts of the world, the online shopping trend is relatively new and is growing at an impressive rate.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Google launches 360 degree panorama of 76 new Indian monuments

Google and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India have come together to launch virtual tours of Indian cultural sites and explore over 1,400 cultural objects from India at the Google Cultural Institute site.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma - 2 comments

Indian court frames charges in 'War Room' leak case

New Delhi - A court in New Delhi framed charges on Friday against five people, including three retired naval officers, over the alleged leak of military secrets to help foreign firms clinch Indian defence deals, reports said.
In the Media by AFP

India outrage over fashion shoot echoing gang-rape

Mumbai - An Indian fashion shoot sparked outrage and calls for legal action Wednesday for showing a woman being assaulted on a bus, echoing a fatal gang-rape that shocked the nation.
In the Media by Rachel O'Brien (AFP) - 1 comment

Teen cuts off rapist’s penis to stop second attack

Bihar - A teenage girl in India is said to have cut her uncle’s penis off after he reportedly came back to rape her a second time.
In the Media by Justin King - 5 comments

India's religious take to tech-savvy blessings

India is a $30 billion religious and spirituality market of gods, temples and pilgrimages, and now that the 21st century is here, tech companies are jumping onto the bandwagon.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Himalayan religious pilgrimages hit by rains, landslides

As rains continued to lash the north Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in the past month, landslides and rivers in spate have blocked pilgrim access to many Himalayan temples.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma - 1 comment

'No hope' of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday ruled out finding any more survivors of a landslide in northeast Nepal that is feared to have buried dozens of people under tonnes of mud and rocks.
In the Media by AFP

Indian soldiers in Africa alerted against Ebola

Indian soldiers who are currently working as United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in western and central Africa have been alerted against the worst outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) in the region’s history.
In the Media by Sonia D'Costa

Experts see potential growth in South Asian tourism sector

Experts are expecting a significant boost for South Asian tourism in the next few years, with India serving as a basis upon which the region can reach its full tourism potential.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

India landslide death toll expected to top 150

New Delhi - Rescuers said Saturday chances were "very slim" of finding more survivors from a devastating mudslide in western India believed to have claimed more than 150 lives as they dug through mud, trees and tangled debris.
In the Media by Annie Banerji (AFP)

Indian parliament hires human impersonators to police monkeys

Literal macaque monkeys roam the halls of power in India, bothering officials and interrupting proceedings. Since they do not want to kill the animals politicians have hired around 40 professional monkey impersonators to police these creatures.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Varanasi set to get face-lift thanks to Narendra Modi

Varanasi - India's Narendra Modi-led government has drawn up a blueprint for the "exhaustive makeover" of the ancient city and religious center of Varanasi or Kashi.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Kerry challenges India's Modi over WTO stance

New Delhi - US Secretary of State John Kerry told Narendra Modi that India's refusal to ratify a key WTO trade deal sent the wrong message, as he met the country's new prime minister for the first time on Friday.
In the Media by Shaun Tandon (AFP)

Indian rescue workers lose hope of finding landslide survivors

- Rescue workers were losing hope Friday of finding survivors amid the mud and debris from a major landslide in western India, where 150 people are feared to have been killed.
In the Media by Aditya Phatak (AFP) - 1 comment

Kerry tests waters with India's Modi

New Delhi - US Secretary of State John Kerry met India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time on Friday, hoping to break the ice with a leader once shunned by Washington.
In the Media by Shaun Tandon (AFP)

US, India see potential but new rifts emerge

New Delhi - The United States and India's new right-wing government voiced hope Thursday at working closely on the global stage, but fresh rifts over trade and spying cast a shadow.
In the Media by Shaun Tandon (AFP)

Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims

- Rescuers were desperately searching into the night Thursday for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.
In the Media by Aditya Phatak (AFP)

More than 150 feared dead in India monsoon landslide

- The death toll from a major landslide Wednesday in western India was expected to exceed 150, a health official said, after heavy monsoon rains sent mud and rocks tumbling onto homes.
In the Media by Aditya Phatak (AFP)
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Despite a long history of concern for wild tigers  both their range and total number have collapsed:...
Tarique Sani
Despite a long history of concern for wild tigers, both their range and total number have collapsed: fewer than 3,500 animals now live in the wild, occupying less than 7 percent of their historical range. Of these, approximately 1,000 are likely to be breeding females.
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Tribes like the Jarawa need to choose their own
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Tribes like the Jarawa need to choose their own future. © Salomé/Survival
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Gay rights activists walk inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 11  2013
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Gay rights activists walk inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 11, 2013
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A man playing cricket
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The Tocklai Experimental Station  Jorhat  is the oldest and the largest research station of its kind...
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The Tocklai Experimental Station, Jorhat, is the oldest and the largest research station of its kind in the world. July 1, 2011.
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A man takes a break in this workshop-living quarters  surrounded by heaps of electronic scrap. (C)Gr...
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A man takes a break in this workshop-living quarters, surrounded by heaps of electronic scrap. (C)Greenpeace/Hatvalne
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A picture of Sanal Edamaruku during a visit to a jubilant village.
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A picture of Sanal Edamaruku during a visit to a jubilant village.
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Map showing the disputed areas between Pakistan and India
Central Intelligence Agency
Map showing the disputed areas between Pakistan and India
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Hockey played in Goa
Hockey played in Goa
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Pictures of the inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Global Bird Watchers  Conference 2012 in Gujarat  Indi...
Pictures of the inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Global Bird Watchers' Conference 2012 in Gujarat, India.
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A Dongria Kondh woman. © Jason Taylor
A Dongria Kondh woman. © Jason Taylor
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For more than 60 years Macy s has hosted its annual spring flower show. Each year at store locations...
For more than 60 years Macy's has hosted its annual spring flower show. Each year at store locations like San Francisco, shoppers are delighted with floral and plant arrangements to celebrate the season.
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Plowing the field the traditional way - Manthralaya  AP  India.
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Plowing the field the traditional way - Manthralaya, AP, India.
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Number of girl students in schools of Tripura  India have gone up remarkably in post-militancy era s...
Number of girl students in schools of Tripura, India have gone up remarkably in post-militancy era starting from 2004. The rural areas of Tripura witnessed bitter ethnic conflict for more than two decades starting from 1980 till 2004.
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Farmers protest an open air field trial of Monsanto GM corn in India
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Farmers protest an open air field trial of Monsanto GM corn in India
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A village girl from Banbassa  India  washes in a near-dry riverbed.
A village girl from Banbassa, India, washes in a near-dry riverbed.
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Rice cultivation in Bihar state  India
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Rice cultivation in Bihar state, India
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Rural women of Tripura  India are collecting leafy vegetables (creepers) from road side. Often child...
Rural women of Tripura, India are collecting leafy vegetables (creepers) from road side. Often children too join in collecting such vegetables. These vegetables grow naturally along the road side, wasted land etc. Many of these naturally grown (without human interference) have medicinal value too.
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