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Indian Activist Irom Sharmila Ends 16 Year Hunger Strike

One of India’s most prominent political activists ended a 16-year hunger strike Tuesday, licking honey from her hand and declaring “I will never forget this moment.” Irom Sharmila had been force-fed through a tube in her nose and held by police since November 2000, when she began her fast to …

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India will “Consider” Criminalizing Marital Rape

Faced with growing outrage and pressure from the public, India’s women and children’s minister Maneka Gandhi says the government will “deliberate” criminalizing marital rape in India. “The ministry of home has requested the Law Commission to deliberate upon the subject of marital rape during the course of its comprehensive review of the criminal …

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More than 100 killed as deadly fire erupts in southern Indian temple

A fireworks display early Sunday morning in a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala ended in tragedy. The Puttingal temple had been forbidden from setting off fireworks during the celebration to mark the end of a week-long festival honoring the goddess Bhadrakali. They ignored the warnings and put on the …

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VIDEO At Least 15 Dead, Dozens Injured After Flyover Collapses in Kolkata, India

At Least 15 Dead, Dozens Injured After Flyover Collapses in Kolkata, India

Kolkata:  As a flyover in construction for years collapsed in Kolkata today, killing at least 18 people and leaving scores trapped, its builders pleaded “act of God”. “It is nothing but God’s act. This has not happened to us in 27 years,” said K Panduranga Rao, a senior official of the …

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Bollywood Star Aamir Khan Says Rising Intolerance Has Prompted Him and Wife to Consider Leaving India

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Monday joined the rising chorus against growing “intolerance”, saying he has been “alarmed” by a number of incidents and his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country. A person killing people with a Quran in his hand is not Muslim …

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#ChennaiRains: At Least 70 People Killed as Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding in Indian City

#ChennaiRains: At Least 70 People Killed as Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding in Indian City

Heavy rain in south India and Sri Lanka has killed over 70 people while inundating homes, farmland and highways, forcing authorities to shut down schools and colleges in some areas, officials and media reports said. The flooding, prompted by incessant rains over the past seven days, has submerged parts of …

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