Extreme weather events strike India almost every day
18 November 2022 | 10:22 am
India has faced extreme heat waves, unprecedented floods and excess rainfall this year. Experts say more needs to be done for climate adaption to prevent economic losses and food insecurity.
There has been a shocking increase in sexual violence committed against Dalit women who languish at the bottom of India's caste system. But the issue is likely worse than it appears because so many crimes go unreported.
Recent violence between Hindus and Muslims shocked the UK city of Leicester, which is home to a large South Asian community. Observers say the violence was spread by inflammatory coverage on Indian social media.
The Popular Front of India (PFI) is a Muslim political association the Indian government says is behind violent protests. While many welcome the ban, critics say similar Hindu interest groups should be banned as well.
Millions of girls in India are missing out on school due to stigma over periods and a lack of sanitary facilities. Menstruation remains a undiscussed subject in many communities.
In less than a decade, India's digital penetration has more than doubled to reach over 50 percent of its 1.3 billion residents. It's all part of PM Narendra Modi's ambitious plan to turn the country into a trillion-dollar digital economy.
The Indian National Congress party has high hopes of returning to its heyday of political dominance. Rahul Gandhi, the son and grandson of former prime ministers, is leading the way.
Indian health officials have ordered a maker of cough syrups to halt production after they were linked to the deaths of children in The Gambia. Maiden Pharmaceuticals broke rules "across its manufacturing and testing activities," Indian regulators found.
More judges on India's top court would now be asked to decide whether a ban on the wearing of the Islamic headscarf in educational institutions stands. A lower court's ruling against the hijab already sparked an uproar.
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The T20 Cricket World Cup will feature one of the fiercest sporting rivalries in India against Pakistan. While the matchup is historically charged, the rivalry has taken on a different dimension in recent years.
As Rishi Sunak becomes the UK's first South Asian-origin prime minister, India's leadership is showcasing him as success story for the Indian diaspora.
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