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

16 Nov 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

16 Nov 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

14 Nov 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

14 Nov 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

13 Nov 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

13 Nov 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

26 Oct 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

19 Oct 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 centre of a raging controversy.

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

28 Sep 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

27 Sep 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.

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