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Explainer: Indian court rules in favour of Hindus in explosive row with Muslims

11 Nov 2019

(This November 9 story is refiled to fix typo in the second last paragraph)

Indian court gives disputed religious site to Hindus in landmark ruling

11 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI/AYODHYA, India India's Supreme Court on Saturday awarded a bitterly contested religious site to Hindus, dealing a defeat to Muslims who also claim the land that has sparked some of the country's bloodiest riots since independence. | Video

With Indian court ruling, Modi's Hindu agenda barrels forward

11 Nov 2019

AYODHYA/MUMBAI Just six months after sweeping to re-election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered on two major promises of his party's Hindu agenda, electrifying his base but sowing unease among liberals and the nation's large Muslim minority.

With Indian court ruling, Modi's Hindu-first agenda barrels forward

11 Nov 2019

AYODHYA/MUMBAI, Nov 11 Just six months after sweeping to re-election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered on two major promises of his Hindu-first agenda, electrifying his base but sowing unease among liberals and the nation's Muslim minority.

Indian court to rule on Hindu-Muslim dispute over destroyed mosque

09 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court is due to rule on Saturday on the ownership of a centuries-old religious site claimed by both majority Hindus and Muslims, a dispute that has cast a shadow of suspicion over the two communities for decades.

Schools in Indian capital reopen, air quality still unhealthy

06 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI Schools in India's capital New Delhi reopened on Wednesday after closing for two days due to a spike in air pollution that triggered a public health emergency and prompted protests by residents and environmental groups.

Breeze clears some pollution from Indian capital but air still hazardous

05 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI The air quality in the Indian capital, New Delhi, improved slightly on Tuesday as the wind picked up to blow away some of the pollution shrouding the city for days.

Indian capital banishes some cars in bid to curb hazardous air pollution

04 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI Authorities in India's capital New Delhi banished from the roads cars with number plates ending in an odd number on Monday in a bid to cut hazardous air pollution shrouding the city. | Video

Indian Muslims anxious as court prepares to rule on destroyed mosque

04 Nov 2019

AYODHYA, India In the Indian town of Ayodhya, minority Muslims are feeling under siege as they await a Supreme Court ruling on a centuries-old religious dispute that has cast a shadow over their relations with the majority Hindu community.

Pollution levels in India's capital hit the worst this year

25 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI Pollution levels in India's capital New Delhi have hit their worst for the second time in October -- earning a "very poor" rating and indicating air quality could deteriorate further after the Hindu festival of Diwali.

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