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Saurabh Sharma

'Rely on God' - a prescription for India's poor in pandemic

06 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With scant supplies and underpaid staff, one of India's poorest states is scrambling to prevent a "blast" in coronavirus cases that medics say could cripple its precarious health system.

FEATURE-'Rely on God' - a prescription for India's poor in pandemic

06 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW, India, Aug 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W ith scant supplies and underpaid staff, one of India's poorest states is scrambling to prevent a "blast" in coronavirus cases that medics say could cripple its precarious health system.

Wait of centuries is over, India PM says, as Hindu temple construction begins

05 Aug 2020

AYODHYA, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the construction of a Hindu temple on a site that has been contested by Muslims for decades in a dispute that has sparked some of India's most bloody communal violence. | Video

India's Modi to launch construction of Hindu temple on site of razed mosque

05 Aug 2020

AYODHYA, India, Aug 5 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a plaque on Wednesday to kick off the construction of a Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya on a spot where a mosque was demolished nearly three decades ago to spark deadly riots nationwide.

Modi, Muslims to attend temple ceremony on contested India site

05 Aug 2020

LUCKNOW, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and two prominent Muslims who lived through deadly riots following the razing of a mosque in 1992 plan to attend the foundation-laying ceremony for a Hindu temple on Wednesday on the same site.

Prominent Muslims to grace Hindu temple ceremony on contested India site

04 Aug 2020

LUCKNOW, India, Aug 4 In a gesture of reconciliation, two prominent Muslims who lived through deadly riots following the razing of a mosque in northern India in 1992 plan to attend the foundation-laying ceremony for a Hindu temple on Wednesday on the same site, they said.

India's Modi set to visit temple site despite minister having COVID-19

03 Aug 2020

LUCKNOW, India/NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a foundation-laying ceremony for a Hindu temple on Wednesday, organisers said, even though his interior minister has contracted COVID-19.

India police patrol ahead of construction of temple on bitterly contested site

31 Jul 2020

LUCKNOW, India Police have been ordered onto the streets of an Indian town where Hindu groups will next week begin building a temple on a site contested by Muslims for decades in a dispute that has sparked some of the country's most bloody communal violence.

Lower-caste Indian villagers given cremation ground after funeral stopped

30 Jul 2020

LUCKNOW, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A low-caste Indian community prevented from holding a funeral by their upper-caste neighbours in a case that triggered widespread outrage have been given their own cremation ground, authorities said on Thursday.

Lower-caste Indian villagers given cremation ground after funeral stopped

30 Jul 2020

LUCKNOW, India, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A low-caste Indian community prevented from holding a funeral by their upper-caste neighbours in a case that triggered widespread outrage have been given their own cremation ground, authorities said on Thursday.

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