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NEW DELHI | Isolated tribesmen kill American on remote Indian island

NEW DELHI  — An American adventurer who kayaked to a remote Indian island populated by a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows has been killed, police said Wednesday. Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands, said seven fishermen have been arrested for helping the American reach North … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Isolated tribesmen kill American on remote Indian island

NEW DELHI | India removes investigative agency head amid probe of deputy

NEW DELHI — The government of India placed the director of the federal investigative agency and his deputy on leave on Wednesday days after the agency filed a case against the deputy alleging that he took bribes to settle a money laundering case. A government appointment committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi put out … Continue reading NEW DELHI | India removes investigative agency head amid probe of deputy

NEW DELHI | India’s #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law’s enforcement

NEW DELHI— Indian actresses and writers have flooded social media in recent days with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, releasing pent-up frustration with a law that was lauded internationally but that critics say has done little to change the status quo in the world’s largest democracy. “People using social media to articulate their complaints … Continue reading NEW DELHI | India’s #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law’s enforcement

NEW DELHI | Indian farmers march to seek better prices for produce

NEW DELHI  — Thousands of farmers, workers and agricultural laborers have marched through New Delhi streets demanding better wages, more jobs, higher prices for their produce and an end to privatization of state-run companies. Waving red communist flags and banners, the protesters ended their rally near India’s Parliament, blaming the government for the agriculture sector’s … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Indian farmers march to seek better prices for produce

NEW DELHI | People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

NEW DELHI  — Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. “Kerala state is facing its worst flood in 100 years,” the top state elected official, Pinarayi Vijayan’s office … Continue reading NEW DELHI | People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

NEW DELHI | In India, a trio of unlikely heroes wages war on plastic

NEW DELHI —For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron bridge. Each morning, the wiry man walks a few steps from his makeshift hut and enters the black, sludgy waters of one of India’s most polluted rivers. He is fishing for trash. “This … Continue reading NEW DELHI | In India, a trio of unlikely heroes wages war on plastic