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NEW DELHI | Indian police investigate suspected people smuggling to NZ

NEW DELHI— January 21, 2019—Police in southern India are investigating a suspected attempt to illegally transport scores of Indians on an overcrowded boat to New Zealand. The additional superintendent of police in Kerala state said police were questioning people who failed to board the fishing boat, who said it left nine days ago for New … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Indian police investigate suspected people smuggling to NZ

NEW DELHI | Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated

NEW DELHI — A cyclone hit the coast of southern India on Friday, killing at least 13 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents. Cyclone Gaja blew ashore in Tamil Nadu state with heavy rains and winds of 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour, said Narendra Kumar, a National Disaster … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated

NEW DELHI | Protesters prevent females ages 10-50 from entering temple

NEW DELHI — A temple in southern India that is one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage centers opened its doors to females of menstruating age on Wednesday to comply with a Supreme Court ruling, but women weren’t able to enter as hundreds of protesters fought street battles with police to keep them out. As … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Protesters prevent females ages 10-50 from entering temple

New Bollywood film tackles taboo of menstrual hygiene

NEW DELHI /February 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — It’s an unlikely scene in deeply conservative India: A hugely popular Bollywood male star grinning widely as he holds up a sanitary pad and talks of menstrual hygiene. But that’s exactly what action hero Akshay Kumar did as he promoted his film “Padman,” which opened in theaters Friday. … Continue reading New Bollywood film tackles taboo of menstrual hygiene