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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