Chicken Kills Man With Blade During Cockfight
A man was killed after being slashed by blade tied to a rooster in a cockfight in India, police said on Thursday. The incident draws attention to the controversial practice, which continues in the country on a large scale despite a ban. The victim, Saripalli Venkateswara Rao, 53, was holding the rooster at a death-match…
Sati: The Widow-Burning Culture In India
In various continents, cultures abound, each having spiritual and socio-economic implications. In many societies, these cultures have harmed the populace, leading to its ban. Sati- the widow burning culture is one of those. Sati or suttee is an ancient Indian practice in which a widow gets herself burnt to ashes during her late husband’s funeral…
Dozen hurt in fresh Indian student clashes
At least a dozen people were injured Tuesday in fresh clashes between student groups loyal to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and opponents with the main opposition Congress party, police said.
University rampage sparks new protests across India
Protests were held across India Monday after masked assailants wielding batons and iron rods went on a rampage at a top Delhi university, leaving more than two dozen injured.
Back to pre-internet stone age in offline Indian Kashmir
In remote Indian Kashmir people have been offline since August, queuing for hours to pay bills or using government "internet kiosks".
WhatsApp wars over India protests divide families
With their parents bombarding them on WhatsApp with misinformation and even abuse over their stand on India's new citizenship law, young women are hiding their identities on social media to voice outrage and find alternative families. Young people, particularly women, have been at the forefront of the ongoing wave of protests over the law, but…
Hundreds detained as protests rage across India
Indian police fired tear gas and detained hundreds of people on Thursday as fresh violence broke out and demonstrators defied bans on assembly, amid growing anger at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alleged anti-Muslim agenda.
Gatherings banned in parts of Delhi after India citizenship law demos
Indian authorities banned large gatherings in parts of the capital on Wednesday as they stepped up efforts to contain a week of nationwide protests against a citizenship law seen as discriminating against Muslims.