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Julie McCarthy

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India Low-Caste Dalits Rise In Protest

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The community at the bottom rung of the social Hindu hierarchy does the dirtiest jobs. Some of the poorest of the poor, formerly known as "the Untouchables," don't want to perform those tasks anymore.

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India's Lagging Manufacturing Sector Slows Job Creation

Thursday, August 11, 2016

India needs an uptick in manufacturing to employ millions who enter the labor force every year. The slow expansion is imperiling India's ability to create jobs and lift millions out of poverty.

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Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights

Monday, July 04, 2016

They were earning a little less than $3.50 a day. Then their bonus was cut. They didn't trust their union to stand up for them. So they had only one choice.

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Amid Controversy, India's Reserve Bank Chief Announces Resignation

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Raghuram Rajan was a U.S. resident, educated in both India and the United States. That C.V. and questions on policies put Rajan in the line of fire.

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Brutal Murder In India's Kerala State Spotlights Underlying Maladies

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Indian state of Kerala has been a model for the country, with near universal literacy and long life expectancy. But hiding underneath are problems, highlighted by the murder of a law student.

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Narendra Modi Comes To Washington

Sunday, June 05, 2016

The prime minister of India visits the U.S. this week and will meet with President Obama and address Congress. Modi was once banned from entering the U.S., but opinions in Washington have changed.

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U.S.-India Relations Centers On Defense, Modi Returns For 4th U.S. Visit

Sunday, June 05, 2016

The U.S. continues its "pivot to Asia," as security concerns in the region grow. This week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint meeting of Congress, a rare honor.

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Reports Of Brutal Rape In India, Brazil Ignite National Debate

Monday, May 30, 2016

Reports of brutal rape in India and Brazil have touched off national conversations in those countries about violence against women.

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Are Indians Turning To The 'Supernatural' In Subterranean Search For Water?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

More than 330 million Indians are desperate for water, leading some to rely on an ancient — and unproven — method to find it underground.

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Amid India's Drought Crisis, Suicides Increase Among Farmers Deep In Debt

Sunday, May 15, 2016

In the parched fields of India's central states, the district of Beed in Maharashtra has been buffeted by a multi-year cycle of drought. One widow tells her story of coping with drought and loss.

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Can India's Sacred But 'Dead' Yamuna River Be Saved?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The river enters Delhi relatively clean but by the time it flows out, it's a "toxic cocktail of sewage, industrial waste and surface runoff," says an environmentalist. Urbanization is partly to blame.

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Rape Suspects In New Delhi Have A Good Chance Of Being Acquitted, Report Says

Monday, May 09, 2016

Three and half years after a brutal gang rape in the Indian capital New Delhi ignited global outrage, a newspaper investigation finds that rape suspects there have an 83 percent chance of acquittal.

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A Child Bride At 13, She's Turned Herself Into A Prize-Winning Wrestler

Saturday, April 23, 2016

On the wrestling mat, this young woman from an unassuming Indian village fights back against patriarchy and prejudice.

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Indian Tycoon Leaves The Country Amid Criminal Investigation

Monday, March 21, 2016

One of India's most flamboyant tycoons, liquor baron Vijay Mallya, appears to have gone to Britain while investigators look into his delinquent loans.

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India's New Budget: Nuts To Cashew Lovers, Relief For Shoe Fans

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The local media are calling it the "Robin Hood" budget. The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, eager to win support among the urban and rural poor, is announcing programs to improve conditions for low-income people and provide tax breaks for necessities and items that might improve their lives.

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Water In New Dehli Partially Restored After Protesters Sabotage Source

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

When nearly 10 million residents were left without water, it was much more than a plumbing issue — it was a consequence of major social conflict dealing with the nation's ancient caste system.

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India Sends Soldiers To Area Of Caste Protest; At Least 10 Dead

Sunday, February 21, 2016

India has deployed thousands of army and paramilitary troops to quell violence that authorities say has killed at least 10 people in the northern Indian state of Haryana. A caste known as the Jats is leading the unrest to demand affirmative-action benefits from the government.

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Sedition Charge Divides India As Protests Continue

Saturday, February 20, 2016

In India, a university student is accused of uttering anti-India slogans that valorized a Kashmiri separatist. Is such sloganeering in support of Afzal Guru, who was hanged for his role in an attack on the Indian Parliament, a case of free speech or sedition?

Indians are sharply divided.

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Protests Widen As India Debates When Speech Is Sedition

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Indian security forces are cracking down on a major university, highlighting a new front in India's culture wars over things like free expression and religious dietary rules.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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