Julie McCarthy

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.

Jats make up more than ...


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.

This past ...


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.


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."


India, France Find Common Cause On Counterterrorism

Monday, January 25, 2016

India and France have signed a "memorandum of understanding" on the sale of 36 French fighter jets to New Delhi.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said financial details of the agreement to buy the Rafale jets, manufactured by Dassault Aviation, have yet to be sorted but will soon be finalized. ...


Student's Suicide Ignites Public Debate Over Indian Caste System

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A 26-year-old Ph.D. student killed himself in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. A Dalit, he was one of five students protesting their expulsion from the university's housing facility.


Indian Capital Suspends Odd-Even Car Experiment To Curb Pollution

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The government of India's capital New Delhi tried an odd-even scheme for cars to curb growing air pollution. But now it says it is placing the scheme on hold for a number of months.


In India, New Year Begins With Brazen Assault Near Border With Pakistan

Monday, January 04, 2016

An audacious attack over the weekend by militants on an Indian air base near the border with Kashmir comes as India's prime minister launched a peace initiative.


India To U.S.: Cut Back On Your Consumption!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The Paris climate talks are said to be the best chance in 20 years to reach a global treaty. But India argues little will change unless fossil-fuel-reliant rich countries change their habits.


Record Breaking Smog In China, India Underlines Climate Summit In Paris

Monday, November 30, 2015

India and China's capitals suffer from record breaking smog as the summit to limit greenhouse gas emissions kicks off in Paris Monday.


India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

Friday, November 27, 2015

Coal is king in India. Some say there's little alternative. So how can this country, the world's third-largest polluter, provide energy and lift millions from poverty while trying to become "greener"?


India's Narendra Modi Concedes BJP Party Defeat In State Election

Sunday, November 08, 2015

In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a convincing defeat in a crucial state election that was seen as a referendum on Modi's leadership.

Results are still being counted in the state of Bihar, but the BJP has conceded to the projected winner, Nitish Kumar, an ...


Mother Teresa's Missionaries Of Charity Says No More Adoptions In India

Friday, October 09, 2015

The Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa says it has shut down its adoption services in India over religious objections to the country's new adoption rules. The Catholic sisters known for their blue and white habits and vow of free service to the poor say they have asked the ...


India Says It Will Lower Rate Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Friday, October 02, 2015

India released its pledges ahead of December's global climate change summit in Paris. "We want to walk [a] cleaner energy path," says the country's environment minister.