Lauren Frayer

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A look at Amritpal Singh, the Sikh preacher on the run who has captivated India

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Car chases in India, violent protests in the U.S. and U.K. — over a popular Sikh preacher on the run. India and its diaspora have been captivated by a manhunt for a charismatic separatist leader.

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The U.S. is sending an ambassador to India after leaving the job vacant for 26 months

Thursday, March 16, 2023

It was the longest diplomatic gap in the history of U.S.- Indian relations, at a time when the two countries say they're closer than ever before

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An explosion in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka kills 17 and injures more than 100

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Firefighters are carrying victims out of the wreckage on stretchers. Officials are investigating the cause of the blast. Two other recent explosions were blamed on gas leaks.

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As G-20 ministers gather in Delhi, Ukraine may dominate — despite India's own agenda

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

India wants to steer talks away from Russia, with which it's maintained ties despite the Ukraine invasion. Russia's top diplomat walked out of a previous G-20 summit over criticism of the war.

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Rohingya refugees, who've been in camps for years, say they've been forgotten

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

More than a million Rohingya refugees languish in camps in Bangladesh. A coup in Myanmar makes it harder to go home.

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A year into the Ukraine war, the world's biggest democracy still won't condemn Russia

Monday, February 20, 2023

As the West isolates Russian President Vladimir Putin, India has doubled down on buying Russian oil. India's prime minister calls his country's friendship with Moscow "unbreakable."

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Indian authorities accuse the BBC of tax evasion after raiding their offices

Friday, February 17, 2023

Press freedom advocates around the world have decried this week's raids on the BBC — in which journalists and accountants alike were questioned, and had their phones and laptops searched.

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Indian tax inspectors leave BBC offices after nearly 60 hours of questioning

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Around 10 BBC employees had been sleeping in their office since Tuesday. Some of the tax agents stayed overnight too. They searched laptops and phones of some journalists and administrative staff.

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Indian tax agents raid BBC for 2nd day, after it aired documentary critical of Modi

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

A two-part BBC documentary examined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's role in anti-Muslim raids that killed hundreds in his home state of Gujarat in 2002.

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Myanmar has been in chaos since the army seized power from the civilian government

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Two years after Myanmar's military coup, the country continues to be unstable. Meanwhile, about one million minority Rohingya refugees continue to languish in camps in neighboring Bangladesh.

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Plane crash in Nepal leaves dozens dead

Sunday, January 15, 2023

A Yeti Airlines passenger plane with 72 people on board has crashed in Nepal. Dozens of bodies have been recovered in the early hours following the crash.

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A passenger plane with 72 people on board has crashed in Nepal, killing dozens

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Rescuers are scouring the crash site for survivors, and Nepal has declared Monday a day of national mourning.

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Why women in India are dropping out of the workforce, even as the economy grows

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

As India's economy grows, women are dropping out of its workforce. That's stumped economists. Some say it's a sign of prosperity. In conservative India, if women can afford not to work, they don't.

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This baby could push India past China to become the world's most populous country

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Any day now, the United Nations will declare India's population the largest in the world. The country's next generation is poised to be healthier, more literate — and more female — than ever before.

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Conspiracy theories are circulating after the deaths of three Russians in India

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Three Russian citizens have been found dead in the same part of eastern India since Christmas — fueling conspiracy theories about possible assassins.

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The Lockerbie investigator says no one could process the attack at the time

Monday, December 12, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers talks with retired FBI Special Agent Dick Marquise, who led the Pan Am Flight 103 investigation, about the Lockerbie plane bombing suspect in U.S. custody.

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Death and dishonesty: Stories of two workers who built the World Cup stadiums in Qatar

Friday, December 02, 2022

Vinod Kumar of India and Anish Adhikari of Nepal are among the many migrant workers who helped build the stadiums. Adhikari says he was misled about working conditions. Kumar died on the job.

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An Israeli director sparks outrage in India over a film about Hindu persecution

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Controversy has erupted at one of India's top film festivals over the screening of a movie with Hindu nationalist themes. Were the jury head's comments an artistic critique or political commentary?

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Encore: India installs a record volume of solar power in 2022

Saturday, November 26, 2022

As the world aims to reduce carbon emissions, particularly from developing nations, India is bragging: It's installed a record volume of solar power in 2022 to wean itself off of coal.

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'Sunny Makes Money': India installs a record volume of solar power in 2022

Monday, November 21, 2022

India, on track to become the world's most populous country, gets about 70% of its electricity from coal. But the government is aggressively investing in renewable energy — particularly solar.

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