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Saturday, October 02, 2021
There's a campaign for the government to set the legal age of marriage at 21 instead of 18. A lot of young women are in favor. But there's also concern that it could backfire.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
President Biden will meet on Friday with the leaders of Japan, Australia and India. Their agenda includes the pandemic and climate change. But analysts say the Quad group is mainly about China.
Friday, September 17, 2021
India has sped up its COVID vaccination after a deadly spring outbreak. Half of those eligible have received at least one shot. But millions are still vulnerable as fears of a new wave loom.
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
The 17-year-old wanted to bring her father home to his village after he was injured in the city where he worked. She was praised as a national hero and given honors and prizes. How is she doing now?
Sunday, August 29, 2021
There's long been opposition to the practice of forcing a woman on her period to menstrual exile in a hut, which can be unsafe and unsanitary. One charity has a new interim response: upgrade the huts.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
That's the number of "excess deaths" from January 2020 to June 2021, reflecting the true toll of COVID-19, say researchers in a new study. What the big disparity?
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
A new epidemiological study suggests the death toll in India from COVID-19 could be as much as 10 times the official figure — making the count closer to 5 million people.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Before multiplex cinemas, India had tens of thousands of single-screen movie houses. But the way Indians watch movies has changed, and the pandemic forced many old cinemas to shut their doors forever.
Friday, July 09, 2021
Following a deadly COVID-19 outbreak, Indians were desperate to get vaccines that were in short supply. Scammers took advantage and sold thousands of shots which were nothing but salt water.
Thursday, July 01, 2021
Bangladeshi soldiers are enforcing a seven-day lockdown. As the West opens up, poorer countries with low vaccination rates are being hit by wave after wave of COVID-19.
Friday, June 11, 2021
A new Netflix movie called Skater Girl chronicles the journey of an Indian teenage girl who discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding. It's also the story of Asha Gond.
Friday, May 28, 2021
As the country faces the world's worst coronavirus crisis, children want to know: Will I catch it? Will grandfather die? What's it like to be an orphan?
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Hospitals are full. Testing is scant. Illiteracy is high. Most deaths are never registered. COVID-19's wrath in rural India is difficult to measure but public health experts are worried.
Monday, May 17, 2021
The Indian Premier League was suspended in May, but critics weigh in on whether the event should have been held at all amid the country's deadly COVID-19 crisis.
Sunday, May 09, 2021
Cricket matches continued in India amid the world's biggest COVID-19 wave. Some called it unethical, while fans say it kept them sane. But now some players have tested positive.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Hospitals don't have enough oxygen for patients on ventilators. There are delivery bottlenecks. Families are sometimes told to get their own supplies. Health experts say it didn't have to be this way.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Scientists, funeral directors and survivors say the real numbers of infections and deaths in India may be many times more than the reported figures.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Thursday's tally was India's highest since the pandemic began – more than double the previous 2020 peak.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Hindu pilgrims are traveling to bathe in the Ganges River to wipe out their sins.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
They're majestic. They're neglected. And now they're slowly being fixed up. Conservationists are preserving them — and officials hope the fountains will supply free water for the city's impoverished.