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UN envoy Lilly Singh calls on India to show comic tolerance

NEW DELHI, India | AFP – Comic and UN ambassador Lilly Singh has called on the Indian government to be more tolerant of

Mumbai ups purge of British names from railway stations

MUMBAI (AFP) – Indian authorities are moving to strip Mumbai’s railway stations of their British names, an official said Friday (July

‘Veiled women our pride’ sparks anger against Indian state

Authorities in a deeply conservative Indian state were accused Wednesday of reinforcing entrenched gender discrimination after describing veiled women as the

India’s ruling party picks Dalit as presidential candidate

India’s ruling party on Monday named a lawyer from the lowest Dalit caste as its candidate for president, a move seen

India opposition leader Gandhi arrested amid farmers protest

Indian police on Thursday briefly arrested leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi as he tried to reach farmers striking in Madhya Pradesh,

Indian police raid homes of ex-finance minister, son

New Delhi (AFP) – India’s federal police on Tuesday searched the homes of former finance minister P. Chidambaram and his son

India top court examines Islamic instant divorce

New Delhi (AFP) – India’s highest court Thursday began considering the legality of a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to

Indian politicians to face trial over mosque demolition

Three senior members of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party including a cabinet minister should face trial over the demolition of a

Modi party picks firebrand to head India’s biggest state

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing party Saturday picked a controversial firebrand leader to head India’s

Modi battles for hearts and minds in India’s holy city

Varanasi (India) (AFP) – Varanasi boat owner Prabhu Sahani