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Indian man accused of slashing pregnant wife’s stomach ‘to check gender’

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A man in northern India was arrested after slashing his pregnant wife's stomach with a sickle, allegedly to find out the unborn baby's gender, according to police and the woman's relatives. The attack, which took pla...

SP Balasubrahmanyam, famed Indian film musician, dies from Covid 19 aged 74

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New Delhi One of India's most renowned film singers, SP Balasubrahmanyam, has died following hospitalization for Covid-19 and weeks spent on life support, the hospital treating him said in a bulletin Friday. Balasubr...

Indian health platform wants to nourish mind, body and soul

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London (CNN Business)The Indian start-up Cure.fit began in 2016 as a fitness app like many others, offering gym memberships and exercise classes to young adults in Bangalore. But it has since transformed into one of...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ star Dan Levy calls out Indian TV channel for censoring gay kiss

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"Schitt's Creek" star Dan Levy has criticized an Indian TV channel for censoring a scene in which two men kiss. Levy, the co-creator and executive producer of the Canadian comedy, said Comedy Central India's decisio...

A young Indian woman died when her hair became trapped in a go-kart wheel

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New Delhi A 21-year-old woman has died in southern India after her hair got caught in the wheel of a go-kart she was driving, police in the city of Meerpet, Telangana state, told CNN. The accident took place on Wedne...

Vikas Khanna, the Indian Michelin-star chef feeding millions from New York

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New Delhi Chef Vikas Khanna is up late most nights connecting with colleagues in India from his home on the east side of Manhattan, New York. The award-winning chef has been working across continents and time zones s...

Indian jewelry brand pulls commercial featuring interfaith couple following backlash

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Indian jewelry brand Tanishq has withdrawn a commercial featuring an interfaith relationship from social media and television following a backlash online. The 45-second advertisement for the "Ekatvam (Unity) -- the ...

Kapil Dev, legendary Indian cricketer, hospitalized after heart attack

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New Delhi Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev is recovering in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) after suffering a heart attack, a spokesperson for the New Delhi hospital treating him said Friday. The 62-year-old...

Controversial Indian news anchor arrested for allegedly abetting architect’s suicide

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New Delhi, India One of India's most well-known and controversial news anchors has been arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of an architect, local police said, in a case that reflects the country's increasing...

Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian acting legend, dies from Covid complications

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The legendary Indian actor Soumitra Chatterjee, a famous protégé of Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray, has died at the age of 85 of health complications related to Covid-19. He died at Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata...

‘Love jihad’: Indian states want to pass laws to prevent interfaith marriages. The move is unconstitutional and misogynistic

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Akanksha Singh is a journalist based in Mumbai, India. She covers politics and social justice, and has written for the BBC, The Independent and the South China Morning Post, among others. Follow her on Twitter @akank...

Indian Muslim student arrested for allegedly trying to convert Hindu woman under controversial ‘love jihad’ law

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Police in northern India have arrested a Muslim man for allegedly trying to convert a Hindu woman to Islam, under a controversial new law that has sparked widespread outrage and protests. The 21-year-old student was...

Indian village schoolteacher wins $1 million global prize — and gives half to the runners-up

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An Indian schoolteacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $ 1 million prize money to the runners-up. The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnershi...

Virat Kohli put the birth of his first child before cricket. That sends a strong message to Indian men about fatherhood

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New Delhi In 2015, India's then cricket captain MS Dhoni discovered he had become a father for the first time -- via text message. Dhoni had skipped the birth of his daughter to compete in the World Cup in Australia,...

Indian army captain charged with murdering three men in Kashmir Valley

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New Delhi An army captain in the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been charged with murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy after the shooting deaths of three Kashmiri men. The men -- laborers Abrar Ahma...

Indian state bans government-run Islamic schools from teaching religious scripture

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New Delhi An Indian state ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has passed a law to convert all Islamic schools to regular education institutions. Every government-run...

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