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India’s groundwater crisis threatens food security for hundreds of millions, study says

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Hundreds of millions of people in India face a serious threat to their livelihoods and food security due to overexploitation of vital water supplies, according to the authors of a new study. India is one of the worl...

‘The White Tiger’ presents a searing look at India’s caste system

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"The White Tiger" is one of those movies that would likely struggle to claw out much attention without Netflix's muscle behind it, underscoring the streaming service's ability to lead people to worthwhile films they...

Ten newborn babies have died in a fire at a hospital in India’s Maharashtra state

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Ten newborn babies died in a hospital fire in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Friday, according to the country's state-run broadcaster Doordarshan. The fire broke out in a local hospital's Sick Newborn Ca...

Tens of thousands of farmers swarm India’s capital to protest deregulation rules

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New Delhi Tens of thousands of farmers have swarmed India's capital where they intend to camp out for weeks to protest new agricultural laws that they say could destroy their livelihoods. Farmers from the nearby sta...

India’s attitude to arranged marriage is changing. But some say not fast enough

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New Delhi, India Ananya was 15 when she watched her older sister marry a man she barely knew. Her sister was 19 years old at the time, and had only met her new husband once before, a few months earlier. They'd talked...

India’s food minister Paswan dies after weeks in hospital

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New Delhi, India Veteran Indian politician Ram Vilas Paswan, a federal minister and an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling coalition, died on Thursday after weeks in hospital, his son Chirag Paswan said in ...

Historic end for India’s monsoon season

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India's famous monsoon has come to an end, and for the second consecutive year, the country observed an "excess" rainy season. The rainfall average across the nation reached 109% of normal. This falls one percentage...