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  • India's sewer cleaners keep working despite ban on job

    India's sewer cleaners keep working despite ban on job
    Dharamani Kale emerged from the manhole, sewage clinging to his body. Next to him, Sona Bai gathered filth in a small round basket and carried it on her head to the end of the street. The unpleasant process had started at dawn and would continue for at...
  • India: Tour explores country's Jewish history, culture

    India: Tour explores country's Jewish history, culture
    A pastel pink synagogue, a Jewish Indian Shabbat dinner and visits to ancient Jewish cemeteries are among the highlights of Burkat Global’s 3,000 Years of Jewish India tour in early 2015. The 14-day excursion begins in Mumbai, where participants...
  • India-Canada Co-Production Treaty Takes Effect

    HONG KONG - A bilateral co-production treaty between India and Canada has come into effect. The pact allows films made using the treaty to be considered as local content in both jurisdictions. A signing ceremony will be held on Wednesday (July 9) in...
  • 'Siddharth' exposes India's tragic, dark truths

     'Siddharth' exposes India's tragic, dark truths
    Hope is an open wound in "Siddharth," the story of a man's search for his missing son. Taking his inspiration from the firsthand account of a father who was already a year into such a search, writer-director Richie Mehta has made a film of subdued but...
  • Indian Budget Gives Modest Boost to Digital Economy

    HONG KONG - A couple of new TV channels and a move to expand the Internet into rural areas were among a package of media-related measures unveiled on Thursday by India's finance minister in the first budget of the new BJP government headed by Narendra...
  • Zohra Sehgal, Centurian Bollywood Actress, Dies

    Zohra Sehgal, a veteran Bollywood character actress, who was featured in such English-language films as "Bend It Like Beckham," "The Mystic Masseur" and "Mistress of Spices" as well as Hindi hits like "Hum dil de chuke sanam," "Kal ho naa ho" and...
  • 'Heathen School' In Cornwall Closed In 1826 Amid Racial Brouhaha

    'Heathen School' In Cornwall Closed In 1826 Amid Racial Brouhaha
    Elias Boudinot loved Harriet Gold, and Harriet loved Elias. In June 1824, 190 years ago this month, the Georgia man wrote a letter to the Cornwall woman asking her to marry him. She wrote back to say yes. But Harriet didn't tell anyone her happy news...
  • New strain in India-Pakistan relations as top-level meeting canceled

    Relations between India and Pakistan suffered a setback Monday when India’s foreign minister canceled a meeting with her Pakistani counterpart. Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said she would not visit Pakistan for the Aug. 25 meeting...
  • B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian guru who helped popularize yoga, dies at 95

    B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian guru who helped popularize yoga, dies at 95
    Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday. He was 95. Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar's death was reported on his website as well as by major Indian TV...
  • One year later, Indian activist's slaying still unsolved

    Thousands of protesters poured into city streets across India on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the unsolved killing of a social activist who had fought to ban black magic and other superstitious practices. Supporters and fellow activists gathered...
  • Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil

    Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil
    When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf. Farooq is one of many young Muslim women living in Britain who have, for various reasons, chosen to...