Topics :: India
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Mar 8, 2011
Protesters in India decried a European Union mandate that would increase prices on generic drugs. Such an increase would put lifesaving drugs out of reach for people in poorer countries, the demonstrators said.
By Katy Daigle | Saturday Feb 12, 2011
India is busily conducting its 15th national census, with millions of government workers deploying across the country to tally its estimated 1.17 billion people and ask questions on housing, work and education that should give a clearer picture of the world’s most populous democracy and its vast needs.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Dec 21, 2010
A Delhi court has sentenced a young man in India to life in prison for the murder--and, reportedly, attempted rape--of a male friend.
By Annie Brown | Wednesday Dec 1, 2010
Sex workers in Asia present one of the largest challenges in the fight against AIDS. A recent meeting in Bangkok set out to tackle the issue and find solutions.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Oct 25, 2010
When India decriminalized homosexuality in 2009, GLBT equality advocates rejoiced. But the high court’s historic ruling has proved to be a victory also for heterosexual women, who are now leaving fraudulent marriages and marriages of convenience to gay husbands.
By Randolph E. Schmid | Wednesday Oct 6, 2010
A "hidden" language spoken by only about 1,000 people has been discovered in the remote northeast corner of India by researchers who at first thought they were documenting a dialect of the Aka culture, a tribal community in the foothills of the Himalayas.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Aug 18, 2010
Love overcame prejudice as two Indian men married one another in Nepal--one of them a Hindu, and the other a Muslim.
By Muneeza Naqvi | Thursday Aug 12, 2010
India’s Home Ministry threatened Thursday to block BlackBerry corporate e-mail and messaging services unless the device’s manufacturer makes them accessible to its security agencies by Aug. 31.
Monday Jun 7, 2010
An Indian court Monday convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide’s Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead more than a quarter century ago in the world’s worst industrial disaster.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Mar 29, 2010
Though homosexuality has been decriminlaized in India, deep-seated taboos linger: only two days after the first same-sex wedding in Manipur, the families of the two men called the police in to convince them to split up.