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Dung it out! South Indian village lets cow droppings fly

Dozens of exuberant villagers scooped up handfuls of cow dung to mould and toss at each other like snowballs this week for the Gorehabba festival, a local conclusion to India’s most important festival, Diwali. Similar to Spain’s “La Tomatina” — an eccentric tomato-hurling celebration of the local fruit — residents of Gumatapura village instead fling […]...Read More

Maimed street-dog paws a brave path from Indian curbs to

With a wagging tail, an Indian street dog that lost its front legs in a train accident headed Wednesday for a new life in the English countryside. The three-year-old mutt was found “covered in blood” and badly injured after being run over by a train at Faridabad in the northern Indian state of Haryana last […]...Read More

Gotta re-order the Aadhaar? No fret, just hop online!

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UADAI) has inaugurated a new “Order Aadhaar Card” service which allows residents to issue their Aadhaar letter reprint by paying nominal charges of Rs. 50, in the event that the holder’s Aadhaar letter has been lost, misplaced or if they want a new copy.  Residents without a mobile number […]...Read More

India celebrates Diwali amid pandemic, pollution fears

NEW DELHI — More than a billion Indians celebrated Diwali on Saturday amid twin concerns of a resurgence in coronavirus infections and rising air pollution that is enveloping the country’s north in a cloud of thick toxic smog. Diwali, the festival of lights, is typically celebrated by socializing and exchanging gifts with friends and family, […]...Read More

Indian capital struck by fatal COVID-smog duo, moves to ban

India’s capital is reeling from the double impact of the coronavirus and severe air pollution, New Delhi’s chief minister warned last week, as the megacity reported a record jump in cases and its worst smog in a year. With fears growing about rising infections, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal joined several other Indian states in banning […]...Read More