Dying “Mother Ganga”: India’s Holy River Succumbs to Pollution

By Danish Siddiqui DEVPRAYAG/VARANASI/SAGAR ISLAND, India, July 10 – India’s holy Ganges begins as a crystal clear river high in the icy Himalayas but pollution and excessive usage transforms it into toxic sludge on its journey through burgeoning cities, industrial hubs and past millions of devotees. Worshipped by a billion Hindus and a water source

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Indian Women Don Cow Masks to Show They Are Less Safe Than Cattle

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, July 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – They are all pictures of women doing everyday activities: a woman on a street, a woman playing the piano in her home, a woman lounging in a boat, a woman at a table in a restaurant. All unremarkable, except that they are wearing a cow

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Dozens Arrested for Attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Nov 6 – Police in Bangladesh have arrested dozens of people following fresh violence against Hindus, the country’s biggest minority community, a senior officer told reporters on Sunday. The Hindu community in the Brahmanbairs district has been under attack after a local youth allegedly shared a Facebook post that Islamic hardliners said denigrated the

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