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Indian village bans women from using mobile phones | Asia | DW.DE | 07.12.2012

Indian village bans women from using mobile phones | Asia | DW.DE | 07.12.2012 | Modern India | Scoop.it
A village council in India has banned all women from using mobile phones. Council members believe that the phones "debase the social atmosphere." Rights organizations have roundly condemned the decision.
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Indian career women put pregnancy on freeze | Asia | DW.DE | 05.03.2013

Indian career women put pregnancy on freeze | Asia | DW.DE | 05.03.2013 | Modern India | Scoop.it
Egg freezing is becoming increasingly popular in India, where many women in good jobs are now choosing to put their careers ahead of babies.
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Activists seek to stop illegal adoptions in India | Asia | DW.DE | 21.02.2013

Activists seek to stop illegal adoptions in India | Asia | DW.DE | 21.02.2013 | Modern India | Scoop.it
Child rights activists in India are demanding a moratorium on foreign adoptions. Meanwhile, domestic laws have been strengthened to prevent the trafficking of children for illegal adoptions.
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'Intolerant' Indian state mulls ways to curb free speech | Asia | DW.DE | 03.05.2012

'Intolerant' Indian state mulls ways to curb free speech | Asia | DW.DE | 03.05.2012 | Modern India | Scoop.it
Media activists in India say the Indian state is increasingly becoming 'intolerant' as the government finds ways to regulate media, in particular the social networking websites.
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India's artists struggle to safeguard free speech | Asia | DW.DE | 07.02.2013

India's artists struggle to safeguard free speech | Asia | DW.DE | 07.02.2013 | Modern India | Scoop.it
A string of bans and fatwas has reignited a debate about the freedom of artistic expression in the world’s largest democracy. Artists are calling on the government to exercise more control over growing fundamentalism.
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Stigma cripples India's fight against leprosy | Asia | DW.DE | 30.01.2013

Stigma cripples India's fight against leprosy | Asia | DW.DE | 30.01.2013 | Modern India | Scoop.it
Eight years ago, India declared leprosy an eliminated disease. But experts who counter the claim say the official figures are faulty, and that the number of leprosy cases is actually on the rise.
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Indian tobacco faces last chew | Asia | DW.DE | 29.01.2013

Indian tobacco faces last chew | Asia | DW.DE | 29.01.2013 | Modern India | Scoop.it
A ban on gutkha, the popular chewing tobacco held responsible for the high incidence of oral cancer in India, is spreading across the populous country. Numerous courts are now supporting the movement.
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5000 children a day start chewing gutkha according to a Health Ministry report...

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Anger grows as foreign retailers enter India | Asia | DW.DE | 23.01.2013

Anger grows as foreign retailers enter India | Asia | DW.DE | 23.01.2013 | Modern India | Scoop.it
Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA is the latest retail store set to expand into India. The government wants to attract much-needed infrastructure - while many shop owners fear for their livelihood.
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Viewpoints: What next after India rape outcry?

Viewpoints: What next after India rape outcry? | Modern India | Scoop.it
Indian commentators give their views on what should be done after widespread protests triggered by the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi.

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Break the peace, go to jail - Analysis - DNA

Nothing can explain the butterfly effect better than the last ten days in India.
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Amazing recycled sculpture garden in Chandigarh

Shamengo pioneer and self-taught artist Nek Chand has spent decades secretly building the world's largest salvaged artwork. His awe-inspiring 40-acre garden ...
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Indian skeptic charged with "blasphemy" for revealing secret behind "miracle" of weeping cross - Boing Boing

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Wives duped and dumped by 'holiday grooms' | Asia | DW.DE | 19.02.2013

Wives duped and dumped by 'holiday grooms' | Asia | DW.DE | 19.02.2013 | Modern India | Scoop.it
For many Indian and Pakistani women, the chance to marry a foreign husband, and a possible new life in the West, sounds like a dream come true. Often, the reality is all too different.
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Delhi's disappearing children | Asia | DW.DE | 01.02.2012

Delhi's disappearing children | Asia | DW.DE | 01.02.2012 | Modern India | Scoop.it
Up to 13 children go missing in India every hour. Many end up as slaves, trafficked for forced labor or forced to work in the sex industry. Delhi, the national capital, is now India's undisputed kidnapping capital.
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Indian Internet users fear trend to oppression | Asia | DW.DE | 27.11.2012

Indian Internet users fear trend to oppression | Asia | DW.DE | 27.11.2012 | Modern India | Scoop.it
India's growing community of Internet users are facing a crackdown from the government for speaking their minds. They are accused of scare-mongering and posing a threat to national security.
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Salman Rushdie might not attend Indian litfest after all
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Salman Rushdie might not attend Indian litfest after all<br/>| Asia | DW.DE | 17.01.2012 | Modern India | Scoop.it
Controversial writer Salman Rushdie is unlikely to attend the Jaipur Literary Festival that kicks off in the northern state of Rajasthan later this week. State officials said his presence would create a security risk.
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Indian President approves death penalty in some rape cases

Indian President approves death penalty in some rape cases | Modern India | Scoop.it
INDIA's president has approved harsher punishments for rapists, including the death penalty, after a brutal gang-rape in New Delhi sparked national outrage and triggered demands for tougher laws.
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Why women travellers should not avoid India

Why women travellers should not avoid India | Modern India | Scoop.it
There's no need for solo females to avoid India, if they travel smart, writes Ute Junker.
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Anger grows as foreign retailers enter India | Asia | DW.DE | 23.01.2013

Anger grows as foreign retailers enter India | Asia | DW.DE | 23.01.2013 | Modern India | Scoop.it
Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA is the latest retail store set to expand into India. The government wants to attract much-needed infrastructure - while many shop owners fear for their livelihood.
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In southern India, relatives sometimes quietly kill their elders

In southern India, relatives sometimes quietly kill their elders | Modern India | Scoop.it
INNAMREDIYARPATTI, India — Michael headed for work at a textile mill, leaving his wife, children and infirm mother at home in this impoverished part of southern India.
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Indians call for 'no mercy' in rape case

Indians call for 'no mercy' in rape case | Modern India | Scoop.it
Gang rape of woman on bus triggers nationwide outrage as three of four accused confess to the crime in court.
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Slumdog Movie Share

Slumdog Movie Share | Modern India | Scoop.it
In Mumbai, India’s most frenzied city, slum dwellers facing eviction are defending themselves with a locally made weapon: film.
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High-flying Pilot pushes India towards internet revolution

High-flying Pilot pushes India towards internet revolution | Modern India | Scoop.it

THE sky is the limit, it seems, for India's young Mr Pilot. As Australia waits for its national broadband network, he was outlining yesterday the mind-boggling speed and numbers of his country's leap into connectivity.

 

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India girl ends child 'marriage'

India girl ends child 'marriage' | Modern India | Scoop.it
A young woman has her child "marriage" legally annulled in northern Rajasthan state, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in India.
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