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Kumbh Mela begins under veil of dust, despite Modi's sanitation push

Kumbh Mela begins under veil of dust, despite Modi's sanitation push

The skies over the confluence of sacred rivers in northern India where millions of Hindu priests and pilgrims will wash away their sins at the Kumbh Mela festival hold proof that government officials are struggling to grapple with the country's worsening air pollution.

  • by Emily Schmall & Rishabh R. Jain

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In poor countries income does trickle down
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In poor countries income does trickle down

Some remarkable changes have taken place for the world's poorest people.

  • by Ross Gittins
Third woman breaks Indian Hindu temple ban as protests cause gridlock
India

Third woman breaks Indian Hindu temple ban as protests cause gridlock

The temple has refused to abide by a court ruling allowing women to enter and subsequent attempts by women to visit have been blocked by thousands of devotees.

  • by Sudarshan Varadhan
Like its cricketers, India has the potential to confound the West
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Like its cricketers, India has the potential to confound the West

With a population of 1.25 billion, India has recently surpassed China in economic growth rates, but on a completely different model to that of China and other east Asian industrial powers.

  • by Hamish McDonald
A good and fair contest makes the Boxing Day Test
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Boxing Day Test

A good and fair contest makes the Boxing Day Test

The health of this great fixture is about more than scorelines.

A good, fair contest is what makes a Boxing Day Test
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Boxing Day Test

A good, fair contest is what makes a Boxing Day Test

The health of this great fixture is about more than scorelines.

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More delays as Puneet's lawyer fails to show at killer driver's 'final' hearing
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More delays as Puneet's lawyer fails to show at killer driver's 'final' hearing

The case has been going on for five years prolonging the anguish of the victims' families.

  • by Amrit Dhillon
Suspected food poisoning kills 11 at Indian temple ceremony
India

Suspected food poisoning kills 11 at Indian temple ceremony

Three members of the temple's management have been arrested and samples of the food sent for chemical analysis.

Mastanamma, cooking granny and YouTube sensation, dies at 107
India

Mastanamma, cooking granny and YouTube sensation, dies at 107

It was a short but well-lived career in the spotlight. Mastanamma got her big break at 105.

  • by Kai Schultz
Countries fail Paris promises to cut carbon emissions: report
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Countries fail Paris promises to cut carbon emissions: report

The gap between countries' Paris promises and emissions levels is even larger than previously believed.

  • by Chris Mooney
It's too late to catch the China wave, but another big opportunity is showing promise
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It's too late to catch the China wave, but another big opportunity is showing promise

Australians have seen this pattern before. The urbanisation of China together with widening economic opportunity drove its transformation. Now India is following.

  • by Peter Hartcher