Day: October 19, 2018

Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

NEW DELHI— Dozens of Hindu priests on Friday joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India’s top court to let them enter. The priests threatened to stop rituals and prayers in the Sabarimala […]


Killing me softly

Palu, Indonesia — Every time I cover a disaster like this, a little piece of me is lost. The soft part of you, the part that feels, that cares, the human part I guess. It kills that part of you a bit. I can feel that it’s not as […]

Zika cases rise to 106 in Rajasthan

New Delhi :The number of people infected with Zika virus rose to 106 in Rajasthan on Thursday. Of the total affected people, 25 are pregnant women, said a Union Health Ministry official. The six new Zika cases confirmed on Thursday were from Jaipur and two neighbouring districts, he […]