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Apr 30, 2015

Teenager rescued five days after Nepal quake

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A 15-year-old boy was pulled out alive from the collapsed ruins of Kathmandu’s Hilton Hotel on Thursday and is recovering in hospital, five days after a huge earthquake caused devastation across Nepal and killed nearly 5,500 people.

Survivor Pema Lama was rescued by Nepal’s Armed Police Force and was put in a neck brace and carried on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance. Hundreds of onlookers broke into applause when they saw that the teenager was alive.

Apr 22, 2015

Farmer hangs himself at political rally in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A farmer hanged himself from a tree during a political rally organised by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in New Delhi on Wednesday, in what appeared to be a desperate protest against the hardship felt by many people scratching a living in rural India.

Four people climbed the tree to try to save the man after he was seen hanging. They released his body to a crowd below where people tried to catch it in plastic sheets, a Reuters photographer at the scene witnessed.

Apr 22, 2015

Farmer hangs himself at political rally in India’s capital

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A farmer hanged himself from a tree during a political rally in New Delhi on Wednesday, in what appeared to be a desperate protest against the hardship felt by many people scratching a living in rural India.

Four people climbed the tree to try to save the man after he was seen hanging. They released his body to a crowd below where people tried to catch it in plastic sheets, a Reuters photographer at the scene witnessed.

Sep 9, 2014

Hundreds die in India and Pakistan after heaviest rain in 50 years

MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The death toll
from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to at
least 420 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops,
as criticism of Indian and Pakistani authorities mounted.

On the Indian side of the heavily militarised Line of
Control that divides the Himalayan region, the city of Srinagar
lay submerged along with more than 2,000 villages.

Sep 9, 2014

Hundreds die as heaviest rain in 50 years catch India, Pakistan off guard

MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The heaviest rains
to fall on Kashmir in 50 years caught Indian and Pakistani
authorities off guard, with criticism of their disaster
preparedness growing on Tuesday as the number of dead hit 420
and thousands remained trapped on rooftops.

On the Indian side of the heavily militarised de facto
border that divides the Himalayan region, more than 2,000
villages and the city of Srinagar were submerged.

Mar 8, 2013
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A widow’s refuge offers solace to the sorrowful

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Vrindavan, India

By Adnan Abidi

The sound of applause echoing in the dingy shelter forced a smile on the face of Tulshi Dasi. An expression she had almost forgotten since her world turned white. The reason: she could now write and had just finished writing the English alphabet on a blackboard. And all this at the age of 70! She had never felt this empowered and never knew that learning was so much fun. As Dasi wrote a new chapter in her life in the grimy shelter in Vrindavan, that she shares with many women like her, her companions, around 50 odd widows applauded her progress.

GALLERY: WIDOW REFUGE

Widows, either abandoned by their family members or shunned by society, find their life’s last refuge in various government run shelters such as this one. They come here from all across the country, but mostly from Bengal, where they survive by begging and chanting hymns in temples.

Dec 30, 2012

Body of India rape victim cremated in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, Dec 30 (Reuters) – The body of a woman, whose
gang rape provoked protests and rare national debate about
violence against women in India, arrived back in New Delhi on
Sunday and was cremated at a private ceremony.

Scuffles broke out in central Delhi between police and
protesters who say the government is doing too little to protect
women. But the 2,000-strong rally was confined to a single area,
unlike last week when protests raged up throughout the capital.

Dec 30, 2012

Body of rape victim arrives home in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The body of a woman whose gang rape provoked protests and rare national debate about violence against women in India arrived back in New Delhi in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The unidentified 23-year-old medical student died from her injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from a government that has struggled to respond to public outrage.

Dec 30, 2012

Body of India rape victim arrives home in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, Dec 30 (Reuters) – The body of a woman whose gang
rape provoked protests and rare national debate about violence
against women in India arrived back in New Delhi in the early
hours of Sunday morning.

The unidentified 23-year-old medical student died from her
injuries on Saturday, prompting promises of action from a
government that has struggled to respond to public outrage.

Aug 1, 2012
via Photographers' Blog

Solar power nightlight

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By Adnan Abidi

Near my house in Delhi at Deenu bhai’s tea stall, I noticed a very young visitor; 7-year-old Sohail. He was Deenu bhai’s relative visiting him from Aligarh for the summer breaks. Before leaving for work, I enjoyed a cup of tea at Deenu bhai’s, and as usual, I was sipping a steaming hot cup of tea with a snack when I saw Sohail with a drawing book.

Hot summer mornings keep away a lot of lazy lads who otherwise are found gossiping at Deenu bhai’s place. I was finding no such company, so I asked Sohail what he’s been up to. He showed me a few landscape drawings, which were mostly village scenes with huts and animals, with the sun rising at a location painted in yellow.