What’s in an Indian lion’s name? A roaring dispute | Religion

What’s in an Indian lion’s name? A roaring dispute | Religion

The Calcutta High Court this week told the government of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal to consider renaming two lions in a zoo-cum-animal reserve after a Hindu nationalist organisation called Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) found their names rather catty. Starting on Tuesday, the court heard the plea requesting a…

Where ‘love transcends language’: Kashmir’s silent village | Health

Where ‘love transcends language’: Kashmir’s silent village | Health

Dadkhai, Jammu and Kashmir, India – Dressed in their finest shalwar-kameez and sporting well-trimmed moustaches, a group of men deliberate over the terms of a dowry, as the women prepare halwa with dried fruit and a pot of traditional, salty Kashmiri tea, in the adjacent kitchen. In the modest home…

Police fire tear gas at protesting Indian farmers marching to New Delhi | Protests News

Police fire tear gas at protesting Indian farmers marching to New Delhi | Protests News

Police have fired tear gas at thousands of Indian farmers who resumed their protest march to the capital, New Delhi, after talks with the government failed to end an impasse over their demands for guaranteed crop prices. The protests come at a crucial time for India, where national elections are…

Sony Pictures Launches Add-On Streaming Channel on Amazon Prime Video in India

Sony Pictures Launches Add-On Streaming Channel on Amazon Prime Video in India

Prime Video has entered a distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), to launch an add-on subscription on the streamer for viewers in India. Sony Pictures – Stream will offer SPE’s movies and shows on Prime Video Channels and its subscribers for an…

How RSS textbooks are reshaping Indian history and science under Modi | Education News

How RSS textbooks are reshaping Indian history and science under Modi | Education News

Kolkata, India – At the three-storey building of Sarada Shishu Vidya Mandir, a school for grades five to 10 in Uluberia town in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, students gather every day at the prayer hall 15 minutes before their classes begin. The walls in the prayer hall…

After gains against Modi, India’s Congress party slips before election | Elections News

After gains against Modi, India’s Congress party slips before election | Elections News

New Delhi, India — A little more than two months ago, the Congress party, India’s biggest opposition force, seemed to be on a roll. Rahul Gandhi, the leader of what is the country’s oldest political movement, the party of Mahatma Gandhi, had attracted large crowds on a nationwide march, rekindling…

India’s Congress says $25m frozen by tax department ahead of election | Elections News

India’s Congress says $25m frozen by tax department ahead of election | Elections News

The Indian National Congress party says its bank accounts with 2.1 billion rupees ($25.3m) in deposits have been frozen by the Income Tax Department months before the national election. The main opposition party on Friday called the action “a deep assault on India’s democracy”, adding that an income tax tribunal…