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On the Tragic Deaths and Injuries Sustained by Women in the Indian State of Chhattisgarh

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Tewodros Melesse, Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and I are deeply saddened by the reports of the tragic deaths and injuries sustained by women undergoing surgical contraception in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Instruments At Sterilization Camp Where 13 Died Were 'Rusty'

Reuters | Jatindra Dash | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

BHUBANESWAR, India, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Nem Bai was told getting a tubectomy would be an easy process -that she'd be home by sunset, a few hundred ru...

8 Women Dead After Sterilization Surgery

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 11 Indian women are dead and 20 others seriously ill Wednesday after undergoing free sterilization operations, highlightin...

Bullets Can't Stop India's Heroes

Justin Guay | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Today, the Goldman Environmental Prize is shining a spotlight on one of the Indian grassroots activists that has fought back against the coal industry's devastation. His name is Ramesh Agrawal, and he comes from Chhattisgarh, India, a place where the devastating reality of a reliance on coal can be seen every day.

Indian National Congress Receives a Flogging From the Bharatiya Janata Party

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Kokulan Mahendiran

Following record-breaking electoral participation, the results of four state assembly elections were announced on Sunday. The resounding 4-0 victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party served as an ominous flogging of the Indian National Congress.

India's Naxalites Remain a Force to be Reckoned With

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Estimated to be 40,000 strong, the Naxalites have been waging a Maoist-inspired insurgency against the Indian government since the late 1960s.

Indian Officials Outraged After Suspected Rebels Kill 24

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 05.26.2013 | World

NEW DELHI -- Indian officials reacted with outrage Sunday to an audacious attack by about 200 suspected Maoist rebels who killed 24 people by setting ...

Indian Court Strikes Down Another Coal Plant

Justin Guay | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

In justifying its decision to revoke the environmental clearance for a huge 1,050 MW coal plant the Indian National Green Tribunal (NGT) described its original approval as 'smacking of non-application of mind.' I couldn't agree more.

Man Axes 4 Women And 5 Young Girls To Death

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

An Indian villager axed to death four women and five young girls on Thursday while apparently mentally disturbed after his wife left him, police said....

Teacher And School Watchman Accused Of Raping Minor Girls In India

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.09.2013 | World

A teacher and a watchman stand accused of raping tribal girls at a government-run residential school in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district in India. De...

Child Ritually Sacrificed For Better Harvest

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion

NEW DELHI -- Two men have been arrested in central India for allegedly killing a 7-year-old girl and cutting out her liver in a ritual sacrifice to en...

Life Sentence for Indian Activist Shocks Nation

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

The life sentence handed to Indian activist, Binayak Sen, for committing treason has been condemned by the Indian public as well as intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and Amartya Sen.