Water supplies to the Indian capital, Delhi, have taken a severe hit after protesters cut off a key canal during deadly rioting. The Jat community has led the protests, arguing they are victims of India's caste-based quota system.
The ascent of populism is a problem not just in the West, but also in Asian nations like India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been whipping up populist sentiment for electoral gains.
Opinion polls predict a tight race in the crucial Gujarat election. Although the ruling BJP is expected to win the poll, surveys suggest the party's influence has shrunk in PM Modi's home state. Murali Krishnan reports.
As India celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, marked by bursting firecrackers and lighting lamps, the ban on fireworks in Delhi has cast a dark shadow on traders. Some say it will take out fun from the festival.
Five years after the brutal Delhi bus gang rape, authorities struggle to implement reforms to deal with sexual crimes. While convictions have risen, victims continue to be subjected to humiliation and intimidation.
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