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Julie Mccarthy

Shoppers encountered temperature checks and mall Santas behind plexiglas shields. But online sales may have stolen the show.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two young disciples in 2002. Military troops were deployed after violence by Singh’s supporters led to dozens of deaths.
For decades India’s IT talent has maintained the world’s computers, databases and back offices. But new technologies are overtaking that old business model, and analysts predict massive layoffs.
Paper money is scarce as a result of a government edict. But a couple of major obstacles stand in the way of the cashless society.
In the parched fields of India’s central states, the district of Beed in Maharashtra has been buffeted by a multi-year cycle of drought. One widow tells her story of coping with drought and loss.
Indian security forces are cracking down on a major university, highlighting a new front in India’s culture wars over things like free expression and religious dietary rules.
A 26-year-old Ph.D. student killed himself in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. A Dalit, he was one of five students protesting their expulsion from the university’s housing facility.
The government of India’s capital New Delhi tried an odd-even scheme for cars to curb growing air pollution. But now it says it is placing the scheme on hold for a number of months.
The Paris climate talks are said to be the best chance in 20 years to reach a global treaty. But India argues little will change unless fossil-fuel-reliant rich countries change their habits.
At 22, Hardik Patel is drawing crowds of 500,000 to challenge the system aimed at helping socially and economically challenged castes.