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· April, 2018

Stories about India from April, 2018

Why pilgrims from India and Nepal throng to see an orchid that blooms in April

According to local legend and tradition, the Salahesh Fulbari garden in eastern Nepal is the place to be on the Nepali New Year's Day.

Telcos must disclose more data about internet shutdowns, say civil society groups

New research shows that the world's largest telecommunications companies disclose little to no information about their network shutdown policies and practices.

How an Indian professor is turning plastic trash into highways

After seeing plastic waste was a growing problem throughout the country, Dr. Vasudevan devised a method for converting recycled, shredded plastic waste into flexible, long-lasting roadways.

8-year-old Asifa's heinous rape and murder in India fans the flames of nationalism

"Asifa is not 'just the face of a child'; she symbolizes the violence her community faces."

Brexit and bias? The framing of immigrants in the media

Is there something in the topic of Brexit that disinformation efforts can take advantage of? What perspectives might a high-level, data-driven analysis of Brexit news provide?

India's Data Security Dilemma Continues With Cambridge Analytica

The fallout from revelations of data exploitation by Facebook and Cambridge Analytica has taken hold in India, where political leaders are accusing one another of using similar means to manipulate...

Indian Government Threatens to Revoke Media Accreditation Over ‘Fake News’

New federal guidelines in India which states that journalists can lose accreditation if found spreading "fake" or "uncomfortable" news raises an issue of media-surveillance.

Tensions Run High in Kashmir Following Deaths of Protesters, Soldiers and Suspected Militants

"One of the civilians killed in Shopian leaves behind this 17 months old child. The tragedy called Kashmir."

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