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'Rainbow wedding': Indian transgender couple marry in emotional ceremony

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Surrounded by family and friends, bride Tista Das, and groom Dipan Chakravarthy, take part in rituals and pledge their love for each other in Kolkata

This photo taken on August 5, 2019 shows transgender woman Tista Das, 38, posing for a photograph before her wedding to a transgender man in Kolkata. The transgender couple, who have both undergone sex reassignment ceremony, tied their knot in Kolkata during a traditional function attended by friends and family. Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP

India rape victim strikes back, kills attacker

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:08 AM

India has a grim record of sexual violence, as highlighted by the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012

The disappearing jobs of yesterday

May 01, 2018 - 4:47 PM

AFP speaks to men and women around the globe whose jobs are becoming increasingly rare, particularly as technology transforms societies

3 arrested over deadly flyover collapse in India

Apr 02, 2016 - 4:20 PM

The 3 mid level officials arrested for the flyover collapse are expected to appear in court on April 2

epa05238802 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Indian army personnel work to recover victims after a bridge under construction collapsed in Calcutta, India, 01 April 2016. At least 24 people have died in a under construction flyover that collapse in India's Calcutta city and several others are feared trapped in the rubble, police said. EPA/PIYAL ADHIKARY

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'No more survivors' in India flyover collapse, 5 detained

Apr 01, 2016 - 1:40 PM

4th UPDATE Police say they had detained five employees of IVRCL the contractor behind the construction project which has denied responsibility for the disaster in the capital of West Bengal state

More than 20 dead as flyover collapses in India

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:15 PM

6th UPDATE Police file an initial charge of culpable homicide against the construction company contracted to build the flyover

epa05237574 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Indian army people search for victims after the collapse of a flyover in Calcutta, eastern India, 31 March 2016. At least 10 people have died and others are feared trapped beneath the rubble after an under construction flyover collapsed in Calcutta, police said. EPA/PIYAL ADHIKARY

Pope recognizes second Mother Teresa miracle, sainthood expected

Dec 18, 2015 - 11:07 AM

Mother Teresa is expected to be officially canonized in Rome on September 4 as part the pope s Jubilee year of mercy

MOTHER TERESA. Nuns take part in a mass prayer in front of the Mother Teresa's tomb during her death anniversary at Mother House in Calcutta, India, September 5, 2015. File Photo by PIyal Adhikary/EPA

More than 430 dead in India heatwave

May 25, 2015 - 8:25 PM

Large parts of India including national capital New Delhi have endured days of sweltering heat prompting fears of power cuts

In this file photo taken on July 2014, Indian residents sit outside their home as they wave hand fans to keep cool in Amritsar. Residents are enduring high temperatures and frequent power cuts in the area. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU

Five arrested in India over Japanese tourist gang-rape

Jan 04, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Men extorted money from a 22 year old Japanese tourist visiting India then handed her over to others who gang raped her for about a month

PROTECT WOMEN. India continues to face scrutiny over efforts to curb violence against women. File photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Is it safe for women to travel solo in India?

Aug 29, 2013 - 2:00 PM

I had traveled solo to 18 countries but I had never felt unsafe except in India

INCREDIBLE INDIA, INDEED. A side view of Taj Mahal in Agra. All photos courtesy of Aleah Taboclaon