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Abhaya Srivastava

Abhaya Srivastava

Abhaya Srivastava is Agence France Presse's South Asia special correspondent.
Landmark India ruling ends same sex ban
Landmark India ruling ends same sex ban
India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a ban on same sex after a decades-old campaign against a colonial-era law used to hold back LGBT...
Fake news adds to India's flood torment
Fake news adds to India's flood torment
Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated $11-million to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India's fake news machine...
India ignored warnings of Kerala flood disaster: experts
India ignored warnings of Kerala flood disaster: experts
Environment experts who predicted devastating floods would hit Kerala state said on Tuesday their warnings went unheeded by politicians eager to...
India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal
India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal
India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument to love, its biggest...
Amla leads Proteas to historic Test series win in Sri Lanka
Amla leads Proteas to historic Test series win in Sri Lanka
A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series...
Amla leads SA fightback
Amla leads SA fightback
Amla (31) dug in with a painstaking 46 off 134 balls as South Africa trailed the hosts by 323 runs with seven wickets in hand on the second day of...
Sangakkara keeps Sri Lanka hopes alive against Proteas
Sangakkara keeps Sri Lanka hopes alive against Proteas
Kumar Sangakkara smashed his 49th half-century as Sri Lanka launched a stunning fightback on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa...
New era for SA cricket as Amla made skipper
New era for SA cricket as Amla made skipper
Hashim Amla will make history on Wednesday when he takes the field as South Africa's first permanent black skipper, helming a team in transition...
Reports show Delhi gang-rapists tried to run over victim
Reports show Delhi gang-rapists tried to run over victim
Her boyfriend, who was also beaten up and thrown off the bus after the woman had been repeatedly raped, managed to pull her to safety just in time,...
Rich Indians stash illegal $500bn abroad
Rich Indians stash illegal $500bn abroad
Rich Indians have stashed away almost $500-billion of illicit money abroad, parking the funds in countries considered the "least corrupt", the...
Indian hunger striker goes on fast to end corruption
Indian hunger striker goes on fast to end corruption
Indian activist Anna Hazare, whose anti-graft hunger strike in August attracted public support, held a one-day fast on Sunday demanding the...
Ten months in chains: Sailors tell of piracy ordeal
Ten months in chains: Sailors tell of piracy ordeal
Indian sailors on Friday recounted the horrors they faced during their 10-month captivity by Somali pirates who kept them in chains, often without...