Worried relatives try to remove children from hospital where 68 died – (By Saurabh Sharma)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his Independence Day speech Tuesday with a call for the country to stand shoulder to shoulder with people of the city of Gorakhpur as they mourn the deaths of 68 children in a state-run hospital. “In the last few days, our country’s innocent children died in a hospital. In these[…]

Indians still mad for engineering despite threat to H-1B visa (By Pankti Mehta Kadakia)

Mumbai, India (CNN)They’re harder to get into than Harvard, Yale or Oxford. India’s 23 elite engineering schools attract more than a million applications each year and less than 1% of applicants are successful. Traditionally seen as a ticket to a plum job in the US, the appeal of Institutes of Technology (IIT) hasn’t been diminished[…]

India’s tribal peoples caught between Maoist rebels and the state (by Saurabh Sharma and Rishi Bhatnagar)

Sukma, India (CNN)In central India, locals find themselves trapped in the middle of a decades-long conflict between Maoist rebels and the government. More than 2,100 civilians have died in the past seven years, according to official figures, but for those who must live with it, the death toll doesn’t come close to describing their plight.[…]