These perils sicken, disable and kill millions in India annually, making for one of the worst public health disasters in the world, writes The New York Times' Gardiner Harris.
Politician Arvind Kejriwal has deployed two suggestions publicly for Kiran Bedi. Neither appears to have impressed the woman who is running against him for Chief Minister of Delhi.
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Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today completes a month in power in Delhi and the review is mixed.
Over 40 academicians and rights activists have asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to sack his Law Minister Somnath Bharti, alleging "racist and sexual violence" on the African women who were targeted in his controversial midnight raid on suspicion of a drug and sex racket.
On Wednesday night, Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti, aided by some residents and supporters in his constituency, accosted four women from Uganda and forced them to go to hospital and undergo drug tests. Before that, "one of them was forced to urinate in full public view," said noted lawyer Harish Salve, who has reportedly decided to represent the women in a police case they filed today against "unknown persons."
Actor Salman Khan spent this afternoon with the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the kite-flying festival of Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been named as the most admired person on the planet with cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar fifth on a list of 30 people compiled after a poll in 13 countries, including India.
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