Julie McCarthy http://knau.org en In Blogs And Tweets, India's New Leader Bemoans Lack Of 'Honeymoon' http://knau.org/post/blogs-and-tweets-indias-new-leader-bemoans-lack-honeymoon India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, says he has been denied the "honeymoon" period that new governments traditionally enjoy. Just one month after taking office, he has also asserted that he has defied expectations and secured a firm grip on India's sprawling government.<p>Given the groundswell of expectation and anxiety surrounding Modi's ascent, there's been unusual attention given to his first 30 days. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:23:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy & Rupam Jain Nair 49491 at http://knau.org In Blogs And Tweets, India's New Leader Bemoans Lack Of 'Honeymoon' Iraqi Crisis Brings Focus On Indian Migrants Who Seek Profit Amid Peril http://knau.org/post/iraqi-crisis-brings-focus-indian-migrants-who-seek-profit-amid-peril Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish. When ISIS militants took control of wide swaths of northern Iraq, foreign workers in those areas ended up being trapped. India is working to win the release of some 40 of its citizens abducted in the Iraqi city of Mosul. There are also hundreds more in other locations who are clamoring to leave. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.<p>JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: India said today, doors are opening in the quest to free its construction workers seized in Mosul, and that they have not been harmed. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 49252 at http://knau.org Indians Caught In Middle Of Iraq's Worsening Crisis http://knau.org/post/indians-caught-middle-iraqs-worsening-crisis The kidnapping of 40 Indian construction workers in Iraq by suspected militants has rapidly become the first foreign policy test for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, barely a month after he assumed office.<p>The workers are believed to have been captured by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) when the jihadist group overran the northern Iraqi city of Mosul this past week.<p><em>The Times of India</em> reported that the men were waylaid as they were being evacuated from Mosul. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 49047 at http://knau.org Indians Caught In Middle Of Iraq's Worsening Crisis India's Transgender Community Turns Seat Belt Safety Into Video Hit http://knau.org/post/indias-transgender-community-turns-seat-belt-safety-video-hit <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muCU6_Y_Kyo</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 48936 at http://knau.org India's Transgender Community Turns Seat Belt Safety Into Video Hit How A Lack Of Toilets Puts India's Women At Risk Of Assault http://knau.org/post/how-lack-toilets-puts-indias-women-risk-assault A young girl sweeps fallen debris from a tempest that blew through her village of Katra Sahadatganj one recent evening. This remote spot in Uttar Pradesh — India's largest state — has become the center of another gathering storm.<p>It was here two weeks ago where two young girls were audaciously attacked: raped and hanged from a tree. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:42:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 48509 at http://knau.org How A Lack Of Toilets Puts India's Women At Risk Of Assault Attack On Mother In India Underscores U.N. Call For Action http://knau.org/post/latest-sexual-assault-india-underscores-un-chiefs-call-action As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took notice of the global assault against women and girls, another brutal attack in India has highlighted once more the prevalence of gender-based crime in the world's largest democracy.<p>Police say a mother of five was shot dead by militants in a remote village in the northeast of the country after she resisted attempts to molest her.<p>The 35-year-old woman was allegedly pulled from her home as her husband and five children looked on. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 48351 at http://knau.org Double Rape, Lynching In India Exposes Caste Fault Lines http://knau.org/post/double-rape-lynching-india-exposes-caste-fault-lines A mother and grandmother's wailing rises in the garden of their cement-and-thatched home in the impoverished village of Katra Sahadatganj in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. They mourn <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/29/317052124/teenaged-sisters-allegedly-gang-raped-murdered-in-india">two young girls who were raped and murdered a week ago</a>.<p>The fresh scent of mint from nearby fields competes with the smell of cow dung baking in the sun.<p>On the evening of May 27, the pair, who were cousins, ventured out into an open field that served as their bathroom. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 48261 at http://knau.org Double Rape, Lynching In India Exposes Caste Fault Lines India's New Prime Minister Sworn In http://knau.org/post/indias-new-prime-minister-sworn Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist, officially takes office as India's new prime minister in a ceremony in New Delhi that broke with the past. More than 3,000 guests witnessed the most elaborate oath-taking India has ever staged. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=India%27s+New+Prime+Minister+Sworn+In&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1NTU5NzI4MDEyODAxNzA2NDdhODNkZg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 47931 at http://knau.org After Landslide Victory, Modi Becomes India's Prime Minister http://knau.org/post/after-landslide-victory-modi-becomes-prime-minister Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Let's turn now to India where a new prime minister is taking office today. Narendra Modi's BJP party won a landslide victory last week. More than 3,000 people are attending an outdoor ceremony today for his swearing in, but one guest in particular is getting a lot of the attention. He is Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, who said he is coming to India carrying a message of peace. NPR's Julie McCarthy is on the line with us from New Delhi. Mon, 26 May 2014 10:34:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 47908 at http://knau.org Brash On The Campaign Trail, Modi Steps Into Parliament Humble http://knau.org/post/brash-campaign-trail-modi-steps-parliament-humble Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>Narendra Modi will be sworn in Monday as India's next prime minister. Today, the country's president invited him to form a new government. Tue, 20 May 2014 20:37:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 47645 at http://knau.org