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A relative slips money to a prisoner, as a jail van carrying inmates drives out of the district court premise gate towards Naini Central Jail after a hearing of undertrials in Allahabad, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Aug 28, 2015. Photo: AP
Jai Ram Saber tends to plants at the house of politician Raghuraj Pratap Singh, who paid Saber's surety for release from a jail, in Lucknow, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Sept 1, 2015. Photo: AP
A jail van carrying inmates of Naini Central Jail drives out of a district court premise after a hearing of undertrials in Allahabad, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Aug 28, 2015. Photo: AP
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1483566_In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years
In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years

September 4

India’s construction boom goes bust

NOIDA (India) — After a decade labouring on building sites around New Delhi, Mr Akhilesh Kumar lost his scaffolding job last month when his employer halted work on an array of...

New Delhi’s soft-power push

New Delhi’s soft-power push

During his travels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes it a point to promote India’s soft power — including Bollywood, Sufi music and yoga as well as shared heritage in...

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