India and Pakistan are struggling as they face an intense early heat wave. After the hottest March ever recorded, temperatures in late April again set records. The heat is causing health problems, and has led to fires, energy shortages, and damaged crops.
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On Tuesday, the high court in the Indian state of Karnataka ruled that the government can ban Muslim girls from wearing head scarves at school. The ruling comes at a time when many Muslims in India feel threatened by the government's "Hindu first" actions.
In today's news roundup, some truckers' protests have ended while others are just starting, the US women's national soccer team wins their court case over equal pay, and a 16-year-old chess whiz from India has beaten world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.
A hotel in Jammu and Kashmir, India has created what it says is the largest igloo cafe in the world. The coffee bar, made of snow and ice, can seat up to 40 people. It may be the world's largest, but it won't be around for long. It's expected to melt in March.
Last Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government would cancel three farming laws that have greatly upset India's farmers. Mr. Modi's promise was a huge win for the farmers, who have been protesting against the laws for over a year.
Every year in late fall, heavy pollution makes the air in India's capital, New Delhi dangerous to breathe. New Delhi's government has closed schools for the week, and paused building activities. Now judges have told the city to call a pollution lockdown.
In today's news roundup, Nicaragua's president wins an election that's widely seen as unfair, toxic foam covers a river being used in a religious festival in India, and four astronauts have to wear diapers because of a broken toilet in their return capsule.
Tens of thousands of farmers blocked highways and railroad lines across India on Monday, continuing their protest against the government's new farming laws. The protesting farmers were supported by the country's opposition political parties.
In today's news roundup, Canada gets ready for a national election on Monday, Norway's election leads to a change of government, India's Supreme Court gets a record number of female judges, and scientists potty-train cows.
In today's news roundup, wildfires grow larger and more serious in North America and Siberia, typhoons, monsoons, and other storms cause serious problems in Asia, and cockatoos in Australia learn how to open trash bins by watching each other.
On Monday, Gujarat, India was hit by the strongest storm ever to strike India's west coast. Cyclone Tauktae has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and made India's Covid-19 emergency even more difficult to deal with.