India has decided to change its laws so that Kashmir, an area long-protected by special rules, is no longer special. The move is likely to cause problems in Kashmir and with India's neighbor, Pakistan.
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In today's news roundup, India sends a mission to the moon, Hong Kong protesters take over part of the airport, an accidental joke is played on US President Trump, and an inventor falls into the English Channel.
Heavy rains brought by monsoons are causing flooding and landslides across South Asia. Millions of people have been forced from their homes in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.
Hundreds of millions of people in India are facing a water shortage. The city of Chennai has a water emergency, and the situation is bad in many other parts of the country.
Narendra Modi won India's election easily. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won more than half the seats in India's lower house of Parliament. That means Mr. Modi did not even need to make agreements with other parties in order to form a government.
May 19 brought the end of the largest election in the world, with around 900 million people voting in India. The huge, six-week election will decide who will lead the country for the next five years.
On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of women joined together to create a "Women's Wall" - a human chain that stretched 385 miles (620 kilometers) in the Indian state of Kerala.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Modi of India led the opening of the largest statue in the world. The giant bronze statue honors Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, one of India's early leaders.
New Delhi, India has the worst air pollution in the world. The last two winters have been worse than ever. This year, people in Delhi are hoping things will be better.
On Sunday, India began the world's largest government health care plan. The plan, which some are calling "Modicare", will bring free health care to 500 million people.