Ram Nath Kovind (left) walked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader L.K. Advani (center) on their way to file Kovind's nomination papers for the presidential elections in New Delhi on June 23. Kovind belongs to the lowest rank of Hinduism's hierarchy. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Indian paramilitary troopers search the bags of Hindu pilgrims during the annual pilgrimage to the shrine at Amarnath cave on Tuesday. Security forces protect the pilgrims, but police say the bus that was attacked was not authorized and thus not protected. Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Activists of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, a Hindu right-wing organization, shout slogans against China during a protest in New Delhi on July 4. They were protesting China's decision to suspend a Hindu pilgrimage to a site in Tibet following tensions between Indian and Chinese troops along the India-China border. Tsering Topgyal/AP hide caption

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Many upper caste Hindus consider the cow holy and have long rallied to ban beef eating. Critics of the government see the new animal cruelty rules as an effort to cater to these demands. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reach to shake hands during their meeting in the Oval Office on Monday. Concerns in New Delhi have centered on whether India will remain a priority relationship for the U.S. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump And India's Modi Share Similarities, But A Host Of Issues Divides Them

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Bangladeshi firefighters pull a man from the mud Wednesday in Rangamati, after a landslide there killed scores of people. As rescue workers continue to search the area for missing people, authorities warn that the death toll is likely to rise. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An employee of Indian IT security solutions company Innefu Labs works at its offices in New Delhi. Newer fields, including artificial intelligence, will require highly advanced skills, analysts say. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India's Tech Firms Face Fundamental Shift From IT To More Advanced Tech

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Sonata Director Aparna Sen is a veteran of the small, artistic cinema. She says while mainstream films often "commodify" women, "the good news is that many different films are now being made about women" and by women who are starting their own production companies. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Feminist Films Push Boundaries In India

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A new ad in India shows women mocking men who answer nature's call in nature. It's part of a national effort to encourage men to put a toilet in the family home. Astral Pipes/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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