The investigating officer blaming the survivor for being out late at night, and without a man, intensified the anger.
The Himalayan nation with stringent anti-tobacco laws has temporarily lifted the ban in the wake of the pandemic.
News reports reveal that officials protecting some of the tribes tested positive in the last two weeks.
Almost 70 percent of Indian population lives in villages, where the internet and smartphones can be a luxury.
Local businessmen worry they may have to sell land to outsiders to stay afloat.
By some estimates, at least 88 people have died in extrajudicial killings linked to Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
When the world's biggest K-pop band aligned themselves with BLM, their Indian fanclub stayed quiet. They'd been burned before.
Up to 10 greater one-horned rhinoceroses, which are found at Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, died in the deluge.
The survivor, who lives in India's Kerala state and is now 20, supported the move along with her parents. The public prosecutor called it an outrageous request.
Police in Bihar had made the 22-year-old repeatedly describe her ordeal, then leaked her identity to the neighbourhood. No wonder she was mad.
Four million people have been affected in what is believed to be the country's "worst flood in a decade."
Government officials and NGOs are reporting an “abnormal” spike in cases across India, citing low-cost weddings and abject poverty as main reasons.