About Kamala @kkelkar
Kamala Kelkar works on investigative projects at PBS NewsHour Weekend. She has been a journalist for a decade, reporting from Oakland, India, Alaska and now New York.
Kamala’s Recent Stories
World Dec 10State of emergency in France may be extended
Saying the terrorism risk in France remains high following the Paris attack last November that left 130 dead, France’s Prime Minister on Saturday said the government will extend its state of emergency to protect next year’s election.
World Dec 03Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City are quitting diesel
Four major cities – Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens, Greece – made an agreement on Friday to remove diesel vehicles from their streets by 2025.
World Nov 20More than 100 die in northern India train wreck
Emergency responders continued to dig through the carnage of a train wreck in Northern India on Sunday that killed more than 100 people.
Politics Nov 19Zuckerberg says Facebook plans to crack down on fake news
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg released a statement on how his company is working to mitigate fake news.
Nation Nov 13This year, laws with roots to the Civil War prevented 6.1 million from voting
About 6.1 million people who were convicted of breaking laws could not cast ballots because of policies that keep felons off voter rolls.
Politics Nov 06Electoral College is ‘vestige’ of slavery, say some Constitutional scholars
A lesser-known part of the Electoral College's history: its relationship to slavery in the U.S.
World Nov 05Photos: Delhi’s air pollution closes hundreds of schools, renews alarms
Delhi closed more than 1,700 schools on Friday and Saturday because air pollution there is too dangerous for children’s lungs.
World Oct 30Baghdad bombs kill 17 as Iraq fights to regain Mosul from ISIS
A battle to reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State may be one of the toughest since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, according to news reports.
World Oct 29Thousands of South Koreans call for President Park Geun-hye to step down
Thousands of people in Seoul demanded on Saturday that South Korea President Park Geun-hye step down after finding out she let a friend have a powerful influence over her political decisions.
Nation Oct 22Airbnb sues New York for imposing fines on illegal renters
After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Friday imposing costly fines onto people who advertise illegal rentals online, Airbnb sued.