India ready for world’s biggest religious festival
10 January 2019 | 12:30 pm
India is all set for Kumbh Mela, the biggest religious festival in the world, beginning on January 15.
Much animosity has built up since India scrapped Kashmir's special status two years ago. DW spoke with several Kashmiris, many of whom have harsh feelings about the Indian government.
In what police believe to be a gangland shooting, two men dressed as lawyers entered a court in Dehli armed with guns and killed a suspect standing trial. The assailants were shot dead on site.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells the United Nations that no country should exploit the turmoil in Afghanistan for its own advantage after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed for nations to work with the Taliban.
Farmer unions in India staged a huge protest to pressure the government into withdrawing its controversial reforms.The protests have been ongoing for 10 months, and joined by several opposition parties.
India failed to make the list for the UK's most recent easing of travel restrictions. India's digital vaccine certificate and its locally developed vaccine are both under scrutiny.
One year ago, India's parliament passed a series of laws aimed at reforming the country's agricultural system. The move was supposed to allow farmers, especially those cultivating wheat and rice, to sell their products to private companies without going through local markets. But what was meant to be a revolution for Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned into the longest and biggest peasant protest since the country's independence nearly 75 years ago.
Two SUVs allegedly rammed into a group of protesters during a visit by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
A violent video from India has resurfaced online, but with an entirely different story attached to it. The footage of a mob beating a man to death is being shared alongside claims he was the victim of a racist attack, killed for being Muslim. Thousands have seen the video, but how many will have spotted the story isn't true? Plus, the photographer who faked an entire book about fake news comes clean. Jonas Bendiksen says he wanted to show how easy it is to fool people with images, much to the embarrassment of France's "Visa pour l'image" photojournalism festival.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an emergency fund at the outset of the pandemic. But his office's claim that it is not run by the government has raised questions about its transparency.
From luxury boutiques to royal wedding favours, jute is growing in popularity worldwide as demand for alternatives to plastic soars. At a colonial-era jute mill in India's West Bengal state, hundreds of workers labour in a vast hall covered in fine dust, but the environment-friendly fibre is hanging by a thread in India, the world's biggest producer, despite recent efforts to revive the industry.
Ashish Mishra is accused of running his car into demonstrators, killing four of them. India's Supreme Court had initially criticized the investigation and lack of arrest.
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