One year after reforms, Indian farmers continue protest movement
03 October 2021 | 6:33 am
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.
A green mobility initiative in the city of Bhubaneswar aims to provide a livelihood to marginalized sections of society, like transgender people, women and HIV survivors.
Data by the International Monetary Fund shows that only 24 per cent of loans collected by farmers under the anchor borrowers’ programme of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been repaid.
Police arrested 35 people after they destroyed construction equipment at a training facility referred to as "Cop City." Environmental and anti-police protesters have attacked the site several times.
Striking unions blocked fuel deliveries from refineries across France. Unions have been at loggerheads with Macron's administration over a controversial reform to France's pension system.
The iPhone maker's top supplier Foxconn plans to boost production in India, with a new facility in Bengaluru. But the move westward could be beset by red tape and quality control issues.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 from Tel Aviv, former Mossad chief Dany Yatom expressed deep concern at the prospect of Israel becoming a "dictatorship". For weeks, Israel has been rocked by a wave of protests against a bill that would curtail the independence of the country's highest court.
Maids in India risk being assaulted, tortured and forced to work under laws that deny them even the most basic labor rights. On International Women's Day, DW looks into the struggle to improve their position.
Many believe capital punishment is needed to deter people from committing serious crimes though critics say there is no evidence for this. India refuses to abolish capital punishment but the number of executions is low.
Weddings in India are often grand affairs but as awareness grows of the harm they cause the environment many couples are opting for more low-key and eco-friendly celebrations.
Thousands of people, especially farmers, are killed every year after being bitten by venomous snakes in India. But little attention is given to treating this "poor man's disease."
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