Covid-19 in India: Coloured hotspots to control outbreak
05 May 2020 | 7:00 am
The lifting of certain lockdown restrictions has now begun across India, a nation which has endured one of the biggest coronavirus lockdowns. Narendra Modi's government has colour-coded a map of the country, dividing it into red hotspots, orange regions with less cases and green low-risk areas, where most economic activity is now allowed. But big cities like the capital remain firmly red. We take a closer look.
More than 80 people have been injured in southern India as villagers continue to protest the building of a seaport. The project is being financed by Asia's richest man, Gautam Adani.
Just a few hours before the world learned of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, India was busy getting rid of traces of its British colonial past. At the instigation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an avenue built by the British and originally called the "Kingsway" has been renamed "Kartavya Path", which means "path of duty" in Hindi.
India's central bank hopes a digital rupee will facilitate cheaper and easier financial transactions, as well as protect people from the volatility of private cryptocurrencies.
On her first visit to India, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will address the climate crisis and sign a mobility agreement.
More and more schools in Delhi are installing CCTV cameras as a security measure. However, critics say that the footage of minors is not secure and needs to be covered by data protection laws.
LGBTQ couples are demanding the government grant them equal rights as married couples, including adopting children and inheriting property. However, resistance to same-sex marriage remains.
On her first visit to India, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock signed a mobility agreement and addressed the climate crisis.
Although social services are improving in India's urban areas, rural tribal communities are being kept from accessing education and health services.
Abortions in India are usually permitted only up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. But in a recent landmark ruling, a Delhi court allowed a woman to undergo an abortion in the 33rd week due to fetal abnormalities.
Mammai Bhoo Laxmi's husband went to Qatar to work on its FIFA World Cup infrastructure as a construction worker. Within one week after arrival, he was reported dead.
The New York Times looks at a nearly two-year-long mystery: a vacant US ambassador position in India. Plus, Lionel Messi's post with the World Cup becomes the most liked ever on Instagram and British doctors conduct a study on the best biscuits to dunk into your cup of tea!
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