Four-year-old boy is rescued after building collapse in India
30 August 2020 | 2:13 pm
Rescuers say they don't expect to find anyone else trapped dead or alive in the rubble of a collapsed apartment block in India, after having rescued nine people from the wreckage including a four-year-old boy.
The UN has dubbed 2023 the year of millet, much to the delight of India, where the grain is indigenous. One of the oldest cereals known to human civilization, varieties of millet are now taking center stage in the fight against climate change and global hunger, and as the Ukraine war has led to shortages of wheat.
The country has been witnessing a gradual increase in coronavirus infections in recent days. A new variant could be driving the rise but there's no need to panic, experts say.
Multiple French papers are digging into audio recordings of Saturday's protest against water reservoirs, namely of first responders saying they were told not to go in and help wounded protesters. We also look at the state of India’s democracy and if it could change the world in the next decade.
Many women in India's Punjab state share similar stories of abandonment, abuse and cruelty at the hands of their husbands. But the road to justice is paved with constant setbacks and delays.
India's foreign ministry says it rejects attempts by Beijing to change the names of mountains and rivers in its Arunachal Pradesh state. China also lays claim to the region.
The first cheetah cubs to be born in India in over 70 years mark an important milestone. But wildlife specialists are worried the ambitious transcontinental conservation project can't ensure the cheetahs' longevity.
Butchers and cattle transporters are being targeted by "cow vigilantes." This is part of a wider Hindu nationalist campaign against India's Muslim minority to cripple the community economically.
After India outrightly rejected China's attempt to rename places of Arunachal Pradesh, Beijing on Tuesday claimed its "sovereignty" over the region. In a regular press conference, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said, "Zangnan (Arunachal Pradesh) is part of China's territory.
Undaunted by criticism from Pakistan, the Indian government has announced that it will hold G-20 and Youth20 meetings next month in the disputed region of Kashmir.
According to a UN forecast, India will overtake China as the world's most populous country this Friday, with more than 1.4 billion inhabitants. Large Indian cities like Mumbai are already saturated. More than 20 million people live in the country's economic capital, in an area barely six times larger than central Paris.
India's government is rejecting claims that Muslims face discrimination and violence in the country. However, many members of the community disagree.
Atiq Ahmed, imprisoned since 2019, was being taken to the hospital by police when gunmen posing as journalists opened fire at close range. The TV footage showed the assailants chanting Hindu slogans after the attack.
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