Fresh air tower to help Delhi breathe, but some are sceptical
25 July 2021 | 10:57 am
A new attempt at purifying New Delhi's notoriously polluted air will see forty giant fans push out filtered air in the heart of the Indian capital, but not everyone is convinced.
26 Mar 2020
As New Delhi scrambles to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, protesters in the Shaheen Bagh district refuse to give up their fight against a contentious citizenship law.
22 Mar 2020
The men had delayed their execution four times after their conviction for raping and murdering a woman on a New Delhi bus in 2012. The case sparked a debate over capital punishment and women's safety in India.
24 Mar 2020
Homeless survivors of last month's New Delhi riots now face an uncertain future in squalid camps as they wait for help. DW spoke with volunteers and people living in the camps.
4 Jul 2020
Indians react to the banning of popular Chinese app TikTok as New Delhi's ties with Beijing deteriorate sharply following a deadly border clash.
3 Nov 2020
Delhi residents say they are worried as the country surpasses eight million coronavirus cases, with the world's second-worst-hit country bracing for a possible second wave ahead of winter and a series of religious festivals.
12 Nov 2020
The air in India's capital region becomes very polluted every winter. Vehicular and industrial pollutants, crop burning, and weather conditions cause the problem. Despite numerous initiatives, the problem has persisted.
20 Dec 2020
Indian farmers rally against the agriculture law reform on the Singhu border, northwest of New Delhi, after a weekend that saw protests against the market reform laws intensifying with attempts to block major highways. "If the government won't back off, the farmers won't either," says a farmer at the protest.
23 Dec 2020
This week we begin by looking at South Korea's strategy against Covid-19. It has been widely praised as effective against the virus but is it corrosive to personal freedoms? Next we see how monks are racing to save a Buddhist temple from rising waters in Thailand. The result of failed economic planning at the cost of the local environment. Finally, we head to India where the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of aggressive monkeys in New Delhi. We will look at how innovative solutions such as facial recognition are being used to deal with the problem.
4 Jan 2021
"When the vaccine comes, I’m ready. I’m ready to take a shot," says one man in India's capital, New Delhi after two Covid-19 vaccines were approved for use, kicking off one of the world's biggest inoculation drives. India, which has the second highest number of registered cases worldwide, authorised the use of shots developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University as well as by local pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech.
2 Apr 2021
India's National Zoological Park reopens after being closed to the public for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Of course we fear the virus," says visitor Swati Garg, who visited the zoo in India's capital with her children, "but we wear masks, take precautions and sanitise ourselves, so I think we are safe.
19 Apr 2021
The capital is the worst-hit city in India, with new infections threatening to overload the health care system. The country as a whole has reported another record daily rise in cases.
4 May 2021
UGC images show a train carrying oxygen tankers en route to the Indian capital, New Delhi, as the country battles a catastrophic coronavirus wave that has overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums working at full capacity.
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