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.
8 Oct 2021
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.
5 Nov 2021
Revelers burst firecrackers through the night in spite of a ban, plunging air quality levels to toxic lows by Friday.
18 Nov 2021
Indian officials have recommended that offices should let half of the employees work from home in Delhi while the city struggles with smog. Construction activities across the city have also been halted.
19 Nov 2021
Shrouded in toxic smog, New Delhi has shut down schools and workplaces. Though nations pledged to move away from coal at the UN climate summit, India is reluctant to replace the polluting fuel source.
3 Apr 2022
It's that old adage: your friends' friends are not always your friends. Over the years, India has drifted towards the United States, partly due to its border tensions with China. But even the invasion of Ukraine cannot break the historic ties binding Delhi to Moscow – from arms and oil imports to the non-aligned strategic autonomy that steered India through the Cold War. So can India stay out of it? Can anyone? If nations don't actively oppose an invasion, do they enable it?
24 Apr 2022
Government critics accuse the ruling Hindu nationalist BJP of using so-called demolition drives to intimidate the country's Muslim minority. But authorities say they are only targeting illegal structures.
28 Apr 2022
Temperatures in Delhi are expected to hover around 44 degrees C until Sunday. Meanwhile, a large blaze has erupted at an enormous rubbish dump in the city's north.
15 May 2022
A massive fire at a commercial building in India's capital has killed at least 27 people and injured many others. Officials said the building was not equipped with fire safety equipment.
5 Nov 2022
The Indian capital is considered to be one of the world's most polluted cities, with air quality breaching the "hazardous" category.
30 Dec 2022
Ten years ago, a young woman was gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi. Fighting for her life in a hospital before she died from her injuries, she was called "Nirbhaya," the fearless one. Weeks of protests ensued; promises were made by the government. But did anything really change?
For those living in Delhi without a roof over their heads, surviving the Indian capital's harsh winters is a challenge. At this time of year, local authorities open additional homeless shelters, and charities bring help directly to the streets.
The government of the Indian capital, Delhi, is installing CCTV cameras in school classrooms. It says this is being done to keep students safe, but parents say it encourages voyeurism and violates children's privacy, as DW correspondent Adil Bhat reports.
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Germany said there was a major opportunity to "very quickly" cut down on methane emissions with limited financial means. Meanwhile, Al Gore took aim at COP28 hosts UAE.
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In his meeting with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will welcome a man whose importance as a mouthpiece for the Global South continues to grow.
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