India blocks BBC documentary critical of PM Modi
24 January 2023 | 10:03 am
Indian officials accused the BBC of spreading "hateful propaganda" with the new documentary on Narendra Modi's government and its stance on India's Muslims.
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.
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.
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.
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The Indian government wants to end the spread of tuberculosis (TB) by 2025. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder to diagnose and treat the disease.
India's financial hub Mumbai is battling to contain a post-COVID surge in measles. Health officials partly blame a disruption to immunization programs which has resulted in many children missing measles vaccine doses.
A national survey has found that a concerning number of India's youth is suffering from alcohol, cannabis or opioid addictions. It also revealed three out of four people addicted to drugs don't receive treatment.
India is expecting its multibillion-dollar online gaming industry to more than triple its size over the next four years. Officials and mental health professionals fear addiction and gambling will become more widespread.
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