India: New Delhi urban rebuild sparks controversy
29 July 2021 | 10:01 am
New Delhi's Central Vista used to be a favourite spot with residents of the Indian capital. But the large public space, close to the president's house and heritage buildings, is being remodelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. The €2 billion construction caused uproar when it was deemed an "essential service" at a time when Indians were dying by the thousands from Covid-19. The move reopened debate around heritage conservation and public spaces in India’s ancient capital. Our correspondents report.
The Pakistani foreign minister's visit to India to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting could lay the groundwork for future interactions between the archrivals, analysts say.
A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.
India will surpass China as the most populous country in the world this year and is set to become the third largest economy by 2030. But it remains a patriarchal society.
With a focus on reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable growth, India's central bank is preparing a roadmap to achieve its green transition targets.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party BJP has suffered a major setback by losing a key election in Karnataka, despite the prime minister having thrust himself to the forefront of the campaign.
As sanctions cut off major Russian banks from much of the West's payment systems, finding ways to pay for the crude India imports from Russia has become a challenge.
The Indian National Congress, the top rivals of Narendra Modi's BJP, scored a resounding victory in the southern state of Karnataka. What happens now?
India and the EU are deepening ties with a new trade and tech plan. Is skepticism toward China bringing them closer?
India needs political stability in Pakistan for any kind of dialogue with its regional archrival. With Pakistan deeply divided, India has no strong political partner for talks in Islamabad.
A G20 tourism meeting has begun under tight security in India-administered Kashmir, as New Delhi seeks to project an image of normality in the contested territory. Pakistan and China slam New Delhi's move.
The Indian prime minister said the agreement to boost student and business travel to Australia would strengthen "our living bridge." The two countries also agreed to expand cooperation on green hydrogen.
1 hour ago
Chinese Hui Muslim activists warn Beijing's campaign to "Sinicize Islam" is curtailing religious freedom across the country and redefining Islam.
1 hour ago
Doctors and private clinics in India are tricking vulnerable women into unnecessary hysterectomies, critics say.
1 hour ago
Researchers are trying to figure out why groups of orcas regularly damage boats in the Strait of Gibraltar — sometimes even sinking them. Many believe the behavior isn’t aggression, but teenage antics.
2 hours ago
Elena Kolbasnikova, a Ukrainian national who lives in the western German city of Cologne and has spoken out in support of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, argues that she has a right to freedom of speech.
2 hours ago
The Justice Department is investigating Trump's handling of classified documents after he left office. Around 100 documents marked classified were seized from his Florida residence.