Is India on the brink of a drug and alcohol abuse crisis?
31 December 2022 | 5:29 am
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.
More than 80 people have been injured in southern India as villagers continue to protest the building of a seaport. The project is being financed by Asia's richest man, Gautam Adani.
India is taking over the G20 presidency amid tough times, with the world confronting a raft of geopolitical and economic crises.
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.
India's central bank hopes a digital rupee will facilitate cheaper and easier financial transactions, as well as protect people from the volatility of private cryptocurrencies.
Germany's child protection agency has criticized a shortage of hospital beds for youngsters hit by a severe respiratory virus. Lockdowns kept the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) at bay but it's now circulating widely.
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.
LGBTQ couples are demanding the government grant them equal rights as married couples, including adopting children and inheriting property. However, resistance to same-sex marriage remains.
On her first visit to India, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock signed a mobility agreement and addressed the climate crisis.
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.
Over the past few years, tens of thousands of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have been expelled from Algeria into Niger. They are taken to the border between the two countries, an open desert, and must then cross 15km on foot to reach the village of Assamaka.
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