Modi claims India toilet milestone, delays pledge to eradicate single-use plastic
20 October 2019 | 10:49 am
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in bullish form on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth, saying open defecation was a thing of the past in India. Experts are not so certain, though.
29 May 2019
24 May 2018
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an oil problem. And it’s set to worsen with Saudi Arabia rooting for the commodity to push through the $80 barrier.
8 Apr 2019
Given PM Narendra Modi's mixed track record on the economy, it's unclear whether his party will be able to replicate in 2019 the landmark electoral success it achieved in 2014. A setback at the polls remains a possibility.
16 May 2019
India's ruling BJP party has mostly succeeded in turning the ongoing parliamentary election into what seems like a presidential one — with PM Modi as the most prominent candidate, backed by a devoted following.
29 May 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reelection has alarmed many Indian Muslims, who believe that their political interests would continue to be undermined by the Hindu nationalist politician. Faisal Fareed reports.
28 Feb 2020
While the visiting US President was hailing Indian Prime Minister Modi as a "defender of religious freedom", lynch mobs were gearing up for a third night of rioting, the worst Delhi's seen in decades. What had started Sunday as clashes over the Hindu nationalist government's new citizenship law has since turned into a full-blown anti-Muslim rampage. With police accused of standing idle, opposition parties are calling for the resignation of Home Secretary Amit Shah. We'll measure the government's response
9 Aug 2020
The Ram temple is being built on the site of a mosque that was demolished in 1992. About 175 people are attending the event.
11 Dec 2020
We take a look ongoing protests in India against PM Narendra Modi's controversial agricultural reform plans. For some editorialists, the now two-week-long protests should force the Indian government into rethinking future changes. We also look at the pornography company Pornhub's response to criticisms it profits from exploitation. Finally, we discuss a possible solution to online misunderstandings.
21 Dec 2020
Prime Minister Modi has made an unexpected stop at a Sikh temple in New Delhi. His visit comes as angry farmers — many of them Sikh — are protesting laws they claim give more power to big companies.
3 Apr 2021
Violence erupted on Bangladesh's independence day as protesters denounced Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka. They accuse him of discrimination against Muslims.
10 May 2021
The catastrophic health situation in India has shaken the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has relied heavily on public relations and perception management since he came to power.
11 Mar 2022
The BJP is projected to win four of the five states that went to the polls over the past month. The results could set the course for India's general election in 2024.
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The largest corruption scandal in Southeast Asia's history has shaken Vietnam's anti-graft drive. Experts have warned that the country's economic stability may be at stake.
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Talking Europe hosts Pascal Canfin, the chair of the environment committee at the European Parliament. He is a former French government minister and a former director of the French branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We take a look at what is coming out of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, and at the state of the EU's green transition.
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The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among industrialised countries. Our reporters head to Louisiana where Black women are four times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth complications than White women. Also #MeToo finally reaches Taiwan where a growing number of women have been speaking out about their experiences working with sexual predators.
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As fighting resumes between Israel and Hamas after a one-week truce, FRANCE 24 speaks to Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). He said he was "deeply concerned" at the looming prospect of Israel's offensive moving to the south of the Gaza Strip.
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Impala Platinum has halted operations at its Rustenberg complex in South Africa after 11 workers were killed and 75 injured.
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The EU is "very concerned" that Niger's military leaders revoked an EU-backed law criminalizing migration. But residents of Niger's ancient crossroad town of Agadez are overjoyed about the move.
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