The typewriter’s last bid for survival
18 January 2018 | 5:26 am
For decades, scribes in Delhi have earned a living in the market, with their typewriters. But the business is becoming more and more difficult.
2 Apr 2021
India's National Zoological Park reopens after being closed to the public for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Of course we fear the virus," says visitor Swati Garg, who visited the zoo in India's capital with her children, "but we wear masks, take precautions and sanitise ourselves, so I think we are safe.
19 Apr 2021
The capital is the worst-hit city in India, with new infections threatening to overload the health care system. The country as a whole has reported another record daily rise in cases.
4 May 2021
UGC images show a train carrying oxygen tankers en route to the Indian capital, New Delhi, as the country battles a catastrophic coronavirus wave that has overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums working at full capacity.
29 Apr 2021
Getting a COVID test has become an ordeal in Delhi. After lawyer Shivam Sharma developed a cough and fever, he didn't wait for a test result before seeking treatment and isolating from family members.
10 Jun 2021
Cars line up outside a shopping mall in India's capital New Delhi where a drive-thru clinic has been set-up to administer Covid-19 vaccines. Demand is far outstripping supplies for jabs in India, with only 3.5 percent of the population fully vaccinated. "We’re vaccinating a little more than we were about 10 days ago, two weeks ago. We’ve crossed three million per day," says Gautam Menon, professor of physics and biology at India’s Ashoka University.
14 Jun 2021
Dozens of firefighters battle to contain a blaze that ignited in a fabric shop in the Indian capital Delhi. The fire spread quickly to neighbouring stores in a busy shopping district, according to local news media. There are no reports of casualties.
25 Jul 2021
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.
29 Jul 2021
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.
25 Aug 2021
Around 300 Afghan refugees in New Delhi shout slogans demanding human rights and resettlement by UN Agencies. The refugees say most of them have not received any help from the UN agencies in India. "We have nothing, no future, no education," says a 14-year-old Afghan refugee in India.
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.
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We take a look at how the press is covering the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, and how, for some, the tragedy is both a natural disaster story but a political one as well. We also discuss controversies over the Grammy Awards and a trans Harry Potter video game character.
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As European countries struggle to reach their targets on reducing carbon emissions, one small landlocked country in central Asia stands as an example to the world. With nearly three quarters of its territory covered by woodland, Bhutan, with a population of around 780,000, claims to be a carbon-negative economy.
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Glaciers are increasingly threatened by climate change. The French Alps are home to more than 4,000 of these fascinating natural monuments, of which 80 to 90 percent are set to disappear by 2100 due to global warming.
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Aid, personnel and equipment is arriving from around the world following the devastating earthquakes that have killed over 2,000 people in Turkey and Syria.
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"Clan wars are what damage our communities the most," young men and women of the Muslim part of Mindanao tell DW. Conflict between families is driving intergenerational conflict and preventing girls from going to school.
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US oil company ExxonMobil recorded a net profit of $56 billion last year, beating its previous 2008 record. It benefitted from a surge in prices following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a cost-cutting drive during the pandemic.