When husbands are abusers: Indian rights groups file petition to criminalise marital rape
27 February 2022 | 1:41 pm
In India, a loophole in the penal code states that rape within marriage is not against the law if the wife is over 14 years old. Two rights organisations have now filed a petition with the New Delhi's High Court seeking to criminalise marital rape, but the move has polarised public opinion.
Children have been out of school for over a year, raising worries about students falling behind. In India this month, some states have started allowing schools to reopen. But in Delhi, many are choosing to stay away, over fears of a third wave.
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Kashmir's subzero temperatures in winter and a dearth of electricity are a painful mixture for locals. With a vast capacity to produce hydropower, why is so little electricity available?
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As COVID restrictions are eased, small clubs are bringing people back for stand-up comedy shows. Some producers are using this opportunity to fix the skewed gender ratio in lineups as well as audiences.
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A surge in attacks on Christians in India is part of a much broader malaise, experts say. "The objective is clear: to isolate and demonize minorities so that a Hindu state is established," a political scientist told DW.
In an effort to stave off a spike in COVID-19 infections, authorities have started to impose strict rules. With most new cases reported in urban areas, nighttime curfews have been declared in all major cities. But maintaining social distancing is a huge challenge.
Indian authorities have ordered an investigation into a deadly train accident in eastern India where 12 rail cars derailed. The express train had more than 1,000 people on board.
Hundreds of thousands of devotees have congregated on the banks of the Ganges to mark Makar Sankranti, amid soaring COVID-19 infections.
With its majestic fortress surveying the- land below, Jodhpur embodies all the splendour of Rajasthan, the land of kings in northwestern India. Founded in the 15th century, the mythical city is also nicknamed the Blue City because of the many houses that proudly display the colour. They are painted and repainted in blue every year, according to an ancestral tradition. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
India's economy is expected to grow by 8.7 percent this year, according to the latest forecast from the International Monetary Fund, but participation in the labour force has fallen and unemployment has risen to a four-month high. How can India jump-start its labour market along with the economy? Stephen Carroll asks Rajat Kathuria, Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Shiv Nadar University.
Over 200 NGOs and rights organizations have called for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. They have raised concerns about atrocities and human rights violations by the Chinese government.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said COVID cases were falling in some states as more and more people get jabs. Meanwhile, China sealed off more neighborhoods in Beijing. DW has the latest.
India's government has announced billions of euros worth of investment in infrastructure, as part of the country's recovery from the economic slump linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. The finance minister unveiled a public spending package totalling more than €470 billion for the next financial year, including money for roads and railways. Also today, we look at the New York Times' deal to buy the popular online game Wordle.
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Rising gas and oil prices have plunged Europe into its worst energy crisis in decades. France has been hit hard, but perhaps not for the reasons you would expect. Nuclear and hydroelectric power, the country's main sources of electricity, are both running out of steam. Has the French energy mix hit a breaking point? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
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Rights groups and a prominent cleric have warned of a military crackdown in the Kurdish city, following intense protests there. Meanwhile, Iran arrested two actresses, and its football captain spoke up at the World Cup.
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Malaysia has been beset by political instability over the past couple of years, while the economy is struggling to recover from the COVID pandemic-induced slowdown.
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Russia continued strikes on Ukrainian gas and electricity infrastructure. Meanwhile, the president of France told Asian business leaders that the conflict is "your problem" too.