Friday, 9th December 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

India expands digital footprint but faces censorship and blackouts

By France24
05 October 2022   |   3:44 pm
In less than a decade, India's digital penetration has more than doubled to reach over 50 percent of its 1.3 billion residents. It's all part of PM Narendra Modi's ambitious plan to turn the country into a trillion-dollar digital economy.

Related

14 Jul
We take you to India, where anti-Muslim campaigns are on the rise in recent days. Some Hindu fundamentalists have even publicly called for the genocide of Muslims. Critics blame Prime Minister Narendra Modi for tacitly encouraging these attacks on Muslims by failing to condemn the increasing violence against this minority community. France 24 journalists Edward Haywood and Anida Saifi bring us more.
17 Jul
Swarnalatha Reddi moved to Chennai, India’s automotive hub, to work in Mahindra’s R&D division. The young engineer is hoping to help Mahindra make the move to electromobility.
24 Jul
Though often described as the world's largest democracy, India ranks a dismal 150th out of 180 countries on the Press Freedom Index. Some journalists are targetted and even jailed for reporting critically on the government's policies. Nehal Johri reports from Delhi.
23 Jul
The French city of Arles becomes a Provençal headquarters for fine art photography every summer, as the “Rencontres d’Arles” festival brings together imagery from all over the world through dozens of exhibitions, screenings and events. We sit down with Mitch Epstein, who tells us about revisiting the pictures that make up “In India: 1978-1989”.
28 Jul
Economic instability has Indian investors and exporters worried about receiving payments. The Indian government is doing what it can to help keep essential goods moving.
4 Aug
The death may mark the fourth monkeypox-related fatality since the outbreak began in May. The cause of the death is still being investigated.
12 Aug
India is trying to strengthen its long-standing ties to countries on the continent as New Delhi attempts to catch up with China, which has emerged as Africa's largest trading partner.
17 Aug
When the Indian subcontinent was partitioned in 1947, creating Hindu-majority India and Muslim Pakistan, Hindus in newly formed Pakistan fled to India and Muslims, in the opposite direction. Up to a million people were massacred. Two witnesses look back 75 years later.
17 Aug
India's teams will not be able to play and the country can't host the upcoming under-17 World Cup after the All India Football Federation was suspended. FIFA took the decision "due to undue influence from third parties."
17 Aug
11 Hindu men given life sentences for raping a Muslim woman in 2002 and killing seven of her family have been released from prison. The rape took place during riots in Gujarat state, led at the time by Narendra Modi.
26 Aug
Kashmiri political parties are concerned that the inclusion of 2.5 million new voters in the Muslim-majority region will permanently disenfranchise Kashmiris.
27 Aug
India's lack of a national law on refugees has allowed the BJP government to pick and choose the asylum-seekers it wants to admit. Human rights activists suspect a political motive.