Indian farmers vow to turn up the heat on Modi's government
Tens of thousands of farmers continue to take to the streets in protest against new farm laws and vow to campaign against Prime Minister Modi's party in key state elections.
India announces first diplomatic contact with the Taliban
The Indian ambassador to Qatar met with the head of Taliban's political office in Doha, marking New Delhi's first official contact with the militant group. The two sides discussed issues of safety and security.
Will India's monetization program ever work?
The government has announced a very ambitious plan of monetizing infrastructure assets worth $81 billion. Experts believe that it is a good idea, but the execution looks challenging. The timing isn't perfect, either.
Indian human rights activist calls situation in Afghanistan 'terrifying'
A human rights campaigner in India has told FRANCE 24 how she and her team have lost contact with some of their associates and fellow activists in Afghanistan since the Taliban swept to power. Vandita Morarka is the founder and chief executive of One Future Collective and has long worked with colleagues in Afghanistan. She says to lose contact with some of them is "very sad" and that it's "terrifying" to see the situation unfold for the country. She also spoke to us about her work to empower women and young people in her home country of India.
Floods in India's Assam force villagers and wildlife to flee
Vast swathes of land are underwater in India's Assam state, as incessant monsoon rains burst the banks of swollen rivers and strand thousands of people in cut-off villages.
India: School reopenings signal return to normalcy after COVID catastrophe
As India cautiously reopens schools months after a devastating coronavirus surge, officials say the benefits of education now outweighs the risk to public health.
India's economic growth hits record high, despite surge in Covid-19 cases
India's economy grew by a record 20.1 percent between April and June, compared to the same period last year when the country was experiencing a deep recession. The strong growth comes despite India seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases during that period. Also today, we hear how French luxury giants saw tens of billions of euros wiped off their market value after a warning that China's rich may have to pay more tax.
Dozens of Afghan refugees queue outside foreign embassies in India
Afghan refugees in India queue up outside US, UK and Australian embassies in the hope of getting visas for themselves and their families. 21-year-old Adeeba Qayoumi, an Afghan refugee says she is outside the embassy "to find any solution, to find any visa program which we can apply for".
Afghan refugees in India's New Delhi demand rights outside UNHCR
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.