Author and activist Arundhati Roy on Covid-19 and the Indian response
Acclaimed author and political activist Arundhati Roy speaks to FRANCE 24 about the Covid-19 pandemic and the Indian response. She says that the virus amplifies co-morbidities.
Indian mechanic invents 'social distancing' motorbike
An Indian school drop-out has built a motorbike with a one-metre gap between the rider and the passenger to drive home the importance of social distancing in the coronavirus pandemic.
Flights diverted as toxic smog chokes Delhi
Passenger flights serving the Indian capital were diverted as smog made visibility too poor for airlines to operate. The dire conditions in Delhi prompted politicians to trade blame for not tackling the crisis.
Indian Billionaire Mukesh Ambani bails brother out of jail trouble
Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani has helped his younger brother avert a stint in jail, stepping in to make an $80 million payment for his sibling Anil whose telecom-to-infrastructure empire is struggling under the weight of debt.
India considers action against Pakistan after suicide attack
India was weighing its options for retaliation against Pakistan after a Kashmir terror attack killed over 40 Indian paramilitaries. Mobs attacked Kashmiris in India and some TV channels called for going to war.
Indian scientists slam ancient Hindu 'stem cell' claim
Indian conference organizers have distanced themselves from unorthodox claims made by some prominent academics. Among the claims: ancient Indians invented stem cell technology, and Einstein and Newton were misguided.
Tibetans in India mark 60-year exile of Dalai Lama
Sixty years ago the Dalai Lama fled Tibet, seeking refuge in the Indian town of Dharamshala after the Chinese took control of his country. Tibetan exiles want to commemorate the event, but India is under pressure from China to keep the tone muted.
Bollywood actress promotes her upcoming film in New Delhi
Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Pandya and actress Urvashi Rautela promoted their upcoming erotic drama "Hate Story 4" in Indian capital New Delhi on Monday.