Understanding New Delhi’s religious bloodletting
Days of deadly riots in New Delhi have pitted Hindus against their Muslim neighbours, in the worst sectarian violence to hit the Indian capital in decades. How did we get here? And how much blame can be attributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist agenda? We sit down with Indian historian, novelist and filmmaker Vijay Singh.
New Delhi riots: religious intolerance in Narendra Modi's India
While the visiting US President was hailing Indian Prime Minister Modi as a "defender of religious freedom", lynch mobs were gearing up for a third night of rioting, the worst Delhi's seen in decades. What had started Sunday as clashes over the Hindu nationalist government's new citizenship law has since turned into a full-blown anti-Muslim rampage. With police accused of standing idle, opposition parties are calling for the resignation of Home Secretary Amit Shah. We'll measure the government's response
Protests continue despite police clampdown in New Delhi
Police officers detain protesters in buses and police vans as they demonstrate in New Delhi against a citizenship law considered anti-Muslim. Twenty-seven people have died in two weeks of at times violent demonstrations after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government made it easier for non-Muslims from three countries to be naturalised.
India's Modi refuses to budge on citizenship law despite mass protests
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has refused to give in to the demands of tens of thousands of protesters opposing a controversial citizenship law. The country's top court refused to stall the law's implementation.
Can India really go green?
Since the COP21 climate conference in Paris in 2015, India has wanted to emerge as a major player in the fight against climate change and is betting on a transition to clean energy. The country is indeed seriously threatened by climate disruption, with melting glaciers in the Himalayas, droughts, torrential monsoon rains and severe air pollution. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government faces a daunting challenge: how to reconcile economic growth with clean energy initiatives. Our reporters went to
Modi claims India toilet milestone, delays pledge to eradicate single-use plastic
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in bullish form on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth, saying open defecation was a thing of the past in India. Experts are not so certain, though.
Long way to go for India to achieve ‘open defecation free’ tag
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared the country of 1.3 billion people free of open defecation. But despite huge progress, experts have expressed scepticism about the claim, saying millions still lack access to a toilet, and that because of old habits many of the new facilities are not being used.
Two Dalit children beaten to death in India for defecating in open
Two children were beaten to death in central India for defecating in the open. The killings underline the violence sometimes unleashed to enforce Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship cleanliness drive.
Modi says India Is a ‘Golden Opportunity’ for investors
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York about the nation's "historic" decision to cut corporate tax to increase investment in the South Asian nation.