The yearly practice of "stubble burning" in Northern India has far-reaching effects. Delhi, some 250 kilometers away, once again faces dangerous levels of smog as farmers burn off their fields to prepare for the next crop. It's a major cause of air pollution in the country.
Revelers burst firecrackers through the night in spite of a ban, plunging air quality levels to toxic lows by Friday.
"When the vaccine comes, I’m ready. I’m ready to take a shot," says one man in India's capital, New Delhi after two Covid-19 vaccines were approved for use, kicking off one of the world's biggest inoculation drives. India, which has the second highest number of registered cases worldwide, authorised the use of shots developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University as well as by local pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech.
23 Dec 2020
This week we begin by looking at South Korea's strategy against Covid-19. It has been widely praised as effective against the virus but is it corrosive to personal freedoms? Next we see how monks are racing to save a Buddhist temple from rising waters in Thailand. The result of failed economic planning at the cost of the local environment. Finally, we head to India where the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of aggressive monkeys in New Delhi. We will look at how innovative solutions such as facial recognition are being used to deal with the problem.
3 Sep 2020
India bans over 100 Chinese apps due to 'security threat' amid border row. ... New Delhi said that it had barred as many as 118 mostly Chinese apps, which include services provided by China internet giant Tencent and the popular online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, also known as PUBG.
27 Jun 2020
India is expelling close to half of the staff at Pakistan’s embassy in New Delhi over espionage claims. Islamabad has reciprocated with the same orders for the Indian High Commission.
19 Jun 2020
Indian newspapers and Chinese state media are demanding a continuation of dialogue after a bloody incident on the border. From an Indian perspective, however, New Delhi must "wake up" and assess Beijing's push for power.
1 Jun 2020
India's foreign ministry said the two officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were involved in spying activities. The move is likely to increase tension between the two nuclear-armed South Asian countries.
14 May 2020
Hundreds of passengers line up to enter the New Delhi railway station as India partially resumes train services as part of lockdown easing measures -- even as new cases surged.
26 Mar 2020
As New Delhi scrambles to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, protesters in the Shaheen Bagh district refuse to give up their fight against a contentious citizenship law.
24 Mar 2020
As Indian states impose lockdowns to deal with increasing COVID-19 cases, people evading quarantine orders are posing a major hurdle in containing the infection rate. Sonia Phalnikar reports from New Delhi.
24 Mar 2020
Homeless survivors of last month's New Delhi riots now face an uncertain future in squalid camps as they wait for help. DW spoke with volunteers and people living in the camps.