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Why is India's government not fixing its toxic smog problem?

New Delhi - Pollution levels in New Delhi surged into the "severe" and "hazardous" range this week, yet the Indian government showed little interest that New Delhi is facing a "pollution emergency" and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kept silent on the issue.

Pollution so bad in New Delhi United Airlines halts flights

New Delhi - The air in New Deli has remained "hazardous" for days. Illegal crop burning, vehicle emissions, industrial pollution and dust from sprawling construction sites have contributed to the public health emergency and there is no end in sight.

The odd-even traffic rule — Will it clean Delhi’s dirty air?

Delhi’s odd-even traffic plan is expected keep around 1 million private cars off the roads beginning January 2016. The decision brings in fresh challenges for the government without legal framework and absence of concrete action.

Op-Ed: Two more child rapes in Delhi — More outrage or indifference?

In two separate attacks in the same day, a two-year-old and a five-year-old were viciously raped in New Delhi, India on Friday. Police say at least one was a gang-rape.

Video: How not to park a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

New Delhi - A valet at the five star Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, India is in a certain amount of trouble after he wrecked a guest's precious Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder recently, causing damages of up to $330,000 to the luxury vehicle.

India: Accused in Delhi gang rape convicted for rape and murder

New Delhi - In one of the most highly anticipated rape trial in India’s history, a fast-track court delivered its verdict, almost nine months after six men brutally gang raped and assaulted a 23-year-old paramedical student inside a bus in Delhi.

Delhi gang rape victim receives 'Women of Courage' Award

First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry posthumously presented 23-year-old Delhi gang rape victim the International "Women of Courage" Award for inspiring people to work together to end violence against women around the world.

Assailants in Nirbhaya's gang-rape and murder brought to court

New Delhi - As five of the six accused are awaiting trial for the rape and murder of "Nirbhaya," two of the perpetrators have stepped forward offering to be witnesses to testify against the other three. Also, the accused have problems finding legal representation.

After Nirbhaya's ordeal, changes to India's juvenile law in talks

New Delhi - While six men, including a minor, perpetrated the gang-rape of "Nirbhaya," the ordeal and death of the victim has brought up the call for amending India's Juvenile Justice Act.

Nirbhaya's father: I want the world to know my daughter's name

New Delhi - "Nirbhaya's" father is pressing authorities to release her real name so that rape survivors will have an actual person to get behind.

Delhi women rush for gun licenses

Following the gang-rape and death of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in December 2012, hundreds of women in New Delhi have applied for gun licenses.

Delhi rape victim 'Nirbhaya' given funeral before cremation

New Delhi - After "Nirbhaya's" body was returned to India, she was given a funeral and cremation ceremony. The fight still continues as her brutal rape and death has ignited protests for women's rights and stricter rape laws.

New Delhi gang-rape perpetrators will be charged with murder

New Delhi - As the female gang-rape victim who was nicknamed "Nirbhaya" passed away from her injuries, the six perpetrators now face murder charges.

Yoga Guru Ramdevbaba and former Army Chief VK Singh named in FIR

Delhi - Yoga guru Baba Ramdev along with the former Army Chief, General V.K. Singh, and a large number of his followers staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar on Sunday against the gangrape of a para-medical student.

Gang rape protesters clash with police in India

Indian police forces used tear gas and water cannons against the thousands of protesters marching in Delhi to denounce the increasing number of crimes against women and to demand justice for the 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped in the capital.

India power outage: Time to consider renewable sources of energy? Special

New Delhi - Considering India's status as an aspiring economic superpower, it came as a shock to many people across the world when hundreds of millions of people were left without electricity in northern and eastern India last week, after a massive power failure.

300 million people without power as the lights go out in N. India

New Delhi - A massive blackout in New Delhi and 7 northern states is the worst in a decade and highlights infrastructure problems in Asia's third largest economy.

Op-Ed: Switzerland stung by allegations of Indian black money

According to various official and unofficial estimates, Indians are accounted among the largest beneficiaries of black money deposited in tax havens off-shore. Apart from Switzerland, there are several other off-shore ill-gotten money destinations.

Fire kills 15 eunuchs at New Delhi convention

New Delhi - At least 15 eunuchs were killed and dozens more injured as fire broke out in a tent at a convention of eunuchs gathered in New Delhi.

Inflation leads to protests in India, teachers on hunger strike

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of protestors gathered in the Indian capital of New Delhi over the ever increasing price of food. In the northeastern region, teachers have gone on a hunger strike because they want better pay.

‘Love bums, not bombs’: India celebrates first legal gay parade

New Delhi - Thousands of people have turned out to celebrate India’s annual New Delhi Gay Parade, the first such event since last year’s decision by the Delhi High Court to decriminalise homosexuality in the country.

Op-Ed: Emergence of a new antibiotic resistant superbug, NDM-1

Emergence of the superbug New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) has raised a lot of discussion on global public health in general and antibiotic usage in particular.

US and Canada warn of imminent militant attacks in New Delhi

New Delhi - The US embassy in New Delhi has raised the threat level for foreigners being in the Indian capital, and Canada has given out a similar warning that terrorist attacks on a crowded market may be imminent.

'Let convicted MPs stay or govts will fall'

The Centre on Friday invoked the risk of political uncertainty and destabilisation of governments surviving on razor-thin majorities to oppose a petition seeking changes in law.
 

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Flags of the 5 BRICS countries.
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A footbridge close to the main Jawaharlal Nehru stadium (above) collapsed Tuesday, injuring 27 people and leaving five in a critical condition.
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Sonali Mukherjee, the victim of a horrible acid attack in 2003.
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Leaders of the 5 BRICS countries.
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The Ghazipur landfill in East Delhi is now being used in the waste-to-energy project.
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