Nov 7, 2016

Delhi shuts schools as smog sparks health 'emergency'

Authorities in Delhi on Monday closed schools, halted construction work and shut down a major power plant after days of choking smog led to warnings of a health “emergency” in the world’s most polluted capital. Pollution levels have spiked in recent days as farmers ...

Jul 31, 2016

Mother and daughter allege gang-rape in India

A mother and her teenage daughter were allegedly gang-raped in a field after being dragged from their car outside New Delhi, police said on Sunday, India’s latest brutal sexual attack. A gang of robbers allegedly stopped the family’s car along a busy highway early ...

Jul 31, 2016

India providing food to laid-off workers in Saudi Arabia

India’s foreign minister said the government is providing food aid to thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia who are not able to buy food after losing their jobs in the kingdom. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a series of tweets over the ...

Jun 25, 2016

India blames China for stalled nuclear group entry

India has blamed regional rival China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India’s bid to join. India wants to become a member of ...

Mar 17, 2016

Two jets evacuated in bomb scares at New Delhi airport

Security personnel evacuated two aircraft at New Delhi’s international airport Thursday after receiving an anonymous phone call of explosives being placed on the planes in a third such scare affecting Indian airlines in less than 24 hours. It was not immediately known if any ...

New Delhi water crunch laid to violent north India protests

Feb 22, 2016

New Delhi water crunch laid to violent north India protests

Authorities in India’s capital have closed schools and taken other measures to combat water supply problems caused by violent protests in a neighboring state that have left at least 12 people dead. Thousands of members of an underprivileged community who are protesting to demand ...

New Delhi starts limiting cars to clear air

Jan 2, 2016

New Delhi starts limiting cars to clear air

The Indian capital on Friday kicked off a sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks. New Delhi is testing a formula where private cars will be allowed on the roads only ...