The decision comes as air pollution levels spiked in the national capital.
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Poor shelter, lack of sanitation and hygiene in slums, and insufficient family and community support further compound the problems of the urban poor.
The breakneck speed at which Delhi is growing was triggered by the arrival of refugees from Punjab, Sindh and the North-West Frontier Province.
Over the weekend, the ransomware called ‘Wanna Cry’ hit systems in over 100 countries in one of the most widespread cyber attacks in history.
As a person of both Indian and Pakistani origin, Nida Kirmani always thought, ‘Why should I have to choose?’ Until last week, when Indian officials seized her Person of Indian Origin card, saying she cannot be both.
Indian strategic thinkers have been quick to conclude that China’s goal is to cut India off from the rest of Asia. But this is a frog-in-the-well kind of perspective.
These 77 minors were recovered from different areas in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Cutting imports from Iran amid an OPEC-led supply cut aimed at propping up the market exposes India’s refiners to the risk of struggling to find reasonably priced alternatives.
While a large Western power wanted India to co-sponsor the resolution, New Delhi settled for support to avoid complicating its relationship with Sri Lanka.
In a joint statement, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin said Pakistan’s proposal amounts to changing Kashmir’s disputed nature.
State opposition parties and political observers see this as a continuation of the “iron fist” policy, with the state and Centre choosing to not learn any lessons from last year’s unrest.
Artist Vivan Sundaram and cultural theorist Ashish Rajadhyaksha’s collaborative artwork exploring the 1946 Bombay Mutiny will be displayed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, from March 17-25.
Vishnu Wang spoke to ‘The Wire’ about his experiences in China, not knowing Mandarin and how he feels about the possibility of his father remaining in China.
After Pakistan’s law minister raised allegations of human rights abuses in Kashmir, India responded by raking up Pakistan’s record in Balochistan and Sindh.
A DGCA official said that the problems with the engines are a high-level issue that it’s very concerned about and a senior committee is looking into it.
The health ministry’s “Saathiya Resource Kit” for adolescents represents a glimmer of hope in a country that criminalises homosexuality.
A year and a half after communal violence rocked the village, many people who fled still refuse to return, fearing for their safety.
The largest slice in the foreign aid pie is still reserved for Bhutan, though it has dropped by one-third compared to the initial allocation for 2016-17.
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.
Speaking at the external affairs ministry’s mid-term press conference, M.J. Akbar criticised the trilateral meeting on Taliban for excluding Afghanistan.
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Real policy is not defensive short term emergency measures but something proactive spanning multiple years, and acting fast, local and through multiple agencies.
The Supreme Court’s decision to include women and minors as perpetrators of domestic violence overlooks the ground realities of the lives of women in India.
Shome Basu travelled through three cities to document the ways in which people undertake the immersion of idols and how they approach environmental issues.
A large number of chikungunya cases have occurred due to heavy rainfall in many parts of the country, especially in Delhi, posing a serious health threat.
As per WHO, 98% of cities in low- and middle-income countries fail to meet the agency’s guidelines for air quality, compared to 56% in high-income countries.
Only a combination of Indian coercive and non-violent capabilities, and a willingness to bargain, can motivate Pakistan to remove the threat of violence. And just as threat of force alone will not work for India, terrorism won’t get Pakistan what it wants from India.
The Egyptian president will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
Omar Abdullah said that the prime minister listened to “us with patience and accepted our memorandum” after a 75-minute-long meeting.
The augmented reality game need to address what purists have been saying since the game’s release: that this isn’t a true Pokémon game at all.
Many foreign students are keen to fit in while in India. But persistent racism, discrimination and inaction by the authorities makes this extremely difficult.
In a desolate part of Delhi, a group of volunteer teachers is doing its bit to address the appalling quality of government schools.
For Heratis, the completion of the dam, located in Chisti-e-Sharif district, had always seemed like an impossible dream.
A senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs met with the family and assured them of a speedy trial and prosecution of all those responsible for the murder.
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The planes, which were to be a parting gift from the Obama administration to the Pakistani military became a symbol of all that is wrong with US policy on Pakistan.
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As autorickshaw unions threaten to stage protests and as Delhi starts the odd-even scheme again, Uber backs down.
While such initiatives are likely to work for shorter periods when pollution levels are too high, for people to change their travel habits and leave their cars for public transport, walking and cycling, there needs to be considerable public investment in these areas — and a change of mindset.