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Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll hits 32

Feb 27, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Thousands of riot police and paramilitaries patrol the affected northeast fringes of the Indian capital of 20 million people, preventing any major eruptions

AFTERMATH. In this file photo taken on February 26, 2020, Muslim people, that visited the capital for a wedding, walk past security personnel patrolling near burnt-out and damaged residential premises following clashes in New Delhi. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Curfew call in New Delhi after 20 die in sectarian clashes

Feb 26, 2020 - 5:23 PM

The two days of unrest, which has seen clashes between mobs armed with swords and guns, is the worst sectarian violence seen in Delhi in decades

Security personnel stand guard near burnt-out and damaged shops following clashes between people supporting and opposing a contentious amendment to India's citizenship law, in New Delhi on February 26, 2020. Riot police patrolled the streets of India's capital on February 26 following battles between Hindus and Muslims that claimed at least 20 lives, with fears of more violent clashes. Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP

3 selfie-crazy Indian teens crushed by train

May 01, 2019 - 2:20 PM

A fourth youth manages to jump to safety before the accident in Panipat city in the northern state of Haryana

A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

Mar 23, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Air pollution kills more than one million Indians every year, according to a study, and Delhi is ranked one of the most toxic urban centers to live

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 6, 2018 Indian labourers eat at a roadside food stall in the old quarters of New Delhi. For the well-heeled in New Delhi, eating out means enjoying a gourmet spread amid sprawling green spaces but the poor must deal with dust and toxic fumes from vehicles zipping past rickety roadside food stalls in the world's most polluted major city.  CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

Delhi hotel fire kills 17

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The fire breaks out at the Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of central Delhi, with images showing it engulfing the entire top floor

BURNED OUT. A general view shows the Hotel Arpit Palace after a fire broke out on its premises in New Delhi on February 12, 2019. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

All the President's men: On parade with India's elite bodyguards

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The President's Bodyguard is a 200-strong cavalry unit which for centuries been assigned to India's uppermost VIPs, from British viceroys to modern-day heads of state

ELITE. In this photograph taken on January 9, 2019, Indian soldiers of the President's Bodyguard march on their mounts towards the India Gate monument during rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

India pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

Dec 04, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The National Green Tribunal penalizes the capital administration for its lack of oversight after it has emerged some polluting industries are still burning harmful waste in the open

SMOG. An Indian shepherd walks along his herd of sheep amidst heavy smog conditions in New Delhi on November 12, 2018. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Ex-UN climate chief to face sexual assault trial

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Rajendra Pachauri is charged under various counts including sexual assault, harassment and criminal intimidation, according to the complainant's lawyer

RAJENDRA PACHAURI. In this file photo taken on December 11, 2014 Indian former UN climate panel chief Rajendra Pachauri speaks during a high level meeting at the UN COP20 and CMP10 climate change conferences in Lima. File photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Protests after 7-year-old raped in Delhi

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Local media reports say the suspect, who had been hired by the school just a month ago, pulled the girl into a secluded water-pump room just as she was leaving to go home

Student pushed to death during safety drill in India

Jul 13, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Horrified onlookers watch as the 19-year-old strikes a concrete landing after being shoved off a ledge by the instructor. The whole incident is captured on video and provokes outrage after the footage goes viral on social media.

Did DFA do enough in rape scandal?

May 08, 2018 - 4:41 PM

After the son of a Philippine diplomat is raped, the family finds insufficient support from the Department of Foreign Affairs despite persistent pleas for help

7 fun facts: Meet Miss Multinational PH 2017 Sophia Senoron

Feb 16, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Meet the Philippine representative to the Miss Multinational pageant in India

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

Jan 03, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Authorities say that in the future only 40,000 local tourists will be allowed to enter the historic complex per day

MONUMENT OF LOVE. Crowds gather to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra on January 3, 2018.   Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP  DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP

U.S. sanctions target Iran's 'malign behaviors' – Tillerson

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Tillerson says that the US would not block 'legitimate' business activities with Iran by India or any other ally

SANCTIONS. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks on during a press conference New Delhi on October 25, 2017.  Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

U.S. woman alleges gang rape in Indian capital

Dec 04, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The woman says her local tour guide gave her a spiked bottle of water and raped her with 4 other acquaintances inside her hotel room

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Delhi police under fire as video of demo violence goes viral

Feb 01, 2016 - 8:51 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accuses the city s police of terrorizing protesters after video footage of them belting university students with sticks at a peaceful demonstration went viral

PROTEST. Indian students shout slogans after they were detained by Indian police during a protest on January 28 in New Delhi, India, after a student was found dead at a university hostel, in India's capital on January 17. Photo by Sajjad Hussain / AFP

Indian millionaire jailed for life for killing security guard

Jan 21, 2016 - 7:35 PM

Muhammad Nisham is convicted of murder and must also pay a fine of 8 million rupees

India's smog-shrouded capital pulls cars off roads

Jan 01, 2016 - 7:49 AM

Don t do it because the government is forcing you Do it because you feel it is important for your life your health says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

COVERED IN SMOG. An aerial view of the Connaught Place area of New Delhi, India, as it is surrounded by smog on December 8, 2015. Photo by Harish Tyagi/EPA

Delhi gang-rapist freed from youth detention – police

Dec 20, 2015 - 9:37 PM

Delhi police spokesman say that the youngest convict was handed to a non governmental organization

NO MORE RAPES. Indian protestors hold candles during a rally in New Delhi on December 29, 2012, after the death of a gang rape student from the Indian capital. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN

Delhi chief minister accuses 'psycho' Modi after raid

Dec 15, 2015 - 2:54 PM

The chief minister who leads the anti corruption Aam Aadmi party claims his office was among the rooms raided

RAIDED. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) president Arvind Kejriwal (L) during his swearing-in ceremony as Delhi chief minister in New Delhi on February 14, 2015. File Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

India court jails 3 for rape of Japanese tourist

Sep 05, 2015 - 12:12 AM

India introduced tough laws against sex offenders in the wake of the nation wide protests including setting up of hundreds of special courts to prosecute sexual violence cases

PROTESTS. Activists from various women's rights organisation hold placards as they stage a silent demonstration against sexual assault and rapes on women. Photo by Manjunath Kiran/AFP

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Jun 01, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Radioactive leak detected at Delhi airport – official

May 29, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The incident occurs near the cargo area of Turkish Airlines where 4 cartons containing nuclear medicine material are found to be damaged

1,000 detained in India over exam cheating – police

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:27 AM

Images broadcast on local television shows people smuggling in study aids to candidates inside examination centers

Hundreds march in India capital's gay pride parade after shock ruling

Nov 30, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Wearing rainbow wigs and waving colorful flags and posters with messages such as All love is equal members of the community and their supporters march to celebrate their sexual freedom and to ask others to understand

Indian members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community hold placards as they walk underneath a rainbow flag during a Gay Pride Parade in New Delhi on November 30,2014. Hundreds of LGBT activists marched through the streets of the Indian capital on November 30, the first in New Delhi since the Supreme Court reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN

Changes at US embassy in Delhi offer chance to rebuild ties

Apr 01, 2014 - 9:22 PM

The reasons for her exit have been explained by the US State Department as her simply deciding to end her distinguished career early and retire to her home in Delaware state

New Delhi gang rapists sentenced to death

Sep 13, 2013 - 5:25 PM

A judge convicts the men behind a gang rape in New Delhi sentencing them to death

Teenager sentenced to 3 years in Delhi gang-rape case

Aug 31, 2013 - 10:21 PM

The separate trial of the four adult suspects in a fast track court is hearing closing arguments and is expected to wrap up in the next few weeks

GUILTY.  Indian policemen escort the juvenile (C, in pink hood), accused in the December 2012 gang-rape of a student, following his guilty verdict at a court in New Delhi on August 31, 2013. Photo by AFP/RAVEENDRAN

Court lifts media ban on Delhi gang-rape trial: lawyer

Mar 22, 2013 - 2:12 PM

An Indian court overturned a gagging order on Friday preventing media access to the trial of 4 men charged with gang raping a student on a bus in New Delhi last December a prosecutor says

India gang-rape victim's family wants killers hanged

Dec 31, 2012 - 8:40 PM

The family of the Indian gang rape victim will not rest until her killers are hanged