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India's Modi remains overwhelmingly popular, says Pew poll

India's Modi remains overwhelmingly popular, says Pew poll

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than two-thirds are satisfied with the direction he is taking the country ...

Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air

Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air

In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry ...

'Sweet news' for Indian state over 'rosogolla' rights

'Sweet news' for Indian state over 'rosogolla' rights

Luscious rosogolla, or sweet cheese balls dripping with sugar syrup, have long been a favourite dessert across the Indian subcontinent and among the diaspora.

Puma accused of defacing Indian heritage for shoe commercial

Puma accused of defacing Indian heritage for shoe commercial

Global sportswear giant Puma was accused Tuesday of irreversibly damaging 17th-century architecture in Delhi's historic quarter as part of an advertising stunt to promote a new line of shoes.

Indian capital choked by smog as emergency measures fail to offer respite

Indian capital choked by smog as emergency measures fail to offer respite

A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital New Delhi on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week.

Delhi smog shortening lives, say doctors as hospitals fill up

Delhi smog shortening lives, say doctors as hospitals fill up

In the emergency ward of a Delhi hospital, men and women gasp for breath as they wait to be treated for symptoms triggered by the choking blanket of smog that descended on the Indian capital this week.

IndiGo opens booking for Kochi, Hyderabad

IndiGo opens booking for Kochi, Hyderabad

Low-cost Indian airline IndiGo has opened bookings for non-stop services from Doha to two new destinations in India - Kochi and Hyderabad - from December 21, according to information available on the carrier's website.

Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

A city in southern India has banned begging in public places ahead of a three-day summit that Ivanka Trump is due to attend, police said on Friday.

India urges private sector to report sex pests after #MeToo

India urges private sector to report sex pests after #MeToo

Amid global efforts to crack down on sex harassment in the work place, India is reaching out to women in the private sector, urging them to report sex pests via an online portal previously restricted to government staff.

Thousands of schools close as smog blankets India, Pakistan

Thousands of schools close as smog blankets India, Pakistan

Schools closed across large swathes of north India on Thursday as pollution hit hazardous levels for the third day, with growing calls for urgent government action to tackle what doctors are calling a public health emergency.

Schools shut amid health emergency as smog blankets India's capital

Schools shut amid health emergency as smog blankets India's capital

A public health emergency was declared as choking smog blanketed New Delhi on Tuesday, with authorities ordering the temporary closure of all primary schools in the world's most polluted capital city.

India's Kapur wins first Asian Tour title at home

India's Kapur wins first Asian Tour title at home

India's Shiv Kapur won the Panasonic Open by three strokes on Sunday to win his first Asian Tour title at home and second of the year.