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Indian court eases firecracker ban even as pollution soars

Indian court eases firecracker ban even as pollution soars

India's top court on Tuesday eased a ban on fireworks for a major Hindu festival despite air pollution in New Delhi and other cities again reaching danger levels.

New Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'unhealthy'

New Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'unhealthy'

The air quality in the Indian capital plummeted to an ‘unhealthy’ level on Saturday as farmers on its outskirts burned straw stubble on their fields.

India pays tribute to popular former premier Vajpayee

India pays tribute to popular former premier Vajpayee

Thousands of Indians paid their respects to late premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee amid full state honours in New Delhi on Friday.

Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93

Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a diabetic patient, was undergoing treatment at the AIIMS.

Begging is not a crime, a New Delhi court rules

Begging is not a crime, a New Delhi court rules

A court in New Delhi has struck down a law that made begging in the Indian capital a crime, a major victory for campaigners who have long argued that the legislation was being used to harass and intimidate the homeless ...

Indian mother detained over dead baby in plane toilet

Indian mother detained over dead baby in plane toilet

Cabin crew on the domestic AirAsia flight on Wednesday found the dead foetus minutes before the plane landed in New Delhi.

Court upholds death sentences over 2012 Delhi gang rape

Court upholds death sentences over 2012 Delhi gang rape

The case triggered angry protests by thousands of people as well as soul-searching about the country's treatment of women.

Delhi's summer of discontent: anger, killings over water

Delhi's summer of discontent: anger, killings over water

India faces the worst long-term water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods could be at risk.

Air India says it gets Saudi nod to fly to Tel Aviv

Air India says it gets Saudi nod to fly to Tel Aviv

Saudi Arabia does not recognise Israel and lifting the airspace ban would reflect what appears to be thawing ties between Israel and the kingdom.

Indian capital's 'lost' garden reopens as public park

Indian capital's 'lost' garden reopens as public park

The park is part of the historic complex that surrounds Humayan's Tomb, the recently restored grave of a Mughal emperor that is widely seen as the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

Asean leaders attend India's Republic Day parade

Asean leaders attend India's Republic Day parade

Leaders from the 10-member Asean joined top Indian politicians to watch the two-hour display comprising a military parade, cultural performances and colourful floats.

17 killed in fire at New Delhi plastics warehouse

17 killed in fire at New Delhi plastics warehouse

At least 17 people have been killed in a fire at a plastics storage unit in New Delhi, a fire department official said.