NEW DELHI, Feb 26: At least 19 people have been killed in the Indian capital during clashes between opposing protesters over a new citizenship law, a senior hospital official told Reuters on Wednesday, even as an eerie calm descended on some riot-torn areas of New Delhi.
NEW DELHI, Feb 25: A policeman was killed and dozens of people injured amid clashes in New Delhi on Monday as thousands demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law rioted for several hours before U.S. President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to the city.
With counting still underway as we write this, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to return to power in New Delhi with a thumping majority. As of this writing it is leading in over 60 of the 70 seats, with BJP trailing far behind. The Indian National Congress is nowhere to be seen. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is all set to return as Delhi’s chief minister for the third consecutive term. Kejriwal’s party highlighted the government’s achievements in reducing electricity bills, improving clinics and government schools.
I first met Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, who is returing to New Delhi next week after serving his term in Nepal for around three years, in May, 2017 in the Indian embassy. The embassy was organizing a ‘familiarization tour to India’ and I was one among the participants.
KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Experts have said that although the number of women in politics has increased significantly in recent years, this has not helped in bringing any substantial change in the lives of women in general in Nepal.
NEW DELHI, Nov 6: Schools in India’s capital New Delhi reopened on Wednesday after closing for two days due to a spike in air pollution that triggered a public health emergency and prompted protests by residents and environmental groups.
NEW DELHI, Oct 25: Pollution levels in India’s capital New Delhi have hit their worst for the second time in October — earning a “very poor” rating and indicating air quality could deteriorate further after the Hindu festival of Diwali.
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: A Nepali youth Mohd Irfan of Banke district was honored with the prestigious 'National Youth Icon Award 2019' amid a special ceremony held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on Friday.
NEW DELHI, July 29: Indian police were investigating on Monday a highway collision that critically injured a woman who had accused a legislator of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of rape, a police officer said.
KATHMANDU, May 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli returned home this late afternoon. He came back from New Delhi after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, re-elected the Prime Minister of India.
KATHMANDU, May 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will pay an official visit to India to attend Indian counterpart Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony to be held on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques, seeking to overturn a centuries-old practice that largely bars women from the places of worship.
NEW DELHI, March 21: Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth.
NEW DELHI, Mar 5: New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital city in 2018, two groups monitoring air pollution said on Tuesday in a study of the amount of fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 in 61 capital cities around the world.
NEW DELHI, Feb 12: A fire engulfed a shoddily built budget hotel in central New Delhi early Tuesday, killing 17 people and injuring at least four others, including a woman from Myanmar who leaped from an upper floor to escape the flames, Indian authorities said.
NEW DELHI, December 27: Indian authorities have ordered firefighters in the capital to sprinkle water from high-rise buildings to settle dust and stop garbage fires and have banned construction activity as hazardous air quality affects millions of people.
NEW DELHI, Nov 5: Air quality in New Delhi deteriorated on Monday as pollution level breached the 'hazardous' category. The Air Quality Index (AQI) around Mandir Marg touched 707, while the areas surrounding Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium were at 676 and 681, respectively, under 'hazardous' category.