Reckless drivers and an often brazen disregard for traffic laws has prompted traffic police in the Indian capital Delhi to try a new approach: an app that allows residents to help crack down on traffic offenders. But can it work?
As India celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, marked by bursting firecrackers and lighting lamps, the ban on fireworks in Delhi has cast a dark shadow on traders. Some say it will take out fun from the festival.
Illegal construction along Delhi's Yamuna River is rampant, eliminating floodplains. This leaves the city vulnerable to floods, and is affecting its groundwater levels.
India will not send troops to Afghanistan, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharam told her US counterpart James Mattis on Tuesday. It comes after the US had asked Delhi to boost its role in the region.
India is now an economic shining light among the five BRICS member states. For this reason, New Delhi should not leave the big stage entirely to summit host China, says DW's Alexander Freund.
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