It's a move to fight the country's trash problem. The new ban also concerns plastic producers.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in bullish form on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth, saying open defecation was a thing of the past in India. Experts are not so certain, though.
The woman, who was set alight by a gang of men, including two of her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital. A series of rape cases in recent weeks have once again put sexual crimes in India in the spotlight.
As delegates arrive in Madrid for the next round of UN climate talks, many will be traveling by air — including in private jets. With luxury air travel taking off, DW looks at the environmental impact.
Environmental changes like global warming are menacing the entire ecosystem. DW's Eco Islam conference emphasized the need for using eco-friendly religious messages to make an impact. Shamil Shams reports from Karachi.
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