At least 17 people have died after a fire hit budget hotel in Delhi, with victims including a woman and a child who reportedly jumped from a window to escape the blaze.
Thousands march proudly through Delhi’s street in the first gay pride parade since the India’s highest court decriminalised homosexuality. Organisers said the pride march was the biggest since it began in 2007, with revellers chanting “We Got Our Freedom!” as they celebrated the historic ruling.
Videographic on air pollution. The authorities in the Indian city of Delhi have imposed a three-day ban on trucks entering the city as its 20 million inhabitants wheezed in the toxic annual winter smog.VIDEOGRAPHIC
Air pollution in New Delhi hits hazardous levels after a night of free-for-all Diwali fireworks, despite Supreme Court efforts to curb the smog-fuelling partying.
Dozens protest outside India’s environment ministry as New Delhi is covered in a thick blanket of grey smog, with worries air quality will worsen in the coming days as people let off fireworks to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of light.
Videographic on air pollution. Smog is blamed for the deaths of more than one million Indians every year. Delhi — which on Monday had emergency pollution levels more than 35 times the World Health Organization safe limit — has the worst air of any global capital.VIDEOGRAPHIC
Golfers prepare to take part in the Panasonic Open India – a key Asian Tour event starting Thursday in the Indian capital where air quality levels have dipped this week.
Farmers in northern India begin burning crop stubble in their fields despite a government ban on slash-and-burn farming, which forms a lethal smog cocktail over the country. Local authorities appear powerless to stop it, but farmers say they are being unfairly blamed.
President Vladimir Putin is greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of an expected deal worth more than $5 billion to provide the S-400 air defence system. IMAGES
Vladimir Putin heads to India for a two-day visit, during which he will meet PM Narendra Modi. All eyes will be on the $5-billion deal to purchase S-400s from Russia, which Delhi approved in defiance of a US threat of sanctions. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9fqv
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