Deadly fire at budget Delhi hotel

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.

India: First pride parade after gay sex decriminalised

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.

Air pollution

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

Delhi gasps for breath after Diwali fireworks

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.

Scores protest over Delhi air pollution

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.

Air pollution

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 practice ahead of key Asian Tour event in smog-hit Delhi

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.

Delhi holds breath as burning farms herald pollution season

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.

Modi meets Putin in Delhi

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