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Pollution Lockdown: India Shutters Coal-Fired Plants

Indian officials on Wednesday announced six of the eleven coal-fired power plants around New Delhi have been shut down in a bid to reduce air pollution, which has grown so oppressive that schools are closed, construction work has been banned, and a full lockdown of the city is under consideration.

Smoke rises from a coal-powered steel plant at Hehal village near Ranchi, in eastern state of Jharkhand, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. No country will see energy needs grow faster in coming decades than India, and even under the most optimistic projections part of that demand will have to be met …

India Documents Its First Bird Flu Death

India recorded its first bird flu death on Tuesday after an 11-year old boy in New Delhi succumbed to complications caused by an avian flu virus of the H5N1 strain, the Times of India reported on Thursday.

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Indian Farmer Protest Blocks Emergency Services in New Delhi

Tens of thousands of farmers protesting new agricultural laws on the outskirts of India’s national capital, New Delhi, must be removed because they are blocking the travel of ambulances and other emergency medical services, a petition filed in India’s Supreme Court argued on Friday.

Farmers shout slogans before burning an effigy of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) , Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd company Mukesh Ambani (L) and Chairman and Founder of the Adani Group Gautam Adani (R) to protest against corporate businesses following the recent passing of agriculture bills in Parliament, in …

New Delhi Hotels Ban Chinese Guests as India Boycotts China

Hotels in India’s capital, New Delhi, will ban Chinese guests, a major hotel association announced on Thursday amid rising support for a boycott of Chinese business across India following a deadly border brawl between the two countries’ armies last week, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

Indians stand outside their rooms at a hotel in New Delhi, India, early Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

Indian Forces Train in Israeli Krav Mega for Anti-Terror Tactics

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the first PM of India to visit Israel in seven decades with many defence deals signed, a lesser known modern martial art technique from Israel — Krav Maga — is helping the Indian armed forces in thwarting terror attacks and also in maintaining law and order.

Indian army soldiers gather on a street during a gunfight in Srinagar on August 15, 2016