Curbing air pollution and mitigating its dependence on imported crude are part of the reasons behind India’s electric-vehicle push. Photo: Shutterstock

In India, Modi is betting big on electric vehicles. But does he need China’s help?

  • The South Asian nation wants to become a 100 per cent EV nation by 2030, despite teething problems implementing the switch
  • But China controls the bulk of components essential to the manufacture of EV batteries, so the prime minister’s dream is dependent on Beijing’s blessings
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Curbing air pollution and mitigating its dependence on imported crude are part of the reasons behind India’s electric-vehicle push. Photo: Shutterstock
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Assam residents queue under guard to check their names against the National Register of Citizens list. Photo: AFP

Abandoned in Assam: India creates its own Rohingya, and calls them ‘Bangladeshi’

  • Mass statelessness looms for millions after harrowing, often fatal, citizenship test to find illegal immigrants
  • Project to showcase Hindu primacy threatens to disenfranchise both Hindu and Muslim Bengali speakers
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Assam residents queue under guard to check their names against the National Register of Citizens list. Photo: AFP
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