Adam Withnall, The Independent

Adam Withnall

The Independent

New Delhi, DL, India

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Past articles by Adam:

Gabon coup would bring dramatic end to 55 years of Bongo family rule

Gabon is one of the largest producers of oil in Africa, yet much of its 2 million population live in poverty → Read More

‘A lasting effect’: Imran Khan reveals assassination attempt left him with nerve damage

Exclusive: Pakistan’s former prime minister speaks to Adam Withnall about being shot, his return to campaigning and the one thing he and Trump have in common → Read More

Dolphins ‘deliberately get high’ on puffer fish nerve toxins by carefully chewing and passing them around

Extraordinary scenes filmed for new documentary showing the marine mammals in their natural habitats → Read More

Local elections 2021 – live: Tories ‘confident of comfortable win in Hartlepool’, as counts begin across UK

Follow all the latest election updates as they happen → Read More

India’s foreign minister ‘exposed to possible Covid cases’ after G7 meetings in London

Dr S Jaishankar participating virtually as a ‘measure of abundant caution’ → Read More

India’s Covid-19 crisis must serve as warning to rest of world

The only way to prevent what has happened in the country from occurring elsewhere is to complete vaccination programmes – and to do it now, writes Adam Withnall → Read More

Suez Canal ship: Ever Given container vessel ‘refloated’ in major breakthrough

Hopes that canal could soon be clear, freeing up shipping traffic worth $9.6bn a day → Read More

India renames world’s largest cricket stadium after prime minister Narendra Modi

Stadium was named after independence struggle hero Sardar Patel, but has now undergone a major expansion → Read More

Trump on Hannity reveals he only befriended Rush Limbaugh ‘when I got word he was with us all the way’

Former president says he went on to play a lot of golf with the late radio host. ‘When he hit the ball, he hit it a long way’ → Read More

Pancake Day 2021: How to make the perfect pancake this Shrove Tuesday

There are many ways to ruin a pancake. From tackling lumpy batter to having your creation stick to the pan, making the perfect pancake can feel like an arduous process. And that's before the flipping has begun. But if you want to ensure your pancakes end up on people's plates rather than on the floor, here are five simple tips to make your Shrove Tuesday run smoothly. It may seem simple, but a… → Read More

Joe Biden sports ‘presidential swag’ after long weekend playing Mario Kart with his grandchildren

‘Secret service made an exception and let him drive himself!’ jokes Naomi Biden → Read More

It has never been more important to understand our place in the world

The precise cause of the flash flood is not known but the effects of the climate crisis have made already fragile ecosystems such as the Himalayan glaciers more prone to extreme events, writes Adam Withnall → Read More

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi charged by army over ‘walkie-talkies and handshakes’

Police say radios found during search of leader’s home → Read More

India farmer protests: One dead as demonstrators breach Red Fort during Delhi tractor march

Police fire tear gas and charge with batons as some groups deviate from agreed route to enter central Delhi → Read More

Pakistan government urged to act over online hate campaign directed at Independent and BBC journalists

For two weeks, journalists from Urdu editions of The Independent and BBC have faced death threats and had personal details published online → Read More

In Delhi, we have to make the unenviable choice – protection from the smog or the virus

A surgical mask or Covid-specific face covering doesn’t protect you from all air pollution. In Delhi that’s a real problem, writes Adam Withnall → Read More

Covid cases see big spike in Delhi as pollution levels soar: ‘We’re firefighting’

Air pollution levels have been off the charts this week, triggering emergency measures → Read More

Georgia election results: Biden takes lead in count for crucial state for first time with nearly all ballots counted

State has not turned blue since 1992, but would be enough to give Biden the presidency if he can also hold onto Arizona → Read More

AOC wins New York election and thanks voters for backing her ‘despite millions spent against us’

‘Serving NY-14 and fighting for working class families in Congress has been the greatest honor’ tweets Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as early results give her an unassailable lead → Read More

Delhi smog: What it’s like to live with the most polluted air in the world

Winter in an Indian metropolis isn’t pleasant for anyone these days – but for the poorest, air pollution has become a devastating and deadly health risk, as Adam Withnall in Delhi reports → Read More