Indian girls check their photos on a mobile phone after taking selfies in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi,

India’s number of mobile-phone subscribers topped 1 billion, becoming the only country after China to cross that milestone. The number of subscribe(...)

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of India’s Reliance Industries arrives  for the company’s 40th annual general shareholders meeting in Mumbai  yesterday. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Reliance Industries, controlled by India’s richest man, will start a €8.84 billion telecommunications network next year to meet voice and data demand (...)

A man covers himself with a plastic sheet during heavy rain brought by Cyclone Phailin as he moves to safety at the village Donkuru in Srikakulam district in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh last night. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

At least 17 people were killed and vast swaths of rice crops damaged as Cyclone Phailin, the most powerful tropical storm to hit India’s eastern coast(...)

People  shelter at a wedding hall after leaving their houses to take shelter from the impact of the approaching Cyclone Phailin, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A fierce cyclone hammering India’s east coast has killed at least five people and forced about half a million into overcrowded shelters. Cyclone Pha(...)