Men sleep on a temporary shade built over a drain next to a slum during a heatwave in New Delhi, India, May 28th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee

The death toll in a weeks-long heatwave in India has now risen to at least 1,826. Meteorological officials called the hot weather “severe” and warned (...)

An Indian man washes his face at a roadside tap during rising temperatures in New Delhi. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians are doing whatever they can to stay cool amid a brutal heatwave that has killed mo(...)

Children sit on fishing boats by the shore before being evacuated at Visakhapatnam district in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Photograph: R Narendra/Reuters

Heavy rain and gusts have ripped through a large swathe of India’s eastern seaboard, uprooting trees and snapping power cables as a powerful cyclone s(...)

A  member of India’s parliament covers his face with a handkerchief after being affected by pepper spray gas fired by another legislator. Photograph: AP

India’s parliament erupted in mayhem on Thursday when a legislator fired pepper spray in the lower house in protest against a bill on a new sta(...)

Gulabi Gang members from the village of Rauli Kayanpur dressed in their pink sari uniform. Photograph: Carol Ryan

Bundelkhand is a brutally poor region in the north of India that has a reputation as a place where people still die of hunger. Every morning villag(...)

The bus was travelling in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Image: Google Maps

At least 38 people died after the fuel tank of the bus they were traveling in exploded in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, an official sai(...)

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(...)