A police officer checks people’s voting slips as they wait in line to cast their votes at a polling station during the third phase of voting for national elections in New Delhi today. Photograph: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections today, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states essential to the(...)

Smoke rises after a bomb exploded near a public ground where Gujarat’s chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was to address a rally in the eastern Indian city of Patnatoday. Photograph: Krishna Murari Kishan/Reuters
Bombers target India rally

At least five people died and 50 were injured as seven bombs exploded in the Indian city of Patna hours before Narendra Modi, a prime ministerial cand(...)

An initial forensic report has confirmed that the free school lunch that killed 23 children this week in India’s eastern state of Bihar was contaminat(...)

An Indian man mourns as he holds his dead daughter inside an ambulance, outside a hospital in Patna, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.

At least 25 Indian children died and dozens needed hospital treatment after apparently being poisoned by a school meal, sparking violent protests and (...)

A schoolgirl holds a placard during a prayer meeting for a five-year-old rape victim in Jammu. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

Hundreds of angry protesters gathered outside the headquarters of Delhi police today after a five-year-old girl was raped and tortured, revivin(...)