Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rajendra Pachauri, who resigned this week as chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change after being accused of accused of sexually harassing a female employee at his Delhi-based think tank. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Rahul Bedi, in New DelhiThe former head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been barred by a New Delhi court from leaving India,(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at the start of a crucial parliament budget session. Mr Modi is due to present his first federal budget amid growing disenchantment with his government. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi faces his first major appraisal this weekend when his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government p(...)

Taxi-hailing service icon:  Uber’s “negligence, fraud and other unlawful actions caused plaintiff’s sexual assault”, according to a suit filed in a US federal court. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

An Uber passenger in Delhi suffered a “horrific and brutal rape” due to the controversial taxi app company’s “inadequate and disingenuous commitm(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi and US president Barack Obama watch India’s Republic Day parade from behind rain-streaked bullet-proof glass  in New Delhi. Photograph:  Jim Bourg/Reuters

US president Barack Obama ended a landmark day in India on Monday with a pledge of $4 billion (€3.54 billion) in investments and loans, seeking to re(...)

A member of the Secret Service’s Uniformed Division sits in his car on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House  in Washington D.C. A device, believed to be a small aerial drone, was found on the grounds of the White House. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.

A device, suspected to be an unmanned aerial drone, has been found on the White House grounds. US president Barack Obama and the first lady were in In(...)

US president Barack Obama and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and US president Barack Obama today announced that they had broken their six-year impasse over a civilian nucle(...)

Christian children take part in a demonstration  commemorating Assyrian Martyr Day  in Beirut’s Fanar district. Photograph:  Maya Hautefeuille/AFP/Getty Images

India is the latest country in which Christians have spoken out about their persecution. Christians of all denominations have issued a joint pre-Chris(...)

India to Nepal by Bus   The Indian and Nepalese governments have just officially inaugurated the first-ever bus service between the two (...)

Security guards carry a student injured in the school attack  by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

For one of the world’s more parochial Islamist militant groups, the Pakistan Taliban, or Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has a habit of grabbing glob(...)

Map of Sahar Village, Mumbai, where a young Irish man was found unconscious in a hotel. The man has since died. Photograph: Google Maps

A young Irish man believed to be from Mullingar has died after he was found unconscious in a hotel in Mumbai, India. Brendan Devenney had been found u(...)