Rescue team members search for the landslide victims at Lumle village in the Kaski district of Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Landslides triggered by torrential rain in Nepal swept through villages on Thursday, killing at least 30 people close to the nation’s most popular tre(...)

Activists   protest against the death sentence of Yakub Memon, who was convicted for his involvement in 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, in New Delhi, India.  Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s supreme court has rejected a last minute plea by a 52-year old accountant, sentenced to death for the serial bombings that shook Mumbai in M(...)

Veerappan moustache wax has triggered an online protest petition which demands that the global cosmetics company rename its  product. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 11 years after being shot dead by police, India’s most notorious but fiercely bewhiskered bandit has been resurrected by an international cosme(...)

Viira Cabs, a taxi service for women, by women based in Mumbai, India. Photograph: Ritesh Uttamchandani

The traffic light turns green and Rupa Swali pulls out on to the Western Express Highway in Mumbai, careful to avoid the swarm of motorbikes and autor(...)

In April 2014  India’s supreme court legally recognised transgender as a third gender and granted equal rights to those who identified themselves as neither male nor female. Photograph: Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

The recent appointment of India’s first transgender college principal in eastern Bengal state is another incremental step towards public acceptance fo(...)

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(...)

An Uber car in New York: an article in Business Insider advised giving an extra cash tip  if you want a five-star rating. Photograph: Sam Hodgson /The New York Times

On a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realised I could stop renting cars. I would never again have to brave the LA freeway behind the w(...)

Local residents clear rubble from the ruins of their home after the April 25th earthquake in Sankhu, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters 0:37

A US marine corps helicopter involved in disaster relief efforts in Nepal has been declared missing while working in the vicinity of Charikot village,(...)

Home minister Rajnath Singh (above) objected to an interview in BBC documentary  “India’s Daughter”. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A variety of bans, influenced by narrow caste, ethnic and religious loyalties and nationalistic sentiments, are being steadily imposed in India. The c(...)

A Nepalese earthquake survivor queues with his parent during a food distribution at a refugee camp in Bhaktapur, Nepal, yesterday.   Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

The humanitarian aid that nuclear rivals India and China rushed to Nepal after the devastating earthquake on April 25th, in which more than 8,000 peop(...)