Rescuers searching for survivors after an avalanche on Siachen Glacier in India’s Himalayan Kashmir region. Ten soldiers were buried when an avalanche hit their outpost on February 3rd. Photograph:  EPA/Indian defence ministry

An Indian soldier, buried alive for six days in deep snow following an avalanche in India’s northern Himalayan Kashmir region, has been rescued. The (...)

“What Ireland has given me is incomparable.” Janvi Shah with her husband, Pankaj Soni, at Grand Canal Square in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Janvi Shah: arrived from India, 2014 Janvi Shah used to think she would eventually move to the United States to continue her studies. However, she(...)

A police officer stands in front of French taxis blockading a Parisian street during a protest against Uber this week. Photograph: EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Last Tuesday, France was gripped by huge strikes, with an estimated 130,000-150,000 protesting across the country. In that age-old French tradition, a(...)

Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan: All members of the consulate staff were safe, according to a tweet from Indian ambassador Amar Sinha

Gunfire and explosions rocked the Indian consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday night as security forces battled gunmen who(...)

Seven Indian security personnel were  killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on  Pathankot airforce base, which began early yesterday. Four militants were also killed. Photograph: Nunarinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

Indian security forces were engaged in a firefight this evening with armed gunmen at an airforce base in northern Punjab state, adjoining the Pakista(...)

A traffic policeman during the first day of the new scheme for vehicles in New Delhi. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

Rahul Bedi in New Delhi India’s capital New Delhi has launched major restrictions, albeit temporary ones, on private cars to lower smog levels in th(...)

Former minister for industry, trade, commerce and tourism John Bruton and former minister for finance Alan Dukes: in advance of Bruton’s trip to Delhi, a telex read,  “Ambassador has suggested that the air-conditioning be turned on in advance and that whatever household staff are absent might be recalled.” Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Former minister for industry and commerce John Bruton got permission to swim at a hotel in Delhi while staying in the ambassador’s residence on a pri(...)

Police detain demonstrators during a protest against the release of a juvenile rape convict, in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Several thousand protestors took to the streets of India’s capital New Delhi yesterday, to oppose the release of a male juvenile convicted for fatall(...)

Indian demonstrators shout slogans during a rally in New Delhi to protest the release of a juvenile rapist. Photograph: Chandan Khanna /AFP/Getty

Scores of protesters have taken to the streets of India’s capital to protest against the release of a juvenile convicted over the fatal 2012 gang rap(...)

One sign of a great novel is an ending that seems shocking when you read it but entirely inevitable when you look back over the events of the book. Th(...)