Indian soldiers march at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India. Photograph:  Reuters

Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the t(...)

File photograph  of Maggi noodles in a shop in Faridabad, a suburb of New Delhi. India’s government is seeking damages of €85m from Nestle. Photograph: AFP/Getty

India will seek damages of 6.39 billion rupees (€89.5 million) from Swiss group Nestle after a food scare involving reports of excess lead in the firm(...)

Police and members of the rescue operation stand at the site of a train derailment near Harda, Madhya Pradesh. Photograph: Reuters 1:29

At least 27 people died when two trains derailed within minutes of each other in India’s central Madhya Pradesh province, after flash floods struck a(...)

Commuters stand at an open doorway of a suburban train during the morning rush hour in  India. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s government is planning to “employ” thousands of begging minstrels who work the country’s vast rail network to (...)

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(...)