Indian men carry the body of one of the victims of botched surgeries in Chhattisgarh, India. Photograph: EPA/STR

Ten women died and 14 were left in a serious condition after botched operations at what has been described as a government mass sterilisation camp in (...)

Swiss company Holcim receives more than 60 bids for assets it must sell to win approval for a merger with Lafarge. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s Holcim has received more than 60 bids for assets it must sell to win regulatory approval for a merger with Lafarge, the cement company s(...)

Indian villagers flee one of the areas allegedly shelled from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border. India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire across the Kashmir frontier yesterday ending a pause in fighting that has already killed 17 civilians. Photograph: Jaipal Singh/EPA

India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire across the Kashmir frontier yesterday, Indian military officials said, ending a pause in fighting that has alread(...)

Joint Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai and her mother Torpekai at a press conference in Birmingham yesterday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Reaching across gulfs of age, gender, faith, nationality and even international celebrity, the Norwegian Nobel Committee yesterday awarded the 2014(...)

A man with his belongings on a tractor cart moves to a safer place at Jagowal village near Jammu on Thursday. India warned Pakistan it would pay an “unaffordable price” if it persisted with shelling and machine-gun fire across a heavily populated border area in the lowlands of Kashmir. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan continued to exchange mortar and small arms fire yesterday along their northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir border, i(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi (centre) helps to clean a road in New Delhi yesterday as part of his campaign   campaign  to promote cleanliness and better sanitation in the country. Photograph: EPA/Indian Press Information Bureau

Millions of Indians armed with brooms, rakes and mops began a nationwide drive yesterday to clean up their garbage-infested country. Led by prime mini(...)

India’s mission to Mars

India’s success in putting a satellite into orbit round Mars on Tuesday is a remarkable testimony to the country’s spirit of adventure, technological (...)

Indian scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) monitor the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) at the tracking centre in Bangalore. Photograph: Jagadeesh NV/EPA.

A $74 million (€57.4 million) Indian spacecraft entered orbit around Mars after an almost yearlong voyage today, and for 11 percent the cost of the la(...)

World leaders cannot fail to respond to what United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres has called an “unprecedented public mobilisation” for ac(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Legal activists are hopeful that under hisnewly elected Hindu nationalist BJP government archaic colonial laws will be annulled. erased. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Indian legal experts have drawn attention to the country’s anomalous inheritance of a body of law which dates from the colonial period but which is(...)