A man carries a newborn baby as he walks  with his family after police said they were evacuated from a hospital near the site of a gunfight in Dinanagar town in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India, on Monday. Photograph: Munish Sharma/Reuters

At least 10 people, including three armed militants, died in a 12-hour firefight with Indian security forces in northern Punjab province yesterday. Po(...)

Indian devotees gather after a stampede at a religious festival in Godavari in the Rajahmundry district. The toll from a stampede on Tuesday has  risen to 27. Photograph: Getty

At least 27 people have been killed and dozens of others injured in a stampede during a Hindu religious bathing festival in southern India. It happen(...)

Former president Mary Robinson said ‘we have exploited our earth’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Many people living along the coast of cities could find their homes under water with even a moderate sea-level change, former president Mary Robins(...)

 People taking part in a celebration of International Day of Yoga , at St Anne’s Park, Clontarf, Co Dublin. The event was organised by The Embassy of India and Yoga institutes, with a demonstration by trained yoga teachers. Photograph: Eric Luke 1:11

Yoga enthusiasts practised their poses in St Anne’s Park, Clontarf, this afternoon to mark the International Yoga Day. About 400 people gathered for (...)

Yoga enthusiasts gathering in large numbers to take part in a mass yoga session on the first International Day of Yoga in New Delhi. Photograph: Indian Ministry of Defence/EPA 1:11

Millions of yoga enthusiasts across the world have bent and twisted their bodies into complex postures to mark International Yoga Day. Indian prime mi(...)

Officials privately indicated that the move to promote the Asiatic lion as the national animal was prompted more by politics than by considerations of either conservation or national pride. Photograph: Indranil MukherJee/AFP/Getty Images

A debate is raging in India over an emotive proposal to make the lion the country’s national animal, instead of the tiger that has held this status fo(...)

A year after he swept to power after a landslide victory for his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s prime minister Narendra Modi (...)

 Indian prime minister Narendra Modi: the leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has been unable to deliver on the many promises he made on the election trail, triggering widespread public disappointment. Photograph: Kenzaburo Fukuhara

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi completes a year in office on May 26th amidst increasing doubts over his efficacy as a competent and inclusive ad(...)

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(...)

Supporters of Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party  watch as others try to rescue a farmer who hung himself a rally against the government’s Land Acquisition Bill  in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

An Indian farmer died by suicide in New Delhi yesterday by hanging himself from a tree at a political rally being held to protest against the federal(...)