An injured man after an explosion and fire at the Puttingal temple in the Kollam district of the southern Indian state of Kerala on Sunday. Photograph: Getty/AFP

More than 100 people died and some 300 were injured in Indian’s southern Kerala state on Sunday, in a fire during a fireworks display at a Hindu temp(...)

A Kashmiri woman greets new chief minister Mehbooba Mufti (right) after she took an oath during the swearing-in ceremony at Governor House in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, on Monday. Photograph: Jaipal Singh/EPA

India’s only Muslim-majority state, Jammu and Kashmir, has appointed its first woman chief minister. Mehbooba Mufti (56) was sworn in as chief execut(...)

Indian artist Raj Saini puts the finishing touches to a painting  of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi arrives in Dublin on Wednesday for the first visit to Ireland by an Indian leader in more than half a century. Mo(...)

Smoke billows from a mortar shell allegedly fired by  Indian Army  across  Line of Control in Pakistani administered Kashmir on  August 18th. Photograph: Amiruddin Mughal/EPA

India and Pakistan’s national security advisers are, for the first time, scheduled to hold talks over the weekend in New Delhi in an effort to kicksta(...)

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 (...)

Students shout slogans against the Uttar Pradesh government during a protest against the gang rapes, in New Delhi, India, yesterday. Photograph: Money Sharma/EPA

Police yesterday arrested three men for brutally attacking the mother of a rape victim in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh province, after she refused (...)

Shashi Tharoor after performing the last rites for his wife Sunanda Puskhar at a cremation ground in New Delhi on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

Doctors yesterday submitted to a magistrate the preliminary findings of their autopsy report into the mysterious death of the wife of an Indian feder(...)

The five-year-old rape victim is moved to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences hospital from Swami Dayanand hospital for treatment in New Delhi April 19, 2013. Photograph: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

A five-year-old girl was battling for her life in India’s capital New Delhi yesterday after being kidnapped and raped in the city. Police said (...)