A trainee working on the installation of a mobile solar lamp at Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India. Photograph: Lar Boland

This story tells of the amazing transformation in the lives of four grandmothers from the village of Agome Seva in southeast Togo in west Africa. The (...)

An Bord Pleanála approved the proposed conversion of 69 Merrion Road to an embassy building despite the recommendation of its own inspector no to. Photograph: Google Maps

Residents from Merrion Road in Dublin 4 have failed in their attempts to block the Indian government from establishing a new embassy on the road.An Bo(...)

Narendra Modi, the next prime minister of India, in Ahmedabad yesterday. He will change Indian politics and economics. Photograph: Amit Dave

Surjit Bhalla, an Indian economist, has written to me that India’s is “the most momentous election in world history”. I disagree: the elections of Abr(...)

The father and a younger sister of Devyani Khobragade, the indicted diplomat accused of exploiting her housekeeper in New York, are surrounded by media at an airport in Delhi, India. Ms Khobragade has been transferred to a post in India Photograph: Kuni Takahashi/New York Times

India has ordered an official at the US embassy to leave New Delhi in tit-for-tat expulsions in the diplomatic row between the countries after an Indi(...)

Devyani Khobragade, India’s deputy consul general in New York. Photograph: AP

India’s simmering diplomatic row with the US, over the arrest and strip search of one of its female diplomats last month, has worsened.Furious over th(...)

Neelam Gupta, a breast cancer patient, is examined at an outpatient clinic in New Delhi. The decision of the manufacturer of Herceptin, a costly yet effective treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer, to surrender its patent in India has raised concern that such moves threaten the global system for finding cures. Photograph: Lynsey Addario/New York Times

Alka Kudesia needs an expensive drug to treat her breast cancer, but refuses to tell her children for fear they will take out loans to buy the medicin(...)

Bharti Enterprises’ stake in the wholesale joint venture will be purchased by Wal-Mart, the two companies said in a joint statement today. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Wal-Mart Stores has said it will buy out its partner in a wholesale store venture in India, a setback for the world’s biggest retailer’s plans to ope(...)

24/10/11Mr.Malone the Principal for Colaiste Chiarain, a smart school where students use laptop computers and e-books for learning in Croom County Limerick.Pic Press 22.

International comparisons are making the Government’s boasts about Ireland ’s highly educated workforce hard to swallow when the evidence shows(...)