Uttar Pradesh

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Sweta Pandey: “When I was growing up, a lot of relatives in my village would tell my father he was stupid to be educating his daughter.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Sweta Pandey’s relatives often complain that her father wasted his money by investing in his daughter’s education. In their family’s village, paying f(...)

Sunset at the Taj Mahal, which attracts millions of visitors every year. Photograph: Wong Yuliang/istockphoto.com

Quentin Jérémy Clerc and Marie Droz were getting away from the tourist trail. Visiting Fatehpur Sikri – once the capital of the Mughal Empire, and abo(...)

Smoke billows from a coal-fired power plant after a boiler unit exploded in the town of Unchahar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on November 1st, 2017. At least 12 workers are known to have died.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An explosion at an Indian coal-fired power plant operated by state-run NTPC Ltd on Wednesday killed 18 people and injured up to 100 in the northern s(...)

Opposition members said the state government was “wilfully discriminating” against more than 200 million Muslims. Photograph: iStock

The Taj Mahal may be one of the world’s Seven Wonders, but it gets no mention in a new government-issued tourism brochure for the northern Uttar Prade(...)

Firefighters and rescue workers remove the body of a victim from debris at the site of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India, on Thursday. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

At least 21 people are dead and more than a dozen others trapped after monsoon downpours caused a building to collapse in Mumbai. The four-storey re(...)

In his speech on the eve of India’s independence 70 years ago this month, Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first leader, was careful to temper the triu(...)

The Red Fort monument is reflected on the bulletproof glass covering the podium from where Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will deliver an  independence day speech in Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

National flags are being hawked at traffic lights, the Indian parliament has been illuminated, and monkey traps have been installed around Delhi monum(...)

Workers haul up a bucket of sand from Vasai Creek in Bhiwandi, Thane, India. Photograph: Thomson Reuters Foundation

At dawn on a sultry summer morning, Balaram Raute stood on a boat bobbing in a murky creek outside Mumbai, waiting for the sun to light up the water s(...)

Stray cattle   in front of the state legislature of Karnataka in Bengaluru, India, on July 4th. Photograph: Jagadeesh NV/EPA

An appliance capable of determining if a meat sample contains beef is being deployed across India’s western Maharashtra state in a bid to protect cows(...)

Applicants for a street sweepers’ job in Chandigarh will have to undergo a “sweeping trial” for 10 minutes to assess their broom-wielding skills. Photograph: iStock

More than 40,000 people have applied for 532 jobs as municipal roadsweepers in India’s northern city of Chandigarh, 250km from New Delhi. Municipal (...)

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