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A monkey on the banks of the Yamuna river, next to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Photograph: Saumya Khandelwal/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is on a name-changing spree across northern Uttar Pradesh state, but on(...)

India’s supreme court castigated the authorities for not acting quickly enough to protect the Taj Mahal in Agra. Photograph: EPA/STR

India’s supreme court has declared that preservation of the Taj Mahal from environmental degradation is a “hopeless cause”. Responding to a public-in(...)

A damaged electric pole is pictured in a market after strong winds and dust storm in Alwar, in Rajasthan. Photograph: Reuters

Workers were rushing to restore electricity to scores of towns and villages in northern and western India on Friday after a powerful dust storm and th(...)

People walking under heavy rainfall and dust in the northern  town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh state, India on Wednesday. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images.

Dozens of people have been killed after a powerful dust storm and rain swept across parts of north and western India. At least 77 people have been re(...)

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Russian Spy Assassins: The Salisbury Attack Monday, Channel 4, 10pm Matt Frei explores the poisoning of Russian Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yuli(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau with  his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau,  daughter Ella-Grace  and son Xavier at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The enduring issue of radical Sikhs in Canada demanding a separate homeland for their community in India’s Punjab state continued to overshadow prime (...)

Visitors take  selfies in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, today. India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the 17th century monument  in an effort to preserve it. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities in charge of the Taj Mahal have decided to cap the number of local visitors to the 17th century monument at 40,000 per day, for environmen(...)

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(...)

The Dotonbori neighborhood, Osaka, Japan. Photograph: Lauryn Ishak for The New York Times

The job of a lifetime is up for grabs – though if you’re interested, you’ll be fending off competition from travel lovers around the world. The New Y(...)

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(...)

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