Andhra Pradesh

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A man uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water as others wait in a queue on a street in Chennai, India. Photograph: P Ravikumar/Reuters

More than 600 million people dependent on agriculture have been adversely affected by drought conditions across swathes of India. Soaring temperatur(...)

Stranded passengers rest inside a railway station after trains between Kolkata and Odisha were cancelled ahead of Cyclone Fani, in Kolkata, India. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades, made landfall near Puri, India, on Friday morning, lashing the(...)

 Local policemen petrol near coastal line at Konark in Puri district on the eve of cyclone Fani’s landfall in Odisha coast, India. Photograph: EPA/STR

India has accelerated efforts to evacuate more than a million people along its northeast coastline as a cyclone intensifies ahead of landfall on Frida(...)

The incident happened on the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh state

At least 40 passengers are missing after a river ferry capsized in heavy winds in rural southwest India, officials said. Andhra Pradesh home minister(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi engaged in a mass yoga session to mark International Yoga Day:  has promised to repeal 10 obsolete laws for every new one passed. Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 70 years after independence, India has embarked on ridding its statutes of British-era laws and decrees from the 19th and early 20th centuries (...)

Rescue workers search for victims at the site of the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express train near Kuneru station in southern Andhra Pradesh state. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India in the latest disaster to hit the vast (...)

The authorities in India’s Bihar state have advanced the alcohol ban deadline by six months to Tuesday this week, claiming that now was “the right time for social change in Bihar”. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The authorities in India’s eastern Bihar state have imposed prohibition in a move aimed at “cleansing” society and ridding it of a “social evil”. Chi(...)

Fishermen in rural Assam where witch-hunting is prevalent, not only among the state’s largely superstitious and underdeveloped tribal communities and its tea plantation workers, but also in several other regions. Photograph: Biju Boro/AFP/Getty

Police arrested 16 people in India’s northeastern Assam state last month for brutally murdering a 63-year old woman for practicising witchcraft, in wh(...)

During the 1980s any man caught drinking by the tough female brigades would be stripped, tied on top of a donkey and paraded through the streets with a blackened face. Photograph: Getty Images

The successful Manipuri women’s temperance movement, which secured the imposition of prohibition in its home state in northeastern India nearly a quar(...)

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(...)

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