Assam

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A train passes vendors in Guwahati, Assam, India: anger is growing in Muslim communities under scheme aiming to separate genuine citizens from “illegal migrants”. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India is fast-tracking the construction of a detention centre in its northeastern Assam state to house a fraction of the 1.9 million people who were r(...)

Indian voters stand in queue to cast their votes at a polling station as security personnel stand guard during India’s general election in Amoni village, in northeastern state of Assam on April 11th. Photograph: Biju Boro/AFP/Getty

Millions of Indians voted on Thursday in the first of seven rounds of polling in the country’s general elections, in which prime minister Narendra Mod(...)

 Over 3,000 people took part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sun was the biggest star at Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade due to its unexpected appearance. Forecasters had threatened parade-goers with rain (...)

Bodies of tea plantation workers, who died after consuming bootleg alcohol, outside a government-run hospital in Golaghat in the northeastern state of Assam, India. Photograph:Reuters

At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, and around 200 others have been hospitali(...)

A  flooded area in India’s southern state of Kerala, one of the country’s worst-hit areas, where over 400 people have lost their lives. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

More than 1,000 people have now died in ongoing monsoon rains across India that show little sign of abating. In addition to the more than 400 who have(...)

Villagers wait outside a National Register of Citizens verification centre in Morigaon district of Assam, India, on Monday. Photograph:   EPA/STR

About 4 million people who live in the Indian border state of Assam have been excluded from a draft list of citizens, as Bengali-speaking Muslims fear(...)

Rumours of children being kidnapped and killed, allegedly for their body parts, spread over Facebook and WhatsApp. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

At least 16 people were arrested on Monday in India’s northeastern Assam state for their alleged involvement in the lynching of two men following rumo(...)

Charlies Darwin argued that humans and apes share a common ancestor who lived more than 7m years ago. Illustration: iStock

India’s minister for higher education has been condemned by scientists for demanding the theory of evolution be removed from school curriculums becaus(...)

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(...)

Rights activist Irom Sharmila is taken back to a hospital after a court appearance in Imphal, in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Anupam Nath/AP

Indian human rights activist Irom Sharmila ended a 16-year hunger strike on Tuesday against an army law that she said led to atrocities in her northe(...)

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