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Women on a  New Delhi street. India has more women than men for the first time on record, according to government data. Photograph:  Prakash Singh/AFP

For the first time in more than three decades India’s gender ratio appears to have tilted in favour of women. According to the fifth National Family(...)

Indian paramilitary soldiers standing guard in  city centre Lal Chowk in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Photograph:  EPA/Farooq Khan

Thousands of migrant workers are continuing to flee India’s insurgency-ridden northern Kashmir region each day after 11 civilians were shot dead recen(...)

 In the village of Amlitala in 2004, a villager prepares a mix of smashed seeds and purified water to cover the bride and groom’s bodies, a ritual performed on the day before the actual wedding. File Photograph: Alexis Duclos/Gamma-Rapho/ Getty Images

India’s two Covid-19 pandemic waves, which erupted in early 2020 and again a year later and led to nationwide lockdowns, also prompted a spate of ille(...)

An Indian health worker receiving a shot of Covid-19 vaccine during a  vaccination drive in Bangalore, India. Photograph: EPA

As India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic officially crossed 300,000 on Monday, it faces a related outbreak of cases of the fungal disease m(...)

Bodies of people who died of Covid-19 are cremated at an open crematorium on the outskirts of Bengaluru, Karnataka state, India on Wednesday.  Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP

India’s second coronavirus wave is overwhelming regions which lack even rudimentary health facilities and where doctors and support medical staff are (...)

 Relatives push an elderly woman in a wheelchair as she arrives for a Covid-19 vaccination at a government hospital in Kolkata, India. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India continues to reel under its second coronavirus wave, with continuing shortages of oxygen, hospitals beds, medicines and ambulances, while its na(...)

Workers load oxygen cylinders at a refilling station on the outskirts of Prayagraj, India.  Photograph: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

India ordered its armed forces on Monday to help tackle surging new coronavirus infections, as nations including Britain, Germany and the United Stat(...)

A health care worker takes a person’s temperature in November, in Ganjam, a rural district of India that was untouched by the coronavirus until migrant workers began to return home. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

Special trains operated by the government to ease suffering and counteract a disastrous lack of planning  instead played a significant role in(...)

A health worker takes a nasal swab to test for Covid-19 at Barhampur village in Nagaon District of Assam, India. Photograph:  Anuwar Ali Hazarika/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Where better to seek sanctuary from a virus roaring through a crowded metropolis than a remote mountainside with views of the Himalayas? This was the(...)

Catherine Freeman outside BBC Broadcasting House in London in the 1950s

Born: August 10th, 1931 Died: July 15th, 2020 The BBC in the 1950s was not a hostile place for women, but it was slow to recognise their abilities. F(...)

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