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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(...)

Doctors and nurses with a  coronavirus patient at the intensive care unit of the Sharda Hospital, in Greater Noidam India, on July 15th. Photograph: Xavier Galiana /AFP via Getty Images

Narendra Modi has cultivated a reputation for making dramatic decisions to respond to India’s complex policy challenges. Addressing the nation on prim(...)

People wearing face masks wait outside a railway station to catch a train in Hyderabad, India. The nation passed over  one million coronavirus cases on Friday, third only to the United States and Brazil. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar/AP

India hit a milestone at the weekend that it had made great sacrifices to avoid: recording more than one million coronavirus infections. The virus ha(...)

 A man rows his banana raft in flood water near his partially submerged house in Morigaon district of Assam, India on Saturday. Photograph:   EPA/STR

Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, wit(...)

Residents and rescue workers inspect the area outside a house damaged by a landslide and the swell of the Thado-Koshi river due to heavy rains in Jambu village of Sindhupalchok district, Nepal. Photograph: Niroj Chaoulagain/AFP via Getty Images

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday(...)

An Indian army convoy drives towards Leh, on a highway bordering China, in Gagangir, in Kashmir, on Friday. Photograph: Yawar Nazir/Getty Images

India has accused Chinese troops of meticulously preparing an attack on its soldiers on the treacherous Himalayan border, claiming they erected a tent(...)

A child of a migrant worker waits with others for transportation in Hyderabad, India. Migrant workers are becoming infected at an alarmingly high rate, leading to fresh outbreaks in villages across northern India. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar A/AP Photo

Its coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, putting it among the world’s most worrisome pandemic zones in recent weeks. Nonetheless, India is reopening, l(...)

Migrant workers, who were stranded in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, India due to the lockdown, huddle to receive biscuit packets distributed by police. Photograph:  Reuters/Jitendra Prakash

Gopal Das has laboured on construction sites in Mumbai for nearly two decades, helping build the office towers of India’s bustling financial capital. (...)

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