Chandīgarh

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Indian voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes at a polling centre in Amritsar. Photograph: Nardinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sun(...)

As many as 10,854 cases of child rape were reported in India in 2015, according to the country’s National Crime Records Bureau. Photograph: Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images

A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied an abortion by India’s top court gave birth on Thursday in a case that has drawn outrage about the sexual abu(...)

Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi holds a placard  during a protest in Mumbai on Wednesday against a spate of violent attacks across the country. Photograph: Rafiq Maqbool/AP

Thousands of demonstrators gathered on Wednesday in cities across India to protest against mob violence and lynchings in recent months. They braved i(...)

Applicants for a street sweepers’ job in Chandigarh will have to undergo a “sweeping trial” for 10 minutes to assess their broom-wielding skills. Photograph: iStock

More than 40,000 people have applied for 532 jobs as municipal roadsweepers in India’s northern city of Chandigarh, 250km from New Delhi. Municipal (...)

A man walks past a roadside liquor store located along a highway at dusk in Gurgaon, Haryana.  Photograph: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg via Getty

Provincial governments across India are considering innovative solutions to circumvent a recent supreme court ruling that led to the shutdown of thou(...)

Very important person: India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh Photograph: Raveeendran/AFP/Getty Images

Two leading Indian television news channels, supported by social and print media, have launched a campaign against the country’s oppressive “VIP cultu(...)

Supporters of self styled guru Sant Rampal during a protest in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, after police tried to storm his ashram compound in Haryana state. Photograph: Money Sharma/EPA

At least six people have died in a stand-off between police and an Indian religious leader who was believed yesterday to be holed up inside his ashram(...)

Yvonne Farrell (left) and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects. Photographs: Alice Clancy and James Harris/Royal Academy of Arts London

How do you feel? Does the space you are in have an impact on that? “It’s such an enormous question,” says Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects, sittin(...)