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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(...)

Sanjay Vishwakarma of  Sanjay’s Kitchen in Birr, Co Offaly. Photograph: Alan Betson

To tackle the topic of Indian food in Ireland is to tease a thread out of a complicated tapestry, and here we can offer only the briefest glimpse. Ind(...)

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(...)

People walk at the sea front in Mumbai on Tuesday after the government eased a lockdown. Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/AFP via Getty

India’s health system has been placed under extreme pressure by a surge in coronavirus cases that has placed the country sixth in the world for the nu(...)

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(...)

Usha Prabakaran at home in Chennai. Photographs:  Saumya Khandelwal/The New York Times

Usha Prabakaran was at home, talking on the phone with a college friend, when she stopped making sense. Her speech scrambled. Her vision blurred. She (...)

 Students and activists take part in a protest against Sunday’s  attacks on the  Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, in front of Gateway of India in Mumbai on Monday. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Demonstrations erupted across India on Monday after a brutal attack on students and teachers of a premier university in the federal capital New Delhi (...)

A police officer throws a piece of brick towards demonstrators during a protest against a new citizenship law in Seelampur, New Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph:  Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s government has rounded up thousands of Muslims in Kashmir, revoked the area’s autonomy and enforced a citizenship test (...)

526 teeth: the seven-year-old boy in hospital in Chennai. Photograph: P Ravikumar/Reuters

A seven-year-old boy who had suffered occasional toothache was found to have 526 teeth in his jaw, according to surgeons in India. The hundreds of te(...)

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