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In the western Gujarat and northern Haryana states, cow slaughter is punishable with imprisonment of up to 14 years, or a fine, or both Photograph: Deepak Malik/NurPhoto/Getty

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has launched an elaborate campaign to further protect cows, which are considered sacred (...)

Thousands of people risk their lives every year by straying outside the bounds of an official walking trail that includes the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare. Photograph: Press 22

Thousands of people risk their lives every year by straying outside the bounds of an official walking trail that includes the Cliffs of Moher in Co Cl(...)

Anand Goel

A young man who fell to his death at the Cliffs of Moher on Friday has been identified as Anand Goel, a Trinity College Student from India. Mr Goel,(...)

 Congress Party workers celebrate the party’s lead in votes counting and potential victory in assembly elections, with a cutout of party president Rahul Gandhi at party headquarter in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faces a damaging defeat by the opposition Congress Party in elect(...)

An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, was killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean where he had gone to proselytise, according to local  officials. Photograph: Reuters

Indian authorities say they have no plans to recover the body of John Allen Chau, an American missionary who was killed by members of an isolated trib(...)

Mohammed Delowar with his wife Sumaia Rashid Samanta and their son Arham Ibn Delowar. Photograph: Mohammed Delowar

An accountant living in Cork, who is originally from Bangladesh, has called on the Government to reconsider its refusal of a visitor visa for his moth(...)

Election material with pictures of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Congress party president Rahul Gandhi in a shop in Bhopal. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

Rival political parties in India are vying to outdo each other in distributing assorted freebies to voters in elections in five states across the coun(...)

The heavy smog in  New Delhi. It is likely to get worse when millions of residents illuminate their homes with oil lamps and burst firecrackers on Wednesday to celebrate Diwali, the annual festival of lights. Photograph: Getty Images

India’s capital New Delhi was enveloped on Monday in a blanket of thick grey smog that threatens to worsen when millions of residents illuminate their(...)

The falling price of air fares and growing incomes in India have led to a huge increase in domestic flights. File Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A passenger has been taken off an Indian domestic flight after trying to enter the cockpit to charge his phone. The man, who some Indian media report(...)

Women  protest in New Delhi in 2016 following the suicide of activist Soni Mishra, after the man accused of sexually assaulting her was released on bail.   Photograph:  Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Nearly two in every five women in the world who take their own lives are Indian, according to a Lancet study published this week that says the country(...)

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