Haryāna

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The daughter of a migrant worker sleeps on a highway as they failed to get a bus to return to their village in Delhi on Sunday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Millions of migrant Indian workers are fleeing possible starvation in cities, many trekking hundreds of kilometres to try to reach the safety of their(...)

Cow protection is an issue that has dominated Indian politics since Narendra Modi was elected prime minister in 2014. Photograph: Graham Crouch/New York Times

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government plans on launching numerous new schemes to cosset cows(...)

Foreign tourists wearing face masks visit the Taj Mahal under heavy smog conditions in Agra on Monday. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Over a million private cars were banned from plying the streets of India’s capital New Delhi on Monday as part of an 11-day experimental measure by th(...)

A crow stands in the middle of the street as the India Gate war memorial is engulfed in a thick haze, in New Delhi. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Air pollution in New Delhi and surrounding towns reached the worst levels so far this year on Sunday, with authorities in the world’s most polluted ca(...)

People burn an effigy of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi as they shout anti-India slogans during a protest in Peshawar, Pakistan, last month. Photograph: Arshad Arbab/EPA

When Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba staged a sophisticated terror attack in 2008 in Mumbai – striking the main train station and two lu(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Protesters kick a poster of the Bollywood film Padmaavat during a protest in Bhopal, India, on Wednesday. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

A contentious Bollywood epic opened in cinemas across India on Thursday under blanket security after months of fierce protests. The crew of the film,(...)

Traffic is seen through heavy smog in New Delhi on November 8th, 2017. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Indian capital of New Delhi declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the (...)

Indian spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in October 2016. A judge on Monday sentenced him to 10 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers.  Photograph: Tsering Topgyal/AP

A judge sentenced a self-styled “god man’ in north India to 20 years in jail on Monday for raping two young girls in 2002. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a(...)

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