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Tourists wander around the ridge area of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh state. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Indian authorities fear a rush of tourists to Himalayan mountain towns risks fuelling new Covid-19 outbreaks as they warned of a potential summer resu(...)

Waves lash over onto a shoreline in Mumbai, as Cyclone Tauktae, packing ferocious winds and threatening a destructive storm, surge bore down on India, disrupting the country’s response to its devastating Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Sujit Jaiswal/AFP via Getty Images

More than 200,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the Indian state of Gujarat as the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades made lan(...)

People sit in an observation area after getting inoculated with a dose of Covishield vaccine at the BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on May 2nd. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images

India’s prime minister has suffered a rare political defeat in a key state election, amid signs of a voter backlash over his handling of the coronavir(...)

A Covid-19 patient in a vehicle receives oxygen at a Sikh gurdwara in Delhi. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

India’s new coronavirus cases stayed above 300,000 for a sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, while its armed forces pledged urgent medical aid to help b(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveneysaid  the Government was “assessing” what it could share with India with a particular focus on oxygen and ventilators. Photograph: Julian Behal

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has said plans to send aid to India, which is grappling with a massive second wave of Covid-19 cases and death(...)

Phoeba Vallomkot and her mother Sara Abraham in Portobello, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton /The Irish Times

When Sara Abraham boarded her flight to Dublin in January 2006, she was deeply apprehensive about starting a new job halfway around the world as well (...)

A health worker takes a swab sample from a folk artist to test for Covid-19 before the Repulic Day parade in New Delhi, on January 22nd. Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP

For most of the past 11 months, Dr Sushila Kataria has worked 15 hours a day, seven days a week tending to a surging tide of Covid-19 patients at Meda(...)

Activists: Caelainn Hogan, Tobi Lawal, Alannah O’Neill Murray (top row); Megan Sims, Amika George, Lisa Nic An Bhreithimh (middle row); Síona Cahill and Saoi O’Connor

Is this the age of the young female activist? Amika George led a movement at 17 that changed the lives of millions of schoolgirls. She tells Cather(...)

Kerala Kitchen Kovalam subji curry (vegetable curry). Photograph: Nathalie Marquez Courtney; styled by Lesiele Juliet

It’s almost the weekend, and maybe you are looking forward to an Indian takeaway. Or perhaps you’re in the mood to make a curry at home, from scr(...)

Solson Saviour died in Wexford General Hospital on Sunday as a result of Covid-19. He had been living in Ireland for six years. Photograph: iStock

A 34-year-old man who died from Covid-19 was described at his funeral Mass on Wednesday as “a very kind and gentle nurse who was always smiling”. Sol(...)

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