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Demonstrators shout slogans against the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Bill in New Delhi on Monday. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Violent protests over India’s controversial new citizenship Bill, which was approved by prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Jan(...)

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(...)

Prince Cyrus of Oudh at his family home in New Delhi in 2016. Photograph: Andrea Bruce/The New York Times

For decades, the royal family of Oudh led a reclusive life outside Delhi. This is their story On a spring afternoon in 2016, when I was worki(...)

Accidents are common on India’s railroad network, one of the world’s largest.

A train has crashed into a school van at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern India, killing 12 children, police said. Police said the van drive(...)

Smoke billows from a coal-fired power plant after a boiler unit exploded in the town of Unchahar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on November 1st, 2017. At least 12 workers are known to have died.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An explosion at an Indian coal-fired power plant operated by state-run NTPC Ltd on Wednesday killed 18 people and injured up to 100 in the northern s(...)

Opposition members said the state government was “wilfully discriminating” against more than 200 million Muslims. Photograph: iStock

The Taj Mahal may be one of the world’s Seven Wonders, but it gets no mention in a new government-issued tourism brochure for the northern Uttar Prade(...)

Stray cattle   in front of the state legislature of Karnataka in Bengaluru, India, on July 4th. Photograph: Jagadeesh NV/EPA

An appliance capable of determining if a meat sample contains beef is being deployed across India’s western Maharashtra state in a bid to protect cows(...)

A  girl who was discovered in the wilderness in Uttar Pradesh, India. Photograph: STR/EPA

The story of a girl who was reportedly discovered living among monkeys in the forests of northern India has been compared to a real-life Jungle Book, (...)

Yogi Adityanath (centre), head of India’s nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),   is offered sweets after his election  as chief minister of  Uttar Pradesh. He was hand-picked by India’s prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Pawan Kumar/Reuters

A hardline Hindu religious leader was sworn in on Sunday as head of India’s most populous and politically significant northern Uttar Pradesh state. (...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
  • Travel
  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

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