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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(...)

Indian voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes at a polling centre in Amritsar. Photograph: Nardinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sun(...)

Indian women wait outside to cast their votes at a polling station in Supana village in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Women make up about half of India’s population of more than 1.3 billion, but they continue to be poorly represented in parliament and state legislatur(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Rescuers take people from a flooded area to a safer place in Aluva in the southern state of Kerala, India. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, as authorities rus(...)

 Relatives of Indian journalist Sandeep Sharma grieving on March 26th  after he was fatally hit  by a speeding truck in Bhind in Madhya Pradesh state, India. Photograph: Getty Images

The Editors Guild of India has demanded strict action in investigating the deaths of three journalists in what their families and human rights activis(...)

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,(...)

Workers haul up a bucket of sand from Vasai Creek in Bhiwandi, Thane, India. Photograph: Thomson Reuters Foundation

At dawn on a sultry summer morning, Balaram Raute stood on a boat bobbing in a murky creek outside Mumbai, waiting for the sun to light up the water s(...)

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