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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(...)

A computerised impression of the Shivaji statue planned near the Mumbai shoreline.

For all the famed exploits of the 17th century Hindu warrior king Shivaji, he never extended his domain to Bombay, instead watching from afar as the f(...)

Commuters walk through water-logged roads after rains in Mumbai on Tuesday. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

Two toddlers were among 14 people killed in Mumbai after floods caused by heavy monsoon rains destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India’s financi(...)

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(...)

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 man walks past a roadside liquor store located along a highway at dusk in Gurgaon, Haryana.  Photograph: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg via Getty

Provincial governments across India are considering innovative solutions to circumvent a recent supreme court ruling that led to the shutdown of thou(...)

 An Indian father plays with his toddler as they refresh themselves from the heat on a hot afternoon, off the coast of Arabian sea in Mumbai, on Thursday. Mumbai will  experience daily highs of 33 degrees this week. Temperatures in the west of the country will exceed 50 degrees. Photograph: EPA

A city in western India has suffered through the country’s highest recorded temperature - a scorching 51 degrees. The record was set in the city of P(...)

A farmer stands in his dried up cotton field in Nalgonda, in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Photograph: Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images

India’s supreme court has severely criticised the federal government for adopting an “ostrich-like attitude” to the country’s worst drought in decades(...)

Indian Rajasthani community women perform rituals around a Banyan tree on the holy occasion of Dasha Mata Poojan, in Mumbai, India. Women devotees worships Dasha Mata, which is believed to bring prosperity to the family and worships Banyan tree, according to belief that Goddess Dasha Mata resides in the tree itself. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki

Around 25 female activists have been prevented from entering a temple in western India which is traditionally open only to men. It came a day after a(...)

Home minister Rajnath Singh (above) objected to an interview in BBC documentary  “India’s Daughter”. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A variety of bans, influenced by narrow caste, ethnic and religious loyalties and nationalistic sentiments, are being steadily imposed in India. The c(...)

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