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Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, India. File photograph: Marcos Freire/EyeEm/Getty Images

A mere 1 per cent of India’s population of more than 1.3 billion holds more than half the country’s wealth, a report by Oxfam has revealed. Released(...)

Sean Mooney and his wife JoAnne in Mumbai.
Welcome to my place . . . Mumbai
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  • January 6, 2019, 06:00

Sean Mooney grew up near the village of Monamolin in Wexford. He lived in Dublin, Berlin and London before he went to work in India eight years ago. H(...)

An Indian Sikh devotee offers prayers while looking through binocular towards the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib  in Pakistan Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

India has laid the foundation stone in its northern Punjab state for a new “corridor” into Pakistan to provide pilgrims visa-free access to a Sikh tem(...)

Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan Islamist political party chant slogans after the supreme court overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Protests by radical Islamists have apparently delayed the release of a Christian woman in Pakistan who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced(...)

Students of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), a wing of religious political party Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), protest  following the supreme court decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi of blasphemy, in Karachi on Thursday. Photograph:  Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Islamist protesters have brought parts of Pakistan to a standstill, burning rickshaws, cars and lorries to protest against the acquittal (...)

A general view of the “Statue of Unity” portraying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India, during its inauguration in the western state of Gujarat. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the world’s tallest statue his western home state of Gujarat, honouring a key independence leader and(...)

MJ Akbar during his swearing-in ceremony as a minister. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s junior foreign minister, MJ Akbar, has resigned following allegations of persistent sexual harassment by numerous female colleagues. The form(...)

Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta: alleges she was sexually harassed by Nana Patekar in 2008. Photograph: Getty Images

The #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, which erupted in India’s Bollywood film industry last week, has spread to the country’s entertainment s(...)

Danielle McLaughlin was found dead in a secluded spot in Canacona last year

An amendment to the Victims Charter is set to be named after a Co Donegal woman who was killed in India, the Taoiseach has said. Danielle McLaughlin (...)

The falling price of air fares and growing incomes in India have led to a huge increase in domestic flights. File Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A passenger has been taken off an Indian domestic flight after trying to enter the cockpit to charge his phone. The man, who some Indian media report(...)

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