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Aam Aadmi Party Punjab unit president Bhagwant Mann (2-R) grieves with the relatives of people who died after consuming tainted liquor, in Tarn Taran, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

Indian police have arrested 25 people on suspicion of selling tainted alcohol that killed at least 69 people this week in northern Punjab state. A st(...)

Doctors and nurses with a  coronavirus patient at the intensive care unit of the Sharda Hospital, in Greater Noidam India, on July 15th. Photograph: Xavier Galiana /AFP via Getty Images

Narendra Modi has cultivated a reputation for making dramatic decisions to respond to India’s complex policy challenges. Addressing the nation on prim(...)

Pte James Joseph Daly of the Connaught rangers was executed on November 2nd, 1920, for leading an attack on the British garrison in Solon, India.

It all began with a hurling match in Clare and a calculated snub. Joe Hawes, a wiry, embittered veteran of the first World War, was home on embarkatio(...)

Cooks prepare dinner for migrant labourers at a camp set up by the Indian government  in New Delhi. Fear of hunger sparked an exodus by thousands of migrant workers and their families. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty

A lockdown in India aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus could well extend beyond mid-April, raising the spectre of food shortages as the cou(...)

Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street on Thursday after being appointed chancellor of the exchequer. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The new British chancellor of the exchequer has arrived in No 11 via public school, Oxford and Goldman Sachs – not an unusual route to one of the high(...)

A view of snow on mountains near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan. Photograph: Akhter Gulfam/EPA

Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving at least 43 people dead. Authorities are struggling to clear and reopen m(...)

 Australia’s Pat Cummins celebrates during a match against England in the 2019 Ashes, in London. File photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Australia’s Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas buy ever in the Indian Premier League, when the Kolkata Knight Riders paid a staggering 155(...)

Policemen watch forensic experts at the site where four men suspected of raping and killing a woman were killed in Shadnagar, India, on Friday. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar/AP

Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old woman in the southern city of Hyderabad last week, in an episode a(...)

Foreign tourists wearing face masks visit the Taj Mahal under heavy smog conditions in Agra on Monday. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Over a million private cars were banned from plying the streets of India’s capital New Delhi on Monday as part of an 11-day experimental measure by th(...)

A crow stands in the middle of the street as the India Gate war memorial is engulfed in a thick haze, in New Delhi. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Air pollution in New Delhi and surrounding towns reached the worst levels so far this year on Sunday, with authorities in the world’s most polluted ca(...)

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