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An Indian health worker receiving a shot of Covid-19 vaccine during a  vaccination drive in Bangalore, India. Photograph: EPA

As India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic officially crossed 300,000 on Monday, it faces a related outbreak of cases of the fungal disease m(...)

Relatives grieve as they arrive for the cremation of their loved one who died due to the Covid-19 at a crematorium in Moradabad, India. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India on Saturday reported its highest ever single-day Covid-19 death toll, as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns. India’s(...)

People sit in an observation area after getting inoculated with a dose of Covishield vaccine at the BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on May 2nd. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images

India’s prime minister has suffered a rare political defeat in a key state election, amid signs of a voter backlash over his handling of the coronavir(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveneysaid  the Government was “assessing” what it could share with India with a particular focus on oxygen and ventilators. Photograph: Julian Behal

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has said plans to send aid to India, which is grappling with a massive second wave of Covid-19 cases and death(...)

Sr Viji Dahli is one of the  founding members of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate and Collaborators and its mission director in Africa

“That they can have some hope in their lives, that is our biggest ambition,” says Sister Treasa, a native of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India, who works w(...)

Dr Nithya Rajendran, who works in St James’s Hospital’s Covid-19 ward, pictured in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Nithya Rajendran moved to Co Sligo in 2017, people often asked if she was Filipino. Locals in Sligo town often expressed surprise when she explai(...)

A man was fatally injured by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg during an illegal cockfight in southern India, local police have said. File photograph: Jes Aznar/Getty Images

A man was fatally injured by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg during an illegal cockfight in southern India, local police have said. The incide(...)

A health worker takes a swab sample from a folk artist to test for Covid-19 before the Repulic Day parade in New Delhi, on January 22nd. Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP

For most of the past 11 months, Dr Sushila Kataria has worked 15 hours a day, seven days a week tending to a surging tide of Covid-19 patients at Meda(...)

A health care worker takes a person’s temperature in November, in Ganjam, a rural district of India that was untouched by the coronavirus until migrant workers began to return home. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

Special trains operated by the government to ease suffering and counteract a disastrous lack of planning  instead played a significant role in(...)

An Indian health worker prepares before taking swab samples from patients at a rapid antigen clinic in Guwahati, Assam, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

The number of coronavirus cases recorded in India has passed four million as the country closes in on Brazil’s total. Authorities recorded 86,432 cas(...)

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