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Boys jump into the Ganges river to cool off during hot weather in Kolkata, India, on June 11th. Photograph:   Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Weekend showers provided a much-needed but partial respite to parts of India sweltering in a brutal heatwave. In Bihar, however, one of the poorest a(...)

Actor-turned-politician Divya Spandana: has been accused of “appreciating the people of Pakistan, India’s nuclear rival”. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty

A court in India’s southern Karnataka province has adjourned a sedition case against a politician for praising the people of neighbouring Pakistan and(...)

Senthil Kumar Ramasamy in Waterford City: “I became interested in Irish politics when I came here and that’s why I wanted to learn about the Irish legal system.” Picture: Patrick Browne

When Senthil Kumar Ramasamy was 20 years old he spent a few weeks helping his uncle canvass for the general election in the southern Indian state of T(...)

Fans watch as the funeral cortege of Bollywood actor Sridevi passes through Mumbai. Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of fans lined the streets of Mumbai on Wednesday, some weeping, as they joined Bollywood stars in paying tributes to actor Sridevi, who died(...)

Sridevi Kapoor: known for her on-screen vivacity and energy, and for playing memorable characters in films. Photograph;  Mark Blinch/Reuters

Indian actor Sridevi Kapoor, Bollywood’s first female superstar, died from drowning in her hotel room bathtub on Saturday, police in Dubai said on Mon(...)

 J Jayalalitha:  died on December 5th, 2016, at the age of 68 following a heart attack in Chennai, India.

Jayaram Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tam(...)

A police officer strikes a motorcyclist during a curfew following violence in the city due to a water-sharing dispute with neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore): Police said the curfew, which was disrupted Indian and international businesses, would be extended until Wednesday. Photograph:   Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

Indian and foreign technology companies including global outsourcing firm Accenture closed offices and told staff to stay at home in the technology h(...)

Chief minister J Jayalalithaa is popularly known as “Amma” – or Mother in Tamil – appears to have bettered offers by the opposition Dravidian Progress Federation Party (DMK), which promises free tablets and laptop computers

If you think Irish political parties over-promise at election time, you might consider the range of incentives on offer to voters in India’s southern (...)

The authorities in India’s Bihar state have advanced the alcohol ban deadline by six months to Tuesday this week, claiming that now was “the right time for social change in Bihar”. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The authorities in India’s eastern Bihar state have imposed prohibition in a move aimed at “cleansing” society and ridding it of a “social evil”. Chi(...)

Indian authorities inspect the site of a suspected meteorite landing in Vellore district, southern Tamil Nadu state. If confirmed, it would be the first recorded death from falling fragments of space rock in almost 200 years. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Scientists are analysing a small blue rock which killed a man after it fell from the sky in southern India to determine if it is a meteorite. The ro(...)

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