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People walk at the sea front in Mumbai on Tuesday after the government eased a lockdown. Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/AFP via Getty

India’s health system has been placed under extreme pressure by a surge in coronavirus cases that has placed the country sixth in the world for the nu(...)

Migrant workers, who were stranded in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, India due to the lockdown, huddle to receive biscuit packets distributed by police. Photograph:  Reuters/Jitendra Prakash

Gopal Das has laboured on construction sites in Mumbai for nearly two decades, helping build the office towers of India’s bustling financial capital. (...)

Hida Viloria: ‘We have to admit that intersex is a third sex category.’

Hida Viloria is an American author and founding director of Intersex Campaign for Equality. To be intersex means you are born with a reproductive or s(...)

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(...)

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