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A  flooded area in India’s southern state of Kerala, one of the country’s worst-hit areas, where over 400 people have lost their lives. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

More than 1,000 people have now died in ongoing monsoon rains across India that show little sign of abating. In addition to the more than 400 who have(...)

India’s supreme court castigated the authorities for not acting quickly enough to protect the Taj Mahal in Agra. Photograph: EPA/STR

India’s supreme court has declared that preservation of the Taj Mahal from environmental degradation is a “hopeless cause”. Responding to a public-in(...)

A computerised impression of the Shivaji statue planned near the Mumbai shoreline.

For all the famed exploits of the 17th century Hindu warrior king Shivaji, he never extended his domain to Bombay, instead watching from afar as the f(...)

Doga is a system of balancing dogs on the body while in yoga poses. Photograph: iStock

A Belgian shepherd has got snappy with a chow chow, chasing it between the mats. Ten other dogs erupt, like schoolboys egging on a punch-up. Things ca(...)

A damaged electric pole is pictured in a market after strong winds and dust storm in Alwar, in Rajasthan. Photograph: Reuters

Workers were rushing to restore electricity to scores of towns and villages in northern and western India on Friday after a powerful dust storm and th(...)

People walking under heavy rainfall and dust in the northern  town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh state, India on Wednesday. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images.

Dozens of people have been killed after a powerful dust storm and rain swept across parts of north and western India. At least 77 people have been re(...)

Accidents are common on India’s railroad network, one of the world’s largest.

A train has crashed into a school van at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern India, killing 12 children, police said. Police said the van drive(...)

Lawyers take part in  a protest in Srinigar, Kashmir, on Monday  calling for justice in the case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl  in Jammu and Kashmir state in January. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monda(...)

 A girl holds a banner as Indian activists hold placards that read in Hindi ‘Indian Government take stern action against the rapists’ during a protest against the alleged rape cases, in Bhopal, India. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

Mounting outrage over two rapes, one in the disputed region of Kashmir and another allegedly involving a lawmaker from prime minister Narendra Modi’s (...)

People in Mumbai, India, sitting on railway tracks  on March 20th during a protest demanding recruitment into  railway services. Photograph: Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

More than 20 million applicants, including postgraduates and some with doctorates, have applied for about 100,000 low-paid jobs with India’s state-own(...)

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