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When the Omicron coronavirus variant spread through India late in December, prime minister Narendra Modi urged the nation to be vigilant and follow me(...)

People wade through a flooded national highway after river Kosi overflowed in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

At least 46 people have died and 11 remain missing in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand after the worst rainfall in more than 100 years triggered (...)

Tourists wander around the ridge area of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh state. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Indian authorities fear a rush of tourists to Himalayan mountain towns risks fuelling new Covid-19 outbreaks as they warned of a potential summer resu(...)

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(...)

 People in an observation area after getting a shot of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Mumbai, India.  Photograph:  EPA/Divyakant Solanki

India registered its highest caseload of new coronavirus cases on Friday as the country reeled under a shortage of hospital beds, ventilators, palliat(...)

People wait in a line to enter a supermarket in Mumbai, India, on Sunday as the city prepares for tougher Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

India has reported its biggest single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. The health ministry reported 103,558 new Cov(...)

Members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police during the rescue operation at Reni village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, on Sunday. Photograph: Indo-Tibetan Border Police/AFP via Getty

Indian rescuers searched on Monday for more than 200 people missing after part of a remote Himalayan glacier broke away, sweeping away bridges, break(...)

Indo Tibetan border police personnel during a rescue operation to clear Tapovan tunnel from debriS following floods after glacier broke off in Chamoli district. Photograph: Indo Tibetan Border Police/AFP via Getty

About 125 people were missing in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a small hydroelectric dam on Sunday, with floods forci(...)

A health worker takes a nasal swab to test for Covid-19 at Barhampur village in Nagaon District of Assam, India. Photograph:  Anuwar Ali Hazarika/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Where better to seek sanctuary from a virus roaring through a crowded metropolis than a remote mountainside with views of the Himalayas? This was the(...)

An operation to find the remaining three mountaineers missing in the Himalayas will resume on Tuesday. Photograph:Getty Images

Indian air force pilots have spotted five bodies in the Himalayas while searching for eight mountain climbers who have been missing a week. District (...)

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