A general view of the “Statue of Unity” portraying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India, during its inauguration in the western state of Gujarat. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the world’s tallest statue his western home state of Gujarat, honouring a key independence leader and(...)

MJ Akbar during his swearing-in ceremony as a minister. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s junior foreign minister, MJ Akbar, has resigned following allegations of persistent sexual harassment by numerous female colleagues. The form(...)

Passengers stand on the side of train carriages in Mumbai. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The world’s largest recruitment drive is under way across India, with 23.7 million young men competing for 127,000 moderate- to low-paid government jo(...)

India’s supreme court in New Delhi:  Adultery is no longer punishable with a five-year prison sentence, a fine or both. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee

India’s supreme court has ruled that adultery is no longer a criminal offence. Striking down the 158-year old British colonial-era law, the five-judg(...)

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/File Photo/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has announced the world’s largest healthcare insurance programme ahead of next year’s general election. The schem(...)

 File image from April 1991 of Atal Bihari Vajpayee waving to supporters during a rally. File photograph: Douglas Curran/AFP/Getty Images

Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died at the age of 93 after a prolonged illness. Mr Vajpayee was one of the most popular leader(...)

 Protesters in Srinagar, India, in the state of Kashmir, pictured in February 2018. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

It was 9.30pm when Sameer Tiger came to the door, a rifle slung over his shoulder. Most of the village of Qasbayar, a tucked-away hamlet surrounded by(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi: he has said that plastic surgery, genetic science and stem cell study existed thousands of years ago in ancient India. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

Senior Indian leaders from prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claim that the internet was in use during pre(...)

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 (...)

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