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 (...)

 Indian activists hold placards stating ‘Indian Government take stern action against the rapists’ as they protest Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) lawmakers  allegedly defending the accused in a high profile rape case. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA.

When police in northern India went to court this week to file charges implicating eight men in the rape and murder of a Muslim child, they were confro(...)

 Relatives of Indian journalist Sandeep Sharma grieving on March 26th  after he was fatally hit  by a speeding truck in Bhind in Madhya Pradesh state, India. Photograph: Getty Images

The Editors Guild of India has demanded strict action in investigating the deaths of three journalists in what their families and human rights activis(...)

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(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau with  his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau,  daughter Ella-Grace  and son Xavier at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The enduring issue of radical Sikhs in Canada demanding a separate homeland for their community in India’s Punjab state continued to overshadow prime (...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi (centre) with other workers cleaning a road, in New Delhi, India in 2014. Photograph: Indian Press Information Bureau/EPA

An Indian state health minister has been pictured urinating on a wall amid a nationwide drive to end public defecation and promote cleanliness and hyg(...)

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