Indian soldiers inspect the remains of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district, outside Srinagar Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty

Tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan escalated sharply on Wednesday, following conflicting claims by both of having shot down each(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi: opposition leaders accuse him of fostering social unrest by pursuing anti-Muslim Hindu nationalist policies. Photograph:  Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

In what’s being described as the world’s largest ever electoral exercise, some 900 million voters will be eligible to choose India’s federal governmen(...)

Indian activists from the right-wing organisation Vishva Hindu Parishad shout slogans during a protest against the Kashmir militant attack, in New Delhi on Friday. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan it will pay a “heavy price” for a suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 40 paramilitaries on Thur(...)

Rescuers take people from a flooded area to a safer place in Aluva in the southern state of Kerala, India. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, as authorities rus(...)

The Trump Tower under construction in Mumbai. India is the Trump Organization’s biggest international market, with four real estate projects under way. Photograph: Asmita Parelkar/the New York Times

When the Trump family jet lands in India this week, the family member taking a tour of the world’s largest democracy will be the US president’s eldest(...)

Sunset at the Taj Mahal, which attracts millions of visitors every year. Photograph: Wong Yuliang/istockphoto.com

Quentin Jérémy Clerc and Marie Droz were getting away from the tourist trail. Visiting Fatehpur Sikri – once the capital of the Mughal Empire, and abo(...)

Arrival of Donald Trump in the White House has produced “a nosedive” in the United States’s position on climate change. Photograph: Getty Images

President Donald Trump may have to back down on his claim that climate change is “a con” in the face of pressure from some of the world’s largest coun(...)

Germany’s environment agency is calling for a quote system to dramatically increase the sales of electric vehicles across the EU

The German environment agency is calling for a quota system to dramatically increase the sales of electric vehicles across the European Union. The chi(...)

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As you read these words, a huge asteroid with Earth’s name on it could be hurtling towards us from outer space, whose impact with Earth will eliminat(...)

Renault’s new Kwid crossover has been described by Global NCAP crash test experts as “clearly sub-standard” following as zero-star score in its indepe(...)

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