Amit Shah

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The eastern state of West Bengal has shifted about 1.1 million people to various relief centres, while neighbouring Odisha has so far moved more than 500,000. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India has evacuated more than 1.6 million people from the east coast to safer places as a powerful cyclone hit the nation at a time when authorities a(...)

  Relatives of a Covid-19 victim mourn outside Batra hospital, in Tughlakabad, on Saturday in New Delhi, India. New infections have reached about 400,000 a day in India. Photograph:  Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

His Covid-19 taskforce didn’t meet for months. His minister for health assured the public in March that India had reached the pandemic’s “endgame”. A (...)

People sit in an observation area after getting inoculated with a dose of Covishield vaccine at the BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on May 2nd. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images

India’s prime minister has suffered a rare political defeat in a key state election, amid signs of a voter backlash over his handling of the coronavir(...)

Multiple funeral pyres can be seen burning as people perform the last rites of their relatives who died with Covid-19 in the outskirts of New Delhi. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Getty

As a second coronavirus wave ravages India, overwhelming its already inadequate medical and public health facilities, the mood among the majority of t(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

An elderly farmer argues with policemen standing by a barricade as they attempt to move towards Delhi, at the border between Delhi and Haryana state last Friday. Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers have marched upon Delhi and set up vast camps blocking entry to the city in protest at agriculture laws they s(...)

An Indian health worker takes a nasal swab sample from  a teacher to test for Covid-19 in Gauhati, India. Photograph: Anupam Nath/AP

India has recorded the highest single-day coronavirus case count of any country with 82,860 new infections even as Narendra Modi’s government pushes a(...)

Shoppers wait in a long queue outside a shop in Melbourne on August 2nd, 2020 as people queue for provisions. Photograph: WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images

Mexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, as the country overtook the UK with the world’s third-highest number o(...)

Indian medical personnel collects swab samples for Covid-19 at fever clinics in Bhopal, India on Tuesday. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/ EPA

In Europe, those states that moved quickly to impose lockdowns, and eased them slowly, have tended to do the best job of keeping Covid-19 under contro(...)

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