Delhi chief minister and leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal (centre right) with member of parliament Sanjay Singh (left) at party headquarters in New Delhi. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a humiliating rout in polls to elect a new legislativ(...)

People gather near the site of the fire in New Delhi. The cause of the fire, which started at about about 5.30am, is not yet known. Photograph: EPA/STR

At least 43 people have died in a devastating fire at a building in a crowded grains market area in central New Delhi. Firefighters fought the blaze(...)

Policemen watch forensic experts at the site where four men suspected of raping and killing a woman were killed in Shadnagar, India, on Friday. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar/AP

Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old woman in the southern city of Hyderabad last week, in an episode a(...)

Foreign tourists wearing face masks visit the Taj Mahal under heavy smog conditions in Agra on Monday. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Over a million private cars were banned from plying the streets of India’s capital New Delhi on Monday as part of an 11-day experimental measure by th(...)

A crow stands in the middle of the street as the India Gate war memorial is engulfed in a thick haze, in New Delhi. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Air pollution in New Delhi and surrounding towns reached the worst levels so far this year on Sunday, with authorities in the world’s most polluted ca(...)

The heavy smog in  New Delhi. It is likely to get worse when millions of residents illuminate their homes with oil lamps and burst firecrackers on Wednesday to celebrate Diwali, the annual festival of lights. Photograph: Getty Images

India’s capital New Delhi was enveloped on Monday in a blanket of thick grey smog that threatens to worsen when millions of residents illuminate their(...)

Indian children wear masks as they take part in a protest against air pollution: the city’s air quality index is  15 times over the permissible limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation. Photograph: EPA/Rajat Gupta

The party governing New Delhi, India’s federal capital, has disbursed no financial resources from the €102.5 million “Environment Cess” it has harvest(...)

Indian schoolchildren cover their faces as they walk to school amid heavy smog in New Delhi on November 8th, 2017. Doctors are warning of a public health emergency. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty

Authorities in India’s capital New Delhi have shut down schools, put construction projects on hold and advised residents to stay indoors as part of an(...)

Indians line up outside a bank to deposit and exchange discontinued 500-rupee and 1,000-rupee notes in New Delhi. Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP

Chaos continued across India on Monday as millions of people flocked to banks that struggled to dispense cash, following the demonetisation of high-v(...)

Indian people queue inside a bank as they wait to deposit and exchange 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in Allahabad. Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

Anger intensified in India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash following the government’s decision to withdraw large denomination notes in(...)

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