A woman  receiving  a vaccine jab  in a car  in Kolkata, eastern India. Photograph:  EPA/Piyal Adhikary

Several Indian cities and rural districts that have been coronavirus hotspots over the past three months, including the federal capital New Delhi and (...)

Police and administrative officials  inspect a cremation ground on the banks of Ganges River, where suspected bodies of Covid-19 coronavirus victims appeared to be partially buried. Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP via Getty

Police are patrolling the banks of the Ganges river in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh to stop any dumping of corpses in the river, a gov(...)

Health workers attend to a suspected Covid-19  patient in Kolkata,  India on Saturday. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 overnight, the health ministry said on Saturday, setting a new world record for the third consecutive (...)

People walk at the sea front in Mumbai on Tuesday after the government eased a lockdown. Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/AFP via Getty

India’s health system has been placed under extreme pressure by a surge in coronavirus cases that has placed the country sixth in the world for the nu(...)

People wear face masks in São Paulo, Brazil amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

The number of confirmed deaths from coronavirus globally has topped 400,000, as the Chinese government released a report lauding its response to the p(...)

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(...)

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