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India’s new president, Ram Nath Kovind, inspecting a guard of honour during a ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi on Tuesday.  Photograph: Prakash Singh/Getty Images/AFP

India’s 14th president was sworn into office in an elaborate ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday. Ram Nath Kovind (72), who was administered the oath of(...)

Ram Nath Kovind: presidential candidate is an associate of the National Volunteer Corps, a Hindu group accused of stoking religious hatred against Muslims. Photograph: Tsering Topgyal/AP

Indian MPs and state legislators voted on Monday to elect the country’s next president for five years. The two-candidate contest is likely to be won (...)

Indian police remove barricades that had been erected as a safety measure outside the main entrance of the US embassy. Photograph: AP Photo

India yesterday launched a series of reprisals against the United States over the recent arrest and strip-search of one of its diplomats in New York.I(...)