Narendra Modi

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‘Every demagogue convinces the masses that he is God Almighty himself.’ Above, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Handout/PIB/AFP via Getty

Vipul Mishra’s life has been upended. Days into India’s coronavirus lockdown, the 34-year-old software engineer was made redundant from a travel websi(...)

 Indian prime minister Narendra Modi greeting soldiers during a visit on July 3th to Nimu in the  northern Himalayan Ladakh region in India. Photograph:   Press Information Bureau via AP

China has started pulling back troops who have been locked in a standoff with the Indian army since early May along their disputed border in the north(...)

Each year, lightning kills thousands of people in India. Photograph: iStock

Lightning has killed 83 people, mostly farm workers, during thunderstorms across Bihar state in eastern India, a government official said. Many were (...)

An Indian army convoy drives towards Leh, on a highway bordering China, in Gagangir, in Kashmir, on Friday. Photograph: Yawar Nazir/Getty Images

India has accused Chinese troops of meticulously preparing an attack on its soldiers on the treacherous Himalayan border, claiming they erected a tent(...)

 Resident Doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hold a candle light vigil as they pay tribute to Indian soldiers who were killed in border clashes with Chinese soldiers in Ladakh, in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Rajat/Gupta/ EPA

The US offered condolences to India on Friday over the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers killed in vicious hand-to-hand combat with Chinese troops during (...)

Commuters sit inside a bus with seats spaced to observe social distancing in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Getty

Two months ago, when there were roughly 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases and the primal politics of survival was sweeping the world, shutting dow(...)

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 enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla, Spain, on the day the autonomous region starts phase two of the government’s plan to gradually ease the lockdown measures. Photograph: F G Guerrero/EPA

Spain has reported no deaths in a 24-hour period from Covid-19 for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernando Simon said th(...)

A child of a migrant worker waits with others for transportation in Hyderabad, India. Migrant workers are becoming infected at an alarmingly high rate, leading to fresh outbreaks in villages across northern India. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar A/AP Photo

Its coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, putting it among the world’s most worrisome pandemic zones in recent weeks. Nonetheless, India is reopening, l(...)

Women dressed like characters from The Handmaid’s Tale demonstrate against all government restrictions related to concern about the spread of Covid-19 outside the Statehouse in Boston. Photograph: Michael Dwyer/AP Photo

Coronavirus has infected more than six million people across the world and killed more than 369,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins Univer(...)

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