Rahul Bedi

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A man uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water as others wait in a queue on a street in Chennai, India. Photograph: P Ravikumar/Reuters

More than 600 million people dependent on agriculture have been adversely affected by drought conditions across swathes of India. Soaring temperatur(...)

Indian women wait outside to cast their votes at a polling station in Supana village in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Women make up about half of India’s population of more than 1.3 billion, but they continue to be poorly represented in parliament and state legislatur(...)

Indian Congress party president Rahul Gandhi takes part in a roadshow rally ahead of the upcoming general election, in Amethi. Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

Voting in the first of seven rounds of polling in India’s general elections begins on Thursday in what is emerging as one of the country’s most aggres(...)

BJP leader and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi speaks in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has pledged to scrap a decades-old statute that confers special rights on the people of (...)

A general view of the “Statue of Unity” portraying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India, during its inauguration in the western state of Gujarat. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the world’s tallest statue his western home state of Gujarat, honouring a key independence leader and(...)

‘Letter Carrier’, 1828. A lithograph from L’Inde Français, 1828. From the collection of Jean Claude Carriere. Photograph: Art Media/Print Collector/Getty Images

More than a century after “messenger runners” disappeared in India, they are making a comeback for byelections in the country’s northeastern Meghalaya(...)

Opposition members said the state government was “wilfully discriminating” against more than 200 million Muslims. Photograph: iStock

The Taj Mahal may be one of the world’s Seven Wonders, but it gets no mention in a new government-issued tourism brochure for the northern Uttar Prade(...)

Members of the National Human Rights and Crime Control Organisation hold candles along with photographs of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh during a  vigil in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

Police in India have made little progress in investigating the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore last week, despite posting a Rs(...)

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(...)

A man walks past a roadside liquor store located along a highway at dusk in Gurgaon, Haryana.  Photograph: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg via Getty

Provincial governments across India are considering innovative solutions to circumvent a recent supreme court ruling that led to the shutdown of thou(...)

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