A prayer meeting in secret amid an uptick in violence against Christians, in the state of Bihar, India, on February 12th, 2021. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

The Christians were mid-hymn when the mob kicked in the door. A swarm of men dressed in saffron poured inside. They jumped on stage and shouted Hindu (...)

Homeless children stand in a queue to receive a morning meal from Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Saint Teresa, at its headquarter in Kolkata, India,  Photograph: Bikas Das/AP

India has refused to renew the foreign-funding licence for the Missionaries of Charity, the Christian order founded by Mother Teresa famous for its wo(...)

Indian farmers celebrate at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border after prime minister Narendra Modi announced all three farm laws will be repealed. Photograph: Harish Tyagi

Narendra Modi will abandon contentious agricultural market reforms that sparked year-long protests from Indian farmers and a major challenge to his au(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government dismissed allegations of snooping as ‘baseless’ but declined to say whether it had procured the Pegasus software or not.  Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty

India’s supreme court has appointed a panel to investigate allegations that the country’s federal government deployed Israeli military-grade spyware t(...)

A girl offers cake to a lifesize cut-out of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday, in Ahmedabad. Photograph:   Sam Panthaky/AFP via Getty Images

India’s government on Friday launched 20 days of grand nationwide celebrations to mark prime minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday. In a move widely(...)

 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 (...)

 People receiving vaccination at a drive-in Covid-19 vaccination station  in Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh state, India. Photograph: Mohammed Idrees/EPA

Police have arrested at least 20 people in India’s federal capital New Delhi for criticising prime minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the second co(...)

 Relatives push an elderly woman in a wheelchair as she arrives for a Covid-19 vaccination at a government hospital in Kolkata, India. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India continues to reel under its second coronavirus wave, with continuing shortages of oxygen, hospitals beds, medicines and ambulances, while its na(...)

Supporters of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party at an  election rally in Kolkata,  West Bengal, in March.  Photograph: Bikas Das/AP

Narendra Modi’s popularity has fallen during India’s deepening Covid crisis, according to an opinion poll, as the country reports more than 400,000 da(...)

People wait their turn to get tested for Covid-19   in Hyderabad, India, as the nation struggles to contain a second wave of the pandemic. Photograph: Mahes Kumar A/AP

India’s second coronavirus wave intensified on Monday as people continued to die for lack of oxygen, crematoriums and burial grounds overflowed and th(...)

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