Relatives of a Covid-19 victim mourn outside Batra hospital, in Tughlakabad, on Saturday in New Delhi, India. New infections have reached about 400,000 a day in India. Photograph:  Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

His Covid-19 taskforce didn’t meet for months. His minister for health assured the public in March that India had reached the pandemic’s “endgame”. A (...)

People sit in an observation area after getting inoculated with a dose of Covishield vaccine at the BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on May 2nd. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images

India’s prime minister has suffered a rare political defeat in a key state election, amid signs of a voter backlash over his handling of the coronavir(...)

Indian people wait to fill their oxygen cylinders at an oxygen vendor shop in New Delhi. Photograph: Idrees Mohammed

Having devastated major Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, among numerous others, the country’s second Covid-19 pandemic wave is over(...)

A cyclist rides past the construction site for the new parliament building in New Delhi. Photograph: Mayank Makhija/NurPhoto via Getty

Even as India reels under its second coronavirus wave, prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party government has refused (...)

 People in an observation area after getting a shot of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Mumbai, India.  Photograph:  EPA/Divyakant Solanki

India registered its highest caseload of new coronavirus cases on Friday as the country reeled under a shortage of hospital beds, ventilators, palliat(...)

Protesters in Bengaluru, India, on Monday calling for the immediate release of climate activist Disha Ravi. Photograph: Jagadeesh Nv/EPA

Indian politicians and activists on Monday condemned the arrest of a 22-year-old climate campaigner accused of sedition for helping edit an online do(...)

Activists of United Hindu Front burn an effigy with a picture of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg during a demonstration in New Delhi on Thursday. Photograph:  Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images

Counter-protesters in Delhi have burned effigies of the Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg after she tweeted support for India’s protesti(...)

Farmers wrapped in blankets sit on a blocked highway as they continue to protest against  government  reforms,  on January 29th. Photograph:  Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty

The angry calls of defiance blasted from the loudspeakers. “We are not going away, no matter what,” shouted the speaker, to loud cheers from the crowd(...)

Police stand guard at Red Fort in New Delhi on January 27th as farmers protest. Photograph:   Jewel Samad/ AFP via Getty

Indian police are using facial recognition technology to identify suspects in a crackdown on farmers who overran parts of New Delhi this week, while l(...)

Mug shot of the Indian political activist Nathuram Vinayak Godse who shot Mahatma Gandhi  in January  1948. Photograph:  Mondadori via Getty Images

Last Sunday, in a nondescript building in the Indian city of Gwalior, 320km south of Delhi, a large crowd of men gathered. Most wore bright saffron ha(...)

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