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The BJP banned  the street sale of all non-vegetarian fare  in four major cities   as it ’offended’ Hindu religious sentiments. Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/ AFP via Getty Images

The Hindu nationalist party of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has banned the street sale of all non-vegetarian fare, including eggs and fish, in (...)

Malaysian police look on as a steamroller crushes bitcoin-mining machines in the city of Miri. Photograph: Dennis Wong/AFP

Image of the week: Crushed crypto Cryptocurrencies are a “tulip bulb” with “no inherent worth”, according to Luke Ellis, boss of hedge fund manager M(...)

Mucormycosis patients and their relatives at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital in India. Doctors believe  hospitals desperate to keep Covid-19 patients alive made choices that left them vulnerable. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

In the stifling, tightly packed medical ward at Civil Hospital, the ear, nose and throat specialist moved briskly from one bed to the next, shining a (...)

A medic administers prepares to administer a Covid-19 vaccine at SMHS Hospital in Srinagar, May 1st 2021. Photograph: Farooq Kahan/ EPA

India’s rampant second wave of Covid-19 topped 400,000 new daily cases for the first time on Saturday, as the country opened up its massive vaccinatio(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveneysaid  the Government was “assessing” what it could share with India with a particular focus on oxygen and ventilators. Photograph: Julian Behal

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has said plans to send aid to India, which is grappling with a massive second wave of Covid-19 cases and death(...)

Health workers attend to a suspected covid-19 positive patient at jumbo Covid-19 centre in Mumbai, India. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world’s second-most populous country ha(...)

England’s Joe Root: ‘We know how important this game is.’

After two months in the subcontinent, England’s Test cricketers are within touching distance of the departure lounge. Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jofr(...)

The Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera is  the world’s largest cricket stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Third Test: India v England, Wednesday, first ball 9am Irish time – Live on Channel 4 After one win each in the series and with two to play, the thi(...)

Women perform celebratory rituals in Mumbai. Photograph: Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo

India’s number of coronavirus cases has passed nine million, the world’s second highest total after the US. The federal health ministry on Friday rep(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden speaks  in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

The president of the US does a lot to set the tone of global politics. The themes and language used by the occupant of the Oval Office are usually swi(...)

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