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A man pushes his cycle past a flooded street in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Photograph: R. Parthibhan/AP Photo

At least 17 people have died and dozens are reported missing in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after days of heavy rains, authorities sai(...)

People wade through a flooded national highway after river Kosi overflowed in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

At least 46 people have died and 11 remain missing in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand after the worst rainfall in more than 100 years triggered (...)

A resident carries a dog amid debris of his damaged house after flash floods caused by heavy rains at Thodupuzha in India’s Kerala state on October 16th, 2021. Photograph: Appu S Narayanan/ AFP via Getty Images

Leaders in the southern Indian state of Kerala opened near-overflowing dams on Monday after at least 22 people died when heavy rains lashed the region(...)

 Josna Joy, a teacher at North Wicklow Educates Together secondary school in Bray, Co Wicklow. “The principal was so kind and open to giving migrants a chance. I’m so glad that I kept trying and didn’t give up.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In all the misery that the pandemic heaped onto schools, post-primary principals have been struggling to recruit the right teachers for the right role(...)

Tourists wander around the ridge area of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh state. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Indian authorities fear a rush of tourists to Himalayan mountain towns risks fuelling new Covid-19 outbreaks as they warned of a potential summer resu(...)

Waves lash over onto a shoreline in Mumbai, as Cyclone Tauktae, packing ferocious winds and threatening a destructive storm, surge bore down on India, disrupting the country’s response to its devastating Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Sujit Jaiswal/AFP via Getty Images

More than 200,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the Indian state of Gujarat as the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades made lan(...)

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(...)

A Covid-19 patient in a vehicle receives oxygen at a Sikh gurdwara in Delhi. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

India’s new coronavirus cases stayed above 300,000 for a sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, while its armed forces pledged urgent medical aid to help b(...)

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(...)

Phoeba Vallomkot and her mother Sara Abraham in Portobello, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton /The Irish Times

When Sara Abraham boarded her flight to Dublin in January 2006, she was deeply apprehensive about starting a new job halfway around the world as well (...)

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