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People protest after the Indian government removed the special constitutional semi-autonomous status granted to the region of Kashmir. Photograph: Rehan Khan/EPA

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, his spokesman said on Monday, after India revoked th(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi: terror legislation introduced by his nationalist BJP party accused of “opening the floodgates to harassment of human rights defenders and activists” by Amnesty International. Photograph:  Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s opposition parties and political activists are fiercely opposing the passage of a controversial anti-terror Bill through the country’s parliam(...)

 A  child walks on the partially dried Yamuna river bed in New Delhi, where groundwater is decreasing at an alarming rate. Photograph: EPA/Harish Tyagi

The enduring water scarcity in India’s crowded capital, New Delhi, is not only causing widespread hardship to millions, but also demonstrating the wid(...)

Hafiz Saeed has been arrested in Pakistan. Photograph: KM Chaudary/AP

Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: “We consider this as part of our rights under the nuclear deal.” Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Iran has breached internationally-agreed limits on its enriched uranium stocks in a further blow to a landmark nuclear deal US president Donald Trump (...)

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 protest against the deaths of children in Muzaffarpur from a mysterious brain fever. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP

At least 126 children, many of them less than 10 years of age, have died this month in India’s eastern Bihar state in an outbreak of encephalitis, com(...)

Boys jump into the Ganges river to cool off during hot weather in Kolkata, India, on June 11th. Photograph:   Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Weekend showers provided a much-needed but partial respite to parts of India sweltering in a brutal heatwave. In Bihar, however, one of the poorest a(...)

Media gather around a Punjab Police vehicle carrying the seven accused for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

A court has sentenced three Hindu men, including a police officer, to life imprisonment for kidnapping, raping and murdering an eight-year-old Muslim (...)

A rag picker carries a sack of sorted recyclable materials atop the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi. Photograph: Xavier Galiana/AFP/Getty Images

India’s tallest rubbish heap in the capital New Delhi is likely to exceed the height of the Taj Mahal monument by next year. The 35-year-old Ghazipur(...)

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