India

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'We are worried': Indians hopeful but anxious as vaccination drive begins
India launches bid to vaccinate 300m people amid fears over efficacy of domestically produced vaccine

Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

17, Jan, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Mahatma Gandhi's killer venerated as Hindu nationalism resurges in India
Nathuram Godse rehabilitated from traitor to patriot for many, as Gandhi’s vision of secular India eroded by ruling BJP

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

17, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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India begins world's biggest Covid vaccination programme
Country of 1.3 billion people hopes to vaccinate 300 million citizens by August

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South-Asia correspondent

16, Jan, 2021 @8:57 AM

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Global immunisation: low-income countries rush to access Covid vaccine supply
Despite efforts to procure Covid vaccine, some nations will only vaccinate 20% of population

Sarah Boseley Health editor

15, Jan, 2021 @12:23 PM

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Life of Indian princess who fought Nazis to be told in TV series
Spy Princess is based on Noor Inayat Khan, killed in France while working as a British spy in second world war

Dalya Alberge

14, Jan, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Up to 1m Hindus gather in India as festival goes ahead amid Covid fears
Millions more expected to descend on Haridwar in coming weeks for Kumbh Mela despite pandemic

Harriet Sherwood and Agence France-Presse in Haridwar

14, Jan, 2021 @12:46 PM

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'Untouchable' Bollywood poster provokes outrage over caste stereotypes
Upper-caste actor playing Dalit politician Mayawati shown dishevelled and holding broom in publicity for new film

Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

13, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Christian persecution rises as people refused aid in Covid crisis – report
Advocacy group Open Doors says hardline regimes across world exploit pandemic

Harriet Sherwood

13, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Indian court suspends new agriculture laws after mass protests
Judges order committee to look into grievances, but unions vow further demonstrations until laws repealed

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

12, Jan, 2021 @5:23 PM

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The big picture: jumping for joy in a girls' ashram
Dayanita Singh captures the spirit and transcendence of the only female-founded ashram in Varanasi, India

Tim Adams

10, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Three men filmed beating dolphin to death arrested in India
Outpouring of disgust after brutal attack on endangered Gangetic dolphin in Uttar Pradesh went viral

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

08, Jan, 2021 @6:10 PM

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Indian fashion designer Satya Paul dies aged 79
Paul revolutionised and revitalised the sari as well as launching one of India’s best-known fashion brands

Priya Elan

07, Jan, 2021 @11:53 PM

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