Indian commuters make their way through a downpour in Amritsar on Monday. The monsoon, which covers the subcontinent from June to September and usually brings flooding, accounts for about 80 per cent of India’s annual rainfall
Youngsters hold candles as they pay tribute to children who died from food poisoning in India‘s Saran district of Bihar state, at a government school in Amritsar on Thursday. Thousands of youngsters were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said Read more
Indian villagers look on as the funeral pyre of Sarabjit Singh burns at Bhikhiwind village, 45kms from Amritsar. Singh, an Indian convicted 16 years ago in Pakistan for spying and deadly bombings, died on May 2 after being savagely beaten with a brick in Lahore prison, sparking a furious response from Indian politicians. Singh was cremated with state honours in his native village in northwest India where hundreds of angry demonstrators shouted “Down with Pakistan!” as they gathered to pay their tribute.
An Indian Sikh devotee holds an oil lamp as he pays his respects at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India on Thursday. It is the 392nd birth anniversary of the ninth Sikh Guru, Teg Bahadur. Guru Tegh Bahadur, the youngest of the five sons of Guru Hargobind, was born in Amritsar in 1621 and was executed on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi in 1675. Read more
An Indian Sikh devotee takes a holy dip in the sarover (water tank) at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India on April 16 2013.