Indian police detain a Youth Congress activist after they storm a barricade during a protest against the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Government near parliament house in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Members of Indian Youth Congress protested against the Ministers of BJP led Government for their alleged involvement in various scams including the recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board and helping former cricket official, Lalit Modi
A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi
Indian yoga practitioners participate in a full dress rehearsal for International Yoga Day in New Delhi on Friday
An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on Monday
An Indian man sleeps on the roof of his house at a shanty area in New Delhi, India, on Monday
Indian commuters walk in an underpass connecting their neighbourhood with a main thoroughfare past a train station in the early hours of the morning in New Delhi on Tuesday. According to a report from the UN, India’s urban population numbers some 410m people and this will grow to 814m by 2050
A vendor ties newspapers on his bicycle early in the morning in New Delhi, India on Friday
An Indian labourer loads unbaked clay bricks on a horse-drawn cart to deliver them to a brick kiln in Sahibabad on the outskirts of New Delhi on Friday
An Indian passerby feeds an elephant, hired out for weddings and parties, on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi on Friday
Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India‘s capital will turn into a virtual fortress for U.S. President Barack Obama‘s visit this weekend, with heightened security measures, including an extended no-fly zone, to protect the world’s most powerful leader. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world’s two largest democracies will attend India’s Republic Day celebrations on Monday, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry.
Soldiers practice ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest at the annual event.
A woman crosses the road in New Delhi. India is part of a global trend of increasing urbanisation, with more than half of the world’s population living in towns and cities
A security personnel is silhouetted against the headlights of a car as he stands guard during the rehearsal of Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26.
Visually impaired students at a school for the blind take part in a football match in New Delhi, India, on Monday.
Schoolchildren in New Delhi, India, observe a two-minute silence on Wednesday to pray for the victims killed in the attack at an army run school in Peshawar, Pakistan
An elderly man drinks tea to beat the cold early morning in old parts of New Delhi, India
Labourers work on a bridge being built over the river Yamuna for metro rail in New Delhi on Friday. With growth struggling at 5.3% in the July-September quarter, it is likely to be some time before India recaptures the 8% growth levels needed for an expanding workforce
People drink tea at a roadside tea shop on a winter morning in the old quarters in Delhi on Wednesday
Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi, India on Wednesday
Workers display their coal-covered hands at a wholesaler in New Delhi, India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to end a four-decade-old government monopoly on mining and selling coal