A drive down central Delhi as Indiaès lockdown enters 50th day | AFP

Roads are mostly deserted in central Delhi as India’s coronavirus lockdown, one of the most stringent in the world, enters its 50th day.

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People wait at Delhi station as railways resume some operations | AFP

People wait outside a New Delhi train station as India’s railways resume partial operations. The country of 1.3 billion imposed a strict shutdown in late March, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has credited with keeping cases to a modest 70,000, with around 2,000 deaths. IMAGES

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India’s military salutes virus workers with rose petals, flypasts | AFP

Helicopters shower a Delhi hospital with rose petals as India’s military pay tribute to frontline workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. IMAGES

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Indian mobile virus testing van hits Delhi streets | AFP

People queue up to receive coronavirus swab tests at a mobile Covid-19 testing van in New Delhi on Wednesday. India’s confirmed coronavirus death toll passed 1,000 on Wednesday following its highest daily increase, but numbers remain relatively low compared with Europe and the United States.

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Driving through old quarters of Delhi under lockdown | AFP

The streets are empty in the old quarters of Delhi as the coronavirus lockdown continues. Muslims here, like in many parts of the world, will be marking the start of the holy month of Ramadan amid unprecedented bans on family gatherings and mass prayers, in place to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. IMAGES

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Coronavirus: A drive through Delhi as India goes into total lockdown | AFP

Only a handful of vehicles are to be seen on roads in India’s capital New Delhi, as the country’s billion-plus population goes into a three-week lockdown. IMAGES

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Delhi’s rebel gym-goers risk virus to pump iron | AFP

While top gym chains in India are shuttered over the coronavirus pandemic, many underground workout dens are catering for their muscle-bound customers in defiance of the government.

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Self-defence classes in Delhi popular after 2012 gang rape | AFP

Dozens of young women attend a self-defense class in Delhi, aiming to equip themselves for the future in 21st-century India, a country which retains a dismal record of violence against women.

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Celebrations after India hangs four over 2012 Delhi bus gang-rape | AFP

“Today is a great day,” one woman says, as crowds gather outside Tihar Jail in Delhi to celebrate the execution of four men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012. The crimes had sparked huge nationwide protests.

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People cheer outside Delhi prison after 2012 bus gang-rapists hanged | AFP

Standing outside Tihar Jail in Delhi, people wave Indian flags and cheer after four men were executed for the gang-rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. IMAGES

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India drivers learn to respect women in special classes | AFP

Delhi’s drivers have been in the news since 2012 when a 23-year-old student was gang-raped on a city bus as she returned home from a cinema with a male friend. The case led to an overhaul of laws on sexual crimes and a slew of measures to increase women safety including workshops for drivers of commercial vehicles on how to respect women.

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Victim of Delhi violence buried as riots’ death toll rises to 27 | AFP

The body of 30-year-old Furkaan is lowered into the ground as family, friends and neighbours mourn him after he was killed amid an outburst of sectarian violence in New Delhi that has claimed at least 27 lives and left more than 200 people injured. Furkaan was hit by a stray bullet as he went out to buy groceries, according to his friends. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Parts of Delhi resemble war zone aftermath after deadly riots | AFP

Delhi’s worst sectarian violence in decades with deadly battles between Hindus and Muslims has left parts of the Indian capital looking like a war zone.

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Deadly sectarian violence rattles New Delhi | AFP

Riot police patrol the streets of India’s capital on Wednesday following two days of unrest. The clashes between mobs armed with swords and guns is the worst sectarian violence seen in Delhi in decades.

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Polling station open for Delhi state election | AFP

Voters arrive at a polling station in Delhi as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party battles to take back power in Dehli state elections. IMAGES

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Suspected Hindu nationalist opens fire at Delhi student demo | AFP

A suspected Hindu nationalist Thursday live-streamed himself minutes before opening fire on university students protesting against India’s new citizenship law. One student was reportedly shot in the hand before police arrested the alleged gunman, who timed his attack to coincide with the anniversary of the assassination of independence hero Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 by a Hindu radical.

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India’s road-block women vow to fight on against citizenship law | AFP

Women in New Delhi brave the freezing cold to help block one of the main roads into the capital of India, in a protest that is at the forefront of a rising challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For nearly four weeks, more than 200 women have sat and slept across the four-lane road between Delhi and the satellite city Noida, gaining nationwide attention as protests erupted across India over a controversial citizenship law that critics say is anti-Muslim.

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Fire and building collapse at Delhi warehouse | AFP

A New Delhi factory collapses on firefighters tackling the third major blaze in the Indian capital in less than a month, injuring twelve people. IMAGES

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