The Independent's Asia Correspondent, based in Delhi.
Unmasked at last: mother comes face to face with men accused of raping and killing her daughter in India
18 May 2013 12:00 AM
Family issues plea for justice in bus rape case that shocked India
14 May 2013 06:18 PM
Dozens of people are feared to have drowned after several boats carrying Muslim refugees fleeing an approaching cyclone sank in the Bay of Bengal.
Pakistan election: Fourteen years after he was ousted, Nawaz Sharif welcomes journalists to his country house and returns with warm words for old enemies
13 May 2013 04:59 PM
Andrew Buncombe joins Pakistan’s new PM at his country house where he hears about his headaches over electricity, building the economy, and tackling militancy
13 May 2013 09:34 AM
Former Prime Minister secures third term in office – and vows to make an impact in Pakistan within 100 days
09 May 2013 05:59 PM
Judges say the strikes must be declared a war crime as they kill innocent people
07 May 2013 07:00 PM
The former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan fractured his skull and required hospital treatment after he fell from a fork-lift truck that was carrying him on to the stage at a packed rally.
A Hindu hell on earth: Families are being torn apart by their desperation to flee persecution in Pakistan
07 May 2013 06:57 PM
They had waited for years. So when the opportunity came they took it, even if it meant leaving behind friends and neighbours, brothers and husbands. Even a three-day-old baby boy. Seven weeks ago, almost 500 Hindus from Pakistan crossed into India on the pretence of visiting a religious festival. In reality, they had come to escape religious persecution and poverty. Some said they would rather commit suicide than go back.
Bangladesh protests: 15 die in clashes as Islamic conservatives battle with police over implementation of anti-blasphemy law
06 May 2013 09:14 AM
Violence erupted after security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets in the central commercial district
04 May 2013 12:00 AM
He rose to the top, then ended up in jail. Now Malaysia’s opposition leader stands on the verge of a remarkable election victory
03 May 2013 04:19 PM
Indian prisoner died one day earlier after attack in Lahore jail
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