The Independent's Asia Correspondent, based in Delhi.
06 July 2014 08:27 PM
Monks say that non-vegetarian food should not be permitted for sale in Palitana, but Muslims say the demands amount to discrimination
Massive security and empty streets greet Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on first visit to Kashmir
04 July 2014 03:48 PM
India's new leader has been confronted by a massive security operation and almost empty streets as he makes his first visit to the long-contested region of Kashmir, where he vowed to boost development.
03 July 2014 12:41 PM
Police in Pakistan have launched a murder inquiry after a young woman was reportedly beaten to death by a Muslim holy man who was trying to “exorcise demons” from her.
01 July 2014 05:23 PM
Nepal has risked sparking fresh controversy after it said it was acknowledging a Chinese climber’s ascent of Everest despite the use of a helicopter during her expedition.
20 June 2014 07:36 PM
His chauffeur says he was poisoned. His son wants him cremated. But many of his followers say he isn’t even dead. Andrew Buncombe reports on the unholy battle for the estate of a very rich holy man
18 June 2014 06:25 AM
Official says the boat was not fit for a sea journey and that it contained a large number of women and children
17 June 2014 05:25 PM
India's new PM made a surpise visit to Bhutan this week
17 June 2014 12:11 PM
One of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications firms has issued an unusual apology to Thailand’s junta after an executive claimed the company had been ordered by the military authorities to block access to social media.
16 June 2014 09:31 AM
Pakistan fighter jets have carried out a fresh attack on militant targets in the tribal area of North Waziristan – a day after the military said it was launching what may be its most significant operation for many years. Meanwhile, five soldiers were killed in what appeared to be a retaliatory bomb attack.
13 June 2014 01:46 PM
Committee keeps six-year-old clause blocking anyone who has been married to a foreigner or has children of foreign citizenship
Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
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