The Independent's Asia Correspondent, based in Delhi.
12 June 2014 11:19 AM
Police said one had been raped and tests were being conducted on the other
11 June 2014 05:24 PM
Environmental campaigners have hit back at a leaked intelligence agency report that claimed their activities were undermining India’s economic development and holding back growth by up to three per cent a year. The report highlighted the role of Greenpeace and called it “a threat to national economic security”.
Letter from Asia: A TV channel and its star anchor are paying a heavy price for challenging Pakistan’s army
10 June 2014 06:09 PM
Hamid Mir has survived several attempts on his life, but is determined to keep on broadcasting
10 June 2014 04:38 PM
Barely a day after militants laid siege to Karachi airport in an attack that left more than 35 people dead, gunmen launched a new assault on the facility in an assault that raised fresh questions about the country’s ability to confront the Taliban
10 June 2014 09:40 AM
Security forces at Karachi airport have come under fresh attack, a day after militants launched an audacious assault on the facility that left at least 36 people dead. The latest attack came as Pakistan’s interior minister was briefing parliament about Monday's assault.
09 June 2014 06:23 PM
Police chief says property dispute may been behind killings - but one girl's brother says family owned a tiny patch of land 'too small' to fight about
Writers and historians fear for India's free speech as a resurgent Hindu nationalism uses law to bring publishers to heel
08 June 2014 12:00 AM
Dinanath Batra considers himself a campaigner with a cause.
Golden temple massacre anniversary: Twelve injured in sword fight between Sikhs rowing over who should speak first at memorial
06 June 2014 09:08 AM
Indian television channels showed dozens of Sikhs wearing traditional turbans and robes waving swords at each and pointing spears as the two groups sized each other up
04 June 2014 04:49 PM
There were some handshakes, a pat-down and then they were gone. The handover of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier held prisoner by the Taliban for almost five years, was completed in a matter of seconds.
04 June 2014 12:53 PM
Protesters demonstrating against the coup in Thailand are taking inspiration from Hollywood. The three-fingered salute that featured in The Hunger Games movies has been adopted by those trying to persuade the troops to return to their barracks.
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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