Andrew Buncombe

The Independent's Asia Correspondent Andrew Buncombe is based in Delhi. His dominion ranges over India, Pakistan, Burma, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, occasionally parts of South East Asia and - or at least he is hoping - The Maldives.

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A woman in Burma reads the paper while smoking

Burma is still a deadly place for journalists

Letter from Asia: The killing of Aung Naing has sparked outcry, inside Burma and across the region

Indian transgender group disperses rioting mob by threatening to strip

Hijras, the subcontinent's traditional third gender, step in to quell violence

Indian media has reported that there are a total of 628 names on the so-called HSBC black money list

India reveals first eight names in black money probe

Authorities step up attempts to recover lost billions of untaxed money

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in Colombo yesterday, is leading his country’s campaign to improve its image abroad after the bloody civil war in which thousands died

Sri Lanka revisited: The whitewashing of a war crime by corporate lobbyists

The UN is preparing to condemn Sri Lanka’s brutal crushing of the Tamil rebels – unless an army of corporate lobbyists can convince it otherwise

Thai police secure the area during an investigation after a British woman was found dead at a beauty treatment clinic in Bangkok

British woman's cosmetic surgery death in Thailand sparks warning over 'surgical tourism'

Police say the surgeon was unqualified

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to crack down on untaxed transactions

Indian government vows to go after 'black money' stashed in Swiss bank accounts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to crack down on countless millions of pounds in untaxed transactions

Indian hotel room where young British couple found dead was 'littered with pills'

James and Alexandra Gaskell found on Tuesday in Agra, near the Taj Mahal

Robert Kelvin Ellis pictured with his wife Julaikah Noor Ellis

Robert Kelvin Ellis: Wife of British man found with throat cut in a Bali rice field 'confesses to ordering the killing'

The 60-year-old businessman was found dead on Tuesday morning

Shirley Shackleton, wife of late journalist Gregory Shackleton, sits next to the grave of the 'Balibo Five' in Jakarta, in 2010

Letter from Asia: The battle for the truth behind five journalists’ deaths in Indonesia

Indonesia has always insisted the so-called Balibo Five were killed in crossfire

Police in Indonesia are investigating the murder of a British man found with his throat cut in a rice field on the island of Bali

Robert Kelvin Ellis: Indonesian police investigate murder of British man found with throat cut in rice field

Robert Ellis, who was 60, found dead on Tuesday morning

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