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.
07 April 2014 12:30 AM
The leaders of India’s two main parties heaped fresh attacks on one another in an increasingly bitter campaign prior to the first of nine days of voting.
06 April 2014 12:00 AM
As the country goes to the polls, Andrew Buncombe visits a Delhi school which changes young lives
03 April 2014 12:04 PM
Around 120m will be first-time voters
02 April 2014 04:04 PM
Voting gets underway in the biggest-ever democratic process next Monday and ahead of the first of nine polling days, the ruling Congress party has been reaching out to India’s Muslim groups.
02 April 2014 11:16 AM
Recently, discrimination has turned to violence, especially in Rakhine state
31 March 2014 12:59 PM
Charges carry the death penalty, should the trial proceed that far
27 March 2014 05:25 PM
Five years after the Sri Lankan army crushed the remnants of a once-powerful rebel force, the United Nations is to launch a formal investigation into allegations that war crimes were committed by both sides.
26 March 2014 04:24 PM
It is being called the battle for Kashi. Two weeks before India embarks on a massive, month-long election, one of the most intriguing and closely watched contests is shaping up in the ancient, sacred city of Varanasi.
Missing Malaysia Flight MH370: Even if Australian debris is the lost plane, recovering its black box could take years
20 March 2014 03:25 PM
Officials have warned that even it the debris discovered off the Australian coast is from missing Flight MH370 it could be years before teams recover the black box data recorder essential for revealing what happened to the plane.
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Search called off for day after two pieces of debris spotted floating in Indian Ocean
20 March 2014 05:19 AM
Initial attempts to identify debris have been hampered by bad weather, and now bad light
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
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