Kevin Pietersen is dropped by Delhi Daredevils

Kevin Pietersen’s future took a surprising turn yesterday when Delhi Daredevils decided not to retain the England batsman – or indeed any of their players – for this year’s Indian Premier League.

'My husband tried to force me to abort my twin girls': Doctor's charge

When Mitu Khurana found out she was pregnant with twins, she should have been overcome with joy. But, she says, her discovery marked the start of a cruel campaign by her husband and in-laws during which she was ignored, deprived of food, verbally and physically abused and pressured to abort her babies – because they were girls.

Silence of the ’grams: India’s telegraph offices go quiet after

India’s telegram service has been withering for decades, to the extent that yesterday the last private messages were sent more than 160 years after the first. Yet for 24 hours it was like the good old days as hundreds of people visited the country’s 75 offices to send their final missives to friends and family, and staff holidays were cancelled to meet the demand.

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One rule for the rich and another for the poor: outcry as India's

The Indian authorities have been accused of providing security for the rich and poweful but doing nothing for the safety of ordinary people after it was announced the country’s wealthiest man is to get “VIP” police protection usually reserved for senior politicians and officials.

Indian girl responds to treatment after rape ordeal

The condition of a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped and tortured by a man and then left alone in a locked room in India's capital for two days has improved, a doctor said today, as protests continued over the authorities' handling of the case.

Protesters clash with Delhi police after man accused of raping

Fresh anger swept through Delhi after a five-year-old girl was taken to hospital having been allegedly raped by a neighbour. Protesters clashed with police, who were accused of trying to bribe the family to keep quiet, and a senior police officer was suspended after striking a woman protester.