Demonstrators near India Gate in Delhi yesterday demand capital punishment for rapists

‘I feel the attack in my heart’: India’s shame at brutal rape

Protesters demand extra protection for women as suspect admits: I should be hanged

Vegetarianism is India's curse, it must be ditched

Societally enforced vegetarianism is neither good for India's people, nor her cattle

Street life: a labourer with infant and shovel in New Delhi

A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi, By Aman Sethi

A searingly honest account of India's underclass of urban labourers and how they survive

'Venez a Londres, mes amis': Boris Johnson woos steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal in India

Boris Johnson waded in to the row between steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and the French government today as he urged Indian businessmen to set up in the United Kingdom.

India's Amity University to open London campus

A private Indian university plans to open a campus for 15,000 foreign students in London, it was announced today as Boris Johnson continued his whirlwind tour of the country to promote links with the United Kingdom.

Boris Johnson heads to Bollywood on a promotional tour to ‘bat for Britain’

London Mayor’s trip prompts speculation he is branding himself as a ‘world leader-in-waiting’

Kevin Pietersen is currently playing for the Delhi Daredevils in South Africa

Pietersen seals passage to India after Oxford pact

Talks bring England recall but only once KP's T20 Champions League stint is over

New Delhi Metro: becoming a 'hot-spot' for suicides

New Delhi's rail transit system a vehicle for suicides

NEW DELHI — With its air-conditioned trains, clean platforms, clockwork timing, orderly lines and women-only carriages, New Delhi's Metro has been celebrated for a decade as a symbol of a rapidly modernizing nation. But the gleaming public transportation system has now become a suicide hot spot.

The landless poor march to Delhi to demand reforms on land ownership

Peasants' revolt: Rural India marches on Delhi for rights to live off the land

Andrew Buncombe joins tens of thousands of country's 'landless poor' during protest march to the capital

Employees of Kingfisher Airlines, owned by Vijay Mallya, inset, take part in a candlelight vigil after the wife of a colleague killed herself

The suicide that exposed a tycoon’s empire in crisis

Wife of engineer at Kingfisher Airline’s killed herself after husband wasn't paid

Get me out of here: Miami, Turkey, India

Now... Slink off to Miami for a four-night stay in one of the stylish all-white rooms at The Delano, South Beach. The deal, with Western & Oriental, is valid for stays between 19-31 August, costing £989pp with BA flights from Heathrow and breakfast included. Book by 19 August. wandotravel.com

Passengers wait on their train for power to be restored

Chaos hits millions in India's power struggle

The collapse of the northern electricity grid yesterday affected more than 300 million people – and highlighted the country's creaking infrastructure

Andrew Buncombe: Delhi is a city where connections count for a lot

As with so many things in Delhi, one's access to an uninterrupted supply of electricity is inextricably linked to wealth, status and connections.

Rebecca Tyrrel: 'For such a bastion of Home Counties values, Lord Coe has quite the gene pool'

Who knew that Olympics overlord Sebastian Coe is one quarter Punjabi? His grandfather, Sardari Lal, was among the first wave of Indians who came to England to study. He met and married Sebastian's maternal grandmother, Vera Swan, while a London University law student in the 1920s.

Michael Arisand Aung San Suu Kyion their wedding day

Peter Popham: Aung San Suu Kyi meant to leave Britain for a few weeks – not 24 years

She and her family paid a terrible price about which she has never been willing to speak

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