Pope Francis: 'We have different cultures and religions, but we are brothers and we want to live in peace'
While the Hindu celebration is associated most with crowds of people throwing colourful powders on each other, it is actually split into two very different events
Temple authorities maintain the men-only tradition has stood for centuries and it would be wrong to change it
Bollywood gets caught up in the inter-faith tensions now rampant across India
India is the fourth most dangerous place in the world for females, after only Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan
Closure of gates causes fatal crush as thousands pay last respects to Muslim spiritual leader
Members of India's ruling Congress party erupted in rapturous applause today for Rahul Gandhi, heir to the country's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, who is leading the struggling party's campaign in a general election in May.
A fire tore through a sleeper train in southern India in the early hours of yesterday morning, killing 26 passengers, including two children, who were reportedly trapped inside burning carriages.
Elephants are culturally important across the globe
The barristers removed their wigs and gowns, the judge presided over the hearing in a suit and the usual wood-panelled backdrop was replaced with a conference suite when the High Court moved to a luxury London hotel yesterday.
Sex, as they say, sells. Judging by the book charts, self-help books sell pretty well, too. So combine the two and you could be on to a winner. That might be the thinking behind a new tome - The Kama Sutra Of Work: Why Work Is The New Sex And How To Make Sure You're Getting Enough.
Politicians accused of inflaming tensions after Muslims flee homes in Uttar Pradesh
Police in northern India are investigating the role of six politicians they believe may have been responsible for inciting violence between members of different religious communities that has left at least 28 people dead.
A hard-hitting campaign depicting Hindu goddesses as victims of domestic violence has been launched by a charity in India.