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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.

Shocking images depict Hindu goddesses as victims of abuse in domestic violence campaign

A hard-hitting campaign depicting Hindu goddesses as victims of domestic violence has been launched by a charity in India.

Controversial Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of teenage girl

A controversial spiritual guru was arrested today on a rape charge filed by a teenage girl in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan.

Visitors are invited to walk through the artwork, by 30-year-old artist Reshma Chhiba

Walk-in vagina installed in Johannesburg women's prison

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'It’s so friendly and so open that it’s like a feeling  of Woodstock'

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The Balinese Kite Festival is a seasonal religious festival, which is intended to send a message to Hindu Gods to create abundant harvests and crops.

Politicians and equality campaigners believe that Helen Grant has “prejudged” the consultation

Tory ministers accused of reneging on pledge to end caste discrimination

Leaked letter reveals betrayal of 400,000 ‘untouchables’ who live in Britain

Indian civilians get ready to load relief material for flood affected victims on a helicopter at a makeshift helipad at Joshimath, in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand

20 bodies found after India helicopter crashes on Uttarakhand floods rescue

Paramilitary soldiers have recovered 20 bodies from a steep hillside in northern India where a rescue helicopter crashed while attempting to evacuate people stranded in monsoon floods, the country's air force chief said.

102 killed by floods in north of India

More than 100 people have died in flooding this week in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

A submerged idol of Hindu Lord Shiva stands in the flooded River Ganges in Rishikesh, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand

India floods: Death toll rises amid heavy rain

The death toll following another 24 hours of severe flooding in northern India has risen to more than 70, according to local media reports.

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Narendra Modi takes a crucial step closer to becoming Indian Prime Minster

Main opposition party announces country's most polarising politician will lead its election campaign – setting Modi up for a show-down with Rahul Gandhi

Contents of a House

Theatre review: The Contents of a House, Preston Manor, Brighton Festival

One of the main attractions of this year’s Brighton Festival is a night-time traipse around Preston Manor, a gorgeous historic house in the suburbs which was bequeathed to the city by the Stanford family in 1932.

21 injured in Nepal plane crash on mountain airstrip

A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, injuring all 21 people on board.

Government backs down over proposals to outlaw caste discrimination

The Government has climbed down over proposals to outlaw discrimination on grounds of caste.

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