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India is the fourth most dangerous place in the world for females, after only Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan

Indian court finds 32 guilty in deadly Gujarat riots

A court convicted a former government minister and 31 other people for their part in the anti-Muslim riots that shook the western state of Gujarat 10 years ago.

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14 killed as bus crashes into tree in India

At least 14 people were killed when a speeding bus crashed into a tree in northern India, a police spokesman said.

Bringing India into the equation: Terrorist attack on the Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 2008

Apocalyptic Realm: Jihadists in South Asia, By Dilip Hiro

A study which sets out to trace the orgins of jihadi violence in the Indian subcontinent is ambitious, but flawed.

Mrs Ali's Road to Happiness, By Farahad Zama

Happiness is a small town in east India

Last Night's Viewing: Queen Victoria’s Last Love, Channel 4
Justified, 5USA

Every year at the court of Queen Victoria, the royal household amused itself with "am-drams": costumed aristos created tableaux inspired by well-known paintings and stories.

Birth of a nation: Bangladeshis on the move

Scenes From Early Life: A Novel, By Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher attempts a complex act of narrative ventriloquism in his eighth novel. Scenes from Early Life is written as a fictionalised memoir, told from the viewpoint of Hensher's husband, Zaved Mahmood. This re-imagining of his partner's childhood in what was then East Pakistan [now Bangladesh] reads like a fictive account that wants to stay faithful to historical reality. It might be this complicated braiding of the documentary and the dramatic, of fiction and reality, that gives early chapters their static, distant tone.

Cambodia anger atplan to copy Angkor Wat

It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Not so, perhaps, when it comes to ancient Hindu temples.

The original Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia was completed in the 12th century

Angkor's away! India plans larger than life copy of Cambodia's iconic temple

Cambodians protest as construction begins on copy that will be world's tallest Hindu temple

Hannah and Her Sisters (15)

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine

Hindujas back in driving seat as Souter quits bid for bus firm

Struggling British bus-builder Optare looks set to fall into the clutches of the Indian billionaire Hinduja brothers after Sir Brian Souter's rival company pulled out of potential takeover talks less than a day after expressing an interest.

The Salvation Army is among charities likely to be busy over the next couple of months

Have faith in debt charities: More people are turning to organisations which help the poor

Charities which help the poor and indebted, particularly religious ones, expect to be busier than ever in 2012. January and February are going to be particularly busy months for them as more impoverished individuals and families seek help. Christmas is often a turning point for people with debts; in the cold light of January many decide they need advice.

31 guilty over Indian Muslim's fire deaths

A court convicted and sentenced 31 Hindus to life imprisonment for killing dozens of Muslims by setting a building on fire during one of India's worst rounds of communal violence nine years ago. 

Ritual dancing on Rila mountain - in pictures

Members of an international religious movement called the White Brotherhood gathered on the top of the Rila Mountain, near Babreka lake, some 100 km south of Sofia on today to perform ritual dances.

Opponents of compulsory Hindu education 'should leave India'

A row has broken out in southern India over whether schoolchildren should be obliged to learn a Hindu religious text in the classroom, with the state's education minister further fanning the flames by saying those who objected to the plan should leave India.

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