Sport Ice moves: Shiva Keshavan in Vancouver in 2010

When the athletes march into the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics next month, one flag you won't be seeing is the green, white, and saffron of India. Four Indian skiers will be participating in the games as independent athletes, but they won't be able to formally represent their country, since the Indian Olympic Association has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee since 2012.

India houseboat murder: British woman, 24, stabbed to death named as Dutch man arrested

The man was found fleeing the scene with just his passport

Peggy who appears in BBC Four documentary The Road: A Story of Life and Death

Lost in Cricklewood: the immigrants who wound up living on the A5

Filmmaker Mark Isaacs describes the inspiration behind his latest BBC Four documentary The Road: A Story of Life and Death

Militants mistaken for cricket players kill five security staff in India

Attackers carried sporting kit bags before taking out weapons and opening fire

Nomadic women milk Pashmina goats on the Changthang plateau

Thousands of Pashmina goats perish in India after heaviest snowfall in decades

Thousands of Pashmina goats, the source of famed shawls and blankets and a mainstay of the local Himalayan economy, have perished in northern India in the some of the heaviest snowfall in decades.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani: Why is India afraid of this 83 year-old man?

He has long been considered a hard-liner in Kashmiri politics and has never shifted from his demands for a referendum to decide the future of Kashmir

Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali street collecting

Birmingham terror cell: a forlorn fight against extremism in the Balti Triangle

Birmingham’s bustling inner city suburbs of Sparkbrook and Sparkhill found itself on the front line of Britain’s war on terror even before the hijacked airliners smashed into the Twin Towers 12 years ago.

Bordering on fear: the lives under threat near the Line of Control

When India and Pakistan exchanged artillery fire near here more than a decade ago, the house of Bashir Ahmed Abbassi was badly damaged. Now, whenever tension ratchets up between the two nations – as it frequently does – Mr Abbassi fears his home could be hit again.

Curfew imposed after India hangs Kashmiri man for 2001 attack on Parliament

A curfew was thrown over much of Kashmir after the authorities hanged a Kashmiri man convicted of orchestrating a militant attack on India’s parliament more than a decade ago.

Kashmiri residents read the instructions

Indian police warn Kashmiris to prepare for nuclear war

People have been advised to build underground bunkers and stockpile food, candles and torches

Editorial: The West must plan for an arc of uncertainty

The collapse of the state in a nuclear Pakistan is a prospect that must be addressed

Thousands of protesters poured on to the streets of the capital, prompting police to erect barriers outside parliament

Pakistan protests to India over killing of soldier in Kashmir and accuses India of 'war-mongering'

Pakistan has protested to India over the killing of one of its troops in Kashmir – the fifth soldier from both sides to die in the past week amid heightened tension. In the latest in a series of verbal salvoes being hurled by the two nations, Pakistan’s foreign minister accused India of “war-mongering”.

Kashmiri boys at a demonstration in Srinagar yesterday

Indian soldiers shot on Pakistan border

Pakistani soldiers crossed the ceasefire line in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir today and attacked an army patrol, killing two Indian soldiers, an Indian army official said.

One dead as Pakistan and India trade accusations over 'border raid'

Pakistan and India traded accusations today of violating the boundary line dividing the two sides' forces in the disputed northern region of Kashmir.

New horizons: The advisory against Srinagar in Kashmir has been lifted, opening this region to tourists again

Lyn Hughes: The road less travelled is still out there to be discovered

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