News Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses his supporters during a protest in New Delhi

At around 3pm on Monday afternoon the Delhi traffic police issued an unlikely-sounding message by means of social media.

FAITH & REASON: How to turn religious beliefs into a nuclear explosion

Indarjit Singh, editor of the Sikh Messenger, examines the role of faith in the Indian sub-continent's atomic arms race

They can't ignore India now

The nuclear tests shot the subcontinent to the centre of world attention. That might have been the point of the whole exercise

Gandhi's legacy is blown away

THE events of the past week have been a shock to those who associate India with Mahatma Gandhi and the principle of ahimsa, or non-violence, and like to think of India as a great spiritual civilisation, dwelling on a higher plane than our own crassly materialistic societies.

Hollywood star gives hope to Tibetans

Peter Popham sees Richard Gere lend a sympathetic ear at Delhi's Speaker's Corner

Rivals woo President to become India's PM

WITH most results from India's general election declared, the nation is once again confronted by monumental uncertainty, from which only criminals and opportunists will profit.

India's Great White Hope

How did the daughter of an Italian builder come to be the most powerful woman in India? And what will she do with a power she never courted, and doesn't even want? Peter Popham reports on the rise and rise of Sonia Gandhi

India's Election: Sonia reels in the crowds for Congress

In the software city of Bangalore, Sonia Gandhi launched her campaign for India's Congress Party in earnest yesterday. And for the first time she demonstrated her power as a crowd puller.

Strong woman? Chances are you'll have a boy

Assertive mums mean more men. Roger Dobson reports

Sonia Gandhi keeps India guessing

With an election looming, all eyes are on the Italian-born wife of a former prime minister, writes Peter Popham

Arts: Laugh? They were almost civilised

The week on radio

Obituary: Richard Vernon

Richard Evelyn Vernon, actor: born Reading, Berkshire 7 March 1925; married 1955 Benedicta Hoskyns (one son, one daughter; marriage dissolved 1989); died London 4 December 1997.

Photography: The camera reveals the essence of India

India: A Celebration of Independence 1947-1997

Books: An Indian Mutiny

It might go against current cultural pieties, but British rule in India wasn't all that bad, according to David Gilmour

Exhibition: Images of India

India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997 Royal Festival Hall, London

India: Mollywood in focus

All human life is here - and more. James Rampton explores the heaving heart of India's most dynamic city.
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London