News Activists carry posters as they shout slogans during a protest march against the gangrape and murder of a teenager, in India. The Indian politician has apologised after she said women invite rape.

She came under criticism from members of her own party who distanced themselves from her remarks

Alastair Cook: Once again the captain led from the front with a magnificent 190 in the first innings to help take England past 500. He was rightly named man of the match

Tour of India: England player ratings

England today recorded their first series victory in India for 27 years. Here, we take a look at how the players rated...

England win series in India for first time in 27 years

Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell both record centuries on final day

IK Gujral: Politician who improved India’s foreign relations

Even the warmest admirers of Inder Kumar Gujral would concede that when it emerged he had been chosen to be India’s 12th prime minister he was as surprised as anyone. Indeed, one recent report suggested that when he was told he had been selected to replace HD Deve Gowda, he was almost overcome by an anxiety attack.

PPI texts firm is banned by advertising watchdog

Claims management firms which bombard people with annoying payment protection insurance and accident texts have been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority. The watchdog has ordered Indian firm Data Supplier to stop.

Indian star Sachin Tendulkar is living on borrowed time

James Anderson v Sachin Tendulkar - the wickets

England bowler dismisses "Little Master" for ninth time

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ASA crackdown on Indian firm over misleading PPI claim texts

Claims-management companies which bombard people with payment protection insurance (PPI) and accident texts have been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

England have been keen to field Steve Finn in their starting XI since the series started but an untimely thigh injury has kept him out of the reckoning

Steven Finn doubtful for fourth Test against India

England bowler misses net practice

Stuart Broad sent for scan on heel injury

England bowler has been short of form

Alastair Cook

History maker Alastair Cook spends the day breaking records as England dominate day two against India

Cook becomes first Englishman to reach 23 Test centuries

Kevin Pietersen proved that if you get a couple of hours at the crease under your belt batting becomes easier

Ian Bell: Nappy time is on hold, now I want my own 'daddy hundred' in India

View From the Middle: Inspired by Kev and Cookie, I’ve adapted my mental approach to spin

England have been keen to field Steve Finn in their starting XI since the series started but an untimely thigh injury has kept him out of the reckoning

Revitalised England enter India's snake-pit wary of forbidden fruit

Tourists will make two changes as they attempt to win at Eden Gardens for only the second time

England bowlers Steven Finn (left) and Stuart Broad in action in the nets yesterday
Ian Bell has made just one fifty during three tours of India

Bell to win battle with Bairstow for middle-order slot

Two batsmen, one place and a dilemma for the selectors. Whatever the conclusion it may be based more on desperate hope than dire experience.

Boris accuses Home Office over immigration

Boris Johnson risked provoking a  major row with Theresa May today after he accused the Home Office of turning a blind eye to long-term illegal immigrants in the UK.

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