Russia and India sign weapons deals

Russia and India signed weapons deals worth billions of dollars today as president Vladimir Putin sought to further boost ties with an old ally.

Angry protesters encounter a violent response from police in New Delhi while urging swift punishment for a gang of alleged rapists

Police fire tear gas after violence at Delhi rape protest

Anger at the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus grew in India as police in the capital, New Delhi, used tear gas and water cannon to break up demonstrations staged by thousands of people who were protesting against the crime.

Indian police use tear gas and water cannons as thousands try to storm presidential mansion in New Delhi in gang rape protest

Police in India's capital used tear gas and water cannons today to push back thousands of people who tried to march to the presidential mansion to protest the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus.

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Laptop bag in one hand and BlackBerry in the other, investment banker Saurabh Chawla slid into his black Mercedes-Benz one morning and headed to his job in the Indian capital.

In India's anti-corruption fight, news networks begin to pay a price

India's headline-grabbing fight against corruption has galvanized the nation but is now beginning to prove costly for its media.

Father of Savita Halappanavar calls for change to Ireland's abortion laws after death of his daughter

The father of a pregnant Indian woman who died after being refused an abortion in Ireland has urged the country's prime minister to change the country's abortion laws.

Athlete Pinki Pramanik who has been accused of rape

Female Indian athlete who won relay gold medal 'revealed to be a man' after rape charge

Indian authorities investigating a rape case say a sprinter who won a women's relay gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games is actually a man.

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Title rivals Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso in confident mood ahead of Indian Grand Prix

Formula One championship rivals Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso both have cause for optimism about their victory chances in this weekend's Indian Grand Prix, as the title fight gets down to its final four races.

Andrew Buncombe: Delhi is a city where connections count for a lot

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Rajesh Khanna received a life time achievement award from the International Indian Film Academy in 2009

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Brazil to rally BRICS against rich countries

Brazil will push for its large emerging-market peers including China to join it in denouncing what it sees as unfair monetary policy practiced by Europe and the United States, raising the stakes in a global confrontation over economic imbalances.

Tibetan protester set himself on fire in India

A Tibetan protester set himself on fire at a demonstration in the Indian capital today ahead of a visit by China's president.

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EU drive to protect drug firms puts fight against Aids at risk

Trade agreement with India could put life-saving generic medicines beyond the reach of millions

Root rouses Lions claim series win

Joe Root's unbeaten century helped England Lions clinch a 3-2 win in the unofficial one-day series against Sri Lanka A with a 117-run win in Colombo.

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