Aviation official arrested in India licence scam

Police say an official at India's federal aviation authority has been arrested in a widening investigation of corruption in awarding flying licences to airline pilots.

Manju Kapur: Pride and prejudices

Manju Kapur, the Jane Austen of modern Anglo-Indian literature, tells James Kidd about the best and worst of India's traditions

Calendar man documents Kashmir separatists' fight

Within the Kashmir valley, many refer to the separatist Sayeed Ali Geelani as "the calendar leader" because of his practice of naming days to be observed by a strike.

Cameron bids to unblock Cairn sale

David Cameron has intervened to help clear the path for Cairn Energy's plans to sell control of oilfields in the Indian state of Rajasthan by writing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

The Big Picture: India takes guard as world chases one-day glory

India does not need a World Cup to ignite interest in cricket. The game is played avidly across the land, even in the heart of New Delhi, where numerous matches take place every weekend in the shadow of India Gate.

India claims further £1bn for Bhopal victims

The Indian government has demanded £1billion additional compensation for the victims of the world's worst industrial disaster, a gas leak at a pesticide plant that killed thousands of people in 1984.

Airliner crash pilot 'had been asleep'

The pilot of an airliner that crashed on landing killing 158 people had only just woken up and was disoriented, a report found today.

Scores killed in Indian building collapse

Rescuers dug with their hands today to pull survivors and bodies from a building that collapsed in New Delhi, killing at least 64 people and leaving scores injured.

24-Hour Room Service: The Aman, New Delhi, India

There is a studious, Zen-like quality to Delhi's sleekest resort hotel. Amid one of the most bustling, noisy and colourful cities in the world, it is a haven of tranquillity and muted tones. Guests wander its shaded, colonnaded walkways past illuminated waterfalls, pebbled pools and green lawns into high-ceilinged rooms where staff glide silently by.

India to investigate Commonwealth Games problems

India's government has ordered a probe into the construction delays and corruption allegations that blighted the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games.

Christina Patterson: Why Tory realism's going down a treat

What people want is a roll-your-sleeves-up kind of government that knows what it's doing. And it looks as though they are getting it

Vuvuzelas to make a comeback?

Vuvuzelas, the long plastic horns that created a constant din — and plenty of debate — at games during this year's World Cup in South Africa, are on sale in New Delhi, and they have been selling steadily ahead of the Oct. 3-14 games.

Pakistan targeting medals in Delhi

After reaching two doubles finals at the U.S. Open, Aisamul Haq Qureshi is under pressure at home to win a tennis medal for Pakistan in a below-strength field for the Commonwealth Games tournament.

Prince Charles row brewing at Commonwealth Games

A diplomatic feud is brewing amid the already existing chaos at the Commonwealth Games, this time involving Prince Charles and Indian President Pratibha Patil.

Delhi racing to finish preparations for Commonwealth Games

Indian workers raced to finish preparations today for the Commonwealth Games as hundreds of athletes and team officials arrived in New Delhi. The city's chief minister said she was confident they would complete the job ahead of the event's opening Sunday.

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