Plane crash in India leaves 158 feared dead

An Air India Express plane trying to land in the rain at a tricky hilltop airport in southern India overshot the runway, crashed and burst into flames at dawn today, killing nearly 160 people, officials said. At least eight survived.

Back injury ends Sotherton season

Kelly Sotherton, the reigning Commonwealth heptathlon champion, has been ruled out of the summer track season because of a back injury.

US embassy warns terror attacks planned in India

The US Embassy said terrorists were planning "imminent attacks" in India's capital and has warned Americans there to be vigilant.

My encounter with the world's hottest chilli

In north-east India grows a pepper so fiery that the nation's military could soon be using it as a weapon. So what does it taste like? Andrew Buncombe gives it a try...

24-hour Room Service: The Park New Delhi, India

Delhi's wine society was enjoying a gathering at The Park on the night of my stay and I wangled an invitation. It proved a wonderfully lively evening – not only for the insight into a vibrantly emerging market but also for the go-ahead crowd I met. The Park group now has eight properties, and is a member of the Design Hotels consortium.

Hockey: England pipped to top spot after loss to Spain

England slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Spain in their final group match at the World Cup in New Delhi yesterday.

Hockey: England keep winning at World Cup

England made it two wins out of two at the World Cup in New Delhi when they came from behind to beat South Africa 6-4 yesterday. Marvin Harper opened the scoring for South Africa after 10 minutes, but Richard Mantell levelled with the first of his two penalty corner goals four minutes later, and England were in front in the 23rd minute when Rob Moore found the net.

Hockey: England open World Cup by shocking favourites

James Tindall struck twice to enable England to pull off a surprise 3-2 victory over the tournament favourites Australia on the opening day of the men's World Cup in New Delhi yesterday.

Terrorists 'gaining upper hand in cyber war'

The West's military infrastructure is at growing risk from sophisticated hackers

Can India find true liberation?

The economic miracle is transforming life on the subcontinent – and challenging established mores. Krishnan Guru-Murthy sees a nation searching for a new identity

'Hawala King' is arrested after global hunt

A man suspected of being one of the world's most prolific underground bankers has been arrested in India after a global manhunt involving British police.

Report flays top Indian politicians for clashes

An Indian government investigation released yesterday reportedly implicates dozens of Hindu nationalist politicians – including a former prime minister – in the 1992 demolition of a mosque which sparked deadly communal riots.

Rickshaw gambler killed over 6p bet

A Indian card player was killed after an argument over winnings of just

Indian politician killed in helicopter crash

A powerful Indian politician and four other people were killed when their helicopter crashed in the dense jungles of southern India during a pounding rainstorm, the government announced today.

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