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Indian girl responds to treatment after rape ordeal

The condition of a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped and tortured by a man and then left alone in a locked room in India's capital for two days has improved, a doctor said today, as protests continued over the authorities' handling of the case.

New Delhi bus gang-rape suspect may be too young for execution

Officials carried out a bone test today to confirm the age of a young suspect in custody over the fatal assault and gang rape of a woman on a bus in India’s capital, while prosecutors will seek the death penalty for five men arrested with him.

Protests continue as Delhi gang-rape victim is cremated

A young woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in India was cremated today amid an outpouring of anger and grief across the country by millions of people demanding greater protection for women from sexual violence.

India moves to curb anti-rape protests

The Indian government sought to douse protests against rape by simultaneously clamping down and announcing a slew of measures to assuage demonstrators, including a new help line for women's complaints and gender-appropriate training for the capital's police officers.

Toll roads India style

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.

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Police fire tear gas to break up guru's protest

Police fired tear gas yesterday to break up a hunger strike by a charismatic Indian yoga guru who is calling for an end to endemic state corruption. Officers forcibly removed him and thousands of his followers from a tent in New Delhi.

Lancelot Ribeiro: Artist in the vanguard of the influx of Indian

Lancelot Ribeiro was one of the most original Indian painters who settled in Britain after the Second World War. Although there has been a surge of dealer and collector interest in artists from the subcontinent, Ribeiro remains relatively unknown compared with contemporaries such as his half-brother FN Souza, Avinash Chandra, Balraj Khanna and Anish Kapoor.