India bus accident kills 45

A passenger bus rolled into a deep gorge near a popular north Indian skiing resort today, killing at least 45 people, police said.

Nun tells of rape by Hindu attackers

New Delhi A Catholic nun raped in the Indian state of Orissa, allegedly during a riot by Hindus in August, denounced local police yesterday. At a televised news conference in the capital, Sister Meena, 29, again called for federal police to take over the investigation. More than 30 people have been killed in anti-Christian violence in Orissa's Kandhamal district. The nun said up to 50 men tore off her clothes before she was raped by one of them, then paraded down the road and beaten with sticks. She said that when she asked for protection from the Orissa police, they were unwilling to help, adding: "They were friendly with the attackers."

Police kill two militants in India's capital

Police shot dead two suspected militants in India's capital today during a raid targeting suspects in last week's bombings in New Delhi that killed 23 people.

ECB intent on rival tournament

English cricket officials are pressing ahead with their own plans to stage a rival Champions League later this year and do not intend to attend tomorrow's meeting to discuss the Indian proposals for the tournament.

Last Night's TV: They're cottoning on to the real world

Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts, BBC3; Heather Mills: What Really Happened, Channel 4

Clampdown snuffs out Olympic torch protests

Runners carried the Olympic flame along a heavily guarded and cut down route through New Delhi today keeping Tibetan exiles and other protesters from disrupting the ceremony.

Indian billionaires to buy City's oldest stockbrokers

Hichens, Harrison & Co, the City of London's oldest active stockbroker, is in talks to be taken over by an Indian financial group backed by two billionaire brothers in a deal worth almost £50m.

Black & White (12A)

A fundamentalist insurgent (Anurag Sinha) insinuates himself into New Delhi's Chandni Chowk market with the purpose of detonating a bomb near the Red Fort on an August festival day.

Dylan Jones: The rise of the gastropub

Pubs in London have been changing ever since The Eagle opened in Farringdon Road 15 years ago, when it was still largely patronised by Guardian senior management and postmen from nearby Mount Pleasant (and at that time few people could tell the difference). This was the capital's first gastropub, the first pub to be properly gutted, leaving the wooden floors, the ale and the wrought iron tables and chairs. They added an enormous blackboard on to which they scrawled the day's menu, bought in some serious wines, and created the template for the open kitchen (cooking, it goes without saying, fairly extraordinary pub grub, most of it Italian-based). I was working nearby at The Face at the time, and it was good sport watching the extravagantly dressed members of the fashion team sharing tables with people who didn't wear three-legged trousers as a matter of course.

Heinrich von Pierer: Electric chairman

Meet the German chairman of Siemens who lights up London

James Lawton at the World Cup: Eriksson's new-found defiance can fuel latest attempt to recapture spirit of '66

The manager is showing an edge that was not visible four years ago in Japan

Lt-Gen J. S. Aurora

'Liberator of Bangladesh' who led India's Eastern Army to victory over Pakistan

J. N. Dixit

Hawkish diplomat and India's first full-time National Security Adviser

'Poor man's verdict' for Gandhi rule leaves India in shock

The day after India's stunning political reversal, in which voters ousted the ruling BJP from power, even the 43C temperatures could not stifle the air of amazement in New Delhi.

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