News Demonstrators gather near effigies representing the convicted rapists during a protest in New Delhi in December 2013; the case of the 23-year-old physiotherapy student who was gang-raped caused a lot of anger in the country. The story of a new gun named after the victim has been met with horror and anger from millions across India

Activists call the revolver an abhorrence to the student's memory

Health officials tackle new outbreak of disease which has killed 350 children in India

Encephalitis causes vomiting and headaches and swelling of the brain

Post mortem: Victims of the clashes

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as India's electoral battle looms

Politicians accused of inflaming tensions after Muslims flee homes in Uttar Pradesh

India: Muzaffarnagar clashes leave 28 dead as police investigate role of politicians in violence

Police in northern India are investigating the role of six politicians they believe may have been responsible for inciting violence between members of different religious communities that has left at least 28 people dead.

Troops called to restore order in north Indian town of Muzaffarnagar after dispute between Hindu and Muslim escalates into deadly riots

A minor argument between two men has developed into Hindu-Muslim clashes

Get me out of here - Lombardy, India, Northern Lights

Now... To celebrate harvest season, the five-star L'Albereta Resort in Italy's wine-making Lombardy region has a "Room with a Cru" package from now until 30 September. Three nights' B&B is €756 (£648) per couple, B&B; flights extra. Albereta.it

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Kuldip Singh Brar's throat was slashed in an attack in London

'I don't know if I will die a natural death': Indian army general Kuldip Singh Brar reveals he's been the target of eight assassination attempts

The retired Indian general whose throat was slashed in an attack in London has been the target of eight assassination attempts by Sikh militants in revenge for his leadership of the 1984 assault on the Golden Temple of Amritsar, he told The Independent in an interview.

Indian home minister says Uttarakhand flood death toll over 1,000 and still rising

Soldiers recovered more bodies as they cleared debris in villages flattened by landslides and monsoon floods in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, bringing the death toll from torrential rains above 1,000, the home minister said today.

A submerged idol of Hindu Lord Shiva stands in the flooded River Ganges in Rishikesh, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand

India floods: Death toll rises amid heavy rain

The death toll following another 24 hours of severe flooding in northern India has risen to more than 70, according to local media reports.

The Government must do more to stop India's plague of acid attacks

Campaigners want the sale of acid to be regulated in future

'Indescribable grief' mixes with 'incredible gratitude' for Sunil's family

“Take care of one another,” they urged. “Be gentle, be compassionate.”

Jessica Davies talks to Sky News

British tourist who leapt from hotel balcony feared she would become rape statistic in India

New laws in India will make stalking, voyeurism and sexual harassment all crimes

Agra is home to The Taj Mahal

British woman who 'jumped from India hotel to escape sexual assault' returns to UK

A British holidaymaker in India, injured after she jumped from a third-floor hotel balcony in the historic tourist town of Agra to escape what she feared would be a sexual assault by a group of men, is to return to Britain, it was reported today.

Indians holds candles to condemn the brutal gang-rape of a woman

Juvenile in Delhi gang-rape and murder case pleads not guilty to charges

The juvenile accused in the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student has appeared in court where he pleaded not guilty to all the charges and said he would contest the allegations.

College reveals that gang-rape victim had passed her final exam with top marks

Dean tells how model student inspired others as court hearing begins behind closed doors

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