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

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Delhi gang-rape case sent to fast-track court

Attack on the woman and her male companion triggered outrage across India

Manohar Lal Sharma represents two of the men accused of rape

Rape accused's lawyer claims victim was to blame for bus attack

A lawyer who broke ranks with his colleagues and volunteered to represent two of the men accused of the gang rape that killed an Indian student said today that the 23-year-old victim was “wholly responsible” for the attack.

Indian students burn an effigy representing Hindu religious leader Asaram Bapu and Mohan Bhagwat, leader of National Volunteers Association

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Spiritual leader not alone in condemning actions of Indian women as crisis grows

Children paint messages during a gathering in Delhi to mourn rape victim Jyoti Singh Pandey

Accused pair to 'turn witnesses' for gang-rape trial

Two of the five men charged with murder of Indian student attempt to avoid death penalty

The woman, 25 and a mother of two, is in a critical condition

Indian woman jumps off moving train to flee rape

The woman’s leap came in the aftermath of the fatal attack on the medical student and a male friend in Delhi last month

Demonstrators near India Gate in Delhi yesterday demand capital punishment for rapists

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There was a time when India playing three spinners in a home Test was as routine as a three-seamer attack in English conditions. For much of the Sixties and Seventies, India's bowling component consisted of any three from Bishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, with the likes of Abid Ali, Eknath Solkar and even Sunil Gavaskar sharing the new ball.

Fire and spice for the Diwali devotees breaking fast

Millions of Hindus across India and Bangladesh celebrated Diwali or the "festival of lights" this week. The annual festival marks the triumph of good over evil, as well as the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after vanquishing the demon king Ravana.

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Richard Chell, dying of motor neurone disease, thinks that not believing in life after death is like only having "half a meal", it leaves the human appetite dissatisfied. Richard Dawkins, dying of life in general (like all of us), thinks that appetite doesn't have anything to do with it: "The existence of hunger doesn't mean there's food," he countered last night in Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life.

India's cabinet may overhaul food-for-poor system to curb theft

Proposals to overhaul the way India distributes subsidized food to the poor will be considered by ministers tomorrow as the government attempts to curb rampant theft that denies nourishment to many of 350 million people living on less than 50 cents a day.

39 Hindu pilgrims killed in bus crash in Nepal

An overcrowded bus carrying Hindu pilgrims skidded off a slippery highway in the south of the country yesterday, killing at least 39 people.

14 killed as bus crashes into tree in India

At least 14 people were killed when a speeding bus crashed into a tree in northern India, a police spokesman said.

Supporters of Samajwadi Party celebrate as they looked set to win the most seats in Uttar Pradesh

India's leader-in-waiting humbled by poll disaster

Rahul Gandhi accepts blame for Congress Party's poor showing in state elections

Election polls predict lead for India's socialist party

Parliamentary elections in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, entered their final stage yesterday, with early polling showing an apparent victory for the Samajwadi (Socialist) party.

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