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.
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.
Attack on the woman and her male companion triggered outrage across India
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.
Protesters demand extra protection for women as suspect admits: I should be hanged
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.
Rahul Gandhi accepts blame for Congress Party's poor showing in state elections
'I'll always come back to India. It is bewitching'
Housing boom for nation's growing middle-classes drives villagers from their farms
BBC Hindi, the shortwave radio service that since 1940 has brought global news and current affairs to some of India's poorest and most remote regions, scaled back its transmission yesterday in a move that the author Vikram Seth said was contributing to "a great loss of goodwill and increase of mistrust in India".
The vivid colours of India explode more brilliantly than ever this weekend, as this vibrant Hindu festival begins. By Laura Holt
Defiant vice-chancellor talks to Andrew Buncombe about how modernisation plans to cut fatwas have led to death threats
Images from Varanasi
A stampede that broke out as thousands of people jostled for free food outside a Hindu temple yesterday left scores dead and many more wounded. Most of the victims were women and children.
A stampede broke out in at a temple in northern India as thousands of people jostled each other to get free clothes and utensils being distributed during a religious ceremony, leaving at least 63 people dead and dozens more injured, officials said.
But despite a beauty pageant and changes to the law, the hijras still fear harassment and abuse