New laws in India will make stalking, voyeurism and sexual harassment all crimes
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
The woman’s leap came in the aftermath of the fatal attack on the medical student and a male friend in Delhi last month
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
Family life reveals its true face
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
Hindus awarded two-thirds of Ayodhya, the holy ground that has sparked centuries of conflict
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.