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.
The death toll following another 24 hours of severe flooding in northern India has risen to more than 70, according to local media reports.
Campaigners want the sale of acid to be regulated in future
New laws in India will make stalking, voyeurism and sexual harassment all crimes
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.
Spiritual leader not alone in condemning actions of Indian women as crisis grows
Two of the five men charged with murder of Indian student attempt to avoid death penalty
The woman’s leap came in the aftermath of the fatal attack on the medical student and a male friend in Delhi last month
'I'll always come back to India. It is bewitching'
India shows how to put on a real celebration
UN marks landmark day by designating several newborns across the globe with symbolic status
Family life reveals its true face
Defiant vice-chancellor talks to Andrew Buncombe about how modernisation plans to cut fatwas have led to death threats
When the unexpurgated Penguin edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover was finally cleared of obscenity, three decades after DH Lawrence's death and a highly-publicised trial, it marked a victory for literary freedom. Those who had not already got their hands on a contraband copy rushed to exercise their right to read of Lady Constance and her gamekeeper lover, in flagrante, uttering previously unprintable words.
On discovering that his parents cleaned latrines for a living, Bezwada Wilson began a campaign to end this degrading profession. Andrew Buncombe hears his story
Hindus awarded two-thirds of Ayodhya, the holy ground that has sparked centuries of conflict