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An engrossing journey through Calcutta delves beneath its poverty and drabness
England take on Wales this weekend in a title decider
England 167 & 234-1 New Zealand 460-9 decl.
Reports claim that an electrical fault started the blaze
England prepare for third Test with series level 1-1
Finn may have to return home due to thigh injury
Indian authorities investigating a rape case say a sprinter who won a women's relay gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games is actually a man.
Chaos again across large areas of a nation that cannot meet increasing demand for electricity
Villagers in West Bengal destroy shops that sold poison drink while police round up suspects
A tainted batch of bootleg alcohol has killed at least 102 people and sent dozens more to hospital in villages outside the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.
Seven directors of private clinic in Calcutta face charges of culpable homicide
A collection of simple stone houses gathers at Shakti 360° Leti – a Himalayan retreat so remote that guests have to make an hour-long hike from the nearest road in Leti to reach it. The rewards include spending days reading in one of four cottages – all with views of the peaks; going trekking with a guide and porter; or curling up beside open fires at night as the temperature drops outside.
Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Scotland international back-row forward Richie Vernon.
For Peter Bleach, the scariest moment came when the ancient Russian Antonov cargo aeroplane he had procured took off from Varanasi airport in northern India, laden with arms and ammunition. He fully expected to be dead within minutes.
A barefoot village boy stumbles across an escaped African convict in the shadows of a graveyard, cursing the "white devil" colonisers of the Indian subcontinent where he finds himself.
The hills in Darjeeling, famed for their celebrated tea estates, came to a halt yesterday as large crowds of people took to the streets to protest the shooting by police of two activists who were part of a movement demanding a separate state.