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India demands justice after ‘spy’ dies in Pakistan

Indians burn an effigy representing Pakistan after a convicted Indian spy on Pakistan's death row died from a head injury. Photo: AP

An Indian man on death row in Pakistan for spying died on Thursday nearly a week after he was attacked by fellow prisoners, who were swiftly charged with murder as New Delhi demanded justice.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Tycoon's killing epitomises dark side of modern India

Nitesh Bhardwaj allegedly ordered his father's death

It is a very discreet neighbourhood. High walls mask lawns and villas and guards stand before polished steel gates. Swimming pools can only be seen from the planes dropping through the heat and dust to New Delhi's airport a few kilometres away. Chauffeur-driven imported SUVs and local tradesmen in battered delivery vehicles constitute the only traffic on the leafy, palm-lined lanes.

1 May 2013 - 3:39am

Four-year-old Indian girl dies after rape attack

Indian school children participate in a protest rally in New Delhi, on 23 April, condemning the kidnapping and rape of a five-year-old child. Photo: EPA

A four-year-old Indian girl has died in hospital nearly two weeks after she was raped and found unconscious at a farm, hospital staff and reports said on Tuesday.

The girl had been taken by air ambulance from central Madhya Pradesh state to the Care Hospital in Nagpur city on April 20, where she died on Monday night, a spokesman said.

1 May 2013 - 6:02am 1 comment

Indian child in ‘critical’ condition after brutal rape

Indian protestors shout anti-government and Delhi police slogans during a demonstration against the rape of a five-year old girl, outside a hospital in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: AFP

A five-year-old Indian girl was battling for her life on Friday after being kidnapped and brutally raped in the latest incident of sexual violence which has triggered nationwide protests.

20 Apr 2013 - 2:20am 1 comment

New Delhi court upholds death sentence on 1993 car bomber

New Delhi court upholds death sentence on 1993 car bomber

Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar from northwestern Punjab, who was convicted over a New Delhi car bombing that killed nine people in 1993, had appealed for his sentence to be commuted to life imprisonment on the grounds that he had spent two decades on death row.

13 Apr 2013 - 4:38am

New Delhi abandons its langur monkey 'protection squad'

Miller's Grizzled Langur. Photo: AP

The large black-faced langur monkeys have been on guard for decades to keep out armies of smaller rhesus monkeys that plague Delhi, protecting events like the 2010 Commonwealth Games and visiting foreign dignitaries, and keeping order in the hallowed halls of parliament.

17 Mar 2013 - 6:05am

Jail death of Delhi rape suspect sparks criticism

Protesters in New Delhi call for a stricter sexual violence law in India last month. Photo: AP

Whether he was killed or committed suicide, the jailhouse death on Monday of a man on trial for the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman on a New Delhi bus has triggered shock at the enormous security failure at one of India’s best-known prisons.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Beijing demands action after Chinese woman allegedly raped in Delhi

China has called on the Indian government to ensure the safety of its nationals after a Chinese woman was allegedly raped in New Delhi.

The Chinese embassy in New Delhi said it reacted with "shock and strong anger".

Indian media reported on Thursday that a 23-year-old woman from Beijing was allegedly raped on January 30.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:06am

Frightening fate awaits women fleeing poverty

Frightening fate awaits women fleeing poverty

The two women sit in a grimy flat in west New Delhi. The sound of traffic filters through the curtained windows. It is dark and they are talking about their rescue a few hours before and how they might get back to their homes 1,600 kilometres away.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:30am

China attends India air show amid warming ties

Workers at a Rafale fighter jet stall prepare an aircraft model ahead of the air show in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

India will welcome a senior Chinese delegation from Beijing for the first time at its air show on Wednesday in a sign of improved military relations between the neighbours whose ties are often strained.

Air Vice-Marshal Zheng Yuanlin will head a five-person group at the five-day Aero India show after New Delhi extended a formal invitation to China in January.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Investors should keep faith with Indian mining

BBH iron ore mines at Chitradurga in Karnataka, India. Photo: Reuters

Though the future of some of the world's poorest will be shaped by New Delhi's mining polices, they are already responsible for the waxing and waning of international fortunes. Stakeholders are wary of Indian decision-making, for its ethic is cloaked by byzantine politics and regulations.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am

Fresh anger as boyfriend of India gang-rape victim recounts ordeal

A prayer meeting in memory of a gang-rape victim in New Delhi. Photo: EPA

Claims of police incompetence and public apathy stirred fresh outrage yesterday in the case of a New Delhi gang-rape victim after her boyfriend recounted witnessing the horrific crime for the first time.

6 Jan 2013 - 1:58pm

Singapore medics battle to save India gang-rape victim

Members of an Indian medical team leave the Mount Elizabeth Hospital to board an embassy van in Singapore. Photo: AFP

Doctors in Singapore battled on Thursday to save the life of an Indian student who sustained horrific injuries in a gang-rape after she was airlifted from New Delhi.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

India rocked by deadly protests over sex attacks

Several thousand college students rally at the India Gate monument in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Police shot dead a journalist during a protest over a sex assault on an actress in northeast India on Sunday as security forces in New Delhi fired tear gas at new demonstrations over a student’s gang-rape.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Samyeling, home to Delhi's Tibetan exile community

Photos: Raksha Kumar

Just as National Highway No1 begins to wind its way out of New Delhi, hidden in a line of shops and shanties, lies a nondescript red gateway.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:41am