India has executed four men for the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. The four were hanged before dawn on Friday at Tihar jail in the Indian capital, the head of the prison, Sandeep Goel,[…]
The death toll in the worst religious violence to hit India’s capital in decades has risen to at least 25, according to a health official. The violence was triggered after Muslims protesting against a discriminatory citizenship law were attacked. Nearly 200 people have been injured during four days of violence[…]
At least 76 people have died and scores more were injured in fierce dust storms that hit the northern Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The storms on Wednesday disrupted electricity, uprooted trees, destroyed houses and killed livestock. Many of the dead were sleeping when their houses collapsed after[…]
Police say two children – a two-year-old and a five-year-old – have been raped in separate attacks in the Indian capital Delhi, in the latest incidents of sexual violence against girls and women in the country. Delhi Police deputy superintendent Pushpendra Kumar said on Saturday that the two-year-old girl was[…]
More than 500 people have lost their lives in the past week in a sustained and severe heat wave in India. The worst-off areas are the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in southern India, where state authorities say more than 400 people have died in the past few days.[…]
Police in New Delhi have obtained a court injunction to block the broadcast in India of an interview with a convicted gang-rapist, police officials said Wednesday. In the interview, Mukesh Singh, who was convicted of gang-raping a 23-year-old female student on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012, says[…]
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