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Aruna Shanbaug: Brain-damaged India nurse dies 42 years after rape

Aruna Shanbaug: Brain-damaged India nurse dies 42 years after rape

(BBC) – An Indian nurse who spent 42 years in a persistent vegetative state after being raped and strangled has died. 00    Read More »

Indian farmer hangs himself at protest over land reform

Indian farmer hangs himself at protest over land reform

A farmer has hanged himself in front of hundreds of protesters gathered in India’s capital to rally against the government’s reform of land purchasing laws. +1-2    Read More »

India bans film in which rapist blames victim

India has banned the broadcasting of a controversial documentary in which one of the men convicted for gang-raping and murdering a female student is shown blaming the victim mainly because of her gender – a move the film’s maker called “arbitrary censorship”. 00    Read More »

India and US seal nuclear deal as Modi hosts Obama

India and US seal nuclear deal as Modi hosts Obama

(BBC) – The US and India have announced a breakthrough on a pact that will allow American companies to supply India with civilian nuclear technology. 00    Read More »

India ‘jihadi’ web blocking causes anger

India ‘jihadi’ web blocking causes anger

A government block on more than 30 high-profile websites has caused anger across India. India’s Department of Telecoms ordered the blocking of the sites in order to prevent the publicising of “jihadi activities”. After considerable pressure, four of the sites – Weebly, Vimeo, Daily Motion and Github – were unblocked. Officials said the other sites would have their blocks lifted ... Read More »

China’s Xi Jinping signs landmark deals on India visit

China’s Xi Jinping signs landmark deals on India visit

Despite the continuing tensions, trade between India and China has risen to almost $70bn (£43bn) a year, although India's trade deficit with China has climbed to more than $40bn from $1bn in 2001-2002. Read More »

India on alert after ‘Indian al-Qaeda’ video

India on alert after ‘Indian al-Qaeda’ video

India has issued a security alert in several states after an announcement by al-Qaeda of the formation of an Indian branch of the group. 00    Read More »

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