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Has India reached a turning point in tackling rape?

<b>Judging by the newspaper headlines, India is in the grip of a rape crisis.</b><p>In the past week there have been two appalling incidents of child abuse as well as news of the conviction of an Uber taxi driver for raping one of his passengers in Delhi last year.<p>There is no question that India - like many …

India's Shiv Sena criticised for cricket talks fiasco

<b>Indian and Pakistani media commentators have criticised a Hindu nationalist party for disrupting a meeting between the cricket chiefs of the two countries.</b><p>Dozens of party activists broke into the office of the Indian cricket board in the western city of Mumbai ahead the discussions, which were …

India

Shah stopper

BJP chief’s intervention will, hopefully, force party leaders to be cautious with their words.<p>By: |<p>BJP chief Amit Shah, under orders from Prime …

Size 6 model hits out after being told by her agency she was 'too big'

A model has written an open letter on Facebook after apparently being told by a modelling agency that she was "too big".<p>Charli Howard's response to being pressured by the agency became an online hit, with thousands of people offering their support.<p>Howard, 23, who has modelled for <i>Harper's Bazaar</i> and …

Watch This Transgender Teacher Comfort Her Gender-Nonconforming Student

"We both are in the middle, and nobody teases us for it."

Cruel practice of ‘breast ironing’ affecting millions of girls

<b>The horrific practice of beating girls’ chests with hot irons to stop their breasts growing is happening right here in the UK.</b><p>Leyla Hussein, an …

Woman Finds Man Who Defended Her From Harassment With Viral Campaign

A woman’s social media campaign to find the stranger who defended her after she was groped on a bus has ended in success.<p>Kaitlyn Regehr, a Phd …

Mumbai restaurant fire kills eight people

<b>A possible gas cylinder blast has killed at least eight people, most of them students, in a restaurant in the Indian city of Mumbai, police say.</b><p>The blast occurred in the Kurla West area of India's financial and entertainment capital, causing a fire that engulfed the building.<p>Seven of those killed …

India

What Dangerous Men Taught Me About Becoming A Woman

Early in my transition, I welcomed attention from men on the street — until I quickly learned that too much of it could jeopardize my life.<p>I learned how to be a woman in the eyes of dangerous men at a street corner in South Boston, on a warm fall evening in 2001.<p>I was 25 and it was two months after …

Hindu mob kills Muslim man after rumours he was eating beef

A group of about 60 beat Mohammad Akhlaq with sticks and bricks and left son with severe injuries in Bisara, India<p>Indian police arrested eight people and were searching for two more on Wednesday after villagers allegedly beat a Muslim farmer to death and severely injured his son after hearing …

India's AR Rahman responds to 'fatwa' on Muhammad film

<b>Indian musician and composer AR Rahman has responded to criticism against him for composing music for a film on Prophet Muhammad.</b><p>Rahman's response which he posted on Facebook said he composed the music in "good faith".<p>The Raza Academy in Mumbai said it issued a "fatwa" against Rahman and the …

Tamil Nadu

Dutee Chand: Indian sprinter wins on return from gender test ban

<b>Indian sprinter Dutee Chand won on her return to the track following a successful appeal against a ban imposed after a so-called gender test.</b><p>The 19-year-old took 100m gold at the National Open Athletics Championships in Salt Lake, India, in 11.68 seconds.<p>Chand was banned under athletics' …

Rio Olympics

Grandchildren win India royal Gayatri Devi's riches

<b>The grandchildren of one of the last queens of India have won a long legal battle to inherit her properties.</b><p>Gayatri Devi, once described as one of the most beautiful women in the world, died in July 2009 at the age of 90.<p>The fashion icon and former MP was the third wife of the maharajah of Jaipur, …

India

Indian man lynched over beef rumours

<b>A 50-year-old man in northern India has been killed in a mob lynching allegedly over rumours that his family had been storing and consuming beef at home.</b><p>Mohammad Akhlaq was kicked and beaten with stones by a group of men in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh state on Monday night.<p>Mr Akhlaq's 22-year-old son …

India

Mumbai train blasts: Death for five for 2006 bombings

<b>A court in the western Indian city of Mumbai has sentenced five people to death over the 2006 serial bombings of commuter trains.</b><p>Seven of the 12 men convicted for the blasts have been given life sentences.<p>Seven blasts ripped through trains in the evening rush hour on 11 July 2006, killing 189 …

Extremism

Madras, over a cup of tea

Twinings of London is a well-known brand of tea, now available all over India. The company was founded by Thomas Twining in 1706, and then remained …

Why an Indian film has never won an Oscar

Around this time last year, the makers of <i>Court</i> had just returned from Italy. The multilingual film had premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won two awards—for the best first-time director and the best debut film.<p>Now, after many more screenings at film festivals and many more …

Indian Cinema

Samajwadi Party

समाजवादी पार्टी के प्रदेश प्रवक्ता श्री राजेन्द्र चैधरी ने कहा है कि किसानों से दूर-दूर तक वास्ता न रखने वाली भाजपा का काम सिर्फ झूठ की खेती करना रह …