Supporters of Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party  watch as others try to rescue a farmer who hung himself a rally against the government’s Land Acquisition Bill  in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

An Indian farmer died by suicide in New Delhi yesterday by hanging himself from a tree at a political rally being held to protest against the federal(...)

Very important person: India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh Photograph: Raveeendran/AFP/Getty Images

Two leading Indian television news channels, supported by social and print media, have launched a campaign against the country’s oppressive “VIP cultu(...)

Nuns hold vigils to condemn the gang-rape of an elderly nun in Ranaghat, India, on March 14th, allegedly by Hindu extremists. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Ten months after prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power, many members of India’s minority Christi(...)

With so much pink infusing the spring season, the colour’s power has never been so forceful in fashion

Craftsmanship lies at the heart of everything that Louise Kennedy does, and her spring 15 collection, one of her finest to date, is a showcase of h(...)

India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been summoned by an Indian court  over allegations of corruption and wrongdoing in the allotment of coal mining licences during his government’s decade-long tenure. Photograph: Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian court has summoned former prime minister Manmohan Singh over allegations of corruption and wrongdoing in the allotment of coal mining licenc(...)

Protesters in Tinsukia demonstrate on Sunday against the mob killing of a man accused of rape in neighbouring Nagaland state.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Indian police arrested 22 people on Sunday over last week’s storming of a high security prison in the northeast of the country and subsequent lynchin(...)

The lynching took place days after prime minister Narendra Modi’s administration banned a BBC documentary about a high-profile rape

A curfew was imposed yesterday in a small town in India’s northeastern Nagaland state, bordering Myanmar, after a mob stormed a prison, dragged away (...)

Leslee Udwin, director of the documentary ‘India’s Daughter’, during a press conference with her co-producer, Indian TV journalist Dibang,in New Delhi on Tuesday. One of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world has said he blames the victim for resisting the attack. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Rahul Bedi, in New DelhiIndia has banned a documentary by a British film-maker on the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi in 2012(...)

Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rajendra Pachauri, who resigned this week as chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change after being accused of accused of sexually harassing a female employee at his Delhi-based think tank. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Rahul Bedi, in New DelhiThe former head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been barred by a New Delhi court from leaving India,(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at the start of a crucial parliament budget session. Mr Modi is due to present his first federal budget amid growing disenchantment with his government. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi faces his first major appraisal this weekend when his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government p(...)