Supporters of self styled guru Sant Rampal during a protest in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, after police tried to storm his ashram compound in Haryana state. Photograph: Money Sharma/EPA

At least six people have died in a stand-off between police and an Indian religious leader who was believed yesterday to be holed up inside his ashram(...)

A police officer checks people’s voting slips as they wait in line to cast their votes at a polling station during the third phase of voting for national elections in New Delhi today. Photograph: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections today, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states essential to the(...)

Demonstrators shout slogans as they try to cross a police barricade during a protest outside police headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday. Hundreds of angry protesters gathered outside the headquarters of Delhi police after a five year-old girl was allegedly raped and tortured. Photograph: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

A doctor says the condition of a five-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped and tortured by a man and then left alone in a locked ro(...)