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Body and Soul begins on Friday, kicking off this year’s festival season with a bang… and a slurp, a crunch and a chew. We’ve rounded up some of the(...)

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(...)

Mohammad Qasim Shaikh (centre), one of the accused of Shakti mill gang rape case, escorted by Mumbai Police as he is taken from the Arthur Road Jail to the session court for the court hearing in Mumbai, India, last month. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

An Indian court has sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai la(...)

Sunanda Puskhar Tharoor (R), wife of India’s minister of state for human resource development Shashi Tharoor, poses with her husband at the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi in  October. Photograph: Reuters.

Th death of an Indian government minister’s wife was described as “sudden” and “unnatural” following a post mortem today. The examination came a day a(...)

Indian Hindu pilgrims walk through a bridge across the Sindh river yesterday, where scores of people died in a  stampede. Photograph: Mahesh Jha/AP

The death toll in the stampede which occurred at a Hindu temple in India’s central Madhya Pradesh province climbed to 115 yesterday as several of tho(...)

September Week 1: Freshers’ week, stuff of legend. This is the time to join every society and club with an attractive shopfront and free win(...)

I’ve always liked to mark my birthdays with different experiences. However, this year’s one, of being massaged with warm rice and hot milk by four Ind(...)

Italian sailors Massimiliano Latorre (left) and Salvatore Girone have been sent  back to India to face trial over the deaths of two Indian fishermen. Latorre and Girone are charged with murder for shooting the two fishermen off the coast of the southern state of Kerala in 2012 while serving as security guards on a cargo ship. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

India's supreme court has lifted a three-week order banning Italy's ambassador from leaving the country after Italy sent two marines back to In(...)