Devotees pray  to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai, August 18th, 2014. Janmashtami marks the birthday of Hindu god Krishna. File Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

A stampede at a Hindu temple in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh killed at least 10 people today and injured dozens, police and media sai(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A woman cries next to the body of a victim killed in a stampede near Ratangarh temple, in Datia district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. A stampede at a bridge leading to a remote Hindu temple in Madhya Pradesh yesterday killed at least 109 people. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

The death toll from a stampede near a temple in central India has risen to 109.Thousands of Hindu pilgrims were crossing a bridge leading to a temple (...)

An Indian court has sentenced six men convicted of the gang rape of a Swiss woman to life in prison, in one of several recent cases that have fueled a(...)

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(...)

A Swiss woman with her face covered is taken to a hospital by police for her medical examination at Gwalior in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh March 16, 2013. Four men raped a 39-year-old Swiss woman camping with her husband in an Indian forest, police said on Saturday, turning the spotlight anew on the security of women in the world's largest democracy. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Six men accused of raping a Swiss tourist who was cycling with her husband in central India have appeared in court charged with gang rape. (...)

A Swiss woman with her face covered is taken to a hospital by police for her medical examination at Gwalior in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh yesterday.  Six men are being held in connection with the attack, police said today. Photograph: Reuters

Police have arrested six men accused of the gang-rape of a Swiss tourist who was camping with her husband in an India n forest in the central s(...)

A demonstrator lies on the ground during clashes with policemen following a protest after another rape in Delhi. Photograph: Reuters

Four men raped a 39-year-old Swiss woman camping with her husband in an India n forest, police said today, turning the spotlight anew on the se(...)