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 US secretary of state John Kerry with  Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi: On day two of his trip to India, Mr Kerry said “It is clear that Pakistan has work to do in order to push harder against its indigenous groups that are engaged in extremist activities.” Photograph:  PIB/HO/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of state John Kerry has said that Pakistan had made progress in the fight against extremism in recent months, but urged Islamabad to pus(...)

Pakistani protesters at an anti-India demonstration in Quetta, Pakistan, on Sunday. India-administered Kashmir has been in the grip of   protests since the killing on July 8th of  Burhan Wani. Photograph: Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty

India’s army said it shot dead three gunmen from Pakistan on Sunday, following an attack by the militants two days earlier on an Indian border post in(...)

Kashmiri Muslims shout pro-freedom slogans during the funeral of four civilians at Aaripanthan village on Tuesday. The four were killed after Indian police and paramilitary forces opened fire on protesters early in the morning, locals said. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

in New Delhi Indian security forces shot dead five people and injured 20 Tuesday in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir state, during continuing protests o(...)

Kashmiri Muslim protesters throw stones at Indian police and paramilitary soldiers during clashes in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Photograph: Farpooq Khan/EPA

Indian security forces have blinded scores of civilians, including children, with pellet shotguns employed to control rioting in the state’s northern(...)

 Kashmiri  protesters throw stones at Indian policemen during clashes in Srinagar sparked by  the death of Burhan Wani. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

Indian authorities are struggling to contain protests by Kashmiris angry after 22 people were killed in demonstrations against the killing of a top an(...)

Kate Middleton wearing her sapphire engagement ring which was once owned by Lady Diana

Bonhams auctioneers, who claim to sell “more jewellery lots each year than any other international house” and, therefore, well-positioned to spot tren(...)

Russell Crowe at the Global Slavery Index launch at the Shard in London. Millions were “trapped in a cycle of despair and degradation with neither choice nor hope”, the actor said. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA

India has the world’s largest population of modern day slaves, numbering 18.4 million, which includes bonded labourers, sex workers and child soldiers(...)

A Kashmiri woman greets new chief minister Mehbooba Mufti (right) after she took an oath during the swearing-in ceremony at Governor House in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, on Monday. Photograph: Jaipal Singh/EPA

India’s only Muslim-majority state, Jammu and Kashmir, has appointed its first woman chief minister. Mehbooba Mufti (56) was sworn in as chief execut(...)

Rescuers searching for survivors after an avalanche on Siachen Glacier in India’s Himalayan Kashmir region. Ten soldiers were buried when an avalanche hit their outpost on February 3rd. Photograph:  EPA/Indian defence ministry

An Indian soldier, buried alive for six days in deep snow following an avalanche in India’s northern Himalayan Kashmir region, has been rescued. The (...)

Indian activists carry placards denouncing  the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, Maulana Masood Azhar, during a protest against an  attack on an  Indian air force base, in Mumbai,  January 4th, 2016. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan has arrested the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group on suspicion his outfit masterminded an attack earlier this month on an air base(...)

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