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Kamala Mills: Fire at Mumbai complex kills 14 people

The fire at the popular Kamala Mills compound has killed at least 14 people.

The Indian teenagers who were expelled from school for hugging

The teenagers were found to have engaged in an “indecent and immoral public display of affection”.

Delhi zoo hosts party for Rita the chimp aged 57

A cake will be cut and there will be gifts for the “birthday girl”, India’s oldest living chimpanzee.

On the election trail with Gujarat’s women bikers

Why are girls dropping out of school in the Indian prime minister’s home state? The BBC and four women bikers hit the election trail to find out.

India warns on Bitcoin as investors rush in

The Bitcoin bull run has been welcomed by many but regulators are still trying to understand it.

Rajasthan: India arrest over ‘love jihad’ killing viral video

The video shows the suspect hacking a man to death and setting the body on fire.

India leprosy patient’s pension restored after outrage over ID card

The Indian woman could not provide fingerprints or a retina scan to get her new welfare card.

Chennai Six: Freed Briton Nick Dunn ‘just wants a bath’

Former soldier Nick Dunn says it feels like a dream to be freed after being held for four years in India.

Helping girls to study rather than become child brides

The volunteers pushing to get up to three million Indian girls into school instead of becoming child brides.

How do you change a child bride culture?

Indian organisation Educate Girls has helped enroll 150,000 girls at school.

Hajin: The Kashmir town that is a ‘militant hub’

A small market town in Kashmir has become a haven for foreign militants, say India’s security forces.

Pakistan’s $10m bounty cleric Hafiz Saeed released

Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India, is released in Pakistan.

India student refuses to be ‘anti-Pakistan’ poster girl

Kawalpreet Kaur had a Pakistani Twitter account suspended after it doctored a photo of her.

The recycled roofing system improving India’s slums

How modular roof panels made from waste, pulped cardboard and natural fibres are improving lives.

India man kills wife for refusing sex, police say

Police say the man, who allegedly strangled his wife, has confessed to the crime.

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal

India thieves dig 25ft tunnel to rob bank

Police say the men had been running a grocery shop next door as a cover while they dug the tunnel.

India ‘cow vigilantes’: Arrest after Muslim man lynched

The victim, a Muslim, was transporting cows with two other men when their vehicle was attacked.

A paralysed child from India’s 45-day journey for surgery

The eight-year-old, whose family are very poor, fell from a tree and hurt her spine.

Hair-raising drive through Delhi smog

A BBC reporter films his drive to work as pollution levels soar in India’s capital.

Remembering the last Mughal emperor

A man revered as a Sufi saint and poet was all but forgotten, until his grave was found by chance.

Student’s ‘sexual predator’ list names professors

A law student puts a list on Facebook accusing more than 50 Indian professors of sexual harassment.

Paradise Papers: Everything you need to know about the leak

The facts behind the latest financial leak, from who’s been named to who’s the source.

India uncles get life for raping niece, aged 10

Two men convicted of raping and impregnating their 10-year-old niece are jailed for life in India.

India uncles convicted of raping and impregnating child, aged 10

The girl was raped by two uncles and the second uncle’s DNA matched her baby’s.

Door drops off plane on to India house

The four-seater training aircraft was flying at a low altitude when the incident happened.

India: Separated twin ‘opens eyes’ four days after surgery

One of the boys has responded to simple commands four days after their historic surgery.

Former BBC Hindi journalist arrested in India

Vinod Verma is known for his reporting from insurgency-affected Chhattisgarh state.

How the river Ganges was taken to London

Neil MacGregor explains how an extraordinary journey was made possible by the largest silver objects ever produced.

India rape: Bystanders ignored Vishakhapatnam attack

A video of the crime, shot by an auto rickshaw driver, shows many people walking by.

India’s first complete transgender couple are hoping to marry

Sukanyeah and Aarav met at a gender reassignment clinic. Now they’re planning a wedding.

The poison killing farmers in India

Thirty farmers die from inhaling pesticide while spraying crops in the western state of Maharashtra.

The Hindu-Muslim marriage stuck in India’s Supreme Court

India’s top court will decide if the couple, both in their 20s, should remain married or not.

The Indian village that overlooks China

The BBC speaks to those living in one of India’s last villages before the border with China.

India Supreme Court rules sex with child bride is rape

The Supreme Court strikes down a clause which allowed men to have sex with their underage wives.

Our perilous journey to school

Two sisters, a perilous mountain trek and a wobbly wire bridge – high in the Indian Himalayas.

The Bollywood star whose mother can’t read

Nearly three-quarters of Indian women over 60 can’t read and Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s mother is one of them.

Can ice structures solve a Himalayan water crisis?

Meet the engineers who create ice structures in India’s far north, to try to solve persistent water shortages.

India Muslim army veteran’s citizenship questioned

The retired officer says a court is demanding he prove his nationality because he is a Muslim.

BBC to launch new Indian services: What you need to know

Here are a few interesting facts about the four regions where the BBC has launched new services.

Meet the BBC’s new Indian language services

Here is what Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Telugu sound like.

‘Three dead’ in Mumbai station stampede

Stampede at a Mumbai railway station has left three people dead and injured about 30, Indian officials say

India inquiry after police beat protesting female students

Outrage grew after footage of the incident from one of India’s leading universities went viral.

India women reject ‘poor quality’ free saris from government

The saris were gifted to the women by an Indian state government during a popular annual festival.

India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child’s case

The search for a second suspect began when the baby’s DNA did not match that of another uncle in jail.

Tata and ThyssenKrupp ‘agree’ first stage of merger deal

Tata and ThyssenKrupp owns steelworks across the UK including the largest site in Port Talbot.

Why is ‘Blue Whale’ hysteria gripping India?

Panic over the rumoured ‘suicide challenge’ grips India even as internet experts call it a hoax.

Oxygen supplier held over India hospital deaths

More than a hundred children died in August because of an alleged shortage in oxygen supply.

China and India water ‘dispute’ after border stand-off

China stops giving India crucial data for ‘technical reasons’ but is providing it to Bangladesh.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim, now qaidi no 8647, earns Rs 40 a day as a gardener in prison

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is now qaidi no. 8647 at Rohtak’s Sunairia Jail.The Dera Sacha Sauda chief, who was convicted for raping two of his female followers at the Dera’s Sirsa Headquarters, will now spend next two decades of his life in this jail.The multi-million ‘Bling Baba’ is now among ordinary prisoners doing task assigned to him.After initial reluctance, Ram Rahim was ‘counselled’ by the jail officials to take up some job.According to media reports, he was given option of either working in jail factories or working as jail gardener.It is understood that Gurmeet Ram Rahim will now work as a gardener in the jail for which he will be paid a daily wage of Rs 40.Interestingly, the Dera’s official website claims that the on August 15, 2009, the Gurmeet Ram Rahim followers created a Guiness Record of planting more than 9,38,007 trees in just one hour.The sect leader who once claimed that he had over 5 crore followers now spends most of the time in his cell.A BBC report said that he has not met many jail inmates and likes to keep to himself.Gurmeet Ram Rahim has mellowed down after the initial drama that was witnessed during his sentencing.At that time, he had howled like a child and was dragged away by the security officials to the jail barracks.On that night, he didn’t have any food. Some reports suggest he had a just glass of milk or water.The court while pronouncing the verdict had said that Gurmeet Ram Rahim had acted like a ‘wild beast’ and didn’t even spare his own female disciples.

India doctor fight during operation goes viral

The two are seen arguing while standing over a pregnant patient during an operation in India.

India floods: Heavy rain in Mumbai kills five

The Mumbai rains follow floods across a swathe of South Asia, which have killed more than 1,200.

India guru rape: Inside huge temple complex

The BBC gains access to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s temple compound, which includes its own hotel.

India rape victim, 13, seeks court approval for abortion

The pregnancy was discovered after her parents took her to a doctor to seek treatment for obesity.

India ruling: What does privacy mean to you?

Following a landmark ruling in India, the BBC asked people what the right to privacy meant to them.

The Indian schoolgirl fighting to save her neighbourhood park

The Indian schoolgirl has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi and filed a petition in court.

Nokia 8 smartphone takes ‘bothie’ videos

The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .

How did 100 children die in this India hospital?

Parents say their children suffered because oxygen supplies were cut, a charge the hospital denies.

India’s Partition 70 years on: ‘I killed a man’

The BBC’s Secunder Kermani hears from a man who helped beat an Indian politician to death – and speaks to the victim’s nephew.

#AintNoCinderella: Why Indian women are posting midnight photos

The campaign began after a politician said woman harassed at night should not have been out so late.

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