Gay rights activists have paraded through India's capital to demand an end to the stigmatisation of gays, lesbians and transgenders in the country.
Child rights activists say the rape of a five-year-old girl is the latest case in which India's police have failed to act on a missing child report.
Five men pleaded not guilty after being indicted in a special court on charges of rape and murder, in the gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus.
India has spread a mix of aid, education and technology transfers through Africa, hoping it will pay out in the scramble for natural resources.
Former United States President Bill Clinton announced an agreement on Thursday to cut prices of HIV/Aids treatments for children, making the life-saving drugs far more accessible worldwide. Two Indian pharmaceutical companies have agreed to supply antiretroviral formulations for HIV-positive children at prices as low as 16 US cents a day.
Indian police have detained about 350 people in connection with the deadly Mumbai train bombings, as a top official said on Thursday that investigators believe they "should have something substantial soon". A man claiming to represent al-Qaeda reportedly claimed on Thursday that the terror network has set up a wing in Kashmir.