The attack on a Dalit student in Kerala has sparked national outrage and raised questions about the position of women in a patriarchal society.
Geetaben Thakore led move to get 55 families rehoused in a modern apartment block.
The continent is poised to flourish – if leaders ensure the rule of law and improve services.
Success at COP21 in Paris requires that all countries recognise the merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s argument for "climate justice".
Photographer Ashley Gilbertson photographed families in seven different countries for Unicef, documenting their comparative daily water use.
The issue reached boiling point when the National Democratic Alliance said it had no plans to criminalise marital rape despite a UN recommendation.
By defying the supreme court, India's ruling party has shown its contempt for the laws of the land and the constitutional rights of others.
Sudden blanket ban on websites considered a ‘social nuisance’ is met with anger online and triggers debate on censorship and freedom.
More than 1 100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures nearing 50°C in some areas.
An Indian news network ran a blank screen for an hour in protest of the government ban on airing a documentary about the gang-rape of a Delhi student.
An economic crisis is pushing Russia into a corner, potentially forcing a mass gem sale.
Low productivity and the concomitant costs are harming the local beneficiation industry.
A recent report says that intellectually disabled women in India are routinely locked up in institutions where they are "treated worse than animals".
A group of men doused a girl with kerosene and set her alight for resisting their attempts to molest her, after which she died of her injuries.
With half of India's population without access to toilets, people are paying a high price for the slow pace of change in improving sanitation.
Twelve women died after they were forced into attending a state-run sterilisation camp in India.
Scientists were able to show that most of the loss of Indian crop yields is attributable to the impact of two pollutants.
Organisers of the Indian Super League are hoping to convert cricket crazy Indians to the joys of football.
A second wave of reforms is needed to sustain the success of India, Brazil and SA.