Death sentence for Delhi rapists upheld

An Indian court has upheld the death penalty handed to four men convicted of the fatal gang-rape of a student in Delhi, an attack that triggered protests over violence against women.

Arvind Kejriwal quits as Delhi chief minister after 49 days

Ellen Barry and Malavika Vyawahare Arvind Kejriwal, an anti-corruption campaigner who was vaulted into Delhi's top city post, has resigned after just 49 days.

Indian state in ultimatum to Delhi over Gandhi assassins

Rajiv Gandhi, prime minister of India from 1984 to 1989, was assassinated in 1991.

Neha Thirani Bagri The chief minister of India's Tamil Nadu state says she will free seven men convicted of plotting the 1991 assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the former prime minister of India.

Snowden may have learnt to hack on $1800 Delhi trip

Dean Nelson Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who revealed the scale of US internet surveillance around the world, may have learnt the hacking skills to leak thousands of files on a $1800 course he attended in...

New Delhi rape victim's family speaks out

Indians students hold placards during a candle light vigil on anniversary of the fatal gang rape of a young woman in a bus New Delhi, India.

NEW DELHI, Dec 16 AFP - The fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi shattered India's silence over sexual violence and emboldened some victims to speak out, family members and campaigners said...

Female commandos to patrol 'rape capital' Delhi streets

Enough is enough: Demonstrators hold placards in front of the India Gate as they protest in Delhi.

Dean Nelson The new leaders of India's "rape capital" Delhi are to to recruit a female commando force to patrol the streets and boost safety for women.

Danish tourist gang-raped in New Delhi

Investigators at the spot of the assault in New Delhi.

Ben Doherty A Danish tourist has been gang-raped at knife-point near a crowded railway station and popular tourist area in New Delhi.

Delhi rape guilty sentenced to death for brutal sexual assault

An Indian judge sentenced four men to death for the fatal gang rape of a student aboard a moving bus in New Delhi in an attack that triggered global outrage.

New Delhi gang rapists get death

New Delhi sentencing

Four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus last December have been sentenced to death.

The four men charged with the gang-rape and brutal murder of a Delhi student appeal death sentence

Mukesh Singh (left)

Ben Doherty The four men sentenced to hang for the brutal gang-rape and murder of a Delhi student last year have appealed against their death sentences.

Delhi swept by protests over child rapes

Delhi protest

Dean Nelson Protests erupted throughout New Delhi on Sunday after hospital officials said that they were treating a second five-year-old girl rape victim for critical internal injuries.

'I have committed a big mistake', says second man arrested in Delhi child rape case

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Ben Doherty The second suspect in the alleged rape and torture of a five-year-old girl in Delhi is an illiterate teenager who has allegedly confessed to his crime.

Delhi gang-rape accused critically ill

Lok Nayak hospital in New Delhi.

One of the six men accused of gang raping and murdering a physiotherapy student in New Delhi last year is in a critical condition after being assaulted by fellow inmates, according to his lawyer.

Bon voyage! Vaccine for Delhi belly invented

Battling the bacteria that cause 'Delhi Belly'.

A vaccine against travellers' sickness and a better, non-invasive test for Downs syndrome are among the latest health advances.

Delhi anger on streets after rape victim dies


Ben Doherty, Delhi India's capital was awash with protesters after a 23-year-old student, brutally gang-raped on a bus a fortnight ago, died in a Singapore hospital.

Father tells of Delhi rape victim's courage


The father of the Delhi gang rape victim has described his "brave" daughter's dream of becoming a doctor in an emotional first interview.

Delhi gang-rape case heard behind closed doors


An Indian court hearing the case of five men accused of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old student was cleared on Monday as chaotic scenes forced the hearing to be held behind closed doors.

Victims in Delhi rape case are to blame, defendants' lawyer says


The lawyer representing three of the men charged with the gang rape and murder of a medical student aboard a moving bus in New Delhi has blamed the victims for the assault, saying he has never heard...

Delhi has four rapes a day, says minister

India Ben Doherty South Asia Correspondent Delhi Despite national and global outrage over the Delhi gang-rape case last year, and tougher penalties for offenders, India's capital is still reporting nearly four rapes a day, double the 2012 rate.

Aussie athletes settle in Delhi

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Lawn bowlers are among the first Australian athletes to start settling into Delhi for the Commonwealth Games.