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India's Supreme Court commuted the sentences of 15 death row convicts on Tuesday, ruling that “inordinate and inexplicable” delays in their execution were grounds to change their sentences to life imprisonment.

Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, whose wife was found dead in a luxury hotel room, called Sunday for a swift inquiry so the truth “can come out as soon as possible,” an official said.

India's foreign ministry said Sunday it has reassured ambassadors of some 20 African nations that authorities are not targeting their nationals, after an incident over a suspected prostitution ring.

On a recent winter night in the Indian capital, eight-year-old cancer patient Habiba Khatun huddled with her mother against the cold on the floor of a disused bus.
India's sick shelter in old buses during treatment


India has a new intolerance to violence against women sparked by the fatal gang-rape of a student in Delhi but the deeply patriarchal nation still has a long way to go to overcome injustice, says veteran U.S. feminist Gloria Steinem.

The wife of Indian Minister Shashi Tharoor, found dead in a luxury hotel after accusing her husband of being unfaithful, suffered an “unnatural, sudden death,” a doctor who performed an autopsy on her body said Saturday.
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India minister's wife died 'unnaturally'


A stampede killed at least 18 people in India's financial hub Mumbai on Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, police said.
India stampede kills 18 mourners of spiritual leader


Britain and France have revised their travel advisories for India to warn visitors about the risk of sexual attacks following two new rape cases involving German and Danish tourists in recent weeks.

India's ruling party was putting on a united front Friday at a mass rally after its leader Sonia Gandhi stalled a push to name her son Rahul as prime ministerial candidate for looming elections.
India's Sonia Gandhi stalls son's candidacy for PM


The furious wife of the Indian government's top-tweeting minister admitted Thursday she had hacked his account to send out messages exposing an alleged affair he was having with a Pakistani journalist.
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