At least 90 Hindu pilgrims were killed in a stampede on a crowded bridge. Witnesses say people panicked amid rumors that the bridge was about to collapse.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is the ideological mentor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP party. It is increasingly playing an influential role both inside and outside government. Murali Krishnan reports.
Instability and violence have rocked India's troubled Jammu and Kashmir state for the past few years. Critics claim New Delhi's iron-fist military tactics in the region are making the current situation worse.
The Indian government has said the Supreme Court should decide on the legality of the law criminalizing homosexual acts. In 2013, the court overturned a lower court judgment that declared the law unconstitutional.
An Indian court denied the appeals of three men convicted of a 2012 gang rape who wanted their death sentences lifted. The gang rape of a medical student sparked outrage in India and led to harsher sex crime penalties.
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