Making sure that women get to work safely has been a major concern since the deadly rape of a young woman on a city bus in 2012. As a consequence, Delhi's authorities have launched a new program to make its buses more accessible for women.
The woman, who was set alight by a gang of men, including two of her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital. A series of rape cases in recent weeks have once again put sexual crimes in India in the spotlight.
The Indian government is preparing to install a nationwide facial recognition system, but the plan draws criticism from rights activists and tech experts who warn of the risks to privacy and from increased surveillance.
The official restructuring of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir comes into effect on October 31. The region’s special status had been a thorn in the side of Hindu nationalists for a long time.
Protesters have taken to the streets of India's capital, New Delhi, after a road accident critically injured a teenager who reported that a ruling party lawmaker had raped and harassed her.
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