Two months ago, a young woman was gang raped and flung from a moving bus in Delhi. On Tuesday, court proceedings against her alleged attackers began.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has used his first Independence day speech since taking office as premier to condemn violence against women. He also pledged to take steps to improve the lives of ordinary Indians.
Indian PM Narendra Modi used his Independence Day speech on August 15 to call for a fundamental change in attitudes towards women in India. DW's Manasi Gopalakrishnan says the speech lacked conviction.
In an apparent blow to bilateral ties, India canceled peace talks with Pakistan after Islamabad met with Kashmiri separatists. Analyst Sarah Hees tells DW the period of euphoria following PM Modi's inauguration is over.
More than six decades after independence, ties between India and Pakistan continue to be marred by mutual distrust. Experts say more people-to-people contact, trade and tourism are needed to establish cordial relations.
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