Opposition party members are holding the rally, dubbed "Unite India Rally", from Kanyakumari town on the southern tip of India and will try to reach northernmost city of Srinagar in India-administered Kashmir in about 150 days.
Congratulations sent from across the world after Liz Truss was elected as the Conservative Party's new leader, as she will take office Tuesday as Britain's new prime minister.
Organisations affiliated to India’s ruling BJP are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to mainstream a controversial political ideology that draws its strength from dehumanising and vilifying Muslims.
Demonstrators in several states protest against release of Hindu men convicted of gang raping a pregnant Muslim woman during 2002 Gujarat state violence.
"The release of these convicts has taken from me my peace and shaken my faith in justice," says Bilkis Bano of 11 Hindu men convicted of 2002 crime and released by BJP-ruled western Gujarat state.
Eleven convicts in the 2002 riots case of gang rape survivor Bilkis Bano have been released from jail after authorities approved their appeal for "remission of sentence".
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, from the regional Janata Dal (United) party, resigns after his party colleagues recommended leaving the coalition with Bharatiya Janata Party.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nominated candidate Draupadi Murmu is in the lead for the mainly ceremonial role, with results set to be announced later this week.
At least one person has been killed in protests against a new military hiring process that seeks to bring in recruits between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 for a four-year tenure at non-officer ranks.
Under the new job programme, the armed forces can recruit 46,000 young men and women for four years, 75 percent of them will be compulsorily retired after four years with no pension benefits.
India's cracking down on protesters with excessive use of force, arbitrary detention and punitive house demolitions is in complete violation of international human rights law and standards, human rights organisation Amnesty International says.
Authorities in northern Uttar Pradesh state arrest more than 300 people and tear down several houses belonging to Muslims in connection with unrest over insulting remarks made by members of ruling BJP about Prophet Muhammad and his wife Ayesha.
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