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Delhi gang rape hangings for two men delayed

India's Supreme Court has temporarily stayed the hanging of two of the four men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi.

A police bus carrying four men pictured arriving at a court in Delhi today Credit: Reuters

The Supreme Court's order came in response to a petition filed by an attorney for the two men which said the appeals court that confirmed the death sentence this week had completely ignored their defence.

The court scheduled a hearing in the case for March 31.

Read: Delhi rapists get death penalty

Delhi gang rape accused arrive in court for verdict

Four men charged with the fatal gang rape of a student in the Indian capital Delhi last December have arrived at court as it prepares to deliver its verdict.

Four men accused of the gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in December last year have arrived in court. Credit: Reuters

The 23-year-old woman was brutally assaulted on a bus and died two weeks later. Her death sparked waves of protests across India.

Read: Background to the Delhi gang rape case

Last month a teenager was jailed for three years for his role in the incident.

Read: Angry protests after three-year sentence for teen rapist

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Background to the Delhi gang rape case

Thousands of woman in India took to the streets in protest of the brutal crime.

The gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old Indian woman last December sparked mass protests across the country.

The victim - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was travelling on a bus in Delhi with a male friend when they were attacked. They were later dumped on the roadside.

She later died in a Singapore hospital from internal injuries on the 29 December.

It led to demands for stronger laws, tougher police action against those accused of sexual assault and a sustained campaign to change society's views on women.

Teenager convicted in Delhi gang rape and murder case

The teenager arrived at court with his head covered by a blanket

An Indian juvenile court has convicted a teenager of the rape and murder of a young woman who was gang raped on bus in Delhi, last December, the Associated Press reports.

The defendant - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was 17 at the time of the attack and was tried as a minor.

He now faces a maximum sentence of three years at a reform centre, defence lawyer Rajesh Tewari said.

Four other men are on trial for the same attack. A fifth defendant was found dead in his cell in March

Delhi gang rape case verdict due for juvenile suspect

A court in New Delhi is expected to announce its verdict on a juvenile suspect accused of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a bus last year.

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest outside a district court in New Delhi Credit: Reuters

He is charged with rape, murder, destroying evidence, and other crimes carried out while aged 17.

If convicted, the maximum sentence that he can receive is three years at a correction facility, which will include the time he spent in custody during the case.

He has denied the charges, as have four men also on trial for the attack.

Read: Delhi gang rape trial begins

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Cameron and Bollywood star greeted by screaming girls

The Prime Minister had the unusual pleasure of being greeted by hundreds of screaming women when he visited a women's college in the Indian capital Delhi today.

The applause may have had more to do with the Bollywood star accompanying him, but the students listened attentively to what he had to say.

Read: PM appears with Bollywood star at womens' college

Performers rehearse for India's Republic Day parade

Indian soldiers in full regalia and hundreds of performers performers have been taking part in a dress rehearsal for Republic Day in the capital New Delhi.

 Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi
Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi Credit: REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The parade from New Delhi's presidential palace to India Gate will include a number of military regiments and missile launchers as well as hundreds of costumed performers.

Indian soldiers perform a dare-devil show on their motorcycles
Indian soldiers perform a dare-devil show on their motorcycles Credit: REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Republic Day, which is celebrated on Saturday, commemorates the day that India's constitution came into effect in 1950.

Indian Border Security Force soldiers ride their camels
Indian Border Security Force soldiers ride their camels Credit: REUTERS/B Mathur
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