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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 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 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 Credit: REUTERS/B Mathur


17-year-old Indian rape victim takes her own life

As a 23-year-old woman fights for her life after a brutal gang-rape in India, it has emerged that a 17-year-old girl who was also gang-raped in November has taken her own life.

Police said the teenager from the northern state of Punjab had tried to report the case but for 14 days, local police did not register the case and tried to force a settlement between the rapists and her family.

Friends and family mourn the death of the 17-year-old rape victim who took her own life Credit: Reuters

Two men and a women that were named in a suicide note were later arrested.

The case further underlines the serious issue of rape in the country which has led to widespread protests in recent weeks.

Hospital: Delhi rape victim 'struggling against the odds'

Doctors in Singapore treating the victim of a brutal gang-rape in India, have said she is in "an extremely critical condition.

Dr Kelvin Loh, chief executive officer of Mount Elizabeth hospital, said that the 23-year-old was in "an extremely critical condition".

The patient is currently struggling against the odds, and fighting for her life.

Prior to her arrival, she has already undergone three abdominal surgeries, and experienced a cardiac arrest in India.

A multi-disciplinary team of specialists is taking care of her and doing everything possible to stabilise her condition.

Indian gang-rape victim now 'fighting for life'

A female student who was gang-raped on a bus in India's capital Delhi is "fighting for her life" at a Singapore hospital, doctors have said.

The 23-year-old victim - who is currently on life support - is said to have suffered "significant brain injury".

She has arrived in Singapore for specialist care after more than a week of intensive care in a government hospital in New Delhi.

There have been mass protests in India after the attack Credit: Reuters

There have been widespread protests in India's capital after the brutal assault calling for better protection for women and harsher sentences for rapists


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