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India's Narendra Modi's litter picking 'plog' on beach

Saturday, October 12th 2019, 11:13

The Indian prime minister launched a "clean India" campaign in 2014.
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Kerala cyanide killing: Crowd boos family poisoning suspect in India

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 21:22

Jolly Shaju is alleged to have poisoned six relatives to death with cyanide over 14 years.
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Kashmir conflict: Woes deepen as lockdown stifles economy

Tuesday, October 8th 2019, 0:28

Hotels lie empty and apples risk rotting in the orchards of Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Indian selfie deaths: Four drown in reservoir in Tamil Nadu

Monday, October 7th 2019, 17:41

A newly married woman and three teenagers die while posing for a picture in a reservoir.
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Afghanistan Taliban commanders freed 'in swap for Indian hostages'

Monday, October 7th 2019, 11:10
related countries: United States United States

The move comes days after senior members of the group reportedly met a top US peace envoy.
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Kongthong: The Indian village where babies get a song for a name

Sunday, October 6th 2019, 23:21

In this Indian village, mothers give their children a unique tune and it becomes their "name" for life.
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India shelves crackdown on single-use plastic

Friday, October 4th 2019, 21:13

India has shelved a planned crackdown on single-use plastic due to business worries over disruption.
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Gandhi's ashes stolen and photo defaced on 150th birthday

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 12:59

Thieves also defaced a poster of the independence leader at a memorial in central India.
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Family of Indian royals wins £35m court battle against Pakistan

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 12:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The origins of a dispute over what began as a £1m deposit date to the partition of British India.
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The Himalayan village that confiscates single-use plastics

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 23:01
related places: Lachung

This tiny Himalayan village has shunned single-use plastics – the impact is too serious for them.
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Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: More than 100 dead in fresh India flood chaos

Monday, September 30th 2019, 10:40
related places: Bihar

Heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states have also disrupted normal life in the region.
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Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: Floods bring chaos

Monday, September 30th 2019, 6:53
related places: Bihar

More than 100 dead after heavy rains bring extreme floods to the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
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India: Two held for killing children for 'defecating in the open'

Thursday, September 26th 2019, 6:49

Police in India say the two men allegedly beat two Dalit children to death for defecating in the open.
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'Toilet trouble' for Narendra Modi and Bill Gates

Monday, September 23rd 2019, 21:19

Why has an award honouring India's PM for building toilets for the poor become controversial?
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‘Howdy, Modi!’: Trump hails Indian PM at ‘historic’ Texas rally

Monday, September 23rd 2019, 9:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

The US president hails India's prime minister as "exceptional", firing up a 50,000-strong crowd.
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Modi to Trump: 'My honour to introduce you to my family'

Monday, September 23rd 2019, 4:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Houston, Trump

India's PM and the US president took the stage at a rare mass rally for a foreign leader in Houston.
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The detained children of Kashmir

Sunday, September 22nd 2019, 23:05

Several families allege that children are being illegally detained in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Warli tribe: 'We are India's soul, don't kill us'

Saturday, September 21st 2019, 23:00

An artist paints the story of one ancient tribe's fight against industrialisation in India.
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Modi visit to US: Trump appearance signals importance of India

Friday, September 20th 2019, 20:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Houston

Indian Prime Minister Modi will address supporters in Houston, where he will be joined by Donald Trump.
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The Kashmiris detained more than 700km away from home

Thursday, September 19th 2019, 6:18

More than 80 people from the region are being held at a jail in northern India.
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Indian granny's one rupee breakfast wins hearts

Friday, September 13th 2019, 23:25

The 80-year-old chef hasn't increased her prices in 30 years - and customers love her for it.
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Four Indian men drown in Italian farm manure tank near Pavia

Friday, September 13th 2019, 9:08
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Pavia

Two of the victims were Sikh brothers running a big dairy farm in northern Italy.
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India's Kashmir move: Two perspectives

Wednesday, September 11th 2019, 22:47

Two Indian politicians give their separate perspectives on Kashmir losing its special status.
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Why is India's car industry in breakdown mode?

Wednesday, September 11th 2019, 0:24

A continuing slowdown in one of the economy's biggest sectors is sparking fears of job losses.
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Chandrayaan 2: What may have gone wrong with India's Moon mission?

Monday, September 9th 2019, 10:52

The BBC asks former members of India's space agency what went wrong with its most complex mission.
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Sunday, September 8th 2019, 23:35

It's a year since India made gay sex legal - we asked a member of the LGBT community what it's been like.
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India PM Modi consoles scientists after Moon setback

Saturday, September 7th 2019, 8:57

Prime Minister Modi says India is proud of a programme that came so close to putting a probe on the Moon.
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Chandrayaan-2: Modi proud despite Moon landing setback

Saturday, September 7th 2019, 3:31

Chandrayaan-2 was about to land near the Moon's south pole when contact with the craft was lost.
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Chandrayaan-2: India aims for soft landing on Moon's south pole

Friday, September 6th 2019, 18:18

India aims to become the first country to make a soft landing on the Moon's south pole.
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Indian woman, 73, gives birth to twin girls

Friday, September 6th 2019, 10:14

The mother said she has wanted children all her life but had been unable to conceive.
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Chandrayaan-2: The grand ambitions of India's second Moon mission

Thursday, September 5th 2019, 23:24

India will try to land a rover on the Moon, but how will it get there and why does it matter?
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Article 370: The weddings 'ruined' by Kashmir's lockdown

Thursday, September 5th 2019, 7:32

Indian-administered Kashmir is under a security crackdown after it was stripped of its special status.
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'Astronaut' explores India potholes

Tuesday, September 3rd 2019, 5:19

Spoof video of an 'astronaut' exploring 'craters' makes a point about roads in a South Indian city.
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What cars and underwear say about India's slowdown

Monday, September 2nd 2019, 23:15

India's economic slowdown is affecting a number of industries, including some very surprising ones.
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Pregnant India woman beaten over child kidnapping rumour

Monday, September 2nd 2019, 6:16

It is the latest incident in a wave of attacks fuelled by rumours of child kidnappings in India.
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Assam NRC: People queue to check they are on list

Saturday, August 31st 2019, 21:15

India has published a list which effectively strips about 1.9 million people in the state of Assam of their citizenship.
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'Beaten and tortured' by the Indian army

Thursday, August 29th 2019, 21:23

Some villagers in Indian-administered Kashmir allege they were beaten by the Indian army.
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'Don't beat us, just shoot us': Kashmiris allege violent army crackdown

Thursday, August 29th 2019, 21:20

The BBC has heard allegations of violent beatings and even torture in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Viewpoint: How serious is India's economic slowdown?

Tuesday, August 27th 2019, 8:02

India is facing a sharp economic downturn and loss of business confidence, writes Praveen Chakravarty.
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Ambedkar House: India’s £3m property row with two London residents

Monday, August 26th 2019, 12:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

India could be forced to close a London museum dedicated to one of the country’s “founding fathers”.
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Arun Jaitley: Former India finance minister dies

Saturday, August 24th 2019, 13:53

Jaitley, 66, oversaw the most significant tax reform in India since independence.
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Why India wants to break its decades-old nuclear pledge

Thursday, August 22nd 2019, 3:03

India's re-evaluation of its "no first use" nuclear pledge has implications for peace in South Asia.
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The Victorian sex scandal that shook India

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 0:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The scandal involving an Indian nobleman and his British wife convulsed the elite class in 19th Century India.
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Kashmir: Pakistan to seek International Court of Justice ruling

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 20:23

It plans to take its dispute with India over the territory to to the International Court of Justice.
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Fishermen rescued from flooded river in Jammu, northern India

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 15:53
related places: Jammu

An Indian Air Force crew saved the two men in Jammu, India which has been hit by heavy rain.
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Kashmir schools re-open but students stay home

Monday, August 19th 2019, 11:17

Some 200 schools in Indian-administered Kashmir opened their doors but many parents kept their children at home.
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Kashmir's communications partially restored, says India

Saturday, August 17th 2019, 13:04

Phone services are slowly being reinstated, but internet and mobile phone services remain suspended.
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India PM Narendra Modi vows to 'restore' Kashmir's 'past glory'

Thursday, August 15th 2019, 14:44

India's PM says ending autonomy will help growth after Pakistan's PM warned the world was watching.
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Viewpoint: Why Modi's Kashmir move is widely supported in India

Thursday, August 15th 2019, 8:36

Ashok Malik explains why the views of many Indians on Kashmir have hardened in recent years.
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Article 370: Has India pushed Kashmir to a point of no return?

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 0:03

India's move to strip Kashmir of special status may re-invigorate the conflict in the region.
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Ibraheem Zakzaky: Nigerian IMN leader flown to India for treatment

Monday, August 12th 2019, 20:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Supporters of Ibraheem Zakzaky have staged weeks of protests to demand his release.
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Eid al-Adha marked in Indian-administered Kashmir

Monday, August 12th 2019, 18:17

People in Indian-administered Kashmir have observed the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha during a lockdown in the area.
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India floods: More than 140 dead after torrential rain

Sunday, August 11th 2019, 16:04

Monsoon flooding in India has killed more than 140 people, with hundreds of thousands evacuated.
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India floods: At least 95 killed, hundreds of thousands evacuated

Saturday, August 10th 2019, 14:49
related places: At

Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuated amid flooding in southern and western India, reports say.
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Article 370: Tear gas at Kashmir rally India denies happened

Saturday, August 10th 2019, 14:10
related places: Srinagar

Thousands of people took to the streets in Srinagar – in a protest the Indian government denies happened.
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Indian man pushes birthday present BMW into river

Saturday, August 10th 2019, 12:08

The Indian man was reportedly upset at getting a BMW rather than a Jaguar for his birthday.
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Kashmir dispute: 'We've been pushed back into medieval times'

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 21:27

Young people in Kashmir say they feel betrayed by India's decision to remove the area's special status.
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Kashmir dispute: India PM Modi defends lifting special status

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 16:53

The Indian prime minister addresses the nation amid increasing concern over the situation in Kashmir.
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Kashmir dispute: UN 'deeply concerned' over restrictions

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 6:49

It says India's telecommunications ban and other moves will "will exacerbate the human rights situation".
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Kashmir dispute: Pakistan downgrades ties with India

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 16:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

The row over Kashmir deepens as Pakistan expels India's high commissioner and suspends trade.
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Article 370: Kashmir protests over loss of special status

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 12:26

Protests break out in Indian-administered Kashmir after the government revoked its special status.
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Pakistan vows to fight India's 'illegal' Kashmir move

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 7:28

Imran Khan says he could take India's decision to revoke autonomy to the UN Security Council.
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Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 2:42

Sushma Swaraj became known for helping Indians stuck abroad by responding to them on Twitter.
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Kashmir lockdown: 'Our livelihood is affected, nobody is at peace'

Tuesday, August 6th 2019, 19:47

The BBC’s Aamir Peerzada hears from residents about the communications blackout in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Kashmir in lockdown after autonomy scrapped

Tuesday, August 6th 2019, 14:04

A communications blackout and curfew aims to protests after India's government revoked a special status.
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Article 370: What happened with Kashmir and why it matters

Monday, August 5th 2019, 23:13

India is re-defining its relationship with Kashmir after seven decades. Here's what you need to know.
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Article 370: India strips disputed Kashmir of special status

Monday, August 5th 2019, 17:01

It is the most significant move on the disputed region in decades and is likely to spark major unrest.
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IMN's Ibraheem Zakzaky: Detained Nigeria Shia leader to seek treatment in India

Monday, August 5th 2019, 16:44

Supporters of Ibraheem Zakzaky have staged weeks of protests to demand his release.
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Kashmir terror alert: 'We are scared to stay here'

Sunday, August 4th 2019, 8:58

Tourists have been advised to leave Indian-administered Kashmir after officials issued a security alert.
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India orders tourists to leave Kashmir over 'terror threat'

Saturday, August 3rd 2019, 19:51

Indian officials have told thousands of Hindu pilgrims to leave Kashmir over security concerns.
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‘I’m being mistaken for a Bollywood sex symbol’

Thursday, August 1st 2019, 23:11

An Indian man gets 100 calls a day after actress Sunny Leone read out his number in a popular film.
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VG Siddhartha: The coffee king of India

Wednesday, July 31st 2019, 23:00

The death of coffee chain owner VG Siddhartha has sent shockwaves through India's business community.
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Hindu man refuses Zomato takeaway over 'Muslim driver'

Wednesday, July 31st 2019, 12:36

Indian food service Zomato refused to let the man cancel his order and was backed by Twitter users.
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VG Siddhartha: Cafe Coffee Day tycoon's body found

Wednesday, July 31st 2019, 11:29

VG Siddhartha, founder and owner of popular Indian chain Cafe Coffee Day, went missing on Monday.
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Triple talaq: India criminalises Muslim 'instant divorce'

Tuesday, July 30th 2019, 16:21

Men can be jailed for up to three years if they break the law, which supporters say protects women.
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Unnao rape: India murder probe over fatal crash

Tuesday, July 30th 2019, 9:22

A woman who had accused a ruling party lawmaker of rape was seriously injured and a key witness died.
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VG Siddhartha: Cafe Coffee Day owner goes missing near river

Tuesday, July 30th 2019, 3:46

The founder-owner of popular Indian chain Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddhartha, went missing near a river.
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Questions over India teen rape victim's car crash

Monday, July 29th 2019, 11:56

The 19-year-old Indian girl had accused a ruling party lawmaker of sexually assaulting her in 2017.
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India tiger census shows rapid population growth

Monday, July 29th 2019, 6:19

PM Narendra Modi says India is "now one of the biggest and most secure habitats of the tiger".
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Is India the answer to Netflix's troubles?

Sunday, July 28th 2019, 23:03

It has launched a cheaper, mobile-only plan in India, hoping to capture its "next 100 million" users.
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The Indian city where motorbike riders hate helmets

Friday, July 26th 2019, 23:07
related places: Pune

Motorbike riders in India's Pune city refuse to wear helmets despite a law that has made it mandatory.
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Why is India sending humanoid robots into space?

Thursday, July 25th 2019, 1:37

India will fly robots to understand what weightlessness and radiation do to the human body in space.
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The puzzling 'mass migration' of Ugandans to India

Thursday, July 25th 2019, 0:37
related places: But

The number of Ugandans living in India has risen sharply, according to census data. But is that accurate?
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India turns to electric vehicles to beat pollution

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019, 23:04

Home to some of the world's most polluted cities, India has announced a big push for electric vehicles.
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India denies PM Modi asked Trump to mediate in Kashmir conflict

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019, 8:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Mr Trump claimed that India's PM had asked him to mediate in the 70-year-old dispute with Pakistan.
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The rise of India’s viral wedding photoshoots

Monday, July 22nd 2019, 23:11

Some newlyweds in India are shunning traditional photos in favour of exotic photoshoots they hope will go viral online.
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Blast off for India's Moon mission

Monday, July 22nd 2019, 9:58

Footage shows the successful launch of India's second lunar mission.
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Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit dies at 81

Saturday, July 20th 2019, 12:55
related places: Delhi

The longest-serving chief minister of Delhi dies in the capital after a long illness.
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Man jailed for killing UK teenager in Goa

Friday, July 19th 2019, 11:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Goa

Samson D'Souza was found guilty of "culpable homicide not amounting to murder" by an Indian court.
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India floods: Tired tiger takes nap in resident's bed

Friday, July 19th 2019, 6:17

The tiger found shelter in a house as floods ravage the Kaziranga National Park in India's Assam state.
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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan to allow consular access to 'Indian spy'

Friday, July 19th 2019, 4:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Islamabad says it will allow Indian officials to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been convicted of spying.
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The Indian school exam controversy that cost 23 lives

Wednesday, July 17th 2019, 23:03

The suicides have put India's competitive exams in the spotlight amid allegations of errors in marking.
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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan told to review 'India spy' case

Wednesday, July 17th 2019, 15:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan should review the death penalty given to an Indian Navy officer, the top UN court rules.
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Chennai, the city where drought is visible from space

Wednesday, July 17th 2019, 13:36
related places: Chennai

Chennai is India's sixth largest city, but its residents are relying on trucks and trains to bring them water.
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India building collapse: Dozens trapped and four dead in Mumbai

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 12:34
related places: Mumbai

Rescuers are searching through the debris of the four-storey building in India's financial capital.
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Pakistan reopens airspace after India standoff

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 9:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan shut its airspace in February following tensions with India.
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Monsoon floods displace millions in India

Monday, July 15th 2019, 16:03
related countries: Nepal Nepal

More than 130 people have been killed in Nepal, Bangladesh and India amid flooding and landslides.
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Chandrayaan-2: India space launch delayed by technical problem

Monday, July 15th 2019, 1:06

India's space mission to the Moon's south pole will not launch on Monday, due to a technical problem.
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Cricket World Cup 'like a festival' for illegal bookmakers

Saturday, July 13th 2019, 23:07

India's cricketers didn't make the World Cup final, but its bookmakers are still making millions.
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The forgotten Indian inventor who dazzled London

Saturday, July 13th 2019, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Shankar Abaji Bhisey invented a machine which could have revolutionised printing.
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