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Divers find India mine worker body

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 5:18

The fate of 14 other miners trapped in the mine in Meghalaya state is still unclear.
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Kumbh Mela: Millions of Indians take holy dip

Tuesday, January 15th 2019, 14:48

The Kumbh Mela festival, the largest gathering of people anywhere, is starting in northern India.
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Sabarimala: Woman who defied India temple ban 'attacked by mother-in-law'

Tuesday, January 15th 2019, 12:05

Kanaka Durga, who made history by entering the Sabarimala shrine, was allegedly hit by her mother-in-law.
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'Food porn star' Indian chef gives fine dining a twist

Tuesday, January 15th 2019, 0:16
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Gaggan Anand, the executive chef at Bangkok's Michelin-starred restaurant Gaggan, has brought Indian cuisine to new heights.
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The men who stay awake so Indians can sleep

Friday, January 11th 2019, 5:26

Private security guards in India have become de-facto protectors across urban neighbourhoods.
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Behind India's construction boom: 'We risk our lives to build your homes'

Monday, January 7th 2019, 0:23

India's construction boom is fuelled by workers who risk injury and death for a meagre wage.
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The Indian villages desperate to change their names

Saturday, January 5th 2019, 0:56

Some 50 villages with strange names are trying to convince the government to grant them a new ones.
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Sabarimala: Women who defied temple mobs 'have no fear'

Friday, January 4th 2019, 18:34

The two women who defied a religious ban to enter an Indian temple speak exclusively to the BBC.
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The women who fought to ban alcohol

Friday, January 4th 2019, 0:22

In the world's largest democracy, politicians find they need to listen to women if they want power.
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Sabarimala: India's Kerala paralysed amid protests over temple entry

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 16:08

Protests erupted after two women defied a religious ban to enter the Sabarimala temple.
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Donald Trump mocks India PM Narendra Modi over Afghanistan library

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 10:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US President Donald Trump has mocked India's Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan.
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Abby Sunderland: Yacht abandoned in 2010 record attempt found

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 7:09
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

It was crippled in the Indian Ocean in 2010 during a record attempt by 16-year-old Abby Sunderland.
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Meghalaya mine collapse: What it's like to work in a 'rat-hole' mine

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 0:34

The haunting account of an Indian coal worker who quit days before the tragedy hit.
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Sabarimala: Women defy historic temple ban

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, 20:54

Two Indian women made history by walking into a temple that for centuries had banned women of menstruating age.
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Sabarimala: Indian women make history by entering temple

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, 12:45

The Hindu temple in Kerala had previously been closed to women between the ages of 10 and 50.
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The Indian men who make money selling trash

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, 4:57

What happens when cities don't collect rubbish door-to-door? Enter the enterprising scrap dealers.
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Sabarimala temple: Indian women form '620km human chain' for equality

Tuesday, January 1st 2019, 14:55

Women in Kerala form a huge "women's wall" after protesters stopped them entering a Hindu temple.
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The Indian woman who makes 'fake food' for a living

Tuesday, January 1st 2019, 0:36

Shilpa Mitha quit her job to pursue her hobby of making miniatures of classic Indian dishes.
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Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

Monday, December 31st 2018, 0:44

India's decision to decriminalise gay sex has taken the country back to its roots, some historians say.
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How ancient DNA may rewrite prehistory in India

Sunday, December 30th 2018, 5:10

Aryans are not the earliest or only source of Indian civilisation, suggests new research on genetic ancestry.
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Indian miners: Navy divers deployed in rescue bid

Saturday, December 29th 2018, 16:17

High-power pumps arrive at a flooded "rat-hole" mine where 15 workers were trapped 16 days ago.
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The Mumbai 'toxic hell' where poor are forced to live

Saturday, December 29th 2018, 0:45
related places: Mumbai

Thousands of families are fighting to leave a heavily polluted neighbourhood in India's Mumbai city.
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Finding God in the anguish of violence

Wednesday, December 26th 2018, 0:13

As violence intensifies in Indian-administered Kashmir, people flock to its fabled Sufi shrines.
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India rescuers step up efforts to save trapped coal miners

Monday, December 24th 2018, 8:32

The 15 men were trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in north-east India 11 days ago.
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Why did 2018 see more violence in Indian-administered Kashmir?

Friday, December 21st 2018, 0:24

Why has 2018 seen a spike in violence in Indian-administered Kashmir?
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Transgender women pray at India's Sabarimala temple

Tuesday, December 18th 2018, 18:11

Four transwomen attend prayers at a Hindu shrine amid a bitter row over whether women should enter.
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Hamid Ansari: 'Love-struck' Indian home after Pakistan jail ordeal

Tuesday, December 18th 2018, 13:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Indian man accused of spying in Pakistan after illegally entering to 'pursue love' returns home.
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Sajjan Kumar: Milestone conviction over 1984 Sikh killings

Monday, December 17th 2018, 12:31

The conviction of former Congress party MP Sajjan Kumar is the most significant over the 1984 Indian riots.
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Three-year-old assaulted on Delhi bus rape anniversary

Monday, December 17th 2018, 3:47
related places: Delhi

The incident occurred on the sixth anniversary of the gang rape of a student on a bus in India.
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Narendra Modi: Is hardline Hindu politics failing India's PM?

Sunday, December 16th 2018, 21:45

Critics say the recent pursuit of a hardline Hindutva agenda by India's ruling party has backfired.
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Eleven die and dozens ill after eating rice at Indian temple

Friday, December 14th 2018, 18:46

Witnesses say people fell ill after eating rice following a ceremony in the state of Karnataka.
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Indian national jailed over sex assault on US flight

Friday, December 14th 2018, 4:05
related countries: United States United States

The Indian man gets nine years in jail for assaulting a woman who was asleep next to him.
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The fight over the Indian baby born in a bank queue

Friday, December 14th 2018, 0:27

Two-year-old Khazanchi is at the centre of a fight involving two families, villages and politicians.
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'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 15:03
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A statue of the Indian independence leader was opposed by lecturers at the University of Ghana.
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Leopard kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 5:56

The man was "meditating under a tree" in a protected tiger reserve in western India.
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The India girl who took her dad to the police over a toilet

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 11:33

The Indian girl accused her father of "cheating" because he broke his promise to build her a toilet.
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India delivery man sacked for eating food sparks sympathy

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 8:54

A Zomato delivery driver was filmed eating food meant for customers and resealing the boxes in India.
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The blind Indian cyclist conquering the Himalayas

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 0:11

Despite losing his eyesight, Devyanshu Ganatra is determined not to let his disability get in the way of his love for sports.
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India elections: Setback for Modi's BJP in three key states

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 12:27

The prime minister's BJP party appears likely to lose in at least two of three key states.
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Zomato India driver sacked after eating customer's takeaway

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 11:22

A Zomato delivery driver was filmed eating food meant for customers and resealing the boxes in India.
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Indian rupee hit by central bank chief's shock resignation

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 5:57

The country's central bank chief Urjit Patel stepped down abruptly on Monday, citing "personal reasons".
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India central bank governor quits amid 'rift'

Monday, December 10th 2018, 15:31

Urjit Patel left his post amid a reported rift between the Reserve Bank of India and the government.
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Vijay Mallya: India tycoon to learn extradition fate

Monday, December 10th 2018, 9:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court to learn if he will be extradited to India.
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Ambani-Piramal wedding: Beyoncé sings at A-list Indian event

Monday, December 10th 2018, 7:49

The Ambani-Piramal wedding seeks to top India's wedding season with even more glitz and glamour.
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Ayodhya: Thousands rally in Delhi over disputed religious site

Sunday, December 9th 2018, 16:25
related places: Delhi

Tens of thousands of Hindu activists converge on India's capital to demand a temple be built.
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Priyanka Chopra: 'Racist' article sees mocking Indians defend star

Friday, December 7th 2018, 9:09

An article calling the Bollywood star a "scam artist" has gone viral, prompting outrage in India.
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India man jailed for tweets about erotic temple statues released

Friday, December 7th 2018, 3:44

And Indian man was imprisoned for satirical tweets about erotic sculptures in a temple in Orissa state.
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India launches 'heaviest' satellite for internet access

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 6:34

Weighing about 5,854kg, the GSAT-11 is India's "most-advanced" multi-band communication satellite.
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Priyanka Chopra: Bollywood star reveals 75ft wedding veil

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 4:38
related countries: United States United States

The Indian actress got married to US singer Nick Jonas in Rajasthan state over the weekend.
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Bulandshahr: Why a policeman was killed over 'cow slaughter'

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 22:23

So-called cow vigilantism is on the rise in India but the killing of a policeman is unheard of.
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Bulandshahr violence: Arrests over India policeman killing

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 5:46

Police arrest three men over the murder of an officer in Uttar Pradesh by 'cow slaughter' mob.
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'I don't want to burden my children': Life in an Indian care home

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 22:27

A photographer spent more than a year chronicling life inside a care home for the elderly in India.
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PewDiePie in battle with T-Series to keep top YouTube spot

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 13:04

PewDiePie is battling Indian channel T-Series in a bid to remain the YouTuber with the most subscribers.
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Sonali Bendre: Bollywood star's cancer posts inspires India fans

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 8:01

Sonali Bendre's return to India has had people talking about how openly she has dealt with the disease.
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Newly-wed Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have Hindu ceremony

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 13:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christian

The Bollywood superstar and the US singer were married in a Christian ceremony in India on Saturday.
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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas marry in India

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 16:36
related countries: United States United States

The Bollywood superstar and the US singer got engaged earlier this year.
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Modi's arrival at the G20 summit 'announced with Apu meme'

Friday, November 30th 2018, 16:20
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine channel used The Simpsons' character to depict the Indian PM as he arrived at the G20.
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Indian woman arrested for marrying '17-year-old'

Friday, November 30th 2018, 13:02

The 20-year-old was arrested after the teenager's mother lodged a police complaint.
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Carmichael project: Visiting Australia's controversial Adani mine

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 22:04

The BBC's Vineet Khare visited the controversial Carmichael project by Indian energy giant Adani.
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Katarpur corridor: A road to peace between India and Pakistan?

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 8:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kartarpur

The "Kartarpur corridor" is a rare instance of co-operation between Pakistan and India.
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India outrage as mall shames woman for breastfeeding

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 8:19

The young Indian mum wanting to breastfeed in a mall was told to do such "home chores" at home.
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Injured baby refuels India Kashmir pellet gun debate

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 7:09

A 19-month old, hit in her right eye by a pellet gun in Indian-administered Kashmir, sparks anger.
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John Allen Chau: India 'puts on hold' efforts to retrieve body

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 7:34

Indian officials are reluctant to disturb the protected Sentinelese tribe who killed John Allen Chau.
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Why is India's largest camel fair struggling?

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 0:27

A recent change in the law means many camel breeders in Rajasthan are struggling to find buyers.
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The man who spent decades befriending isolated Sentinelese tribe

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 0:16
related countries: United States United States

Indian anthropologist T N Pandit shares his memories of the group accused of killing an American.
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John Allen Chau: 'Incredibly dangerous' to retrieve body from North Sentinel

Monday, November 26th 2018, 16:19
related countries: United States United States

A human rights group says India should abandon efforts to retrieve the US missionary's body.
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Jet Airways offloads India passenger over 'terrorist' joke

Monday, November 26th 2018, 9:23

The man had photographed himself and then used a caption that included the word "terrorist".
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John Allen Chau: Struggle to retrieve body of man killed by tribe

Sunday, November 25th 2018, 15:25
related countries: United States United States

Indian police try to pinpoint the beach where a US missionary died, but later withdraw.
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India's Ayodhya site: Masses gather as Hindu-Muslim dispute simmers

Sunday, November 25th 2018, 9:20

Tens of thousands of Hindu activists converge on Ayodhya to demand a temple be built.
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Punjab's drug menace: 'I wanted my son to die'

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 22:40

Drug-related deaths are surging in India's prosperous Punjab state. What's behind it?
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Why an Indian village is losing sleep over the humble nightie

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 0:18

A favourite with millions of Indian women, this loose garment has fallen foul of a village council.
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American 'killed in India by endangered Andamans tribe'

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 18:19
related countries: United States United States

The isolated Sentinelese tribe of the Andaman islands has always resisted outside contact.
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Baby in India narrowly escapes being hit by speeding train

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 16:23

A one-year-old baby miraculously escaped without injury after falling on to train tracks in India.
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Indian groom gets shot on wedding day and still marries

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 12:58

Shot on the way to his wedding, the man made his vows with a bullet still lodged in his shoulder.
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Alok Nath: Rape case registered against Bollywood actor

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 7:37

The charges against Alok Nath are among the most serious made during India's #MeToo movement.
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Cyclone Gaja: India girl segregated during period dies

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 7:27

The 14-year-old girl was trapped alone in a hut during the storm in India's Tamil Nadu state.
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Indian man sentenced over anti-Sikh riots in 1984

Tuesday, November 20th 2018, 18:43

Nearly 3,000 died across India in violence sparked by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination.
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Transgender in India: 'This is how we survive'

Tuesday, November 20th 2018, 0:13

Transgender people in India were granted legal status in 2014 but many face discrimination and struggle to find work.
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Why has a Hindu temple divided India's women?

Saturday, November 17th 2018, 0:11

The BBC spoke to two writers with differing views on the Sabarimala temple's rule that bars women.
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Monkey kills baby boy in India's Agra

Thursday, November 15th 2018, 7:12
related places: Agra

The monkey entered a house in Agra and snatched the baby from his mother, who was breastfeeding him.
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Nationalism a driving force behind fake news in India, research shows

Monday, November 12th 2018, 0:32

BBC research shows how a desire to reinforce national identity is pushing people to share fake news.
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World War One: Six extraordinary Indian stories

Sunday, November 11th 2018, 1:42

Some 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in World War One, and over 74,000 of them lost their lives.
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The forgotten English poet buried in India

Sunday, November 11th 2018, 1:29

The poems of Violet Nicolson, who published under a man's name, were hugely popular.
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Cricketer shocks with 'leave India' jibe

Thursday, November 8th 2018, 14:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The cricketer was responding to a fan who said he preferred Australian and English batsmen.
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Allahabad: The name change that killed my city's soul

Wednesday, November 7th 2018, 22:23
related places: Allahabad

The ancient city of Allahabad is the birthplace of some of India's most famous writers, politicians and scientists.
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Delhi panic over toxic air ahead of Indian festival Diwali

Monday, November 5th 2018, 8:07

Air quality may worsen as fireworks are let off to celebrate the festival of lights.
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The Indian princess who became a South Korean queen

Sunday, November 4th 2018, 0:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Ayodhya

The South Korean first lady's visit to India is tied to a legend linking Korean ancestry to Ayodhya.
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Sri Lanka crisis: House of Cards in the Indian Ocean

Sunday, November 4th 2018, 0:01
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The island nation of Sri Lanka is gripped by a dramatic political crisis - here's what you need to know.
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India man-eating tigress killed after huge hunt

Saturday, November 3rd 2018, 5:15

The animal in western India is said to have killed 13 people and evaded capture for two years.
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Indian Relay rallies Canada's First Nation communities

Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 20:07
related countries: Canada Canada

As if horse racing was not dangerous enough, these Canadian Indian riders also have no saddles.
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Yosemite dead were married Indian bloggers

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 15:59

The couple who fell to their deaths had blogged about their love for travel and each other.
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Pakistan bans Indian television channels amid water row

Saturday, October 27th 2018, 13:01

The Supreme Court overturns a lower court's ruling, amid a dispute over water.
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The corruption scandal marring India's CBI

Friday, October 26th 2018, 10:43

India's government has dramatically fired the men at the top of its investigating agency, the CBI.
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Harry Potter to 'inspire' budding India lawyers

Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 11:31

Students at a top Indian university will explore class rights and the "enslavement of House Elves".
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The Indian animal trainer who became a circus legend

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, 21:31

The forgotten story of Damoo Dhotre, whose daredevil circus acts made him famous.
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Amritsar train crash: India searches for blame after crowd mowed down

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 10:43

Hundreds of festival-goers stood on a track unaware a train was heading for them them at full speed.
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The day out that reunited an Indian boy with his family

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 23:58
related places: Delhi

Hassan Ali, who ran away aged six, finds his family nine years later after a day out in Delhi.
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Amritsar: At least 59 dead as India train mows down crowd

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 14:10

Victims were standing on the tracks watching celebrations for the Hindu festival of Dusshera.
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Sabarimala: The Indian god who bars women from his temple

Friday, October 19th 2018, 5:45

Why are women banned from entering the Sabarimala temple in southern India?
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