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India school bus crash kills 15 pupils

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 7:56

The bus collided with a truck in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Indian woman held for acid attack on ex-lover

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 15:41

The rare attack in India was allegedly carried out by a woman angry at her lover for breaking up.
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Jallikattu: Thousands protest at India bullfighting ban

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 7:40

Demonstrators in India's Tamil Nadu state want a ban lifted on centuries-old bull-taming contests.
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McDosa to go

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 13:10

The BBC's in-house cartoonist, Kirtish Bhatt, on McDonald's bid to become "more Indian".
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Google Play and iOS apps demand surges in India and China

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 8:01
related countries: China China

India set a new record for Google Play downloads in 2016, while demand for iOS software soared in China, a study says.
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Bicycle brouhaha

Monday, January 16th 2017, 15:14

The BBC's Ayeshea Perera on the role of the humble bicycle in a crucial Indian state election.
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'Masala' bonds to spice up economy

Monday, January 16th 2017, 0:46

BBC News looks at the prospects for so-called "masala" bonds, which the Indian government has introduced to boost investment.
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Gandhi flip flops sold on Amazon cause anger in India

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 15:50

Online retailer is at the centre of fresh outrage over flip flops depicting India's independence icon.
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Policing India's deadly kites

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 0:13

Is a ban on selling glass-coated string to fly kites making India's skies any less deadly?
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Marathon man

Friday, January 13th 2017, 10:28

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi profiles the new chairman of India's $100bn Tata Group.
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Mat queens

Friday, January 13th 2017, 1:22

Dangal is not a stereotypical Bollywood film but has won hearts and minds across India.
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How a Sachin Tendulkar fan cycled across India to meet his hero

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 23:25

After Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary Gautam met his hero Sachin Tendulkar, he hasn't missed a home match for 13 years.
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McDonald's 'dosa burger' amuses Indians

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 7:15

The classic Indian dosa may get a McDonalds makeover, prompting much comment on social media.
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Fury over India flag doormats for sale on Amazon

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 21:35

India's foreign minister threatens to rescind visas for Amazon staff over the "insulting" doormats.
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Run Milkha run!

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 23:30

In 1958, Milkha Singh - later nicknamed the Flying Sikh - became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
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Probe after soldier's video on 'bad food'

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 5:55

India orders a probe into three videos posted by a soldier, claiming troops got poor quality food.
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Pakistan test launches submarine cruise missile

Monday, January 9th 2017, 17:05
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's military says it has test launched a submarine cruise missile from the Indian Ocean.
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Indian YouTuber in trouble over 'prank' kissing

Monday, January 9th 2017, 8:57

India YouTuber Sumit Verma faces backlash after randomly kissing women in public areas for a video.
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India divorce: How 'triple talaq' destroys lives

Monday, January 9th 2017, 1:11

Opposition mounts to the practice of "triple talaq" - instant divorce - in India.
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Om Puri: Veteran Indian actor dies at the age of 66

Friday, January 6th 2017, 11:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Leading Indian actor Om Puri, star of British hit East is East, has died aged 66.
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'No sex attacks' in Bangalore - police

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 13:29
related places: Bangalore

The police commissioner of the Indian city tells the BBC there is no evidence sex attacks took place.
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Six arrested over New Year sex attacks in Bangalore

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 16:21
related places: Bangalore

At least six men have been arrested following a series of New Year's Eve sex assaults in India.
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India outrage after minister blames 'Western dress' for groping

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 10:29
related places: Bangalore

Outrage in India as a minister blames "Western dress" for multiple reports of groping in Bangalore.
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Anurag Thakur: India cricket board chief ordered to resign

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 11:20

The head of India's powerful cricket board is ordered to resign for failing to implement reforms.
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Indian party chief reinstates sacked son Akhilesh Yadav

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 14:55

Uttar Pradesh's chief minister is allowed back into his party - a day after his father expelled him.
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India mine collapse: Bodies of 13 recovered in Jharkhand

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 12:39

The bodies of 13 people are recovered and scores remain missing after a coal mine collapse in India.
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India sees long bank queues as rupee deadline passes

Friday, December 30th 2016, 18:52

Long queues form as people in India try to deposit discontinued banknotes, hours before a deadline passes.
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Nine die in India coal mine collapse in Jharkhand

Friday, December 30th 2016, 13:01

At least nine workers are killed and nearly two dozen are feared trapped in a coal mine in India.
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Indian Olympic body stirs storm over Suresh Kalmadi role

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 15:29

An Indian politician charged with corruption turns down an honorary Olympic role after protests.
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Indian police in Pune hold 'snake venom smugglers'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 10:46
related places: Pune

Indian police arrest two suspected venom smugglers caught in possession of dozens of snakes.
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'Two dead' after train derails near Kanpur, India

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 6:32
related places: Kanpur

Two people are dead after a train derailed in India's Uttar Pradesh state, top police official says.
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'Dating class'

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 0:08

Ian Trueger visits a Mormon event in India, designed to help young followers find love.
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India conducts fourth test launch of Agni-V missile

Monday, December 26th 2016, 8:52
related places: Agni

India successfully conducts a fourth test launch of its nuclear-capable ballistic missile.
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Ticking time bomb

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 1:37

The challenge posed to India by Type 2 diabetes is set to increase further, according to experts
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Father of the bride

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 0:10

The BBC profiles the man behind one of India's most lavish weddings in recent memory.
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Water wars?

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 0:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India wants to use more water from rivers it shares with Pakistan as tensions deteriorate.
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No laughing matter

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 0:00
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

While the clown industry is in long-term decline in the West, it is booming in Hong Kong and India, as Kait Bolongaro reports.
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US team finds World War Two 'remains' in India

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 8:46
related countries: United States United States

A US team recovers possible remains of soldiers killed in India in a World War Two plane crash.
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India to fine airlines for 'dropping' poo

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 6:47

Airlines in India will be fined if their planes release human waste from toilets in the air.
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Standing tall

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 1:00

HS Doreswamy is a 98-year-old freedom fighter who is still battling for his idea of a just India.
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Indian writer held for 'insulting' national anthem

Monday, December 19th 2016, 6:50

A writer in India is charged with sedition for allegedly showing disrespect to the national anthem.
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'Hundreds die' in India police custody, says rights group report

Monday, December 19th 2016, 5:09

Some 600 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015, says a rights group report.
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Kashmir tension: Pakistan ends ban on Bollywood films

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 21:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan ends an Indian film ban imposed in September amid worsening relations over Kashmir.
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Bollywood challenges India's mental health taboo

Friday, December 16th 2016, 9:37

Media and medical professionals praise a new Bollywood film for shining a spotlight on the issue of mental health.
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India's two-wheel taxi service by women, for women

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 23:47

Shalu Yadav tries out India's two-wheel taxi service by women, for women.
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Arranged marriage 101

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 0:48

An Indian woman's advice for those entering arranged marriages has been widely shared online.
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India newspaper offers 'tips' for conceiving a baby boy

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 0:42

An Indian paper defies science by saying women can have baby boys if they attract "strong" sperm.
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Speaking their language

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 0:27

Indus OS rises to become India's second most popular smartphone platform.
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Cyclone Vardah: Two dead as storm lashes south India coast

Monday, December 12th 2016, 10:51

Thousands are evacuated as Cyclone Vardah hits the southern Indian coast, killing at least two.
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India v England: Ravichandran Ashwin seals series win in Mumbai

Monday, December 12th 2016, 5:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mumbai

England subside to an innings-and-36-run defeat on the final day of the fourth Test in Mumbai as India seal a series victory.
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Rocket women

Monday, December 12th 2016, 2:07

The BBC meets three Indian female scientists who prove that rocket science is not a male preserve.
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Turning to dust

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 2:33

How young volunteers and social media are helping revive India's 204-year-old Madras Literary Society.
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'My baby was stolen by a gang - and sold'

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 4:15
related places: Kolkata

A police operation in Kolkata has uncovered a major baby trafficking ring in India. 13 babies have been rescued and twenty people have been arrested.
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India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 15:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.
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Mourners shave heads for India's Jayalalitha

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 10:15

Indians shave their heads as a mark of respect to late charismatic politician J Jayalalitha.
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Gridlocked city

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 3:53
related places: Bangalore

The hot topic of conversation in India's Bangalore city these days is the unending traffic jams.
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India Jayalalitha death: Masses mourn 'iron lady'

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 13:22

J Jayalalitha, India's "iron lady" politician, is buried in the presence of thousands of mourners.
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India politician J Jayalalitha dies at 68

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 2:23

One of India's most influential and colourful politicians, J Jayalalitha, dies at the age of 68.
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How trees helped an infertile woman

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 2:15

How planting trees helped a 105-year-old Indian woman cope with infertility
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India's Jayaram Jayalalitha still 'critical' after heart attack

Monday, December 5th 2016, 13:10

One of India's most popular politicians, J Jayalalitha, remains critical after a heart attack.
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The Indian women loitering with intent

Monday, December 5th 2016, 0:52

Women in India are "loitering" together at night time to change attitudes about what females can do.
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Indian village goes back to bartering

Monday, December 5th 2016, 0:05

Villagers in Brindapur, West Bengal, have gone back to bartering because of India's cash crisis.
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The Indian YouTube channel with 6 billion views

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 0:01

How Indian company ChuChu TV animates traditional nursery rhymes for its popular YouTube channel.
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100 Women 2016: India tractor queen 'one notch' above men

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 0:15

Tractors are traditionally associated with men but an Indian woman is the boss of the third biggest tractor firm in the world.
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India cinemas ordered to play national anthem

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 13:40

India's Supreme Court says all cinemas must play the national anthem before a film is screened.
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Kashmir clashes: Indian soldiers killed in Nagrota camp attack

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 15:06
related places: Nagrota

Militants kill seven soldiers at an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir, the army says.
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India rupee ban: Sporadic 'day of rage' protests against cash ban

Monday, November 28th 2016, 9:36

Indians demonstrate in a number of cities against the recent withdrawal of high-value bank notes.
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Dog's day out

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 0:35

Every winter, dog enthusiasts and "professional" breeders travel across India to participate in dog shows.
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India court bans fireworks in Delhi after Diwali smog

Friday, November 25th 2016, 13:04
related places: Delhi

India's top court stops firecracker sales in the capital Delhi, while "harmful effects" are studied.
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India outrage at minister's $7.3m house with bullet-proof bathroom

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:16

The chief minister of the south Indian state of Telangana causes outrage after moving into a $7.3m home.
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All about the money

Friday, November 25th 2016, 0:06

Can scrapping high denomination banknotes transform India from a cash economy to a cashless one?
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Indian film star takes piggy to bank

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 8:09

A south Indian film star causes a sensation after standing in a bank queue while carrying a piglet.
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Kashmir clashes: Indian shelling 'kills nine on bus'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 12:04

Pakistan says nine people were killed when India shelled a passenger bus in disputed Kashmir.
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Indian music legend M Balamurali Krishna dies aged 86

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 17:49

Veteran singer M Balamurali Krishna, a legend of Carnatic music from south India, dies aged 86.
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Learning in the cloud

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 1:12

Gouri Chindarkar was one of the first children in India to experience a unique way of learning.
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India train: Rescuers end search for survivors at crash site

Monday, November 21st 2016, 13:17

The search for survivors after a train crash ends in India, with at least 142 people confirmed dead.
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Rescuers search through India train wreckage

Monday, November 21st 2016, 6:34

Rescuers are trying to pull survivors out of a deadly train crash in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state.
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Tata crisis

Monday, November 21st 2016, 0:13

India's Tata Sons has sacked its boss, but he still runs several parts of the business. So what now?
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India train crash: 115 killed in derailment near Kanpur

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 14:20

At least 115 people die and 150 are hurt after an express train derails near Kanpur in north India.
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India train derails near Kanpur, killing scores

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 7:31
related places: At, Kanpur

More than 100 people are killed after 14 carriages of an Indian express train derails in northern Uttar Pradesh state, police say.
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Dancing and shooting

Friday, November 18th 2016, 13:55

An Indian "god-woman" has surrendered after celebratory shots at a wedding killed the groom's aunt.
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How do you organise an Indian wedding without cash?

Friday, November 18th 2016, 0:07

India's cash crisis has thrown wedding planning into disarray, as the BBC's Shalu Yadav finds out.
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India banker's tale of 'cash like rotten leather'

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 7:48

The tale of a bank worker's ordeal after India's shock currency ban has touched a chord.
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Cashless society

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:58

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder travels to an Indian village where residents are stuck with banned notes.
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Scenes from a marriage

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 13:25

After five days the most lavish but controversial Indian wedding of the year draws to a close.
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India money-changers marked with ink

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 12:36

India's rupee crackdown will see people marked with indelible ink to ensure they get only one chance to change their bank notes.
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Indian man calls news conference to declare he is alive

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 9:33

An Indian holds a news conference to declare he is alive after reports he died in the cash crisis.
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Teach yourself

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 0:34

A project in a rural village in India finds out what happens if children are able to teach themselves using a tablet computer without any adult instructions.
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US government delays decision on North Dakota pipeline

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 17:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Standing Rock

Sioux Indian community in Standing Rock is encouraged as authorities opt for further talks.
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Lavish wedding angers cash-strapped Indians

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 16:37

The lavish wedding of the daughter of a former politician angers cash-hit Indians.
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India hospital fined after wrong body cremated

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 16:14

A hospital in India is fined after releasing a dead body to the wrong family for cremation.
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Indian students in the US at record high

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 5:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Indian students in the US are at a record high, as analysts say tough visa rules deter many from the UK.
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Kashmir clash: Pakistan says India killed seven troops

Monday, November 14th 2016, 15:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan says seven soldiers were killed by shelling in Kashmir as tensions with India rise.
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India raises withdrawal limit as rupee anger mounts

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 19:54

The Indian government raises the limit on withdrawals after abolishing the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.
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May in India

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 1:06

What effect has Theresa May's visit to India had on relations between the two countries?
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India rupees: PM Modi says move had to be secret

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 13:20

India's PM says the plan to pull high-value rupee notes had to be kept secret, as bank queues grow.
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