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Indian woman 'forced to marry Pakistani' returns

Thursday, May 25th 2017, 12:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Uzma crossed the border into India after a court in Islamabad granted her request to leave.
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Indian woman 'sets new Everest dual ascent record'

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 8:31

Anshu Jamsenpa scaled Everest twice in five days, thought to be the fastest dual ascent by a woman.
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Rape in India: Kerala woman cuts genitals of 'rapist holy man'

Saturday, May 20th 2017, 10:08

The Indian woman claims she cut the man's genitals off after he repeatedly raped her for years.
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UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian 'spy'

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 13:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan in March 2016 and convicted last month.
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Reema Lagoo: Bollywood's 'favourite mother' dies

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 4:40
related places: She

She played the role of the loving mother in many films, endearing herself to Indian audiences.
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Battling taboos to sell sex toys in India

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 23:11

Strict laws and a conservative society make selling adult products a delicate matter.
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Indian teen builds world's 'lightest satellite'

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 4:37

The satellite, made with a 3-D printer, weighs a mere 64 grams and will be launched by Nasa in June.
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Indian great-grandmother YouTube star

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 0:38

A great-grandmother from India is winning hearts with her cooking videos.
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'Crime of passion'

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 23:50

The high-profile trial involving a naval officer that captivated India and inspired Bollywood films.
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What did it take to upset India's 'Beliebers'?

Friday, May 12th 2017, 11:08
related places: Mumbai

The singer's fans are not too happy with his Mumbai concert.
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India wedding: At least 24 killed by collapsing wall

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 11:15

Guests were seeking shelter from a storm in a hut alongside the wall when it came down.
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Triple talaq: India top court reviews Islamic instant divorce

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 10:07

A Muslim man in India can break off his marriage simply by saying "divorce" three times.
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'Why eat it?'

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 23:05

Dildar Beg urges Muslims to not kill cows, which India's majority Hindu population consider sacred.
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Indian Air Force takes aim at gender stereotypes in viral video

Monday, May 8th 2017, 15:41

"I am just a girl... the girl who will now defend our homes" - says the video's narrator.
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India launches 'invaluable' South Asia satellite

Friday, May 5th 2017, 13:03

The satellite, funded by India, will help South Asian nations boost their communication services.
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Rats 'drink seized alcohol in India's Bihar'

Friday, May 5th 2017, 8:50

An inquiry is ordered after officers tell senior policeman confiscated alcohol was drunk by rats.
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Bollywood killer

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 10:25

It is an epic historical film, but also a chance for south Indian film fans to mock Bollywood.
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US police reward for 'hero' Indian man

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 7:18
related countries: United States United States

New Jersey police gift $1,000 to a man who was robbed while saving the life of a colleague.
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Judge-mental

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 23:21

An unprecedented crisis has hit the judiciary, with accusations of corruption and mental illness.
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Indian anger over soldiers' bodies 'mutilated by Pakistan'

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 9:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Calls for revenge came after Pakistan denied killing two Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir.
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Indian brides given bats to keep abusive husbands in check

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 22:04

Women at a mass wedding receive wooden paddles with messages such as "for use against drunkards".
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'500kg' Egyptian woman's sister accuses Indian doctors of lying

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 7:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The sister of an Egyptian woman who went to India for weight loss surgery lashes out at her doctors.
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Indian athlete Man Kaur, 101, wins 100m at World Masters Games

Monday, April 24th 2017, 9:51

Man Kaur took over a minute to finish in Auckland and was only cleared to run after a medical check.
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Bend It Like Granny

Sunday, April 23rd 2017, 23:18

The 98-year-old grandmother from India's Tamil Nadu state who leads a yoga dynasty.
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Purple prose

Friday, April 21st 2017, 18:40

India's Supreme Court has sent back an incomprehensible judgement to a High Court judge.
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Egypt '500kg woman' loses half her weight after India surgery

Thursday, April 20th 2017, 11:29

The hospital says she can now fit into a wheelchair and sit up for longer periods of time.
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India bans use of red beacon lights on cars

Thursday, April 20th 2017, 4:17

From 1 May, no vehicle will be allowed red beacons, shaking up India's fabled "VIP culture".
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Ayodhya dispute: India top court orders trial for BJP leaders

Wednesday, April 19th 2017, 10:56

India's ex-deputy prime minister LK Advani faces a criminal trial over the destruction of a mosque.
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Puppychino: The Indian cafe where drool is cool

Wednesday, April 19th 2017, 9:14

The BBC visits Puppychino, Delhi's first cafe for dogs.
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Trump order to target foreign worker visa programme

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 20:24
related countries: United States United States

India's technology sector is worried about the US president's order to overhaul a visa programme.
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Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya bailed in UK

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 15:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The businessman has been bailed on security of £650,000 after appearing in court in London.
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Kashmir violence: Online videos 'show abuse'

Monday, April 17th 2017, 13:49

Graphic footage uploaded to social media purports to show abuse amid clashes over India's control of Kashmir.
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Somali security forces 'rescue sailors' from Indian ship

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 12:02
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Security forces say they were able to rescue eight sailors from pirates without firing a shot.
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Somalia piracy: Indian ship freed but hijackers take crew

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 0:42

The hijackers say they want to use the Indian crew to secure the release of pirates jailed in India.
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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Death penalty for 'Indian spy' in Pakistan

Monday, April 10th 2017, 12:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan accuses him of espionage and sabotage, but India has condemned the claims as "farcical".
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Kashmir violence: Eight killed in clashes during by-election

Monday, April 10th 2017, 7:40

Violence erupted as thousands protesting against Indian rule stormed polling stations.
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Dalai Lama's rapturous welcome at Buddhist monastery

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 11:49
related countries: China China

The Tibetan spiritual leader speaks to huge crowds at a monastery near India's border with China.
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Air India revokes ban on MP who beat employee

Friday, April 7th 2017, 10:13

Rvindra Gaikwad is able to fly again after India's aviation minister intervenes on his behalf.
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Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, study shows

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 4:42
related countries: China China, Russia Russia, United States United States

Half of the deaths come in just four countries - China, India, the US and Russia, the report says.
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India man held after postcard divorce

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 14:02

He is also facing rape charges because police say he was not legally married to the woman.
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Indian bank staff praised for fending off robbers

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 11:41

Two Indian women are being praised for fending off a robbers at the bank where they work.
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African envoys: India attacks on Nigerians 'racial'

Monday, April 3rd 2017, 14:36

African envoys say India has not adequately condemned recent violence or acted to prevent it.
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Somalia piracy: India ship hijacked in new attack

Monday, April 3rd 2017, 13:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A new attack is reported off the central coast of Somalia some two weeks after another hijacking.
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Dalai Lama meets Indian guard from 1959 flight from Tibet

Monday, April 3rd 2017, 10:22

The guard escorted the Tibetan spiritual leader once he arrived in India after a two-week escape.
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Gujarat: India state approves life term for killing cows

Friday, March 31st 2017, 10:24

The new amendment means Gujarat now has the toughest laws dealing with cow slaughter in India.
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Thirsty snake drinks from water bottle

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 12:26

A cobra in a drought-hit village in India has been filmed drinking water from a bottle.
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Indian red faces over tallest flag at Pakistan border

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 15:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The flag on the Pakistan border is to be replaced for a fourth time after being torn by the wind.
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Nigerian student beaten in India in alleged racist attack

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 23:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Video footage shows Endurance Amalawa being attacked by a mob in India.
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Attacks on Nigerian students shock India

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 9:59
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Delhi

Angry crowds near Delhi blamed the students for the death of a teenager from a suspected overdose.
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Fighting sexual harassment on India's streets

Monday, March 27th 2017, 23:33

Meet the "anti-Romeo squads" patrolling the streets of India's Uttar Pradesh.
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Team Indus: India's race to the moon

Monday, March 27th 2017, 10:16

India's Team Indus is one of five groups in a race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.
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Lost and found

Sunday, March 26th 2017, 23:33

The couple who lost each other after India's partition only to reunite as refugees queuing for food.
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British-Iranian aid worker acquitted of death of Indian boy

Sunday, March 26th 2017, 8:07
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Narges Kalbasi Ashtari was convicted in 2014 after five-year-old boy was swept away by current.
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Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee

Friday, March 24th 2017, 20:55

Ravindra Gaikwad has also been banned from flying on five major Indian airlines.
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'Hero' street dogs in India help catch criminal

Friday, March 24th 2017, 7:53

The two chased down and bit a man accused of stabbing one of his former colleagues on the roadside.
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'Nine lives'

Friday, March 24th 2017, 1:05

A new book documents nine women survivors of tuberculosis, India's most severe health crisis.
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Ayodhya dispute: India court urges Hindus and Muslims to talk

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 8:55

India's top court wants Hindus and Muslims to negotiate over a flashpoint religious site.
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'Painful wait'

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 0:05

Narges Kalbasi Ashtari is barred from leaving India amid a court battle over the death of a child.
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Vodafone deal creates India mobile giant

Monday, March 20th 2017, 9:37

Joining forces with Idea Cellular makes it India's biggest telecoms firm.
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Indian engineer named Saddam Hussain cannot get a job

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 10:09

The marine engineer has been turned down more than 40 times and went to court to change his name.
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India's masculinity and sensuality

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 0:06
related places: Benares

William Gedney's photographs of India capture public intimacy between men in Benares.
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Danielle McLaughlin 'raped and strangled' - post mortem

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 17:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Danielle McLaughlin, the Irish tourist murdered in India, was raped and strangled, a post-mortem confirms.
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Danielle McLaughlin murder: CCTV footage emerges

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 12:31
related places: Goa

CCTV footage emerges of the final movements of a woman murdered in the western Indian state of Goa.
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Hungry baby gets milk on train after SOS tweet

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 7:37

A passenger asked India's railways ministry for help, and milk was provided at the next station.
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Actor Kal Penn shares scripts revealing Indian stereotypes in Hollywood

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 16:13

Kal Penn tweeted scripts he was sent during his early career which made fun of Indian names and culture.
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Sean Spicer, Trump press secretary, confronted in Apple store

Monday, March 13th 2017, 18:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

Sean Spicer tells a US woman of Indian descent: "It's a great country that allows you to be here".
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Bone chilling

Monday, March 13th 2017, 0:18

The socially-engaging work of Jitish Kallat, one of India's most important artists.
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India elections: Decisive victory for Modi's BJP in Uttar Pradesh

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 12:47

India's ruling party wrests control of Uttar Pradesh with the biggest majority there since 1980.
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India's megacity

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 1:43

From street sweeper to stock exchange boss, life in India's megacity
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Weight-loss surgery for 500kg woman in India

Thursday, March 9th 2017, 7:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A hospital in India says Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, from Egypt, has lost 100kg after the operation.
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Education in India - why it's such a costly business

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 0:38

We find out why families across India are spending about $70bn (£57bn) on after-school classes for their kids.
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International Women's Day: Meet the grannies going to school

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 0:11

Photos of a special school which has been set up in India for women aged 60 or over.
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Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre'

Monday, March 6th 2017, 11:47

Three whistleblowers reveal details of an industrial-scale fraud operation based in India.
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Aborted female foetuses found in India

Monday, March 6th 2017, 9:48

Police suspect an illegal abortion racket after discovering 19 foetuses near a hospital.
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Indian Muslim leader Syed Shahabuddin dies aged 82

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 13:46

He was known for a ban on The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie's book that sparked angry protests.
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Sexual handbook

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 1:27

Menstruating girls can carry on cooking and it's OK for boys to cry, says resource kit for Indian youth.
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Kansas shooting 'hero' Ian Grillot invited to India

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 17:23

Ian Grillot was shot when he tried to stop a gunman who opened fire at two Indian engineers.
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Casting couch

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 2:39

Tamil star Varalaxmi Sarathkumar opens up about sexual harassment in the Indian film industry.
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Kansas shooting: Hundreds attend funeral in India

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 15:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hyderabad

Relatives and friends recall a happy man who enjoyed life in the US, at his cremation in Hyderabad.
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Are motorbikes a barometer of India's economy?

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 0:37

As India is about to release its latest economic growth numbers, BBC News looks at why two-wheelers are seen as a barometer of the economy.
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Kansas shooting victim's wife: 'I am here to spread love'

Monday, February 27th 2017, 0:12

The Indian man who survived a shooting in a bar which claimed the life of his best friend Srinivas Kutchibhotla, has been speaking about the ordeal for the first time.
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Into thin air

Monday, February 27th 2017, 0:01

Five years ago, Jonathan Spollen was travelling in India - then he vanished. What might have happened?
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Indian army cancels recruitment exams after 'leak'

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 15:16

Candidates are questioned and 18 people are arrested in west India over the release of exam papers.
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Olathe shooting: Friend and widow on US shooting

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 10:38
related countries: United States United States

The Indian survivor of a Kansas bar shooting speaks about his ordeal for the first time.
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Kansas shooting victim's wife 'feared hate crime'

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 20:29
related countries: United States United States

The widow of an Indian man killed in the US says she was worried about hate crimes.
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Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 5:41
related countries: United States United States

The killing of an Indian man is dominating news in his home country, amid reports it was a race crime.
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Olathe shooting: Murder charge after Indian man killed in bar

Friday, February 24th 2017, 13:32

A man is charged over the fatal shooting of an Indian man in a Kansas bar, in a possible hate crime.
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India cash handler arrested over alleged ATM currency scam

Friday, February 24th 2017, 13:04

A customer reported receiving notes marked "children's bank of India".
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Donkeys and Trump

Friday, February 24th 2017, 0:42

A list of bizarre barbs and rants by India's political leaders.
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Forgotten

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 0:34

Female patients at an Indian hospital are fighting stigma, as well as mental health problems.
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Nepal transgender model dazzles India

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 0:01
related places: Mumbai

Anjali Lama recently walked the catwalk at a top fashion week in Mumbai.
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Meet India's visually impaired perfumers

Monday, February 20th 2017, 10:22

India has few employment opportunities for its blind population. However, a private firm is now training them to work in perfume and fragrance companies.
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Blame game

Friday, February 17th 2017, 15:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani military points the finger at Afghanistan and India, but some believe the answer is more complex.
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Coup capers

Friday, February 17th 2017, 12:11

India state lawmakers had a good downtime in a resort even as the state plunged into political chaos
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Viral video makes case for 'US first, India second'

Friday, February 17th 2017, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

India is the latest nation vying to be "second" after Donald Trump vowed to put America First.
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Indian weddings: Curb sought on excessive spending

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 19:04

New bill proposes a limit on guests and dishes served, with a tax on the most extravagant.
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India races to get robots moving on the moon

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 0:02

India is limbering up to take part in an international competition to get robots moving on the moon.
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