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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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India to launch 104 satellites in single space mission

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 6:49

India is set to launch a record 104 satellites into space in a single mission.
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Cash queue baby

Monday, February 13th 2017, 5:10

Khazanchi Nath, exactly two months and 11 days old, has become the face of a crucial Indian election.
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India activist Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel medal recovered

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 14:21
related places: New Delhi

Three people have been arrested in connection with last week's burglary in New Delhi, police say.
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India's iconic Ambassador car brand is sold to Peugeot

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 20:42

It is unclear whether the new owners will revive production of India's former bestselling car.
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Man sees family for first time in 50 years

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 16:52
related countries: China China

Wang Qi accidentally crossed into India in 1963 and had not seen his family since.
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Egypt's '500kg' woman arrives at India hospital for surgery

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 13:47
related places: She

She is believed to be the world's heaviest woman and will undergo weight reduction surgery.
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Chinese man trapped in India goes home after 50 years

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 13:15
related countries: China China

Wang Qi, who says he strayed across the Indian border in 1963, is finally reunited with his family.
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High stakes

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 1:36

Polling in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has high stakes for all players involved.
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Indian water minister Uma Bharti says she had rape suspects tortured

Friday, February 10th 2017, 13:30

Water minister Uma Bharti says she made police hang rape suspects upside down and beat them.
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Row over Indian textbook that tells children how to kill kittens

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 11:30
related places: Delhi

A science textbook used in Delhi schools suggests putting a kitten in a box with no airholes.
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Indian cricketer Mohit Ahlawat scores T20 triple hundred

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 9:47
related places: Delhi

Indian cricketer Mohit Ahlawat hits an extraordinary 72-ball triple century in a local Twenty20 match in Delhi.
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His word against hers?

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 0:01

There has been an increase in false rape reports against men in India - but do the figures tell the real story behind India's rape crisis?
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India activist Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel medal stolen from home

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 6:28

Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his work to combat child labour in India.
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Pakistan thanks India for returning boy to mother

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 19:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan thanks India for returning the five-year-old after he was taken by his father in March.
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Apple to start making iPhones in India, says state government

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 12:05

The southern Indian state of Karnataka is set to be the location of an iPhone factory.
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Pankaj Mishra: Why are people so angry? Blame modernity

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 19:31

Viewsnight is BBC Newsnight's new place for ideas and opinion. Here, Indian author Pankaj Mishra argues that we need to look again at the ideals that underpin democracy.
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'Our children are dying'

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 0:03

Sanjoy Majumder visits one of India's most prosperous states and finds a sweeping epidemic.
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Indian children died after 'eating lychees on empty stomach'

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 16:57

Hundreds of children died due to eating the fruit on an empty stomach, research says.
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The Chinese man 'trapped' in India for half a century

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 0:03
related countries: China China

Wang Qi says he accidentally crossed into India in 1963 and has not been allowed to leave.
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The Indian barber famous for 'cosmic' head massages

Monday, January 30th 2017, 0:11

How a backstreet barber racked up 20 million YouTube views.
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Kashmir avalanches kill 10 Indian soldiers

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 12:53

The troops died in two separate incidents near the Line of Control dividing the disputed territory.
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US President Donald Trump invites Narendra Modi

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 4:49
related countries: United States United States

US President Donald Trump invites India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the United States.
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