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India's all-women police fighting sexual harassment

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 10:45
related places: Jaipur

Female officers trained in martial arts patrol the streets of Jaipur to rein in sexual violence.
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The 'untouchable'

Monday, July 24th 2017, 23:20

Sujatha Gidla's book Ants Among Elephants is a personal examination of her life as a Dalit in India.
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Armed guards for tomatoes in India as prices rise

Monday, July 24th 2017, 13:32

The unprecedentedly high price of tomatoes in India is making people see red.
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Women's World Cup: England beat India by nine runs in thrilling final at Lord's

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Anya Shrubsole takes 6-46 as England win the Women's World Cup thanks to a nine-run win over India in a pulsating final at Lord's.
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Baby boom

Friday, July 21st 2017, 2:13

An innovative Indian effort to increase its tiny Parsi population shows signs of success.
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Why is India's next president so unknown?

Thursday, July 20th 2017, 11:04

It's extraordinary so many Indians don't know enough about their new president, said a Dalit writer.
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Lipstick under my Burkha: The film that was banned in India

Monday, July 17th 2017, 21:41

After a long battle with Indian censors, a film about a group of Hindu and Muslim women is finally released.
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India alarm over rising tiger deaths

Friday, July 14th 2017, 0:33

Wildlife activists accuse Indian authorities of secrecy around steadily rising tiger deaths.
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Forgotten rebels

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 21:31

Revisiting the time when Indian farmers fought alongside rebel soldiers in 1857.
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Saudi Arabia house fire leaves 11 foreign workers dead

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 16:21
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The victims, from India and Bangladesh, died from asphyxiation in a windowless house, officials say.
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Dhinchak Pooja: What happened to India YouTube 'star' videos?

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 4:58

Most of Indian internet sensation Dhinchak Pooja's body of work has been wiped off her channel.
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Rags to riches

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 23:35

The city in northern India where most of the West's second-hand clothing ends up.
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Indian man kills wife over dinner delay

Monday, July 10th 2017, 8:39

Police said the 60-year-old drunk man shot his wife in the head and has been arrested.
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Clashes in Kashmir on anniversary of rebel leader's death

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 14:14

Trouble flares in Indian-administered Kashmir, close to the village where a popular militant leader was killed a year ago.
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Kashmir: Clashes as protesters mark militant's death

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 14:11

Tear gas is used against protesters backing Burhan Wani, who died fighting Indian troops in 2016.
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The Indian man who fought to be a belly dancer

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 21:29

Eshan Hilal has fought all odds to pursue his dream of being a belly dancer.
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Ashutosh Maharaj: Followers win fight to keep guru in freezer

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 14:22

Followers of Indian guru Ashutosh Maharaj win a court fight to keep his corpse in a freezer.
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How war on tobacco is hurting farmers

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 0:25

India's farmers are worried about a drive to reduce tobacco crops
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Narendra Modi to become first Indian PM to visit Israel

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 9:36
related countries: Israel Israel

The visit is seen by some as a turning point in India's position on the Jewish state.
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Wrongfully killed?

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 0:06

Soutik Biswas on the wave of extra-judicial killing in India's insurgency-ridden north-eastern state.
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Manipur killings: Seeking justice for hundreds of 'unlawful deaths'

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 23:59

Human rights activists are investigating more than 1,500 alleged unlawful killings on behalf of India’s Supreme Court.
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India woman attacked with acid for fifth time

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 21:09

The Indian woman was already under police guard after allegedly being raped and attacked.
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Indian metro to give transgender staff housing

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 8:58
related places: Cochin

India's Cochin metro gives hostel places to 23 transgender staff who said no-one would rent to them.
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Behind the mask

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 21:22

A photography project which shows women wearing a cow mask has gone viral in India.
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China 'asks India to withdraw troops' from Nathu La pass

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 5:56

China accuses Indian border guards of obstructing activities by Chinese troops at the Nathu La pass.
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Narendra Modi: India PM talks tough on terror ahead of Trump meeting

Monday, June 26th 2017, 5:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's PM says his country "proved its power" in its strikes on militant bases in Pakistan.
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India cricket captain Mithali Raj calmly reads book before batting

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 13:41

Women's captain Mithali Raj enjoys some poetry to calm "jitters".
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Muslims on India train assaulted 'because they ate beef'

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 15:05

A man in India confesses on TV that he took part in the attack after being goaded by his friends.
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Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 20:59

The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.
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Advice with a twist

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 0:16

Advice from India's Ayush ministry is at odds with guidelines issued by the health ministry.
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New frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 3:58

The new species were found after five years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.
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Dried lizard penis being sold online as India tantric root

Monday, June 19th 2017, 10:34
related countries: United States United States

The illegal trade uncovered in Europe and the US is said to involve protected lizard species.
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Pakistan thrash India in Champions Trophy

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 16:17

Pakistan produce an emphatic display to thrash rivals India by 180 runs and win the Champions Trophy at The Oval.
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Darjeeling Gorkha separatists clash with police

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 15:48

Thousands march in Darjeeling, India, as three separatists die and police are wounded in protests.
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'India's Tolkien'

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 23:42

With four million copies in print, the former banker is among the highest selling Indian authors.
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Dancing the waves

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 23:03

Surfing is fast becoming a popular sport in India.
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Too young

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 7:32

Defying a ban, a tribe in the western Indian state of Gujarat continues to marry off its children.
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'Not shy any more'

Monday, June 12th 2017, 23:17

A viral wedding video shows that Indian women are pushing boundaries - one bride at a time.
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Kashmir: How conflict changed the music

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 23:05

The BBC meets two generations of musicians living in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Broken heart

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 23:30
related places: Chennai

In a half-forgotten Jewish cemetery in the Indian city of Chennai stands the gravestone of a young woman whose romance ended in tragedy.
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Kansas shooting suspect Purinton charged with Olathe hate crime

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 11:08

Adam Purinton is accused of shooting one Indian man and injuring another in a racist attack.
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'Monster' rocket 'selfie' delights India

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 4:43

Onboard footage from the Indian space agency's 640-tonne rocket has been widely shared on Twitter.
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India fireworks blaze kills 23 in Madhya Pradesh

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 3:05

Firefighters took more than three hours to douse the blaze at a fireworks factory in central India.
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Farmers shot dead at Indian rally

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 11:27

Five farmers died after shots were fired during their protest to demand better prices for crops.
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Medieval aqueducts fight drought in Indian state

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 17:41

Medieval aqueducts help beat dry spells in the Indian state of Karnataka, as Sanjoy Majumder reports.
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India editors condemn raid on TV channel

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 8:41

India's top investigative agency raided the offices of NDTV over alleged financial misconduct.
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Adani gives 'green light' for controversial Australia coal mine

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 3:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Indian mining giant Adani gives final investment approval for a controversial £9.5bn project.
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India launches 'monster' rocket

Monday, June 5th 2017, 12:26

The rocket will give India an edge in the satellite market and it's prompted some big comparisons.
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Trump climate deal: Modi vows to go beyond Paris accord

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 14:34
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Indian and French leaders pledge to fight climate change together and "protect Mother Earth".
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Future tense

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 22:00
related places: Saharanpur

Saharanpur is a microcosm of the tensions of India's caste system, writes Zubair Ahmed.
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Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 0:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Half a million children still die each year, with India and Nigeria among the most affected.
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Eight held in India over calf slaughter

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 9:35

The men publicly killed the animal to protest against a ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter.
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India judge mocked for saying peacocks don't have sex

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 5:35

Judge Mahesh Sharma said the peacock was chosen as India's national bird because "it's pious".
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Seeking quiet lives in Kashmir

Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 23:14

These men protested against Indian rule in Kashmir as teenagers, but say they now want to live in peace.
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Flawed justice?

Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 7:47

The use of the death penalty in India has been flawed and arbitrary, writes Gopika Bashi of Amnesty International.
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Actress criticised for showing legs to India PM

Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 5:03

Some social media users lashed out at the actress for wearing a short dress to meet India's PM Modi.
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Bangalore water woes: India's Silicon Valley dries up

Monday, May 29th 2017, 23:12
related places: Bangalore

Drought, excessive construction and a water cartel are all adding to Bangalore's woes.
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Three held over India molestation video

Monday, May 29th 2017, 3:59

Police say the men were part of a group which groped and abused two women and filmed the incident.
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India opens longest bridge on China border

Friday, May 26th 2017, 7:16
related countries: China China

The 9.15km bridge connects the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh with Assam in north-east India.
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Indian acid-attack bride finds love from a wrong number

Friday, May 26th 2017, 7:02

The survivor said finding love after 17 operations felt like a miracle.
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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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