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Mumbai collapse: The man who filmed his ordeal under rubble

Friday, September 25th 2020, 23:04
related places: Mumbai

Khalid Khan was trapped for 10 hours after a building collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai.
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SP Balasubrahmanyam: Legendary Indian singer dies

Friday, September 25th 2020, 8:16

SP Balasubrahmanyam sang more than 40,000 songs for films in 16 Indian languages.
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Former Australia batsman Dean Jones dies

Thursday, September 24th 2020, 11:44

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones dies in India, where he has been working as a television commentator, at the age of 59.
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Indian grandmother makes Time's icon list

Thursday, September 24th 2020, 5:50

Bilkis, 82, is joined on the list by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actor Ayushmann Khurana.
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The Indian queens who modelled for the world's first vaccine

Saturday, September 19th 2020, 23:34

The mystery surrounding a 19th Century portrait and its role in one of the first immunisation campaigns.
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Recovering from Covid-19 in India: 'I can't get the images out of my head'

Tuesday, September 15th 2020, 23:04

Many patients are at the risk of suffering from PTSD, but India lacks infrastructure to treat them.
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TikTok: YouTube launches rival to be tested in India

Tuesday, September 15th 2020, 2:13

India was TikTok's largest overseas market before the social media app was banned there in June.
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Coronavirus: WHO reports record daily rise in new infections

Monday, September 14th 2020, 4:39
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

The largest increases in new infections were reported in India, the US and Brazil, the agency said.
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India-China dispute: China returns five missing Indian nationals

Saturday, September 12th 2020, 14:48
related countries: China China

Chinese troops abducted the five Indian civilians in a disputed border area, reports say.
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Coronavirus: Inside the Indian company betting big on vaccines

Friday, September 11th 2020, 6:12

The Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker by volume, is trialing multiple vaccines.
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India start-ups flounder as tensions with China rise

Wednesday, September 9th 2020, 23:16
related countries: China China

India's decision to curb Chinese money has put its start-ups on the back foot.
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India coronavirus: Rumours hamper testing in Punjab

Wednesday, September 9th 2020, 0:09

People are refusing to get tested in India's Punjab state as rumours fly about the coronavirus.
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China says Indian troops fired 'provocative' shots in border dispute

Tuesday, September 8th 2020, 12:04

It would be the first time in 45 years shots were fired, breaking an agreement barring firearm use.
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Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil in Covid-19 cases

Monday, September 7th 2020, 4:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil

India, which has been adding record daily totals, now has the world's second-highest tally.
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Delhi metro reopens after Covid shutdown

Monday, September 7th 2020, 2:31

India's largest rapid transport system resumes services even as case numbers increase.
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The woman trying to save India's tortured temple elephants

Sunday, September 6th 2020, 23:03

Activist Sangita Iyer is on a mission to end the agony of ceremonial elephants.
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Covid lockdown sees rise of 'barter classes' in Indian villages

Saturday, September 5th 2020, 23:00

In India, as schools closed during the Covid-19 lockdown, many villages turned to "barter classes".
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Indian Prime Minister Modi Twitter account hacked

Thursday, September 3rd 2020, 3:02

The firm said tweets were sent from an account linked to the prime minister asking for donations.
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Mishal Husain: My grandfather’s war

Wednesday, September 2nd 2020, 23:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC presenter revisits her grandfather’s experience of serving in the British Indian Army during WW2.
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India's kite-makers see sales fly during lockdown

Wednesday, September 2nd 2020, 23:04

Demand for kites has soared in India since March, as more people take up the hobby to pass the time.
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JEE: India holds crucial college exam amid Covid-19 fears

Tuesday, September 1st 2020, 3:37

A hugely competitive college exam in India kicks off after weeks of heavy protest from students.
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Pranab Mukherjee: Former president of India dies after Covid diagnosis

Monday, August 31st 2020, 14:10

Pranab Mukherjee had a long political career and also served on the boards of IMF and World Bank.
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Chess Olympiad: India and Russia both get gold after controversial final

Sunday, August 30th 2020, 17:54
related countries: Russia Russia

India is declared joint winner with Russia after two players lost connection during the final round.
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Woman arrested for naked video on India's Lakshman Jhula bridge

Sunday, August 30th 2020, 13:29

The woman faces charges under India's internet law over the incident on the Lakshman Jhula bridge.
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Bihar: Destroyed lives and submerged homes in flood-hit India

Saturday, August 29th 2020, 0:24
related places: Bihar

Homes and livelihoods have been swept away by monsoon rains in India's Bihar state.
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Indian star couple announce they are expecting

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 8:02

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and cricket captain Virat Kohli share their good news on Twitter.
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Adult industry workers surviving the pandemic

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 23:05
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Sex industry workers from Taiwan, Argentina and India share their struggles because of Covid restrictions.
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India NEET, JEE exams: 'Conducting these exams will be a giant mistake'

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 23:04

Indian students are demanding that competitive college exams be postponed due to the pandemic.
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India building collapse: Dozens rescued from rubble

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 6:30

Eighteen people are still feared trapped under the rubble of the building in India's Maharashtra state.
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Sonia Gandhi to stay as India's Congress leader for now amid party turmoil

Monday, August 24th 2020, 14:11
related places: She

But India's opposition will meet within six months to elect a new president amid bitter division.
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Kansas City Chiefs ban fans from wearing headdresses and face paint

Friday, August 21st 2020, 7:04
related countries: United States United States

Kansas City Chiefs ban fans from wearing headdresses or face paint that "appropriates American Indian cultures" at their home stadium.
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Sachin Tendulkar: India cricket legend asks fans to find his first car

Thursday, August 20th 2020, 4:46

The Indian cricket legend says he misses his Maruti 800 and 'would like to get it back'.
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Sushant Singh Rajput: Federal probe ordered into Bollywood star's death

Wednesday, August 19th 2020, 6:37

The Supreme Court has directed India's top federal agency to take over the investigation of the actor's death
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Pandit Jasraj: A ‘huge pillar of Indian music has fallen’

Tuesday, August 18th 2020, 5:15
related countries: United States United States

The vocalist died at his home in the US after suffering a cardiac arrest.
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MS Dhoni: India legend retires after 16-year international career

Saturday, August 15th 2020, 15:46

India great and World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni retires after a 16-year international career.
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MS Dhoni retirement leaves a void in world cricket

Saturday, August 15th 2020, 15:42

India's most successful captain and one of the all-time greats had a profound impact on the sport.
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The fiery Indian student who ran a secret radio station for independence

Friday, August 14th 2020, 23:13

Usha Mehta was 22 when she started broadcasting during India's freedom movement.
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Amazon launches online pharmacy in India

Friday, August 14th 2020, 4:48
related countries: United States United States

The internet retail giant's move comes as US tech firms are investing billions of dollars in India.
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Coronavirus in India: Did men do more housework during lockdown?

Wednesday, August 12th 2020, 23:06

Some hope the pandemic will prove a lasting leveller for gender relations in the domestic setting.
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Kamala Harris: Countries rush to celebrate Biden's running mate

Wednesday, August 12th 2020, 14:59
related countries: Canada Canada

People in India, Jamaica and Canada are queuing up to heap praise on the California senator.
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Vijayawada: Fire at Covid facility in India kills at least 10

Sunday, August 9th 2020, 9:39

The fire in the state of Andhra Pradesh is the second such blaze at a Covid facility in days.
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Coronavirus: India is turning to faster tests to meet targets

Saturday, August 8th 2020, 14:16
related places: But

With coronavirus cases rising sharply, India has turned to rapid testing kits. But how reliable are they?
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Kerala plane crash: 18 dead after Air India plane breaks in two at Calicut

Friday, August 7th 2020, 21:38
related places: Calicut

The plane had 190 people on board and was repatriating Indians stranded by the coronavirus crisis.
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Coronavirus: India becomes third country to pass two million cases

Thursday, August 6th 2020, 18:48

India confirmed its last million cases in just 20 days, faster than any other county in the world.
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Ahmedabad: Fire in India Covid hospital kills eight in critical care

Thursday, August 6th 2020, 6:14

The blaze had spread after a staff member's PPE kit caught fire due to a short circuit.
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India PM Modi lays foundation for Ayodhya Ram temple amid Covid surge

Wednesday, August 5th 2020, 9:22
related places: Ayodhya

Building of the Ayodhya temple will begin after a decades-long legal fight between Hindus and Muslims.
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Education suffers in Kashmir's 'endless' lockdown

Wednesday, August 5th 2020, 0:22

Students in Indian-administered Kashmir have seen massive disruptions to education.
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The Kashmiris waiting for their loved ones to come home

Tuesday, August 4th 2020, 23:27

A year after Indian-administered Kashmir lost its special status, thousands still languish in jail.
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Coronavirus: The hidden heroes of India’s Covid-19 wards

Sunday, August 2nd 2020, 21:50

Meet the ward boys, or hospital assistants, who are the unsung heroes in India's Covid-19 fight.
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Kashmir's open-air classes offer stunning solution to lockdown

Saturday, August 1st 2020, 23:56

Open-air schools provide a welcome respite from Covid-19 restrictions in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Coronavirus: 10 die drinking sanitiser after Indian state shuts liquor shops

Friday, July 31st 2020, 15:30

Local liquor shops were shut under a local coronavirus lockdown in a village in Andhra Pradesh.
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Rafale: India gets new jets amid border tension with China

Wednesday, July 29th 2020, 9:50
related countries: China China, France France

The French Rafale jets will boost India's air power, but they can't be deployed right away.
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Indian Matchmaking: The 'cringe-worthy' Netflix show that is a huge hit

Tuesday, July 28th 2020, 0:04

Indian Matchmaking, a new Netflix show, has become a huge hit, spawning hundreds of memes and jokes.
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India Covid-19: Bihar braces for 'coronavirus storm'

Sunday, July 26th 2020, 23:11
related places: Bihar

Cases are rising fast in one of India's poorest states, where families struggle to save the sick.
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Coronavirus: Why won't India admit how Covid-19 is spreading?

Saturday, July 25th 2020, 23:22

Experts say India's government must accept the virus is spreading there through community transmission.
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Saving India's traditional rice varieties

Saturday, July 25th 2020, 23:01

Scientist Debal Deb is fighting to save thousands of India's traditional rice varieties.
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What will it take to stop India's police brutality?

Friday, July 24th 2020, 6:30

Two recent cases have once again highlighted the problem of police brutality in the country.
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Coronavirus in India: 'PM Modi, please make men share housework!'

Tuesday, July 21st 2020, 23:01

After India's lockdown revealed some hard truths about housework, one woman set out to fix the gender gap.
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Dramatic footage shows house collapsing into flood waters

Monday, July 20th 2020, 14:21
related places: Delhi

Monsoon rains caused havoc and a number of deaths in India's capital Delhi.
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Coronavirus in South Asia: Is a lack of testing hiding scale of the outbreak?

Sunday, July 19th 2020, 23:38

India has become a global hotspot, but are new cases in neighbouring countries now declining?
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Assam flooding: Several rare rhinos die in India's Kaziranga park

Sunday, July 19th 2020, 18:38
related places: Kaziranga

Eight one-horned rhinos have been killed after rains left 85% of the Kaziranga park under water.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in hospital with Covid-19

Friday, July 17th 2020, 21:04

The Indian actress and her daughter had been isolating since testing positive earlier this week.
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Varavara Rao: Outrage as jailed Indian poet contracts Covid-19

Friday, July 17th 2020, 11:01

Varavara Rao is a Maoist ideologue and poet who has espoused radical thinking and revolutionary ideas.
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India coronavirus: Delhi breathes again as Covid-19 cases dip

Thursday, July 16th 2020, 23:15
related places: Delhi

India's capital lost control of the pandemic but now cases are plummeting. Can we trust the data?
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Anger over video of Indian police attacking Dalit couple

Thursday, July 16th 2020, 15:47

Two officials have been removed after the Dalit couple attempted suicide by consuming pesticide.
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Ambani: Google latest US tech giant to invest in India's Jio

Thursday, July 16th 2020, 4:26
related countries: United States United States

The search engine giant's $4.5bn bet comes after Facebook, Intel and Qualcomm bought stakes in Jio.
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Assam: Fifty dead and two million hit by India monsoon floods

Wednesday, July 15th 2020, 8:45

Two million people are hit by monsoon flooding in Assam, with tigers and rhinos also badly affected.
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Could US or UK ban TikTok?

Tuesday, July 14th 2020, 23:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

With the short-video app already banned in India, Sophia Smith Galer looks at whether the UK or the US could be next.
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Royal descendants can keep temple full of riches, rules Indian Supreme Court

Monday, July 13th 2020, 17:24

One of the vaults in Kerala's Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple contained $20bn (£16bn) worth of diamonds.
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Indian papers resurfacing in French Alps could be from 1966 plane crash

Monday, July 13th 2020, 12:44
related countries: France France

The newspapers, uncovered in the Mont Blanc glacier, report the landmark election of Indira Gandhi.
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Google announces $10bn investment in 'digital India'

Monday, July 13th 2020, 12:05

The money, to be channelled through a fund for India, will be used to bolster digital infrastructure.
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The women who can't get an abortion in lockdown

Sunday, July 12th 2020, 23:14

Indian women are struggling to access safe reproductive services because of Covid-19 restrictions.
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Coronavirus: Is India the next global hotspot?

Thursday, July 9th 2020, 0:34

India's confirmed cases are going up rapidly, but it's not all bad news.
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India gold smuggling case sparks political row

Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 21:01

An investigation is under way after 30kg of gold was found in a package bound for the UAE's consulate.
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Dog meat: First Cambodian province bans sale and consumption

Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 10:44
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, China China

The decision in Siem Reap follows similar moves in parts of China and India in recent months.
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India coronavirus: Life-saving Covid-19 drugs sold on Delhi black market

Tuesday, July 7th 2020, 6:38
related places: Delhi

Desperate Indian families searching for remdesivir are paying excessive sums to black market dealers.
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Street traders losing 'right to shade' under trees

Monday, July 6th 2020, 23:05

Traders in India are being denied the "right to shade" under trees, threatening food security.
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Coronavirus: India overtakes Russia in Covid-19 cases

Monday, July 6th 2020, 6:07
related countries: Russia Russia

India has been adding more than 20,000 fresh infections every day for the last four days.
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The Grand Old Man of India who became Britain's first Asian MP

Saturday, July 4th 2020, 23:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Indian-born Dadabhai Naoroji was the first Asian to sit in the House of Commons.
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Outrage as Indian judge calls alleged rape victim 'unbecoming'

Friday, July 3rd 2020, 15:59

Judge says behaviour of alleged victim was "not the way our women react when they are ravished".
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Italy marines 'have immunity' in India fishermen shooting case

Thursday, July 2nd 2020, 16:58
related places: But

But a court also says India is entitled to compensation for the deaths of its two fishermen in 2012.
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Coronavirus: The human cost of fake news in India

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 23:39

False and misleading reports have surged in the country during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ban on Chinese apps, including TikTok, surprises India content makers

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 19:06
related countries: China China

India's decision to ban 59 Chinese apps on national security grounds follows a deadly border clash.
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Covaxin: India to hold human trial of coronavirus vaccine in July

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 4:15

This is the first Indian vaccine and developed from a weakened strain of the virus isolated locally.
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India bans TikTok, WeChat and dozens more Chinese apps

Monday, June 29th 2020, 22:37
related countries: China China

The Indian government says it has banned 59 apps with links to China on national security grounds.
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Coronavirus: How Delhi 'wasted' lockdown to become India's biggest hotspot

Sunday, June 28th 2020, 3:22

India's capital now has the country's highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases.
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Galwan Valley: China to use martial art trainers after India border clash

Saturday, June 27th 2020, 19:50
related countries: China China

The move follows deadly fighting between Indian and Chinese troops in an area where guns are banned.
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Coronavirus: Delhi struggles to cope with Covid-19 surge

Saturday, June 27th 2020, 14:07

As cases soar in India's capital, its chief minister warns of health care shortages and more deaths.
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Jeyaraj and Fenix: Outrage mounts over deaths in Indian police custody

Saturday, June 27th 2020, 7:04

The two men died after allegedly being tortured in police custody, raising calls for justice.
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Simpsons ends use of white actors to voice people of colour

Saturday, June 27th 2020, 3:59
related countries: United States United States

The decision by the US comedy show follows years of criticism over a white actor playing an Indian.
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What happened on the India-China border?

Friday, June 26th 2020, 19:23

Ros Atkins takes a close look at a story that's captured the world's attention.
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When India hosted China amid 1962 war tension

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 23:04
related countries: China China

The recent stand-off in a disputed Himalayan region is not the first time India and China have clashed.
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Lightning kills more than 100 in northern India

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 19:55

PM Narendra Modi said relief efforts were under way and expressed condolences to victims' families.
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Galwan Valley: Satellite images 'show China structures' on India border

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 16:32
related countries: China China

Construction along the disputed frontier is near the site of clashes that killed 20 Indian troops.
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Can India afford to boycott Chinese products?

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 23:14
related countries: China China

Anti-China sentiment is high in India after a border clash, but can it go beyond rhetoric?
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Coronavirus in India: Inside a Mumbai hospital ICU

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 23:13
related places: Mumbai

Exclusive footage shows how one hospital in the city is coping with the influx of coronavirus patients.
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India expels dozens of Pakistan diplomatic staff

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 16:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Relations between the countries are tense after two Indian diplomatic staff were allegedly mistreated.
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H-1B visa: New US law is bad news for Indian tech workers

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 7:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington's decision to ban visas for highly-skilled workers will hurt Indian and US IT firms.
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Yemen crisis: Separatists take over 'Galapagos of Indian Ocean'

Sunday, June 21st 2020, 17:18
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Yemen Yemen

Socotra, prized for its flora and fauna, falls to separatists further complicating the Yemen crisis.
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Galwan Valley: China accuses India of 'deliberate provocation'

Saturday, June 20th 2020, 7:13
related countries: China China

A spokesman says Indian troops attacked Chinese soldiers but gave no details of Chinese casualties.
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