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India uncles get life for raping niece, aged 10

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 11:46

Two men convicted of raping and impregnating their 10-year-old niece are jailed for life in India.
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Monumental dispute

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 0:11

An Indian MP has demanded that the Taj Mahal should be declared a Hindu monument.
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Surgeons separate twins joined at head

Friday, October 27th 2017, 5:16

Two-year-old boys Jaga and Kalia underwent 16 hours of surgery, the first of its kind in India.
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India v New Zealand: Groundsman sacked after TV sting tampering claims

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 14:54
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A groundsman is sacked for allegedly agreeing to tamper with the wicket before Wednesday's ODI between India and New Zealand.
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100 Women: Meet Kavita Devi, India’s first woman WWE wrestler

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 23:27

Kavita Devi tells 100 Women how she overcame sexism to become the first Indian woman to compete internationally in World Wrestling Entertainment.
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US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 4:44
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US would "never have the same relationship with China, a non-democratic society," he added.
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India Diwali: Delhi acts against pollution menace

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 9:59

India's capital enacts curbs to combat hazardous smog, as air pollution hits "severe" levels.
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War and peace

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 23:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A former India soldier returns to Sri Lanka 30 years after a peacekeeping mission ended in war.
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The poison killing farmers in India

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 5:22

Thirty farmers die from inhaling pesticide while spraying crops in the western state of Maharashtra.
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Man-eating Indian tiger faces 'shoot-to-kill' order

Friday, October 13th 2017, 12:23

Forest officials are scrambling to catch the tigress responsible for killing four people.
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How a polio survivor is educating India's rural children

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 5:40

Sai Padma has not let the near constant pain of her disability stop her from teaching the children of remote Indian villages.
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Perilous trek to school

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 23:41

Two sisters, a perilous mountain trek and a wobbly wire bridge - high in the Indian Himalayas.
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The Bollywood star whose mother can't read

Monday, October 9th 2017, 0:27

Nearly three-quarters of Indian women over 60 can't read and Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui's mother is one of them.
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Breathing poison

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 23:16
related places: At

At the age of 17, Urmila Yadav became one of the youngest certified cases of silicosis in India.
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Fight for justice

Friday, October 6th 2017, 23:33

Survivors of an alleged mass rape by Indian soldiers in Kashmir still want justice 25 years on.
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Leopard that shut down India Suzuki factory is caught

Friday, October 6th 2017, 11:51

Wildlife rescuers tranquilised the big cat after combing the car manufacturing plant for hours.
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Indian air force helicopter crash kills seven

Friday, October 6th 2017, 9:54
related countries: Russia Russia

Officials say the Russian-made helicopter was on a training sortie when it crashed.
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India's police 'killings'

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 0:35

An Indian state government has claimed that it has conducted 433 "encounters" to combat crime.
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Kashmir: Suicide attackers hit Indian paramilitary camp in Srinagar

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 5:29
related places: Srinagar

One soldier has been killed in the attack in Srinagar, Indian officials say.
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BBC launches new Indian services: What you need to know

Monday, October 2nd 2017, 9:18

Here are a few interesting facts about the four regions where the BBC has launched new services.
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Mumbai railway station stampede kills 22 amid heavy rain

Friday, September 29th 2017, 11:22
related places: Mumbai

The disaster was triggered by overcrowding and people seeking shelter from heavy rain, officials say.
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Big Ben in India

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 23:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Replicas of London structures and a sari made out of pure gold are highlights of a Hindu festival.
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Cinema travellers

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 2:14

Award winning photographer Amit Madheshiya's portraits of cinemagoers in India.
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'Victim shaming'

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 4:08

The Indian woman was criticised for drinking, smoking, taking drugs and having condoms in her room.
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Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 13:26

Falahari Maharaj is accused of raping a 21-year-old law student at his ashram in Rajasthan state.
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India girl 'raped by teachers' critical after abortion

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 8:50

The Indian girl suffered brain damage after teachers accused of raping her forced her into an abortion.
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'Blue Whale' panic

Monday, September 18th 2017, 23:22

Panic over the rumoured 'suicide challenge' grips India even as internet experts call it a hoax.
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China and India water 'dispute' after border stand-off

Monday, September 18th 2017, 5:52
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, China China

China stops giving India crucial data for "technical reasons" but is providing it to Bangladesh.
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India rape: Uncle did not father child's baby - DNA test

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 8:47

Police reopen the case of a raped 10-year-old as the man accused is not the father of her child.
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Last to the table

Sunday, September 10th 2017, 23:25

In many parts of India, men and children are fed first and only then can women eat.
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The clinic helping India's transgender people

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 23:12

How one free clinic in Kerala, India, is helping the transgender community.
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Fairytale spot

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 10:41

A glimpse inside the huge fairytale like estate of convicted Indian guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim. The controversial self-styled holy man was jailed last month for raping two female followers.
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Gauri Lankesh: Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 8:51
related places: Bangalore

Gauri Lankesh, a critic of Hindu nationalist politics, was found in a pool of blood outside her home.
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Indian couple fly to Florida to beat daughter-in-law

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 11:06

Jasbir Kalsi, wife Bhupinder and son Devbir are now facing multiple charges in Florida.
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Why a state wants to ignore part of India's history

Monday, September 4th 2017, 12:36

Maharashtra has sparked controversy with a bid to remove Mughal history from its textbooks.
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What an hour of rain does to Indian streets

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 10:11
related places: Bihar

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt in Bihar explains why streets there are inundated by a "toxic stew".
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In case you missed it...

Friday, September 1st 2017, 23:20
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Protests in Brazil and devastating floods in India, just some of the stories you may have missed this week.
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India girl kills herself over 'menstruation shaming'

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 13:28

The 12-year-old from southern India was allegedly humiliated by a teacher over a menstruation stain.
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Mumbai building collapse kills at least 21

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 9:05
related places: Mumbai

Rescuers say 24 people have been pulled out and search for survivors is continuing.
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Modi's epic failure

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 18:16

India's attempt to tackle undeclared wealth failed on many counts, economic analyst Vivek Kaul says.
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India doctor fight during operation goes viral

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 12:50

The two are seen arguing while standing over a pregnant patient during an operation in India.
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India rapist guru: Judge calls Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh 'wild beast'

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 6:46

The controversial Indian guru has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two disciples.
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China claims victory over India in Himalayan border row

Monday, August 28th 2017, 14:34
related countries: China China

China says India has withdrawn "trespassing" troops from a tense area along the disputed border.
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Meet the Indian women sailing round the world

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 23:07

Six women from the Indian navy are about to embark on a historic mission to sail around the world.
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Sri Lanka v India: Tourists win ODI series after crowd trouble in Pallekele

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 18:30
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India clinch a one-day international series win in Sri Lanka, but bottle-throwing spectators halt the match towards the end in Pallekele.
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India guru rape: Followers start to leave Ram Rahim's HQ

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 9:47
related places: Sirsa

Followers of Indian sect leader Ram Rahim leave his compound in Sirsa under close guard.
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India guru rape: Troops patrol city after Ram Rahim Singh verdict

Saturday, August 26th 2017, 16:10

Indian troops patrol Panchkula, where 30 died on Friday after the religious leader's conviction.
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'Housing terrorists'

Friday, August 25th 2017, 16:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US is threatening Pakistan and praising India, but the relationship between the three nations is complicated.
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India guru rape case: 23 die in unrest as Ram Rahim Singh convicted

Friday, August 25th 2017, 15:20

Tens of thousands of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's supporters have flocked to Chandigarh in north India.
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'Disturbing behaviour'

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 12:00

Indian cricketers are among those disgusted by the girl's treatment, reports the BBC's Geeta Pandey.
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Indian Supreme Court in landmark ruling on privacy

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 9:12

The Supreme Court ruling has implications for the government’s vast biometric ID scheme.
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Triple talaq: India court bans Islamic instant divorce

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 12:52

The ruling on "triple talaq" is seen as a major victory for women's rights in India.
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Triple talaq: Why I fought instant divorce

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 7:14

Atiya Sabri tells the story of her legal fight to abolish instant divorce in India.
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Indian court grants woman divorce over lack of home toilet

Sunday, August 20th 2017, 15:25

The court said forcing the woman to use open fields amounted to cruelty.
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Rhino swept from Nepal to India by flooding rescued

Friday, August 18th 2017, 12:33
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The young rhino was swept 42km from Chitwan National Park by floods and found in an Indian village.
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Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby 'doing fine'

Friday, August 18th 2017, 9:56

The girl gave birth on Thursday after the Indian Supreme Court rejected her plea for an abortion.
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Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Thursday, August 17th 2017, 11:11

The rape victim, who was not allowed to have an abortion by the Supreme Court, delivers a baby girl.
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The Indian schoolgirl asking PM Modi to save her park

Thursday, August 17th 2017, 7:17

The child has filed a court case and written to the PM saying: "This park is our lifeline".
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Indian woman 'boycotted' over support to Dalit farmer

Wednesday, August 16th 2017, 4:24

A south Indian woman says her community association has imposed a fine on anyone who talks to her.
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India Independence Day: Modi criticises Kashmir separatists

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 4:26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticises separatists as India marks 70 years of independence.
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Indian police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 3:52

The HBO show has seen several leaks over the years and is the most pirated show in TV history.
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India's Partition 70 years on: 'I killed a man'

Monday, August 14th 2017, 12:30

The BBC's Secunder Kermani hears from a man who helped beat an Indian politician to death - and speaks to the victim's nephew.
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Mash-up combines Pakistan and India's anthems to make a viral hit

Monday, August 14th 2017, 1:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The "Peace Anthem" features both nations' songs, to celebrate their 70th Independence Days.
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India through the lens

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 23:27

To mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, an exhibition of photographs examines some of the earliest documentation of the country.
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'Bollywood blocks the Internet Archive'

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 14:43

Two Indian movie producers appear to be responsible for the Wayback Machine being barred.
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The sad decline of the Indian typewriter

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 23:36

The art of using a typewriter - and why the profession is dying in India.
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A family's pain

Monday, August 7th 2017, 0:31

The case of a 10-year-old left pregnant after rape has shocked India and seen the family hounded.
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Rhino chases down cars on Assam road in India

Friday, August 4th 2017, 14:13

A rhinoceros strays onto a road in the Indian state of Assam forcing drivers to beat a retreat.
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Is there really a market for pickle flavoured condoms in India?

Friday, August 4th 2017, 8:10

The 'spicy' offering is the latest gimmick to hit a surprisingly crowded novelty market in India.
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Viral Indian song makes political waves in Pakistan

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 5:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The parody by Karachi Vynz refers to the resignation of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
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India heroin bust: Coastguard seizes 1,500kg of drugs

Sunday, July 30th 2017, 15:06

The haul was worth $550m, with the coastguard calling it India's largest-ever single drugs seizure.
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Indian court rejects abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

Friday, July 28th 2017, 11:41

India's Supreme Court was told termination for the girl, at 32 weeks, would be too risky.
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Hey you!

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 23:26
related places: But

Millions of Indian women have never used their husband's name - it's a way of showing respect for him. But campaigners are now urging some of them to change their ways.
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Partition at 70

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 6:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Seventy years after India and Pakistan won their independence, why are relations still tense?
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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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