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We have started to collect the most important news related to India in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Pujara, Vijay put India in control

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Cheteshwar Pujara's 204 puts India in control of the second Test against Australia, despite a tail-end collapse.
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Children killed in India bus crash

Monday, March 4th 2013, 5:07

Indian police say at least 11 children have died after their school bus crashed into a truck in the northern state of Punjab.
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Narendra Modi's US speech cancelled

Monday, March 4th 2013, 4:02
related countries: United States United States

A planned speech at a top US business school by the controversial chief minister of India's Gujarat state, Narendra Modi, is cancelled after protests by teachers and students.
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VIDEO: Does India need a bank for women?

Monday, March 4th 2013, 2:05

India's finance minister has announced a special fund for women's safety and a bank for women, prompting some to call the budget a "women's budget".
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Afghan graffiti artist makes her mark in India

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 0:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Mumbai

Afghan graffiti artist finds refuge in Mumbai
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Delhi protest at 'child sex attack'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 17:38
related places: Delhi

Angry crowds protest outside a hospital in the Indian capital, Delhi, after reports that a seven-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at school.
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PM criticised for Marbles remarks

Friday, March 1st 2013, 11:34
related countries: Greece Greece

The prime minister has been criticised after he opposed calls to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and the Koh-i-Noor diamond to India.
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Delhi rape juvenile accused charged

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 12:05
related places: Delhi

A court in India formally charges a 17-year-old accused in the fatal gang rape of a woman in the capital Delhi last month with rape and murder.
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India eyes growth with spending rise

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 10:00

India's finance minister announces an unexpected rise in public spending for the next financial year in an attempt to revive its sluggish economy.
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Deadly fire hits Calcutta market

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 16:49
related places: At, Calcutta

At least 20 people are killed in a fire at an illegal paper and plastics market in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta.
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Chuck Hagel stirs up India-US storm over Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 12:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Andrew North on a row that sheds light on India-US ties
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India optimistic on economic outlook

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 9:24

India's finance ministry issues an optimistic forecast for economic growth ahead of the announcement of the country's budget on Thursday.
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The foreign Hindu monks at India's Kumbh Mela

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 1:17

Why three foreigners became Hindu monks
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India to unveil railway budget

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 3:28

India's government is set to unveil its railway budget, outlining spending plans for one of the world's largest rail networks.
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India arrests 'spy for Pakistan'

Monday, February 25th 2013, 16:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police in the western Indian state of Rajasthan say they have arrested a man on suspicion of passing military secrets to arch-rival Pakistan.
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Kingfisher loses flying rights

Monday, February 25th 2013, 16:07

India's Ministry of Civil Aviation withdraws international flying rights and domestic slots from Kingfisher Airlines, in a fresh blow to the debt-laden firm.
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Henriques delays Australia defeat

Monday, February 25th 2013, 13:23
related countries: Australia Australia

Debutant Moises Henriques hits an unbeaten 75 as Australia close 40 runs ahead of India in the first Test in Chennai.
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India set to launch seven satellites

Monday, February 25th 2013, 6:26

India is set to put into orbit seven satellites in a single mission, the country's space agency says.
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The Australian boatman at Kumbh Mela

Monday, February 25th 2013, 3:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian boatman at India's festival
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Parts of ancient continent found

Monday, February 25th 2013, 0:13
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Fragments of an ancient continent are buried beneath the Indian Ocean, a new study suggests.
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VIDEO: Will India's budget boost growth?

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 17:52

The Indian government is to unveil its budget for the next financial year later this week.
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Dhoni double ton puts India ahead

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 12:50
related countries: Australia Australia

An unbeaten double century from Mahendra Dhoni puts India 135 ahead of Australia at 515-8 after day three of the first Test.
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Ex-Maldives leader quits refuge

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 22:17
related countries: Maldives Maldives
related places: Male

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed leaves the Indian High Commission in the capital Male, 10 days after seeking refuge to avoid arrest.
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Tendulkar inspires India recovery

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 12:58
related countries: Australia Australia

Sachin Tendulkar hits an unbeaten 71 as India close day two of the first Test 198 behind Australia at 182-3.
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India minister visits blast sites

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 12:15
related places: Hyderabad

India's Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde visits the sites of the two explosions in Hyderabad which killed 16 people and injured 117.
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India landmine blast kills police

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 11:23
related places: Bihar

Six policemen were killed when their convoy hit a landmine laid by Maoist rebels in the Indian state of Bihar, police say.
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Italian marines to go home to vote

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 7:27
related countries: Italy Italy

India's Supreme Court allows two Italian marines, charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen, to travel home to vote in the forthcoming elections there.
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Twin blasts rock India's Hyderabad

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 22:02
related places: Hyderabad

At least 12 people are killed by twin blasts in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, which PM Manmohan Singh has called a "dastardly attack".
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Man loses ear in strike violence

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 12:34

A government employee's ear is chopped off in India's West Bengal state after he was absent from work during the ongoing two-day country-wide strike.
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AirAsia plans Indian budget carrier

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 14:26

Asia's largest low-cost carrier, AirAsia, plans to launch an Indian budget airline with India's Tata and a third investor, Telestra Tradeplace.
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India strike over economic reforms

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 4:00

Trade unions in India begin a two-day strike in protest against economic reforms initiated by the government.
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VIDEO: Slum children flock to free school

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 18:42
related places: New Delhi

A shopkeeper in New Delhi runs an improvised school under a railway bridge in New Delhi to help raise children from nearby slums out of poverty.
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PM promises India corruption help

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 9:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron promises to "respond to any request for information" on corruption allegations over India's procurement of helicopters from Anglo-Italian firm AugustaWestland.
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Beatles help India traffic campaign

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 8:53
related places: Calcutta

The police in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta is using the picture on the cover of the iconic Beatles album Abbey Road in a campaign to enforce road safety.
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Open up to UK firms, PM urges India

Monday, February 18th 2013, 17:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain and India can be one of the great partnerships of the 21st century, as he sets off for a three-day visit.
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VIDEO: What is life like inside Mumbai?

Monday, February 18th 2013, 14:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mumbai

David Cameron has become the latest head of state to visit India as he leads a British trade delegation to Mumbai.
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India Veerappan gang hanging delayed

Monday, February 18th 2013, 7:38

India's Supreme Court puts on hold for three days the execution of four men convicted of being associates of notorious bandit Veerappan.
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In pictures: Calcutta in the 1970s

Monday, February 18th 2013, 1:52
related places: Calcutta

Indian photographer's pictures of Calcutta in the 1970s
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In pictures: Indian artists against rape

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 2:34

Creative licence to protest against violence against women
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Helicopter scandal boss steps down

Friday, February 15th 2013, 15:34
related countries: Italy Italy

The boss of Italian defence firm Finmeccanica, Giuseppe Orsi, formally resigns amid allegations that the group paid bribes to win an Indian contract.
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India army kills Pakistan soldier

Friday, February 15th 2013, 15:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

The Indian army says it killed a Pakistani soldier who strayed over the border in the disputed territory of Kashmir on Thursday.
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The Indian politicians facing criminal charges

Friday, February 15th 2013, 11:58

The Indian politicians facing serious criminal charges
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Tight security on Kumbh Mela key day

Friday, February 15th 2013, 6:58

Security is tightened for another peak day at India's Kumbh Mela festival, days after a stampede killed 36 pilgrims at a railway station.
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VIDEO: India activists: 'MPs evade justice'

Friday, February 15th 2013, 1:07

Prime Minister David Cameron is making a three day visit to India next week.
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Film-maker to pay Veerappan's widow

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 18:37

The makers of a film about the infamous Indian bandit Veerappan agree to pay his widow compensation after she complained it violated her privacy.
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India halts helicopter deal payments

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:28
related countries: Italy Italy

India says it is freezing payments for a helicopter deal to Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica over corruption allegations.
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India inflation at three-year low

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 7:10

India's inflation rate dips to a three-year low, giving more room to policymakers to take steps to revive the country's sluggish economy.
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Sahara firms' bank accounts frozen

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 3:54
related places: Sahara

Bank accounts of two firms of Sahara, one of India's biggest business houses, are frozen for failing to refund money to millions of investors.
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India gang mercy plea 'rejected'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 19:25

India's president rejects clemency pleas made by four men accused of being associates of notorious bandit Veerappan, reports say.
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Ravi Shankar daughter 'was abused'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 12:06

Anoushka Shankar, musician and daughter of Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar, says she was sexually abused as a child, in a video for a campaign to end violence against women.
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India 'may cancel' helicopter deal

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 7:12
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

India says it will cancel a helicopter deal with Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica if corruption charges are proved following the arrest of its chief in Milan.
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India removes corruption prosecutor

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:45

India's top investigation agency removes a key member of its prosecution team for alleged links with a suspect in a corruption scandal.
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Eight dead in India poll violence

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:08

Police in the Indian state of Assam shoot dead at least eight people in clashes surrounding local elections.
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Kumbh Mela chief quits over stampede

Monday, February 11th 2013, 15:23
related places: Allahabad

The head of the Kumbh Mela festival organising committee in India resigns a day after a stampede kills 36 people at the railway station in the northern city of Allahabad.
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Indian prison tunnel plan foiled

Monday, February 11th 2013, 15:04

Indian authorities foil an attempt by inmates accused of deadly bombings to tunnel their way out of a jail in the western state of Gujarat.
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Kashmir anger at Afzal Guru hanging

Monday, February 11th 2013, 8:03
related places: Jammu

There is widespread anger in Indian-administered Kashmir over the hanging of a man sentenced to death for the 2001 attack on India's parliament.
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Holiest day at India's Kumbh Mela

Monday, February 11th 2013, 1:57

Some 30 million pilgrims take a dip on the holiest day at India's Kumbh Mela but officials tell BBC Hindi that 36 people died in a stampede.
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VIDEO: Sun sets at India's Kumbh Mela

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 15:27

The main day of bathing has been held at India's Kumbh Mela, with millions of pilgrims already taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna.
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The sharp end of Indian politics

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 0:30

The political party 'empowering' Indian women with knives
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Delhi parliament plotter hanged

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 6:36

A Kashmiri separatist sentenced to death over the 2001 plot to attack India's parliament is hanged after his final clemency plea is rejected.
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VIDEO: The breakdancing 'SlumGods' of India

Friday, February 8th 2013, 17:58

Breakdancing and hip-hop are offering young Indians a chance to escape the harsh realities of life growing up in the slums.
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India swine flu outbreak 'kills 94'

Friday, February 8th 2013, 8:52

An outbreak of swine flu in India kills at least 94 people in just over five weeks, reports say, with some experts blaming low winter temperatures.
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India child sex victims 'humiliated'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 11:35

Child victims of sexual abuse in India are humiliated by police and the government cannot cope with the problem, Human Rights Watch says.
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Hunt for 'chilli powder hijackers'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 11:08

Police in India's Chhattisgarh state hunt a group of armed men who hijacked a passenger train, throwing chilli powder in policemen's eyes, to free an accomplice in custody.
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Arrests in Kashmir girl band threats

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 5:27

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest three people for making online threats to members of an all-girl rock group.
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US and India in solar cell dispute

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 3:54
related countries: United States United States

The US has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against India's national solar policy saying it "discriminates" against US products.
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Infant 'battered by father' dies

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 8:06

A five-month-old baby girl, whose nose and mouth were allegedly bitten off by her father 10 days ago, dies in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
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Five missing in India avalanche

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 6:15

Five people are feared killed after an avalanche hits a village in India's northern state of Himachal Pradesh, officials say.
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VIDEO: Kashmir all girl band threatened

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 16:18

Three female high-school students in India have had to disband a rock group they formed after only one concert - this after receiving threats.
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Kashmir girl band asks 'why us?'

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 13:50

A member of a girl band in Indian-administered Kashmir queries why they are described as "un-Islamic" when male bands are allowed to perform
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First witness in Delhi rape trial

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 11:28
related places: Delhi

Five men accused of raping and murdering a student in Delhi hear the first witness testimony - from her male friend who was also attacked.
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VIDEO: First witness in Delhi rape trial

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 9:41
related places: Delhi

A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, will begin hearing evidence from witnesses in the case of the gang rape and murder of a female student.
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Kashmir's all-girl group gives up

Monday, February 4th 2013, 17:42

An all-girl rock group in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have disbanded after being called "un-Islamic" by the region's most senior cleric.
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VIDEO: India's appetite for meat grows

Monday, February 4th 2013, 17:40

India has a long religious and cultural tradition of vegetarianism, but as the disposable income of the country's middle-class rises so too are demands for western-style meat dishes.
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India and Nepal begin tiger census

Monday, February 4th 2013, 17:30
related countries: Nepal Nepal

India and Nepal begin their first joint survey of tigers in the Terai Arc, hoping to chart how many Royal Bengal tigers remain in the shared region.
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India president backs rape laws

Monday, February 4th 2013, 10:45

India's president approves harsher punishment for rapists, including the death penalty, after the gang rape of a student sparked demands for tougher laws.
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Kalmadi charged with corruption

Monday, February 4th 2013, 7:38

A court in the Indian capital charges Suresh Kalmadi, chief of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, with corruption.
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England defeat India in World Cup

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Charlotte Edwards scores 109 and Katherine Brunt takes four wickets as England beat India by 32 runs in the World Cup.
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England duo unsold at IPL auction

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 9:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England pair Matt Prior and Ravi Bopara fail to attract bids at the auction for this year's Indian Premier League.
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A certificate for holiness in India

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 3:12

Why one remote Indian temple is issuing certificates
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VIDEO: Indian fisherman held in Pakistan

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 2:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More than 50 Indian fisherman have been detained by Pakistani coastguards, over allegations that they trespassed into the country's territorial waters.
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India rape accused not guilty plea

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 12:07
related places: Delhi

Five men plead not guilty to the rape and murder of a student in a Delhi bus in December, in a case which caused outrage across India.
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India actor faces homicide charge

Friday, February 1st 2013, 11:56

An Indian court rules that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan should face a charge of culpable homicide for a hit-and-run incident 10 years ago.
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Corruption bill changes cleared

Friday, February 1st 2013, 4:52
related places: Lokpal

India's cabinet approves key changes to the controversial anti-corruption Lokpal bill suggested by a committee of MPs from the upper house of parliament.
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India crash 'kills 18' pilgrims

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 5:37
related places: At

At least 18 pilgrims, including five children and eight women, die when their van collides with a bus in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
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Rushdie Calcutta visit cancelled

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 6:17
related places: Calcutta

Author Sir Salman Rushdie's visit to the Indian city of Calcutta to promote the Midnight's Children film is cancelled at the last minute.
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Bollywood star 'safe in India'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 4:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is "safe and happy" in India, despite Pakistan's suggestion that Delhi provide security for the Muslim actor.
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