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India launches defence satellite

Friday, August 30th 2013, 5:26

India successfully launches GSAT-7, its first satellite dedicated solely to military use, the country's space organisation announces.
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VIDEO: Litter spoils Hindu pilgrimage trail

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 23:15

Environmentalists in India's Kashmir region are becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of waste being left behind by Hindu pilgrims making their way to a shrine in the Himalayas.
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India arrests 'top militant leader'

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 15:22

Police in India say they have arrested Yasin Bhatkal, the alleged leader of the Indian Mujahideen which is blamed for a string of deadly attacks.
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India to sell dollars to oil firms

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 6:31
related countries: United States United States

India's central bank says it will sell US dollars to three state-run oil firms, in its latest attempt to stem the decline in the Indian rupee.
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India building collapse 'kills eight'

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 9:21
related places: At, Vadodara

At least eight people are killed in a building collapse in the western Indian city of Vadodara, officials say, with more trapped under debris.
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Indian rupee falls to fresh low

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 7:32
related countries: United States United States

India's rupee sinks by nearly 4% to a new low against the US dollar amid growing concerns about the health of the country's economy.
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India eyes $28bn infrastructure lift

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 8:07

The Indian government approves infrastructure projects worth 1.83tn rupees ($28.4bn; £17.7bn) to revive the economy and boost the falling rupee.
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Sonia Gandhi fine after health scare

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 4:56

Sonia Gandhi, the head of India's governing Congress party, is discharged from hospital just hours after being admitted, a doctor says.
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VIDEO: India to launch cheap food plan

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 2:12

A plan to provide more than 800m poor people in India with cheaper grain every month has been passed by the lower house of parliament.
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India lower house approves food bill

Monday, August 26th 2013, 21:34

India's lower house of parliament passes a controversial bill that aims to provide subsidised food to two-thirds of the population.
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Fast-track pledge for Mumbai rape

Monday, August 26th 2013, 6:39
related places: Mumbai

The trial in last weeks's gang rape of a 22-year-old photojournalist in the Indian city of Mumbai will be fast-tracked, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan pledges.
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ONGC to buy stake in Africa gas field

Monday, August 26th 2013, 4:03
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

India's biggest oil explorer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), agrees a deal to buy a 10% stake in an offshore gas field in Mozambique.
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Five Mumbai rape suspects arrested

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 9:37
related places: Mumbai

All five men wanted over the gang rape of a 22-year-old photo journalist in the Indian city of Mumbai on Thursday have been arrested.
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Second man held over Mumbai rape

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 9:34
related places: Mumbai

A second man is arrested over the gang-rape of a 22-year-old photo journalist in the Indian city of Mumbai on Thursday.
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Mumbai photojournalist gang-raped

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 15:14
related places: Mumbai

A 22-year-old photojournalist has been gang-raped by five men in the Indian city of Mumbai, police say, in another case sparking outrage.
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Madras Cafe: Bollywood film stirs up a storm in India

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 0:20

Bollywood film stirs up a storm of controversy
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China accused of Indian incursion

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 4:46
related countries: China China

Chinese troops entered the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh last week, local media reports say, but Indian officials dismiss it as a "non-event".
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In praise of Ian Jack's small town India

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 0:27

How writer Ian Jack evokes India's neglected towns
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Indian state outlaws black magic

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 12:41
related places: Pune

The Indian state of Maharashtra enacts emergency laws banning black magic and superstition, one day after a prominent campaigner was killed.
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Pakistan officer 'killed' in Kashmir

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 10:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan says one of its officers has been killed by Indian shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) that divides the disputed territory of Kashmir.
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Surviving the horror of the Bihar train accident

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 8:57
related places: Bihar

Decision that saved woman in Bihar train horror
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India takes steps to boost liquidity

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 3:43

India's central bank says it will inject 80bn rupees ($1.3bn; £750m) into the country's banking system by buying long-term government bonds.
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India anti-black magic figure killed

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 10:35
related places: Pune

A high-profile Indian anti-superstition activist, who was campaigning for legislation to ban black magic, is shot dead in the city of Pune, police say.
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Indian rupee falls to new record low

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 9:57

The Indian rupee falls to a new record low against the dollar as Asian markets fall on concerns that the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus measures.
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Bihar trains resume after accident

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 6:54
related places: Bihar

Services are partially restored at a remote station in the Indian state of Bihar where 28 people were killed after being hit by an express train while crossing the tracks.
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India to launch cheap food scheme

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 5:43

The Indian government is to launch a programme to provide subsidised food to two thirds of the population.
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India launches submarines review

Monday, August 19th 2013, 15:07

India orders a review of its submarines' weapons safety systems, after early findings indicated arms on board the INS Sindhurakshak may have played a role in its sinking.
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India puts off satellite re-launch

Monday, August 19th 2013, 12:19

Indian space authorities call off plans to re-launch a communications satellite barely an hour before it was to lift-off.
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India train kills people on track

Monday, August 19th 2013, 10:30
related places: At, Bihar

At least 37 people crossing the tracks at a remote train station in the northern Indian state of Bihar are killed after being hit by an express train, reports say.
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Rupee hits record low against dollar

Monday, August 19th 2013, 6:01
related countries: United States United States

The Indian rupee continues to fall, hitting a fresh all-time low against the US dollar, despite recent measures by the government to stem its decline.
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Four bodies recovered in India sub

Friday, August 16th 2013, 9:04
related places: Mumbai

Indian divers recover four bodies from a submarine which sank after it exploded in a Mumbai dockyard, with 14 other sailors also feared dead.
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Rupee hits record low against dollar

Friday, August 16th 2013, 7:57

The Indian rupee has hit a record low against the dollar despite efforts to by the nation's central bank to support the currency.
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India names missing submarine crew

Friday, August 16th 2013, 3:34
related places: Mumbai

India's navy releases names of the 18 sailors feared dead inside a submarine which sank after it exploded in a Mumbai dockyard.
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Indian villages lit up by off-grid power

Friday, August 16th 2013, 0:48

Off-grid power is lighting up India's villages
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US tribe votes to legalise alcohol

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 19:25
related countries: United States United States

An American-Indian tribe ravaged by alcohol abuse votes to end prohibition, but critics say the move will only worsen the reservation's problems.
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India renews effort to prop up rupee

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 11:01

India's central bank puts further restrictions on the amount of money Indian companies and individuals can send out of the country.
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Divers struggle to search submarine

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 8:02
related places: Mumbai

Indian divers struggle to search a submarine which sank after it exploded in a Mumbai dockyard with 18 sailors feared dead inside.
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PM rounds on 'anti-India activity'

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 4:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says ties with Pakistan cannot improve until it "stops using their territory for anti-India activity", in a speech marking Independence Day
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India laments submarine 'tragedy'

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 0:06
related places: Mumbai

Indian Defence Minister AK Antony describes two huge explosions and fire on an Indian submarine berthed in Mumbai as a "shocking tragedy".
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VIDEO: Deadly fire sinks India navy submarine

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 14:44

India's defence minister has confirmed a number of crew have been killed in the huge explosion and fire on a submarine
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Indian submarine hit by explosion

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 5:38
related places: At, Mumbai

At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard, officials say.
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In pictures: India coal fires

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 0:22

Coal fires threaten lives in Indian town
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India helicopter deal is criticised

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Italy Italy

A helicopter deal at the centre of bribery allegations in India and Italy comes under fire in an official parliamentary report.
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Kashmir 'violations' fuel tensions

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 5:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

With fresh reports of firing on Tuesday, India and Pakistan continue to trade accusations over violations of the ceasefire along the disputed border in Kashmir.
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VIDEO: The growing waistlines of India

Monday, August 12th 2013, 23:05
related places: Mumbai

As India's economy grows and a new middle class emerges, the national waistline is swelling too. Anita Rani visits an over-size clothes store in Mumbai which caters for this growing middle class.
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Dwyer given eight-month India ban

Monday, August 12th 2013, 19:14

Jockey Martin Dwyer is banned for eight months by stewards in India after losing the latest stage of a fight against suspension.
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VIDEO: India joins aircraft carrier club

Monday, August 12th 2013, 16:54

Only a few countries have ever designed and built their own aircraft carrier but India has joined that elite club. It has launched a new 37,500 tonne carrier, built in the state of Kerala.
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India unveils aircraft carrier

Monday, August 12th 2013, 7:04

India unveils its first home-built aircraft carrier from a shipyard in southern Kerala state.
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Army marches through Kashmir streets

Monday, August 12th 2013, 6:44
related places: Kishtwar

Indian army soldiers march through Kishtwar in Indian-administered Kashmir in a show of force to discourage protests.
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Indian-built nuclear sub activated

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 17:53

India activates the reactor on board the INS Arihant nuclear submarine, the first such vessel to be designed and built in India.
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India puts Kashmir town under curfew

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 13:27
related places: Kishtwar

Indian troops fire warning shots to enforce a curfew in the Kashmiri town of Kishtwar, the scene of clashes between Muslims and Hindus on Friday,
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India buffalo sold at 'record' price

Friday, August 9th 2013, 11:35
related places: Haryana

A farmer in the northern Indian state of Haryana sells a water buffalo for what is believed to be a record-breaking $41,000.
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India in new steps to boost rupee

Friday, August 9th 2013, 1:27

India's central bank announces new measures to reduce volatility in currency markets and support the weakened rupee.
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Pakistan calls for Kashmir ceasefire

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 17:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif says that it is imperative to restore a ceasefire on the Kashmir border following violence earlier this week.
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Jaguar demand fails to lift Tata

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 16:29

Indian car maker Tata Motors, owner of Jaguar-Land Rover, reported a 23% drop in profits, attributed mostly to weak demand at home.
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India food bill tabled in parliament

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 11:02

The Indian government tables a bill in parliament to provide subsidised food to two-thirds of the population.
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India names new central bank chief

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 2:22

India has picked a former International Monetary Fund chief economist as the head of its central bank, as it struggles to revive its slowing economy.
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Indian troops killed in Kashmir

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 12:03

Five Indian soldiers have been shot dead in Indian-administered Kashmir, the chief minister of the disputed region says.
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India MPs protest against new state

Monday, August 5th 2013, 11:35

Members of India's parliament express their anger at the decision of the ruling Congress party-led coalition to create the new state of Telangana.
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Afghan attack targets Indian mission

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 12:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Jalalabad

Suicide bombers target the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing at least nine civilians, police say.
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India eases retail investment rules

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 2:20

India eases key rules on foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail in an attempt to attract investment from foreign firms and boost growth.
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VIDEO: Royal notice footman back in India

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 11:51

A former Buckingham Palace footman, who helped announce the birth of Prince George, has returned home to India after his visa expired.
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Protests over Indian Telangana state

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 10:18

Protests are being held in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a day after the announcement that it will be split to form a new state of Telangana.
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Sreesanth charged in fixing scandal

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 18:00

Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth is charged with 38 others in a spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the Indian Premier League.
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India coalition approves new state

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 16:16

India's ruling Congress-led coalition unanimously endorses the formation of a new state in the Telangana area of southern Andhra Pradesh state.
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What new Telangana state means for India

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 16:11

What the new state of Telangana means for India
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India panel approves Jet Etihad deal

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 3:13

India's foreign investment regulator approves a $379m (£248m) deal that will see Etihad Airways buy a 24% stake in Jet Airways.
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'Most typecast actor' Raj dies at 85

Monday, July 29th 2013, 13:27
related places: Mumbai

Indian actor Jagdish Raj, who was best known for playing a police detective in some 144 Bollywood films, dies in Mumbai aged 85.
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Ecclestone doubts 2014 Indian GP

Monday, July 29th 2013, 10:59

Bernie Ecclestone says "political" issues with the race mean he does not expect an Indian Grand Prix in 2014.
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India Gorkha strike disrupts life

Monday, July 29th 2013, 8:50

A 72-hour strike called by the main Gorkha ethnic group in India's West Bengal state brings life to a standstill in the tea-producing Darjeeling hills.
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India meeting to discuss rupee fall

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:57

India's PM Manmohan Singh meets industry leaders to discuss the sharp fall in the currency and measures to curb the current account deficit.
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Daughters win maharaja's $4bn assets

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 19:14

The daughters of a former Indian maharaja win a 21 year battle over more than $4bn (£2.6bn) in assets after a court rules his will was forged.
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VIDEO: Why car firms are investing in India

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 21:08

Car sales have fallen in India for the first time in a decade, but some of the world's top carmakers continue to invest in producing vehicles there.
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VIDEO: Rural India's job creation challenge

Friday, July 26th 2013, 23:10

Growth in India has fallen to its lowest level in a decade as the country's economic slowdown continues.
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Teachers boycott free school meals

Friday, July 26th 2013, 12:04

Tens of thousands of Indian teachers boycott free school lunches in protest at the arrest of a head of a school where 23 children died of poisoning.
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India man guilty of killing police

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 12:13
related places: Delhi

A court in India finds a young Muslim, Shahzad Ahmad, guilty of killing a police inspector in 2008 in a notorious "encounter" in Delhi's Batla House area.
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Deadly meal head teacher arrested

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 13:35

Indian police arrest the head teacher of a school where 23 children died after eating food contaminated with insecticide last week.
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Teachers to 'quit' free school meals

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 5:39
related places: Bihar

Teachers in India's Bihar state decide not to participate in the free school lunch scheme after 23 children died from eating a meal last week.
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In pictures: India's artificial zoo

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 0:37

Indian zoo where the only animals on show are artificial
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Joe Biden meets Indian PM Singh

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 12:42
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden holds talks with Indian PM Manmohan Singh during a four-day visit to India to boost diplomatic and economic ties.
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Six die in India building collapse

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 4:48
related places: At, Hyderabad

At least six people, including two children, die in a building collapse near the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
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Turkish ship with Indian crew freed

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 4:37
related countries: Gabon Gabon, Turkey Turkey
related places: Port Gentil

Pirates release a Turkish cargo ship with a crew of 24 Indians which they hijacked near Port Gentil off the coast of Gabon in West Africa last week.
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Indian builds a Taj Mahal for his wife

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 23:56

A 'poor' Indian man builds a Taj Mahal for his wife
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VIDEO: India jails six over Swiss tourist rape

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 7:51
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

An Indian court has sentenced six men to life in prison for the gang-rape of a Swiss tourist in March.
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Pesticide found in India fatal meals

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 16:52
related places: Bihar

Tests confirm high levels of pesticide in samples of the school meal blamed for the deaths of 23 children in the north-eastern India state of Bihar.
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India jails six over Swiss gang rape

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 14:54
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A court in India sentences six men to life imprisonment over the gang rape of a Swiss tourist who was attacked while camping earlier this year.
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Curfew and strike shut down Kashmir

Friday, July 19th 2013, 10:40

All major towns in Indian-administered Kashmir are under curfew, a day after security forces shot dead four protesters.
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In pictures: India's dying mime art

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 23:34

The dying art of mime in India
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UAE holds man over road attack video

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 17:11

Dubai police arrest a man for sharing online footage of a UAE citizen attacking an Indian driver using the rope from his traditional head dress.
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India's top court curbs acid sales

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 11:19

India's Supreme Court orders federal and state governments to regulate the sale of acid in an attempt to reduce attacks on women.
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