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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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Bidve killer jailed over murder

Friday, July 27th 2012, 12:20

The man who shot dead Indian student Anuj Bidve in a "motiveless" murder in Salford is jailed for life and told he will serve at least 30 years.
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Sixteen die in Kashmir bus crash

Friday, July 27th 2012, 4:42

Sixteen Hindu worshippers are killed as a truck carrying them falls into a gorge in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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Assam chief says violence easing

Friday, July 27th 2012, 4:07

The chief minister of India's Assam state insists violence there has lessened, as the death toll in fighting rises to 44.
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Bidve killer convicted of murder

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 16:54

A man is convicted of murdering Indian student Anuj Bidve in Greater Manchester.
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India violence death toll rises

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 11:50

The number of people killed in ethnic violence in India's Assam state has risen to at least 38 as troops try to quell the unrest, officials say.
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New India president takes oath

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 7:00

Pranab Mukherjee, a political veteran from the Congress Party, is sworn in as Indian president - a largely ceremonial position.
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Playboy 'not easy' - India model

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 16:48

Bollywood starlet Sherlyn Chopra, who will be the first Indian to appear nude in Playboy, tells the BBC it was "not easy" to pose for the magazine.
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Oprah attacked for India special

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 16:32

Oprah Winfrey is branded "ignorant" by India's media after the broadcast of a two-part TV special about her trip to the country.
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India in tiger zone tourism ban

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 10:44

India's Supreme Court bans tourism in "core zones" of more than 40 government-run tiger reserves.
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'Shoot on sight' orders in Assam

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 6:06

Security forces in India's Assam state are given "shoot on sight" orders amid violence that has killed at least 21 people.
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Thousands flee rioting in Assam

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 9:43

Tens of thousands of villagers flee their homes in the Indian state of Assam following clashes over the weekend that killed at least 17 people, police say.
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Mukherjee wins Indian presidency

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 11:58

Pranab Mukherjee, a political veteran from the Congress Party, wins the election for the Indian presidency, a largely ceremonial position.
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India magazine makes Obama taunt

Friday, July 20th 2012, 8:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Time, Outlook

India's Outlook magazine dubs US President Barack Obama "the underachiever" on its latest cover, two weeks after US-based Time magazine did the same to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
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India tops Australia migrant list

Friday, July 20th 2012, 7:58
related countries: Australia Australia

India has become Australia's largest source of permanent migrants for the first time, with six other Asian nations in the top 10, a report says.
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The dangers of the mob in India

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 17:40

Why India needs more than headline-grabbing histrionics
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India arrests after factory riot

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 14:12
related places: At, Delhi

At least 90 people are arrested after one person dies in violent clashes between workers and managers at a Maruti car plant near the Indian capital, Delhi.
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VIDEO: Arrests after car factory riot

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 11:52
related places: At, Delhi

At least 80 people have been arrested after violent clashes between workers and managers at a Maruti Suzuki factory near the Indian capital, Delhi.
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India voting for new president

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 10:59

Voting is under way in India to elect a new president, with Pranab Mukherjee widely tipped to win the poll.
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Fans pay last respects to Khanna

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 10:51
related places: Khanna, Mumbai

Relatives and thousands of fans say farewell to India's "first superstar" Rajesh Khanna, who has been cremated a day after he died at the age of 69.
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VIDEO: Millions displaced after floods in India

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 0:06

Floods in north-eastern Indian state of Assam have displaced nearly two million people, many of whom blame the government for failing to strengthen embankments.
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Poor Indian pupils 'humiliated'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 16:46

A school in India is accused of discriminating against poor children by cutting off tufts of their hair to mark them out from other students.
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Stranded Indians to leave Bahrain

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 14:57
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

About 100 Indian workers stranded in Bahrain for six years are able to return home after a deal is reached between the Indian embassy and their former employer.
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VIDEO: 1940s drinking law 'out of step'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 4:00
related places: But, Mumbai

Mumbai has made a name for itself as India's entertainment capital. But the city's police have been cracking down on clubs and bars. They say they're just dealing with trouble-makers.
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India in 'womb removals' inquiry

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 15:15

The Indian state of Chhattisgarh investigates reports that thousands of women had unnecessary hysterectomies so hospitals could make insurance claims.
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Shot fishermen deny US warnings

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 13:54
related countries: United States United States

Indian fishermen injured when their boat was shot at by a US Navy ship near Dubai say they received no warnings before they came under fire.
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India presses US over UAE death

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 12:57
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United States United States

India seeks answers after a US navy vessel kills one of its fishermen off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Doctors suspended for 'sex tests'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 9:19

Medical authorities in India's Rajasthan state suspend 12 doctors for allegedly carrying out pre-natal sex determination tests
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Pakistan cricketers to tour India

Monday, July 16th 2012, 11:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India and Pakistan look set to resume bilateral cricketing ties after a gap of several years, with plans for Pakistani cricketers to tour India.
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Indian inflation slows in June

Monday, July 16th 2012, 8:40

India's wholesale prices rose at a slower-than-expected 7.25% in June, according to official government data, due largely to falling oil prices.
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'Indian summer' for UK economy

Monday, July 16th 2012, 6:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK economy should see a return to growth in the coming months after a poor first half of the year, says a leading forecaster.
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Kingfisher says flights to resume

Monday, July 16th 2012, 1:49

India's Kingfisher Airlines says all its flights will operate as scheduled, after about 40 flights were cancelled because of work stoppages.
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India indecent assault arrests

Friday, July 13th 2012, 10:58
related places: At

At least four people are arrested after a group of men indecently assaulted a teenage girl on a busy road in India's Assam state.
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India village 'bans love matches'

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:09

A village in India's Uttar Pradesh state bans love marriages amid a series of restrictions on women, reports say.
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Nepal trafficker gets 170 years

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 14:37
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A district court in Nepal hands down a 170 year jail term to a man convicted of trafficking teenage girls to work as prostitutes in India.
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Wrestler-actor Dara Singh dead

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 7:02
related places: Mumbai

Indian wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh dies aged 83 in Mumbai following a long illness, his doctors say.
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50 English words from India

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 23:36

Thirty words English got from India
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VIDEO: Indian athlete released from jail

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 22:09

Indian athlete, Pinki Pramanik, arrested on charges of rape and claims that she is actually male, has left jail a day after she was granted bail
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Missing India actress feared dead

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 12:39

Indian police suspect that Bollywood's Laila Khan and several family members have been murdered after human remains were found.
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Indian police 'killed tribals'

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 12:28

Rights activists in India say 17 people killed by paramilitary police in Chhattisgarh state last month were local tribespeople and not Maoist rebels.
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Indian athlete released from jail

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 12:02

Pinki Pramanik, a female Indian athlete arrested on charges of rape and claims that she is actually male, leaves jail a day after she is granted bail.
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VIDEO: Gandhi's South African home

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 15:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Following the purchase of letters between Mahatma Gandhi and his friend Hermann Kallenbach by the Indian government, we take a look around the South African house the two men shared between 1908 and 1910.
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Bail for athlete Pinki Pramanik

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 8:56

Pinki Pramanik, a female athlete arrested on charges of rape and claims that she is actually male, is granted bail by an Indian court.
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Gandhi letters 'not for auction'

Monday, July 9th 2012, 14:52

Thousands of documents relating to Mahatma Gandhi, will not be auctioned on Tuesday, confirms Sotheby's auction house, with reports that the Indian government has bought the collection.
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India arrest for urine punishment

Monday, July 9th 2012, 8:19

Police in India arrest the warden of a school hostel who allegedly forced a student to drink her own urine as punishment for bed-wetting.
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Wild animals 'perished in floods'

Monday, July 9th 2012, 4:48

At least 559 wild animals in the Kaziranga national park, including endangered rhinos, perished in floods that hit the Indian state of Assam, officials say.
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Singh pledge over India business

Friday, July 6th 2012, 4:30

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says his government will work towards making India a "more business friendly place".
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Pakistan offers Mumbai probe help

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 7:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan offers to help India investigate a key figure allegedly involved in the planning of the deadly Mumbai attacks of 2008.
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Many animals die in India floods

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 4:25
related places: Kaziranga

Hundred of animals are found dead in the Kaziranga national park in north-east Indian state of Assam, which has been hit by severe floods.
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S Asia rivals hold peace talks

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 6:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

Senior Indian and Pakistani diplomats are holding talks in Delhi to bolster a fragile peace process.
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Meeting India's angry spy

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 0:22

How things went horribly wrong for an Indian spy
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VIDEO: Bollywood star on new show

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 23:13

Indian superstar on how talk show can change the world
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VIDEO: Many die after flooding in India

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 18:54

Indian officials say floods and landslides in the north eastern state of Assam have killed at least 77 people.
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Indian gang held over ATM trick

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 15:43

A gang which used a novel trick to make cash machines think no money had been taken is arrested in India.
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India to launch monsoon 'mission'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 8:06

India is launching a $75m (£48m) scheme using computer models to understand the south-west monsoon and forecast the rains more accurately.
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Heritage status for India hills

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 6:39

The UN's cultural agency, Unesco, votes to add the Western Ghats of India to the list of World Heritage Sites.
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VIDEO: India's tablet technology problems

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 10:36

The Indian government has launched the latest version of its Aakash device, which it hopes will be used by millions of school children across the country.
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Live worm found in patient's eye

Friday, June 29th 2012, 14:22
related places: Mumbai

Doctors in the Indian city of Mumbai extract a 12.5cm-long live worm from a patient's eye, saying he is lucky it did not end up in his brain.
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India police kill '17 Maoists'

Friday, June 29th 2012, 5:59

Police in India say they have killed 17 Maoist rebels in an overnight clash in the central state of Chhattisgarh.
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Many thousands flee Assam floods

Friday, June 29th 2012, 4:15

Almost one million people are forced to leave their homes by floods in India as torrential rains lash the north-eastern state of Assam.
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India spy returns from Pakistan

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 12:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian citizen Surjeet Singh returns after more than 30 years in a Pakistani jail, and admits to spying for his country.
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Police crackdown on Mumbai bars

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 23:10
related places: Mumbai

Mumbai protests over Indian police raids on bars
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India renews free Sarabjit appeal

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 8:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India welcomes Pakistan's decision to release Surjeet Singh and makes a fresh appeal for the release of death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh.
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Coca-Cola makes $5bn India move

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 6:25

Coca-Cola says the firm and its bottling partners will invest $5bn (£3.2bn) in India in a bid to increase its market share.
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Indian finance minister resigns

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 12:45

Pranab Mukherjee resigns as India's finance minister to run for president as the ruling Congress-led alliance candidate.
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Mumbai attacks 'planner' quizzed

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 4:08
related places: Mumbai

Indian security officials are questioning a key figure allegedly involved in the planning of the deadly Mumbai attacks of 2008.
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Trafficked women describe trauma

Monday, June 25th 2012, 17:12
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A group of Bangladeshi women who were illegally taken into India three years ago have described their ordeal at the hands of human traffickers.
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Clashes over Kashmir shrine fire

Monday, June 25th 2012, 14:28
related places: Srinagar

Clashes follow a major fire at a 200-year-old revered Sufi shrine in Srinagar city in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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India unveils plan to boost rupee

Monday, June 25th 2012, 10:59
related countries: United States United States

India announces a number of measures to prop up the rupee, which has been falling against the US dollar.
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Mumbai attacks 'planner' arrested

Monday, June 25th 2012, 8:02
related places: Delhi, Mumbai

A key figure allegedly involved in planning the deadly Mumbai attacks of November 2008 is arrested, police in the Indian capital, Delhi, say.
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Outrage over Indian well death

Monday, June 25th 2012, 6:42
related places: Haryana

There is outrage in India over the death of a little girl who fell into an uncovered 70-foot (21-metre) well in the state of Haryana.
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Audio slideshow: India's water crisis

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 14:02

India plans new policies to deal with water shortage
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India unblocks file-sharing sites

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 11:22

Web users in India are once again able to access video and file-sharing sites, including The Pirate Bay.
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'Suicide high in young Indians'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 7:41

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people in India, says a new study published in the medical journal, Lancet.
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India cement firms in $1.1bn fine

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 7:12

India's competition watchdog fines 11 cement companies, including ACC and Ambuja Cements, for manipulating supplies and price fixing.
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India government building on fire

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 15:06
related places: Mumbai

Dozens of people are evacuated from state government headquarters in the Indian city of Mumbai after fire sweeps through the building.
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VIDEO: US kite drama returns to Indian roots

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 6:09
related countries: United States United States

Two American filmmakers of Indian origin make a family drama set amid the sights and sounds of Ahmedabad's kite festival.
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VIDEO: Unrest at India's water shortage

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 2:10
related places: Delhi

The Indian capital, Delhi, is reeling under a severe water shortage, raising fears of widespread unrest.
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In pictures: India's tattoo convention

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 23:35
related places: Mumbai

Tattoo artists from around the world gather in Mumbai
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The soaring arias from India

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 0:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Indian who sang in London's Diamond Jubilee pageant
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VIDEO: Cambodian hair making waves

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 16:56
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, China China

The market in hair extensions is mainly dominated by India and China, but now Cambodian products are also becoming increasingly popular.
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French envoy held on abuse charge

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 4:49
related countries: France France
related places: Bangalore

A French official accused of sexually abusing his daughter is arrested in the Indian city of Bangalore.
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Fitch downgrades India's outlook

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 3:33

Ratings agency Fitch cuts its outlook for the Indian economy to 'negative' saying the country's growth faces "heightened risks".
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Kashmir police 'in militant role'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 16:12
related places: At

At least three policemen are arrested in Indian-administered Kashmir over their alleged roles in recent militant activities, police say.
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India keeps interest rate on hold

Monday, June 18th 2012, 6:52

India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), leaves its key interest rate unchanged at 8% in a surprise move.
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VIDEO: Anger over food waste in India

Monday, June 18th 2012, 3:00

Inadequate food storage is causing a huge problem of food wastage in parts of India.
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