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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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India's former BJP leader jailed

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 15:43

A court in India sentences Bangaru Laxman, former chief of the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, to 4 years in jail for taking bribes.
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Trade fair in Zimbabwe boycotted

Friday, April 27th 2012, 12:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

India and Russia boycott a major international trade fair in Zimbabwe in protest against the country's policy of taking control of foreign companies.
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Sachin in parliament 'nomination'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 15:21

Top Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is recommended by the prime minister for a seat in India's upper house of parliament.
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India girl ends child 'marriage'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 17:32

A young woman has her child "marriage" legally annulled in northern Rajasthan state, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in India.
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'No evidence' Gandhi took bribe

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 12:50
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A former head of Swedish police says there is no evidence that late Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi took a bribe in an arms scandal that helped end his term as PM.
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Warning to India on credit rating

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 9:34

Ratings agency Standard and Poor's warns that India's worsening deficits and diminishing growth prospects could lead to a downgrade of its economy.
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Pakistan tests ballistic missile

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 9:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan test fires a nuclear-capable ballistic missile, military officials say, less than a week after India also test-launched a long-range missile.
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More time for India telecoms sale

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 16:53

India's Supreme Court gives the government more time to auction telecoms licences that were cancelled in the country's biggest corruption scandal.
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Italy deal over Indian fishermen

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 15:29
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy agrees to pay compensation to the families of two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines who allegedly mistook them for pirates.
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Norway row children back in India

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 4:47
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Delhi

Two Indian children at the centre of a foster care dispute in Norway arrive in Delhi, after being handed over to their uncle.
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Tata's IT consultancy makes $10bn

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:51

Indian IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) crosses $10bn (£6.2bn) in annual revenues for the first time.
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'Right to Pee' campaign in India

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:24
related places: Mumbai

Activists in the Indian city of Mumbai launch a campaign to demand free public toilet facilities for women.
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India becomes top spamming nation

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 11:19

India has become the top spam spewing nation on the planet in about 12 months, suggests a report by a computer security firm.
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India state evicts French group

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 10:08
related countries: France France
related places: Bihar

Nine French tourists are ejected from the Indian state of Bihar for alleged involvement in Maoist activities, police officials say.
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India Maoist rebels set deadline

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 6:54

Maoist rebels in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh demand the release of cadres and withdrawal of security forces in exchange for freeing a senior official.
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Cheerleading goes native in India

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 0:23

Cheerleading goes native at Indian cricket matches
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Profits at India's Reliance fall

Friday, April 20th 2012, 14:30

Reliance Industries, India's largest private company, reports a second consecutive quarter of falling profits.
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India media hails missile launch

Friday, April 20th 2012, 4:04

Thursday's successful launch of a long-range ballistic missile has propelled India into an "elite group" of nations,. media say.
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Pietersen hits first Twenty20 ton

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 16:27

Kevin Pietersen scores his first Twenty20 century to lead the Delhi Daredevils to victory over the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.
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India launches long-range missile

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 11:19

India says it has successfully launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile, able to carry a nuclear warhead as far as China.
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Why Indian boxers could shine at Olympics

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 0:07

Why India's boxers could shine at Olympics
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Pakistan urges glacier pull-out

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 21:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's army chief says his and India's troops should leave a contested glacier in Kashmir, where a recent avalanche killed scores of troops.
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India postpones missile test-fire

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:08

India postpones the test launch of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads deep into China.
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India climbdown may help China border dispute

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 15:14
related countries: China China

India may be willing to give ground in its China border dispute
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Vodafone threat in India tax row

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 14:50

Vodafone threatens to take India to international arbitration over proposed retrospective tax legislation.
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Emerging markets boost Coca-Cola

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 13:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Cola

Coca-Cola reports a 6% rise in quarterly sales thanks to strong growth in the key emerging markets of India, China and Brazil.
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Clashes mar Indian beef festival

Monday, April 16th 2012, 13:56

Violence breaks out at a beef-eating festival at a university in southern India between rival sets of Hindu students, police say.
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Tata makes £800m steel investment

Monday, April 16th 2012, 11:01

The Indian steel giant Tata is set to spend £800m at its Welsh plants over the next five years, with the first minister calling it a "tremendous vote of confidence".
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Little change in Indian inflation

Monday, April 16th 2012, 7:29

India's inflation rate was little-changed in March, making a decision on interest rate cuts more complicated for the central bank.
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'Many trapped' in India collapse

Monday, April 16th 2012, 4:50
related places: Jalandhar

Several people are feared trapped under the debris of a blanket factory which collapsed in the Indian city of Jalandhar late on Sunday night.
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In pictures: India rocks!

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 23:03

Photographer Shiv Ahuja documents the music scene
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Rivals open new border trade post

Friday, April 13th 2012, 15:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Trade between India and Pakistan is expected to rise substantially with the opening of a new checkpost at the Wagah border crossing, amid a series of peace moves.
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India anger at actor's detention

Friday, April 13th 2012, 14:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: White Plains

India reacts angrily to the detention of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan by US authorities for 90 minutes at White Plains airport.
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Why is the Indian Premier League floundering?

Friday, April 13th 2012, 8:30

Is the Indian Premier League suffering from fan fatigue?
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India challenges US steel duties

Friday, April 13th 2012, 4:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

India takes the US to the World Trade Organization over import duties levied by Washington on Indian steel products.
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Italian hostage released in India

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 12:52
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco is freed by Maoist rebels in India after nearly a month in captivity.
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Plan approved to save Air India

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 12:38

The Indian government approves a debt restructuring plan to save Air India, the country's national airline.
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India rioters sentenced to life

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 9:39

A court in India sentences 18 people to life in prison for killing 23 Muslims during religious riots in Gujarat state in 2002.
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India launches army bribe probe

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 4:41

India's federal detectives begin an investigation into a complaint lodged by army chief Gen VK Singh that he was offered a bribe of $2.7m (£1.7m) by a defence equipment lobbyist.
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VIDEO: Aceh quakes trigger tsunami alert

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 13:05
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Indonesia Indonesia

An Indian Ocean tsunami alert is in place after two huge quakes off the coast of Indonesia's Aceh province.
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Football looks for Indian toehold

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 23:00

Football looks to topple cricket in India
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India Chief Minister Modi cleared

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 17:24

A court in India says investigators have found no evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with a riots case in 2002.
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India says no ammunition shortage

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 7:33

India's Defence Minister AK Antony dismisses as "rumours" reports that there is a severe shortage of tank ammunition in the country.
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India says no ammunition shortage

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 7:33

India's Defence Minister AK Antony dismisses as "rumours" reports that there is a severe shortage of tank ammunition in the country.
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India and Qatar in fuel agreement

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 5:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Qatar Qatar

India and Qatar sign a pact to increase cooperation in oil and gas exploration amid pressure over its energy ties to Iran.
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Court finds India rioters guilty

Monday, April 9th 2012, 7:55

A court in India finds 23 people guilty of killing Muslims in religious riots in Gujarat state 10 years ago.
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Yuvraj back after cancer therapy

Monday, April 9th 2012, 6:10
related countries: United States United States

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who underwent treatment for cancer in the United States, returns home to India after three months.
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India rebel negotiations stalled

Monday, April 9th 2012, 3:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Negotiations between officials in India's Orissa state and Maoist rebels over the release of an abducted Italian tourist are deadlocked.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's president meets Indian PM

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 19:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, has been meeting the Indian prime minister in Delhi.
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Pakistani and Indian leaders meet

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 14:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan holds "friendly" talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a rare visit to India.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's Zardari visits India

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 11:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, has met the Indian prime minister in the first visit by a Pakistani head of state to India in seven years.
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Pietersen defends IPL decision

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 9:40

Kevin Pietersen says playing in the Indian Premier League will help improve his batting technique on the sub-continent.
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Zardari visit signals slow progress in India-Pakistan ties

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 16:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Despite deep rivalry, India and Pakistan inch closer together
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Valuable lessons learnt - Strauss

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss says England's win over Sri Lanka shows they have learnt "valuable lessons" to take into their India tour.
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Why are India's army and government at loggerheads?

Friday, April 6th 2012, 11:19

What's driving the row between India's army and government?
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Indian police and Maoists clash

Friday, April 6th 2012, 6:57

Security forces and Maoist rebels in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand clash, with one soldier killed and police saying six militants killed.
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US welcomes Zardari Indian trip

Friday, April 6th 2012, 5:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Sunday

The US welcomes Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India on Sunday, calling it "very constructive".
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Troop movement report 'stupid'

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 10:21

India's army chief General VK Singh says a report that two key army units were moved towards the capital in January without informing the government is "absolutely stupid".
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India court rejects telecoms plea

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 4:09

India's Supreme Court rejects appeals by telecommunications companies to reconsider a judgement cancelling 122 licences.
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India state to free Maoist rebels

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 3:56
related countries: Italy Italy

The government of the eastern Indian state of Orissa offers to free 27 Maoists and their supporters in exchange for the release of a state legislator and an Italian tourist.
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Sub brings India wider horizons

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 13:51

India's new nuclear sub is a sign of its growing clout
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Russian-made sub joins India navy

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 10:45

India formally commissions a Russian-built nuclear-powered submarine into its navy, joining an elite group of nations with such a weapon.
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India says coup report baseless

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 8:23
related places: Delhi

Indian officials reject as baseless a newspaper report that the unannounced movement of two key army units towards Delhi in January sparked fears of a coup.
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VIDEO: US bounty for Pakistan hardliner

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 22:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Lashkar

The US has offered a $10m (£6.2m) bounty for Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India.
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Kingfisher strike call withdrawn

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 9:48

Workers at India's Kingfisher Airlines call off a strike after an assurance from the management that their dues will be paid by 10 April.
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India couple 'reject' baby girl

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 17:03

A newborn Indian girl is left unwanted as her presumed parents seek custody of a baby boy handed to them by mistake, officials say.
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Global firms 'may rethink India'

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 8:01

Seven international trade groups, representing some 250,000 firms, say they may reconsider doing business in India over new tax proposals.
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Zardari to meet Singh for lunch

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 4:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari is to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over lunch in the Indian capital, Delhi, on 8 April, his office announces.
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Pakistan's Zardari to visit India

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 16:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is to travel to India later this month, as tensions continue to ease between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
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India blocks steel plant licence

Friday, March 30th 2012, 10:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An Indian tribunal suspends the environmental licence given to the South Korean company Posco for building a steel plant in the state of Orissa.
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Locked-in teenage servant rescued

Friday, March 30th 2012, 7:33
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A teenage domestic servant in the Indian capital is rescued after her employers locked her in and went on holiday to Thailand, police say.
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Norway to release Indian children

Friday, March 30th 2012, 4:27
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A child welfare agency in Norway says it will hand over two Indian children taken into foster care 10 months ago to their uncle.
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Brics agrees to explore bank plan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 11:50
related countries: China China

The main emerging economies meet in the Indian capital, Delhi, to look at ways of strengthening their position against Europe and the United States.
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Vettel is cry baby - Karthikeyan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 11:47
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

HRT's Narain Karthikeyan describes Sebastian Vettel as a "cry baby" for criticising the Indian after the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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India army chief denounces leak

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 7:26

India's army chief General VK Singh says the leak of his controversial letter on defence supplies to the prime minister amounted to "high treason".
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Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Russia Russia, South Africa South Africa
related places: Delhi

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting in Delhi to discuss ways to strengthen their trade links.
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Sikh radical's execution on hold

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 18:24

India puts on hold the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, who is on death row for his role in the 1995 murder of Punjab's then Chief Minister Beant Singh.
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Delhi court drops Maoist charges

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 12:15
related places: Delhi

A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, drops anti-terror charges against Kobad Ghandy, a top Maoist leader, but charges him with forgery and impersonation.
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India army equipment 'obsolete'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 9:20

Much of India's defence equipment is "obsolete" and the forces are "woefully short" of weapons, army chief General VK Singh says.
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Tibetan in self-immolation dies

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:45
related countries: China China
related places: Delhi

A Tibetan activist who set himself alight at a protest in the Indian capital, Delhi, ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit dies.
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Australia coy on US spy base plan

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:30
related countries: Australia Australia, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United States United States

Australia plays down a report it plans to allow a US air base on islands in the Indian Ocean, calling such a move "down the track".
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India to reconsider new gold tax

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 4:46

The Indian government says it will review a new tax on unbranded gold jewellery after 11 days of protests by shop owners.
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India bomb blast kills 15 police

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 15:26

A landmine triggered by suspected Maoist rebels in the western Indian state of Maharashtra kills at least 15 police, officials say.
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Tibetan self-immolation in Delhi

Monday, March 26th 2012, 9:19
related countries: China China
related places: Delhi

A Tibetan activist sets himself alight during a protest in the Indian capital, Delhi, against an forthcoming visit by China's President Hu Jintao.
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India to probe 'army bribe offer'

Monday, March 26th 2012, 7:00

India's defence minister orders an investigation into an allegation by the head of the army that he was offered a bribe of $2.7m by an industry lobbyist.
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India activist in protest warning

Monday, March 26th 2012, 4:18

Leading Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare says he will launch a protest in August if the government did not investigate "allegations of corruption" against 14 ministers.
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Italian hostage released in India

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 15:39
related countries: Italy Italy

Claudio Colangelo, one of two Italians taken hostage by Maoist rebels in India almost two weeks ago, is released.
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Indian waits 68 years for award

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 15:11

Dinanath Malhotra, owner of the popular Indian publishing house Hind Pocket Books, receives his university award - six decades after winning it - because of partition.
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