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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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VIDEO: India PM's historic visit to Burma

Monday, May 28th 2012, 3:49
related countries: Burma Burma

India's Prime Minister is making the first official visit to Burma by an Indian premier since 1987.
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A border caught up in a time warp

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 23:05

The sleepy frontier community on the India-Burma border
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Second body found in Indian river

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 12:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A second body is found by police investigating the disappearance of two British men who went missing during a canoeing trip in India.
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From child bride to multi-millionaire

Friday, May 25th 2012, 0:50

Indian woman's journey from child bride to multi-millionaire
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Strike over petrol price increase

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 6:18

India's main opposition parties announce a nationwide strike on 31 May to protest against a sharp increase in petrol prices.
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Maharashtra 'to shoot poachers'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 18:13

Forest guards in India's Maharashtra state have been told to shoot poachers on sight to curb attacks on tigers, government officials say.
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Indian films make mark in Cannes

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 9:41

The director of one of several Indian films at the Cannes film festival says he hopes to change the country's reputation as "a joke" at the event.
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Indian youth brand Happily Unmarried

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 9:23

How two entrepreneurs created a design brand for young Indians
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India rupee falls to historic low

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 6:22

The Indian rupee continues its downward slide of the past few days and hits an all-time low against the dollar.
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How can 1.2bn people be identified?

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 2:58

India's ultra-modern plan to ID a billion people
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VIDEO: India invests in hi-tech identification

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 2:56

Marc Cieslak reports on why it is hoped that technology in India will make it more difficult to take money away from the people who really need it.
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Deadly train crash in south India

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 9:52

A passenger express train collides with a goods train in India's Andhra Pradesh state, killing at least 24 people.
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VIDEO: How to water a farm with a phone

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 7:34

Spencer Kelly reports on how farmers in India are using mobile phone technology to help ease their workload.
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VIDEO: The low-cost tablets battling Apple

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 9:03

LJ Rich takes a look at the low-cost tablets battling Apple's dominance in India.
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India charges prompt Italy row

Friday, May 18th 2012, 16:24
related countries: Italy Italy

Indian police charge two Italian marines with the murder of two Indian fishermen, prompting Italy to recall its ambassador.
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India 'assault' cricketer charged

Friday, May 18th 2012, 15:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach is granted bail after being charged with molesting a woman and assaulting her fiance at a hotel in India's capital.
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Why chess is booming in India

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 23:25

Could India become a chess superpower?
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Bollywood actor defends 'scuffle'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 11:59
related places: Mumbai

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan defends his actions after angry exchanges and scuffles with staff at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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US sanctions Dawood India aides

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 4:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mumbai

The US places sanctions on Chhota Shakeel and Ibrahim 'Tiger' Memon - top Indian aides of former Mumbai underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
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India ex-telecoms minister bailed

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 17:34

A court in India grants bail to former Telecoms Minister Andimuthu Raja after 15 months in jail.
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IPL suspends 'corrupt' players

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 16:09

India's cricket authorities suspend five IPL players who are being investigated for corruption after a sting by undercover TV reporters.
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Bharti Airtel faces investigation

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 11:36

Telecoms giant Bharti Airtel is being investigated for money laundering and violations of foreign exchange rules by Indian authorities, a minister says.
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VIDEO: India rocks to new protest bands

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 1:03

A new breed of musicians playing rock and reggae with highly topical lyrics are doing their best to keep social and political issues in the spotlight in India.
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Fast rise in India inflation rate

Monday, May 14th 2012, 8:02

India's inflation rises more than expected to 7.2% in April, driven by higher prices of food, fuel and manufactured items.
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US teen cleared of killing mother

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 8:18
related countries: United States United States

An Indian appeals court overturns the conviction of a US teenager who had been accused of murdering his mother at an resort in 2010.
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The baby who was 'buried alive'

Friday, May 11th 2012, 14:29

The alleged attempt on a baby's life shocks India
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Gujarat MP 'provoked murderers'

Friday, May 11th 2012, 10:39

A controversial report into a 2002 Gujarat riots case says that a murdered Muslim Indian politician may have "provoked" a "violent mob".
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Indians held for live baby burial

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 9:18

Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh arrest the father and uncle of a two-month-old girl for allegedly trying to bury her alive.
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Policeman in honour killing row

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 14:42

The authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh state order an inquiry into reports that a senior police officer made comments in support of honour killings.
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India court suspends cheetah plan

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 4:08

India's Supreme Court directs the government to suspend a move to reintroduce the cheetah, eradicated by hunting nearly a century ago.
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The secret to writing a bestseller in India

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 23:32

How does an author strike it rich in India?
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VIDEO: Slides show life in colonial India

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 9:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A collection of slides depicting colonial life in India has been found in a shoe box in one of Scotland's national collections.
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Indian court cuts Hajj subsidy

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 8:48
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

India's Supreme Court orders the government to eliminate its subsidy for Muslim pilgrims going on the Hajj to Saudi Arabia.
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Clinton pushes Pakistan on terror

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 8:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls on Pakistan to do more to crack down on militancy, at the close of a two-day trip to India.
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Rupee up as India delays tax rule

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 3:42

The Indian rupee strengthens after the government says that it will delay proposed laws targeting tax avoidance by one year.
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Indian court backs sex change op

Monday, May 7th 2012, 12:56

The Mumbai High Court says there is no legal obstacle to a young Indian man having a sex change operation, despite opposition from his parents.
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Clinton presses India on Iran oil

Monday, May 7th 2012, 10:56
related countries: United States United States

On a visit to India, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges the country to buy less oil from Iran, saying other supplies are available.
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Bees attack India paramilitaries

Monday, May 7th 2012, 7:01

Bees swarm Indian paramilitary troops deployed on a counter-insurgency operation against Maoist rebels in dense forest, badly stinging at least 19.
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Why have India's airlines hit turbulence?

Friday, May 4th 2012, 13:00

Why have India's airlines hit turbulence?
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Nine convicted for Gujarat riots

Friday, May 4th 2012, 8:18

A court in India convicts nine people accused of burning three people to death in their home during the religious riots in Gujarat in 2002.
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Condom 'not grounds for divorce'

Friday, May 4th 2012, 7:20
related places: Mumbai

The High Court in Mumbai, India, rules that a wife's refusal to have sex without a condom is not grounds for divorce.
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Buddhist document to be released

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 8:31

A rare Buddhist manuscript, discovered by cattle grazers in 1931, is set to be released in a book form in India on Thursday.
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India soldier killed in Kashmir

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 6:57
related places: Delhi

A soldier is killed in Indian-administered Kashmir during an operation to hunt militants suspected of involvement in last year's deadly bombing of the high court in Delhi.
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Gandhi visits ferry survivors

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 17:04

India's ruling Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi visits the site of the Assam ferry disaster as the death toll rises to 108.
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India allows Italy ship to leave

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 8:56
related countries: Italy Italy

India's Supreme Court allows an Italian tanker detained since two Italian marines on board killed two Indian fishermen to leave the country.
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Search for India ferry survivors

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 15:27

Divers and rescue workers are looking for survivors on the Brahmaputra river in India's Assam state, where a ferry capsized, killing at least 103 people.
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VIDEO: Ferry rescuers 'working in dark'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 9:18

Divers and rescue workers are looking for survivors on the Brahmaputra river in India's Assam state where a ferry capsized, killing at least 103 people.
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Five things wrong with India's economy

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 4:30

Five things that are wrong with India's economy
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India ferry sinking 'kills 103'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 19:34

A ferry in north-eastern India's Assam state capsizes in bad weather, killing at least 103 passengers, police say.
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'Irregularities' found by Adidas

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:29

Sportswear giant Adidas says that "commercial irregularities" at its Reebok unit in India could cost the firm up to 125m euros ($165m, £101m).
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India lightning kills nine people

Monday, April 30th 2012, 3:59

Nine people are dead and 15 others are injured as lightning strikes a temple in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, police say.
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VIDEO: Powerful regions threaten India reforms

Monday, April 30th 2012, 2:25

Without a majority, the Congress party in India has to rely on a number of small regional party leaders who are growing in stature and influence.
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India reforms under threat from powerful regions

Monday, April 30th 2012, 0:24

India's regional politicians flex their muscles
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VIDEO: The real-life Robinson Crusoe

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 5:46
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Seychelles Seychelles

An 86-year-old Yorkshire man, Brendon Grimshaw may have lived alone for many years on the tiny island paradise of Moyenne in the Seychelles in the middle of the Indian Ocean since he bought it in 1962 for £8000, but he is rarely lonely.
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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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