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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 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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India boycotts EU carbon charge

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 8:30

Indian airlines will not comply with the European Union's (EU) carbon charging scheme, according to civil aviation minister Ajit Singh.
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India PM pledges corruption bill

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 8:09

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets leaders of political parties seeking a consensus on the stalled anti-corruption bill.
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India swine flu outbreak kills 12

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 6:44

An outbreak of swine flu across several Indian states has killed 12 people and infected dozens of others, the health ministry says.
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Kashmir car explosion kills one

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 13:58
related places: At, Srinagar

At least one person has been killed and 25 others critically wounded in a blast south of Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.
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Outrage over India coal scandal

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 11:42

There is outrage in India's parliament after a draft report by government auditors estimated the country lost $210bn by selling coalfields too cheaply.
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Norway 'not to release' children

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 5:42
related countries: Norway Norway

Norwegian social services say they cannot hand over two Indian children taken into foster care to their uncle because of reports of family "conflicts".
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India market gutted in huge fire

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 4:05
related places: Calcutta

A massive fire sweeps through one of the oldest markets in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta, destroying the majority of the shops.
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Who are the poor in India?

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 16:03

How many people are classified as really being poor?
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VIDEO: India: The Digital Divide

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 14:49

Young people in rural India receive their first computer
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India backs out of custody row

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 10:28
related countries: Norway Norway

India's junior foreign minister says efforts to bring back two Indian children placed in foster care in Norway have been put on hold.
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Russia court dismisses Hindu ban

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 5:18
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian court dismisses an appeal to ban an edition of the Hindu holy book Bhagvad Gita, in a case that triggered protests in India.
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Indian rebels deadline extended

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 4:08
related countries: Italy Italy

Maoist rebels in eastern India extend to late Wednesday a deadline for their demands to be met for the release of two Italian hostages.
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Kingfisher halts overseas routes

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 2:04

Kingfisher, the cash-strapped Indian airline, suspends all international operations and cuts down on local routes, as it seeks funding.
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VIDEO: 'Sharp drop' in India poverty

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 17:10

New government statistics show that levels of poverty in India have dropped sharply.
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Nissan brings back Datsun brand

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 11:15
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Nissan will revive Datsun as a low-cost car brand that will be sold in Indonesia, Russia and India from 2014.
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VIDEO: Global challenge of jobs market

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 10:24

With rising unemployment in the labour market, BBC Scotland looks at the challenge from India in the global competition for jobs.
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Indian train collision kills 15

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 8:13

At least 15 people die after a train hits a vehicle carrying passengers at a level crossing in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials say.
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'Sharp drop' in India poverty

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 5:31

Poverty in India has dropped sharply thanks to increased spending on rural welfare programmes, the country's Planning Commission says.
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India spurs world arms trade jump

Monday, March 19th 2012, 16:05
related countries: Sweden Sweden

India's weapons spending is behind a 24% jump in the global arms trade in the last five years, says a think tank based in Sweden.
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India may back UN Sri Lanka vote

Monday, March 19th 2012, 12:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says India is "inclined" to support a UN Human Rights Council resolution on alleged Sri Lankan war crimes.
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Becoming an abuse statistic in patriarchal India

Monday, March 19th 2012, 7:42

Indian journalist tells of attack while bystanders watched
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Yuvraj Singh cancer therapy over

Monday, March 19th 2012, 7:34
related countries: United States United States

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh says he has completed his cancer treatment in the US and "can’t wait to return home".
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India railway minister resigns

Monday, March 19th 2012, 3:28

India's Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi resigns after his party protested against his decision to increase passenger fares.
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Indian Maoists 'kidnap Italians'

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 12:37

Indian Maoists kidnap two Italians in eastern Orissa state, the first time Westerners have been abducted there, and demand the release of leaders.
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Azarenka lines up Sharapova final

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 10:58
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Azarenka stretches her 2012 winning run to 22 matches to set up a final with Maria Sharapova at Indian Wells.
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Nadal books last four Federer tie

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 9:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Roger Federer will play Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals at Indian Wells after they each beat Argentine opponents in the last-eight.
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VIDEO: Pashmina goat 'cloned for first time'

Friday, March 16th 2012, 17:05

Scientists in Indian-administered Kashmir claim they have successfully cloned the first Himalayan goat which produces the famed pashmina wool.
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VIDEO: Tendulkar breaks cricket record

Friday, March 16th 2012, 16:48

India's "Little Master" Sachin Tendulkar has become the first batsman to score 100 centuries in international cricket.
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Iranians sought for Delhi attack

Friday, March 16th 2012, 15:38
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Delhi

Police in India say they have issued arrest warrants for three Iranians who allegedly planned the February attack on an Israeli diplomat in Delhi.
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India budget is upbeat on economy

Friday, March 16th 2012, 14:01

India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee unveils the country's annual budget, saying that the economy is turning around.
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AUDIO: The moment Tendulkar made history

Friday, March 16th 2012, 12:12
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

India's Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century in a one-day Asia Cup game against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
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Tendulkar hits his 100th hundred

Friday, March 16th 2012, 11:07
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

India's Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century in a one-day Asia Cup game against Bangladesh in Mirpur.
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Death of battered Indian toddler

Friday, March 16th 2012, 7:43
related places: Delhi

A severely battered baby girl admitted to hospital in January in the Indian capital, Delhi, dies of a cardiac arrest.
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Is India's lack of toilets a cultural problem?

Friday, March 16th 2012, 7:02

Is the lack of toilets in India a cultural issue?
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India's thriving 'hereditary democracy'

Friday, March 16th 2012, 5:26

'Hereditary democracy' alive and well in India
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Djokovic secures semi-final place

Friday, March 16th 2012, 4:38

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Spaniard Nicolas Almagro to reach the last four in Indian Wells.
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Azarenka extends winning streak

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 9:32
related countries: Spain Spain

World number one Victoria Azarenka continues her stunning start to 2012 by thrashing Agnieszka Radwanska in Indian Wells.
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India keeps interest rates stable

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 6:37

India keeps its interest rates unchanged, saying inflation remains a risk despite a slowdown in the economy.
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India minister has 'not resigned'

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 5:36

India's Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi denies reports that he has resigned after his party protested against his decision to increase passenger fares.
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Imran Khan makes Rushdie protest

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 4:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani politician Imran Khan says he will not participate in a conference in India because author Sir Salman Rushdie is due to speak there.
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Boeing in $500m Air India dispute

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 1:14

Boeing denies claims by the Indian government that it agreed to pay $500m (£319m) compensation for delays in the delivery of planes.
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India railway budget hikes fares

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 13:29

India's Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi announces an increase in passenger fares, the first in nearly a decade, as part of plans to improve the system.
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VIDEO: India increases fares to revamp railway

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 12:20

For the first time in almost a decade, India will increase train fares, as part of a bid to modernise its ageing rail network.
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India consumer prices rise 6.95%

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 8:34

Consumer prices in India rise by a more-than-expected 6.95% in February, driven by a jump in fuel and power costs.
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Mayawati wealth doubles from 2007

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 7:03

The wealth of Indian politician Mayawati has doubled, according to an affidavit she filed to run for the upper house of parliament.
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No toilet in half of Indian homes

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 5:03

Nearly half of India's 1.2bn people have no toilet at home - fewer than have mobile phones - according to the latest census data.
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VIDEO: Indian rail budget to be unveiled

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 0:54

Indian railway users are hoping for more investment in rail infrastructure to be announced in Wednesday's rail budget.
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AUDIO: Mystery bug 'slams' tennis tournament

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 12:11

Jonathan Overend told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast about the stomach illness that is afflicting Indian Wells players.
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India allows copy of cancer drug

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 5:04

India's government permits a local company to manufacture a generic copy of a patented cancer drug to make it affordable to Indian patients.
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Djokovic through at Indian Wells

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 0:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Defending champion Novak Djokovic moves into the fourth round at Indian Wells with a 6-2 6-3 win over South African Kevin Anderson.
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ICC rejects match-fixing claims

Monday, March 12th 2012, 18:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The ICC denies claims it is investigating match-fixing during the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan.
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Indian legislators 'face charges'

Monday, March 12th 2012, 5:31

More than a third of the legislators elected in the recently concluded polls in five Indian states face criminal charges, says an independent watchdog.
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VIDEO: Challenges facing India food bill

Monday, March 12th 2012, 5:07

India's Food Security Bill aims to provide cheap grain rations for all who need them, but funding the programme is not the only challenge the government faces.
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India reverses cotton export ban

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 12:23

India reverses a ban on cotton exports just six days after announcing the policy, following outrage from farmers.
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Murray loses Indian Wells opener

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 9:02

British number one Andy Murray suffers a surprise 6-4 6-2 defeat to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in his opening match at Indian Wells.
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India will export pre-ban cotton

Friday, March 9th 2012, 13:08

India's commerce ministry says it will allow producers to ship out cotton that was cleared for export before a 4 March ban.
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Dravid quits first-class cricket

Friday, March 9th 2012, 7:36

India batsman Rahul Dravid announces his retirement from international cricket 'sad but proud'.
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'Mine mafia kill' India policeman

Friday, March 9th 2012, 4:00

A senior Indian police officer is run over and killed by a vehicle carrying illegally quarried stones in northern Madhya Pradesh state, police say.
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In pictures: Holi festival of colours

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 18:02
related places: Holi

India celebrates Holi, the festival of colours
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India to review cotton export ban

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 4:52

Indian PM Manmohan Singh orders a review of the ban on exports of cotton amid concerns over the decision.
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Indian airline suspended by Iata

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 15:28

India's Kingfisher Airlines is suspended from the International Air Transport Association's clearing house because of non-payment.
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Arrest in Israeli diplomat attack

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 8:04
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Delhi

Police in Delhi arrest an Indian journalist in connection with a bomb blast last month which injured an Israeli diplomat's wife in the city.
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US challenges India poultry ban

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 7:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Delhi

The US drags India to the World Trade Organization challenging Delhi's ban on imports of American poultry goods.
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New focus for British aid to India

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 5:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New focus for British assistance to India
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Polls a 'major blow to Congress'

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 4:28

State election results come as a big blow to the ruling Congress party, Indian media says.
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Congress setback in India polls

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 15:48

India's ruling Congress party suffers a blow as it fails to build on its low standing in assembly elections in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Kashmir security forces charged

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 10:11

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have launched more than 400 cases alleging human rights abuses against security personnel in recent years, officials say.
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India PM asked to lift cotton ban

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 8:24

India's Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar asks Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to lift a ban on cotton exports announced on Monday.
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New breed of chefs takes over hotel kitchens in India

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 3:21

The housewives overturning India's food scene
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VIDEO: Vote counting in five Indian states

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 2:56

Election results from five Indian states including the largest state of Uttar Pradesh are to be announced on Tuesday.
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India starts Angkor Wat replica

Monday, March 5th 2012, 13:22
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: Bihar

A Hindu trust in India's Bihar state begins construction of a temple that will be a replica of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, only larger.
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India cotton: all exports banned

Monday, March 5th 2012, 12:02

India bans cotton exports with immediate effect, as a boom in exports and lower-than-expected production has local mill owners worried about rising prices.
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Quake shakes Indian capital Delhi

Monday, March 5th 2012, 8:24
related places: Delhi

An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 shakes buildings in the Indian capital, Delhi, but no casualties or damage are reported.
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VIDEO: India's huge volumes of waste

Monday, March 5th 2012, 4:53

Rapid urbanisation in India is leaving its cities huge volumes of waste.
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India state leader statues bared

Monday, March 5th 2012, 3:59

Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state uncover statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her party symbols two months after they were shrouded to avoid "swaying" voters.
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Lawyers and media clash in India

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 15:10
related places: Bangalore

At least 16 policemen are injured in Bangalore, during clashes between lawyers and journalists at a courthouse.
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SL beat Australia to reach final

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 11:41
related countries: Australia Australia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka claim a dramatic nine-run win over Australia to reach the final of the one-day tri-series and knock out India.
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US says special forces in India

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 10:13
related countries: United States United States

US special forces are present in India, engaged in counter-terrorism training, a Pentagon commander reveals, but the US embassy in Delhi says the deployment is not permanent.
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