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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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Asia faces biggest disaster risk

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 6:54
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Asia

Emerging economies in Asia, including India and the Philippines, face the greatest financial risk from natural disaster, analysis suggests.
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Viewpoint: How India's first Playboy model Sherlyn Chopra defied convention

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 23:53

The story of India's first Playboy model
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VIDEO: Baba Ramdev calls off hunger strike

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 14:16
related places: Delhi

Indian anti-corruption campaigner Baba Ramdev has called off his hunger strike, a day after police stopped him from marching to parliament in Delhi to stage a demonstration.
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India guru calls off protest fast

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 10:28

Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev ends his anti-corruption hunger strike, a day after police stopped him and his supporters from marching to parliament.
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Indian inflation slows in July

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 8:56

India's wholesale price index slowed again in July, rising 6.87%, which was lower than had been expected.
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Police stop 'yoga guru' protest

Monday, August 13th 2012, 9:10
related places: Delhi

Police in the Indian capital Delhi stop "yoga guru" Baba Ramdev from marching to the parliament to stage an anti-corruption protest.
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VIDEO: 2G auction to push up Indian mobile bills

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 9:37

India's telecoms sector is back in the news as the government fixed the base price for the auction of the second generation, or 2G, spectrum.
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India gorge bus crash kills 39

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 7:13

At least 39 people die when a crowded bus crashes into a gorge in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
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India’s battle with malnutrition

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 2:34

Why children starve to death despite record harvests
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VIDEO: India’s battle with malnutrition

Friday, August 10th 2012, 22:46

The BBC's Andrew North on why children in India continue to die from maltnutrition when the country produces more food than it needs.
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VIDEO: Uncovered ruins in Delhi create a stir

Friday, August 10th 2012, 16:28
related places: Delhi

Muslims in Delhi claim that the remains of a recently discovered Mughal-era structure are those of a mosque - but entry to the site has been banned until the Archaeological Survey of India is able to verify their claim.
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Yuvraj in return to India squad

Friday, August 10th 2012, 13:40

Yuvraj Singh is in India's World Twenty20 squad following a return to fitness after a battle with cancer.
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India minister says 'stealing ok'

Friday, August 10th 2012, 8:21

A minister in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh tells officials they can "steal a little", but should not be "robbing" public funds.
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Jaguar boosts Tata Motors profits

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 11:02

A 34% rise in sales by luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover bolsters Indian parent company Tata Motors' profits.
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India output shows slowing growth

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 9:52

India's industrial output falls for the third time in four months in June, adding to worries about the health of Asia's third-biggest economy.
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VIDEO: India's pride in female boxer

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 8:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of India's biggest hopes at London 2012, the boxer Mary Kom, has secured a bronze medal in the Olympics, losing the semi-final to Britain's Nicola Adams.
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Fast road to Taj Mahal to open

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 6:14
related places: Agra, Delhi

An expressway linking Agra and its famous Taj Mahal with the Indian capital, Delhi, is set to open, cutting the journey time in half.
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India boxer set for semi-final

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 5:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Indian boxer Mary Kom is set to take on Great Britain's Nicola Adams in the women's Olympic boxing semi-finals in London.
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India pledges clarity in tax laws

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 1:47

India's new finance minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram, pledges to clarify tax laws and take steps to boost investment in India's economy.
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Indian passport for Kashmiri man

Monday, August 6th 2012, 18:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir, Kashmiri

Indian officials say a man who crossed into the country illegally from Pakistani-administered Kashmir in 1995 can apply for an Indian passport.
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The first man to wear a sanitary towel

Monday, August 6th 2012, 5:45

The Indian entrepreneur who tested sanitary pads on himself
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VIDEO: Olympic 'gatecrasher' says she is sorry

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 12:51

The woman who appeared in India's Olympic contingent in the opening ceremony has apologised for her "error of judgment".
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Olympic 'gatecrasher' apologises

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 5:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A woman who appeared in India's Olympic contingent in the opening ceremony in London apologises for an "error of judgement".
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India allows Pakistan investment

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 3:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India has announced that it will allow investment from Pakistan in what is seen as a boost for bilateral economic ties.
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Blasts injure one in Indian city

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 16:37
related places: At, Pune

At least one person has been injured in a series of bomb blasts in the western Indian city of Pune, police say.
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Power fully restored across India

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 4:08
related places: Delhi

Power is fully restored to three failed Indian grids, ending cuts that have affected more than 600 million people across much of the country.
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Half of India left without power

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 15:35

Hundreds of millions are left without electricity in northern and eastern India, after a massive power cut that also cripples much of the transport system.
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India praises Olympic medallist

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 4:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India's media praise shooter Gagan Narang who won the country its first medal at the London Olympic Games.
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India train blaze probe ordered

Monday, July 30th 2012, 16:04

Indian authorities order an inquiry into a fire on a passenger train that killed 32 people in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
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Deadly blaze engulfs Indian train

Monday, July 30th 2012, 13:14
related places: At

Thirty-two people die in a fire on a passenger train travelling in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say.
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Massive power failure hits India

Monday, July 30th 2012, 12:44
related places: Delhi

A massive power cut causes disruption across northern India, including in the capital, Delhi, affecting more than 300 million people.
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Arrest over missing UK yachtsman

Monday, July 30th 2012, 11:35
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man is arrested in connection with the disappearance of a British yachtsman who went missing in the Indian Ocean
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A hideaway for India's rebel couples

Monday, July 30th 2012, 0:30

Police shelters give refuge to India's runaway couples
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Olympic gatecrasher was in cast

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 12:33

The woman who appeared in India's Olympic contingent in the opening ceremony was a cast member, Seb Coe has said.
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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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