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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: Anil Kapoor: Bollywood to Hollywood

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 1:42

For many Indian actors making the move from Bollywood to Hollywood has been fraught with difficulty as Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.
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Sri Lanka row over coconut waste

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 0:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan government minister comes under fire after admitting that thousands of Indian coconuts were imported only to be dumped at sea.
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Snakecharmer sparks office panic

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 13:30

Workers flee in panic after a disgruntled snake charmer lets loose dozens of snakes in a revenue office in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state.
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Indian PM defends retail reform

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 7:04

India's PM Manmohan Singh defends the decision to open the retail market to global chains, but parliament again adjourns in uproar.
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Indian GDP growth at two-year low

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 7:04

The Indian economy grows at its slowest pace in two-years, as the manufacturing and mining industry suffer.
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Sonia Gandhi in comeback speech

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 16:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress, August

India's governing Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi makes her first public speech since undergoing surgery in August in the US.
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India wins big Afghan mines deal

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 11:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A consortium of Indian companies wins the right to develop some of Afghanistan's large iron ore deposits, Afghan mining ministry officials say.
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India retail meeting deadlocked

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 5:42

An all-party meeting fails to break a deadlock between the government and opposition on foreign direct investment retail.
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Indian writer Indira Goswami dead

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 4:14

Well-known Indian writer and activist Indira Goswami dies in the north-eastern state of Assam after a long illness, aged 70.
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India tribe road blockade lifted

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 3:53

A three-month blockade by a tribal group of roads into the Indian state of Manipur is lifted ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trip there.
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Will English kill off India's languages?

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 1:09

Mark Tully on whether English will eclipse Indian languages
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India Olympic boycott 'ruled out'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 15:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Indian Olympic Association says there is "no question" of a boycott of the 2012 London Games amid a row over a sponsor.
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India 'monkey bounty' criticised

Monday, November 28th 2011, 13:03

Animal rights activists criticise a bounty of 500 rupees ($9.60) a head to capture monkeys for sterilisation in India's Himachal Pradesh state.
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Tennis 'peace pairing' breaks up

Monday, November 28th 2011, 12:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The tennis doubles "peace pair" of India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi announce an end to their partnership.
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India Maoists to protest killing

Monday, November 28th 2011, 4:35

Maoist rebels in India call for a two-day-long countrywide strike in protest against the killing of top rebel Koteshwar Rao last week.
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In pictures: The Way We Live

Monday, November 28th 2011, 0:07

Inside Indian homes with The Way We Live photo project
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Changing habits illustrate decline of India's comics

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 23:33

India's comics industry could be facing a mortal blow
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WI earn thrilling draw with India

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 11:52

India wrap up a 2-0 series win against West Indies after the third Test finishes in a thrilling draw.
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Uproar over India retail reform

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:35

There is uproar in India's parliament over the opening up of the retail market to global chains, as the trade minister defends the move.
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VIDEO: Fans' disappointment as Tendulkar fails

Friday, November 25th 2011, 13:02

Fans expressed their disappointment after India cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar fell six runs short of his 100th international 100.
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India alert over Maoist 'killing'

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:30

The Indian state of West Bengal is on high alert amid fears of revenge attacks after police said they had shot dead senior Maoist rebel Koteshwar Rao.
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Tendulkar misses historic century

Friday, November 25th 2011, 5:00
related places: Mumbai

India legend Sachin Tendulkar falls six runs short of his 100th international century, out for 94 in the third Test against West Indies in his home city of Mumbai.
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VIDEO: Man slaps India's agriculture minister

Friday, November 25th 2011, 4:54
related places: New Delhi

A man in New Delhi has slapped India's agriculture minister in the face, reportedly to draw attention to corruption.
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India open to global supermarkets

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 19:02

India approves long-awaited proposals to open up the retail market to global supermarket chains.
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India probes top Maoist's 'death'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 18:55

Police in the Indian state of West Bengal investigate reports that senior Maoist military leader Koteshwar Rao has been killed.
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Olympics boycott call over Bhopal

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 12:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bhopal, Delhi

The head of the Indian state where the Bhopal gas disaster occurred urges Delhi to boycott the London Olympics if sponsorship by Dow Chemicals continues.
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India actor sorry for slur on MPs

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 8:29

Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri writes to the speaker of India's parliament apologising for insulting politicians at an anti-corruption rally.
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Indian microfinance chief quits

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 4:18

After much speculation, the head of India's largest microlender, SKS Microfinance, steps down.
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A rosy future for India's economy?

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 0:07

Why it's time for India to help shape the rules of the global economy
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Tata Group announces new chairman

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 15:08

Tata Group has announced that Cyrus Mistry will succeed Ratan Tata when he retires as chairman of the Indian giant next year.
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Millions spent on Mumbai gunman

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 7:16
related places: Mumbai

India has spent $3m in the past three years to keep Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in jail.
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Maoists admit killing India nun

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:34

Maoists in India's Jharkhand state tell the BBC they killed rights campaigner Sister Valsa John, saying she "worked for mining companies".
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Why India is at a crucial crossroads

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:17

BBC launches India page with look at future challenges
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Rupee hits all-time US dollar low

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 6:53
related countries: United States United States

India's rupee hits an all-time low against the US dollar, amid global economic fears and struggling local stock markets.
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India MPs tackle corruption law

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 4:30

A crucial session of the Indian parliament, which is to discuss a landmark anti-corruption law following a string of scandals, is under way.
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Assembly backs India state split

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:28

The assembly in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh passes a resolution which seeks to divide the state into four smaller ones.
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'Maoists behind India nun murder'

Monday, November 21st 2011, 7:57

Police in India's Jharkhand state are looking at the possible involvement of Maoist rebels in the murder of a nun who campaigned for tribal rights.
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Deadly fire at India eunuch event

Monday, November 21st 2011, 3:50
related places: At, Delhi

At least 14 people die and over 40 others are injured in a fire at a gathering of eunuchs in the Indian capital, Delhi.
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Why Wikipedia is wooing India

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 8:47
related places: Mumbai

Why online encyclopaedia Wikipedia is targeting India
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Indian elephant move put on hold

Friday, November 18th 2011, 5:36

The Indian authorities put on hold a plan to relocate wild elephants in the southern state of Karnataka, prompted by attacks on farmers.
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Obama meets Indian PM at summit

Friday, November 18th 2011, 4:35
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama meet on the sidelines of the Asean summit in Indonesia.
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India jobs funds 'spent on toys'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 12:26

Funds meant to provide work to India's rural poor have been siphoned off by corrupt officials in Uttar Pradesh state, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh says.
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India crush Windies to win series

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 11:42
related places: Kolkata

India take an unassailable 2-0 series lead against the West Indies with an innings and 15-run victory in Kolkata.
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India blast accused freed on bail

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 5:02

Seven Muslim men accused of carrying out a deadly attack in India are freed on bail - five years after they were arrested.
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India's love affair with flowers

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 2:20

India's love affair with flowers unites all corners of society
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Death for India 'honour killers'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 19:31

A judge in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh sentences eight men to death and 20 others to life imprisonment for so-called honour killings that took place 20 years ago.
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Bollywood royalty's new princess

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 11:35

Will Aishwarya Rai's baby join India's top acting dynasty?
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Four new Indian states proposed

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 4:56

The chief minister of India's Uttar Pradesh state proposes the division of the populous and politically influential state into four parts.
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Kingfisher Airlines losses double

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 6:08

India's troubled Kingfisher Airlines reports a doubling in losses between July and September, fanning fears about its future.
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Coke plans $2bn India investment

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:21

Coke says it will invest $2bn (£1.2bn) in India over the next five years in a bid to increase its market share in the country.
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India Maoists call off ceasefire

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:04

Maoist rebels in the Indian state of West Bengal call off a month-old ceasefire, and hours later suspected rebels kill two people.
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Australia PM urges uranium U-turn

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian leader Julia Gillard is urging her governing Labor Party to overturn a ban on selling uranium to India.
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VIDEO: Resentment in India as prices rise

Monday, November 14th 2011, 18:23

Rising food and fuel prices cause public resentment in India as few feel the benefit of economic growth
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Kingfisher considers rescue plan

Monday, November 14th 2011, 12:49

India's beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines is considering proposals, including selling property, to cut its $1.3bn debt by more than 50%, officials say.
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Gandhi kicks off poll campaign

Monday, November 14th 2011, 9:22

India's Congress party MP Rahul Gandhi launches his party's campaign for upcoming elections in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Indian inflation rate stays high

Monday, November 14th 2011, 7:52

India's annual inflation rate remained high at 9.73% in October, driven by food and fuel price increases.
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VIDEO: Reports of illegal mining in Goa

Monday, November 14th 2011, 2:55
related places: Goa

A corruption scandal looms over India's mining industry with reports of serious violations by iron ore producers in the tourist paradise of Goa.
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US apology at India leader frisk

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 15:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

The US apologises after India's ex-president APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked at a New York airport, breaching protocol rules.
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Holy cremations boom in richer India

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 12:00

Why holy cremations are booming in India
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Kingfisher airline crisis worsens

Friday, November 11th 2011, 12:55

India's second-biggest carrier, Kingfisher Airlines, cancels more flights and sees shares hit a record low amid continuing debt fears.
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India telecoms fraud trial begins

Friday, November 11th 2011, 12:33
related places: Delhi

The trial connected to India's biggest corruption scandal, involving alleged mis-selling of telecoms licences, begins in Delhi.
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Court shock at jailed Pakistanis

Friday, November 11th 2011, 9:07

India's Supreme Court expresses shock at the number of Pakistanis held without charge in Indian jails and orders a full report.
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India nuclear plant 'is delayed'

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 18:15

Commissioning of a controversial planned nuclear plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is delayed by a few months, officials tell the BBC.
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'New chapter' for S Asia rivals

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 7:25
related countries: Maldives Maldives, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's prime minister and his Indian counterpart meet in the Maldives and pledge a "new chapter" between the two nations.
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Gujarat rioters jailed for life

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 13:19

A court in India jails 31 people for life over an attack that left dozens of Muslims dead during religious riots in Gujarat in 2002.
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Ill Gandhi cancels rally speech

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 12:35

India Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi cancels her first speech since undergoing surgery in August, raising new fears for her health.
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Tendulkar misses out on milestone

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 8:11

Sachin Tendulkar falls short in his bid to become the first player to score 100 international centuries, after earlier passing 15,000 runs in Tests in India's five-wicket win against the West Indies.
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India-Pakistan trust 'improving'

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 7:21
related countries: Maldives Maldives, Pakistan Pakistan

India's foreign minister says trust with Pakistan is improving, ahead of a key regional summit in the Maldives.
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Tendulkar passes 15,000 Test runs

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 6:31

Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first player in history to score 15,000 runs in Test match cricket.
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On the frontline of India's encephalitis war

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 11:19

Doctor's battle to halt heartbreak of child encephalitis
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Deadly stampede at India festival

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 10:10
related places: At, Haridwar

At least 16 people are killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a religious ceremony in the northern Indian holy town of Haridwar.
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Activist joins India Big Brother

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 4:49

Prominent social activist Swami Agnivesh decides to join the Indian version of Big Brother, Bigg Boss, now in its fifth season.
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Death 'ends' ancient India ritual

Monday, November 7th 2011, 17:17

Members of a mountain tribe in India say one of their most important rituals may never be performed again, after the death of their spiritual leader.
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VIDEO: Million dollar win inspires India poor

Monday, November 7th 2011, 13:47
related places: Motihari

Sushil Kumar's million dollar win in the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? inspires others in his home city Motihari.
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India singer Bhupen Hazarika dies

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 15:01

Celebrated Indian folk singer and composer Bhupen Hazarika, known as the Bard of Brahmaputra, dies at the age of 86.
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India activist ends 'silence vow'

Friday, November 4th 2011, 8:03

Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare ends a 19-day vow of silence, which he says was undertaken for health reasons.
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China envoy in India map outburst

Friday, November 4th 2011, 7:42
related countries: China China

China's ambassador to India becomes involved in a heated exchange over a map that shows parts of India within China's border.
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Philippines in worker country ban

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 15:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Philippines Philippines

The Philippines orders a ban on the deployment of its workers to 41 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and India.
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Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 15:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's cabinet unanimously approves the award of "most favoured nation" trading status to India, in a move seen as a further thawing of ties.
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Indian rebels kidnap 15 workers

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 4:05
related places: Bihar

Maoist rebels kidnap 15 employees and contract workers of a construction company in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
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Indian activist 'may resume fast'

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 8:28

Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare says he will resume a hunger strike if the government fails to pass a law curbing graft in parliament's next session.
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India state road blockade lifted

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 7:26

A crippling road blockade by a tribal group in the Indian state of Manipur is lifted after the government agrees to their demand for a new district - but a rival tribe continues to block the same roads.
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VIDEO: India's growing obesity problem

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 5:00

Medical experts in India say rising incomes in the country are leading to expanding waistlines.
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India politician 'beaten' in jail

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 4:37

A former chief minister of the Indian state of Jharkhand is assaulted in a prison, where he is being held in connection with with a corruption investigation.
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India loses stomach for the pot belly

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 1:30

India loses stomach for the pot belly
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