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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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Pakistan, India strike visa deal

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 16:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan and India agree a visa deal which will ease travel between the two countries, part of a broad attempt to improve bilateral relations.
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India parliament ends in deadlock

Friday, September 7th 2012, 4:07

India's parliament is set to close without resolving deadlock over coalfield concessions which has paralysed it for days.
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VIDEO: Indian woman 'gave away daughters'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 17:23

Three sisters in India rescued after their mother tried to sell them for the equivalent of $3 are now back with her, in a safe house.
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Why is India touchy about outside criticism?

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 17:20

Why does India get so upset by criticism from a foreigner?
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'Sexist' Indian judge sparks row

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 13:56

Women activists in India's Karnataka state demand action against a judge for allegedly saying a man can beat his wife as long as he takes care of her.
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Arrests over India factory blaze

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 4:22

Seven people are held in connection with Wednesday's blaze at a fireworks factory in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, police say.
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Why do Indian-Americans flock to the Democratic Party?

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 23:19

Why Indian-Americans mostly vote Democrat
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Desperate Indian mother who gave away daughters

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 23:13

Why one Indian mother gave away her daughters
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India fireworks blaze 'kills 34'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 16:41

At least 34 people are killed in a massive blaze at a fireworks factory in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, police say.
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Quota bill in India parliament

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 6:57

India's government tables a bill in the parliament which seeks to help two of the most disadvantaged groups in society by introducing quotas for government jobs.
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VIDEO: India police raid coal companies

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 22:00

Police in India have carried out raids across 10 cities as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the allocation of coalfields.
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India Hitler shop to change name

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 17:45

The owners of a new Indian clothing store called Hitler tell the BBC they will rename it after receiving complaints.
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India police raid coal companies

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 14:26

Police in India carry out raids across 10 cities as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the allocation of coalfields.
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McDonald's opens vegetarian venue

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 13:00

The standard-bearer of the hamburger, McDonald's, is appealing to local taste and opening a meat-free outlet in India.
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India, China in military pledge

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 11:56
related countries: China China

India and China announce they will resume joint military exercises after a gap of four years.
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VIDEO: Zoo unveils rare white tiger cubs

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 11:15
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Three rare Indian white tiger cubs have been shown to the public for the first time, at Liberec Zoo in the Czech Republic.
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India police stations get ATMs

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 6:16
related places: Jaipur

Banks in India's Jaipur city begin installing 24-hour cash dispensing ATM machines inside police stations in a bid to ward off robbers.
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Why the violence in Assam is not communal

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 0:21

Why the violence in India's Assam state is not communal
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Kumbh Mela media plan put on hold

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 20:53

A plan to sell media rights to the Kumbh Mela - the world's biggest religious festival in India - is put on hold, amid strong opposition from Hindu leaders.
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Indian woman's 24-year fight to prove she is alive

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 14:05

How a 'dead' Indian woman returned to life
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Gujarat riots politician jailed

Friday, August 31st 2012, 13:37

An Indian court sentences senior BJP party member Maya Kodnani to 28 years in jail for murder and other crimes in the 2002 Gujarat riots.
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India growth better than forecast

Friday, August 31st 2012, 7:19

India's economy grew faster than expected in the April to June quarter, easing some fears about a sharp slowdown in Asia's third-largest economy.
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India seeks speedy Pakistan trial

Friday, August 31st 2012, 4:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India tells Pakistan that a speedy trial of people held in Pakistan in connection with the 2008 Mumbai attacks would help build improve relations.
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Row over Kumbh Mela rights plan

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 16:54

Indian religious leaders react angrily to a proposal to sell broadcast and advertising rights to the world's biggest religious festival, the Kumbh Mela.
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Nine die in India air collision

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 8:37

Two Indian air force helicopters collide in mid-air in the western Indian state of Gujarat, killing nine defence personnel, air force officials say.
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Exodus after fresh Assam violence

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 7:22

More than 4,000 people flee their homes in India's troubled north-eastern Assam state following fresh violence, officials say.
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India bag found in French Alps

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 6:02
related countries: France France

A bag carrying diplomatic mail from India is found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, close to where an Air India plane crashed in 1966.
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S Asia rival leaders due to meet

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 5:10
related countries: Iran Iran, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Tehran

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is due to meet Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (Nam) meeting in Tehran.
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VIDEO: India's father and son 'lifeguards'

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 16:37

A young boy living next to the Yamuna river in the Indian capital becomes a local hero along with his father after saving the lives of numerous people carried off by the river's strong currents.
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Mumbai attacker's death upheld

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 9:37
related places: Mumbai

India's Supreme Court upholds the death sentence of Pakistani national Mohammad Qasab, the sole surviving gunman of the 2008 attacks on Mumbai.
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Guilty ruling in Gujarat killings

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 7:50

A court in India convicts 32 people for involvement in the 2002 religious riots in Gujarat state, in which more than 1,000 people died.
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One dead in fresh Assam violence

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 5:00

One man is killed and three others are injured in fresh violence in India's Assam state, police say.
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Virginity cream sparks Indian sex debate

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 2:55

India 'tightening cream' sparks sex debate
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Rajasthan monsoon rains kill 36

Monday, August 27th 2012, 10:25

At least 36 people are killed by incessant rains in India's northern Rajasthan state in the heaviest rainfall in more than 30 years.
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India PM speaks out over coal row

Monday, August 27th 2012, 7:22

India's PM Manmohan Singh defends his government in parliament on the controversial sale of coalfields amid loud protests from the opposition benches.
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Viewpoint: Why India's middle class hates politicians

Monday, August 27th 2012, 0:20

Indian MP on why middle class hates politicians
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India coal scandal sparks protest

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 13:46
related places: Delhi

Police in Delhi baton-charge hundreds of protesters angered by a report that India lost $33bn (£20bn) through the mis-selling of coalfields.
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Aggreko in power talks with India

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 8:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Delhi

Scottish firm Aggreko is holding talks with Indian officials over the possible supply of temporary power in Delhi.
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The return of the Indian Pale Ale

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 0:24

Beer drinkers welcome renaissance of Indian Pale Ale
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S Asian monsoon rains claim lives

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 11:30

Heavy monsoon rains in northern India and north-western Pakistan claim dozens of lives as they trigger flash floods and destroy homes.
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India clamps down on social media

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 13:28

Indian authorities move to clamp down on social media following unrest and a mass exodus of migrant workers.
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India PM faces coal discontent

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 4:10

India's parliament is disrupted again on Wednesday over a recent report that the country lost $33bn by selling coalfields cheaply.
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Coal scandal adjourns parliament

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 11:38

India's parliament is adjourned for a day after opposition MPs urge PM Manmohan Singh to quit over a recent report that the country lost $33bn by selling coalfields cheaply.
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Maruti Suzuki's factory reopens

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 5:10
related places: Haryana

Maruti Suzuki's car factory in India's Haryana state reopens, after a month-long lock-out following violent clashes.
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Pakistan seeks proof of messages

Monday, August 20th 2012, 4:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan asks India to provide evidence that threatening messages sent by mobile phone and over the internet that triggered an exodus of migrant workers mostly came from Pakistan.
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India blames Pakistan for exodus

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 22:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India says rumours and text messages that triggered an exodus of migrant workers from the country's south originated in Pakistan.
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Can India keep tolerating graft?

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 14:06

Is the Indian tradition of tolerating corruption at an end?
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Batsman Laxman ends India career

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 11:35

India batsman VVS Laxman announces his retirement from international cricket after a 16-year international career.
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India migrant exodus continues

Friday, August 17th 2012, 6:40
related places: Bangalore, Chennai

The exodus of people from India's north-eastern states living in the southern city of Bangalore continues with more migrant workers fleeing.
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Oracle pays $2m in SEC settlement

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 19:18

Oracle Software agrees to pay $2m to settle federal civil charges of failing to prevent secret payments in its Indian sales operation.
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Fearful migrants flee Indian city

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 7:43
related places: Bangalore

Thousands of people from India’s north-eastern states flee the city of Bangalore following rumours of violence against them.
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India must tackle economy - PM

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 16:47

Indian PM Manmohan Singh uses his Independence Day speech to call on politicians to take urgent steps to boost economic growth.
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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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