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Italian marines to go home to vote

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 7:27
related countries: Italy Italy

India's Supreme Court allows two Italian marines, charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen, to travel home to vote in the forthcoming elections there.
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Twin blasts rock India's Hyderabad

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 22:02
related places: Hyderabad

At least 12 people are killed by twin blasts in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, which PM Manmohan Singh has called a "dastardly attack".
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Man loses ear in strike violence

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 12:34

A government employee's ear is chopped off in India's West Bengal state after he was absent from work during the ongoing two-day country-wide strike.
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AirAsia plans Indian budget carrier

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 14:26

Asia's largest low-cost carrier, AirAsia, plans to launch an Indian budget airline with India's Tata and a third investor, Telestra Tradeplace.
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India strike over economic reforms

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 4:00

Trade unions in India begin a two-day strike in protest against economic reforms initiated by the government.
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VIDEO: Slum children flock to free school

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 18:42
related places: New Delhi

A shopkeeper in New Delhi runs an improvised school under a railway bridge in New Delhi to help raise children from nearby slums out of poverty.
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PM promises India corruption help

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 9:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron promises to "respond to any request for information" on corruption allegations over India's procurement of helicopters from Anglo-Italian firm AugustaWestland.
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Beatles help India traffic campaign

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 8:53
related places: Calcutta

The police in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta is using the picture on the cover of the iconic Beatles album Abbey Road in a campaign to enforce road safety.
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Open up to UK firms, PM urges India

Monday, February 18th 2013, 17:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain and India can be one of the great partnerships of the 21st century, as he sets off for a three-day visit.
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VIDEO: What is life like inside Mumbai?

Monday, February 18th 2013, 14:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mumbai

David Cameron has become the latest head of state to visit India as he leads a British trade delegation to Mumbai.
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India Veerappan gang hanging delayed

Monday, February 18th 2013, 7:38

India's Supreme Court puts on hold for three days the execution of four men convicted of being associates of notorious bandit Veerappan.
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In pictures: Calcutta in the 1970s

Monday, February 18th 2013, 1:52
related places: Calcutta

Indian photographer's pictures of Calcutta in the 1970s
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In pictures: Indian artists against rape

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 2:34

Creative licence to protest against violence against women
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Helicopter scandal boss steps down

Friday, February 15th 2013, 15:34
related countries: Italy Italy

The boss of Italian defence firm Finmeccanica, Giuseppe Orsi, formally resigns amid allegations that the group paid bribes to win an Indian contract.
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India army kills Pakistan soldier

Friday, February 15th 2013, 15:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

The Indian army says it killed a Pakistani soldier who strayed over the border in the disputed territory of Kashmir on Thursday.
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The Indian politicians facing criminal charges

Friday, February 15th 2013, 11:58

The Indian politicians facing serious criminal charges
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Tight security on Kumbh Mela key day

Friday, February 15th 2013, 6:58

Security is tightened for another peak day at India's Kumbh Mela festival, days after a stampede killed 36 pilgrims at a railway station.
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VIDEO: India activists: 'MPs evade justice'

Friday, February 15th 2013, 1:07

Prime Minister David Cameron is making a three day visit to India next week.
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Film-maker to pay Veerappan's widow

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 18:37

The makers of a film about the infamous Indian bandit Veerappan agree to pay his widow compensation after she complained it violated her privacy.
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India halts helicopter deal payments

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:28
related countries: Italy Italy

India says it is freezing payments for a helicopter deal to Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica over corruption allegations.
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India inflation at three-year low

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 7:10

India's inflation rate dips to a three-year low, giving more room to policymakers to take steps to revive the country's sluggish economy.
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Sahara firms' bank accounts frozen

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 3:54
related places: Sahara

Bank accounts of two firms of Sahara, one of India's biggest business houses, are frozen for failing to refund money to millions of investors.
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India gang mercy plea 'rejected'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 19:25

India's president rejects clemency pleas made by four men accused of being associates of notorious bandit Veerappan, reports say.
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Ravi Shankar daughter 'was abused'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 12:06

Anoushka Shankar, musician and daughter of Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar, says she was sexually abused as a child, in a video for a campaign to end violence against women.
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India 'may cancel' helicopter deal

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 7:12
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

India says it will cancel a helicopter deal with Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica if corruption charges are proved following the arrest of its chief in Milan.
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India removes corruption prosecutor

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:45

India's top investigation agency removes a key member of its prosecution team for alleged links with a suspect in a corruption scandal.
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Eight dead in India poll violence

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:08

Police in the Indian state of Assam shoot dead at least eight people in clashes surrounding local elections.
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Kumbh Mela chief quits over stampede

Monday, February 11th 2013, 15:23
related places: Allahabad

The head of the Kumbh Mela festival organising committee in India resigns a day after a stampede kills 36 people at the railway station in the northern city of Allahabad.
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Indian prison tunnel plan foiled

Monday, February 11th 2013, 15:04

Indian authorities foil an attempt by inmates accused of deadly bombings to tunnel their way out of a jail in the western state of Gujarat.
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Kashmir anger at Afzal Guru hanging

Monday, February 11th 2013, 8:03
related places: Jammu

There is widespread anger in Indian-administered Kashmir over the hanging of a man sentenced to death for the 2001 attack on India's parliament.
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Holiest day at India's Kumbh Mela

Monday, February 11th 2013, 1:57

Some 30 million pilgrims take a dip on the holiest day at India's Kumbh Mela but officials tell BBC Hindi that 36 people died in a stampede.
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VIDEO: Sun sets at India's Kumbh Mela

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 15:27

The main day of bathing has been held at India's Kumbh Mela, with millions of pilgrims already taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna.
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The sharp end of Indian politics

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 0:30

The political party 'empowering' Indian women with knives
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Delhi parliament plotter hanged

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 6:36

A Kashmiri separatist sentenced to death over the 2001 plot to attack India's parliament is hanged after his final clemency plea is rejected.
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VIDEO: The breakdancing 'SlumGods' of India

Friday, February 8th 2013, 17:58

Breakdancing and hip-hop are offering young Indians a chance to escape the harsh realities of life growing up in the slums.
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India swine flu outbreak 'kills 94'

Friday, February 8th 2013, 8:52

An outbreak of swine flu in India kills at least 94 people in just over five weeks, reports say, with some experts blaming low winter temperatures.
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India child sex victims 'humiliated'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 11:35

Child victims of sexual abuse in India are humiliated by police and the government cannot cope with the problem, Human Rights Watch says.
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Hunt for 'chilli powder hijackers'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 11:08

Police in India's Chhattisgarh state hunt a group of armed men who hijacked a passenger train, throwing chilli powder in policemen's eyes, to free an accomplice in custody.
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Arrests in Kashmir girl band threats

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 5:27

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest three people for making online threats to members of an all-girl rock group.
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US and India in solar cell dispute

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 3:54
related countries: United States United States

The US has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against India's national solar policy saying it "discriminates" against US products.
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Infant 'battered by father' dies

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 8:06

A five-month-old baby girl, whose nose and mouth were allegedly bitten off by her father 10 days ago, dies in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
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Five missing in India avalanche

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 6:15

Five people are feared killed after an avalanche hits a village in India's northern state of Himachal Pradesh, officials say.
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VIDEO: Kashmir all girl band threatened

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 16:18

Three female high-school students in India have had to disband a rock group they formed after only one concert - this after receiving threats.
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Kashmir girl band asks 'why us?'

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 13:50

A member of a girl band in Indian-administered Kashmir queries why they are described as "un-Islamic" when male bands are allowed to perform
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First witness in Delhi rape trial

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 11:28
related places: Delhi

Five men accused of raping and murdering a student in Delhi hear the first witness testimony - from her male friend who was also attacked.
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VIDEO: First witness in Delhi rape trial

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 9:41
related places: Delhi

A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, will begin hearing evidence from witnesses in the case of the gang rape and murder of a female student.
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Kashmir's all-girl group gives up

Monday, February 4th 2013, 17:42

An all-girl rock group in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have disbanded after being called "un-Islamic" by the region's most senior cleric.
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VIDEO: India's appetite for meat grows

Monday, February 4th 2013, 17:40

India has a long religious and cultural tradition of vegetarianism, but as the disposable income of the country's middle-class rises so too are demands for western-style meat dishes.
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India and Nepal begin tiger census

Monday, February 4th 2013, 17:30
related countries: Nepal Nepal

India and Nepal begin their first joint survey of tigers in the Terai Arc, hoping to chart how many Royal Bengal tigers remain in the shared region.
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India president backs rape laws

Monday, February 4th 2013, 10:45

India's president approves harsher punishment for rapists, including the death penalty, after the gang rape of a student sparked demands for tougher laws.
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Kalmadi charged with corruption

Monday, February 4th 2013, 7:38

A court in the Indian capital charges Suresh Kalmadi, chief of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, with corruption.
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England defeat India in World Cup

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Charlotte Edwards scores 109 and Katherine Brunt takes four wickets as England beat India by 32 runs in the World Cup.
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England duo unsold at IPL auction

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 9:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England pair Matt Prior and Ravi Bopara fail to attract bids at the auction for this year's Indian Premier League.
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A certificate for holiness in India

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 3:12

Why one remote Indian temple is issuing certificates
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VIDEO: Indian fisherman held in Pakistan

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 2:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More than 50 Indian fisherman have been detained by Pakistani coastguards, over allegations that they trespassed into the country's territorial waters.
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India rape accused not guilty plea

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 12:07
related places: Delhi

Five men plead not guilty to the rape and murder of a student in a Delhi bus in December, in a case which caused outrage across India.
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India actor faces homicide charge

Friday, February 1st 2013, 11:56

An Indian court rules that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan should face a charge of culpable homicide for a hit-and-run incident 10 years ago.
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Corruption bill changes cleared

Friday, February 1st 2013, 4:52
related places: Lokpal

India's cabinet approves key changes to the controversial anti-corruption Lokpal bill suggested by a committee of MPs from the upper house of parliament.
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India crash 'kills 18' pilgrims

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 5:37
related places: At

At least 18 pilgrims, including five children and eight women, die when their van collides with a bus in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
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Rushdie Calcutta visit cancelled

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 6:17
related places: Calcutta

Author Sir Salman Rushdie's visit to the Indian city of Calcutta to promote the Midnight's Children film is cancelled at the last minute.
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Bollywood star 'safe in India'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 4:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is "safe and happy" in India, despite Pakistan's suggestion that Delhi provide security for the Muslim actor.
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In pictures: India's overcrowded trains

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 4:03

How to travel on India's overcrowded trains
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India and Pakistan row over actor

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 9:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi, Islamabad

A row breaks out between India and Pakistan after Islamabad's suggestion that Delhi provide security to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
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India rates cut after nine months

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 7:23

India cuts its main interest rate for the first time in nine months in an attempt to revive economic growth.
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India street vendors call for protection

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 1:53

India's vendors demand their share of public space
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Delhi rape accused 'is a minor'

Monday, January 28th 2013, 14:03
related places: Delhi

A court in India rules that one of the six people accused of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi last month is a minor.
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Travel resumes on Kashmir border

Monday, January 28th 2013, 7:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Jammu, Kashmir

India and Pakistan resume travel services in disputed Kashmir, a sign that tensions are easing after a series of deadly clashes earlier this month.
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England loss no disaster - Giles

Monday, January 28th 2013, 7:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Limited-overs coach Ashley Giles believes England's one-day series in India was "not a disaster", despite the tourists' 3-2 defeat.
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The family feuds sparked by booming Indian land values

Monday, January 28th 2013, 2:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Indians return to claim now-valuable ancestral land
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Cook learns from series defeat

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 15:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Alastair Cook says his team learned valuable lessons from their 3-2 one-day series defeat in India.
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Bell ton guides England home

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 12:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell hits an unbeaten 113 as England win the final one-day international by seven wickets, but India take the series 3-2.
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Kumbh Mela: India's nuns get their own space

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 0:01

The women ascetics at India's Kumbh Mela
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Mother held for 'selling child'

Friday, January 25th 2013, 9:22

A mother in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan is arrested for allegedly selling her 11-year-old daughter for $12,000 (£7,657).
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Jaguar sees lower profit margins

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 8:52

Jaguar Land Rover says its profit margins will be "slightly lower" than in recent quarters, sending shares in its Indian owner lower.
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India first women's court opens

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 6:24

India's first special court to deal with crimes against women opens in West Bengal state.
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Tamil Nadu state suspends film

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 4:36

India's Tamil Nadu film suspends a new film following protests from Muslim organisations.
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VIDEO: Traditional Indian dance catches on

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 0:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The dance of Kathak that originated in northern India is currently thriving in the UK with hundreds of young British Asians taking it up.
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India urged to reform rape trials

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 18:24

A commission set up to suggest reforms to India's rape laws after last month's gang rape of a student calls for faster trials.
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India seal England ODI series win

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 15:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mohali

Suresh Raina hits 89 not out as India take a 3-1 lead in the one-day series with a five-wicket win over England.
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India opposition BJP's new chief

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 7:05

India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) elects veteran politician Rajnath Singh as the new party president.
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How football is changing lives of Indian slum girls

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 0:29

Football helps Indian slum girls out of poverty
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The truth about Indian farmers and suicide

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 0:24

The truth about Indian farmers and suicide
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Buttler set to replace Kieswetter

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 10:17

England may replace Craig Kieswetter with his Somerset colleague Jos Buttler for Wednesday's fourth one-dayer with India.
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Ikea closer to stores in India

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 1:44
related countries: Sweden Sweden

India's foreign investment agency approves Ikea's entry into the Indian market, bringing the Swedish firm closer to being the first with wholly owned outlets.
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India raises import tax on gold

Monday, January 21st 2013, 16:23

India increases import duties on gold from 4% to 6% to try to rein in demand for the precious metal and reduce the country's trade deficit.
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Delhi rape trial gets under way

Monday, January 21st 2013, 13:27
related places: Delhi

The fast-track trial of five men over the rape and murder of a woman last month begins in the Indian capital, Delhi, and then is swiftly adjourned.
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VIDEO: The economics of India's Kumbh Mela

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 16:26

Billed as the biggest gathering on earth, India's Kumbh Mela is an overwhelming spectacle of religion and spirituality, but it also presents enormous logistical challenges.
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Cook demands England improvement

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 15:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Alastair Cook says the tourists must improve immediately after falling 2-1 behind in the one-day series in India.
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England thrashed by India in ODI

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 12:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Ranchi

India beat England by seven wickets in Ranchi with 21.5 overs to spare, to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match one-day series.
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Italian marines' trial 'in India'

Friday, January 18th 2013, 8:58
related countries: Italy Italy

India's Supreme Court turns down a bid by the Italian government to transfer to Italy the case of two of its marines charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen.
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India 'not to rush' Kashmir talks

Friday, January 18th 2013, 3:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India's foreign minister says he will "not rush" into talks with his Pakistani counterpart to defuse military tensions in Kashmir.
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Delhi rape case is fast-tracked

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 12:52
related places: Delhi

The Delhi gang rape case, which has shocked India and sparked a debate about its treatment of women, is moved to a fast-track court for trial.
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Pakistan in Kashmir talks offer

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 4:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's foreign minister calls for talks with her Indian counterpart to defuse military tensions in Kashmir.
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VIDEO: New stoves improving health in India

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 17:27

An initiative of India's Self Employed Women's Association to replace traditional stoves with more energy efficient ones is aiming to reduce the number of women and children affected by respiratory illnesses.
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