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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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Maldives MP killed outside home

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 10:45
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Maldives Maldives

A member of parliament in the Maldives is stabbed to death at his home amid political turmoil in the Indian Ocean nation.
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India activist launches new party

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 10:42

A leading campaigner in India announces the establishment of a political party to fight corruption.
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Strike hits Kingfisher flights

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 1:32

India's Kingfisher Airlines is suspending flights for three days, until 4 October, after a strike by workers raises safety concerns.
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US tribe's beer lawsuit dismissed

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 1:10
related countries: United States United States

A federal judge dismisses a case by an American Indian tribe blaming beer sellers and makers for its reservation's chronic alcoholism.
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In pictures: India's blind photographers

Monday, October 1st 2012, 23:31

India's blind photographers show their work
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India party holds reforms protest

Monday, October 1st 2012, 12:43
related places: Delhi

A key regional party that pulled out of India's ruling coalition over plans to open the retail sector to global chains holds a rally in Delhi.
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England women win to reach semis

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 13:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Charlotte Edwards makes history as England beat India by nine wickets to reach the Women's World Twenty 20 semi-finals.
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Indian lawyer who was a symbol of hope

Friday, September 28th 2012, 23:41

Film remembers murdered lawyer who fought injustice
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Big-hitting Australia crush India

Friday, September 28th 2012, 17:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Shane Watson and David Warner smash fifties as Australia crush India by nine wickets in the World Twenty20 Super Eights.
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In pictures: Indian dream

Friday, September 28th 2012, 16:15

Many move to India in search of opportunities. How was it for you?
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India probes attacks on rhinos

Friday, September 28th 2012, 4:24

India's top federal investigation agency will probe a series of attacks on rare one-horned rhinos by suspected poachers in the flood-hit Indian state of Assam, a senior minister has said.
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Outrage over India rhino attack

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 11:24

Poachers in the flood-hit Indian state of Assam leave a rare rhino for dead as wildlife and tens of thousands of people flee rising waters.
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Poachers kill tiger inside a zoo

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 9:44
related places: Itanagar

Police in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh are looking for a gang of poachers who entered a zoo in Itanagar and hacked a tiger to death.
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Viewpoint: The upbeat legacy of Manmohan Singh

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 23:43

Shashi Tharoor on why the Indian PM deserves credit
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Diageo seeks United Spirits stake

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 10:22

The world's biggest spirits group, Diageo, says it is in talks to buy a stake in Indian firm United Spirits.
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Vaughan wants Pietersen in India

Monday, September 24th 2012, 23:05

Kevin Pietersen should be reinstated in the Test side to tour India if his fall-out with the squad has been resolved, says Michael Vaughan.
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India's women bikers: Trailblazers in more ways than one

Monday, September 24th 2012, 21:07

India's women bikers challenge stereotypes
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VIDEO: Deadly floods and landslides in India

Monday, September 24th 2012, 14:59

At least 21 people have been killed in flooding and landslides in the north-eastern Indian states of Sikkim and Assam, reports say.
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South Indian actor Thilakan dies

Monday, September 24th 2012, 9:26

Leading south Indian stage and film actor Thilakan dies at the age of 77 .
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Deadly floods in north-east India

Monday, September 24th 2012, 6:46
related places: At

At least 21 people die in flooding and landslides in the north-eastern Indian states of Sikkim and Assam, reports say.
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Nine killed in Deoghar stampede

Monday, September 24th 2012, 6:27
related places: Deoghar

Nine people are killed and 20 others wounded in a stampede at a religious gathering in the temple town of Deoghar in India's Jharkhand state.
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In pictures: Visions of India

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 23:48

India through the lens of world's top photographers
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England fall to record T20 defeat

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 17:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are bowled out for only 80 by India to slump to their biggest ever defeat at the World Twenty20 in Colombo.
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Sivakasi: India's dangerous fireworks capital

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 23:41

Inside Sivakasi, the fireworks capital of India
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India: Singh defends economy plan

Friday, September 21st 2012, 16:11

Indian PM Manmohan Singh defends his economic reforms, saying they are necessary to fight an economic slowdown.
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India anti-corruption split 'sad'

Friday, September 21st 2012, 4:14

The break-up of the team that led India's anti-corruption campaign is "shocking and unfortunate", a key activist says.
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India party to leave coalition

Friday, September 21st 2012, 3:43

A key regional party is set to pull out of India's ruling coalition over its decision to open the retail sector to global supermarket chains and other reforms.
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India doctors in uterus removal scandal

Friday, September 21st 2012, 0:33

Indian doctors remove wombs for insurance
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India strike over retail reforms

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 21:24

India's opposition parties and trade unions stage a strike over government plans to allow in global supermarket chains and other reforms.
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VIDEO: India set for major strikes

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 1:42

Trade Unions and opposition parties in India will hold nationwide demonstrations on Thursday over a threat to millions of the country's small shop-keepers.
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Congress meets over ally pullout

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 12:11

India's Congress party meets to discuss a key ally's withdrawal from the government over plans to open the retail sector to global supermarket chains and other reforms.
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In pictures: Former French colony of Pondicherry in India

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 1:17
related countries: France France
related places: Pondicherry

Pictures of former French colony of Pondicherry in India
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Key party quits India government

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 18:56

A key regional party pulls out of India's governing coalition over its decision to open up the retail sector to global supermarket chains.
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VIDEO: Ancient perfume industry threatened

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 16:42

The traditional way of making oil-based perfumes, called attars, in India is disappearing in the face of tough competition from international brands.
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Omission 'disappoints' Pietersen

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 11:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen is disappointed to have been left out of England's tour to India but wants to return.
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Pietersen left out of India tour

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 10:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen is left out of England's squad for their tour of India but Joe Root and Nick Compton are included.
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Mumbai attacker's plea for mercy

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 8:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Mohammad Ajmal Qasab, the only gunman to survive the 2008 Mumbai attacks, appeals to India's president against his death sentence.
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India makes move to boost lending

Monday, September 17th 2012, 7:18

India's central bank lowers the amount of money that banks need to keep in reserve, in a bid to boost lending and spur domestic demand.
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India party ministers may quit

Monday, September 17th 2012, 4:52

A key political ally is to consider whether to withdraw from the Indian government over a decision to open up the retail sector to global supermarkets.
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India's oldest auction house fights for survival

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 23:51

India's oldest auction house fights for survival
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India 'must scrap' retail reform

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 17:37

India's government must scrap its plan to open up its lucrative retail sector to global supermarket chains, a key coalition partner warns.
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Aussies & India win T20 warm-ups

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia and India record victories over New Zealand and Sri Lanka respectively to win their World T20 warm-up matches.
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VIDEO: Inside India's 'student town'

Friday, September 14th 2012, 17:43

Intense competition for a prestigious degree is fuelling demand in India's private coaching industry.
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India opens up to foreign retail

Friday, September 14th 2012, 15:32

India's government once again clears a controversial plan to open up its vast retail market to global supermarket chains.
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Obese elephants given slimming help

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:59

Authorities in India are being presented with an massive task: managing the weight of obese elephants kept in temples.
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India inflation rate rises again

Friday, September 14th 2012, 7:14

India's inflation rises more than expected to 7.55% in August, driven by higher prices of food and manufactured items.
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VIDEO: Indian court rejects nuclear petition

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 17:06

India's Supreme Court has rejected a demand by anti-nuclear protesters to stop fuel being loaded into a new nuclear plant in the Tamil Nadu state.
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Setback for India nuclear protest

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 16:12

India's Supreme Court rejects a petition by anti-nuclear protesters to stop fuel being loaded into a new nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu state.
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Arrest in India 1999 hijack case

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 6:14

A top militant allegedly involved in the 1999 hijack of an Indian passenger plane is arrested in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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Lie-detector tests take off in India

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 0:04

Why lie-detection has become big business in India
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VIDEO: How a lie detector test works

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 17:42

An increasing number of companies in India are offering polygraph tests to individuals and companies trying to catch out deceitful spouses and cheating employees.
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Pietersen dispute saddens Vaughan

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 9:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former England captain Michael Vaughan says the Kevin Pietersen dispute could have been resolved by the players.
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India cartoonist freed from jail

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 8:21

Indian anti-corruption cartoonist Aseem Trivedi is freed from prison on bail after being arrested on sedition charges.
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Indian cartoonist offered bail

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 14:05

An Indian court grants bail to an anti-corruption cartoonist arrested on sedition charges, although it is unclear if he will accept it.
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Tension after India protest death

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 4:52

Security is tightened near a nuclear power plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu after a protester was shot by police on Monday.
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Searching for missing Pakistani soldiers in Indian jails

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 1:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani soldiers 'killed' in 1965 may be languishing in Indian jails
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Outrage over cartoonist arrest

Monday, September 10th 2012, 16:17

An Indian anti-corruption cartoonist is remanded in custody on sedition charges, prompting criticism of what many see as an attack on freedom of expression.
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India 'may not see Rushdie film'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 14:33

A new film based on Sir Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children may not be released in India, its director Deepa Mehta fears.
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Smugglers 'hid primates in pants'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 11:49

Two men are found trying to board a flight in India with a rare primate species hidden in their underwear.
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Pakistani Hindus arrive in India

Monday, September 10th 2012, 8:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A group of 171 Pakistani Hindus, who arrived in India on Sunday on pilgrim visas, say they will not return.
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Indian philanthropy's changing face

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 23:12

India's young step up to charitable giving
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In pictures: India prepares for Kumbh Mela

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 23:32

India prepares for Kumbh Mela festival
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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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