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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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India spurs world arms trade jump

Monday, March 19th 2012, 16:05
related countries: Sweden Sweden

India's weapons spending is behind a 24% jump in the global arms trade in the last five years, says a think tank based in Sweden.
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India may back UN Sri Lanka vote

Monday, March 19th 2012, 12:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says India is "inclined" to support a UN Human Rights Council resolution on alleged Sri Lankan war crimes.
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Becoming an abuse statistic in patriarchal India

Monday, March 19th 2012, 7:42

Indian journalist tells of attack while bystanders watched
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Yuvraj Singh cancer therapy over

Monday, March 19th 2012, 7:34
related countries: United States United States

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh says he has completed his cancer treatment in the US and "can’t wait to return home".
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India railway minister resigns

Monday, March 19th 2012, 3:28

India's Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi resigns after his party protested against his decision to increase passenger fares.
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Indian Maoists 'kidnap Italians'

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 12:37

Indian Maoists kidnap two Italians in eastern Orissa state, the first time Westerners have been abducted there, and demand the release of leaders.
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Azarenka lines up Sharapova final

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 10:58
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Azarenka stretches her 2012 winning run to 22 matches to set up a final with Maria Sharapova at Indian Wells.
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Nadal books last four Federer tie

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 9:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Roger Federer will play Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals at Indian Wells after they each beat Argentine opponents in the last-eight.
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VIDEO: Pashmina goat 'cloned for first time'

Friday, March 16th 2012, 17:05

Scientists in Indian-administered Kashmir claim they have successfully cloned the first Himalayan goat which produces the famed pashmina wool.
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VIDEO: Tendulkar breaks cricket record

Friday, March 16th 2012, 16:48

India's "Little Master" Sachin Tendulkar has become the first batsman to score 100 centuries in international cricket.
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Iranians sought for Delhi attack

Friday, March 16th 2012, 15:38
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Delhi

Police in India say they have issued arrest warrants for three Iranians who allegedly planned the February attack on an Israeli diplomat in Delhi.
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India budget is upbeat on economy

Friday, March 16th 2012, 14:01

India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee unveils the country's annual budget, saying that the economy is turning around.
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AUDIO: The moment Tendulkar made history

Friday, March 16th 2012, 12:12
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

India's Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century in a one-day Asia Cup game against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
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Tendulkar hits his 100th hundred

Friday, March 16th 2012, 11:07
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

India's Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century in a one-day Asia Cup game against Bangladesh in Mirpur.
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Death of battered Indian toddler

Friday, March 16th 2012, 7:43
related places: Delhi

A severely battered baby girl admitted to hospital in January in the Indian capital, Delhi, dies of a cardiac arrest.
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Is India's lack of toilets a cultural problem?

Friday, March 16th 2012, 7:02

Is the lack of toilets in India a cultural issue?
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India's thriving 'hereditary democracy'

Friday, March 16th 2012, 5:26

'Hereditary democracy' alive and well in India
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Djokovic secures semi-final place

Friday, March 16th 2012, 4:38

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Spaniard Nicolas Almagro to reach the last four in Indian Wells.
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Azarenka extends winning streak

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 9:32
related countries: Spain Spain

World number one Victoria Azarenka continues her stunning start to 2012 by thrashing Agnieszka Radwanska in Indian Wells.
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India keeps interest rates stable

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 6:37

India keeps its interest rates unchanged, saying inflation remains a risk despite a slowdown in the economy.
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India minister has 'not resigned'

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 5:36

India's Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi denies reports that he has resigned after his party protested against his decision to increase passenger fares.
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Imran Khan makes Rushdie protest

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 4:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani politician Imran Khan says he will not participate in a conference in India because author Sir Salman Rushdie is due to speak there.
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Boeing in $500m Air India dispute

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 1:14

Boeing denies claims by the Indian government that it agreed to pay $500m (£319m) compensation for delays in the delivery of planes.
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India railway budget hikes fares

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 13:29

India's Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi announces an increase in passenger fares, the first in nearly a decade, as part of plans to improve the system.
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VIDEO: India increases fares to revamp railway

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 12:20

For the first time in almost a decade, India will increase train fares, as part of a bid to modernise its ageing rail network.
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India consumer prices rise 6.95%

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 8:34

Consumer prices in India rise by a more-than-expected 6.95% in February, driven by a jump in fuel and power costs.
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Mayawati wealth doubles from 2007

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 7:03

The wealth of Indian politician Mayawati has doubled, according to an affidavit she filed to run for the upper house of parliament.
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No toilet in half of Indian homes

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 5:03

Nearly half of India's 1.2bn people have no toilet at home - fewer than have mobile phones - according to the latest census data.
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VIDEO: Indian rail budget to be unveiled

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 0:54

Indian railway users are hoping for more investment in rail infrastructure to be announced in Wednesday's rail budget.
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AUDIO: Mystery bug 'slams' tennis tournament

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 12:11

Jonathan Overend told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast about the stomach illness that is afflicting Indian Wells players.
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India allows copy of cancer drug

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 5:04

India's government permits a local company to manufacture a generic copy of a patented cancer drug to make it affordable to Indian patients.
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Djokovic through at Indian Wells

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 0:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Defending champion Novak Djokovic moves into the fourth round at Indian Wells with a 6-2 6-3 win over South African Kevin Anderson.
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ICC rejects match-fixing claims

Monday, March 12th 2012, 18:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The ICC denies claims it is investigating match-fixing during the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan.
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Indian legislators 'face charges'

Monday, March 12th 2012, 5:31

More than a third of the legislators elected in the recently concluded polls in five Indian states face criminal charges, says an independent watchdog.
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VIDEO: Challenges facing India food bill

Monday, March 12th 2012, 5:07

India's Food Security Bill aims to provide cheap grain rations for all who need them, but funding the programme is not the only challenge the government faces.
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India reverses cotton export ban

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 12:23

India reverses a ban on cotton exports just six days after announcing the policy, following outrage from farmers.
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Murray loses Indian Wells opener

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 9:02

British number one Andy Murray suffers a surprise 6-4 6-2 defeat to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in his opening match at Indian Wells.
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India will export pre-ban cotton

Friday, March 9th 2012, 13:08

India's commerce ministry says it will allow producers to ship out cotton that was cleared for export before a 4 March ban.
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Dravid quits first-class cricket

Friday, March 9th 2012, 7:36

India batsman Rahul Dravid announces his retirement from international cricket 'sad but proud'.
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'Mine mafia kill' India policeman

Friday, March 9th 2012, 4:00

A senior Indian police officer is run over and killed by a vehicle carrying illegally quarried stones in northern Madhya Pradesh state, police say.
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In pictures: Holi festival of colours

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 18:02
related places: Holi

India celebrates Holi, the festival of colours
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India to review cotton export ban

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 4:52

Indian PM Manmohan Singh orders a review of the ban on exports of cotton amid concerns over the decision.
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Indian airline suspended by Iata

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 15:28

India's Kingfisher Airlines is suspended from the International Air Transport Association's clearing house because of non-payment.
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Arrest in Israeli diplomat attack

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 8:04
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Delhi

Police in Delhi arrest an Indian journalist in connection with a bomb blast last month which injured an Israeli diplomat's wife in the city.
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US challenges India poultry ban

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 7:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Delhi

The US drags India to the World Trade Organization challenging Delhi's ban on imports of American poultry goods.
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New focus for British aid to India

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 5:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New focus for British assistance to India
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Polls a 'major blow to Congress'

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 4:28

State election results come as a big blow to the ruling Congress party, Indian media says.
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Congress setback in India polls

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 15:48

India's ruling Congress party suffers a blow as it fails to build on its low standing in assembly elections in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Kashmir security forces charged

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 10:11

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have launched more than 400 cases alleging human rights abuses against security personnel in recent years, officials say.
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India PM asked to lift cotton ban

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 8:24

India's Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar asks Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to lift a ban on cotton exports announced on Monday.
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New breed of chefs takes over hotel kitchens in India

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 3:21

The housewives overturning India's food scene
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VIDEO: Vote counting in five Indian states

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 2:56

Election results from five Indian states including the largest state of Uttar Pradesh are to be announced on Tuesday.
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India starts Angkor Wat replica

Monday, March 5th 2012, 13:22
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: Bihar

A Hindu trust in India's Bihar state begins construction of a temple that will be a replica of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, only larger.
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India cotton: all exports banned

Monday, March 5th 2012, 12:02

India bans cotton exports with immediate effect, as a boom in exports and lower-than-expected production has local mill owners worried about rising prices.
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Quake shakes Indian capital Delhi

Monday, March 5th 2012, 8:24
related places: Delhi

An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 shakes buildings in the Indian capital, Delhi, but no casualties or damage are reported.
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VIDEO: India's huge volumes of waste

Monday, March 5th 2012, 4:53

Rapid urbanisation in India is leaving its cities huge volumes of waste.
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India state leader statues bared

Monday, March 5th 2012, 3:59

Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state uncover statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her party symbols two months after they were shrouded to avoid "swaying" voters.
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Lawyers and media clash in India

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 15:10
related places: Bangalore

At least 16 policemen are injured in Bangalore, during clashes between lawyers and journalists at a courthouse.
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SL beat Australia to reach final

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 11:41
related countries: Australia Australia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka claim a dramatic nine-run win over Australia to reach the final of the one-day tri-series and knock out India.
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US says special forces in India

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 10:13
related countries: United States United States

US special forces are present in India, engaged in counter-terrorism training, a Pentagon commander reveals, but the US embassy in Delhi says the deployment is not permanent.
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ONGC share sale short of target

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 5:01

The Indian government's attempt to sell a 5% stake in oil firm ONGC falls just short amid concerns the shares were over-priced.
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India to clarify telecoms ruling

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 4:29

India's government seeks clarification from the Supreme Court over its cancellation of 122 telecommunications licences awarded to companies in 2008.
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Costa Allegra passengers on land

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 11:50
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Seychelles Seychelles

Passengers on the Costa Allegra speak of difficult conditions on board as the stricken cruise ship docks in the Seychelles.
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Pakistan makes India trade move

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 14:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan will phase out restrictions on most imports from India by December 2012, the government announces.
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Indian economic growth rate slows

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 9:36

The Indian economy sees its weakest growth rate in nearly three years as the manufacturing sector continued to slow in the last quarter of 2011.
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VIDEO: Corruption dogs India elections

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 5:21

As voters across India head to the polls in regional assembly elections, more than 200 of the candidates on the ballot in Uttar Pradesh face serious criminal charges.
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India charges 'anti-nuclear' NGOs

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 3:57

The Indian government charges four non-governmental organisations with allegedly diverting foreign funds to support protests against a nuclear plant.
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Stricken Costa ship changes route

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Italy Italy
related places: Costa

The Italian cruise ship being towed after a power failure is not expected to reach land until Thursday, after safety concerns prompt a change of route.
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Gandhi goes abroad for 'check-up'

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 10:47

India's governing Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi is abroad for a "routine check-up" six months after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed medical condition.
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Italy and India try to defuse row

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 10:35
related countries: Italy Italy

The foreign ministers of Italy and India agree that the row over the killing of two Indian fishermen must be amicably addressed.
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India strike draws mixed response

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:56

A nationwide strike by Indian workers to demand improved rights and anti-inflation measures draws a mixed response.
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VIDEO: Navy footage of stricken Costa ship

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:54

Footage released by the Indian Navy of the stricken Costa Allegra cruise ship shows calm seas, an upright ship, and passengers on the upper decks.
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Court rejects 'shift' on gay sex

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 7:46

India's Supreme Court criticises the government for its shifting stand on the issue of decriminalising homosexuality.
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VIDEO: Fishing boat towing stranded liner

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 5:44
related countries: France France, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Italy Italy

A French fishing boat has come to the aid of an Italian cruise liner left adrift in the Indian Ocean with more than 600 passengers on board after a power failure.
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Sixth-phase poll in Uttar Pradesh

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 3:44

Polling opens for the sixth phase of assembly elections in India's most populous and politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh.
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VIDEO: Cruise ship adrift in Indian Ocean

Monday, February 27th 2012, 18:48
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Seychelles Seychelles

The Costa Allegra carrying 1,000 passengers and crew, is drifting without power some 200 miles from the Seychelles.
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India pledge over shooting probe

Monday, February 27th 2012, 4:15
related countries: Italy Italy

India will "not succumb to pressures from Italy" over an investigation into the fatal shooting of two fishermen by an Italian navy security team, a minister says.
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Australia reach tri-series final

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 13:13
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Australia secure their place in the one-day tri-series final with a comfortable 87-run victory over India in Sydney.
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Indian court condemns crackdown

Friday, February 24th 2012, 4:31

India's Supreme Court orders the prosecution of policemen involved in a crackdown on an anti-corruption protest led by yoga guru Baba Ramdev last year.
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Activists query Indian killings

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 14:43
related places: Chennai

Indian human rights activists question the circumstances in which five alleged bank robbers were killed by police in Chennai on Thursday.
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India disowns call to ban gay sex

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:59

India's home ministry disowns an apparent call from a top government lawyer for a landmark ruling decriminalising gay sex to be overturned.
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Kashmir avalanches kill soldiers

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 4:56

Snow avalanches have hit defence installations in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing at least nine Indian soldiers and trapping 11 others, officials say.
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Bollywood star accused of assault

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 9:52
related places: Mumbai

Police in the Indian city of Mumbai register a case against top Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan for allegedly assaulting a businessman.
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Italy minister in Delhi for talks

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 5:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Delhi

Italy's junior foreign minister Staffan De Mistura is to meet Indian officials amid a diplomatic row over the killing of two fishermen.
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Amphibian family first for India

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 2:40

A new family of caecilians, the most enigmatic branch of the amphibians, has been discovered in northeastern India.
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VIDEO: On board a pirate patrol plane

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 12:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner is the first British journalist to be allowed on board an Australian Maritime Patrol Aircraft flying on a counter-piracy mission over the Indian Ocean.
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Kingfisher vow to restore service

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 9:11

India's loss-making Kingfisher Airlines tells the aviation authorities that it hopes to restore flight schedules in the next five to seven days.
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Gandhi falls foul of poll rules

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 7:25

Congress party MP Rahul Gandhi is accused of violating election rules while campaigning for crucial assembly polls in India's Uttar Pradesh state.
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