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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 railway failings 'massacre'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 16:09

An Indian government committee says lax safety standards on the state-owned railway network cause thousands of deaths.
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Inventory begins at Kerala temple

Monday, February 20th 2012, 6:42

Officials in India begin a digital inventory of treasures unearthed from vaults in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple.
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VIDEO: Web freedom scrutinised in India

Monday, February 20th 2012, 6:33

The government in India has pledged it will not censor social media, in response to a growing uproar over its internet guidelines.
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Italy naval guards held in India

Monday, February 20th 2012, 4:38
related countries: Italy Italy

Indian police detain two members of an Italian navy security team over last week's killing of two fishermen off the coast of Kerala.
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'Final push' on polio

Monday, February 20th 2012, 1:29

India on the verge of being declared polio-free
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India fishermen's deaths 'murder'

Friday, February 17th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Indian police open a murder case against crew members of an Italian oil tanker accused of killing two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates.
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Indian city 'to be painted blue'

Friday, February 17th 2012, 5:00
related places: Calcutta

The eastern Indian city of Calcutta is to be painted blue, officials say, a move criticised by opposition politicians.
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VIDEO: Secret life of India's life models

Friday, February 17th 2012, 1:38

Life-drawing classes struggle to find models
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Anger at Italy shooting fishermen

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 15:15
related countries: Italy Italy

India protests to Italy after an Italian cargo ship fires at an Indian trawler, killing two fishermen.
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Dow 'not responsible for Bhopal'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 11:23

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) tells Indian Olympics officials that Dow Chemical was not responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
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Kingfisher Airlines losses worsen

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 8:01

India's Kingfisher Airlines widened sharply in the final three months of 2011, raising fresh concerns about the carrier's future.
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Mumbai municipality begins polls

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 5:17
related places: Mumbai

Polling has begun for control of India's richest municipal body in the western city of Mumbai.
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India top court debates gay sex

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 4:23

India's Supreme Court asks groups challenging a 2009 landmark judgement decriminalising gay sex how "unnatural sex" should be defined.
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Is hope a fiction for India's poor?

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:50

Is hope a fiction for India's poor?
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VIDEO: Massive safety drill in Delhi

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:26
related places: Delhi

For the first time ever, disaster management agencies in the Indian capital Delhi have carried out a massive drill to test their level of preparedness in the event of an earthquake
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VIDEO: Thailand releases bomber CCTV

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Israel is blaming Iran for Tuesday's botched explosions in Bangkok. They came a day after two bombs targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.
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Indian village moved for tigers

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 7:12

An entire village in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan has been relocated to protect tigers, officials say.
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India Jet Airways suspends pilot

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 5:06
related places: Mumbai

India's private airline Jet Airways suspends a pilot and a crew for allowing a trainee pilot to land a plane in the western city of Mumbai.
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Delhi in massive earthquake drill

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 4:24
related places: Delhi

Disaster management forces in the Indian capital, Delhi, are to hold a massive drill to assess preparedness in the event of a big earthquake.
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Jaguar sales boost Tata profits

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 16:51

Booming sales of Jaguar and Land Rover cars help Indian parent firm Tata Motors to a huge rise in profits, the firm announces.
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India hunts diplomat car bomber

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 8:21
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Delhi

Home Minister P Chidambaram says India is hunting the "well-trained person" who carried out Monday's attack on an Israeli diplomat in Delhi.
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Indian inflation at two-year low

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 7:33

India's main inflation rate falls to the lowest level in more than two years, helped by cheaper food prices.
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VIDEO: Israel envoys 'target of attacks'

Monday, February 13th 2012, 19:34
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Bombers have targeted staff at Israeli embassies in India and Georgia, officials say, with Israel accusing Iran of masterminding the attacks.
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Israel envoys 'target of attacks'

Monday, February 13th 2012, 18:41
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Delhi

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blames Iran after bombers apparently targeted diplomats in India and Georgia, injuring four people.
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Tax evasion 'cost India $500bn'

Monday, February 13th 2012, 15:27

Indians have illegally deposited an estimated $500bn in overseas tax havens, says the chief of India's federal investigation agency.
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VIDEO: India's UID scheme forges ahead

Monday, February 13th 2012, 7:52

For the past two years India has been building the world's most sophisticated database of personal identities.
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India minister in Pakistan trip

Monday, February 13th 2012, 6:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma is due to begin a three-day visit to Pakistan to boost trade between the two rival neighbours.
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BBC journalist's 'typically Indian' beating

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 2:08
related places: Bihar

BBC journalist on why he was attacked by a Bihar mob
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'Progress' on EU-India free trade

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:32
related places: Delhi

EU and Indian leaders say they have made "substantial progress" towards a free trade agreement at a key Delhi summit.
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India army chief drops age case

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:28

India's Supreme Court says the army chief has dropped his case against the government over his retirement age.
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Defiant Nasheed leads Male rally

Friday, February 10th 2012, 10:51
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Maldives Maldives

Defiant former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed leads a street rally in Male, just days after what he says was a coup that forced him to resign.
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India director 'to return land'

Friday, February 10th 2012, 5:14
related places: Mumbai

A court in the Indian city of Mumbai directs Bollywood director Subhash Ghai to return to the government a plot of land allotted for a film school.
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Shock loss for India's Tata Steel

Friday, February 10th 2012, 3:54

Tata Steel, the largest producer in India, unexpectedly reports a loss of 6.03bn rupees ($122m; £77m), hit by weak demand.
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Toxic alcohol toll rises in India

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 6:54

The number of people who have died in the Indian state of Orissa after drinking toxic illegal alcohol rises to 31, officials say.
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Could coffee become India's top drink?

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 1:38

Is India falling in love with the cappuccino?
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'High turnout' in Uttar Pradesh

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 14:13

A high turnout is reported as crucial assembly polls begin in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, a key test for the ruling Congress party.
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India ministers quit in porn row

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 11:14

Three ministers in the Indian state of Karnataka resign amid a row over watching pornography in the local assembly.
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Recovering Yuvraj hails support

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:01

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh thanks well-wishers for their support as he recovers from cancer and vows to come back "stronger than ever".
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India and Iran reach oil pay deal

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 6:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

India reaches an agreement with Iran to process payments for its crude oil imports, as US-led sanctions against Iran are tightened.
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Is instability India's destiny?

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:08

The complex challenges facing the Indian state
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Cricket 'tobacco' adverts pulled

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 7:04

Cricket Australia withdraws Hindi advertisements displayed during recent games with India after warnings they could be illegally promoting tobacco.
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India miners face licence repeal

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 5:32

A panel appointed by India's Supreme Court has recommended that the licences of as many as 49 iron ore miners should be cancelled.
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Support pledged for Yuvraj Singh

Monday, February 6th 2012, 12:42
related countries: United States United States

Messages of support pour in for India cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States.
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India telecom ruling 'harms' firm

Monday, February 6th 2012, 11:36

Telecoms firm Uninor says it has been "unfairly harmed" by an Indian court ruling cancelling licences issued in 2008.
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Web firms remove India material

Monday, February 6th 2012, 9:56

Facebook and Google tell a court in India they have complied with an order to remove "objectionable" material, amid ongoing legal moves on censorship.
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Yuvraj diagnosed with lung cancer

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 9:49
related countries: United States United States

India batsman Yuvraj Singh is undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States his physiotherapist confirms.
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England players go unsold at IPL

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 9:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Seven England players and Ireland batsman Kevin O'Brien fail to attract bids at the Indian Premier League auction.
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Uttar Pradesh battles voter apathy

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 5:59

India's most populous state battles to boost poll turnouts
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Fireman stands in for air control

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 7:31

A fireman guides a plane to land at an airport in India after air traffic controllers fail to turn up for work, it emerges.
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No show by Pakistan's Mumbai team

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 4:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan fails to send a team of officials to India to investigate the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, Indian officials say.
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India cancels telecom licences

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 17:19

India's Supreme Court cancels 122 telecommunications licences awarded to several companies, amid an ongoing corruption scandal.
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Court to rule on Chidambaram role

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 5:12
related places: Chidambaram

India's Supreme Court is to rule on whether Home Minister P Chidambaram should be investigated in connection with the country's biggest corruption scandal.
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French close in on India jet deal

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 18:12
related countries: France France

French firm Dassault emerges as preferred bidder for a $10bn contract to supply jet fighters to India, in a major setback for Eurofighter.
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Mumbai gunman launches new appeal

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 9:43

Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab appeals in India's Supreme Court against his death sentence for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Bollywood star 'in party bust-up'

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 6:52
related places: Mumbai

An Indian filmmaker alleges he was roughed up by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at a party in Mumbai on Monday.
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India censors block Dragon film

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 6:31

Hollywood's remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is unlikely to screen in India after local censors called for the removal of "explicit" scenes.
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India's richest shrine goes green

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 0:09

India's richest shrine goes into carbon credit trade
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India football auction hits $7m

Monday, January 30th 2012, 14:40
related places: Calcutta

India holds its first auction of football players, ahead of a league competition that hopes to mirror the success of the IPL cricket tournament.
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Starbucks to open stores in India

Monday, January 30th 2012, 12:59

Starbucks unveils plans to open its first India stores, in a joint operation with Tata Global Beverages.
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Voting opens in India state polls

Monday, January 30th 2012, 7:24

Voting begins in key state elections in the Indian states of Punjab and Uttarakhand, amid tight security.
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Bangladesh signs India power deal

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 15:23
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh sign a deal to build a plant to address Bangladesh's power shortages, despite opposition from environmentalists.
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Deadly attack mars India election

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 11:20

Suspected rebels in India's north-east state of Manipur kill at least four people at a polling station during a local election, police say.
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Aussies complete India whitewash

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 6:57
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia wrap up a 4-0 series whitewash over India, who suffer their eighth consecutive defeat, with a 298-run win in the final Test in Adelaide.
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Davos 2012: Where to invest this year?

Friday, January 27th 2012, 14:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China, Russia Russia, United States United States

Where to invest: Russia, India, Brazil, China, US, Middle East? Hear the tips of some of the world's top investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Australia on verge of whitewash

Friday, January 27th 2012, 10:32
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

India are slipping towards a 4-0 series whitewash - and an eighth consecutive Test defeat - as Australia close in on victory in Adelaide.
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VIDEO: London 2012: India boxing hopeful

Friday, January 27th 2012, 8:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Mary Kom will make her Olympics debut in London this summer, representing India in boxing.
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'Berserk' India driver kills nine

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 15:08
related places: Pune

A bus driver smashes into traffic and pedestrians at high speed in the western Indian city of Pune, killing nine and wounding 27.
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Media condemn Rushdie treatment

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 11:19

Indian media criticise the government for failing to ensure the security of author Salman Rushdie after threats of violence kept him away from a literary festival.
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Blocked Rushdie 'sad for India'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 15:42

Author Salman Rushdie says he is "sad for India" after threats of violence prevent his video address to an Indian literary festival.
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Rushdie video address cancelled

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 13:52

Author Salman Rushdie's controversial video address to the Jaipur Literary Festival in India is cancelled, police say, as protesters gather to disrupt it.
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India leases Russian nuclear sub

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 10:02
related countries: Russia Russia

India takes possession of a nuclear-powered Akula II submarine from Russia on a 10-year lease.
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Indian interest rates held steady

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 9:10

India's central bank leaves interest rates unchanged but moves to increase liquidity as it battles high inflation and weaker growth.
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US defends comedian Jay Leno jibe

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 7:51
related countries: United States United States

The US defends comedian Jay Leno's right to free speech after India condemned a reference he made to the holiest Sikh shrine.
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Ponting reaches 13,000 Test runs

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 7:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting becomes only the third batsman to score 13,000 Test runs as Australia reach 335-3 on the first day of the final Test against India.
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Indian PM makes his Twitter debut

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 4:59

Manmohan Singh starts a Twitter account in an effort to inform people about the work done by him.
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Foodistan: India-Pakistan chefs fight for taste buds

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 0:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian and Pakistani chefs battle for culinary supremacy
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Doubts over Rushdie video address

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 14:49

Plans for author Salman Rushdie to address by video the Indian literary event he withdrew from amid security concerns may be blocked, media say.
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India to make Norway custody plea

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 12:56
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Delhi

Delhi says it will try to seek an "amicable" solution to a controversial child custody case in Norway that has caused anger in India.
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India minister abandons shoelaces

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 9:22

An Indian minister pledges to wear only slip-on shoes after a young man is shown tying his laces at a public event.
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Jay Leno jibe sparks Sikh anger

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 7:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Amritsar

India condemns an "objectionable" comment by US comedian Jay Leno on the holiest Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple of Amritsar.
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Rushdie angry over 'false' threat

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 5:52

Author Salman Rushdie accuses authorities in the Indian state of Rajasthan of giving false intelligence information of a threat to his life, saying he is "outraged".
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Vodafone not liable for India tax

Friday, January 20th 2012, 11:20

India's highest court says that Vodafone is not liable for taxes and penalties of up to $4.4bn (£2.8bn), ending a long running legal battle.
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Rushdie withdraws from festival

Friday, January 20th 2012, 9:41

Author Salman Rushdie withdraws from India's biggest literary festival, saying he feared assassination after protests by leading Muslim clerics.
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Tight security at Jaipur festival

Friday, January 20th 2012, 4:40
related places: Jaipur

India's biggest literary festival opens in the northern city of Jaipur amid tight security and doubts over the participation of author Salman Rushdie.
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VIDEO: Exploited child workers of India

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 22:58

In India, hundreds of thousands of children are thought to be involved in picking and processing cotton.
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VIDEO: Anger in Bangladesh over torture video

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 18:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A video showing Indian border guards torturing a suspected Bangladeshi cow smuggler has prompted widespread condemnation and anger in Bangladesh.
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A place where women rule over men

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 15:26

The Indian state with a men's rights movement
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VIDEO: Will India lower Scotch whisky duty?

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 14:33
related places: New Delhi

There is growing pressure at trade talks in New Delhi for India to lower import tariffs of 150% on Scotch whisky.
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