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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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Fresh bird flu outbreak in India

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:58
related places: Bangalore

Authorities in India's Bangalore city cull about 30,000 birds after an outbreak of bird flu is confirmed.
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Maoists 'to shun brutal methods'

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 11:46

Maoist rebels in India will put an end to their most brutal methods of execution, a senior rebel leader has told the BBC.
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India cuts bank reserve not rates

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 6:40

India's central bank leaves rates unchanged but cuts the amount of money lenders need to keep in reserve in an attempt to boost growth.
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Pietersen to play in tour match

Monday, October 29th 2012, 15:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen is recalled to the England side and will bat at number four against India A in their opening tour game.
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India caution over cabinet rejig

Monday, October 29th 2012, 4:51

India's media is cautiously optimistic about the government's major reshuffle on Sunday, in which 22 new ministers were inducted.
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Vettel wins to extend title lead

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 11:11

Sebastian Vettel dominates the Indian GP to take a fourth win in a row and extend his title lead over Fernando Alonso.
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India reshuffle sees new faces

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 10:57

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh brings 22 new ministers into his government in a major reshuffle ahead of elections in 2014.
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Vettel takes India pole position

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 9:39

Sebastian Vettel leads team-mate Mark Webber to a Red Bull one-two in qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix.
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Vettel fastest in final practice

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 6:50

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beats McLaren's Jenson Button to the fastest time in final practice at the Indian Grand Prix.
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Winners and losers in India's foray into Formula 1

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:21

The winners and losers of F1 in India
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Indian foreign minister resigns

Friday, October 26th 2012, 15:11

The veteran Indian Foreign Minister, S M Krishna, has resigned with immediate effect.
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McLaren drivers bemoan poor pace

Friday, October 26th 2012, 12:57
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button admit they are struggling for pace at the Indian Grand Prix.
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Vettel tops second India practice

Friday, October 26th 2012, 10:13

Sebastian Vettel leads Mark Webber to a Red Bull one-two in second practice at the Indian Grand Prix.
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Vettel tops India first practice

Friday, October 26th 2012, 6:09

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel heads McLaren's Jenson Button and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in first practice at the Indian GP.
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India F1 track fully 'dog proof'

Friday, October 26th 2012, 4:52

Formula 1 organisers in India say that the state-of-the-art Buddh International Circuit is now completely "dog proof" ahead of this Sunday's race.
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Rickshaw-puller's baby 'stable'

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 13:42

An Indian baby whose rickshaw-puller father was forced to take her to work after her mother died is in hospital in an improving condition.
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Kingfisher staff call off strike

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 10:38

Workers at India's Kingfisher Airlines agree to call off their strike after the cash-strapped carrier offers to pay three months of salary.
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VIDEO: Business school to boost India's women

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 9:33

One of India's top business schools is offering a practical course for women who want to go into politics and high-powered jobs.
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In pictures: Itinerary, first 'travel best-seller' on India

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 6:52

Rare images from first 'travel best-seller' on India
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India comedian Jaspal Bhatti dies

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 3:52
related places: Jalandhar

One of India's most popular comedians Jaspal Bhatti has died in a road crash in Jalandhar city in Punjab state.
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Reject Qasab plea, president told

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 3:59
related places: Mumbai

India's home ministry recommends the president reject the mercy petition of Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab over his role in the Mumbai attacks.
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Bengali writer Gangopadhyay dies

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 6:29
related places: Calcutta

Well-known Bengali poet and novelist Sunil Gangopadhyay dies after a heart attack in the Indian city of Calcutta.
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Kingfisher woos striking workers

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 5:43

India's Kingfisher Airlines has offered to pay three months salary to its striking employees, in an effort to restart its operations.
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Bid to find Chopra death cause

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 4:11
related places: Chopra, Mumbai

Authorities in the Indian city of Mumbai announce a probe into whether top Bollywood filmmaker, Yash Chopra, died from dengue fever.
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VIDEO: India's 'stolen' children

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 20:36

According to child rights organisations, more than 50.000 children disappear in India every year and many are sold as cheap labour.
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Why would you leave the West for India?

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 17:21

Moving back to the land of opportunity - India
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Australia state lifts uranium ban

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 10:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian state of Queensland lifts a 23-year ban on mining uranium, paving the way for exports to India.
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UK high commissioner meets Modi

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's high commissioner in India meets Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat state, ending a 10-year boycott of the controversial politician.
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Tributes for Bollywood's Chopra

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:04
related places: Chopra, Mumbai

Bollywood stars and fans pay tributes to one of India's most influential film-makers, Yash Chopra, who died from dengue fever in Mumbai on Sunday.
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Kingfisher falls on suspension

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 6:08

Shares in India's cash-strapped airline Kingfisher fall almost 5%, after its license was suspended over the weekend.
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VIDEO: Rural India's battle against rape

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 6:03
related places: Haryana

There is growing alarm over a series of brutal gang rapes in the northern Indian state of Haryana, with 11 attacks reported in the past month alone.
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VIDEO: Bollywood icon Yash Chopra dies, aged 80

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 21:04

Known as the "King of Romance" for his many love stories, Yash Chopra was the man behind some of Indian cinema's most successful films.
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Bollywood legend Yash Chopra dies

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 16:40

One of India's veteran film-makers, Yash Chopra, dies aged 80, days after being admitted to hospital with dengue fever.
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Why rural sexual violence remains rife in India

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 0:43

Why social attitudes mean it still remains rife in rural areas
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Kashmir hotel attack 'kills one'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:08
related places: At, Srinagar

At least one person is killed by gunmen who opened fire in a hotel on the outskirts of Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, reports say.
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VIDEO: Is coffee threatening Indian tea culture?

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:33

India is one of the largest tea producers in the world and a huge tea-drinking nation, but is now witnessing an explosion in coffee culture.
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India bail in Israeli car bombing

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:13
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court frees on bail a Delhi-based journalist arrested in March in connection with a bomb attack on the car of an Israeli diplomat's wife in the city.
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Tata in Orient-Express Hotels bid

Friday, October 19th 2012, 4:54

Tata Group-owned Indian Hotels Company launches a takeover bid for luxury chain Orient-Express Hotels as it looks to expand its global presence.
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Mother saves child from leopard

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 10:26

A mother in northern India chases a leopard into the forest to retrieve her child from the animal's jaws.
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Rahul Gandhi rape slur dismissed

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 7:13

India's Supreme Court dismisses a petition accusing Congress party MP Rahul Gandhi of raping a woman.
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BJP leader denies scandal charge

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 5:35

The chief of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party denies fresh allegations of involvement in a massive corruption scandal.
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BJP leader 'stole farmers' water'

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 14:19

Campaigners accuse Nitin Gadkari, the chief of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, of involvement in a massive corruption scandal.
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India minister warns campaigner

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 11:15

India's Law Minister Salman Khurshid warns anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal against visiting his constituency.
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French envoy out on bail in India

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 7:16
related countries: France France

French diplomat Pascal Mazurier, who is charged with raping his three-year-old daughter, is released from an Indian prison on bail.
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Julia Gillard due to meet Singh

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 4:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is to meet Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh, as she continues her state visit.
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In pictures: 'The drought India forgot'

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 0:06

Fears rise over a forgotten Indian drought
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India ends tiger zone tourism ban

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 12:49

India's Supreme Court lifts its earlier ban on tourism in "core zones" of more than 40 government-run tiger reserves.
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VIDEO: Global impact of food price rises

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 11:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

There has been drought in the US, poor rainfall in Russia and South America and a dry monsoon in India, all of these have a major impact on the world's most important food crops and consequently food prices.
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Bollywood's 'first couple' marry

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 10:07
related places: Mumbai

Two of Bollywood's top stars - Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor - get married in the Indian city of Mumbai after a five-year courtship.
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India officer alleges humiliation

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 9:32

A senior Indian civil servant says he feels "humiliated" after he is transferred amid reports he was investigating controversial land deals by a Gandhi family member.
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VIDEO: Feeding a family in India on $10

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 3:49

India is one of the largest food producers in the world, but a staggering proportion of the country's children are malnourished.
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India probes law minister charges

Monday, October 15th 2012, 8:14

The authorities in India investigate allegations that Law Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife embezzled state funds allotted to a trust they run for disabled people.
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India navy pilots 'die' in crash

Monday, October 15th 2012, 6:23
related places: Goa

Two Indian navy pilots are among three people feared killed after their helicopter crashes in Goa on the western coast, reports say.
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Gillard due to begin India visit

Monday, October 15th 2012, 4:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is about to begin a three-day visit to India, with civil nuclear co-operation on the agenda.
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Marine Protected Areas skyrocket

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 2:01

A biodiversity converence in India hears that rapid uptake of Marine Protected Areas has increased their total coverage 10-fold in the past decade.
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In pictures: India's girl children

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 1:46

Exhibition examines the lives of girls in India
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Order to arrest Kingfisher chief

Friday, October 12th 2012, 12:58

An Indian court orders the arrest of Vijay Mallya, owner of the cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines, after a cheque worth $1.9m (£1.2m) bounced.
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India sedition charges dropped

Friday, October 12th 2012, 6:47

The government in the western Indian state of Maharashtra drops sedition charge against anti-corruption cartoonist Aseem Trivedi.
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Indian bus crash leaves 11 dead

Friday, October 12th 2012, 4:33
related places: At

At least 11 people die and more than 20 are injured when a bus plunges off a highway in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
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India state told to release water

Friday, October 12th 2012, 3:48

India's Karnataka state is told to release water from a disputed river to Tamil Nadu state, amid a long-running dispute.
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VIDEO: Testing times for India's MBAs

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 10:17

India's new generation of business school graduates are finding it harder than they expected.
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Indian landless call off march

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 8:35

A protest march by thousands of India's landless poor is called off after a deal with the government.
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VIDEO: India's landless march to Delhi

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 14:40
related places: Delhi

Thousands of India's poor are marching towards Delhi demanding that the government introduces land reforms that would distribute land more equally between the rich and poor.
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Umpires deny match-fixing claims

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 17:41

Three of the six cricket umpires accused of match-fixing by an Indian TV station speak to the BBC to deny the allegations.
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'India release' for Rushdie film

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 8:30

A new film based on Sir Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children will reportedly be released in India.
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Geithner and Bernanke visit India

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 4:05
related countries: United States United States

Two of US's top policymakers are visiting India in a bid to boost economic ties between the the two countries.
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VIDEO: Geithner and Bernanke in India

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 1:45
related countries: United States United States

US Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve Chairman arrive in India for two day trip.
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ICC probes new match-fixing claim

Monday, October 8th 2012, 17:42

The International Cricket Council has launched an "urgent investigation" into match-fixing claims made by an Indian broadcaster.
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Death penalty for India murders

Friday, October 5th 2012, 10:07
related places: Delhi

Five members of a family in the Indian capital, Delhi, are sentenced to death for the brutal murder of a young couple in 2010.
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India airline extends shutdown

Friday, October 5th 2012, 6:28

India's cash-strapped Kingfisher airline grounds its fleet for a further week as talks with workers protesting against months of unpaid wages fail.
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India cabinet clears new reforms

Friday, October 5th 2012, 3:11

India's government approves 49% foreign direct investment in insurance companies and opens the pension sector to foreign investors, but the reforms will face a tough fight from the MPs.
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Dubai to build Taj Mahal replica

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 6:24

A $1bn project to build a replica of India's famed Taj Mahal mausoleum is unveiled in the Gulf emirate of Dubai.
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India promises more market reform

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 12:53

India's Finance Minister P Chidambaram promises more reforms after the country opened up its retail sector to foreign supermarket chains and cut diesel subsidies.
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VIDEO: India 'on the path of financial reform'

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 11:45

India is on the path of financial reform, the Finance Minister P Chidambaram has told the BBC.
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Court case over 'sexist' remark

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 9:57

A court case is registered against a senior Indian minister for his remark - in a comment about cricket - that wives lose their appeal with age.
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Pietersen set for England recall

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 8:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen's England return is expected to be announced at a news conference on Wednesday.
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India landless begin Delhi march

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 6:36
related places: Delhi

Tens of thousands of landless poor begin a march to the Indian capital, Delhi, demanding their right to land.
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India beat SA but exit World T20

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 17:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa

India fail to reach the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 despite beating South Africa by one run in Colombo.
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Murder attempt on Indian general

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police in London say the stabbing of the Indian general who led the 1984 raid on Sikhism's holiest shrine was attempted murder.
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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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