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Blockbuster mania sweeps India

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 10:01

The release of Kabali is India's film event of the year - but why is it leading to mania, and who is its superstar, Rajinikanth?
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Roasted on dung

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 23:27
related places: Bihar

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt tastes litti chokha - a mouth-watering street food from the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
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India gang rape victim: 'I want justice'

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 9:20

An Indian woman who was allegedly gang raped twice within three years by the same group of men tells the BBC's Salman Ravi she wants justice.
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'Desi American Pie'

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 23:30
related countries: United States United States

A wacky Indian sex comedy about four college-going quiz geeks and their unbridled fantasies has made audiences sit up and have a good laugh, writes Sudha G Tilak.
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Mayawati: India uproar after Dalit leader called prostitute

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 13:28

One of India's top women politicians reacts angrily after a rival describes her as "worse than a prostitute".
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India office holiday to watch film

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 10:36

Businesses in India give employees a day off on Friday so they can attend screenings of a new film starring Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth.
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Indian temple accepts shares from devotees

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 8:43
related places: Mumbai

A temple in Mumbai has set up a bank account so that worshippers can donate company shares instead of money.
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Kashmir newspapers 'ban' lifted

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 5:39

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir lift a three-day ban on newspapers, but publishers delay print runs, saying the government should guarantee freedom of press.
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Temple treat

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 23:56
related places: Tirupati

The BBC's Shilpa Kannan visits the southern Indian town of Tirupati to find out what makes the 'Tirupati laddoo' so special.
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India arrests after gang rape victim assaulted 'by same men'

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 20:10
related places: Rohtak

Three men are arrested in the town of Rohtak in India, accused of gang raping a woman for the second time in three years.
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India Maoist rebels kill 10 paramilitary soldiers in Bihar

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 3:34
related places: Bihar

Ten paramilitary soldiers die in a clash between security forces and Maoist rebels in India's eastern Bihar, police say.
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Better to be dead?

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 0:56

More than 100 civilian protesters have received serious eye injuries from pellet guns in Indian-administered Kashmir, Aarabu Ahmad Sultan reports.
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Sport or cruelty?

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 0:53

Native cattle breeds in southern India face a fight for survival if a "bull-taming" ban is not revoked, supporters of the sport tell Swaminathan Natarajan.
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India outrage after gang rape victim assaulted again 'by same men'

Monday, July 18th 2016, 15:30

There is outrage in India after a student is allegedly gang-raped by five men who had also raped her three years ago.
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Stop press

Monday, July 18th 2016, 6:29

Shujaat Bukhari, editor of the Rising Kashmir, writes on why the local media blackout in Indian-administered Kashmir after the recent violence does not surprise him.
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Lights, camera... censorship

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 23:09

The BBC Asian Network's Haroon Rashid speaks to Bollywood actors about the battle between creative freedom and censorship in India.
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India Kashmir dispute: Newspapers raided by police

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 15:00

Several leading newspapers in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have been are raided by police seeking to end more than a week of violent protests.
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'Anti-vaccination mafia'

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 0:01

A doctor's social media post about the preventable death of a child highlights concerns about anti-vaccination campaigning in India.
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Welcome 'invader'

Friday, July 15th 2016, 23:38

Biriyani is the quintessential celebratory dish in India that dazzles as a sublime one-dish meal, writes historian and food expert Pushpesh Pant.
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India 'gold man' battered to death

Friday, July 15th 2016, 9:58

An Indian man who bought one of the world's most expensive shirts made of gold is allegedly battered to death, police said.
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Enjoy tea?

Friday, July 15th 2016, 8:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt discusses the dark history of tea - India and Britain's favourite drink.
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India students drown during river selfie

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 14:37

Two teenagers have drowned while taking selfies in a swelling river in northern India
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Snapchat frees sex abuse survivors to talk

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 7:05

Indian sexual abuse survivors have been able to speak candidly, without fear of identification, thanks to Snapchat's face-mapping filters.
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'Fat tax'

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 23:22

India's Kerala state imposes a 'fat tax' to curb obesity, but there are doubts whether it is fair, reports Supriya Menon.
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Magical yarns

Monday, July 11th 2016, 23:10

Women are helping revive a male-dominated 16th Century tradition of storytelling in India, reports Anasuya Basu.
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Kashmir clashes over militant Burhan Wani leave 30 dead

Monday, July 11th 2016, 17:03

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say at least 30 people have been killed in clashes following the shooting of a well-known militant leader on Friday.
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Africa to feed India?

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 23:06
related places: But

India's prime minister is on an African charm offensive, visiting four nations where he hopes to tie up energy and trade deals and remind the continent of their cultural and historical bonds. But how do things stand now?
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Extreme desserts

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 23:03

Gujarat is India's biggest ice cream market, and is known for its offbeat local flavours, writes Soutik Biswas.
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Kashmir violence: 16 die after key militant killed

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 12:38

Clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir in the wake of the killing of a popular separatist commander leave 16 dead and 200 injured.
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Jump cut

Friday, July 8th 2016, 23:09

A 139-day strike at India's leading film school ended last October, but uncertainty still prevails about its future, reports Raksha Kumar.
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Ramadan charity

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 23:14

One of India's leading Islamic organisations is using the traditional "Zakat" Ramadan donation to give legal aid to Muslim youths languishing in jail on serious charges like terrorism.
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Two India students arrested for throwing dog off roof

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 11:38
related places: Chennai

Two Indian students are arrested and released on bail for throwing a dog off a Chennai roof in a case which sparked national outrage.
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Indian doctors grow new nose on boy's forehead

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 10:38

Doctors in India replace a boy's damaged nose with a new one which was grown on his forehead.
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Nepal to investigate Indian police pair's Everest summit claim

Monday, July 4th 2016, 13:04
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Nepalese government says it is investigating two climbers who claim to be the first Indian couple to conquer Everest.
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Dozens dead in Pakistan and India after floods and landslides

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 9:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: At

At least 55 people have been killed after flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains hit northern Pakistan and India.
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Mummy returns

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 23:16

How an Indian conservator brought a 4,500-year-old mummy back from the brink.
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Plate of drama

Friday, July 1st 2016, 23:06

The chole bhature is a spectacular dish, full of drama and "mouthfeel" in the theatre of Indian street food.
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Indian official resigns over 'rape victim selfie'

Friday, July 1st 2016, 13:08

An Indian official has resigned after she and another women's rights advocate were pictured taking a smiling selfie with a rape victim.
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Tejas: India designed fighter jet joins air force

Friday, July 1st 2016, 5:32

The first Indian-designed fighter jet, the Tejas, is inducted into the country's air force, 31 years after it was first conceived.
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India 'kidnapped' boy returns from Bangladesh

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 12:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Delhi

An Indian boy, who was recently found in Bangladesh six years after going missing in Delhi, is reunited with his family.
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Novel brew

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 23:34

A new book shop-cum-cafe in a picture-perfect setting in Indian-administered Kashmir is attracting local residents as well as tourists.
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Everest: Indian police couple's summit claim investigated

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 14:35

Police investigate claims by two climbers who say they are India's first couple to scale Mount Everest, after doubt is cast on photos of the ascent.
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Still life

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 3:56
related places: Mumbai

Indian writer and photographer Sooni Taraporevala relates the story of a much-feted 31-year-old picture of a family in the city of Mumbai.
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Fairytale wedding for India royals

Monday, June 27th 2016, 13:45
related places: Mysore

The maharaja of Mysore in southern India, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, marries his princess Trishika Kumari in a traditional ceremony at the royal palace.
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India Bihar 'exam topper' sent to jail for cheating

Monday, June 27th 2016, 9:44
related places: Bihar

A "top student" in India's Bihar state, 17-year-old Ruby Rai, is arrested after a panel of examiners retesting her cancelled her original results.
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'Not a joke'

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 1:01

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra tells the BBC how she hopes to change perceptions of Indian actors.
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Samosa success

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 23:07

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt examines the evolution of one of India's favourite street foods, the samosa.
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Gold medal for Indian man 47 years after exam

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 13:37

An 81-year-old Indian man is finally awarded a prestigious gold medal for coming top in law exams which he sat nearly 50 years ago.
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Holstered

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 0:51
related places: Srinagar

Indian-administered Kashmir used to be a hub for factories making guns for civilians, but the industry has been declining in recent years, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Srinagar.
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Why is lightning killing so many Indians?

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 16:04

More than 90 people have been killed by lightning in the north and eastern India since Tuesday. The BBC Weather Centre's Helen Willetts explains why.
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India lightning strikes leave 93 people dead

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 15:59
related places: Bihar

At least 93 people have been killed and more than 20 injured by lightning strikes in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, officials say.
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Indian rocket carries 20 satellites to space

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 14:04

India has sent 20 satellites into space in a single launch - a record number for the country's ambitious space programme.
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India launches 20 satellites in single mission

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 5:05

India successfully launches 20 satellites in a single mission, the most in the history of the country's ambitious space programme.
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'Raw passion'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 1:19
related places: Chennai

More than 150 fans of Indian film superstar Rajinikanth are expected to take a special flight to Chennai to watch the first show of his new film Kabali, reports TS Sudhir.
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Nation of foodies

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 0:44

The obsession with food defines Indian identity and personality to the point of both ridicule and delight, writes Ritu Agarwal
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Too opinionated?

Monday, June 20th 2016, 5:04

Economic analyst Vivek Kaul explains why India's central bank chief, Raghuram Rajan, may have been under pressure to quit.
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Beef or mutton?

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 23:11

Last year, a Muslim man in India was killed in a mob lynching over allegations he had been storing and consuming beef at home. Now, there's a fresh twist in the case.
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India central bank boss to step down in surprise move

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 7:58

Raghuram Rajan, the governor of India's central bank, is to step down in early September at the end of his term.
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Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja faces inquiry over lion selfies

Friday, June 17th 2016, 11:14

Wildlife officials in India order an inquiry after cricketer Ravindra Jadeja posts photos online of him and his wife posing in front of endangered Asiatic lions.
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Gujarat riots: India court jails 11 for life over Gulbarg massacre

Friday, June 17th 2016, 7:03

A court in India sentences 11 people to life in prison for their roles in a notorious massacre during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.
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'Much-needed'

Friday, June 17th 2016, 0:53

The BBC's Geeta Pandey takes a ride on a bus service launched exclusively for women in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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The world's fastest tortoise?

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 0:13

A female tortoise in southern India is given a new lease of life after losing both legs.
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'Walls of hatred'

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 6:14
related places: Srinagar

Separatists in Indian-administered Kashmir are opposing plans to settle displaced Kashmiri Hindus in exclusive colonies, as the BBC's Geeta Pandey reports from Srinagar.
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India puts Gujarat lions on trial after three people killed

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 9:33

Officials in India's Gujarat state "arrest" 18 lions in an attempt to find a man eater believed to have killed three people.
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India minister Sushma Swaraj's fridge tweet goes viral

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 7:30

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gently tells a Twitter user that she is not the best person to approach for issues with appliances.
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Udta Punjab: India court overrules censor cuts to film

Monday, June 13th 2016, 16:11

Controversial Indian film Udta Punjab will be released on Friday with just one cut and a new disclaimer, the Bombay High Court rules.
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Mocking icons

Monday, June 13th 2016, 0:14

Novelist Samit Basu on what a controversy over a video mocking national icons tells us about comedy in India.
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Five sentenced to life for raping Danish woman in Delhi

Friday, June 10th 2016, 9:14
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Delhi

A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, sentences five men to life imprisonment for the 2014 gang rape of a Danish woman.
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Dining out

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 23:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Meet the Indian dabbawalas and the Lebanese volunteers trying to stop food waste and feed the hungry.
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New beginning

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 23:04

A Indian man who spent 23 years in jail on wrong conviction tells the BBC that he is struggling to start his life afresh at the age of 43.
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Here comes the rain

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 8:36

The much awaited monsoon rains have arrived in India bringing cheer and raising hopes, writes Shivam Vij.
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VIDEO: On a toilet 'patrol' in rural India

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 23:24

India's high-profile campaign to provide every household with a toilet by 2019 has hit a hurdle as people refuse to use them - so a bold new approach is being attempted.
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Obama backs India nuclear membership

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 11:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US President Barack Obama backs Indian access to missile technology and nuclear trade during talks in Washington.
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VIDEO: Cheeky monkey steals cash from jeweller's

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 9:24
related countries: United States United States

Video has emerged which shows an adventurous monkey stealing a bundle of money, worth around US $150, from an Indian jewellery shop.
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Why a doomed love story has become India's sleeper hit

Monday, June 6th 2016, 23:46

Indian Romeo and Juliet becomes sleeper hit
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If no-one helps you after a car crash in India, this is why

Monday, June 6th 2016, 23:09

The country where people won't help you after a car crash
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Five convicted for Delhi tourist's rape

Monday, June 6th 2016, 8:02
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: A, Delhi

A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, finds five men guilty for the 2014 gang rape of a Danish woman.
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Top Indian bodybuilder dies, aged 104

Monday, June 6th 2016, 4:18

Tributes have been paid to the celebrated Indian body-builder Manohar Aich, known as "Pocket Hercules", who has died, aged 104.
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Outrage to success: India comedian demonstrates Streisand effect

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 23:09

India comedian demonstrates Streisand effect
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The India-Pakistan masterpiece that fell through the cracks

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 23:35

The India-Pakistan masterpiece that fell through the cracks
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Kidney racket at top Delhi hospital

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 15:31
related places: Delhi

Indian police say they have uncovered an illegal trade in human kidneys in one of the leading private hospitals in the capital, Delhi.
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Twenty-four die in India eviction drive

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 11:47
related places: At, Mathura

At least 24 people are killed and 40 injured in clashes between police and squatters in the northern Indian town of Mathura.
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Court convicts 24 over Gujarat massacre

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 12:41

A court in India finds 24 people guilty of involvement in one of the most notorious massacres during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.
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Star students face retest after video

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 16:38

Fourteen exam-topping Indian students will be retested after a video of one of them saying political science is about cooking goes viral.
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Why drinking in India is an 'outdoor sport'

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 23:17

Why Indians love to drink on the move
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India transfusions infect many with HIV

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 11:27

At least 2,234 people in India contracted the deadly HIV virus while getting blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months.
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Soldiers die in Indian army depot fire

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 5:06

Seventeen soldiers die in a fire at a military ammunition depot in western Maharashtra state, Indian army officials say.
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Comedian in trouble for Tendulkar video

Monday, May 30th 2016, 13:33

A popular Indian comedian may face charges after making a video that pokes fun at cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar.
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Why do Indian-Americans win spelling bee contests?

Monday, May 30th 2016, 9:46

Why do Indian-Americans dominate spelling contests?
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Students die as live wire falls on bus

Monday, May 30th 2016, 8:00

Two students are electrocuted and at least 30 others injured when a live wire falls on their school bus in southern India's Tamil Nadu state.
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India plane wreckage becomes tourist attraction

Monday, May 30th 2016, 6:10
related places: Delhi

A plane that crashed last week on the outskirts of the Indian capital, Delhi, is attracting a steady stream of sightseers.
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Why journalists are leaving India's Chhattisgarh

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 23:39

Journalists face arrests and intimidation in Indian state
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VIDEO: No sari needed to pick coconuts in India

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 22:26

Coconut picking has been traditionally a man's job in India but women are now filling the gap.
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India arrests over assaults on Africans

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 13:32
related places: Delhi

Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks in Delhi last week on Africans, assaults that have strained diplomatic ties.
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Jatra: India's former folk theatre actors struggle to survive

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 23:39

Portraits of India's struggling folk theatre artists
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India probes Nigerian student 'attack'

Friday, May 27th 2016, 5:56
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Hyderabad

India's foreign ministry says it is looking into an alleged attack on a Nigerian student by a local man in the southern city of Hyderabad.
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India 'heaviest baby' weighs 15lb

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 11:30

An Indian woman gives birth to a 15lb (6.82kg) baby girl, who doctors say could be the heaviest child ever born in the country.
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