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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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'Water man of India' bags top prize

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 15:44

An Indian campaigner who brought water to 1,000 villages using ancient methods wins a prize known as the "Nobel Prize for water".
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India arrests over school cheating

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 13:12
related places: Bihar

About 300 people are arrested after parents and friends climb walls to pass answers to school students sitting exams in India's Bihar state.
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Injured Williams out of semi-final

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 9:21

Serena Williams withdraws from her semi-final against Simona Halep in Indian Wells because of a right knee injury.
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Raonic shocks Nadal in Indian Wells

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 0:19

Canada's Milos Raonic saves three match points to beat world number three Rafael Nadal in the last-eight at Indian Wells.
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Indian train accident kills over 30

Friday, March 20th 2015, 13:36

A passenger train derails in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 34 people and leaving dozens injured.
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Australia hold nerve to reach semis

Friday, March 20th 2015, 11:09
related countries: Australia Australia, Pakistan Pakistan

Australia withstand a pulsating spell from Pakistan's Wahab Riaz to set up a meeting with India in the World Cup semi-finals.
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Militants attack Kashmir police

Friday, March 20th 2015, 9:12

Militants attack a police station in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing three people in the first major attack since a new coalition government took over power in the state this month.
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Murray has 'no issue' with Djokovic

Friday, March 20th 2015, 7:56

Andy Murray tells BBC Sport's Russell Fuller he has "no issues" with Novak Djokovic before their semi-final at Indian Wells.
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Dhoni urges India to keep it simple

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 14:13

Keeping things simple is one of the keys to India's continuing World Cup success, according to captain MS Dhoni.
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Indians caught 'cheating' in exams

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:36
related places: Bihar

Cheating in exams is common in the Indian state of Bihar, but new images emerge showing how blatant the practice is.
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Rohit stars as India reach last four

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 11:30
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Defending champions India coast into the World Cup semi-finals with a 109-run victory over Bangladesh in Melbourne.
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Williams makes Indian Wells semis

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 7:21

Serena Williams reaches the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells by beating Timea Bacsinszky.
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Solar aeroplane heads to Myanmar

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 0:47

Solar Impulse, the solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world, takes off from India and heads to Myanmar.
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VIDEO: Why girls clothing is an issue in India

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 0:12

In Delhi, students from Ishani SKV Girls' School have been finding out why they cannot wear the clothes they want.
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Indian schoolgirl tied to motorcycle

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 13:27

Police in India charge a man who took his eight-year-old daughter to school roped to his motorcycle to make sure she sat a test.
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Solar aeroplane heads across India

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 6:22

Solar Impulse, the solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world, is back in the air again, crossing India and hoping to make it to Myanmar.
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Watson run ended by Suarez Navarro

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 22:28
related countries: Spain Spain

Heather Watson's impressive run at Indian Wells ends with a frustrating defeat by Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in the last 16.
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Murray battles past Kohlschreiber

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 7:56
related countries: Germany Germany

Britain's Andy Murray sees off Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets to reach the last 16 at Indian Wells.
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Modi concern over India nun rape

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 7:18

Indian PM Narendra Modi voices concern over attacks on a nun and a church and demands 'immediate action' against the perpetrators.
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Hundreds protest over India nun rape

Monday, March 16th 2015, 15:15

Hundreds of people hold a silent demonstration to protest against the rape of an elderly nun in the Indian state of West Bengal.
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Williams progresses at Indian Wells

Monday, March 16th 2015, 7:47
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

World number one Serena Williams beats Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in California.
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Men detained in Indian nun rape case

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 14:39

Police investigating the rape of an elderly Indian nun detain eight men for questioning as she remains in a stable condition in hospital.
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Indian nun raped in convent attack

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 13:58

Police in eastern India are searching for a group of men who ransacked a convent school and gang-raped an elderly nun.
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India win maintains 100% record

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 9:35
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

India continue their perfect record at the World Cup with a six-wicket win against Zimbabwe in Auckland.
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Williams wins on Indian Wells return

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 7:28

World number one Serena Williams wins at Indian Wells, a tournament she had boycotted for 14 years after suffering crowd abuse.
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Watson sees off Giorgi fightback

Friday, March 13th 2015, 20:05
related countries: Italy Italy

Heather Watson withstands a second-set recovery from Italy's Camila Giorgi to reach round three at Indian Wells.
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Modi makes Sri Lanka friendship plea

Friday, March 13th 2015, 17:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

PM Narendra Modi says India and Sri Lanka must act like good neighbours, during the first official visit to Colombo by an Indian leader for 28 years.
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India in plea over Mumbai suspect

Friday, March 13th 2015, 15:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Indian officials call on Pakistan not to release the man suspected of masterminding the Mumbai attacks in 2008 in which 165 people were killed.
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Groom dumped over failed maths test

Friday, March 13th 2015, 10:24

An Indian bride walks out of her wedding after her bridegroom-to-be fails to solve a simple maths problem, police say.
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Banned film shown in rapists' slum

Friday, March 13th 2015, 10:04

An Indian activist is under investigation after he showed a banned BBC film on the 2012 Delhi gang rape in the slum where three of the rapists lived.
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Time 'right' for Indian Wells return

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 23:27

World number one Serena Williams says she never believed she would end her Indian Wells boycott after crowd abuse in 2001.
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India refuses to lift rape film ban

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 9:43

A court in India refuses to lift a ban on screening a controversial BBC documentary about the 2012 Delhi gang rape.
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India court backs Greenpeace activist

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 9:07

A court in India rules that the government cannot stop an activist of the global campaign group Greenpeace from travelling abroad.
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India ex-PM summoned in coal scandal

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 14:07

A court in India summons former prime minister Manmohan Singh over a corruption scandal involving coal mining licenses.
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Cairn Energy shares plunge on tax row

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 10:52

Shares Cairn Energy fall 18.3% following Tuesday's announcement that it must pay a $1.6bn (£1bn) fine for unpaid tax in India.
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Cairn Energy faces Indian tax demand

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 10:42

Edinburgh-based oil exploration company Cairn Energy is served with a $1.6bn (£1bn) bill for unpaid tax in India.
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India remembers World War One dead

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 15:07
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Events are being held to remember thousands of Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in a key battle in France in World War One.
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Carter and Fu miss Indian Open

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 14:46
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Mumbai

Englishman Ali Carter and Hong Kong's Marco Fu miss this week's Indian Open in Mumbai after failing to secure visas.
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Bollywood actress to play FBI agent

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 9:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Quantico

One of India's top Bollywood actresses, Priyanka Chopra, is signed to play an FBI agent in the American television drama, Quantico.
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Solar plane crosses Arabian Sea

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 8:13
related countries: Oman Oman

Solar Impulse is back in the air on the second leg of its historic attempt to fly around the world - crossing water from Oman to India.
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Ireland outclassed by unbeaten India

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 7:52

Ireland's hopes of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals suffer a blow as India seal a fifth straight win.
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VIDEO: Slumdog actress on rape film ban

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 1:18

Actress Freida Pinto, who starred in the film Slumdog Millionaire, tells Newsnight's Evan Davis the banned documentary film India's Daughters "needs to be shown" in India.
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India suspects charged over lynching

Monday, March 9th 2015, 10:42

Police in north-eastern India say they have charged 42 people in connection with the lynching of a suspected rapist who was taken from prison by a mob.
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Indian TV protests against film ban

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 18:52
related places: Delhi

India's NDTV network halts programming for an hour, in protest at the banning of a controversial BBC documentary about the Delhi rape case.
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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia 'biggest arms importer'

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 13:03
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is now the world's biggest arms importer, having overtaken India, according to a new report on global defence spending.
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The women who keep silent about sexual violence

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 2:03

Why some women in India do not report rape
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Missing MH370 flight 'will be found'

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 17:30
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia's transport minister tells the BBC he is confident missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 will be found in the southern Indian Ocean.
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The lavish lifestyle of India's royalty

Friday, March 6th 2015, 21:36

The lavish lifestyle of India's royal families
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Film-maker defends India rape film

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 19:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Delhi

A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.
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VIDEO: 'How I got the India rapist interview'

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 18:33

A film director has told the BBC how she obtained a controversial interview with an Indian rapist on death row.
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VIDEO: Fears for Indian tea workers' welfare

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 15:59

India is one of the world's leading tea producers, but there are concerns about the welfare of hundreds of thousands of tea workers.
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VIDEO: India film: 'The ban is misguided'

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:43

Film-maker Leslee Udwin has described the authorities' banning of her documentary in India as 'misguided' and warns that it 'will muzzle free speech'.
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India threatens BBC over rape film

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.
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India prisoners win right to cricket

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:21

A prison in India is to allow prisoners to watch the Cricket World Cup after they successfully argued it was a "fundamental right".
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India vows rapist interview inquiry

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 16:02

India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.
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Indian AAP sidelines founder members

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 15:59
related places: Delhi

Indian anti-corruption party AAP sidelines two of its founder members, amid feuding following its Delhi election win last month.
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Australia win with record Cup score

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Australia Australia

Australia post a World Cup record total as they beat Afghanistan by the biggest winning margin in the tournament's history.
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India surprises with second rate cut

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 5:07

The Reserve Bank of India cuts its key interest rate, in a surprise move for the second time this year.
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'Tomboy, I wear glasses, look dorky'

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 22:49

The Indian who attracted proposals through honesty
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Delhi police block gang rapist film

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 19:14
related places: Delhi

Police in India secure a court injunction blocking the broadcast of an interview with one of the Delhi gang rapists on death row.
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India's Maharashtra state bans beef

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 14:17

The Indian president approves a bill which bans the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra.
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Kashmir leader's remarks spark row

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 11:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India's government distances itself from remarks by the Kashmir chief minister, who said Pakistan and militants deserved credit for peaceful state elections.
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India budget to boost investment

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 8:25

Indian PM Narendra Modi's government unveils a business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the economy.
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Six acquitted over UK tourist deaths

Friday, February 27th 2015, 8:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Six people accused of burning to death three British tourists in 2002 riots in the India state of Gujarat are acquitted.
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Will Narendra Modi be India's Thatcher?

Friday, February 27th 2015, 0:35

Will Narendra Modi be India's Thatcher?
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India bail for ex-UN climate chief

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 13:55

An Indian court grants interim bail to the former head of the UN climate change panel, Rajendra Pachauri, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment.
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VIDEO: India's railways under pressure

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 11:31

The Indian government have announced plans to increase invest in India's aging railway network but foreign companies are still waiting for projects to start
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Indian railways to get $137bn boost

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 10:09

India's government announces plans to invest $137bn (£88bn) to modernise its ageing railway network over the next five years.
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India urges calm on deadly swine flu

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 21:47

The Indian health minister urges the public not to panic as the number of deaths so far this year from swine flu passes 900 from 16,000 cases.
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BJP agrees Kashmir coalition deal

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 14:17
related places: Jammu

India's Hindu nationalist BJP is to be part of a coalition government for the first time in Muslim majority Jammu and Kashmir.
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Uproar over Mother Teresa slur

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 7:58

There is outrage in India over a Hindu leader's comment that Mother Teresa's charity work had one objective - to convert the poor to Christianity.
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India argues over land law changes

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 7:20

There is uproar in the Indian parliament over a controversial land acquisition bill that aims to ensure industrialists pay fair compensation to farmers.
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Polished India see off South Africa

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 11:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Shikhar Dhawan hits 137 as India maintain their unbeaten start to the World Cup with a 130-run win over South Africa.
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VIDEO: Swine flu outbreak spreads across India

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 18:32

Health officials in India are struggling to contain an outbreak of swine flu after the number of cases doubled within a week.
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India struggles with deadly flu

Friday, February 20th 2015, 19:06

Indian health experts are struggling to contain the spread of swine flu, which has killed more than 700 in the deadliest outbreak in five years.
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VIDEO: Modi 'name' suit fetches $690,000

Friday, February 20th 2015, 15:13

A diamond trader pays $690,000 for a suit with pinstripes spelling the name of Indian PM Narendra Modi.
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Modi's suit sells for $690,000

Friday, February 20th 2015, 13:10

A diamond trader pays $690,000 for a suit with pinstripes spelling the name of Indian PM Narendra Modi.
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India arrests over document 'leaks'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 9:21

Police in India say they have arrested seven people for allegedly leaking classified government documents to energy companies for money.
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Drug-resistant malaria 'huge threat'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 0:15

Drug-resistant malaria has spread in Myanmar and has now reached the border with India, scientists report.
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Indian monkey set to inherit fortune

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 9:22

An Indian couple who were shunned by their families over their interfaith marriage decide to leave their property to their pet monkey.
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India 'man-eating' tiger shot dead

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 6:49

Forest guards say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing a man and a woman in southern India last week.
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Miffed bride marries wedding guest

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 12:46

An Indian bride makes an impromptu decision to marry a guest at her wedding after her groom-to-be has a seizure and collapses.
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Bids for Modi's suit pass $190,000

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 10:47

An Indian businessman bids more than $190,000 for a suit worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, decorated with pinstripes featuring his name.
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Alabama apology for police 'assault'

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 5:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alabama

The governor of the US state of Alabama apologises to India after an Indian grandfather was thrown to the ground by police and left paralysed.
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Modi warns against religious attack

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 15:06
related places: Delhi

Narendra Modi says his government will not allow any religious group to incite hatred, after a string of attacks on churches in Delhi.
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Indian baby born in train toilet

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 9:55

A mother is reunited with her baby she gave birth prematurely in a train toilet and the newborn fell on to the tracks.
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Indian millionaire 'rammed guard'

Monday, February 16th 2015, 23:54

An Indian millionaire is charged with murder after he rammed his car into his security guard for being too slow to open a gate.
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Sri Lanka leader in key India visit

Monday, February 16th 2015, 11:31
related countries: China China, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka's new president signs agreements with the India's leader in a bid to mend ties hit by China's growing influence on Colombo.
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India building collapse kills 13

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 12:32

A newly constructed building collapses in northern India killing 13 people sleeping on the ground floor.
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Holders India crush rivals Pakistan

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 11:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Virat Kohli's hundred helps India open the defence of their World Cup crown with a 76-run win over arch rivals Pakistan.
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Conservative groups want Indian couples to marry on the spot

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 5:16

Canoodling couples asked to marry on the spot in India
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How a hug made history in India

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 2:48

How a hug became a watershed political moment
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