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Places of rape in India: 'Ladies Park', school bus, mall

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 0:28

Places where women have been raped in India
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India toughens rape law for juveniles

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 14:58

The Indian parliament passes a bill which allows juveniles between 16 and 18 years of age to be tried as adults for serious crimes like rape or murder.
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VIDEO: Ten die in India plane crash

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 10:19
related places: Delhi

A light aircraft has crashed on take-off near the airport in the Indian capital, Delhi, killing 10 people.
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India air crash kills 10 in Delhi

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 7:54
related places: Delhi

A light aircraft crashes on take-off near the airport in the Indian capital, Delhi, killing 10 people.
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Death sentences for India rape-murder

Monday, December 21st 2015, 18:12
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A court in India sentence seven men to death for the brutal rape and murder of a Nepalese woman in February.
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'No law' to stop Delhi rapist release

Monday, December 21st 2015, 8:49
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court dismisses an appeal against the release of the youngest convict in the notorious 2012 Delhi gang rape case.
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The yoga guru turned company boss

Monday, December 21st 2015, 0:01

Selling consumption in India on the back of spiritualism
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Steve McCurry's India is feast for eyes

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 22:02

Photographer Steve McCurry's dazzling portrait of India
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Gandhis bailed in India corruption case

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 14:41

India's opposition Congress party leaders, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, are bailed after appearing in court in connection with corruption allegations.
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How drought is making it harder to sell in rural India

Friday, December 18th 2015, 21:37

How drought is making it harder to sell in rural India
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VIDEO: Counting the cost of Chennai floods

Friday, December 18th 2015, 10:47
related places: Chennai

More than 300 people were killed when devastating floods hit the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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Viewpoint: Does India need bullet trains?

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 1:50

Does it make sense for India to have bullet trains?
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Court orders curbs on Delhi pollution

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 8:13
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court announces a slew of measures to curb record pollution levels in the capital, Delhi.
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Oil painting breaks Indian art record

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 3:00
related places: Mumbai

An oil painting by an Indian artist sells for 293m rupees ($4.4m; £2.9m) at a Christie's auction in Mumbai, setting a new world record for Indian art.
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Mumbai attacks 'planner' turns witness

Friday, December 11th 2015, 5:19
related countries: United States United States

David Headley, a US man sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks, agrees to turn witness in India.
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Court overturns Salman Khan sentence

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 11:50
related places: Mumbai

The high court in the Indian city of Mumbai overturns Bollywood star Salman Khan's conviction for a 2002 hit-and-run case.
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South Asia rivals to resume peace talks

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 19:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan agree to resume high-level peace talks which will take in security and territorial issues, including disputed Kashmir.
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Beatles' Indian retreat opened to public

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 5:18
related places: Rishikesh

An abandoned ashram in the Indian town of Rishikesh where The Beatles learned to meditate opens to the public.
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Indian minister in Pakistan for talks

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 17:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Islamabad for a security conference on Afghanistan and talks with Pakistani officials.
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VIDEO: Youth in India's Manipur get boxing

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 0:32

Budding boxers in India's Manipur state are using the sport to fight issues caused by rampant insurgency.
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Flights resume in flood-hit Chennai

Monday, December 7th 2015, 6:39
related places: Chennai

The airport in the southern Indian city of Chennai resumes flights a week after floods forced it to shut down operations.
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High-level India-Pakistan talks held

Monday, December 7th 2015, 3:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

India and Pakistan describe their high-level talks in Bangkok as 'candid, cordial and constructive'.
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Has the Indian parliament lost its relevance?

Monday, December 7th 2015, 0:28

Has the Indian parliament lost relevance?
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VIDEO: Relief operation after Chennai floods

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 7:55
related places: Chennai

A massive relief operation is under way in southern India, to try to get food and medicines to tens of thousands people hit by devastating floods in the city of Chennai.
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Power supply restored in Chennai

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 4:13
related places: Chennai

Power has been restored in many parts of the southern Indian city of Chennai as relief operations continue after severe floods.
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Why an MP wants India to talk about child sex abuse

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 1:29

Why an MP wants India to talk about child sex abuse
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Floodwaters recede in Chennai

Friday, December 4th 2015, 9:41
related places: Chennai

Floodwaters start receding from parts of the southern Indian city of Chennai days after it experienced a respite from rain.
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Edited Modi flood photo sparks mockery

Friday, December 4th 2015, 0:44
related places: Chennai

India's state-run media faces online anger and mockery for tweeting a crudely altered image of PM Narendra Modi surveying the deadly Chennai floods.
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Why is India's Chennai flooded?

Friday, December 4th 2015, 0:33
related places: Chennai

How human folly has contributed to the Chennai deluge
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Race to rescue Chennai flood victims

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 9:11
related places: Chennai

A massive rescue operation is under way to reach stranded people in the flood-hit southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras).
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India 'will cut coal for climate cash'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 19:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

India will cut back its skyrocketing use of coal if sufficient cash for renewables emerges from a Paris deal, says a senior negotiator.
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VIDEO: Floods bring Chennai to standstill

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 16:35
related places: Chennai

Fresh rains in the southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras) have caused serious flooding, with flights and trains suspended and hundreds of people without power.
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Indian troops battle floods in Chennai

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 10:12
related places: Chennai

Fresh rain in the southern Indian city of Chennai causes serious flooding, with flights and trains suspended and hundreds of people without power.
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Taj Mahal 'not a Hindu temple'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 5:31

India's government rejects claims by a group of lawyers that the Taj Mahal monument was a Hindu temple.
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Bid to drill deep inside Earth

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 0:23
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Scientists set out this week to drill a hole into the Indian Ocean floor to try to get below the Earth's crust for the first time, testing theories about the make-up of the crust on the way down.
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Nepal schoolchildren protest at blockade

Friday, November 27th 2015, 16:36
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Tens of thousands of Nepal schoolchildren form a human chain along the capital Kathmandu's ring road, in protest at a blockade on the Indian border.
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Boys arrested for gang-raping classmate

Friday, November 27th 2015, 10:53
related places: Mumbai

Four schoolboys in the western Indian city of Mumbai are arrested for gang-raping their classmate, police say.
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VIDEO: India 'to triple CO2 emissions in 15 years'

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 22:47

India set to triple CO2 emissions over the next 15 years, reports Justin Rowlatt.
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Indian rules: Women educate 'ignorant' Smriti Irani

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 2:25

Why being told what to do angers Indian women
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Four die in India Kashmir attack

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 12:15

A civilian and three armed militants are killed after a fierce gun battle in an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Ramayana: Indian children playing god with royal patronage

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 3:55
related places: Varanasi

The children who act as deities in Varanasi
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VIDEO: Sania Mirza: Women have to fight harder

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 0:38

Tennis doubles No. 1 Sania Mirza is one of India's highest earning athletes.
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VIDEO: Indian girls: 'I was named unwanted'

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 0:44

In some regions of the Indian state of Maharashtra, second or third daughters are not given a name but are merely termed 'Nakusha', meaning 'unwanted'.
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Why are Indian women 'Happy to Bleed'?

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 17:20

Why are Indian women 'Happy to Bleed'?
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India police apologise for cow art raid

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 4:54

Police in India's Rajasthan state apologise to artists for raiding an exhibition which featured a polystyrene cow dangling from a helium balloon.
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Policy to hire disabled backfires

Friday, November 20th 2015, 11:17

Indian Railways fails to provide disabled-friendly exam centres to all candidates in a hiring test specially planned for them.
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India 'man-eating' tiger shot dead

Friday, November 20th 2015, 10:26

Forest workers say a tiger who killed and ate a farmer a few days ago has been shot dead after he attacked a forest guard in southern India.
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VIDEO: Indian injured by US police speaks out

Friday, November 20th 2015, 0:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alabama

Paralysed Indian grandfather speaks to the BBC
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India central bank employees strike

Friday, November 20th 2015, 0:43

Most of the Reserve Bank of India's 17,000 employees went on strike in what the central bank described as "mass casual leave".
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'Sanskari' James Bond: Indians ridicule cuts to Spectre kisses

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 17:04

Indian social media users create a new avatar for 007 after the country's censor board chief cuts kissing scenes short.
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India censor head defends Modi video

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 9:38

India's film watchdog chief Pahlaj Nihalani hits back after his seven-minute video praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ridiculed.
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VIDEO: Indian fight for 'right to pee'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 7:52
related places: Mumbai

Mumtaz Shaikh is leading a 'right to pee' campaign in India's financial centre Mumbai to end the demand that women must pay to use public toilets.
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How rains paralysed India's Chennai

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 0:33
related places: Chennai

How rains paralysed India's Chennai city
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Restoring the home of RK Narayan

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 2:01

India to restore legendary author RK Narayan's home
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Obituary: Saeed Jaffrey

Monday, November 16th 2015, 15:30

RIP Saeed Jaffrey, the Indian star who found global fame
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Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey dies

Monday, November 16th 2015, 11:39

Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey dies at the age of 86 after a career in film and television spanning more than half a century.
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VIDEO: Modi: 'Good evening Wembley'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 18:42

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed a crowd of about 60,000 people at Wembley Stadium.
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Indians troll BA over Tendulkar row

Friday, November 13th 2015, 16:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Airways incurs the wrath of Indian cricket fans after the airline responds to a tweet from Sachin Tendulkar by asking for his full name.
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VIDEO: Indian maid: 'They cut my arm off'

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

BBC Newsnight speaks to a maid from India, Kasturi Munirathinam, who alleges her employer in Saudi Arabia chopped off her arm.
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VIDEO: Modi in the UK: Day one in 60 seconds

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 19:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India's PM Narendra Modi is visiting the UK for three days.
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Indian PM Modi arrives in the UK

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India's prime minister arrives in the UK for a three-day visit - described by David Cameron as a "historic opportunity" for both countries.
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Writers urge Cameron over India free speech

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 11:13

More than 200 writers including Salman Rushdie write an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to challenge Indian PM Narendra Modi over free speech.
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VIDEO: India's business ties with the UK

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 9:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the UK, here is a guide to the trade and investment links between India and the UK.
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BJP elders round on Modi after defeat

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 3:21
related places: Bihar

Four senior leaders of India's ruling BJP criticise the party's campaign strategy after a humiliating defeat in state elections in Bihar.
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VIDEO: Why is India PM Modi always flying?

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 11:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Wembley

Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Wembley in London, BBC Business editor Kamal Ahmed explores the Indian Prime Minister's globe-trotting lifestyle.
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VIDEO: 'Sad' to claim India is intolerant

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 10:09

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher sais it is "sad" that some are saying India is an intolerant country.
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VIDEO: World's first solar-powered airport

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 0:02

India's Cochin International Airport is the first airport to be powered entirely by solar energy
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GE to build 1,000 new India trains

Monday, November 9th 2015, 17:45

General Electric has won a $2.6bn (£1.7bn) contract from the Indian government to build a fleet of new trains for the country.
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Maggi noodles back on sale in India

Monday, November 9th 2015, 14:25

Maggi noodles, one of India's most popular food products, go back on sale five months after a lead scare saw Nestle forced to take them off shelves.
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How Bihar defeat will hit Modi reforms

Monday, November 9th 2015, 11:36

Why Bihar defeat is a blow to Indian PM's reform plans
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India PM suffers Bihar election setback

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 19:02
related places: Bihar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi admits defeat in a key regional election in Bihar state, in a blow for his reform programme.
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Bihar election results challenge Modi's BJP

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 16:35

Bihar verdict shows Indian voters' scepticism
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VIDEO: Indian wines sparkle at UK showcase

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 8:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, More

More and more vineyards are being planted in India, and producers are trying to get their wines onto British shelves by hosting their first ever fair in London.
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Deadly Kashmir clashes after Modi visit

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 19:26

A demonstrator is killed in clashes with government troops in Indian-administered Kashmir, following a visit there by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Jadeja spins India to Test win

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 12:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Spinner Ravindra Jadeja takes 5-21 as India beat South Africa by 108 runs inside three days in the first Test in Mohail.
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The Indian film about beef that turned controversial

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 1:00

How a student film about beef became controversial
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India to get first trans police officer

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 0:24

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is to hire the country's first transgender police officer after a court cleared hurdles that faced one applicant.
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Greenpeace loses Indian registration

Friday, November 6th 2015, 15:06

The environmental pressure group Greenpeace says its charitable registration to operate in India has been revoked.
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Ashwin spearheads India fightback

Friday, November 6th 2015, 12:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ravichandran Ashwin takes 5-51 to help India bowl South Africa out for 184 on the second day of the first Test.
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India to honour police top dog Rex

Friday, November 6th 2015, 11:12

The Indian government is to honour a seven-year-old police dog, who has impressed security officials with his ability to sniff out explosives.
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India gangland leader Rajan deported

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:30
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An alleged Indian underworld don who was arrested in Indonesia after 20 years on the run is being flown back to India.
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Tata Steel profit beats forecasts

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 12:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India's Tata Steel reports a surprise 22% rise in second-quarter consolidated net profit, but complains of "challenging" conditions in the UK.
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Booker Prize winner joins India protest

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 12:08

Booker Prize-winning Indian author Arundhati Roy says she is returning a national award alarmed by recent "horrific murders" in the country.
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Wingstar: The Indian superheroine fighting discrimination

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 8:14

India's iconic Tinkle comic book is introducing "girl superheroes" to educate children about gender equality.
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Captain Kohli's big Test for Indian cricket

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 1:16

Can Indian captain's team deliver against S Africa?
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Why India's Hindu nationalists are shedding their shorts

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 0:24

India's Hindu nationalists shed their shorts
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BJP leader pulls Shah Rukh Khan tweet

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 14:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior politician from India's ruling BJP retracts a tweet suggesting actor Shah Rukh Khan's "soul is in Pakistan" amid outrage on social media.
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Maggi noodles to 'return in November'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 9:32

Nestle's popular Maggi noodles are likely to return to shelves in India in November, after clearing a final round of tests, the company said in a statement.
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The advert that said: 'Gift your wife a maid'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 13:55

Outrage over how domestic workers are advertised in India
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Top IPL official resigns over scandal

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 13:15

Indian Premier League chief operating officer Sundar Raman resigns amid a corruption investigation.
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Delhi Uber driver given life for rape

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 12:45
related places: Delhi

A court in India sentences an Uber taxi driver to life in prison for raping a female passenger last year in Delhi.
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Shah Rukh Khan criticises 'intolerance'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 8:17

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan speaks out against what he describes as growing intolerance in India.
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India soldiers killed in Kashmir firing

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 3:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistani forces kill two Indian troops in firing along the de facto border dividing Kashmir between the two countries, India's army has said.
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Desi beats: Giving Indian aunties a pop art twist

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 0:12

Can pop art make the Indian auntie a global cult figure?
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Indian protester killed at Nepal border

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 14:46
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Police in Nepal shoot dead an Indian man as they try to clear a blockade of the border by protesters angry at a new constitution.
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