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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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Why is India's Taj Mahal turning green?

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 23:58

Why India's Taj Mahal is turning green
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India lions caged after fatal attacks

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 15:44

Officials in the Indian state of Gujarat cage a pride of 13 lions after they kill and eat a teenager, the latest of three such deaths.
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India launches mini space shuttle

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 4:36

India launches an unmanned model space shuttle into orbit, joining the race to develop reusable space crafts.
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India's transgender sari models winning hearts

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 23:13

The young designer using transgender sari models
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India-Iran relations: Why Bollywood is our common language

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 23:03
related countries: Iran Iran

Another side to Indian-Iranian relations
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Record 51C heat hits India

Friday, May 20th 2016, 12:18

A city in India's Rajasthan state breaks the country's temperature records after registering 51C, the highest since records began, the weather office says.
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Why is Apple’s Tim Cook visiting India?

Friday, May 20th 2016, 0:23

Why Tim Cook is investing big in India
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India's BJP leads in Assam elections

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 6:51

Indian PM Narendra Modi's BJP party is leading in elections in the north-eastern state of Assam for the first time, early trends suggest.
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VIDEO: Is India driving its students to suicide?

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 23:17

There is concern about the effect that competition to succeed is having on young peoples' mental health.
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Five die seeking water in parched India

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 13:55

Five villagers die after inhaling poisonous gases while trying to restore a disused drinking well in a drought-hit part of northern India.
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India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought

Monday, May 16th 2016, 8:01

India is to divert water from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges to deal with severe drought, a senior minister tells the BBC.
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'Death photographers' of India's holy city

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 23:33

Making a living by photographing the dead
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India journalist held over yoga report

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 19:26

A journalist in India faces charges over a report he wrote saying Muslims were banned from teaching yoga under government policy.
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The 91-year-old politician who is still fighting

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 23:15

A 91-year-old Indian leader makes another bid for power
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India to require licence for map apps

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 13:03

India is introducing legislation to ban any maps or satellite images of the country unless they are approved by government.
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ICC appoints first independent chairman

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 7:02

The International Cricket Council (ICC) appoints India's Shashank Manohar as its first independent chairman.
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India Hindu group prays for Trump win

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 6:52

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has gained some unlikely fans - including a right-wing Hindu group in India that is praying for his victory.
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Legendary commentator Cozier dies aged 75

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 18:51

West Indian commentator Tony Cozier, "one of the finest writers and broadcasters in cricket", dies after a career spanning 58 years.
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Indians 'swipe left' on desi Tinder ad

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 8:55

In a new advertisement, Tinder suggests that even Indian parents approve of the dating app - but social media users aren't convinced.
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Modi mocked over Somalia remark

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 7:37
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comparison of southern Kerala state with Somalia angers politicians and social media users.
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Fears for missing Pakistan reporter

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 2:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The reporter who disappeared on the trail of the missing Indian
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India's unique bovine beauty pageant

Monday, May 9th 2016, 6:20
related places: Rohtak

Hundreds of cows and bulls walked the ramp over the weekend in the northern Indian city of Rohtak in a unique beauty pageant.
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The genius of Indian cartoonist Mario Miranda

Monday, May 9th 2016, 1:01

Celebrating India's beloved cartoonist Mario Miranda
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Rowing to Rio: Olympic dream from a drought-hit India village

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 23:29

Olympic dream from a drought-hit India village
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Murderers of Mumbai 'heroes' get life

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 10:17
related places: Mumbai

An Indian court hands life sentences to four men convicted of killing two Mumbai men trying to protect their female friends from being molested.
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VIDEO: The dying art of headhunting tattoos

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 22:52
related places: But

The dying art of headhunting tattoos
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Asylum boat reaches Australia territory

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 1:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A boat of asylum seekers has reached the Cocos Islands, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.
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