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Indian cricket boss has heart attack

Friday, September 18th 2015, 11:32

Jagmohan Dalmiya, the president of the Indian cricket board (BCCI), is in intensive care in hospital after suffering a heart attack.
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Files on India 'freedom hero' revealed

Friday, September 18th 2015, 7:17

India state has declassified files on revolutionary leader Subhash Chandra Bose, whose death has been the subject of a number of conspiracy theories.
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'Two dead' in Kashmir violence

Friday, September 18th 2015, 1:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

A man and a teenage girl have been killed by "unprovoked" firing from the Indian military in the disputed Kashmir region, says Pakistan.
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Two million Indians seek 300 jobs

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 11:11

Authorities in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh are overwhelmed after 2.3 million people apply for 368 low-level clerical jobs.
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Accused Saudi diplomat leaves India

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 10:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi diplomat accused of raping two Nepali women hired as domestic help leaves India under diplomatic immunity, the foreign ministry says.
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DNA samples swamp India PM in protest

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 16:14
related places: Bihar

The office of the Indian prime minister is inundated with DNA samples from protesters in Bihar who accuse him of insulting them and their chief minister.
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India minister backs 'yogic' farming

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 14:51

India's agriculture minister says his government is supporting "yogic" farming to "empower seeds with the help of positive thinking".
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Delhi battles dengue fever surge

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 7:08
related places: Delhi

The Indian capital, Delhi, is in the grip of the worst outbreak of dengue fever in five years, officials say.
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India's inflation rate falls again

Monday, September 14th 2015, 13:05

India's inflation rate fell slightly to 3.66% in August, official figures shown, increasing calls for a cut in interest rate.
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Air India to ground 'fat' cabin crew

Monday, September 14th 2015, 12:57

India's national carrier Air India is set to ground 125 "overweight" cabin crew members including air hostesses.
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India truck crash kills 18 workers

Monday, September 14th 2015, 4:29
related places: At

At least 18 workers die after the truck they were travelling in overturned in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh, police said.
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VIDEO: WWE wrestler's Indian homecoming

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 23:05
related countries: United States United States

One of India's most popular sportsmen, The Great Khali, is back home after spending more than a decade fighting WWE bouts in the US.
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VIDEO: India train derailment victim named

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 22:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of two British tourists killed after a train derailed in northern India is named as 71-year-old Joan Nichols from South Shields.
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Dead India train Briton is named

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 20:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of two British tourists killed after a train derailed in northern India is named by her family as Joan Nichols from South Shields.
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VIDEO: Kumbh Mela explained in 60 seconds

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 11:33

The Kumbh Mela pilgrimage is in full swing in India and Sunday marks a key day in this year's festival, when thousands ritually bathe in the sacred Godavari river.
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India shopkeeper wanted over blast

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 7:47

Indian police hunt the owner of a shop which they say had illegally stored explosives that triggered a blast killing at least 90 people.
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VIDEO: India restaurant blast kills dozens

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 1:23
related places: At, Petlawad

At least 89 people have been killed in a powerful explosion that tore through a restaurant in Petlawad in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, officials say.
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Britons killed as India train derails

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 18:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: At

Two British tourists were killed and a number of others are injured after a train carrying 37 British tourists derails in northern India.
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Restaurant blast in India kills 89

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 16:07

At least 89 people have been killed in an explosion that tore through a restaurant at breakfast in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, officials say.
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Mistrial over US police 'assault' of Indian

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 0:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alabama

A federal judge in Alabama has declared a mistrial in the case of a police officer accused of assaulting an Indian man who had recently moved to the US.
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Bodies of six Indians found in Yemen

Friday, September 11th 2015, 12:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

The bodies of six Indians reported missing after their boats were hit by airstrikes near Yemen on Tuesday have been found, Indian officials say.
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VIDEO: Convictions in Mumbai train blasts

Friday, September 11th 2015, 10:45
related places: Mumbai

A court in India has found 12 men guilty of involvement in bomb attacks on the Mumbai railway network in 2006.
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Modi 'regret' as visit shuts down city

Friday, September 11th 2015, 10:39
related places: Chandigarh

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologises to residents of the northern city of Chandigarh for inconvenience caused to them by his visit.
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Convictions in Mumbai train blasts

Friday, September 11th 2015, 9:16

A court in India's western Mumbai city finds 12 men guilty for their roles in the 2006 bombings of commuter trains but acquits one man, police say.
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India seeks Saudi help in 'rape' case

Friday, September 11th 2015, 4:11
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Delhi

India urges Saudi Arabia to cooperate into allegations that one of its diplomats raped two Nepali maids at his home near the capital Delhi.
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VIDEO: Saudi-India row over abuse allegations

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 17:58
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Delhi

Women's groups in India have been protesting outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Delhi after allegations that a Saudi diplomat raped and abused two housemaids.
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BBC man in child worker rescue drama

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 13:03

BBC employee Rakesh Sinha was caught up in the rescue of a child worker in India, after the 13-year-old climbed down into his balcony to escape her employers.
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Snake found in India water bottle

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 11:14

Officials in India receive a slimy surprise, when a live baby snake is found in a bottle of drinking water at a government event.
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VIDEO: Mumbai's craze for human pyramids

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 23:04

The sport of human pyramid formation has recently been given the status of adventure sport in the state of Maharashtra in India.
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Seven Indians missing in Yemen strikes

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 11:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Seven Indian nationals are reported to be missing after Saudi airplanes bomb two boats carrying 20 Indian crew members near Yemen.
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Saudi diplomat accused of rape in India

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 10:53
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Delhi

Police in India are investigating allegations that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped two Nepali maids at his home near Delhi.
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Why Bihar polls are a test of Modi's popularity

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 9:26
related places: Bihar

Elections in Bihar could test Modi's popularity
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Why Indian state of Manipur is gripped by violence

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 21:03

Subir Bhaumik in Kolkata explains why the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur is in turmoil.
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VIDEO: Fatal fight for land rights in Brazil

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 15:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Indigenous leaders in Brazil have accused the government of pursuing a "deliberate policy of genocide", after a Guarani Indian leader was killed in the west of the country.
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VIDEO: Living conditions on an Assam tea estate

Monday, September 7th 2015, 23:09

Several of the world's biggest tea brands including PG Tips, Lipton, Tetley and Twinings have said they will work to improve the tea estates they buy from in India.
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NY governor's aide shot in the head

Monday, September 7th 2015, 19:53

Violence preceding the West Indian Day Parade in New York leaves one man dead and a top aide to the state governor fighting for his life.
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India lightning strikes 'kill 32'

Monday, September 7th 2015, 5:07

At least 32 people die following lightning strikes in India on Sunday, reports say.
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The 21-year-old building India's largest hotel network

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 22:56

The 21-year-old who built a hotel empire
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India dog cull causes controversy and heartache

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 23:48

Anger over stray dogs being shot in India
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India bans Greenpeace foreign funds

Friday, September 4th 2015, 7:11

India has cancelled a licence allowing Greenpeace's local unit to receive donations from abroad, the environmental group says.
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VIDEO: Indian soldiers in pensions fight

Friday, September 4th 2015, 0:16

Indian former soldiers are saying they are being forced to live frugally in retirement because their pensions have been eroded by inflation.
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India's unusual protests: Pink underwear, poop and snakes

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:29

Unusual protests in India, land of a "million mutinies"
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VIDEO: Burmese 'forgotten people' embrace India

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:02
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese Tamils, who fled to India 50 years ago, are now on the lookout for better opportunities.
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Outrage over linking rape to condom ad

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 10:36

An Indian politician's comment that a condom advertisement starring a porn star will lead to a rise in rapes causes outrage on social media.
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'Militants' killed in Kashmir battle

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 5:12
related places: At

At least five suspected militants are killed in two separate gun battles with security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir, authorities say.
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Is Teesta Setalvad India's most hounded activist?

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 20:50

The story of India's 'most hounded' activist
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Viewpoint: How a 'breaking' murder has exposed Indian media

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 1:13

Why Indian media's coverage of a murder is disturbing
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India selfie ban over stampede fear

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 18:00

A "no selfie zone" will be implemented at the Indian Kumbh Mela religious festival due to fears they could cause stampedes.
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Google in India antitrust probe

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 2:02

Indian authorities accuse internet giant Google of abusing its dominance in search advertising.
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Who killed Dr Malleshappa Kalburgi?

Monday, August 31st 2015, 14:13

Could caste be behind murder of radical Indian thinker?
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India lifts ban on Jain fast to death

Monday, August 31st 2015, 6:59

India's Supreme Court suspends an order of the Rajasthan high court banning santhara - the controversial Jain ritual of fasting unto death.
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Saturday, August 29th 2015, 23:05

Indian scheme aims to encourage better toilet habits
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India celebrates 1965 war 'victory'

Friday, August 28th 2015, 10:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India begins more than three weeks of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of what it claims was victory in the 1965 war with Pakistan.
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Gujarat still tense after violence

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 10:14

Tension prevails in India's Gujarat state where two days of caste-related violence leaves eight people dead.
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Sensational murder grips India media

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 9:32

The Indian media are gripped by a murder case in which a former media executive is arrested on suspicion of murdering her daughter.
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VIDEO: Is India's economy really on the rise?

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 23:11

BBC News went around India asking people if they feel the economy is really picking up.
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What progress has India's economy made?

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 23:04
related countries: China China

China's economic wobbles present India with opportunities
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Modi urges calm over Gujarat protests

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 15:55
related places: Patel

Indian PM Narendra Modi urges the people of his home state, Gujarat, to maintain peace after caste-related violence left seven people dead.
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VIDEO: Patel protests: Use violence 'if need be'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 14:11

The leader of the protests going on in Gujarat in India says his group are prepared to use violence "if need be".
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India halts Italian marines trial

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Italy Italy

India halts proceedings in the trial of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 after a verdict by a UN-linked tribunal
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Why Indian women must shun sex to claim alimony

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 23:20

The divorced women who must stay celibate to claim alimony
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VIDEO: Painting change on India's streets

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 23:03

Jheel Goradia is using Bollywood-themed street art to illustrate issues such as sexual harassment and cultural stereotyping endured by many Indian women.
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India mass rally over caste quotas

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 16:45
related places: Patel

More than 300,000 members Gujarat's Patel community attend a rally in India's Ahmedabad city to demand better access to jobs and education.
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Rajan: 'Don't overburden central banks'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 16:08

Central banks are under too much pressure to fix struggling economies, according to the man in charge of India's monetary policy.
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Halt to Italian marines trial ordered

Monday, August 24th 2015, 12:36
related countries: Italy Italy

A UN-linked tribunal orders a halt to all legal proceedings in the trial of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
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India deny Sangakkara farewell win

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Kumar Sangakkara fails to end his Sri Lanka career with a victory as India win the second Test by 278 runs in Colombo.
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VIDEO: India's women-only building sites

Monday, August 24th 2015, 3:35

While domestic work in India is overwhelmingly done by women, construction is predominantly a male-dominated trade, but in the southern Indian state of Kerala, there's a scheme trying to change that.
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VIDEO: Human impact of Kashmir conflict

Monday, August 24th 2015, 0:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Planned high-level talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled hours before they were due to start.
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Sangakkara makes 18 in final innings

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 13:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara makes 18 against India in his final international innings before retirement.
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Row cancels India-Pakistan talks

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 19:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Planned high-level talks between India and Pakistan are cancelled amid mutual recriminations as both sides disagree over the agenda.
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India probes Taj chandelier crash

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 11:32

The Indian authorities order an inquiry into why a huge chandelier hanging at the entrance to the Taj Mahal crashed to the ground earlier this week.
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Political satire pokes fun at India's 'bizarre democracy'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 23:38

Political satire pokes fun at India's 'bizarre democracy'
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VIDEO: 'Safety a priority for Uber in India'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 22:14

India's Uber boss has described the incident in which an Uber driver raped a female passenger as 'horrific'.
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VIDEO: Acid attack survivor's beauty campaign

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 21:25

An Indian woman who survived an acid attack is trying to help other survivors reclaim their pride at her beauty salon.
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India probe transmits new Mars image

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 6:32

India's Space Research Organisation (Isro) publishes a stunning 3D image of Mars captured by its robotic probe Mangalyaan.
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The men waging war against pornography in India

Monday, August 17th 2015, 21:34

The men with a mission to clean up India's internet
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Airbus signs off record IndiGo deal

Monday, August 17th 2015, 9:47

Airbus has finalised a deal with Indian budget airline IndiGo for the largest number of jets it has sold in a single order.
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VIDEO: India's collapsing building problem

Monday, August 17th 2015, 0:52

The problem of poor quality housing in India's cities is well documented, but it often proves difficult to persuade those living in dangerous accommodation to move on.
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India man saves shopkeeper from sword attack

Friday, August 14th 2015, 9:03

CCTV footage of an Indian man who saved a shopkeeper from a sword wielding attacker has gone viral on social media.
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Why is India's 'godwoman' in the news?

Friday, August 14th 2015, 3:30

Why is Indian 'spiritual guru' Radhe Maa in news?
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India Maggi ban 'legally untenable'

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 7:19
related places: Mumbai

A court in India lifts a government ban on Nestle's popular Maggi noodles, but orders fresh tests before the product can go back on sale.
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India prevents 17C Koran sale bid

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 9:38

Indian police arrest 10 people for trying to illegally sell a 17C rare edition of the holy Koran.
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India sues Nestle over Maggi noodles

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 6:56

India is suing Nestle for $100m (£64m) over "unfair trade practices" relating to the Maggi noodles health scare, an official confirms to the BBC.
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Why an Indian state is collecting hair and nails to spite Modi

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 23:09

Why the humble fingernail is being used to spite India's PM
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Tourists 'tried to sail to US base'

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 13:22
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Maldives Maldives, United States United States

The Maldives military says it stopped seven tourists it claims were sailing to a highly-guarded US military base in the Indian Ocean.
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India 'shy' tiger refuses to mate

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 12:19
related places: Kolkata

Officials at the Alipore zoo in the Indian city of Kolkata say attempts to mate a young tiger have been unsuccessful with the big cat taking little interest in mating.
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Inside the world of Indian CEOs

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 10:37

The source of CEOs at some of the world's top firms
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The fear of censorship in Indian media

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 1:06

The fear of censorship in Indian media
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The Indian rapper who took on a multinational

Monday, August 10th 2015, 15:14

The parody song that took on a multinational
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Modi involved in potential ICC rival

Monday, August 10th 2015, 11:09

Indian Premier League creator Lalit Modi is involved in a potential rival group to world governing body the ICC.
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Ten dead in India temple stampede

Monday, August 10th 2015, 5:59
related places: At

At least 10 people are killed and 20 injured in a stampede at a temple in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, officials say.
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Straight Life: India's recovering drug addicts

Monday, August 10th 2015, 1:03

Indian drug addicts who have kicked the habit
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The Stilwell Road 70 years on

Monday, August 10th 2015, 0:59
related countries: China China

Images from the WW2 route linking India and China
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How far will India's dog-lovers go to save strays?

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 23:52

How far are they going in the battle to save India's strays?
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