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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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Indian PM on maiden Kashmir visit

Friday, July 4th 2014, 7:02

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his first visit to Indian-administered Kashmir amidst a protest shutdown called by separatist groups.
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India to provide four free vaccines

Friday, July 4th 2014, 4:55

India will provide four new vaccines free of cost as part of a programme to reduce child mortality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.
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India stock exchange resumes trading

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 7:54

India's main stock market, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), resumes trading after being disrupted due to a network outage.
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India women 'misusing' dowry law

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 6:45

India's Supreme Court says that women are increasingly misusing the tough anti-dowry law to harass their husbands and in-laws.
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Why water surges are killing people in India

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 23:31

Why water surges are killing people in India
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Stokes returns to England Test squad

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 15:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Durham

England name Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes in a 13-man squad for the first Test against India starting on 9 July.
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India raises export price for onions

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 10:06

India raises minimum export price for onions to maintain domestic price levels as fears grow of a shortage because of adverse weather conditions.
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India summons US envoy over snooping

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 8:58
related countries: United States United States

India summons a top US diplomat to complain about spying after fresh allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the governing BJP.
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Building collapse toll passes 40

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 5:16
related places: Chennai

The death toll in a building collapse in the Indian city of Chennai passes 40 as rescue workers continue to find more bodies in the wreckage.
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India MP apology over rape threat

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 4:30

An Indian MP who threatened to kill opposition workers and have women raped apologises, saying it was a "gross error of judgement".
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What do you do with millions of extra graduates?

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 19:00
related countries: China China

What will China and India do with millions more graduates?
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India outrage over MP's rape threat

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 11:26

There is growing outrage in India over MP Tapas Pal's controversial remarks threatening to kill opposition workers and have women raped.
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India rape case editor freed on bail

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 9:00

India's Supreme Court grants bail to Tarun Tejpal, the former editor of a news magazine who is charged with raping a female colleague.
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India collapse toll rises to 24

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 3:48
related places: Chennai

The death toll in a building collapse in the southern Indian city of Chennai rises to 24, reports say.
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English explodes in India

Monday, June 30th 2014, 20:55

India is using English like it has never been used before
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VIDEO: Survivor pulled from India rubble

Monday, June 30th 2014, 8:45
related places: At, Chennai

At least 17 people are now known to have died when a building collapsed in the southern Indian city of Chennai, but rescuers are still finding survivors in the rubble.
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India launches five satellites

Monday, June 30th 2014, 5:40
related countries: France France

India puts into orbit five foreign satellites, including one built by France, to observe the earth.
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VIDEO: BBC meets $10m wanted man

Monday, June 30th 2014, 4:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Mumbai

The founder of a self-declared Pakistani charity who India and the US accuse of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai has dismissed new American sanctions on his organization.
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India collapse toll rises to 17

Monday, June 30th 2014, 3:48
related places: Chennai

At least 17 people are now known to have died when building collapsed in southern Indian city of Chennai, media reports say.
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The chai wallahs of India

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 19:06

Making the brew that India can't live without
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VIDEO: 'Scores trapped' in India collapse

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 17:47
related places: Chennai

More than 100 people are still feared trapped after a building collapsed in the southern city of Chennai in India, an official has said.
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'Scores trapped' in India collapse

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 14:41

More than 100 workers are still feared trapped following a building collapse in southern India, while 10 die in a similar tragedy in Delhi.
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VIDEO: Fourteen killed in gas pipeline blast

Friday, June 27th 2014, 19:09
related places: At

At least 14 people have died after a state owned gas pipeline exploded in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
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Is there a distinctive 'Indian English'?

Friday, June 27th 2014, 18:26

Is there a distinctive 'Indian English'?
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VIDEO: India gas pipeline blast kills 14

Friday, June 27th 2014, 8:27

At least 14 people have died after a pipeline carrying gas exploded in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a senior minister has said.
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India gas pipeline blast kills 14

Friday, June 27th 2014, 6:30

At least 14 people die after a pipeline carrying gas explodes in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a minister says.
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The long, dark walk to the toilet

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 23:00

How Indian women manage with only fields for a toilet
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New MH370 search area announced

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 14:35
related countries: Australia Australia, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The hunt for missing Malaysian plane shifts further south in the Indian Ocean following new data analysis, the Australian government says.
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India court summons for Gandhis

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 10:42

A court in India summons top Congress party leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi for allegedly "misappropriating assets" of a newspaper, charges the Congress denies.
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Srinivasan is ICC boss despite inquiry

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 9:56
related countries: Australia Australia

The ICC appoints a new chairman and also confirms changes that give greater power to India, England and Australia.
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Modi outdoes White House on Twitter

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 4:47

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi narrowly overtakes the White House on Twitter, a study of the political use of the social network shows.
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Four die in India train derailment

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 4:23
related places: Bihar

Several coaches of a passenger train derail in India's Bihar state, killing at least four people and injuring 10 others, officials say.
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India to seek 'black money' details

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 12:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says he is writing to Switzerland, seeking details of Indians who have parked untaxed wealth in Swiss banks.
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Why Indian nurses want to go back to Iraq

Friday, June 20th 2014, 1:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Why Indian nurses want to go back to Iraq
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Father of abducted Indian speaks out

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 12:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

The father of one of the 40 Indians kidnapped in the Iraqi city of Mosul has said that his family has not heard from their son since Sunday.
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India is Nigeria's top oil customer

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 10:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

India has taken over from the US as the largest importer of Nigerian oil, the west African state's national oil company says.
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Why do millions of Indians defecate in the open?

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 0:31

India's problem with inadequate sanitary facilities
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In pictures: One year after India floods

Monday, June 16th 2014, 0:23

Pilgrims return to Indian temple a year after devastating floods
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In pictures: India's ancient city of Varanasi

Friday, June 13th 2014, 23:47
related places: Varanasi

The life of India's ancient holy city of Varanasi
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How rape and violence returned India to the headlines

Friday, June 13th 2014, 15:07

How rape and violence returned India to the headlines
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India steel plant gas leak kills six

Friday, June 13th 2014, 5:39

Six people are now known to have died from a poisonous gas leak at one of India's largest steel plants, factory officials said.
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Why are women being hanged in India?

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:41

Why are women being hanged in India?
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VIDEO: Hanged Indian woman 'not raped'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:39

A teenager has been found hanging from a tree in a village in northern India, the fourth woman to die in such a way in recent weeks in Uttar Pradesh state.
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Fourth woman hanged in Indian state

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:00

A teenager is found hanging from a tree in a village in northern India, the fourth woman to die in such a way in recent weeks in Uttar Pradesh state.
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AirAsia India set to start flights

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 6:48

AirAsia India, the first airline with foreign investment to operate in India, is set to start flights on Thursday.
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India's Infosys appoints new boss

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 6:10

Indian software giant Infosys appoints Vishal Sikka as its new chief executive and says co-founder Narayana Murthy will leave the firm.
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Hanged Indian woman 'was raped'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 22:53

Indian police investigate whether a woman found hanging from a tree had been raped, weeks after two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged in the same state.
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VIDEO: Students swept away in dam surge

Monday, June 9th 2014, 15:24

A search has resumed for some 24 students who have been swept away by a sudden surge of water from a dam in India's Himachal Pradesh state, officials say.
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India unveils economic reforms

Monday, June 9th 2014, 14:52

India's new government unveils a programme for rapid economic reforms aimed at creating jobs and boosting foreign investment.
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Search for 'drowned' India students

Monday, June 9th 2014, 3:56
related places: Hyderabad

A search resumes for some 24 students who have been swept away by a sudden surge of water in India's Himachal Pradesh state, officials say.
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Empowering India's women through community groups

Monday, June 9th 2014, 0:45

Community groups empower Indian women
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Taj Mahal gets mud-pack treatment

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 11:55

India's most famous monument, the Taj Mahal, is to be given mud-pack treatment to remove pollution stains.
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VIDEO: Sword fights erupt at Sikh temple

Friday, June 6th 2014, 17:01
related places: Amritsar

Sikh groups brandishing ceremonial swords have clashed at India's Golden Temple in Amritsar as special prayers were held to mark the deadly military offensive there in 1984.
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Clashes at India's Golden Temple

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:01

Several people are hurt as Sikh groups brandishing swords clash at India's Golden Temple during prayers to mark the 1984 military assault.
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India parliament elects new Speaker

Friday, June 6th 2014, 6:34

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sumitra Mahajan is elected the Speaker of India's parliament, officials say.
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India arrests over Muslim murder

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:04
related places: Pune

Police in India say they have arrested 17 members of a hardline Hindu group after a Muslim man was beaten to death in the western city of Pune.
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How Modi can revive India's economy

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 20:38

Viewpoint: How India's new PM can revive a flagging economy
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Woman killed for resisting molesters

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 12:43

A 35-year-old mother-of-four is shot dead by militants for resisting their attempts to molest her in the Indian state of Meghalaya, police say.
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State funeral for India minister

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 5:02
related places: Delhi

India's newly appointed rural development minister, who died in a car crash in Delhi on Tuesday, is to be given a state funeral.
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Kashmir leader backs special status

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:20

The chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, denies threatening to secede from India after a row over the state's special status.
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Indian minister dies in car crash

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 8:25
related places: Delhi

India's newly-appointed Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde dies in a car crash in the capital, Delhi.
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Clashes at India gang-rape protest

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 12:14

Indian police fire water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters in Uttar Pradesh state where two teenage cousins were gang raped and hanged.
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Telangana born as India's 29th state

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 4:49

India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh formally splits in two, with the northern area carved out to create a new state called Telangana.
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VIDEO: Delhi street art with a 'social cause'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 23:23
related places: Delhi

As street art becomes more popular in the Indian capital of Delhi, artists are now using the colourful means to spread social messages and bring art closer to people.
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India gang rape inquiry stepped up

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 14:08

The head of the Indian state where two girls were gang raped and hanged recommends a federal inquiry amid concern over the local police response.
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'Five held' over India gang rapes

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 6:20

All suspects have been arrested in connection with the gang rape and murder of two teenage cousins found hanged from a tree, police in India say.
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India police fired over hanged girls

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 4:12

Two police officers in India are sacked for allegedly refusing to help search for two missing girls who were later found gang-raped and hanged.
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VIDEO: India police sacked over hanged girls

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 0:20
related places: At

Two police officers in India are sacked for allegedly refusing to help search for two missing girls who were later found gang-raped and hanged.
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India's economic growth disappoints

Friday, May 30th 2014, 14:17

India's economy grew at a slower-than-forecast annual pace of 4.6% between January and March, due largely to a slowdown in the manufacturing sector.
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India outrage over hanged girls

Friday, May 30th 2014, 11:48

Villagers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where two girls were gang raped and hanged tell the BBC of their fury at the response of police.
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India's Reliance eyes media firm

Friday, May 30th 2014, 4:05

Reliance Industries, one the biggest corporate houses in India, says it will acquire a majority stake in a major media firm Network18.
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Arrests over hanged Indian girls

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 21:42
related places: At

At least three men, including a police officer, are arrested after two teenage girls are gang raped and hanged from a tree in northern India.
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Hanged India girls were gang raped

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 12:59

Two teenage girls found hanging from a tree in a village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh had been gang raped, police say.
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Tata Motors in slight profit fall

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 12:19

India's biggest carmaker, Tata Motors, reports a slight fall in fourth-quarter net profit due, in part, to a foreign exchange loss.
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India name Gambhir for England tour

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India recall opening batsman Gautam Gambhir for this summer's five-Test tour of England, yet Zaheer Khan misses out.
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India move to unearth 'black money'

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 6:08

India sets up a special task force to find illicit money, in one of the first decisions taken by the government of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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VIDEO: India presses Pakistan on militants

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 15:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's new PM Narendra Modi urges his Pakistani counterpart to crack down on militants and speed up the trial of the 2008 Mumbai attacks suspects.
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VIDEO: Close-up: New MH370 satellite data

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:52
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The Malaysian government releases the raw data used to determine that missing flight MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.
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Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:04
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The Malaysian government releases the raw data used to determine that missing flight MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.
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India train crash toll rises to 23

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 7:02

Railway officials say the number of people who died after a passenger train derailed and hit a stationary goods train in India's Uttar Pradesh state on Monday has risen to 23.
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Narendra Modi sworn in as Indian PM

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Narendra Modi is sworn in as India's new prime minister in a ceremony attended by his counterpart from rival Pakistan.
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Deadly train crash in north India

Monday, May 26th 2014, 13:51

At least 20 people are feared killed as a passenger train derails and hits a stationary goods train in India's Uttar Pradesh state, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Electric' atmosphere as Modi sworn in

Monday, May 26th 2014, 13:26
related places: Delhi

Narendra Modi has been sworn in as India's new prime minister in a ceremony in the forecourt of the presidential palace in Delhi.
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Will India's Narendra Modi be a reformer?

Monday, May 26th 2014, 9:23

Can Narendra Modi get India back on track?
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VIDEO: End of the road for India's Ambassador?

Monday, May 26th 2014, 0:40

India's oldest car maker has halted production of the Ambassador, a vehicle that for decades symbolised the country's political class.
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In pictures: Narendra Modi's early life

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 23:22

Rare images from new Indian leader Narendra Modi's early life
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VIDEO: Why women and Muslims voted for Modi

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 23:07

The BBC meets the Indian people who shunned traditional voting patterns to vote for Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi.
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Pakistan releases Indian fishermen

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 18:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif orders the release of 151 detained Indian fishermen on the eve of his visit to India for Narendra Modi's inauguration.
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