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VIDEO: Fears of further India flyover collapse

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 21:58
related places: Kolkata

Rescuers are continuing to search for survivors after a flyover which was being constructed, collapsed in Kolkata.
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West Indies stun India to reach final

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mumbai

West Indies will meet England in the final of the World Twenty20 after stunning hosts India with a seven-wicket win in Mumbai.
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VIDEO: 'Chaotic' search for India flyover survivors

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 11:46
related places: At

The BBC's Rahul Tandon describes a chaotic scene as rescuers try to free people from a collapsed flyover in Kolkata (Calcutta).
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'Dancing' tadpoles discovered in India

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 19:46

A new tadpole that burrows through sand is discovered in the Western Ghats of India, scientists report.
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VIDEO: Modi heads to Brussels

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 23:59
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels, But

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heading to Brussels to discuss an India-EU free trade deal. But what impact could a UK exit from the EU have on India?
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'Somalia-bound' ship of weapons seized

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 13:41
related countries: France France, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

French naval forces patrolling the northern Indian Ocean seize a ship of weapons they say was heading towards Somalia in breach of a UN arms embargo
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Calling husband 'elephant' is cruelty

Monday, March 28th 2016, 8:45

A court in the Indian capital rules that calling a husband "fat elephant" can be grounds for divorce.
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Phone app 'bridges treatment gap'

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 1:34

Phone app 'bridges treatment gap' in rural India
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VIDEO: Tunnel found under old Indian parliament

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 0:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A mysterious tunnel has been discovered beneath the British-built former Indian parliament building.
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VIDEO: BBC Pop Up heads to India

Thursday, March 24th 2016, 23:23

BBC Pop Up to film your documentary ideas
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Indian Wells CEO quits after comments

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 8:03

Indian Wells tournament chief Raymond Moore resigns after his controversial comments about women's tennis.
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Remarks may spark boycott - Navratilova

Monday, March 21st 2016, 19:23

Martina Navratilova says female players could boycott Indian Wells after "prejudiced" comments by the tournament's chief.
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Why women are worst hit by India's farm crisis

Monday, March 21st 2016, 2:03

Why women are worst hit by India's farm crisis
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The Indian actress who hit back after being Photoshopped into porn

Monday, March 21st 2016, 0:27

The Indian actress who hit back after being Photoshopped into porn
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VIDEO: 'A battle between two brothers'

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 21:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kolkata

More than 60,000 spectators watched India and Pakistan take on each other at Kolkata's (Calcutta) Eden Gardens, in a key cricket match in the T20 World Cup.
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Travelling library: The two Indians on a road trip to promote books

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 0:57

A road trip across India with 4,000 books
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VIDEO: The town where cricket bats are made

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 22:06

The Indian town that turns out cricket bats by the thousands
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'Selfie point': Twitter on Modi wax statue

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 5:41

Indian social media is quick to use news of Narendra Modi getting his own wax statue as an opportunity to poke some fun.
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Why attending an Indian wedding can be dangerous

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 0:00

Why attending an Indian wedding can be dangerous
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India Pakistan fans spar over T20 loss

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 7:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pakistan Pakistan

India's defeat to New Zealand in their World Twenty20 game sparks off a social media battle with Pakistan Twitter users.
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VIDEO: 'The boys won't like you if you are not fair'

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 20:33

Charusmita, a student from India, explains why many women come under pressure to lighten their skin.
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Mother Teresa to be made a saint

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 12:25
related places: Kolkata

Mother Teresa, the nun who worked with the poor in the Indian city of Kolkata, will be declared a saint on 4 September, Pope Francis announces.
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India politician 'assaults' police horse

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 7:33

Police in India lodge a case against a politician from the ruling BJP party for allegedly assaulting and badly injuring a police horse during a protest.
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Why India has a 'sliver of time' to seize its chances

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 0:14

Is time running out for India?
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Railways to wash blankets 'every day'

Monday, March 14th 2016, 7:47

Indian Railways is to introduce new "lightweight" blankets that will be washed after every use instead of the current two months.
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Hindu nationalist group changes uniform

Monday, March 14th 2016, 4:56

India's right-wing Hindu nationalist group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) says it is abandoning its iconic uniform of khaki shorts after 91 years.
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VIDEO: India's slum cricket league

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 0:07
related places: Delhi

The India man who runs a cricket league in Delhi's slums to help children with a passion for the game.
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Football dreams: The league inspiring Indian sex workers' children

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 0:33

How football is inspiring sons of sex workers in India
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India-Pakistan World T20 venue changed

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 14:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The International Cricket Council changes the venue of the India-Pakistan World T20 group match to Kolkata for security reasons.
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Viewpoint: India's tortured debate on nationalism and free speech

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 0:34

The tragic trend of hyper-nationalism in India
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Woman jumps from balcony to escape rape

Monday, March 7th 2016, 7:24
related places: Kolkata

Three men are arrested after a woman jumps from a two-storey house in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata to escape being raped.
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The Indian man who chases fires

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 0:13

Why this man is obsessed with infernos
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Too drunk, can't add: Why some Indian women are turning away grooms

Friday, March 4th 2016, 0:19

Why women in one Indian state are turning away grooms
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Indian state where a plane on the roof is normal

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 1:33

The Indian state where a plane on the roof is normal
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Army job seekers made to strip for test

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 9:07
related places: Bihar

Hundreds of men in India's Bihar state are made to strip down to their underwear while being tested for army jobs in an attempt to prevent cheating.
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Why Kashmir's militants have become 'heroes' again

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 1:09

Why are Indian Kashmiri youth turning to militancy?
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India budget to boost farm growth

Monday, February 29th 2016, 8:54

India's government unveils a budget aimed at boosting farm growth and appealing to the rural poor.
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When gods were hauled into Indian courts

Monday, February 29th 2016, 1:55

When gods were hauled into Indian courts
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Indian man 'kills 14 members of family'

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 13:17
related places: Mumbai

A 35-year-old man from Mumbai killed 14 members of his family, including seven children and his parents, before killing himself, Indian police say.
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VIDEO: Baby necklace keeps medical records safe

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 0:26

A necklace designed for babies in India could be a lifesaver thanks to the immunisation records it stores.
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VIDEO: Robots, investors and entrepreneurs

Friday, February 26th 2016, 13:01

The BBC visits India's biggest-ever conference for tech start-ups where entrepreneurs can meet potential investors.
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Why a gay Indian professor's death inspired a film

Friday, February 26th 2016, 0:03

How a gay Indian teacher's death inspired a film
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VIDEO: Bollywood star mobbed on return from prison

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 15:30
related places: Pune

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has been released from a prison in the western Indian city of Pune after being sentenced for firearms offences linked to the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
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VIDEO: What women think of fighting for India's army

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 11:47

Women tell the BBC what they think about India's decision to allow women in all combat roles in its armed forces.
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Bollywood's Sanjay Dutt freed from jail

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 6:03
related places: Pune

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is released from a prison in the western Indian city of Pune.
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How Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt spent his time in jail

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 0:07

How an Indian film star spent time in prison
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VIDEO: India 'sedition' students arrested

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 16:34
related places: Delhi

Two Indian students accused of sedition for helping organise a protest at Delhi's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), hand themselves into police.
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India 'sedition' students arrested

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 3:04
related places: Delhi

Two Indian students accused of sedition for helping organise a protest at Delhi's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), hand themselves into police.
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Water begins to return to Delhi

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 15:43
related places: Delhi

Water supply is partially restored to 10m people in the Indian capital, Delhi, after repairs began on a key canal which the army regained from protesters on Monday.
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Why India's farm communities are angry

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 0:57

What is driving protests by India's farming communities?
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Ten million without water in Delhi

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 18:22
related places: Haryana

More than 10 million people in India's capital Delhi are without water supply after caste protesters sabotaged a key supply canal, officials say.
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VIDEO: India caste unrest 'encircles Delhi'

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 11:40
related places: Delhi

The Indian capital, Delhi, is facing severe water shortages after protesters demanding better job opportunities for their caste sabotage a canal supplying the city.
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India 'sedition' students return to JNU

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 3:50
related places: Delhi

Five Indian students facing charges of sedition after organising a protest at Delhi's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), return to campus.
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How 'black money' saved the Indian economy

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 1:04

How it saved the Indian economy
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Water crisis fears in Delhi over unrest

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 19:49
related places: Delhi, Jat

India's capital Delhi is on the brink of a severe water shortage as Jat community protesters damage supplies to demand higher job quotas.
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More troops killed in Kashmir stand-off

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 18:29
related places: Srinagar

Another three soldiers are killed in a stand-off with militants near Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, military officials say.
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Five dead in India caste protest

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 18:06
related places: Jat

At least five people die in a second day of violence related to caste rights in the northern Indian state of Haryana, police say.
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Kashmir militants surrounded by army

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 15:08

Militants in Indian-administered Kashmir are surrounded by the security forces after attacking a convoy of Indian soldiers, military officials say.
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India caste violence leaves one dead

Friday, February 19th 2016, 17:47
related places: Rohtak

At least one person is killed and up to 205 injured in the northern Indian town of Rohtak during protests by the Jat community, police say.
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VIDEO: The women making money cleaning India

Friday, February 19th 2016, 0:40

The women cooperative of professional cleaners that is giving its shareholders financial independence
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Enough is enough: India women fight to enter temples

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 21:56

Indian women fight to enter temples
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Debunking the viral video of 'sedition' that has captivated India

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 21:49

Debunking the viral video of 'sedition' that polarised India
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Indian firm launches $3.67 smartphone

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 14:50

An Indian company launches what is being billed as the world's cheapest smartphone, priced at 251 rupees ($3.67; £2.56).
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VIDEO: Is this the world's cheapest smartphone?

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 11:51

An Indian company has launched what is being billed as the world's cheapest smartphone.
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Lawyers beat up India student in court

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 13:03
related places: Delhi

A student leader from a top Indian university charged with "sedition" is physically attacked in a Delhi court by a group of lawyers.
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VIDEO: India school attack leopard escapes

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 9:31

Officials say a male mauled six people at a school in India before it was captured has escaped its enclosure.
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Viewpoint: A personal history of Indian brand names

Monday, February 15th 2016, 6:49

India's long history of strange and colourful brand names
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Bollywood stars flee India event blaze

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 20:35
related places: Mumbai

Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are among those who were evacuated when a big fire broke out at a lavish cultural show in Mumbai.
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A messiah for India's abandoned sick

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 0:32

Indian man who is messiah to abandoned patients
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India PM in 'happy birthday' gaffe

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 13:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's president takes to Twitter to correct India's leader - who had wished him happy birthday on the wrong day.
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Student held over 'anti-India slogans'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 16:31

Indian police arrest the student union leader at a top university on sedition charges, after a protest over the hanging of a Kashmiri man.
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Goa seeks to classify peacock as vermin

Friday, February 12th 2016, 16:13
related places: Goa

The southern state of Goa proposes reclassifying the peacock, India's national bird, as vermin.
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Delhi announces fresh car rationing

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 12:16
related places: Delhi

India's capital Delhi announces a second round of car rationing aimed at curbing alarming pollution levels.
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India schools shut over leopard fears

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 9:35
related places: Bangalore

More than 100 schools are closed in Bangalore after reports that another leopard is sighted on the outskirts of the Indian city.
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Elephant rampage causes panic in India

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 17:01

A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in India's West Bengal state, sending residents fleeing in panic.
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Did a meteorite kill a man in India?

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 13:17

Did a meteorite kill a man in India?
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Why are Indian gurus selling noodles?

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 0:35

Why do Indian gurus sell noodles?
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Indian police 'to use slingshots'

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 17:52
related places: Haryana

Police in India's northern Haryana state will use slingshots to control violent protesters, a senior officer says.
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'Miracle rescue' of avalanche soldier

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 12:02

An Indian soldier who was buried after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier six days ago has been found alive, officials say.
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India 'meteorite death' to be probed

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 6:03
related places: Vellore

Indian scientists have been asked to examine claims that a man died after being hit by a meteorite in southern Vellore city.
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Viewpoint: Will 2016 be a turning point for free speech in India?

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 1:24

Will 2016 be a turning point for free speech in India?
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Leopard mauls six in Indian school

Monday, February 8th 2016, 4:43
related places: Bangalore

A male leopard enters a school in the Indian city of Bangalore, injuring six people before being captured and released.
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Why an Indian lawyer tried to sue God

Monday, February 8th 2016, 1:17

The controversial court case that stunned Indians
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VIDEO: Making India's children smile

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 0:03

Mark Rego, a cancer survivor, spends his time bringing smiles to the faces of destitute children in India.
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VIDEO: Bollywood singer performs mid-flight

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 9:54

An Indian airline has suspended five crew members who let a Bollywood star sing over its public address system.
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Row over mid-flight Bollywood 'concert'

Friday, February 5th 2016, 13:14

An Indian airline suspends five crew members who let Bollywood star Sonu Nigam sing over its public address system - sparking a row on social media.
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The Indian clock to tower over Big Ben

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 16:09

Indian IT giant Infosys plans to build the world's largest free-standing clock tower, dwarfing structures like Old Joe and Big Ben.
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Troops missing after Kashmir avalanche

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 11:30

Ten Indian soldiers are missing after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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VIDEO: A rare performance of India's Kathakali dance

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 19:22

Part-dance and part-mime, the Kathakali dance originated in the Indian state of Kerala, around the same time as Shakespeare.
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Tata to rename Zica car over virus woes

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 12:22

India's Tata Motors is to rename its forthcoming Zica hatchback after the similarly-named Zika virus sparked a global health emergency.
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India court reopens case on gay sex

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 11:12

India's Supreme Court agrees to revisit a previous judgement upholding a colonial-era law criminalising gay sex.
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Fighting crime with puns and hashtags

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 0:12
related places: Mumbai

How the Mumbai police have won Twitter in India
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Thirteen students drown off India beach

Monday, February 1st 2016, 15:16

Thirteen students have drowned while swimming off a beach off India's west coast in the state of Maharashtra, police say.
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The doctor who delivers India's girls for free

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 0:14

The doctor who delivers India's girls for nothing
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VIDEO: Bryde's whale washes up in Mumbai

Friday, January 29th 2016, 7:37
related places: Mumbai

A 12m (40ft) long Bryde's whale washes up on a beach in the western Indian city of Mumbai.
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Motorcycle diaries: The new wave of Indian bikers

Friday, January 29th 2016, 0:31

The new wave of Indian bikers
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