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India rupees: PM Modi says move had to be secret

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 13:20

India's PM says the plan to pull high-value rupee notes had to be kept secret, as bank queues grow.
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India rupees: Chaos at banks continues after ATMs reopen

Friday, November 11th 2016, 7:17

Long queues continue outside banks and several ATMs have run out of cash in India.
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Desperate housewives

Friday, November 11th 2016, 0:16

The BBC's Vikas Pandey speaks to Indian women who are trying to keep their savings a secret.
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India rupees: Chaos at banks after 'black money' ban

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 14:37

Chaotic scenes at Indian banks as people exchange banknotes withdrawn as an anti-corruption measure.
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Money for nothing

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 0:18
related places: Delhi, Mumbai

How people in Delhi and Mumbai see the Indian government's move to ban 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.
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India scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes overnight

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 0:35

India's PM says existing 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from the financial system overnight.
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India stuntmen drown after reservoir jump goes wrong

Monday, November 7th 2016, 21:56

Two stuntmen have drowned after jumping into a reservoir as part of a film shoot in southern India.
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India NDTV 24-hour broadcast ban is suspended by government

Monday, November 7th 2016, 16:08

India's government suspends a one-day ban on NDTV's Hindi channel amid widescale criticism of the move.
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India news channel NDTV uses mime in media freedom debate

Monday, November 7th 2016, 12:37

An Indian news presenter interviews mime artists to make a point about questioning those in power.
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Sushma Swaraj scripts happy end to India-Pakistan love story

Monday, November 7th 2016, 12:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A cross-border love story has a happy ending after India's Foreign Minister gets the bride her visa.
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Bad vibes

Monday, November 7th 2016, 0:01

The chief minister of a south Indian state believes a building is bringing him bad luck.
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Delhi smog: 'Children are prisoners behind their masks'

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 17:38
related places: New Delhi

New Delhi children protest in the Indian capital against the city's extreme air pollution.
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Delhi smog: Schools closed for three days as pollution worsens

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 9:54

All schools in India's capital are closed for three days as the city chokes under thick smog.
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Delhi's cinema for the homeless

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 5:13
related places: Delhi

Makeshift cinemas are providing entertainment and relaxation to some of the homeless people in Delhi, India.
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Indian TV to be taken off air for a day

Friday, November 4th 2016, 11:35

An Indian channel will be taken off air for a day as a penalty for its coverage of an attack on an air force base.
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Leopard burned alive in India village

Friday, November 4th 2016, 10:07

A caged leopard dies when it is set on fire by a mob hours after it kills a girl in India's Gujarat state.
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India rape victim alleges police asked her about 'pleasure'

Friday, November 4th 2016, 5:20

An Indian woman alleges police asked her lewd questions when she tried reporting that she was raped.
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India sets rates in major sales tax reform

Friday, November 4th 2016, 3:07

India agrees on the rates for its Goods and Services Tax, its biggest reform of the tax system since independence.
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Pakistan accuses India of running Islamabad 'spy ring'

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 15:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan uncovers "a network of spies" working from India's mission in Islamabad as ties worsen.
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Canine haters

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 0:39

The growing population of stray dogs has become a talking point in the Indian state of Kerala.
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Why has Indian TV star Arnab Goswami quit hit show?

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 13:39
related places: But

Arnab Goswami has resigned from Times Now - the Indian TV channel where he was editor-in-chief and host of its most popular and controversial show. But why?
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Flight MH370 'made rapid descent'

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 9:32
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Flight MH370 was not in a controlled descent when it plunged into the Indian Ocean, a report says.
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Social media reacts as India's top TV personality quits

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 4:21

India's prime-time news anchor has quit, prompting a national social media frenzy.
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Education interrupted

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 0:26

Gowhar Geelani reports on schools in Indian-administered Kashmir that have been set on fire.
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Famous Indian lion Ram dies of old age in Gir forest

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 10:25

One of India's oldest and most popular lions in the wild dies in the forests of Gujarat state.
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'Poster girl'

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 0:20

How a 105-year-old Indian woman sold her only assets to build a toilet and inspire an entire village.
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Bhopal prison escapees killed by police

Monday, October 31st 2016, 9:32
related places: Bhopal

Eight prisoners who escaped from a jail in the central Indian city of Bhopal have been killed, police say.
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A very Delhi Diwali

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 23:59
related places: Delhi

Cartoonist Priya Kuriyan gives her unique take on how Diwali festival is celebrated in the Indian capital, Delhi.
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Blinded at 14

Friday, October 28th 2016, 0:39

Photographer Abid Bhat documents the story of 14-year-old Insha Mushtaq, who lost vision in both her eyes after being hit by pellets in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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'Is this a spoof?'

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 15:04
related places: Delhi

Donald Trump has spoken Hindi to woo Indian-Americans, but what do Indians in Delhi think of his efforts?
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Chinmayi Sripaada: The woman who took on cyberbullies

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 23:04

Popular singer Chinmayi Sripaada is responsible for India's first arrests under new cyberbullying laws and says women should not be afraid to take on their abusers.
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Jayalalitha: The photograph 'ruling' an Indian state

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 8:55

Ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has given up her powers to her deputy, but her photograph still chairs all important meetings in the state.
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Screen shocker

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 0:26

A wheelchair-bound disability activist who was assaulted in India for not standing up to the national anthem recounts his harrowing experience.
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'Left to die'

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:18
related places: Delhi

A newborn baby girl left to die on the pavement in Delhi is a stark reminder of attitudes to women in India, the BBC's Geeta Pandey writes.
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My ancestors, and me

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 0:19
related places: Kolkata

Author and historian William Dalrymple connects with his past in the Indian city of Kolkata, and brings back some glorious photos.
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Pierce Brosnan demands removal of his image from India ad

Friday, October 21st 2016, 10:23

Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan demands his image is dropped from an advert after accusing an Indian mouth freshener company of duping him into endorsement.
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India debit cards security 'compromised'

Friday, October 21st 2016, 7:39

A number of Indian banks are taking safety measures amid fears that the security of millions of debit cards may have been compromised.
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Friday, October 21st 2016, 5:55

Indian wildlife officials say they have killed a man-eating tigress after a six-week search using drones and thermal imaginary technology.
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The Indian women refusing to wear veils

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 4:43

A group of women in northern India are leading a campaign against wearing the veil, breaking centuries of tradition.
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'Things are changing'

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 23:09

How can more women break through India's glass ceiling to take on senior and board level roles?
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Bhubaneswar hospital fire kills at least 20

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 11:23

At least 20 people are killed in a fire at a private hospital in eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.
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China backs Brics nations despite global uncertainty

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 12:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China, Russia Russia, South Africa South Africa

China's president says the long-term prospects of Brics nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are still positive despite global uncertainty.
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Many die in India stampede on way to Hindu religious event

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 14:44
related places: At, Varanasi

At least 24 people die in a stampede as tens of thousands of people attend a religious event in Varanasi, northern India.
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Big bonanza

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 23:29

A successful tax evasion amnesty scheme in India is unlikely to make the country's illegal money problem go away, writes Sanjoy Majumder.
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Man overboard

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 23:22
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Holidaymaker Brett Archibald recalls how he survived 28 hours in the Indian Ocean after falling overboard from a boat.
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'Militants' killed in Kashmir gun battle

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 5:44

The Indian army says two militants who had entered a government building in Indian-administered Kashmir have been killed after a three-day standoff.
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'Fake doctors'

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 0:41

Atish Patel explains why a charity in India is training unqualified medics in primary medical care.
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India parents investigated after Jain girl dies from 68-day fast

Monday, October 10th 2016, 7:34
related places: Hyderabad

Police in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are investigating the parents of a 13-year-old girl who died last week after undertaking a 68-day religious fast.
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Flying threat

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 23:04

Satirist Shovon Chowdhury gives his take on the arrest and interrogation of "terrorist pigeons" in India.
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A teenager in India has a 20cm 'tail' removed from his back

Friday, October 7th 2016, 16:37

An Indian teenager with a 20cm long tail has had it removed by surgeons.
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Frayed nerves

Friday, October 7th 2016, 0:48

India's Tamil Nadu state is awash with rumours about the health of Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha, who is in hospital, reports TS Sudhir.
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Police in India detain 750 over US call centre scam

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 19:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Thane

Police in the western Indian city of Thane arrest more than 750 people suspected of defrauding US citizens via a fake call centre.
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Fleeing villagers

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 5:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan have mixed feelings about being asked to evacuate after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in Kashmir, reports BBC Hindi's Vineet Khare from Punjab.
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On board India's mosquito-busting train

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 22:16

India has decided to take the fight against deadly fevers to mosquito breeding grounds with a new train.
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Kashmir attack: Militants target Baramulla Indian base

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 20:14

Militants attack an Indian army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir with gunfire and grenades, killing one border guard and wounding another.
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India ratifies Paris climate agreement

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 16:59
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

India, one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, becomes the 62nd country to ratify the Paris global climate agreement pact.
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India tax evasion amnesty uncovers hidden billions

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 15:28

A tax evasion amnesty in India prompts tens of thousands of people to declare more than $9.5bn in undeclared income and assets.
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Kashmir tension: Pakistan cinemas ban Indian films

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 0:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Major cinemas in Pakistan ban Indian films in what they call an act of solidarity with the armed forces as tension mounts over the Kashmir dispute.
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Cause of US sisters' Seychelles deaths remains a mystery

Friday, September 30th 2016, 19:33
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Seychelles Seychelles, United States United States

Two US sisters found dead while on holiday in the Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police on the Indian Ocean island.
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Kashmir attack: Villagers evacuate after India 'surgical strikes'

Friday, September 30th 2016, 5:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan are fleeing, one day after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in Kashmir.
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Kashmir attack: India 'launches strikes against militants'

Friday, September 30th 2016, 0:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India's army carries out "surgical strikes" against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir.
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Mining disaster

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 23:09

Photographer Subrata Biswas documents the fallout of India's dependence on coal to meet its energy requirements.
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Threat of violence

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 23:39

India's official entry to the Best Foreign Language film at Oscars is a gritty crime drama on police brutality and corruption, writes Sudha G Tilak.
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Satellite dreams

Monday, September 26th 2016, 4:26

Monday's successful launch of eight satellites into space proves India's commercial space programme is booming, writes Yogita Limaye.
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Drought nightmare

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 23:38

The majority of villages on India's Cauvery river in Karnataka state are seeing a drought-like situation, triggering the war over water sharing with neighbouring Tamil Nadu, reports Prabhu Mallikarjunan.
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Plane crew douse smoking Samsung phone

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 14:34

Cabin crew on an Indian passenger aircraft have used a fire extinguisher to tackle a smoking Samsung handset.
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Pakistan PM Sharif accuses India of an arms build-up

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 23:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani prime minister accuses India of an arms build-up in a speech to the UN and says his country will take "whatever measures are necessary".
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US terror blasts: Bomb suspect's father called FBI in 2014

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 20:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bar, New York

The father of US terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami called police in 2014 to say his son was a "terrorist", US officials have told the BBC.
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India stabbing: Bystanders watch as Delhi woman killed

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 15:24
related places: Delhi

Indians react with outrage after passers-by watch a woman being murdered by a man who stabbed her more than 20 times on a busy Delhi street.
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Kashmir attack: Pakistan hits back at India accusations

Monday, September 19th 2016, 10:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan strongly condemns allegations that it masterminded a militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed 18 soldiers.
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Fading glory

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 23:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London-based photographer Karan Kapoor records some of India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.
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Militants attack Indian army base in Kashmir 'killing 17'

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 14:57

Heavily-armed militants attack an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing at least 17 soldiers in an attack officials appear to be blaming on Pakistan.
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Nightmare highways

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 0:11

India has some of the world's most dangerous roads, but the government insists it can cut deaths on them by 50%.
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Mama's Boys

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 0:25

Mama's Boys, a short film based on Draupadi's marriage to five Pandava brothers from the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharat, is a hit with the audiences in India, but has angered some hardline Hindus.
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Bollywood films dubbed in Spanish for new US TV channel

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 23:04
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

An Indian media company launches a Spanish-language Bollywood film channel in the US, in an effort to woo Hispanic audiences.
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Two dead in Indian-administered Kashmir clashes amid Eid curfew

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 11:29

Two protesters are killed in clashes with security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir amid a rare Eid curfew in the disputed region.
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Trouble brewing

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 6:58
related places: Bangalore

TS Sudhir explains why violence has broken out in India's technology hub Bangalore over a long-running dispute about water.
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India's Malik wins historic medal

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 6:13

Shot-putter Deepa Malik creates sporting history after becoming the first Indian woman to win a Paralympics medal.
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India Muslim women 'raped' in fatal attack 'over beef'

Monday, September 12th 2016, 9:47
related places: Haryana

An Indian woman says she and her cousin were raped and two relatives killed, after being accused of being Muslims who ate beef.
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New hope

Monday, September 12th 2016, 0:15

With nearly 60% of all new leprosy cases being recorded in India, the government begins an intensive programme to eliminate the dreaded disease.
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Doctor 'held for raping dengue patient' in India

Friday, September 9th 2016, 13:35

A doctor in the western Indian state of Gujarat is arrested for allegedly raping a patient with dengue fever.
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India Kashmir: Government tweet sparks new row

Friday, September 9th 2016, 12:32

The agency managing an Indian government Twitter account is asked to explain after it tweets an inflammatory poem about Kashmir.
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Comedian's tweet to India PM goes viral

Friday, September 9th 2016, 10:17

Indian social media is in uproar after popular comedian Kapil Sharma tweets to the prime minister, alleging he was asked to pay a bribe.
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Preeti Rathi murder: Death for India acid attack convict

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 14:32
related places: Mumbai

An Indian man is sentenced to death for a fatal acid attack on a woman in Mumbai three years ago, in a landmark ruling.
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India rhinos: Rescued calves adjust to life after floods

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 10:00
related places: Kaziranga

Eight rhino calves rescued from floods in Indian's Kaziranga park are slowly being reintroduced to the wild.
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India trains 'flexi' fares cause anger on social media

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 9:18

A new scheme that will see higher fares on India's premium train services causes anger on social media.
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In pictures

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 23:32
related places: Mumbai

A collection of rare textile mill labels was recently displayed at an exhibition in the Indian city of Mumbai.
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Biryani beef ban: Indian police check Mewat rice dishes

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 17:29

Police in the north-western Indian state of Haryana will check dishes of mutton biryani to ensure they do not contain banned beef.
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Solar tuk-tuk journey halted by robbery in France

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 12:15
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A seven-month solo journey from India to the UK in a solar and electric-powered tuk-tuk has been paused after the driver's passport was stolen near Paris.
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Horrible headlines

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 11:33

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi keeps on finding himself on the wrong side of media headlines. Is he India's unluckiest politician?
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Pokemon Go in Indian court for 'hurting religious sentiments'

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 9:26

Pokemon Go lands up in an Indian court over allegations the game is hurting the religious sentiments of millions of vegetarians.
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The welcome wedding crashers

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 1:43

Tourists are paying to be guests at weddings in India - but does it make a couple's big day any less special?
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Why has India's sedition law caused such a furore?

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 18:11

A judgement by India's Supreme Court over a sedition case is being hailed as a victory for freedom of speech.
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Miss Japan won by half Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 14:59
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Priyanka Yoshikawa, born in Tokyo to an Indian father and Japanese mother, is crowned Miss Japan 2016, becoming the second mixed-race winner in a row.
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Reshma Qureshi: Model, campaigner, acid attack survivor

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 0:11

An acid attack survivor from India is about to hit the catwalk at New York fashion week. Reshma Qureshi shares her story with the BBC.
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Paradise lost

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 23:42

Journalist Gowhar Geelani reflects on life under the curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Mother Teresa declared saint by Pope Francis at Vatican

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 11:54
related places: Kolkata

Mother Teresa, revered for her work with the poor in India, is proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a Vatican ceremony attended by tens of thousands.
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Mother Teresa proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 10:48

Mother Teresa, revered for her work with the poor in India, has been proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis.
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