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VIDEO: Indian fight for 'right to pee'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 7:52
related places: Mumbai

Mumtaz Shaikh is leading a 'right to pee' campaign in India's financial centre Mumbai to end the demand that women must pay to use public toilets.
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How rains paralysed India's Chennai

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 0:33
related places: Chennai

How rains paralysed India's Chennai city
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Restoring the home of RK Narayan

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 2:01

India to restore legendary author RK Narayan's home
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Obituary: Saeed Jaffrey

Monday, November 16th 2015, 15:30

RIP Saeed Jaffrey, the Indian star who found global fame
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Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey dies

Monday, November 16th 2015, 11:39

Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey dies at the age of 86 after a career in film and television spanning more than half a century.
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VIDEO: Modi: 'Good evening Wembley'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 18:42

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed a crowd of about 60,000 people at Wembley Stadium.
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Indians troll BA over Tendulkar row

Friday, November 13th 2015, 16:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Airways incurs the wrath of Indian cricket fans after the airline responds to a tweet from Sachin Tendulkar by asking for his full name.
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VIDEO: Indian maid: 'They cut my arm off'

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

BBC Newsnight speaks to a maid from India, Kasturi Munirathinam, who alleges her employer in Saudi Arabia chopped off her arm.
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VIDEO: Modi in the UK: Day one in 60 seconds

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 19:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India's PM Narendra Modi is visiting the UK for three days.
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Indian PM Modi arrives in the UK

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India's prime minister arrives in the UK for a three-day visit - described by David Cameron as a "historic opportunity" for both countries.
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Writers urge Cameron over India free speech

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 11:13

More than 200 writers including Salman Rushdie write an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to challenge Indian PM Narendra Modi over free speech.
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VIDEO: India's business ties with the UK

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 9:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the UK, here is a guide to the trade and investment links between India and the UK.
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BJP elders round on Modi after defeat

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 3:21
related places: Bihar

Four senior leaders of India's ruling BJP criticise the party's campaign strategy after a humiliating defeat in state elections in Bihar.
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VIDEO: Why is India PM Modi always flying?

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 11:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Wembley

Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Wembley in London, BBC Business editor Kamal Ahmed explores the Indian Prime Minister's globe-trotting lifestyle.
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VIDEO: 'Sad' to claim India is intolerant

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 10:09

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher sais it is "sad" that some are saying India is an intolerant country.
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VIDEO: World's first solar-powered airport

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 0:02

India's Cochin International Airport is the first airport to be powered entirely by solar energy
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GE to build 1,000 new India trains

Monday, November 9th 2015, 17:45

General Electric has won a $2.6bn (£1.7bn) contract from the Indian government to build a fleet of new trains for the country.
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Maggi noodles back on sale in India

Monday, November 9th 2015, 14:25

Maggi noodles, one of India's most popular food products, go back on sale five months after a lead scare saw Nestle forced to take them off shelves.
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How Bihar defeat will hit Modi reforms

Monday, November 9th 2015, 11:36

Why Bihar defeat is a blow to Indian PM's reform plans
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India PM suffers Bihar election setback

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 19:02
related places: Bihar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi admits defeat in a key regional election in Bihar state, in a blow for his reform programme.
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Bihar election results challenge Modi's BJP

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 16:35

Bihar verdict shows Indian voters' scepticism
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VIDEO: Indian wines sparkle at UK showcase

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 8:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, More

More and more vineyards are being planted in India, and producers are trying to get their wines onto British shelves by hosting their first ever fair in London.
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Deadly Kashmir clashes after Modi visit

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 19:26

A demonstrator is killed in clashes with government troops in Indian-administered Kashmir, following a visit there by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Jadeja spins India to Test win

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 12:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Spinner Ravindra Jadeja takes 5-21 as India beat South Africa by 108 runs inside three days in the first Test in Mohail.
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The Indian film about beef that turned controversial

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 1:00

How a student film about beef became controversial
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India to get first trans police officer

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 0:24

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is to hire the country's first transgender police officer after a court cleared hurdles that faced one applicant.
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Greenpeace loses Indian registration

Friday, November 6th 2015, 15:06

The environmental pressure group Greenpeace says its charitable registration to operate in India has been revoked.
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Ashwin spearheads India fightback

Friday, November 6th 2015, 12:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ravichandran Ashwin takes 5-51 to help India bowl South Africa out for 184 on the second day of the first Test.
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India to honour police top dog Rex

Friday, November 6th 2015, 11:12

The Indian government is to honour a seven-year-old police dog, who has impressed security officials with his ability to sniff out explosives.
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India gangland leader Rajan deported

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:30
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An alleged Indian underworld don who was arrested in Indonesia after 20 years on the run is being flown back to India.
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Tata Steel profit beats forecasts

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 12:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India's Tata Steel reports a surprise 22% rise in second-quarter consolidated net profit, but complains of "challenging" conditions in the UK.
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Booker Prize winner joins India protest

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 12:08

Booker Prize-winning Indian author Arundhati Roy says she is returning a national award alarmed by recent "horrific murders" in the country.
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Wingstar: The Indian superheroine fighting discrimination

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 8:14

India's iconic Tinkle comic book is introducing "girl superheroes" to educate children about gender equality.
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Captain Kohli's big Test for Indian cricket

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 1:16

Can Indian captain's team deliver against S Africa?
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Why India's Hindu nationalists are shedding their shorts

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 0:24

India's Hindu nationalists shed their shorts
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BJP leader pulls Shah Rukh Khan tweet

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 14:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior politician from India's ruling BJP retracts a tweet suggesting actor Shah Rukh Khan's "soul is in Pakistan" amid outrage on social media.
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Maggi noodles to 'return in November'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 9:32

Nestle's popular Maggi noodles are likely to return to shelves in India in November, after clearing a final round of tests, the company said in a statement.
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The advert that said: 'Gift your wife a maid'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 13:55

Outrage over how domestic workers are advertised in India
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Top IPL official resigns over scandal

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 13:15

Indian Premier League chief operating officer Sundar Raman resigns amid a corruption investigation.
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Delhi Uber driver given life for rape

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 12:45
related places: Delhi

A court in India sentences an Uber taxi driver to life in prison for raping a female passenger last year in Delhi.
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Shah Rukh Khan criticises 'intolerance'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 8:17

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan speaks out against what he describes as growing intolerance in India.
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India soldiers killed in Kashmir firing

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 3:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistani forces kill two Indian troops in firing along the de facto border dividing Kashmir between the two countries, India's army has said.
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Desi beats: Giving Indian aunties a pop art twist

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 0:12

Can pop art make the Indian auntie a global cult figure?
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Indian protester killed at Nepal border

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 14:46
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Police in Nepal shoot dead an Indian man as they try to clear a blockade of the border by protesters angry at a new constitution.
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India beef film removed from festival

Friday, October 30th 2015, 13:30
related places: Delhi

A documentary on beef eating habits in India is withdrawn from a Delhi film festival for "technical" reasons, amid ongoing controversy over beef in the country.
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India festival to show homophobia film

Friday, October 30th 2015, 6:22

A rare Bollywood film on attitudes towards homosexuals in India will be shown in the country for the first time.
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Why is Punjab in turmoil?

Friday, October 30th 2015, 0:22

Why is India's Punjab in a state of turmoil?
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VIDEO: Push to strengthen India-Africa ties

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 17:13

The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, has called for a new partnership of prosperity between India and Africa.
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Indian top scientist to return award

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 13:08

One of India's top scientists says he will return a prestigious government award to protest against the "growing intolerance in the country".
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India pledges $600m to help Africa

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 7:26
related places: Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces $600m in assistance for development projects in Africa at a major summit in Delhi.
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India court rejects hanged girls probe

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 6:59

An Indian court rejects a police report which said that two teenage girls found hanging from a tree last year took their own lives and were not raped and murdered.
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A night patrol with India's cow protection vigilantes

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 0:10

On a night patrol with India's cow protection vigilantes
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Why Pakistani Hindus leave their homes for India

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 0:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Why Pakistani Hindus leave their homes for India
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Delhi 'beef raid' causes outrage

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 18:46

Indian police rush to a Kerala state government building after being told that its canteen was serving beef - angering the Kerala government.
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India cricketer Amit Mishra arrested

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 10:46
related places: Bangalore

India cricketer Amit Mishra is arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police say.
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India's biggest airline in share offering

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 2:55

Indian budget airline IndiGo has plans to conduct an initial share offering this week as it seeks to raise as much as 32.68bn rupees ($500m; £325.6m), according to reports.
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India's only town with full public wi-fi

Monday, October 26th 2015, 22:36

A small non-descript town in India is the first to get full public WiFi
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Hundreds die in Afghan-Pakistan quake

Monday, October 26th 2015, 20:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

More than 260 people are reported killed after a major earthquake hits north-east Afghanistan and Pakistan, with many more injured.
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Maggi noodles sales to resume in India

Monday, October 26th 2015, 17:07

Food giant Nestle says it will resume sales of Maggi noodles in India in November, after a safety scare.
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VIDEO: Moment quake hits Kabul TV studio

Monday, October 26th 2015, 13:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

A presenter on Kabul's Ariana TV was forced to leave his desk as an earthquake hit. Tremors have been felt in Pakistan and northern India as well as northern Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: 'Panic and chaos' as quake hits Kabul

Monday, October 26th 2015, 12:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

A powerful earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors also felt in Pakistan and northern India.
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Indian 'mystery woman': Family not mine

Monday, October 26th 2015, 12:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Indian woman who was stranded in Pakistan for a decade returns home, but says the family she identified in photos is not hers.
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India gangland leader Rajan 'arrested'

Monday, October 26th 2015, 11:36
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Police in Indonesia say they have arrested an alleged Indian underworld don who has been on the run for 20 years.
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Child rapists 'should be castrated'

Monday, October 26th 2015, 7:32

A court in India says child rapists should be castrated as existing laws had proved to be "ineffective and incapable" in protecting children.
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Indian 'mystery girl' returns home

Monday, October 26th 2015, 6:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Indian woman found on the Pakistani side of the border more than a decade ago returns to India after identifying her family.
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Geeta: Indian village awaits return of 'mystery girl'

Monday, October 26th 2015, 0:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian village awaits return of mystery girl from Pakistan
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S Africa thrash India to win series

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 15:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa post the joint-third highest total in ODI history to beat India by 214 runs and win the series 3-2.
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India man's journey to challenge borders

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 23:09

One Indian man's journey to propagate a borderless world
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Pakistan threaten World T20 boycott

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 17:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan may boycott next year's World Twenty20 if India fail to play a proposed series with them this year.
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India council condemns writer attacks

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 13:57

India's literary council condemns recent attacks on writers, while about 100 writers stage a march against what they call rising intolerance.
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In the lion's den: The Indian women who answer cat calls

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 0:53

The Indian women who answer cat calls
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Life after jail: India man cleared of terrorism starts teaching

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 1:17
related places: Mumbai

The man cleared in Mumbai's train blasts starts a new life
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India beef lynching 'premeditated'

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 0:18

A commission of inquiry in India concludes that the lynching of a man over rumours he kept and consumed beef was premeditated.
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VIDEO: The monk who wants to walk 2,200km

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 21:15

A monk in India says he needs eight months to answer a court summons as he will have to walk from one side of the country to the other, due to his faith.
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Monk seeks eight-month walk to court

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 12:07

An Indian monk from the Jain religion says he needs eight months to answer a court summons, as he will have to walk in accordance with his faith.
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Protests after children burnt alive

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 7:10
related places: Faridabad

A key highway in India is blocked in protest against the death of two children, burnt alive in an arson attack in Faridabad.
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Best friends with buffaloes: Inside India's Van Gujjar tribe

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 0:10

The Indian tribe dedicated to looking after water buffaloes
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VIDEO: Uber driver guilty of India rape

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 17:32
related places: Delhi

An Indian court has found an Uber taxi driver guilty of raping a female passenger last year in Delhi.
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Row over tourist's Hindu tattoo

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 15:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Bangalore

An Australian man who said locals from the Indian city of Bangalore harassed him over his tattoo of a Hindu goddess has now left the city, police say.
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Sehwag retires from internationals

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 10:47

India opener Virender Sehwag announces his retirement from all forms of international cricket and the IPL.
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Singapore to return 'stolen' sculpture

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 8:59
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A Singapore museum which bought an 11th Century Indian sculpture for $650,000 (£420,000) is to return it, after an art dealer said it was stolen.
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India Uber driver guilty of rape

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 8:39

A court in India finds an Uber taxi driver guilty of raping a female passenger last year in Delhi.
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India-Pakistan cricket talks cancelled

Monday, October 19th 2015, 10:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

A meeting between India and Pakistan's cricket board chiefs in Mumbai is cancelled after a protest by far-right Hindu nationalists.
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India police charge Patel with sedition

Monday, October 19th 2015, 7:21
related places: Patel

Police in the western Indian state of Gujarat file charges of sedition against a firebrand young leader of the Patel caste.
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The Indian women who took on a multinational and won

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 23:45

How a group of barely educated female labourers took on a multinational
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France's migrant 'cemetery' in Africa

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 23:24
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

France's migrant 'cemetery' in the Indian Ocean
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BJP 'rebukes politicians' in beef row

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 18:06

The head of India's governing BJP party Amit Shah reportedly rebukes four BJP politicians for making controversial statements about beef.
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Arrests over rape of Indian infants

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 10:03
related places: Delhi

Several men and youths are arrested in connection with the rapes of two young children in Delhi, which caused a political outcry in India.
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Outrage as children raped in Delhi

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 18:53
related places: Delhi

Two young children are reported to have been raped in the Indian capital Delhi, drawing strong criticism from the city's chief minister.
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VIDEO: Indians forced off land by flooding

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 8:53
related places: But

The monsoon rains in India have disappointed for a second year in a row, meaning farmers face drought and the government will have to import more food. But in the remote north-east of the country, locals face the opposite problem.
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Students die in Mumbai restaurant fire

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 7:07
related places: Mumbai

A possible gas cylinder blast has killed at least eight people, most of them students, in a restaurant in the Indian city of Mumbai, police say.
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A viral picture of intolerance in India

Friday, October 16th 2015, 23:33

The conversations convulsing Indian social media
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Streep backs rape documentary for Oscar

Friday, October 16th 2015, 11:25
related places: New Delhi

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep calls for a documentary chronicling the rape of a young student on a bus in New Delhi to win an Academy Award.
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Law on judges' appointment struck down

Friday, October 16th 2015, 7:05

India's Supreme Court strikes down a new law giving government more say in appointing judges.
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'Muslims should stop eating beef'

Friday, October 16th 2015, 6:11

A senior leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) says Muslims living in the country should give up consuming beef.
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