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Australia lose top spot in ICC rankings as Sri Lanka seal 3-0 Test series sweep

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 10:32
related countries: Australia Australia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia lose top spot in the ICC's Test rankings to India after Sri Lanka clinch a 3-0 series win against the Aussies.
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Why you should care about violence in Kashmir

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 11:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

There's trouble on the streets of the region that is claimed by both India and Pakistan.
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Flood-odyssey elephant dies in Bangladesh

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 6:41
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A wild elephant that was rescued last week in Bangladesh after travelling hundreds of miles from India has died.
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India's Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital

Monday, August 15th 2016, 4:14

The leader of India's main opposition Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, is discharged from hospital where she had surgery to repair a shoulder injury, doctors say.
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'Couldn't sleep, cried'

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 23:08
related places: Chennai

Surrogate mothers in the Indian city of Chennai tell the BBC about the emotional bonds they developed with the babies they carried in their wombs for nine months.
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Swallowed a thesaurus?

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 23:40

Social media shows no mercy for a flowery tweet from an Indian state's tourism account.
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India hit-and-run: Driver arrested amid compassion debate

Friday, August 12th 2016, 8:28
related places: Delhi

Police arrest the driver of a van who hit a pedestrian and left him bleeding to death in the Indian capital, Delhi.
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Elephant rescued after flood odyssey

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 14:57
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

An elephant that became separated from its herd in floods in north-east India more than a month ago is finally rescued in neighbouring Bangladesh.
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Delhi hit-and-run victim robbed as he lies dying

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 10:36
related places: Delhi

A man bleeding to death at the side of a busy road in the Indian capital, Delhi, is ignored for over an hour and later robbed.
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Girl power

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 23:12

India launches a social media campaign to celebrate daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters - asking people to celebrate the young women and girls in their lives.
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Steamy wicket

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 22:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee faces his latest test - a cross-cultural romantic comedy that has come under scrutiny from Indian censors.
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India police investigate 'great train robbery'

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 12:20

Police in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu are investigating how thieves cut into a high-security train carriage and stole $750,000 (£574,541).
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Irom Sharmila: 'People would rather see me dead'

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 11:26

The Indian political activist, Irom Sharmila, has told the BBC that she felt really isolated during the 16 years she was on hunger strike.
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Indian cricketer fined over lion photos

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 8:50

Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja is fined $300 after posting photos online of him and his wife posing in front of endangered Asiatic lions.
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In pictures

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 12:04

Indian activist Irom Sharmila ends her 16-year-long hunger strike against a controversial security law in order to compete in elections.
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Irom Sharmila: India activist to end 16-year hunger strike

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 2:36

Political activist Irom Sharmila who has been on a hunger strike for 16 years in north-east India is to end her fast.
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Indian PM Narendra Modi criticises attacks on Dalits

Monday, August 8th 2016, 6:53

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticises recent attacks against low-caste Dalit community members, saying Dalits have "suffered for centuries".
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In pictures

Monday, August 8th 2016, 0:59

India is home to the highest number of children suffering from stunted growth in the world, the charity WaterAid says in a new report.
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India Hindus: Modi urges action against cow vigilantes

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 1:12

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticises vigilantes who portray themselves as protectors of cows - an animal considered sacred by Hindus.
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A trim, a shave and a chat

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 2:02

Author Palash Krishna Mehrotra explains why barbershops in India often double up as a hub of entertainment, counselling and gossip.
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India market attack: Suspected rebels kill 13 in Assam

Friday, August 5th 2016, 13:22

Suspected separatist rebels kill at least 13 people in a market place in India's north-eastern state of Assam, officials say.
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India-Bangladesh bid to rescue elephant stranded by flood

Friday, August 5th 2016, 7:58
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A team of Indian officials is visiting Bangladesh to bring back a wild elephant who has been separated from its herd.
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In wonderland

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 23:45
related places: Chennai

The BBC's Geeta Pandey visits India's first Click Art Museum in the southern city of Chennai which has been drawing in massive crowds since its opening in April.
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Indian parliament backs key tax bill

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 16:57

India's parliament passes the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, the country's biggest tax reform since independence.
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Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 16:53

Firefighter killed battling blaze after Emirates Boeing 777 crash-landed, but all 300 on board were evacuated safely.
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Many missing after Indian bridge collapse

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 7:27
related places: At, Goa, Mumbai

At least 22 people are missing after a highway bridge connecting the city of Mumbai with the beach resort of Goa in western India collapses.
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Walking to work

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 23:15

Protests and anger have broken out in the north-eastern Indian state of Tripura, after monsoon damage to a major highway triggered a massive fuel shortage.
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India floods kill more than 150 people

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 9:41

Floods across India over the past three weeks kill 152 people and displace millions, according to officials.
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Three jailed for India mother and daughter gang rape

Monday, August 1st 2016, 11:10

Three men suspected of participating in the gang rape of a woman and her teenage daughter are sent to jail for 14 days as investigations continue.
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Leopard surprises Indian holiday couple

Monday, August 1st 2016, 10:49

A couple on holiday in the hill town of Nainital in northern India were woken by a leopard after it broke a window and entered their room, local media reports say.
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Slumdog multi-millionaire

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 23:16

How Ambarish Mitra, the boss of mobile phone app Blippar, went from living in an Indian slum to running a technology business worth $1.5bn.
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India low-caste Dalits protest over Gujarat attacks

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 17:37

About 25,000 member of India's Dalit community rally in the western state of Gujarat in protest at the attacks on their members.
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'Food crisis' hits 10,000 laid-off Indians in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 15:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

More than 10,000 Indians laid off in Saudi Arabia face a "food crisis", India's foreign minister says, as an airlift is prepared.
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India Dalit couple hacked to death over minuscule debt

Friday, July 29th 2016, 7:14

A couple from India's Dalit community are hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees debt in Uttar Pradesh state.
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Baby rhinos rescued from India Assam floods

Friday, July 29th 2016, 7:09
related places: Kaziranga

Wildlife officials in India rescue three baby rhinos from the Kaziranga national park in flood ravaged Assam state.
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India author and activist Mahasweta Devi dies aged 90

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 13:25
related places: Kolkata

Influential Indian writer and activist Mahasweta Devi has died aged 90, in the eastern city of Kolkata, her family has said.
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Sacrificed life

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 23:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The story of a woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist in the south Indian state of Kerala.
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Bunk bed businesses

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 23:01

A look at a new hostel in India, which claims to be the first in the country aimed specifically at people trying to set up their own businesses.
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India child labour bill amendments criticised by UN

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 6:40

India comes under criticism after its parliament approves several controversial amendments to the country's child labour bill.
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Suicide as protest

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 7:52

More than 30 members of the Dalit community in India's western Gujarat state took an extreme step to draw attention to allegations of injustice.
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Bollywood's Salman Khan freed in poaching case

Monday, July 25th 2016, 9:32

A court in India acquits Bollywood star Salman Khan of shooting and killing endangered animals two decades ago.
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Israeli tourist 'raped' in India's Himachal Pradesh state

Monday, July 25th 2016, 6:38
related countries: Israel Israel

A 25-year-old Israeli woman is allegedly raped in a moving car in India's northern Himachal Pradesh state, police say.
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From curry to pizza

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 23:56

As the Indian kitchen has moved up from the ground to a waist-high counter, the food cooked has also changed, writes Amita Baviskar
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India aid worker freed in Afghanistan rescue operation

Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 6:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan more than a month ago is freed unharmed from her hostage takers in a rescue operation.
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India launches massive search operation for missing military plane

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 12:30

Ships, aircraft and a submarine hunt for an Indian air force plane which has gone missing with more than 20 people on board.
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Blockbuster mania sweeps India

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 10:01

The release of Kabali is India's film event of the year - but why is it leading to mania, and who is its superstar, Rajinikanth?
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Roasted on dung

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 23:27
related places: Bihar

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt tastes litti chokha - a mouth-watering street food from the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
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India gang rape victim: 'I want justice'

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 9:20

An Indian woman who was allegedly gang raped twice within three years by the same group of men tells the BBC's Salman Ravi she wants justice.
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'Desi American Pie'

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 23:30
related countries: United States United States

A wacky Indian sex comedy about four college-going quiz geeks and their unbridled fantasies has made audiences sit up and have a good laugh, writes Sudha G Tilak.
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Mayawati: India uproar after Dalit leader called prostitute

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 13:28

One of India's top women politicians reacts angrily after a rival describes her as "worse than a prostitute".
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India office holiday to watch film

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 10:36

Businesses in India give employees a day off on Friday so they can attend screenings of a new film starring Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth.
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Indian temple accepts shares from devotees

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 8:43
related places: Mumbai

A temple in Mumbai has set up a bank account so that worshippers can donate company shares instead of money.
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Kashmir newspapers 'ban' lifted

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 5:39

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir lift a three-day ban on newspapers, but publishers delay print runs, saying the government should guarantee freedom of press.
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Temple treat

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 23:56
related places: Tirupati

The BBC's Shilpa Kannan visits the southern Indian town of Tirupati to find out what makes the 'Tirupati laddoo' so special.
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India arrests after gang rape victim assaulted 'by same men'

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 20:10
related places: Rohtak

Three men are arrested in the town of Rohtak in India, accused of gang raping a woman for the second time in three years.
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India Maoist rebels kill 10 paramilitary soldiers in Bihar

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 3:34
related places: Bihar

Ten paramilitary soldiers die in a clash between security forces and Maoist rebels in India's eastern Bihar, police say.
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Better to be dead?

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 0:56

More than 100 civilian protesters have received serious eye injuries from pellet guns in Indian-administered Kashmir, Aarabu Ahmad Sultan reports.
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Sport or cruelty?

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 0:53

Native cattle breeds in southern India face a fight for survival if a "bull-taming" ban is not revoked, supporters of the sport tell Swaminathan Natarajan.
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India outrage after gang rape victim assaulted again 'by same men'

Monday, July 18th 2016, 15:30

There is outrage in India after a student is allegedly gang-raped by five men who had also raped her three years ago.
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Stop press

Monday, July 18th 2016, 6:29

Shujaat Bukhari, editor of the Rising Kashmir, writes on why the local media blackout in Indian-administered Kashmir after the recent violence does not surprise him.
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Lights, camera... censorship

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 23:09

The BBC Asian Network's Haroon Rashid speaks to Bollywood actors about the battle between creative freedom and censorship in India.
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India Kashmir dispute: Newspapers raided by police

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 15:00

Several leading newspapers in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have been are raided by police seeking to end more than a week of violent protests.
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'Anti-vaccination mafia'

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 0:01

A doctor's social media post about the preventable death of a child highlights concerns about anti-vaccination campaigning in India.
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Welcome 'invader'

Friday, July 15th 2016, 23:38

Biriyani is the quintessential celebratory dish in India that dazzles as a sublime one-dish meal, writes historian and food expert Pushpesh Pant.
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India 'gold man' battered to death

Friday, July 15th 2016, 9:58

An Indian man who bought one of the world's most expensive shirts made of gold is allegedly battered to death, police said.
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Enjoy tea?

Friday, July 15th 2016, 8:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt discusses the dark history of tea - India and Britain's favourite drink.
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India students drown during river selfie

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 14:37

Two teenagers have drowned while taking selfies in a swelling river in northern India
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Snapchat frees sex abuse survivors to talk

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 7:05

Indian sexual abuse survivors have been able to speak candidly, without fear of identification, thanks to Snapchat's face-mapping filters.
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'Fat tax'

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 23:22

India's Kerala state imposes a 'fat tax' to curb obesity, but there are doubts whether it is fair, reports Supriya Menon.
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Magical yarns

Monday, July 11th 2016, 23:10

Women are helping revive a male-dominated 16th Century tradition of storytelling in India, reports Anasuya Basu.
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Kashmir clashes over militant Burhan Wani leave 30 dead

Monday, July 11th 2016, 17:03

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say at least 30 people have been killed in clashes following the shooting of a well-known militant leader on Friday.
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Africa to feed India?

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 23:06
related places: But

India's prime minister is on an African charm offensive, visiting four nations where he hopes to tie up energy and trade deals and remind the continent of their cultural and historical bonds. But how do things stand now?
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Extreme desserts

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 23:03

Gujarat is India's biggest ice cream market, and is known for its offbeat local flavours, writes Soutik Biswas.
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Kashmir violence: 16 die after key militant killed

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 12:38

Clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir in the wake of the killing of a popular separatist commander leave 16 dead and 200 injured.
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Jump cut

Friday, July 8th 2016, 23:09

A 139-day strike at India's leading film school ended last October, but uncertainty still prevails about its future, reports Raksha Kumar.
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Ramadan charity

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 23:14

One of India's leading Islamic organisations is using the traditional "Zakat" Ramadan donation to give legal aid to Muslim youths languishing in jail on serious charges like terrorism.
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Two India students arrested for throwing dog off roof

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 11:38
related places: Chennai

Two Indian students are arrested and released on bail for throwing a dog off a Chennai roof in a case which sparked national outrage.
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Indian doctors grow new nose on boy's forehead

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 10:38

Doctors in India replace a boy's damaged nose with a new one which was grown on his forehead.
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Nepal to investigate Indian police pair's Everest summit claim

Monday, July 4th 2016, 13:04
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Nepalese government says it is investigating two climbers who claim to be the first Indian couple to conquer Everest.
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Dozens dead in Pakistan and India after floods and landslides

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 9:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: At

At least 55 people have been killed after flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains hit northern Pakistan and India.
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Mummy returns

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 23:16

How an Indian conservator brought a 4,500-year-old mummy back from the brink.
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Plate of drama

Friday, July 1st 2016, 23:06

The chole bhature is a spectacular dish, full of drama and "mouthfeel" in the theatre of Indian street food.
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Indian official resigns over 'rape victim selfie'

Friday, July 1st 2016, 13:08

An Indian official has resigned after she and another women's rights advocate were pictured taking a smiling selfie with a rape victim.
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Tejas: India designed fighter jet joins air force

Friday, July 1st 2016, 5:32

The first Indian-designed fighter jet, the Tejas, is inducted into the country's air force, 31 years after it was first conceived.
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India 'kidnapped' boy returns from Bangladesh

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 12:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Delhi

An Indian boy, who was recently found in Bangladesh six years after going missing in Delhi, is reunited with his family.
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Novel brew

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 23:34

A new book shop-cum-cafe in a picture-perfect setting in Indian-administered Kashmir is attracting local residents as well as tourists.
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Everest: Indian police couple's summit claim investigated

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 14:35

Police investigate claims by two climbers who say they are India's first couple to scale Mount Everest, after doubt is cast on photos of the ascent.
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Still life

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 3:56
related places: Mumbai

Indian writer and photographer Sooni Taraporevala relates the story of a much-feted 31-year-old picture of a family in the city of Mumbai.
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Fairytale wedding for India royals

Monday, June 27th 2016, 13:45
related places: Mysore

The maharaja of Mysore in southern India, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, marries his princess Trishika Kumari in a traditional ceremony at the royal palace.
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India Bihar 'exam topper' sent to jail for cheating

Monday, June 27th 2016, 9:44
related places: Bihar

A "top student" in India's Bihar state, 17-year-old Ruby Rai, is arrested after a panel of examiners retesting her cancelled her original results.
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'Not a joke'

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 1:01

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra tells the BBC how she hopes to change perceptions of Indian actors.
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Samosa success

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 23:07

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt examines the evolution of one of India's favourite street foods, the samosa.
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Gold medal for Indian man 47 years after exam

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 13:37

An 81-year-old Indian man is finally awarded a prestigious gold medal for coming top in law exams which he sat nearly 50 years ago.
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Holstered

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 0:51
related places: Srinagar

Indian-administered Kashmir used to be a hub for factories making guns for civilians, but the industry has been declining in recent years, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Srinagar.
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Why is lightning killing so many Indians?

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 16:04

More than 90 people have been killed by lightning in the north and eastern India since Tuesday. The BBC Weather Centre's Helen Willetts explains why.
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India lightning strikes leave 93 people dead

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 15:59
related places: Bihar

At least 93 people have been killed and more than 20 injured by lightning strikes in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, officials say.
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Indian rocket carries 20 satellites to space

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 14:04

India has sent 20 satellites into space in a single launch - a record number for the country's ambitious space programme.
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