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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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Who was Mother Teresa?

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 23:26

Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun who worked with the poor in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta), is being declared a saint.
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Nepal bans Indian police pair for 'fake' Everest climb

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 10:54
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal imposes a 10-year mountaineering ban on two climbers who claimed to be the first Indian couple to have climbed Everest, officials say.
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India school deaths principal jailed in Bihar state

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 8:44
related places: Bihar

A school principal in India's eastern Bihar state is sentenced to 17 years in prison in connection with the death of 23 children.
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India Ganges floods 'break previous records'

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 7:07

Monsoon floods in the Ganges river have broken previous records in four locations in northern India, officials tell the BBC
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Forgotten pioneer

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 0:27

Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive.
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Curfew lifted in parts of Indian-administered Kashmir

Monday, August 29th 2016, 5:40

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir lift a curfew in many parts of the Muslim-majority valley after more than 50 days of violence after the death of a popular militant leader.
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Indian man carries dead wife's body for 12km

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 8:19

An impoverished man in India carries his wife's body for 12km after the hospital where she died allegedly failed to provide a vehicle to transport her body.
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India aims to ban $1bn surrogacy industry

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 6:26

The Indian government unveils a draft law which would ban commercial surrogacy, in an attempt to regulate the industry.
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Child who dreams of human pyramids

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 14:21

Dahi Handi one of India's most spectacular festivals that involves making a human pyramid and breaking an earthen pot filled with yoghurt suspended high in the sky.
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India investigating French submarine company data leak

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 9:15
related countries: Brazil Brazil, France France, Malaysia Malaysia

India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that revealed crucial details about submarines being built for the Indian navy.
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Varanasi: Floods stop funerals in India holy city

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 5:32
related places: Varanasi

Floods in India's holy city of Varanasi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh force a halt to cremations along the banks of the river Ganges, officials say.
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Female gaze

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 23:10

Indian woman takes on the trolls after writing in defence of the female gaze.
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India doctors remove 40 knives from man's stomach

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 9:52

Doctors in India say they have surgically removed 40 knives from a man's stomach, although it is not clear why the man had swallowed them.
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'Curfew schools'

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 23:12

Makeshift schools have been set up in mosques and homes in Indian-administered Kashmir for children whose education is affected due to the ongoing unrest.
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India floods: Several dead and thousands rescued

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 10:24

Floods across India kill more than 30 people and displace thousands, officials say.
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India minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ridiculed for flood photo

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 7:42

Indian Twitter users ridicule Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after images show him being carried by police through ankle-deep flood waters.
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In pictures

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 23:46

Photographer Mahesh Shantaram documents the lives of Africans living in India.
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Reserve Bank of India: Inflation hawk Urjit Patel to take top job

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 8:37

Urjit Patel, a former Yale University economist with a reputation as a hawk on inflation, is appointed governor of India's central bank.
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Secret of eternal youth? Lentils, yoga and celibacy

Friday, August 19th 2016, 11:11

Indian monk Swami Sivananda looks amazing for his age. Have a guess how old he is.
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Four-legged colleague

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 23:33
related places: Chennai

Goofy, the canine worker of an advertising firm in the southern Indian city of Chennai, has a visiting card and a "corner seat" in the office.
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India's most famous tiger, Machli, dies in Ranthambore aged 19

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 12:38

Indian tigress Machli, described as one of the world's most photographed, dies aged 19, according to officials.
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How I became a Bollywood stuntwoman

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 17:10

How Geeta Tandon left a violent marriage and became one of India's top stuntwomen
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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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