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We have started to collect the most important news related to India in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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How rape and violence returned India to the headlines

Friday, June 13th 2014, 15:07

How rape and violence returned India to the headlines
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India steel plant gas leak kills six

Friday, June 13th 2014, 5:39

Six people are now known to have died from a poisonous gas leak at one of India's largest steel plants, factory officials said.
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Why are women being hanged in India?

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:41

Why are women being hanged in India?
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VIDEO: Hanged Indian woman 'not raped'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:39

A teenager has been found hanging from a tree in a village in northern India, the fourth woman to die in such a way in recent weeks in Uttar Pradesh state.
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Fourth woman hanged in Indian state

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:00

A teenager is found hanging from a tree in a village in northern India, the fourth woman to die in such a way in recent weeks in Uttar Pradesh state.
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AirAsia India set to start flights

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 6:48

AirAsia India, the first airline with foreign investment to operate in India, is set to start flights on Thursday.
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India's Infosys appoints new boss

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 6:10

Indian software giant Infosys appoints Vishal Sikka as its new chief executive and says co-founder Narayana Murthy will leave the firm.
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Hanged Indian woman 'was raped'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 22:53

Indian police investigate whether a woman found hanging from a tree had been raped, weeks after two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged in the same state.
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VIDEO: Students swept away in dam surge

Monday, June 9th 2014, 15:24

A search has resumed for some 24 students who have been swept away by a sudden surge of water from a dam in India's Himachal Pradesh state, officials say.
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India unveils economic reforms

Monday, June 9th 2014, 14:52

India's new government unveils a programme for rapid economic reforms aimed at creating jobs and boosting foreign investment.
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Search for 'drowned' India students

Monday, June 9th 2014, 3:56
related places: Hyderabad

A search resumes for some 24 students who have been swept away by a sudden surge of water in India's Himachal Pradesh state, officials say.
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Empowering India's women through community groups

Monday, June 9th 2014, 0:45

Community groups empower Indian women
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Taj Mahal gets mud-pack treatment

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 11:55

India's most famous monument, the Taj Mahal, is to be given mud-pack treatment to remove pollution stains.
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VIDEO: Sword fights erupt at Sikh temple

Friday, June 6th 2014, 17:01
related places: Amritsar

Sikh groups brandishing ceremonial swords have clashed at India's Golden Temple in Amritsar as special prayers were held to mark the deadly military offensive there in 1984.
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Clashes at India's Golden Temple

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:01

Several people are hurt as Sikh groups brandishing swords clash at India's Golden Temple during prayers to mark the 1984 military assault.
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India parliament elects new Speaker

Friday, June 6th 2014, 6:34

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sumitra Mahajan is elected the Speaker of India's parliament, officials say.
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India arrests over Muslim murder

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:04
related places: Pune

Police in India say they have arrested 17 members of a hardline Hindu group after a Muslim man was beaten to death in the western city of Pune.
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How Modi can revive India's economy

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 20:38

Viewpoint: How India's new PM can revive a flagging economy
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Woman killed for resisting molesters

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 12:43

A 35-year-old mother-of-four is shot dead by militants for resisting their attempts to molest her in the Indian state of Meghalaya, police say.
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State funeral for India minister

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 5:02
related places: Delhi

India's newly appointed rural development minister, who died in a car crash in Delhi on Tuesday, is to be given a state funeral.
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Kashmir leader backs special status

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:20

The chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, denies threatening to secede from India after a row over the state's special status.
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Indian minister dies in car crash

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 8:25
related places: Delhi

India's newly-appointed Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde dies in a car crash in the capital, Delhi.
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Clashes at India gang-rape protest

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 12:14

Indian police fire water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters in Uttar Pradesh state where two teenage cousins were gang raped and hanged.
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Telangana born as India's 29th state

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 4:49

India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh formally splits in two, with the northern area carved out to create a new state called Telangana.
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VIDEO: Delhi street art with a 'social cause'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 23:23
related places: Delhi

As street art becomes more popular in the Indian capital of Delhi, artists are now using the colourful means to spread social messages and bring art closer to people.
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India gang rape inquiry stepped up

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 14:08

The head of the Indian state where two girls were gang raped and hanged recommends a federal inquiry amid concern over the local police response.
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'Five held' over India gang rapes

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 6:20

All suspects have been arrested in connection with the gang rape and murder of two teenage cousins found hanged from a tree, police in India say.
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India police fired over hanged girls

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 4:12

Two police officers in India are sacked for allegedly refusing to help search for two missing girls who were later found gang-raped and hanged.
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VIDEO: India police sacked over hanged girls

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 0:20
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Two police officers in India are sacked for allegedly refusing to help search for two missing girls who were later found gang-raped and hanged.
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India's economic growth disappoints

Friday, May 30th 2014, 14:17

India's economy grew at a slower-than-forecast annual pace of 4.6% between January and March, due largely to a slowdown in the manufacturing sector.
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India outrage over hanged girls

Friday, May 30th 2014, 11:48

Villagers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where two girls were gang raped and hanged tell the BBC of their fury at the response of police.
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India's Reliance eyes media firm

Friday, May 30th 2014, 4:05

Reliance Industries, one the biggest corporate houses in India, says it will acquire a majority stake in a major media firm Network18.
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Arrests over hanged Indian girls

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 21:42
related places: At

At least three men, including a police officer, are arrested after two teenage girls are gang raped and hanged from a tree in northern India.
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Hanged India girls were gang raped

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 12:59

Two teenage girls found hanging from a tree in a village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh had been gang raped, police say.
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Tata Motors in slight profit fall

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 12:19

India's biggest carmaker, Tata Motors, reports a slight fall in fourth-quarter net profit due, in part, to a foreign exchange loss.
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India name Gambhir for England tour

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India recall opening batsman Gautam Gambhir for this summer's five-Test tour of England, yet Zaheer Khan misses out.
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India move to unearth 'black money'

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 6:08

India sets up a special task force to find illicit money, in one of the first decisions taken by the government of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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VIDEO: India presses Pakistan on militants

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 15:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's new PM Narendra Modi urges his Pakistani counterpart to crack down on militants and speed up the trial of the 2008 Mumbai attacks suspects.
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VIDEO: Close-up: New MH370 satellite data

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:52
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The Malaysian government releases the raw data used to determine that missing flight MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.
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Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:04
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The Malaysian government releases the raw data used to determine that missing flight MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.
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India train crash toll rises to 23

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 7:02

Railway officials say the number of people who died after a passenger train derailed and hit a stationary goods train in India's Uttar Pradesh state on Monday has risen to 23.
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Narendra Modi sworn in as Indian PM

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Narendra Modi is sworn in as India's new prime minister in a ceremony attended by his counterpart from rival Pakistan.
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Deadly train crash in north India

Monday, May 26th 2014, 13:51

At least 20 people are feared killed as a passenger train derails and hits a stationary goods train in India's Uttar Pradesh state, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Electric' atmosphere as Modi sworn in

Monday, May 26th 2014, 13:26
related places: Delhi

Narendra Modi has been sworn in as India's new prime minister in a ceremony in the forecourt of the presidential palace in Delhi.
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Will India's Narendra Modi be a reformer?

Monday, May 26th 2014, 9:23

Can Narendra Modi get India back on track?
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VIDEO: End of the road for India's Ambassador?

Monday, May 26th 2014, 0:40

India's oldest car maker has halted production of the Ambassador, a vehicle that for decades symbolised the country's political class.
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In pictures: Narendra Modi's early life

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 23:22

Rare images from new Indian leader Narendra Modi's early life
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VIDEO: Why women and Muslims voted for Modi

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 23:07

The BBC meets the Indian people who shunned traditional voting patterns to vote for Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi.
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Pakistan releases Indian fishermen

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 18:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif orders the release of 151 detained Indian fishermen on the eve of his visit to India for Narendra Modi's inauguration.
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India's Ambassador car plant shut

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 11:53

Hindustan Motors has suspended work at the plant making India's first car, the Ambassador, blaming a lack of demand and financing.
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Pakistan PM to go to Modi ceremony

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 7:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's prime minister is to attend the inauguration of his Indian counterpart on Monday - the first such move since independence in 1947.
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VIDEO: India's photographers of the dead

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 23:03
related places: Varanasi

Photographers in the holy Indian city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh capture images of the dead before they are cremated, providing a service to grieving families.
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Arvind Kejriwal's jail term extended

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:00

A court in India extends the jail term of anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal by a fortnight over his continued refusal to pay a bail bond.
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Afghanistan Indian consulate attack

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 9:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Herat

Heavily-armed gunmen launch an assault on the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Herat, but diplomatic staff escape unharmed.
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Indian pizzeria delivers by drone

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 9:28

Indian pizzeria starts sending orders by air
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Controversial Indian ring auctioned

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 21:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A ring belonging to an 18th Century Indian ruler has been sold at an auction in London amid criticism from heritage groups.
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Search for Indian climber halted

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 7:22
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The search for an Indian climber and two Sherpas who are missing in Mount Kangchenjunga is halted because of bad weather in Nepal, officials say.
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Kejriwal jailed in defamation case

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 12:17

Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of India's new anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), is arrested in connection with a defamation case.
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New India PM reaches out to Pakistan

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 11:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Sharif

India invites Pakistan's leader Nawaz Sharif to Narendra Modi's inauguration as prime minister, but it is not clear if he will attend.
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Modi to stand down as Gujarat leader

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 4:05

India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi is due to step down as the chief minister of western Gujarat state.
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What will Narendra Modi's foreign policy be like?

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 0:11

What new Indian foreign policy might look like
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India sets date for Modi swearing-in

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 12:03

Narendra Modi is to take the oath as India's new prime minister on 26 May following the BJP's landslide victory in the general election.
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Will Modi be India's economic saviour?

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 23:38

Will Narendra Modi revitalise India's economy?
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Eradicating polio one step at a time

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 23:28

How polio 'aunties' help keep India free of the disease
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VIDEO: India's Modi celebrates poll victory

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 21:44

India's Prime Minister-elect, Narendra Modi, celebrates his landslide victory in India's election.
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Jubilant Modi welcomed in holy city

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 16:44
related places: Delhi

India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi marks his landslide election victory with religious rituals in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi.
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Congress: Down but not yet out

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 9:35

It may be too soon to write off India's Congress party
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India's Modi hails 'landmark' win

Friday, May 16th 2014, 19:46

Incoming Indian PM Narendra Modi hails a "landmark" election victory by his BJP party, which has given it an outright majority in parliament.
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India opposition heads for landslide

Friday, May 16th 2014, 12:55

The opposition BJP's predicted landslide win in the Indian election is a "people's victory" that will "start a new era" the party's president says.
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India stocks rise on elections

Friday, May 16th 2014, 11:23

Indian stocks rise, at one point hitting a new record, after early vote counts show opposition leader Narendra Modi leading the election polls.
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VIDEO: Who is India's leader Narendra Modi?

Friday, May 16th 2014, 7:27

India's governing Congress party has admitted defeat as early election results give a strong lead to the main opposition BJP
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VIDEO: Congress admits India poll defeat

Friday, May 16th 2014, 6:48

India's governing Congress party has admitted defeat as early election results give a strong lead to the main opposition BJP.
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BJP leads in India election vote

Friday, May 16th 2014, 5:24

India's main opposition BJP is making hefty gains over the ruling Congress party as votes cast during a mammoth general election are counted.
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In pictures: India election campaign

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 3:23

India's marathon election campaign seen on mobile phones
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How will None Of The Above affect India poll result?

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 0:54

How will 'None Of The Above' affect India poll result?
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Schoolgirl offers money to India's central bank

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 0:14

The 10-year-old who offered money to India's central bank
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India shares at record high on polls

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 7:48

Indian stock markets rise to a record high after exit polls suggest Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party is on course to win the general election.
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Obama hails marathon India election

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 4:55
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama congratulates India on its marathon general election and pledges to work closely with the next government.
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VIDEO: India exit polls predict Modi win

Monday, May 12th 2014, 20:24
related places: Varanasi

A number of exit polls are suggesting that Narendra Modi, the leader of India's main opposition BJP, is on course to win the general election.
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India exit polls predict Modi win

Monday, May 12th 2014, 17:53
related places: Varanasi

Exit polls suggest a win for Narendra Modi, leader of India's main opposition BJP, as voting ends in the marathon general election.
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VIDEO: Excitement as India vote ends

Monday, May 12th 2014, 15:18

Polls have closed on the final day of voting in India's marathon election, with the first exit polls predicting early gains for the opposition BJP.
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Reliance and BP in India arbitration

Monday, May 12th 2014, 3:46
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

India's Reliance Industries, UK oil giant BP and Canada's Niko file an arbitration notice against the Indian government over gas prices.
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VIDEO: The quirky side of the Indian election

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 23:13

BBC's Shilpa Kannan has been looking at some of the quirkier things in the six week long Indian election campaign.
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In pictures: Mud wrestling out of poverty in India

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 1:14

Mud wrestling offers a way out of poverty in India
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Political battle for India's city of faith

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 0:35

How India's holy city is seeing its biggest election slugfest
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Campaigning ends in Indian election

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 15:35

Campaigning ends in India's marathon general election, two days before the final day of voting.
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Canada to extradite on bride killing

Friday, May 9th 2014, 23:27
related countries: Canada Canada

The mother and uncle of a Canadian woman killed 14 years ago have been ordered extradited to India in stand trial in her alleged "honour killing".
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Kejriwal 'road show' in Varanasi

Friday, May 9th 2014, 11:37
related places: Varanasi

Arvind Kejriwal, head of India's new anti-corruption Aam Aadmi (Common Man) party, leads a rally through the streets of the city of Varanasi.
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