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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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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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