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Students die as live wire falls on bus

Monday, May 30th 2016, 8:00

Two students are electrocuted and at least 30 others injured when a live wire falls on their school bus in southern India's Tamil Nadu state.
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India plane wreckage becomes tourist attraction

Monday, May 30th 2016, 6:10
related places: Delhi

A plane that crashed last week on the outskirts of the Indian capital, Delhi, is attracting a steady stream of sightseers.
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Why journalists are leaving India's Chhattisgarh

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 23:39

Journalists face arrests and intimidation in Indian state
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VIDEO: No sari needed to pick coconuts in India

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 22:26

Coconut picking has been traditionally a man's job in India but women are now filling the gap.
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India arrests over assaults on Africans

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 13:32
related places: Delhi

Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks in Delhi last week on Africans, assaults that have strained diplomatic ties.
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Jatra: India's former folk theatre actors struggle to survive

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 23:39

Portraits of India's struggling folk theatre artists
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India probes Nigerian student 'attack'

Friday, May 27th 2016, 5:56
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Hyderabad

India's foreign ministry says it is looking into an alleged attack on a Nigerian student by a local man in the southern city of Hyderabad.
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India 'heaviest baby' weighs 15lb

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 11:30

An Indian woman gives birth to a 15lb (6.82kg) baby girl, who doctors say could be the heaviest child ever born in the country.
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Why is India's Taj Mahal turning green?

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 23:58

Why India's Taj Mahal is turning green
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India lions caged after fatal attacks

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 15:44

Officials in the Indian state of Gujarat cage a pride of 13 lions after they kill and eat a teenager, the latest of three such deaths.
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India launches mini space shuttle

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 4:36

India launches an unmanned model space shuttle into orbit, joining the race to develop reusable space crafts.
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India's transgender sari models winning hearts

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 23:13

The young designer using transgender sari models
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India-Iran relations: Why Bollywood is our common language

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 23:03
related countries: Iran Iran

Another side to Indian-Iranian relations
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Record 51C heat hits India

Friday, May 20th 2016, 12:18

A city in India's Rajasthan state breaks the country's temperature records after registering 51C, the highest since records began, the weather office says.
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Why is Apple’s Tim Cook visiting India?

Friday, May 20th 2016, 0:23

Why Tim Cook is investing big in India
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India's BJP leads in Assam elections

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 6:51

Indian PM Narendra Modi's BJP party is leading in elections in the north-eastern state of Assam for the first time, early trends suggest.
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VIDEO: Is India driving its students to suicide?

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 23:17

There is concern about the effect that competition to succeed is having on young peoples' mental health.
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Five die seeking water in parched India

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 13:55

Five villagers die after inhaling poisonous gases while trying to restore a disused drinking well in a drought-hit part of northern India.
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India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought

Monday, May 16th 2016, 8:01

India is to divert water from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges to deal with severe drought, a senior minister tells the BBC.
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'Death photographers' of India's holy city

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 23:33

Making a living by photographing the dead
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India journalist held over yoga report

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 19:26

A journalist in India faces charges over a report he wrote saying Muslims were banned from teaching yoga under government policy.
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The 91-year-old politician who is still fighting

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 23:15

A 91-year-old Indian leader makes another bid for power
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India to require licence for map apps

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 13:03

India is introducing legislation to ban any maps or satellite images of the country unless they are approved by government.
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ICC appoints first independent chairman

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 7:02

The International Cricket Council (ICC) appoints India's Shashank Manohar as its first independent chairman.
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India Hindu group prays for Trump win

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 6:52

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has gained some unlikely fans - including a right-wing Hindu group in India that is praying for his victory.
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Legendary commentator Cozier dies aged 75

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 18:51

West Indian commentator Tony Cozier, "one of the finest writers and broadcasters in cricket", dies after a career spanning 58 years.
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Indians 'swipe left' on desi Tinder ad

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 8:55

In a new advertisement, Tinder suggests that even Indian parents approve of the dating app - but social media users aren't convinced.
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Modi mocked over Somalia remark

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 7:37
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comparison of southern Kerala state with Somalia angers politicians and social media users.
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Fears for missing Pakistan reporter

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 2:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The reporter who disappeared on the trail of the missing Indian
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India's unique bovine beauty pageant

Monday, May 9th 2016, 6:20
related places: Rohtak

Hundreds of cows and bulls walked the ramp over the weekend in the northern Indian city of Rohtak in a unique beauty pageant.
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The genius of Indian cartoonist Mario Miranda

Monday, May 9th 2016, 1:01

Celebrating India's beloved cartoonist Mario Miranda
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Rowing to Rio: Olympic dream from a drought-hit India village

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 23:29

Olympic dream from a drought-hit India village
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Murderers of Mumbai 'heroes' get life

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 10:17
related places: Mumbai

An Indian court hands life sentences to four men convicted of killing two Mumbai men trying to protect their female friends from being molested.
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VIDEO: The dying art of headhunting tattoos

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 22:52
related places: But

The dying art of headhunting tattoos
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Asylum boat reaches Australia territory

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 1:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A boat of asylum seekers has reached the Cocos Islands, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.
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Why Kerala is the best place in India to die

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 23:20

Why Kerala is the best place to die in India
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Indian guru mocked for 'refusing Nobel'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 6:58

Indians ridicule spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Twitter after he reportedly claimed that he once turned down the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Why an Indian 'freedom' speech has become a viral remix

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 23:45

'Freedom' chants inspire songs in India
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VIDEO: India forest fires are doused

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 11:27

Indian officials say huge forest fires in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand are gradually being brought under control.
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India battle to douse forest fires

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 6:28

Thousands of people are battling forest fires in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, where at least six people have died.
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VIDEO: Droughts in India as temperatures soar

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 1:11

Much of India is experiencing record-breaking temperatures and droughts.
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The 81-year-old Indian teacher still transforming lives

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 23:36

The 81-year-old teacher still transforming lives
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Why this Indian woman is using 'blackface' as solidarity

Friday, April 29th 2016, 23:30

Why is this Indian woman painting her face black?
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VIDEO: Have hand-woven saris lost their value?

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 22:40
related places: Varanasi

Technology and innovation driving traditional sari makers out of business in Varanasi, India.
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Female burial protest at India festival

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 4:13

A Hindu religious leader has staged a "burial" protest at India's Kumbh Mela festival after her all-woman group was prevented from bathing in holy waters.
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VIDEO: Where only film stars win elections

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 23:58

Film stars enjoy legendary status in movie-mad India, and in one state that has led to five-decades of political success for actors and actresses. BBC Pop Up travels to Tamil Nadu to find out how.
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Fire destroys museum in Indian capital

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 6:40
related places: Delhi

A fire destroys a museum in the Indian capital, Delhi, ruining rare specimens of flora and fauna, India's environment minister says.
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VIDEO: The Indians risking their lives for water

Monday, April 25th 2016, 23:40

Reservoirs and wells have run dry in several Indian states, and some villagers are risking their lives to get water, the BBC's Yogita Limaye reports.
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India tycoon has passport revoked

Monday, April 25th 2016, 0:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India revokes the passport of business tycoon Vijay Mallya accused of hiding in Britain to avoid billions in debt over his defunct Kingfisher Airlines.
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VIDEO: 'Cursed' temple scares off tourists

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 19:35
related places: Delhi

Tourists are too scared to visit a 'cursed' temple in India, say local officials. A student in Delhi dared BBC Pop Up to visit after dark.
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'Tearful' plea for more India judges

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 14:14

India's chief justice appears close to tears as he says more judges should be recruited to handle an "avalanche" of backlogged cases.
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Indian landslide kills 15 workers

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 8:00

A landslide triggered by torrential rains at a tourist spot in north-eastern India has killed at least 15 people, officials say.
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Indian boy drowns in drought well

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 5:11

A 11-year-old boy slips into a deep well and drowns while reportedly fetching water in a drought-affected area of India's western state of Maharashtra.
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'Attacked' India police horse dies

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 13:32

An Indian police horse that had a leg amputated after allegedly being assaulted by a politician has died.
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India says 330 million hit by drought

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 10:15

Some 330 million people in 256 districts are affected by severe drought in India, the government tells the Supreme Court.
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India 'still seeks Koh-i-noor diamond'

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Indian government says it is still seeking to reclaim the priceless Koh-i-noor diamond from Britain, despite the Supreme Court being told otherwise.
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An India-Pakistan love story that went horribly wrong

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 23:46

An India-Pakistan love story that went horribly wrong
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Amputee horse stands on prosthetic leg

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 12:09

An Indian police horse that had its leg amputated after being allegedly assaulted by a politician, is standing again on a prosthetic limb.
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India 'will not claim Koh-i-noor diamond'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 11:31

The Indian government tells the Supreme Court that the country should not try to reclaim the priceless Koh-i-noor diamond from Britain.
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VIDEO: What happened to India's snake charmers?

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 20:33
related places: But

What happened to India's snake charmers?
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India may relocate tigers to Cambodia

Friday, April 15th 2016, 6:27
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Tigers from India could be relocated to Cambodia as part of a plan to increase the animal's global population.
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Archery challenge for royals in Bhutan

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 14:14
related countries: Bhutan Bhutan

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and meet the country's young king and queen.
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Rhino shot in park after royal visit

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 11:16
related places: Kaziranga

A rhino is killed by poachers in India's Kaziranga national park on the same day the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour the sanctuary.
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VIDEO: Being black in India

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 23:59

Many African immigrants are victims of racism and prejudice
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Strong earthquake shakes Myanmar

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 20:42
related countries: China China, United States United States

A strong earthquake has struck Myanmar, the US Geological Survey says, with shaking felt in north-east India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
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VIDEO: Royals feed baby elephants in India

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 19:12

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been on safari in India, as part of their tour of South Asia.
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India cricket to move amid drought

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 14:56

Thirteen IPL cricket matches due to be played in the western Indian state of Maharashtra in May must be relocated because of a drought, a court rules.
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VIDEO: Royals visit street children in Delhi

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 18:09
related places: Delhi

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a charity working with street children in India on the third day of their South Asia tour.
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Dangerous temperatures arrive early in India

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 12:06

This year, life-threatening temperature levels arrive rather earlier and more widely than normal across India.
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VIDEO: How India's human hair factory helps Africa

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 10:23

At Hindu temples in India's southern states, thousands of women have their locks shaved off by temple barbers as a form of sacrifice.
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VIDEO: Police investigate after temple fire

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 6:43

An investigation has begun into why a fireworks display was allowed to go ahead at a Hindu temple in Kerala in India.
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India royalist, 93, meets royal couple

Monday, April 11th 2016, 14:44

The dream of a 93-year-old Indian restaurateur to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge comes true after a social media campaign goes viral.
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'Water train' brings drought relief

Monday, April 11th 2016, 8:42

A train carrying half a million litres of water is dispatched to the worst-affected areas of India's drought-ridden western Maharashtra state.
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Five detained over India temple blast

Monday, April 11th 2016, 7:06

Police in India detain five people in connection with an explosion and fire at a Hindu temple in Kerala that killed more than 100 people.
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Triple talaq: India's Muslim women fight against instant divorce

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 23:18

India's Muslim women fight against instant divorce
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The mouse messiah bringing salvation to India's atheists

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 23:13

Why are some Indians worshipping a cartoon mouse?
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Strong earthquake shakes Asian cities

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 19:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake centred in Afghanistan shakes major cities across south-west Asia.
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VIDEO: Aftermath of Kerala temple explosion

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 18:28

Police in India say more than 100 people have been killed in a fire at a Hindu temple in the southern state of Kerala.
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Indian temple fire kills at least 100

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 13:31

An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala, police say.
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Crane drops plane onto wall in India

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 8:45

A disused Airbus passenger plane falls from a crane onto a wall at an airport in India.
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The Indian woman who hunts the witch hunters

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 23:40

The Indian woman who hunts witch hunters
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India temple to allow women worshippers

Friday, April 8th 2016, 9:36

Authorities of a Hindu shrine in India's western Maharashtra state decide to allow female worshippers enter the inner sanctum, reports say.
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India fan installs Jackson statue

Friday, April 8th 2016, 6:34
related places: Chennai

A statue of the late pop star Michael Jackson is installed in the southern Indian city of Chennai
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University tense after cricket dispute

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 17:20

Tensions are high at a university in Indian-administered Kashmir following clashes with police after a row sparked by a cricket match.
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IPL asked to leave drought state

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 9:40

A court in the India recommends the shifting of Indian Premier League games from the western state of Maharashtra to save water as parts of the state are suffering from drought.
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Kashmiri Hindus: Driven out and insignificant

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 23:12

The lot of Hindus in Indian-administered Kashmir
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India's sewer workers risking their lives

Monday, April 4th 2016, 23:06

India’s sewer workers putting their lives at risk
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Indian police jailed for Sikh murders

Monday, April 4th 2016, 22:03

Forty-seven police officers are sentenced to life in prison in India for killing 10 Sikh pilgrims in 1991 and then lying to justify the shootings.
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Kashmir's first woman chief minister

Monday, April 4th 2016, 7:58

Mehbooba Mufti is sworn in as the first woman chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Mine lease sparks Australia reef fears

Monday, April 4th 2016, 0:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Indian mining giant Adani is a step closer to building one of the world's biggest coal mines in Australia, but still faces legal challenges from environmental and Indigenous groups.
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VIDEO: The wig-maker who found his destiny

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 23:06
related places: Bangalore

Marishetty Kumar, a wig-maker based in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, is helping cancer patients to live a life of dignity.
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Protesters block women at India temple

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 14:36

Protesters in India defy a court order and prevent a group of female activists from entering a Hindu shrine in western Maharashtra state.
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Will Narendra Modi's BJP pull off a win in India's Assam?

Friday, April 1st 2016, 23:20

Can the BJP avoid a third successive state poll defeat?
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Court allows women to enter all temples

Friday, April 1st 2016, 12:47

Women in the western state of Maharashtra have a fundamental right to enter and pray inside all temples, an Indian court rules.
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Hope fading in Kolkata flyover collapse

Friday, April 1st 2016, 9:32
related places: Kolkata

Hopes are fading in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta) of finding more survivors after a flyover collapsed, killing at least 24 people.
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Friday, April 1st 2016, 7:04

Rescuers are continuing to search for dozens of people trapped under a collapsed flyover in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta).
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