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TalkTalk call centre workers arrested

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 19:35

TalkTalk says three call centre workers have been arrested in India following a review into its data security practices.
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The Indian girls who survived being raped

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 1:06

The Indian girls living with the pain of sexual assault
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Indian women march for 'right to pray'

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 16:04

Police in western India prevent hundreds of women from marching to a temple traditionally open only to men.
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India, France sign Rafale jet agreement

Monday, January 25th 2016, 10:03
related countries: France France

India signs a deal with France to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces.
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VIDEO: Wi-fi train station getting India online

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 15:31

India, which will become the second largest market for smart phones this year, is to have a train station fitted out with wi-fi for the first time.
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VIDEO: The animals of India's Republic Day parade

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 0:04

A look at the animals starring in India's Republic Day celebrations on 26 January.
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Indian dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai dies

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 9:16

Legendary classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai dies at the age of 97 in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
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Kashmir crisis: What's holding back Mehbooba Mufti?

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 0:37

What ails the alliance in India's Kashmir?
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Indian tycoon guilty of killing guard

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 7:33

A court in India's Kerala state finds a millionaire guilty of murdering his security guard after deliberately ramming his car into the man.
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Professional mourners to street dentists: India's dying professions

Monday, January 18th 2016, 0:24

The last practitioners of India's dying professions
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The man who cycled from India to Europe for love

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 0:35

The man who cycled from India to Europe
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VIDEO: Acid attack survivor is new face of fashion

Friday, January 15th 2016, 15:55

An acid attack survivor has been signed-up to be the new face of an Indian fashion brand in a campaign they are calling Face of Courage.
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Delhi anti-pollution car trial ends

Friday, January 15th 2016, 5:40
related places: Delhi

India's capital Delhi is ending a trial imposing major restrictions on private cars to curb alarming levels of pollution.
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India actor arrested for mimicking guru

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 11:31

Police arrest Indian comedian Kiku Sharda for mimicking popular religious guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
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Italian marine 'not returning' to India

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 5:10
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian marine accused of killing two Indian fishermen will not return to India to face trial after being allowed home for medical treatment, a senator says.
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Indian acid attack survivor is new face of fashion brand

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 0:56

The acid attack survivor who is redefining beauty
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VIDEO: Whales washed ashore on Tamil Nadu beach

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 12:28
related places: At, Tuticorin

At least 45 whales have died in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after more than 100 of the animals were stranded on the shore at Tuticorin.
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Mumbai danger warnings over selfies

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 8:00
related places: Mumbai

Police in India's Mumbai city identify 15 places where taking selfies "can be dangerous", a week after an 18-year-old drowned while taking a selfie.
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Arrest over mother-in-law assault video

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 7:07

Police in India arrest a woman for beating her mother-in-the law after a CCTV footage of the assault goes viral.
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Australians killed in India crash

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 1:24

Five Australians, believed to be members of a family on their way to the Taj Mahal, have been killed in India.
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India's 'last' female impersonator

Monday, January 11th 2016, 22:49

India's 'last' living female impersonator soldiers on
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My Day: Indian bird guide

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 1:32

The exotic world of the brahminy starling and black drongo
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Why is India's wealthy Parsi community vanishing?

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 2:10

Why India's wealthy Parsi community is vanishing
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India lifts ban on bullfighting

Friday, January 8th 2016, 6:58

India lifts the ban on Jallikattu, a version of bull fighting which has been popular for thousands of years in Tamil Nadu state.
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India says talks only if Pakistan acts

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 14:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Pathankot

India says planned talks with Pakistan will go ahead only if Islamabad acts against militants behind the Pathankot air base attack.
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Could Pathankot attack derail India-Pakistan peace talks?

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 4:08

Could air base attack derail India-Pakistan peace talks?
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The Indian boy who scored a record 1,009 runs

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 8:57

The Indian school boy who scored a record 1,000 runs
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VIDEO: Indian boy's record-breaking cricket match

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 22:33

A 15-year-old Indian schoolboy has become the first batsman in the history of the game to score more than 1,000 runs in an organised match.
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Indian boy in world record 1,009 runs

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 16:04

An Indian teenager scores more than 1,000 runs, hitting 59 sixes and 127 fours to set a new world record for a school cricket innings.
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In pictures: Indian schoolboy's 1,009 not out

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 14:13

Indian schoolboy's record cricket innings
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US expects Pakistan to act on attackers

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 5:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US state department says it "expects" Pakistan to act against perpetrators of a deadly attack on an Indian air force base.
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Kashmir militants claim airbase attack

Monday, January 4th 2016, 21:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Kashmir-based militant coalition, the United Jihad Council, says it carried out the deadly attack on an Indian air force base.
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Earthquake hits India's Manipur state

Monday, January 4th 2016, 12:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Manipur

Earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude hits northeast India, near borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, killing at least nine people.
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Gun battle near Indian Afghan mission

Monday, January 4th 2016, 6:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Mazar

Afghan forces are battling militants to flush them out from a building near the the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif
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VIDEO: Protests flare in Srinagar over Saudi executions

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 13:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Srinagar

Protests break out in Indian-administered Kashmir against Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 people, including prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
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VIDEO: India military base on high alert

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 13:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Pathankot

Fresh gunfire and an explosion have been heard at an Indian air force base at Pathankot near the Pakistani border.
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Gunmen attack India air force base

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 18:35
related places: Pathankot

Five attackers and three security personnel are killed at an Indian air base near Pakistan, in what is being seen as an attempt to derail peace moves.
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VIDEO: Using 'numbers game' to cut Delhi pollution

Friday, January 1st 2016, 13:11
related places: Delhi

More than a million cars have been forced off the streets of the Indian capital, Delhi, at the start of a two-week trial to help clean up one of the world's most smog-shrouded cities.
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Delhi car rationing to curb pollution

Friday, January 1st 2016, 3:03
related places: Delhi

Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, launch major restrictions on private cars to curb alarming levels of pollution.
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'Racy' China Tagore translation pulled

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 9:08
related countries: China China

A Chinese publisher removes a translation of Indian poet Rabindarath Tagore's works from sale after criticism that its content is too racy.
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The street children who run a newspaper in India

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 0:50

The street children who run a newspaper in India
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Northern Afghanistan hit by earthquake

Friday, December 25th 2015, 22:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A powerful earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan and is felt as far away as India, with damage reported in northern Pakistan.
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India PM in surprise Pakistan visit

Friday, December 25th 2015, 16:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after landing in Lahore on a surprise visit.
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Russia and India hail partnership

Friday, December 25th 2015, 0:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian and Indian leaders Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi stress the partnership between their two countries as they sign a series of deals.
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Defence agenda for Modi's Russia talks

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 5:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Indian PM Narendra Modi is set to hold crucial talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, expected to focus on defence and nuclear energy co-operation.
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Indian women who are fighting to stop genital mutilation

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 23:55

The Indian women fighting to stop female genital mutilation
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India beef lynching suspects charged

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 15:53

Police in India file charges against 15 suspects, including a juvenile, over the lynching of a Muslim man accused by Hindus of eating beef.
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Places of rape in India: 'Ladies Park', school bus, mall

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 0:28

Places where women have been raped in India
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India toughens rape law for juveniles

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 14:58

The Indian parliament passes a bill which allows juveniles between 16 and 18 years of age to be tried as adults for serious crimes like rape or murder.
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VIDEO: Ten die in India plane crash

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 10:19
related places: Delhi

A light aircraft has crashed on take-off near the airport in the Indian capital, Delhi, killing 10 people.
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India air crash kills 10 in Delhi

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 7:54
related places: Delhi

A light aircraft crashes on take-off near the airport in the Indian capital, Delhi, killing 10 people.
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Death sentences for India rape-murder

Monday, December 21st 2015, 18:12
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A court in India sentence seven men to death for the brutal rape and murder of a Nepalese woman in February.
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'No law' to stop Delhi rapist release

Monday, December 21st 2015, 8:49
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court dismisses an appeal against the release of the youngest convict in the notorious 2012 Delhi gang rape case.
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The yoga guru turned company boss

Monday, December 21st 2015, 0:01

Selling consumption in India on the back of spiritualism
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Steve McCurry's India is feast for eyes

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 22:02

Photographer Steve McCurry's dazzling portrait of India
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Gandhis bailed in India corruption case

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 14:41

India's opposition Congress party leaders, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, are bailed after appearing in court in connection with corruption allegations.
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How drought is making it harder to sell in rural India

Friday, December 18th 2015, 21:37

How drought is making it harder to sell in rural India
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VIDEO: Counting the cost of Chennai floods

Friday, December 18th 2015, 10:47
related places: Chennai

More than 300 people were killed when devastating floods hit the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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Viewpoint: Does India need bullet trains?

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 1:50

Does it make sense for India to have bullet trains?
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Court orders curbs on Delhi pollution

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 8:13
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court announces a slew of measures to curb record pollution levels in the capital, Delhi.
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Oil painting breaks Indian art record

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 3:00
related places: Mumbai

An oil painting by an Indian artist sells for 293m rupees ($4.4m; £2.9m) at a Christie's auction in Mumbai, setting a new world record for Indian art.
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Mumbai attacks 'planner' turns witness

Friday, December 11th 2015, 5:19
related countries: United States United States

David Headley, a US man sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks, agrees to turn witness in India.
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Court overturns Salman Khan sentence

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 11:50
related places: Mumbai

The high court in the Indian city of Mumbai overturns Bollywood star Salman Khan's conviction for a 2002 hit-and-run case.
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South Asia rivals to resume peace talks

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 19:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan agree to resume high-level peace talks which will take in security and territorial issues, including disputed Kashmir.
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Beatles' Indian retreat opened to public

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 5:18
related places: Rishikesh

An abandoned ashram in the Indian town of Rishikesh where The Beatles learned to meditate opens to the public.
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Indian minister in Pakistan for talks

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 17:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Islamabad for a security conference on Afghanistan and talks with Pakistani officials.
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VIDEO: Youth in India's Manipur get boxing

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 0:32

Budding boxers in India's Manipur state are using the sport to fight issues caused by rampant insurgency.
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Flights resume in flood-hit Chennai

Monday, December 7th 2015, 6:39
related places: Chennai

The airport in the southern Indian city of Chennai resumes flights a week after floods forced it to shut down operations.
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High-level India-Pakistan talks held

Monday, December 7th 2015, 3:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

India and Pakistan describe their high-level talks in Bangkok as 'candid, cordial and constructive'.
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Has the Indian parliament lost its relevance?

Monday, December 7th 2015, 0:28

Has the Indian parliament lost relevance?
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VIDEO: Relief operation after Chennai floods

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 7:55
related places: Chennai

A massive relief operation is under way in southern India, to try to get food and medicines to tens of thousands people hit by devastating floods in the city of Chennai.
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Power supply restored in Chennai

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 4:13
related places: Chennai

Power has been restored in many parts of the southern Indian city of Chennai as relief operations continue after severe floods.
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Why an MP wants India to talk about child sex abuse

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 1:29

Why an MP wants India to talk about child sex abuse
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Floodwaters recede in Chennai

Friday, December 4th 2015, 9:41
related places: Chennai

Floodwaters start receding from parts of the southern Indian city of Chennai days after it experienced a respite from rain.
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Edited Modi flood photo sparks mockery

Friday, December 4th 2015, 0:44
related places: Chennai

India's state-run media faces online anger and mockery for tweeting a crudely altered image of PM Narendra Modi surveying the deadly Chennai floods.
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Why is India's Chennai flooded?

Friday, December 4th 2015, 0:33
related places: Chennai

How human folly has contributed to the Chennai deluge
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Race to rescue Chennai flood victims

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 9:11
related places: Chennai

A massive rescue operation is under way to reach stranded people in the flood-hit southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras).
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India 'will cut coal for climate cash'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 19:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

India will cut back its skyrocketing use of coal if sufficient cash for renewables emerges from a Paris deal, says a senior negotiator.
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VIDEO: Floods bring Chennai to standstill

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 16:35
related places: Chennai

Fresh rains in the southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras) have caused serious flooding, with flights and trains suspended and hundreds of people without power.
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Indian troops battle floods in Chennai

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 10:12
related places: Chennai

Fresh rain in the southern Indian city of Chennai causes serious flooding, with flights and trains suspended and hundreds of people without power.
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Taj Mahal 'not a Hindu temple'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 5:31

India's government rejects claims by a group of lawyers that the Taj Mahal monument was a Hindu temple.
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Bid to drill deep inside Earth

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 0:23
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Scientists set out this week to drill a hole into the Indian Ocean floor to try to get below the Earth's crust for the first time, testing theories about the make-up of the crust on the way down.
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Nepal schoolchildren protest at blockade

Friday, November 27th 2015, 16:36
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Tens of thousands of Nepal schoolchildren form a human chain along the capital Kathmandu's ring road, in protest at a blockade on the Indian border.
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Boys arrested for gang-raping classmate

Friday, November 27th 2015, 10:53
related places: Mumbai

Four schoolboys in the western Indian city of Mumbai are arrested for gang-raping their classmate, police say.
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VIDEO: India 'to triple CO2 emissions in 15 years'

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 22:47

India set to triple CO2 emissions over the next 15 years, reports Justin Rowlatt.
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Indian rules: Women educate 'ignorant' Smriti Irani

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 2:25

Why being told what to do angers Indian women
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Four die in India Kashmir attack

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 12:15

A civilian and three armed militants are killed after a fierce gun battle in an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Ramayana: Indian children playing god with royal patronage

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 3:55
related places: Varanasi

The children who act as deities in Varanasi
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VIDEO: Sania Mirza: Women have to fight harder

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 0:38

Tennis doubles No. 1 Sania Mirza is one of India's highest earning athletes.
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VIDEO: Indian girls: 'I was named unwanted'

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 0:44

In some regions of the Indian state of Maharashtra, second or third daughters are not given a name but are merely termed 'Nakusha', meaning 'unwanted'.
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Why are Indian women 'Happy to Bleed'?

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 17:20

Why are Indian women 'Happy to Bleed'?
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India police apologise for cow art raid

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 4:54

Police in India's Rajasthan state apologise to artists for raiding an exhibition which featured a polystyrene cow dangling from a helium balloon.
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Policy to hire disabled backfires

Friday, November 20th 2015, 11:17

Indian Railways fails to provide disabled-friendly exam centres to all candidates in a hiring test specially planned for them.
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India 'man-eating' tiger shot dead

Friday, November 20th 2015, 10:26

Forest workers say a tiger who killed and ate a farmer a few days ago has been shot dead after he attacked a forest guard in southern India.
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VIDEO: Indian injured by US police speaks out

Friday, November 20th 2015, 0:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alabama

Paralysed Indian grandfather speaks to the BBC
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