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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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India and Pakistan’s glacial fight

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 18:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The 30-year mountain conflict between India and Pakistan
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Deadly blasts hit India vote staff

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 12:43
related places: At

At least 12 people die in bomb explosions in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh in election-related violence blamed on Maoist rebels.
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Casting the vote in India and Afghanistan

Friday, April 11th 2014, 16:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

William Dalrymple on a tale of two elections
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Indian artists warn against Modi

Friday, April 11th 2014, 14:12

Leading Indian artists and academics write an open letter warning against the possible election of Hindu nationalist politician Narendra Modi.
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Why is Indian politics dominated by dynasties?

Friday, April 11th 2014, 3:18

Why dynasties dominate Indian politics
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VIDEO: How will Muslim vote affect India polls?

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 22:54

The BBC's Mishal Husain reports from India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, on how the Muslim vote could affect the election.
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VIDEO: Close-up: Sub ready to locate MH370

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 22:22
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

Specialists are preparing the submarine which will be used when the general location of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane in the Indian Ocean is identified.
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VIDEO: Indian elections: A family business

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 16:12

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder looks at why, despite being a flourishing democracy for more than six decades, Indian politics is still very much a family business.
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Indian 'bachelor' Modi admits wife

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 11:06

The leading candidate of India's BJP opposition party admits being married after suggestions he sought to appear celibate for Hindu nationalist reasons.
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VIDEO: What will sway rural Indians' votes?

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 4:45

On the first big day of India's general election, Mishal Husain visits a rural village in Uttar Pradesh to see what matters to voters there.
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India's public slap 'conspiracy'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 15:15

Indian party leader gets online boost from slapping incidents
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VIDEO: 'Will my vote make a difference?'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 1:30

On the second day of India's general election, voters in Nagaland head to the polls.
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In pictures: Delhi's homeless get voting rights

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 0:59
related places: Delhi

Delhi's homeless get voting power in India's election
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VIDEO: Encountering racism in India

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 19:00
related places: New Delhi

Young men from north-east India encounter racism in Delhi
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VIDEO: Indian pressure to forgive rapists

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 18:14

The BBC's Divya Arya reports from the capital of Mizoram, where there is huge social pressure on women to forgive rapists.
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VIDEO: Sweet side of India's election

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 17:47
related places: Calcutta

Sweet shops in Calcutta are celebrating the Indian elections by designing logos and symbols of each political party on sweets.
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Indian voter ready for 16th election

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:57

Shyam Saran Negi, who is among India's oldest voters at the age of 97, is getting ready to vote in his 16th general election - which may be a record.
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VIDEO: End of Gandhi reign in India?

Monday, April 7th 2014, 22:42

The first day of voting in India's month-long parliamentary election has seen a high turnout.
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VIDEO: 'India's Banksy' wants to provoke voters

Monday, April 7th 2014, 19:29

How India's answer to Banksy is aiming to provoke voters
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Monday, April 7th 2014, 18:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

An Australian vessel searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean has detected signals consistent with those from "black box" flight recorders.
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Why India vote is big gamble for BJP

Monday, April 7th 2014, 11:49

Why Narendra Modi is a risky choice for India's BJP
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India BJP pledges improved economy

Monday, April 7th 2014, 6:55

India's main opposition BJP promises to improve the economy and infrastructure and curb corruption in its manifesto if it wins in the general elections.
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India pharma giants in $4bn merger

Monday, April 7th 2014, 1:52
related countries: Japan Japan

India's Sun Pharmaceutical agrees to acquire rival Ranbaxy - majority owned by Japan's Daiichi Sankyo - in an all-stock deal worth $4bn (£2.4bn).
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VIDEO: Indian elections: Two-minute guide

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 23:15

All you need to know about 2014 election - in just two minutes
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Sri Lanka beat India to win World T20

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 17:13
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Dhaka

Kumar Sangakkara guides Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over India to win the World Twenty20 in Mirpur.
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Australia PM 'hopeful' in plane hunt

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 3:19
related countries: Australia Australia, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Australia's prime minister says he is "hopeful but by no means certain" that a signal detected in the Indian Ocean is linked to flight MH370.
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Brilliant Kohli leads India to final

Friday, April 4th 2014, 16:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli guides India to a six-wicket win over South Africa and a World Twenty20 final meeting with Sri Lanka.
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Underwater search begins for MH370

Friday, April 4th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean moves into a new phase - with a locator searching for flight recorder signals.
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India multiple rapists to hang

Friday, April 4th 2014, 12:02
related places: Mumbai

A court in India sentences three men to hang, under a tough new law which carries the death penalty for those convicted of multiple sexual assaults.
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'No ICC role' for India cricket head

Friday, April 4th 2014, 11:09

The international players' union says the head of Indian cricket should relinquish his ICC role following corruption allegations.
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India election: Stay connected

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 23:15

Send us your questions and comments on the Indian election
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India rape convicts face new charge

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 10:46
related places: Mumbai

A court in the Indian city of Mumbai finds three men who had already been convicted of two gang rapes guilty under a new law that carries the death penalty.
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Why leopard attacks have become election issue in India

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 3:25

Leopard attacks become election issue in India
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UK submarine joins search for plane

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 0:11
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Navy submarine HMS Tireless has joined the hunt for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Defence says.
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US ambassador to India resigns

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

The US ambassador to India has resigned and will leave her post before the end of May, the state department says.
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VIDEO: 'No time limit' on Malaysia jet hunt

Monday, March 31st 2014, 13:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said there is no time limit on the search for the missing Malaysian airliner in the Indian Ocean.
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India court commutes Bhullar's death

Monday, March 31st 2014, 6:08

India's top court commutes the sentence of death row prisoner Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, accepting his plea that the government took a long time to decide his mercy plea and also on grounds that he was mentally ill.
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India's social media election battle

Monday, March 31st 2014, 0:02

Vying for India's social media votes
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Woeful Australia crumble to India

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 17:16
related countries: Australia Australia

India book their place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals as Group Two winners as Australia suffer a third consecutive loss.
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Ships 'find no debris' on MH370 hunt

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 14:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Chinese and Australian ships fail to identify remains from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane after their first day in a new search area.
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Indian political parties with strange names

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 2:46

Lovers and revolving men - India's weirder political movements
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Friday, March 28th 2014, 21:46
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia, New Zealand New Zealand

Five planes spot unidentified objects in a new area of the Indian Ocean being searched for missing flight MH370.
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India reach World T20 semi-finals

Friday, March 28th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli score half-centuries as India beat Bangladesh and qualify for the World T20 semi-finals.
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Plane search moves 700 miles north

Friday, March 28th 2014, 10:00
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Japan Japan, Malaysia Malaysia

The search for the missing Malaysian plane moves to a new part of the Indian Ocean as experts believe it ran out of fuel earlier than thought.
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Gavaskar replaces India cricket boss

Friday, March 28th 2014, 7:32

India's Supreme Court replaces the cricket chief with batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as it investigates illegal betting in the Indian Premier League.
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Kashmir 'militants' attack army camp

Friday, March 28th 2014, 7:01

Suspected militants in Indian army uniforms kill one person and injure three others in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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Toyota's India employees refuse work

Friday, March 28th 2014, 2:50
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Workers at Toyota's two Indian plants refuse to return to work, instead demanding that the Japanese car firm reinstate suspended workers and agree to wage increases.
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India wants Hindu statues returned

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 13:30
related countries: Australia Australia

India requests the return of two ancient Hindu statues from galleries in Australia following allegations that they were stolen.
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Missing jet: '300 objects' spotted

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 12:19
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia, Thailand Thailand

A Thai satellite appears to show images of up to 300 objects in a south Indian Ocean zone being searched for missing Malaysian flight MH370.
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Court intends to ban two IPL teams

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 9:40

India's Supreme Court says it will ban two teams at the centre of an illegal betting and match-fixing probe from this year's IPL.
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Thursday, March 27th 2014, 8:00
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

Planes searching for missing flight MH370 are recalled again because of bad weather in the southern Indian Ocean, but ships will try to continue.
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India cricket chief awaits fate

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 5:56

India's top cricket official is under growing pressure to step down while an inquiry is carried out into spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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Congress pledges 'growth for all'

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 9:42

India's governing Congress party launches its election manifesto, promising "inclusive growth" if it returns to power in the general election.
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Abbott vows to solve plane 'riddle'

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 9:39
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

PM Tony Abbott says Australia is "throwing everything we have" at the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, as weather improves.
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Kejriwal to take on Modi in India

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 15:21
related places: Varanasi

Indian anti-corruption leader Arvind Kejriwal announces he will run against the BJP candidate for PM, Narendra Modi, in the holy city of Varanasi.
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India cricket chief 'should quit'

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 9:50

India's Supreme Court tells the country's top cricket official N Srinivasan to step down while an investigation is carried out into illegal betting in the sport.
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Indian cricket boss told to step down

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 8:59

India's highest court asks the Board of Control for Cricket in India president to step down to allow a fair spot-fixing inquiry.
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Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 6:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The Indian Ocean search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is suspended for the day due to bad weather, Australian officials say.
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UK behind flight MH370 breakthrough

Monday, March 24th 2014, 18:49
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The conclusion that flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean is based on analysis by British investigators and a UK satellite firm, Malaysia's prime minister says.
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India IT worker 'killed by parents'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 11:04

The parents of a 26-year-old IT worker are in custody in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after she was found strangled in what police say was an "honour killing".
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Missing plane: China spots 'objects'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 9:53
related countries: China China, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Japan Japan, Malaysia Malaysia

A Chinese plane spots possible debris as more nations join the search for the missing Malaysian plane in the southern Indian Ocean.
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VIDEO: Ocean search for plane continues

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 22:50
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Malaysia says it has received new satellite images from France showing potential debris from missing flight MH370, as more planes join the search of the southern Indian Ocean.
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China checks new 'debris' image

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 14:59
related countries: China China, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

China is investigating a new image of debris in the southern Indian Ocean, potentially from missing flight MH370, Malaysian officials say.
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Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 10:04
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

Australia vows the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will go on indefinitely despite no sightings yet of wreckage in the Indian Ocean.
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No debris found in second search day

Friday, March 21st 2014, 21:25
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The second day of an international search for a missing Malaysian airliner concludes without any sightings of debris in the southern Indian Ocean.
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Children 'living wild' in Paris flat

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:28
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The authorities in Paris investigate an Indian couple for neglect after their three small children are found living in appalling conditions.
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Tesco signs India supermarket deal

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:21

Tesco signs an £85m deal to become the first foreign retailer to enter India's supermarket sector.
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India gang rape four jailed for life

Friday, March 21st 2014, 12:14
related places: Mumbai

A court in the Indian city of Mumbai sentences four men to life in prison for the gang rape of an 18-year-old telephone operator.
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Advani agrees to Gujarat poll seat

Friday, March 21st 2014, 5:47

Veteran Indian politician LK Advani agrees to contest the upcoming general election from the western state of Gujarat after initially rejecting the seat assigned by his party.
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Toyota ends lockout at India plants

Friday, March 21st 2014, 0:29
related places: Bangalore

Toyota says it will end a lockout at its two India factories, which employ a total of 6,400 workers at two facilities outside Bangalore.
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The disappearing tribe of India's letter writers

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 22:09

The disappearing tribe of India's letter writers
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Thursday, March 20th 2014, 21:14
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

An international air search in the vast area of the Indian Ocean for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane ends for the day.
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VIDEO: Brahmaputra voices: Man v megadam

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 19:16
related countries: China China
related places: Man

On the banks of the Brahmaputra river, many are worried about so-called "megadams" upstream in China and closer to home in India. The BBC heard some of their stories.
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Four convicted of Mumbai gang rape

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 11:00
related places: Mumbai

A court in the Indian city of Mumbai convicts four men of the gang rape of a photojournalist last year.
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Indian author Khushwant Singh dies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 9:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian novelist and journalist Khushwant Singh, who wrote Train to Pakistan, has died aged 99, his family says.
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Advani says no to Gujarat poll seat

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 5:03

Veteran Indian politician LK Advani rejects his party's proposal to contest the general election from Gujarat, plunging the BJP into a crisis ahead of the polls.
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England lose to India in T20 warm-up

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's stuttering form continues as they lose to India by 20 runs in their final World Twenty20 warm-up match.
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India minister claims 'vilification'

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 5:54

Indian minister Shashi Tharoor lodges a complaint with the Election Commission accusing his political opponents of a "vilification" campaign.
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Pietersen to captain Delhi in IPL

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 10:16
related places: Delhi

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is named captain of Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils.
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India to appeal in helicopter deal

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 8:07
related countries: Italy Italy

India is to appeal against an Italian court order rejecting its request to recover $387m (£233m) in bank guarantees backing a scrapped helicopter deal with Finmeccanica.
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VIDEO: India election sparks printing frenzy

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 0:04

With India's parliamentary elections about to begin, Andrew North visits a store which specialises in party political memorabilia.
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How an Indian is shaking up the US TV industry

Monday, March 17th 2014, 21:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

How an Indian is shaking up America's TV industry
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Myanmar's Indian independence veterans demand recognition

Monday, March 17th 2014, 21:17

The Indian independence veterans who want their struggle honoured
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Toyota suspends India car production

Monday, March 17th 2014, 9:19

Toyota, the world's largest car maker, halts production at its two factories in India amid a labour dispute regarding wages.
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Why India's Muzaffarnagar riot victims will not vote

Monday, March 17th 2014, 2:00
related places: Muzaffarnagar

Why Muzaffarnagar riot victims will not vote in India polls
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Djokovic beats Federer in thriller

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 23:59

Novak Djokovic fights back to beat Roger Federer in a tie-break decider in a thrilling final at Indian Wells.
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Pennetta wins Indian Wells final

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 22:53

Flavia Pennetta overcomes injured Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-1 in the final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
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