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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 'honour killers should die'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 14:35

India's Supreme Court says people convicted of so-called honour killings should face the death penalty.
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Indian fury over swimwear images

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 12:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Images of the Hindu goddess of wealth Laxmi, displayed on swimwear at an Australian fashion show, spark a legal battle in India.
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All that glitters

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 9:20

Rising gold prices are not deterring shoppers in India
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Sehwag set for shoulder surgery

Monday, May 9th 2011, 14:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Key India batsman Virender Sehwag is to undergo shoulder surgery, which will hamper his preparations for their tour of England in July and August.
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Air India resumes normal services

Monday, May 9th 2011, 8:24

India's state-run Air India begins operating half of its domestic flights, days after its pilots end a 10-day strike, officials say.
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India court stays Ayodhya ruling

Monday, May 9th 2011, 8:16
related places: Ayodhya

India's Supreme Court suspends a lower court ruling about the fate of the Ayodhya holy site, where Hindu zealots destroyed a mosque 18 years ago.
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India farmer land protest spreads

Monday, May 9th 2011, 4:33

A protest by thousands of farmers against alleged forced acquisition of land spreads to parts of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Coupon culture

Friday, May 6th 2011, 16:14

The Indian start-up which had a good recession
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Warne to retire after IPL season

Friday, May 6th 2011, 8:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne says he will retire from professional cricket at the end of the current Indian Premier League campaign.
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Eight arrested for India stoning

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 12:25

Police in India arrest eight people suspected of stoning to death a young couple who had a love affair which met with their disapproval.
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India Games boss remanded in jail

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 6:42
related places: Delhi

The chief organiser of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Suresh Kalmadi, is remanded in jail for 14 days over charges of corruption.
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India chief minister's body found

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 4:00

The body of Dorjee Khandu, chief minister of India's Arunachal Pradesh state, is recovered from the wreckage of a helicopter which went missing on Saturday, officials say.
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India helicopter crash site found

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 6:54

The wreckage of a helicopter carrying the chief minister of India's Arunachal Pradesh state has been spotted, officials say.
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Massive hunt for India helicopter

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 4:49

Thousands of security forces search for a missing helicopter carrying the chief minister of India's Arunachal Pradesh state.
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VIDEO: India reacts to Bin Laden's death

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 17:03

The death of Osama Bin Laden has provoked a strong reaction from India, Pakistan's neighbour and long-term rival
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Maoist mine kills Indian police

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 16:43
related places: At

At least 11 police personnel have been killed in a landmine attack by Maoist insurgents in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, police say.
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Ganguly returns to IPL tournament

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 7:10
related places: Pune

Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, who went unsold in this year's auction for the Indian Premier League, signs up to play for the Pune team in the mid-season.
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Indian interest rates rise again

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 6:24

India's central bank raises interest rates to 7.25%, the ninth rise in 15 months, in an attempt to curb inflation.
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Final okay for India Posco plant

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 4:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea

India's environment ministry gives final clearance to South Korean firm Posco's plan to build a steel plant in the eastern state of Orissa.
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Pakistan a 'terror refuge': India

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 7:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

India says Osama Bin Laden's killing near Islamabad is proof that "terrorists from different organisations find sanctuary in Pakistan".
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India search for missing 'copter

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 5:25

A massive search for a missing helicopter carrying the chief minister of India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh enters its third day.
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Guru with a cause

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 1:18

India's 'shock jock' swami turns his ire on corruption
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In pictures

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 0:35

How an ancient Indian artform passes down the generations
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Inquiry into deadly India blaze

Friday, April 29th 2011, 13:47
related places: At, Delhi

At least 10 people die as a fire sweeps through a footwear factory in the Indian capital, Delhi.
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Five-year-old boy is charged in India

Friday, April 29th 2011, 13:18
related places: Bihar

A five-year-old boy in the Indian state of Bihar is charged with "disrupting the peace" in what police are saying was a case of "mistaken identity".
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India to pick European fighters

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 19:20
related countries: United States United States

India shortlists two European fighter jets and rules out two US rivals for a key $11bn contract, a move the US ambassador calls "deeply disappointing".
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India attacked over sedition law

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 15:01

Indian human rights activist Binayak Sen accuses the government of misusing the country's sedition laws "to silence voices of dissent".
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Top US diplomat in India resigns

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 5:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delhi

US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer announces his resignation for personal and family reasons, the US Embassy in Delhi says.
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India soldier 'kills colleagues'

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 4:28

An Indian soldier has shot and killed four other soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir, a defence spokesman said.
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Indian pilots on strike over pay

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 13:31

Hundreds of pilots who used to work for Indian Airlines but now work for Air India go on strike to demand parity of pay following a merger.
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VIDEO: Saying goodbye to a spiritual guru

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 10:57

The funeral of one of India's most revered religious leaders, Sathya Sai Baba, has been taking place in Puttaparthi in the state of Andhra Pradesh
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India appoint Fletcher as coach

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 8:30

India appoint Duncan Fletcher as coach for a two-year period ahead of tours to West Indies in June and England in July.
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India bids farewell to Sai Baba

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 6:59

Nearly half a million people gather in the southern Indian town of Puttaparthi for the funeral of spiritual leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
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India to tighten nuclear safety

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 5:12

India pledges to put in extra safeguards at a proposed nuclear power plant in western India after recent violent protests against the plan.
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Indian bank blamed as termites eat cash

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 18:14

An Indian bank is reported to have found staff of a local branch guilty of laxity after thousands of dollars worth of notes were damaged by termites.
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Crowds gather for guru's funeral

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 17:24

Indian PM Manmohan Singh and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi join mourners saying farewell to the guru Sri Satya Sai Baba.
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Mumbai accused are indicted in US

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 12:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Four Pakistani men are charged by US prosecutors in connection with the November 2008 attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay).
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Mourners throng Sai Baba ashram

Monday, April 25th 2011, 14:00

Tens of thousands of mourners visit the south Indian ashram where the body of revered guru Sri Satya Sai Baba is on display.
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VIDEO: Guru Sri Satya Sai Baba, dies at 84

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 20:24

One of India's most revered spiritual leaders, Sri Satya Sai Baba, has died in hospital at the age of 84.
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Indian guru Satya Sai Baba dies

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 17:00

One of India's most revered spiritual leaders, Sri Satya Sai Baba, who had millions of followers worldwide, dies in hospital, aged 84.
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Sri Lankan ministers in IPL row

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 14:58
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's former sport minister denies claims that he made a 10-year-deal allowing the country's cricketers to play in the Indian Premier League, at the expense of the national team.
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Indian enigma

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 5:03

Guru who inspired passionately conflicting emotions
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VIDEO: Protests over planned nuclear plant in India

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 2:04

Violent protests that have been taking place in India against government plans to build a nuclear plant.
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Gujarat's leader 'allowed' riots

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 14:32

Gujarat's chief minister deliberately allowed anti-Muslim riots in 2002, which left more than 1,000 people dead, India's Supreme Court hears.
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Indian guru Sai Baba 'worsening'

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 3:50

The condition of one of India's most revered spiritual leaders, Satya Sai Baba has deteriorated and he is on a life-support system, his doctors say.
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India in successful space launch

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 9:15

India successfully launches a rocket into into space carrying three satellites, officials say.
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India decries 'honour killings'

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 5:01

India's Supreme Court tells states to "ruthlessly stamp out" the so-called honour killings.
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India helicopter crash kills 17

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 3:49

Seventeen people, including two children, are killed in a helicopter crash in India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.
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India nuclear protests stepped up

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 20:14

Crowds ransack a hospital and set buses alight in a second day of violent protests against a planned nuclear power plant in western India.
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India widows bludgeoned to death

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 11:14
related places: Haryana

Two widows are bludgeoned to death by a man in the northern Indian state of Haryana, who accused them of being in a lesbian relationship.
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Pulitzer for Indian-born doctor

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 4:50
related countries: United States United States

Indian-American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee's acclaimed book on the history of cancer is awarded the Pulitzer prize in a non-fiction category.
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Indian social activist released

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 3:58

Indian public health expert and human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen is freed, one week after the Supreme Court granted him bail.
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Clash at India nuclear plant site

Monday, April 18th 2011, 23:39

Police in western India clash with villagers protesting over the proposed construction of a nuclear power plant, killing one person.
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India bans child circus workers

Monday, April 18th 2011, 17:22

India's highest court enforces a law banning circus groups from employing children and instructs the government to rescue and rehabilitate child performers.
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Nepal hit by acute fuel shortage

Monday, April 18th 2011, 14:49
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is suffering acute fuel shortages because the state-owned oil company says it cannot afford to import fuel from India.
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Last Jaipur royal dies in India

Monday, April 18th 2011, 14:18
related places: Jaipur

The last Maharajah of Jaipur, Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh, who was revered by many across the western Indian state of Rajasthan, dies.
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State poll challenges Indian left

Monday, April 18th 2011, 13:01

Voting has ended in the first phase of elections in India's West Bengal state, where the world's oldest democratically-elected Communist government faces a strong challenge.
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Indian inflation rate hits 8.9%

Friday, April 15th 2011, 15:09

India's inflation rate rose to 8.9% from 8.3% in February, driven higher by fuel and manufacturing costs.
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Bail for Indian social activist

Friday, April 15th 2011, 8:03

India's Supreme Court grants bail to leading public health specialist and human rights activist, Dr Binayak Sen.
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Showstopper

Friday, April 15th 2011, 0:15

The woman taking on communists in West Bengal
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Harsh winter hits Indian mangoes

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 17:53
related places: Mumbai

A cold winter and unseasonable rains lead to a shortage of much-loved Alphonso mangoes in the Indian city of Mumbai.
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Asian giants resume defence ties

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:24
related countries: China China

India and China agree to resume defence exchanges halted last year after China refused a visa to a Kashmir-based general.
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India tour of Pakistan 'not soon'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's cricket team is not likely to visit Pakistan in the near future, a Indian cricket official has said.
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Ballots cast in key Indian states

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 4:02
related places: Pondicherry

A high turnout is reported in assembly elections in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the union territory of Pondicherry.
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VIDEO: Bribery culture revealed in India

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 20:48

Anti-corruption campaign gathers force in India as the countrys' former telecommunications minister appears in court
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'Telecoms scam' accused in court

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 5:33

Former Indian telecoms minister Andimuthu Raja appears in court charged in connection with a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal.
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Indian telecom changes proposed

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 4:37

India's telecom minister, Kapil Sibal, proposes changes to telecom policy in an attempt to streamline the industry.
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India frees Pakistani prisoners

Monday, April 11th 2011, 17:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A group of 39 Pakistani prisoners - including two women - held in India are released and allowed to return home by the Indian authorities.
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Indian PM Singh heading for China

Monday, April 11th 2011, 16:21
related countries: China China

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh travels to China as the two Asian economies look to increase economic ties.
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Big turnout in India state poll

Monday, April 11th 2011, 14:44

There has been a big turnout for the second and final phase of assembly elections in India's north-eastern state of Assam.
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India's factory production slows

Monday, April 11th 2011, 7:56

India reports weaker-than-expected industrial production numbers, dragged down by a slump in capital goods output.
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Indian hunger striker ends fast

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 10:31

Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare calls off his four-day-old hunger strike after the government agrees to all of his demands.
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India anti-graft protests urged

Friday, April 8th 2011, 18:00

Indian social activist Anna Hazare, who is on hunger strike against corruption, calls for mass protests by his supporters.
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VIDEO: Cleric killed by bomb in Kashmir

Friday, April 8th 2011, 17:34

Political and religious leader Maulvi Showkat Ahmed Shah has been killed by a bomb outside a mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Corruption crusade

Friday, April 8th 2011, 15:45

The fasting activist who has awakened India's conscience
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Mosque blast kills Kashmir cleric

Friday, April 8th 2011, 11:28
related places: Srinagar

A religious leader in Indian-administered Kashmir is killed by a bomb outside a mosque in Srinagar, officials say.
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England quartet to miss IPL start

Friday, April 8th 2011, 4:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The fourth Indian Premier League season begins on Friday, with four of the seven England players signed at the auction ruled out by injury.
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Researchers find India water bug

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 14:08

A team of Cardiff University-led scientists calls for urgent action worldwide after it discovers new strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in drinking water in India.
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Indian freed from Pakistani jail

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 12:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Indian man is freed from prison in Pakistan after serving 27 years behind bars on spying charges.
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Fast stokes anti-corruption anger

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 9:42

Indian social activist Anna Hazare's "fast unto death" gathers support, after a minister quit a panel on corruption after criticism from Mr Hazare.
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Sri Lanka rocked by resignations

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 13:14
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene and the country's selectors resign following their World Cup final defeat by India.
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$17.5m in fines for Satyam fraud

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 4:51
related countries: United States United States

Satyam and PricewaterCoopers agree to pay a combined $17.5m in fines to settle a US probe into one of India's biggest corporate scandals.
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Indian guru Sai Baba 'improving'

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 4:45

The condition of one of India's most revered spiritual leaders, Satya Sai Baba, is showing "signs of improvement", his doctors say.
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Top Indian industrialists quizzed

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 16:57

A parliamentary committee finishes questioning two of India's most influential industrialists about a mobile telephone licensing scandal.
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Sangakkara quits Sri Lanka role

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 11:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara stands down as captain of Sri Lanka's one-day and Twenty20 sides, three days after the defeat by India in the World Cup final.
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India activist on anti-graft fast

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 10:16

Indian social activist Anna Hazare begins what he calls a "fast unto death" to pressure the government to act on corruption.
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Indian guru Sai Baba 'critical'

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 8:26

One of India's most revered spiritual leaders, Satya Sai Baba, is in a critical condition in hospital, doctors say.
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Indian MPs probe telecoms scandal

Monday, April 4th 2011, 13:56

Prominent Indian industrialist Ratan Tata appears before a parliamentary panel probing the controversial award of telecoms licences.
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India's Assam state goes to polls

Monday, April 4th 2011, 6:53

Polls open in India's north-eastern state of Assam in the first of key state elections in the country.
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