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Rupee up as India delays tax rule

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 3:42

The Indian rupee strengthens after the government says that it will delay proposed laws targeting tax avoidance by one year.
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Indian court backs sex change op

Monday, May 7th 2012, 12:56

The Mumbai High Court says there is no legal obstacle to a young Indian man having a sex change operation, despite opposition from his parents.
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Clinton presses India on Iran oil

Monday, May 7th 2012, 10:56
related countries: United States United States

On a visit to India, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges the country to buy less oil from Iran, saying other supplies are available.
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Bees attack India paramilitaries

Monday, May 7th 2012, 7:01

Bees swarm Indian paramilitary troops deployed on a counter-insurgency operation against Maoist rebels in dense forest, badly stinging at least 19.
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Why have India's airlines hit turbulence?

Friday, May 4th 2012, 13:00

Why have India's airlines hit turbulence?
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Nine convicted for Gujarat riots

Friday, May 4th 2012, 8:18

A court in India convicts nine people accused of burning three people to death in their home during the religious riots in Gujarat in 2002.
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Condom 'not grounds for divorce'

Friday, May 4th 2012, 7:20
related places: Mumbai

The High Court in Mumbai, India, rules that a wife's refusal to have sex without a condom is not grounds for divorce.
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Buddhist document to be released

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 8:31

A rare Buddhist manuscript, discovered by cattle grazers in 1931, is set to be released in a book form in India on Thursday.
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India soldier killed in Kashmir

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 6:57
related places: Delhi

A soldier is killed in Indian-administered Kashmir during an operation to hunt militants suspected of involvement in last year's deadly bombing of the high court in Delhi.
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Gandhi visits ferry survivors

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 17:04

India's ruling Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi visits the site of the Assam ferry disaster as the death toll rises to 108.
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India allows Italy ship to leave

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 8:56
related countries: Italy Italy

India's Supreme Court allows an Italian tanker detained since two Italian marines on board killed two Indian fishermen to leave the country.
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Search for India ferry survivors

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 15:27

Divers and rescue workers are looking for survivors on the Brahmaputra river in India's Assam state, where a ferry capsized, killing at least 103 people.
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VIDEO: Ferry rescuers 'working in dark'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 9:18

Divers and rescue workers are looking for survivors on the Brahmaputra river in India's Assam state where a ferry capsized, killing at least 103 people.
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Five things wrong with India's economy

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 4:30

Five things that are wrong with India's economy
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India ferry sinking 'kills 103'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 19:34

A ferry in north-eastern India's Assam state capsizes in bad weather, killing at least 103 passengers, police say.
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'Irregularities' found by Adidas

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:29

Sportswear giant Adidas says that "commercial irregularities" at its Reebok unit in India could cost the firm up to 125m euros ($165m, £101m).
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India lightning kills nine people

Monday, April 30th 2012, 3:59

Nine people are dead and 15 others are injured as lightning strikes a temple in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, police say.
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VIDEO: Powerful regions threaten India reforms

Monday, April 30th 2012, 2:25

Without a majority, the Congress party in India has to rely on a number of small regional party leaders who are growing in stature and influence.
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India reforms under threat from powerful regions

Monday, April 30th 2012, 0:24

India's regional politicians flex their muscles
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VIDEO: The real-life Robinson Crusoe

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 5:46
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Seychelles Seychelles

An 86-year-old Yorkshire man, Brendon Grimshaw may have lived alone for many years on the tiny island paradise of Moyenne in the Seychelles in the middle of the Indian Ocean since he bought it in 1962 for £8000, but he is rarely lonely.
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India's former BJP leader jailed

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 15:43

A court in India sentences Bangaru Laxman, former chief of the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, to 4 years in jail for taking bribes.
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Trade fair in Zimbabwe boycotted

Friday, April 27th 2012, 12:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

India and Russia boycott a major international trade fair in Zimbabwe in protest against the country's policy of taking control of foreign companies.
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Sachin in parliament 'nomination'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 15:21

Top Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is recommended by the prime minister for a seat in India's upper house of parliament.
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India girl ends child 'marriage'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 17:32

A young woman has her child "marriage" legally annulled in northern Rajasthan state, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in India.
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'No evidence' Gandhi took bribe

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 12:50
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A former head of Swedish police says there is no evidence that late Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi took a bribe in an arms scandal that helped end his term as PM.
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Warning to India on credit rating

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 9:34

Ratings agency Standard and Poor's warns that India's worsening deficits and diminishing growth prospects could lead to a downgrade of its economy.
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Pakistan tests ballistic missile

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 9:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan test fires a nuclear-capable ballistic missile, military officials say, less than a week after India also test-launched a long-range missile.
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More time for India telecoms sale

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 16:53

India's Supreme Court gives the government more time to auction telecoms licences that were cancelled in the country's biggest corruption scandal.
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Italy deal over Indian fishermen

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 15:29
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy agrees to pay compensation to the families of two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines who allegedly mistook them for pirates.
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Norway row children back in India

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 4:47
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Delhi

Two Indian children at the centre of a foster care dispute in Norway arrive in Delhi, after being handed over to their uncle.
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Tata's IT consultancy makes $10bn

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:51

Indian IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) crosses $10bn (£6.2bn) in annual revenues for the first time.
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'Right to Pee' campaign in India

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:24
related places: Mumbai

Activists in the Indian city of Mumbai launch a campaign to demand free public toilet facilities for women.
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India becomes top spamming nation

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 11:19

India has become the top spam spewing nation on the planet in about 12 months, suggests a report by a computer security firm.
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India state evicts French group

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 10:08
related countries: France France
related places: Bihar

Nine French tourists are ejected from the Indian state of Bihar for alleged involvement in Maoist activities, police officials say.
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India Maoist rebels set deadline

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 6:54

Maoist rebels in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh demand the release of cadres and withdrawal of security forces in exchange for freeing a senior official.
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Cheerleading goes native in India

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 0:23

Cheerleading goes native at Indian cricket matches
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Profits at India's Reliance fall

Friday, April 20th 2012, 14:30

Reliance Industries, India's largest private company, reports a second consecutive quarter of falling profits.
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India media hails missile launch

Friday, April 20th 2012, 4:04

Thursday's successful launch of a long-range ballistic missile has propelled India into an "elite group" of nations,. media say.
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Pietersen hits first Twenty20 ton

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 16:27

Kevin Pietersen scores his first Twenty20 century to lead the Delhi Daredevils to victory over the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.
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India launches long-range missile

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 11:19

India says it has successfully launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile, able to carry a nuclear warhead as far as China.
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Why Indian boxers could shine at Olympics

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 0:07

Why India's boxers could shine at Olympics
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Pakistan urges glacier pull-out

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 21:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's army chief says his and India's troops should leave a contested glacier in Kashmir, where a recent avalanche killed scores of troops.
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India postpones missile test-fire

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:08

India postpones the test launch of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads deep into China.
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India climbdown may help China border dispute

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 15:14
related countries: China China

India may be willing to give ground in its China border dispute
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Vodafone threat in India tax row

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 14:50

Vodafone threatens to take India to international arbitration over proposed retrospective tax legislation.
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Emerging markets boost Coca-Cola

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 13:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Cola

Coca-Cola reports a 6% rise in quarterly sales thanks to strong growth in the key emerging markets of India, China and Brazil.
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Clashes mar Indian beef festival

Monday, April 16th 2012, 13:56

Violence breaks out at a beef-eating festival at a university in southern India between rival sets of Hindu students, police say.
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Tata makes £800m steel investment

Monday, April 16th 2012, 11:01

The Indian steel giant Tata is set to spend £800m at its Welsh plants over the next five years, with the first minister calling it a "tremendous vote of confidence".
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Little change in Indian inflation

Monday, April 16th 2012, 7:29

India's inflation rate was little-changed in March, making a decision on interest rate cuts more complicated for the central bank.
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'Many trapped' in India collapse

Monday, April 16th 2012, 4:50
related places: Jalandhar

Several people are feared trapped under the debris of a blanket factory which collapsed in the Indian city of Jalandhar late on Sunday night.
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In pictures: India rocks!

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 23:03

Photographer Shiv Ahuja documents the music scene
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Rivals open new border trade post

Friday, April 13th 2012, 15:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Trade between India and Pakistan is expected to rise substantially with the opening of a new checkpost at the Wagah border crossing, amid a series of peace moves.
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India anger at actor's detention

Friday, April 13th 2012, 14:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: White Plains

India reacts angrily to the detention of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan by US authorities for 90 minutes at White Plains airport.
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Why is the Indian Premier League floundering?

Friday, April 13th 2012, 8:30

Is the Indian Premier League suffering from fan fatigue?
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India challenges US steel duties

Friday, April 13th 2012, 4:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

India takes the US to the World Trade Organization over import duties levied by Washington on Indian steel products.
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Italian hostage released in India

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 12:52
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco is freed by Maoist rebels in India after nearly a month in captivity.
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Plan approved to save Air India

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 12:38

The Indian government approves a debt restructuring plan to save Air India, the country's national airline.
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India rioters sentenced to life

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 9:39

A court in India sentences 18 people to life in prison for killing 23 Muslims during religious riots in Gujarat state in 2002.
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India launches army bribe probe

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 4:41

India's federal detectives begin an investigation into a complaint lodged by army chief Gen VK Singh that he was offered a bribe of $2.7m (£1.7m) by a defence equipment lobbyist.
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VIDEO: Aceh quakes trigger tsunami alert

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 13:05
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Indonesia Indonesia

An Indian Ocean tsunami alert is in place after two huge quakes off the coast of Indonesia's Aceh province.
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Football looks for Indian toehold

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 23:00

Football looks to topple cricket in India
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India Chief Minister Modi cleared

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 17:24

A court in India says investigators have found no evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with a riots case in 2002.
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India says no ammunition shortage

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 7:33

India's Defence Minister AK Antony dismisses as "rumours" reports that there is a severe shortage of tank ammunition in the country.
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India says no ammunition shortage

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 7:33

India's Defence Minister AK Antony dismisses as "rumours" reports that there is a severe shortage of tank ammunition in the country.
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India and Qatar in fuel agreement

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 5:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Qatar Qatar

India and Qatar sign a pact to increase cooperation in oil and gas exploration amid pressure over its energy ties to Iran.
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Court finds India rioters guilty

Monday, April 9th 2012, 7:55

A court in India finds 23 people guilty of killing Muslims in religious riots in Gujarat state 10 years ago.
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Yuvraj back after cancer therapy

Monday, April 9th 2012, 6:10
related countries: United States United States

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who underwent treatment for cancer in the United States, returns home to India after three months.
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India rebel negotiations stalled

Monday, April 9th 2012, 3:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Negotiations between officials in India's Orissa state and Maoist rebels over the release of an abducted Italian tourist are deadlocked.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's president meets Indian PM

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 19:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, has been meeting the Indian prime minister in Delhi.
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Pakistani and Indian leaders meet

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 14:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan holds "friendly" talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a rare visit to India.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's Zardari visits India

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 11:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, has met the Indian prime minister in the first visit by a Pakistani head of state to India in seven years.
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Pietersen defends IPL decision

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 9:40

Kevin Pietersen says playing in the Indian Premier League will help improve his batting technique on the sub-continent.
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Zardari visit signals slow progress in India-Pakistan ties

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 16:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Despite deep rivalry, India and Pakistan inch closer together
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Valuable lessons learnt - Strauss

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss says England's win over Sri Lanka shows they have learnt "valuable lessons" to take into their India tour.
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Why are India's army and government at loggerheads?

Friday, April 6th 2012, 11:19

What's driving the row between India's army and government?
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Indian police and Maoists clash

Friday, April 6th 2012, 6:57

Security forces and Maoist rebels in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand clash, with one soldier killed and police saying six militants killed.
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US welcomes Zardari Indian trip

Friday, April 6th 2012, 5:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Sunday

The US welcomes Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India on Sunday, calling it "very constructive".
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Troop movement report 'stupid'

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 10:21

India's army chief General VK Singh says a report that two key army units were moved towards the capital in January without informing the government is "absolutely stupid".
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India court rejects telecoms plea

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 4:09

India's Supreme Court rejects appeals by telecommunications companies to reconsider a judgement cancelling 122 licences.
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India state to free Maoist rebels

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 3:56
related countries: Italy Italy

The government of the eastern Indian state of Orissa offers to free 27 Maoists and their supporters in exchange for the release of a state legislator and an Italian tourist.
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Sub brings India wider horizons

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 13:51

India's new nuclear sub is a sign of its growing clout
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Russian-made sub joins India navy

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 10:45

India formally commissions a Russian-built nuclear-powered submarine into its navy, joining an elite group of nations with such a weapon.
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India says coup report baseless

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 8:23
related places: Delhi

Indian officials reject as baseless a newspaper report that the unannounced movement of two key army units towards Delhi in January sparked fears of a coup.
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VIDEO: US bounty for Pakistan hardliner

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 22:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Lashkar

The US has offered a $10m (£6.2m) bounty for Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India.
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Kingfisher strike call withdrawn

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 9:48

Workers at India's Kingfisher Airlines call off a strike after an assurance from the management that their dues will be paid by 10 April.
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India couple 'reject' baby girl

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 17:03

A newborn Indian girl is left unwanted as her presumed parents seek custody of a baby boy handed to them by mistake, officials say.
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Global firms 'may rethink India'

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 8:01

Seven international trade groups, representing some 250,000 firms, say they may reconsider doing business in India over new tax proposals.
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Zardari to meet Singh for lunch

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 4:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari is to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over lunch in the Indian capital, Delhi, on 8 April, his office announces.
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Pakistan's Zardari to visit India

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 16:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is to travel to India later this month, as tensions continue to ease between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
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India blocks steel plant licence

Friday, March 30th 2012, 10:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An Indian tribunal suspends the environmental licence given to the South Korean company Posco for building a steel plant in the state of Orissa.
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Locked-in teenage servant rescued

Friday, March 30th 2012, 7:33
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A teenage domestic servant in the Indian capital is rescued after her employers locked her in and went on holiday to Thailand, police say.
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Norway to release Indian children

Friday, March 30th 2012, 4:27
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A child welfare agency in Norway says it will hand over two Indian children taken into foster care 10 months ago to their uncle.
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Brics agrees to explore bank plan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 11:50
related countries: China China

The main emerging economies meet in the Indian capital, Delhi, to look at ways of strengthening their position against Europe and the United States.
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Vettel is cry baby - Karthikeyan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 11:47
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

HRT's Narain Karthikeyan describes Sebastian Vettel as a "cry baby" for criticising the Indian after the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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India army chief denounces leak

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 7:26

India's army chief General VK Singh says the leak of his controversial letter on defence supplies to the prime minister amounted to "high treason".
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Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Russia Russia, South Africa South Africa
related places: Delhi

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting in Delhi to discuss ways to strengthen their trade links.
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Sikh radical's execution on hold

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 18:24

India puts on hold the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, who is on death row for his role in the 1995 murder of Punjab's then Chief Minister Beant Singh.
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