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India voting for new president

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 10:59

Voting is under way in India to elect a new president, with Pranab Mukherjee widely tipped to win the poll.
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Fans pay last respects to Khanna

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 10:51
related places: Khanna, Mumbai

Relatives and thousands of fans say farewell to India's "first superstar" Rajesh Khanna, who has been cremated a day after he died at the age of 69.
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VIDEO: Millions displaced after floods in India

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 0:06

Floods in north-eastern Indian state of Assam have displaced nearly two million people, many of whom blame the government for failing to strengthen embankments.
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Poor Indian pupils 'humiliated'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 16:46

A school in India is accused of discriminating against poor children by cutting off tufts of their hair to mark them out from other students.
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Stranded Indians to leave Bahrain

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 14:57
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

About 100 Indian workers stranded in Bahrain for six years are able to return home after a deal is reached between the Indian embassy and their former employer.
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VIDEO: 1940s drinking law 'out of step'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 4:00
related places: But, Mumbai

Mumbai has made a name for itself as India's entertainment capital. But the city's police have been cracking down on clubs and bars. They say they're just dealing with trouble-makers.
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India in 'womb removals' inquiry

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 15:15

The Indian state of Chhattisgarh investigates reports that thousands of women had unnecessary hysterectomies so hospitals could make insurance claims.
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Shot fishermen deny US warnings

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 13:54
related countries: United States United States

Indian fishermen injured when their boat was shot at by a US Navy ship near Dubai say they received no warnings before they came under fire.
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India presses US over UAE death

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 12:57
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United States United States

India seeks answers after a US navy vessel kills one of its fishermen off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Doctors suspended for 'sex tests'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 9:19

Medical authorities in India's Rajasthan state suspend 12 doctors for allegedly carrying out pre-natal sex determination tests
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Pakistan cricketers to tour India

Monday, July 16th 2012, 11:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India and Pakistan look set to resume bilateral cricketing ties after a gap of several years, with plans for Pakistani cricketers to tour India.
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Indian inflation slows in June

Monday, July 16th 2012, 8:40

India's wholesale prices rose at a slower-than-expected 7.25% in June, according to official government data, due largely to falling oil prices.
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'Indian summer' for UK economy

Monday, July 16th 2012, 6:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK economy should see a return to growth in the coming months after a poor first half of the year, says a leading forecaster.
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Kingfisher says flights to resume

Monday, July 16th 2012, 1:49

India's Kingfisher Airlines says all its flights will operate as scheduled, after about 40 flights were cancelled because of work stoppages.
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India indecent assault arrests

Friday, July 13th 2012, 10:58
related places: At

At least four people are arrested after a group of men indecently assaulted a teenage girl on a busy road in India's Assam state.
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India village 'bans love matches'

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:09

A village in India's Uttar Pradesh state bans love marriages amid a series of restrictions on women, reports say.
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Nepal trafficker gets 170 years

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 14:37
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A district court in Nepal hands down a 170 year jail term to a man convicted of trafficking teenage girls to work as prostitutes in India.
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Wrestler-actor Dara Singh dead

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 7:02
related places: Mumbai

Indian wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh dies aged 83 in Mumbai following a long illness, his doctors say.
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50 English words from India

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 23:36

Thirty words English got from India
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VIDEO: Indian athlete released from jail

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 22:09

Indian athlete, Pinki Pramanik, arrested on charges of rape and claims that she is actually male, has left jail a day after she was granted bail
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Missing India actress feared dead

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 12:39

Indian police suspect that Bollywood's Laila Khan and several family members have been murdered after human remains were found.
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Indian police 'killed tribals'

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 12:28

Rights activists in India say 17 people killed by paramilitary police in Chhattisgarh state last month were local tribespeople and not Maoist rebels.
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Indian athlete released from jail

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 12:02

Pinki Pramanik, a female Indian athlete arrested on charges of rape and claims that she is actually male, leaves jail a day after she is granted bail.
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VIDEO: Gandhi's South African home

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 15:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Following the purchase of letters between Mahatma Gandhi and his friend Hermann Kallenbach by the Indian government, we take a look around the South African house the two men shared between 1908 and 1910.
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Bail for athlete Pinki Pramanik

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 8:56

Pinki Pramanik, a female athlete arrested on charges of rape and claims that she is actually male, is granted bail by an Indian court.
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Gandhi letters 'not for auction'

Monday, July 9th 2012, 14:52

Thousands of documents relating to Mahatma Gandhi, will not be auctioned on Tuesday, confirms Sotheby's auction house, with reports that the Indian government has bought the collection.
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India arrest for urine punishment

Monday, July 9th 2012, 8:19

Police in India arrest the warden of a school hostel who allegedly forced a student to drink her own urine as punishment for bed-wetting.
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Wild animals 'perished in floods'

Monday, July 9th 2012, 4:48

At least 559 wild animals in the Kaziranga national park, including endangered rhinos, perished in floods that hit the Indian state of Assam, officials say.
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Singh pledge over India business

Friday, July 6th 2012, 4:30

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says his government will work towards making India a "more business friendly place".
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Pakistan offers Mumbai probe help

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 7:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan offers to help India investigate a key figure allegedly involved in the planning of the deadly Mumbai attacks of 2008.
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Many animals die in India floods

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 4:25
related places: Kaziranga

Hundred of animals are found dead in the Kaziranga national park in north-east Indian state of Assam, which has been hit by severe floods.
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S Asia rivals hold peace talks

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 6:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

Senior Indian and Pakistani diplomats are holding talks in Delhi to bolster a fragile peace process.
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Meeting India's angry spy

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 0:22

How things went horribly wrong for an Indian spy
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VIDEO: Bollywood star on new show

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 23:13

Indian superstar on how talk show can change the world
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VIDEO: Many die after flooding in India

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 18:54

Indian officials say floods and landslides in the north eastern state of Assam have killed at least 77 people.
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Indian gang held over ATM trick

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 15:43

A gang which used a novel trick to make cash machines think no money had been taken is arrested in India.
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India to launch monsoon 'mission'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 8:06

India is launching a $75m (£48m) scheme using computer models to understand the south-west monsoon and forecast the rains more accurately.
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Heritage status for India hills

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 6:39

The UN's cultural agency, Unesco, votes to add the Western Ghats of India to the list of World Heritage Sites.
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VIDEO: India's tablet technology problems

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 10:36

The Indian government has launched the latest version of its Aakash device, which it hopes will be used by millions of school children across the country.
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Live worm found in patient's eye

Friday, June 29th 2012, 14:22
related places: Mumbai

Doctors in the Indian city of Mumbai extract a 12.5cm-long live worm from a patient's eye, saying he is lucky it did not end up in his brain.
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India police kill '17 Maoists'

Friday, June 29th 2012, 5:59

Police in India say they have killed 17 Maoist rebels in an overnight clash in the central state of Chhattisgarh.
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Many thousands flee Assam floods

Friday, June 29th 2012, 4:15

Almost one million people are forced to leave their homes by floods in India as torrential rains lash the north-eastern state of Assam.
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India spy returns from Pakistan

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 12:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian citizen Surjeet Singh returns after more than 30 years in a Pakistani jail, and admits to spying for his country.
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Police crackdown on Mumbai bars

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 23:10
related places: Mumbai

Mumbai protests over Indian police raids on bars
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India renews free Sarabjit appeal

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 8:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India welcomes Pakistan's decision to release Surjeet Singh and makes a fresh appeal for the release of death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh.
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Coca-Cola makes $5bn India move

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 6:25

Coca-Cola says the firm and its bottling partners will invest $5bn (£3.2bn) in India in a bid to increase its market share.
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Indian finance minister resigns

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 12:45

Pranab Mukherjee resigns as India's finance minister to run for president as the ruling Congress-led alliance candidate.
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Mumbai attacks 'planner' quizzed

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 4:08
related places: Mumbai

Indian security officials are questioning a key figure allegedly involved in the planning of the deadly Mumbai attacks of 2008.
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Trafficked women describe trauma

Monday, June 25th 2012, 17:12
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A group of Bangladeshi women who were illegally taken into India three years ago have described their ordeal at the hands of human traffickers.
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Clashes over Kashmir shrine fire

Monday, June 25th 2012, 14:28
related places: Srinagar

Clashes follow a major fire at a 200-year-old revered Sufi shrine in Srinagar city in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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India unveils plan to boost rupee

Monday, June 25th 2012, 10:59
related countries: United States United States

India announces a number of measures to prop up the rupee, which has been falling against the US dollar.
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Mumbai attacks 'planner' arrested

Monday, June 25th 2012, 8:02
related places: Delhi, Mumbai

A key figure allegedly involved in planning the deadly Mumbai attacks of November 2008 is arrested, police in the Indian capital, Delhi, say.
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Outrage over Indian well death

Monday, June 25th 2012, 6:42
related places: Haryana

There is outrage in India over the death of a little girl who fell into an uncovered 70-foot (21-metre) well in the state of Haryana.
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Audio slideshow: India's water crisis

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 14:02

India plans new policies to deal with water shortage
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India unblocks file-sharing sites

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 11:22

Web users in India are once again able to access video and file-sharing sites, including The Pirate Bay.
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'Suicide high in young Indians'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 7:41

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people in India, says a new study published in the medical journal, Lancet.
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India cement firms in $1.1bn fine

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 7:12

India's competition watchdog fines 11 cement companies, including ACC and Ambuja Cements, for manipulating supplies and price fixing.
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India government building on fire

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 15:06
related places: Mumbai

Dozens of people are evacuated from state government headquarters in the Indian city of Mumbai after fire sweeps through the building.
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VIDEO: US kite drama returns to Indian roots

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 6:09
related countries: United States United States

Two American filmmakers of Indian origin make a family drama set amid the sights and sounds of Ahmedabad's kite festival.
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VIDEO: Unrest at India's water shortage

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 2:10
related places: Delhi

The Indian capital, Delhi, is reeling under a severe water shortage, raising fears of widespread unrest.
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In pictures: India's tattoo convention

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 23:35
related places: Mumbai

Tattoo artists from around the world gather in Mumbai
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The soaring arias from India

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 0:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Indian who sang in London's Diamond Jubilee pageant
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VIDEO: Cambodian hair making waves

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 16:56
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, China China

The market in hair extensions is mainly dominated by India and China, but now Cambodian products are also becoming increasingly popular.
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French envoy held on abuse charge

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 4:49
related countries: France France
related places: Bangalore

A French official accused of sexually abusing his daughter is arrested in the Indian city of Bangalore.
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Fitch downgrades India's outlook

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 3:33

Ratings agency Fitch cuts its outlook for the Indian economy to 'negative' saying the country's growth faces "heightened risks".
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Kashmir police 'in militant role'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 16:12
related places: At

At least three policemen are arrested in Indian-administered Kashmir over their alleged roles in recent militant activities, police say.
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India keeps interest rate on hold

Monday, June 18th 2012, 6:52

India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), leaves its key interest rate unchanged at 8% in a surprise move.
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VIDEO: Anger over food waste in India

Monday, June 18th 2012, 3:00

Inadequate food storage is causing a huge problem of food wastage in parts of India.
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Woman athlete arrested for 'rape'

Friday, June 15th 2012, 10:42

Police in India arrest a woman athlete after allegations of rape and charges that she is actually male.
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India steel plant blast kills 11

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 7:31

A massive explosion at a government-owned steel plant in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has killed at least 11 people, police say.
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India-US talks to deepen trade

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 4:09
related countries: United States United States

India and the United States hold talks to deepen defence trade and co-operation in maritime and cyber security.
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India buffalo attends court case

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 11:45

A buffalo at the centre of a theft case attracts a lot of attention when it was produced at a court hearing in India's Rajasthan state.
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India-US talks due in Washington

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 3:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are to hold talks in Washington as part of the US-India strategic dialogue.
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India output weaker than forecast

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 8:51

India's industrial output rose by less than expected in April, figures show, adding to concerns about the health of its economy.
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India by-election voting begins

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 4:15

Voting begins in by-elections to 26 assembly seats in eight Indian states and one parliamentary seat, with Congress pitted against a breakaway group.
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US waives sanctions over Iran oil

Monday, June 11th 2012, 21:37
related countries: Iran Iran, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US exempts seven countries, including India and South Korea, from economic sanctions in return for cutting their imports of Iranian oil.
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S Asia rivals hold glacier talks

Monday, June 11th 2012, 8:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Rawalpindi, Top

Top defence officials from India and Pakistan hold talks in Rawalpindi on the contested Siachen glacier.
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VIDEO: Singapore in step with Bollywood

Monday, June 11th 2012, 4:02
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Puneet Singh looks at how Indian films are winning over a new generation of Asian fans in Singapore, after Bollywood's own version of the Oscars.
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In pictures: Siachen, the world's highest battlefield

Monday, June 11th 2012, 3:43

With the Indian army on the world's highest battlefield
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UK in piracy deal with Mauritius

Friday, June 8th 2012, 16:20
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Mauritius Mauritius, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK signs a deal with Mauritius allowing suspected pirates caught by the Royal Navy to be transferred to the Indian Ocean Island for prosecution.
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India Aarushi murder trial begins

Friday, June 8th 2012, 7:31

The high-profile trial of two successful dentists, accused of killing their teenage daughter and a domestic helper, opens in India.
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India pair win French Open mixed

Friday, June 8th 2012, 3:49
related countries: France France

India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza win the mixed doubles at the French Open, their second Grand Slam title.
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Viewpoint: Why the Diamond Jubilee was like an Indian festival

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 15:15

Why the Diamond Jubilee was like an Indian festival
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Chidambaram 'poll case to go on'

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 9:24

An Indian court rules that a case challenging powerful Home Minister P Chidambaram's 2009 election victory can continue.
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India plans infrastructure push

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 4:30

India's government pledges to move ahead with major infrastructure projects to give a boost to the country's slowing economy.
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Has skin whitening in India gone too far?

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 23:59

Has skin whitening in India gone too far?
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Panetta hails India security role

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 16:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Asia

US defence secretary Leon Panetta emphasises India's role in providing security for Asia, including Afghanistan, during a Delhi visit.
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'Love commandos' help Indian couples

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 0:10

The ‘Love Commandos’ who enable inter-caste marriage
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Tendulkar takes oath as India MP

Monday, June 4th 2012, 6:49

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar takes oath as an MP in India's upper house of parliament, the Rajya Sabha.
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Man admits killing Indian student

Friday, June 1st 2012, 13:29

A man accused of murdering Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford pleads guilty to his manslaughter.
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Zambia ex-leader's son arrested

Friday, June 1st 2012, 9:36
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambian police arrest a son of ex-President Rupiah Banda - and the country's deputy high commissioner to India - on corruption charges.
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AUDIO: The price of cheap clothes?

Friday, June 1st 2012, 9:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

In a report published today the organisation, Anti-Slavery International allege that Indian textile firms, which supply some of Britain's biggest high street retailers, are operating near slave labour conditions. Mike Thomson has travelled to Tamil N
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Indian private army chief killed

Friday, June 1st 2012, 4:34
related places: Bihar

The head of a banned upper caste private army is killed by unknown gunmen in the northern Indian state of Bihar, police say.
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In pictures: India's identity scheme

Friday, June 1st 2012, 2:35

India creates world's largest personal identity database
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India’s growth rate slows to 5.3%

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 9:33

The Indian economy records its worst performance since 2003 on the back of a widening trade gap and poor investment.
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India petrol price strike begins

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 6:13

A strike called by India's opposition parties in protest against a sharp increase in petrol prices disrupts normal life in parts of the country.
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India court bails Italian marines

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 9:39
related countries: Italy Italy

An Indian court gives bail to two Italian marines charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen.
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Legacy of Bhopal disaster poisons Olympics

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 8:11
related places: Bhopal

Bhopal disaster overshadows India's participation in Olympics
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