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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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Soldiers hurt in Kashmir attack

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 4:15

Seven paramilitary soldiers are injured after two men on a motorcycle fire on them in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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Singh pledge over 'scam' charge

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 3:36

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says he will "give up public life" if charges levelled against him by anti-corruption campaigners are proved to be true.
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VIDEO: Bhopal gas legacy poisons Olympics

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 1:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Campaigners in India are keeping up the pressure for Indian athletes to boycott the London 2012 Olympic games
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Tunni Rai: A life without identity

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 23:22

Can you survive in India without proof you exist?
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Profits jump at Jaguar Land Rover

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 14:50

Jaguar Land Rover, the Indian-owned car manufacturer, announces a 34% rise in profits as sales hit a record high due to strong demand from emerging markets.
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India PM meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 7:06
related countries: Burma Burma

Indian PM Manmohan Singh meets Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, hours ahead of her first trip overseas in 24 years.
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VIDEO: India and Burma sign trade agreements

Monday, May 28th 2012, 18:28
related countries: Burma Burma

India and Burma have signed 12 agreements in a bid to strengthen trade and diplomatic ties.
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India PM in historic Burma visit

Monday, May 28th 2012, 7:17
related countries: Burma Burma

Manmohan Singh is meeting President Thein Sein as he makes the first official visit to Burma by an Indian prime minister since 1987.
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VIDEO: India PM's historic visit to Burma

Monday, May 28th 2012, 3:49
related countries: Burma Burma

India's Prime Minister is making the first official visit to Burma by an Indian premier since 1987.
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A border caught up in a time warp

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 23:05

The sleepy frontier community on the India-Burma border
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Second body found in Indian river

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 12:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A second body is found by police investigating the disappearance of two British men who went missing during a canoeing trip in India.
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From child bride to multi-millionaire

Friday, May 25th 2012, 0:50

Indian woman's journey from child bride to multi-millionaire
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Strike over petrol price increase

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 6:18

India's main opposition parties announce a nationwide strike on 31 May to protest against a sharp increase in petrol prices.
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Maharashtra 'to shoot poachers'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 18:13

Forest guards in India's Maharashtra state have been told to shoot poachers on sight to curb attacks on tigers, government officials say.
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Indian films make mark in Cannes

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 9:41

The director of one of several Indian films at the Cannes film festival says he hopes to change the country's reputation as "a joke" at the event.
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Indian youth brand Happily Unmarried

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 9:23

How two entrepreneurs created a design brand for young Indians
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India rupee falls to historic low

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 6:22

The Indian rupee continues its downward slide of the past few days and hits an all-time low against the dollar.
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How can 1.2bn people be identified?

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 2:58

India's ultra-modern plan to ID a billion people
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VIDEO: India invests in hi-tech identification

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 2:56

Marc Cieslak reports on why it is hoped that technology in India will make it more difficult to take money away from the people who really need it.
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Deadly train crash in south India

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 9:52

A passenger express train collides with a goods train in India's Andhra Pradesh state, killing at least 24 people.
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VIDEO: How to water a farm with a phone

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 7:34

Spencer Kelly reports on how farmers in India are using mobile phone technology to help ease their workload.
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VIDEO: The low-cost tablets battling Apple

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 9:03

LJ Rich takes a look at the low-cost tablets battling Apple's dominance in India.
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India charges prompt Italy row

Friday, May 18th 2012, 16:24
related countries: Italy Italy

Indian police charge two Italian marines with the murder of two Indian fishermen, prompting Italy to recall its ambassador.
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India 'assault' cricketer charged

Friday, May 18th 2012, 15:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach is granted bail after being charged with molesting a woman and assaulting her fiance at a hotel in India's capital.
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Why chess is booming in India

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 23:25

Could India become a chess superpower?
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Bollywood actor defends 'scuffle'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 11:59
related places: Mumbai

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan defends his actions after angry exchanges and scuffles with staff at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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US sanctions Dawood India aides

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 4:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mumbai

The US places sanctions on Chhota Shakeel and Ibrahim 'Tiger' Memon - top Indian aides of former Mumbai underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
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India ex-telecoms minister bailed

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 17:34

A court in India grants bail to former Telecoms Minister Andimuthu Raja after 15 months in jail.
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IPL suspends 'corrupt' players

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 16:09

India's cricket authorities suspend five IPL players who are being investigated for corruption after a sting by undercover TV reporters.
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Bharti Airtel faces investigation

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 11:36

Telecoms giant Bharti Airtel is being investigated for money laundering and violations of foreign exchange rules by Indian authorities, a minister says.
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VIDEO: India rocks to new protest bands

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 1:03

A new breed of musicians playing rock and reggae with highly topical lyrics are doing their best to keep social and political issues in the spotlight in India.
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Fast rise in India inflation rate

Monday, May 14th 2012, 8:02

India's inflation rises more than expected to 7.2% in April, driven by higher prices of food, fuel and manufactured items.
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US teen cleared of killing mother

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 8:18
related countries: United States United States

An Indian appeals court overturns the conviction of a US teenager who had been accused of murdering his mother at an resort in 2010.
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The baby who was 'buried alive'

Friday, May 11th 2012, 14:29

The alleged attempt on a baby's life shocks India
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Gujarat MP 'provoked murderers'

Friday, May 11th 2012, 10:39

A controversial report into a 2002 Gujarat riots case says that a murdered Muslim Indian politician may have "provoked" a "violent mob".
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