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Indian elephant move put on hold

Friday, November 18th 2011, 5:36

The Indian authorities put on hold a plan to relocate wild elephants in the southern state of Karnataka, prompted by attacks on farmers.
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Obama meets Indian PM at summit

Friday, November 18th 2011, 4:35
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama meet on the sidelines of the Asean summit in Indonesia.
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India jobs funds 'spent on toys'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 12:26

Funds meant to provide work to India's rural poor have been siphoned off by corrupt officials in Uttar Pradesh state, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh says.
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India crush Windies to win series

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 11:42
related places: Kolkata

India take an unassailable 2-0 series lead against the West Indies with an innings and 15-run victory in Kolkata.
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India blast accused freed on bail

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 5:02

Seven Muslim men accused of carrying out a deadly attack in India are freed on bail - five years after they were arrested.
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India's love affair with flowers

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 2:20

India's love affair with flowers unites all corners of society
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Death for India 'honour killers'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 19:31

A judge in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh sentences eight men to death and 20 others to life imprisonment for so-called honour killings that took place 20 years ago.
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Bollywood royalty's new princess

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 11:35

Will Aishwarya Rai's baby join India's top acting dynasty?
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Four new Indian states proposed

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 4:56

The chief minister of India's Uttar Pradesh state proposes the division of the populous and politically influential state into four parts.
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Kingfisher Airlines losses double

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 6:08

India's troubled Kingfisher Airlines reports a doubling in losses between July and September, fanning fears about its future.
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Coke plans $2bn India investment

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:21

Coke says it will invest $2bn (£1.2bn) in India over the next five years in a bid to increase its market share in the country.
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India Maoists call off ceasefire

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:04

Maoist rebels in the Indian state of West Bengal call off a month-old ceasefire, and hours later suspected rebels kill two people.
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Australia PM urges uranium U-turn

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian leader Julia Gillard is urging her governing Labor Party to overturn a ban on selling uranium to India.
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VIDEO: Resentment in India as prices rise

Monday, November 14th 2011, 18:23

Rising food and fuel prices cause public resentment in India as few feel the benefit of economic growth
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Kingfisher considers rescue plan

Monday, November 14th 2011, 12:49

India's beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines is considering proposals, including selling property, to cut its $1.3bn debt by more than 50%, officials say.
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Gandhi kicks off poll campaign

Monday, November 14th 2011, 9:22

India's Congress party MP Rahul Gandhi launches his party's campaign for upcoming elections in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Indian inflation rate stays high

Monday, November 14th 2011, 7:52

India's annual inflation rate remained high at 9.73% in October, driven by food and fuel price increases.
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VIDEO: Reports of illegal mining in Goa

Monday, November 14th 2011, 2:55
related places: Goa

A corruption scandal looms over India's mining industry with reports of serious violations by iron ore producers in the tourist paradise of Goa.
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US apology at India leader frisk

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 15:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

The US apologises after India's ex-president APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked at a New York airport, breaching protocol rules.
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Holy cremations boom in richer India

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 12:00

Why holy cremations are booming in India
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Kingfisher airline crisis worsens

Friday, November 11th 2011, 12:55

India's second-biggest carrier, Kingfisher Airlines, cancels more flights and sees shares hit a record low amid continuing debt fears.
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India telecoms fraud trial begins

Friday, November 11th 2011, 12:33
related places: Delhi

The trial connected to India's biggest corruption scandal, involving alleged mis-selling of telecoms licences, begins in Delhi.
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Court shock at jailed Pakistanis

Friday, November 11th 2011, 9:07

India's Supreme Court expresses shock at the number of Pakistanis held without charge in Indian jails and orders a full report.
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India nuclear plant 'is delayed'

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 18:15

Commissioning of a controversial planned nuclear plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is delayed by a few months, officials tell the BBC.
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'New chapter' for S Asia rivals

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 7:25
related countries: Maldives Maldives, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's prime minister and his Indian counterpart meet in the Maldives and pledge a "new chapter" between the two nations.
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Gujarat rioters jailed for life

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 13:19

A court in India jails 31 people for life over an attack that left dozens of Muslims dead during religious riots in Gujarat in 2002.
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Ill Gandhi cancels rally speech

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 12:35

India Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi cancels her first speech since undergoing surgery in August, raising new fears for her health.
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Tendulkar misses out on milestone

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 8:11

Sachin Tendulkar falls short in his bid to become the first player to score 100 international centuries, after earlier passing 15,000 runs in Tests in India's five-wicket win against the West Indies.
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India-Pakistan trust 'improving'

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 7:21
related countries: Maldives Maldives, Pakistan Pakistan

India's foreign minister says trust with Pakistan is improving, ahead of a key regional summit in the Maldives.
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Tendulkar passes 15,000 Test runs

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 6:31

Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first player in history to score 15,000 runs in Test match cricket.
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On the frontline of India's encephalitis war

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 11:19

Doctor's battle to halt heartbreak of child encephalitis
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Deadly stampede at India festival

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 10:10
related places: At, Haridwar

At least 16 people are killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a religious ceremony in the northern Indian holy town of Haridwar.
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Activist joins India Big Brother

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 4:49

Prominent social activist Swami Agnivesh decides to join the Indian version of Big Brother, Bigg Boss, now in its fifth season.
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Death 'ends' ancient India ritual

Monday, November 7th 2011, 17:17

Members of a mountain tribe in India say one of their most important rituals may never be performed again, after the death of their spiritual leader.
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VIDEO: Million dollar win inspires India poor

Monday, November 7th 2011, 13:47
related places: Motihari

Sushil Kumar's million dollar win in the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? inspires others in his home city Motihari.
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India singer Bhupen Hazarika dies

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 15:01

Celebrated Indian folk singer and composer Bhupen Hazarika, known as the Bard of Brahmaputra, dies at the age of 86.
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India activist ends 'silence vow'

Friday, November 4th 2011, 8:03

Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare ends a 19-day vow of silence, which he says was undertaken for health reasons.
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China envoy in India map outburst

Friday, November 4th 2011, 7:42
related countries: China China

China's ambassador to India becomes involved in a heated exchange over a map that shows parts of India within China's border.
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Philippines in worker country ban

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 15:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Philippines Philippines

The Philippines orders a ban on the deployment of its workers to 41 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and India.
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Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 15:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's cabinet unanimously approves the award of "most favoured nation" trading status to India, in a move seen as a further thawing of ties.
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Indian rebels kidnap 15 workers

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 4:05
related places: Bihar

Maoist rebels kidnap 15 employees and contract workers of a construction company in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
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Indian activist 'may resume fast'

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 8:28

Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare says he will resume a hunger strike if the government fails to pass a law curbing graft in parliament's next session.
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India state road blockade lifted

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 7:26

A crippling road blockade by a tribal group in the Indian state of Manipur is lifted after the government agrees to their demand for a new district - but a rival tribe continues to block the same roads.
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VIDEO: India's growing obesity problem

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 5:00

Medical experts in India say rising incomes in the country are leading to expanding waistlines.
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India politician 'beaten' in jail

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 4:37

A former chief minister of the Indian state of Jharkhand is assaulted in a prison, where he is being held in connection with with a corruption investigation.
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India loses stomach for the pot belly

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 1:30

India loses stomach for the pot belly
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'Seven billionth' baby identified

Monday, October 31st 2011, 18:22

Global child rights group Plan International chooses a girl born to a poor farming family in India as the world's symbolic seven billionth baby.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Monday, October 31st 2011, 8:01

Sportsday Live featuring the latest in the John Terry race row, El Hadji Diouf joining Doncaster, and the fall-out from the Indian Grand Prix, plus more.
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Metallica gig organisers arrested

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 14:02
related countries: United States United States

Four organisers of a planned Indian gig by US rock group Metallica are arrested after the show was called off, leading fans to smash up the stage.
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Vettel beats Button in Indian GP

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 11:26

Red Bull's champion Sebastian Vettel becomes the first man to win the Indian Grand Prix ahead of McLaren's Jenson Button and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
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Live - Indian Grand Prix

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 8:00

Sebastian Vettel leads the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, with Jenson Button second and Fernando Alonso third.
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What does Formula 1 mean to India?

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 23:27

Is Indian business's F1 mania just a flash in the pan?
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India bridge collapse 'kills 30'

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 16:25

At least 30 people, many of them women and children, are feared dead after a foot bridge spanning a river in north-eastern India collapses.
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Pietersen guides England to win

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 16:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen returns from injury to guide England to a six-wicket Twenty20 victory over India and end the team's losing run in the last match of the tour.
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Vettel takes inaugural India pole

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 13:51
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who drops to fifth on the grid after a penalty.
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Live - India v England

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 12:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kolkata

Kevin Pietersen hits a half century to help England secure a six-wicket win over India in their Twenty20 international in Kolkata, ending their run of defeats.
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Indian Grand Prix qualifying as it happened

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 5:00

Sebastian Vettel qualifies on pole position for Sunday's inaugural Indian Grand Prix, with Mark Webber second, Fernando Alonso third and Jenson Button fourth.
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VIDEO: India gears up for first F1 race

Friday, October 28th 2011, 15:40

India is preparing to host its first ever Formula One Grand Prix race, amid criticism that the event could divide the country's rich and poor even further.
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Massa heads Vettel at Indian GP

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:56
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Ferrari's Felipe Massa is an unlikely pace-setter on the first day of action at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton fourth and Jenson Button sixth.
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Tibetan exiles on 'homeland soil'

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:32

An art exhibition in the Indian town of Dharamsala gives many exiled Tibetans a chance to walk on the soil of their homeland for the first time.
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Hamilton given India grid penalty

Friday, October 28th 2011, 8:39
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton is handed a three-place grid penalty at the Indian Grand Prix for ignoring caution flags
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Friday, October 28th 2011, 6:59

Sportsday Live featuring the latest on Carlos Tevez, news from the Indian Grand Prix, build-up to the weekend's football, plus more.
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Indian Grand Prix practice as it happened

Friday, October 28th 2011, 3:58

Ferrari's Felipe Massa is fastest in the second free practice session for Sunday's inaugural Indian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton tops the morning timesheets but receives a three-place grid penalty.
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Row over 12 India infant deaths

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 6:53
related places: Calcutta

Some of the parents of 12 children who died over the last two days in a hospital in the Indian city of Calcutta accuse it of negligence.
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Big win for real-life 'Slumdog'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 14:01

A man from one of India's poorest states is the first person to win a million dollars on the Indian version of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'.
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Vaughan wants England ODI changes

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 11:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former captain Michael Vaughan believes England must change their approach to one-day cricket after their 5-0 whitewash against India.
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India's 'priciest film' to open

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 7:58

India's superhero film Ra.One, billed as Bollywood's most expensive film to date, premieres in London ahead of an international release but receives mixed reviews.
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Sportsday Live - latest updates

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 6:59

Sportsday Live featuring the latest on Carlos Tevez, John Terry, England's ODI series whitewash in India, the WTA Championships, plus more.
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VIDEO: Can Bollywood take on Hollywood?

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 22:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

Ra.One is India's answer to Hollywood's superhero films and draws heavily on American style and marketing tactics.
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England blown away, admits Cook

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 18:42
related places: Kolkata

England one-day captain Alastair Cook is shocked by the way his side's batting was "blown away" in Kolkata as India secure a 5-0 series whitewash.
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UN denies Madagascar polio report

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 18:41
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Madagascar Madagascar

The UN children's fund denies reports of a polio outbreak in the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, blaming a local Unicef office for the confusion.
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England collapse to 5-0 whitewash

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kolkata

England lose 10 wickets for 47 runs in a miserable 95-run defeat against India in Kolkata, ensuring a 5-0 loss in the one-day series.
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India launches manufacturing push

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 15:50

India's cabinet approves a major new policy to develop national manufacturing and create 100 million jobs in the next 10 years.
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Live - India v England

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 8:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kolkata

England lose 10 wickets for 47 runs as they collapse to a 95-run defeat in Kolkata and are whitewashed 5-0 by India.
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Foreign travel alerts upset India

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 8:01

India criticises alerts issued by five countries asking their citizens to avoid travel to India during the holiday season, warning them of "possible terrorist attacks".
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India cuts forecast as rates rise

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 6:54

India's central bank raises interest rates and cuts its growth forecast amid high consumer prices and slowing global growth.
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India registers police rape cases

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 5:24

Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh register cases against 16 officers, six months after they are accused of rape.
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India 'close to wiping out polio'

Monday, October 24th 2011, 10:50

India has "never been closer" to wiping out polio, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad declares as he marks World Polio Day.
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India MP Amar Singh freed on bail

Monday, October 24th 2011, 8:39

Indian MP Amar Singh, arrested in connection with an alleged cash-for-votes scandal, is freed on bail on health grounds.
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Pakistan detains Indian air crew

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 14:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan forces an Indian military helicopter to land after it crossed into Pakistani territory, a spokesman in Islamabad says.
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India bridge collapse kills 32

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 9:27

At least 32 people have died and more than 100 injured after a bridge collapsed at a political event in the Indian tea-producing region of Darjeeling.
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Live - India v England

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 8:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mumbai

England slump to a six-wicket defeat after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina both score half centuries to help India secure a 4-0 lead in the one-day series.
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'Unwanted' girls renamed in India

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 15:30

More than 200 Indian girls whose names mean "unwanted" in Hindi are given a fresh start in a renaming ceremony.
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Bid to save India magician's home

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 13:57
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Magicians in Bangladesh campaign to rescue the ancestral home of legendary magician P C Sorcar from demolition at the hands of developers.
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Indian town battles against encephalitis

Friday, October 21st 2011, 23:00

Children dying in India's battle against encephalitis
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Pakistan and India win UN seats

Friday, October 21st 2011, 22:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan wins a UN Security Council seat alongside regional rival India, as a total of six new temporary members are elected.
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India police 'killed in ambush'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 15:54
related places: At

At least six policemen are feared dead after Maoist insurgents launch an attack in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, reports say.
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Friday, October 21st 2011, 13:22

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is ordered to pay $200,000 to an Indian court to secure release of his new film Ra One amidst claims of copyright breaches.
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India court cancels land takeover

Friday, October 21st 2011, 7:13

A court in India's Uttar Pradesh state directs the government to return land it had acquired from farmers for various projects.
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India 'paid news' lawmaker sacked

Friday, October 21st 2011, 5:35

An assembly member in India is disqualified for not disclosing money spent on media coverage during a 2007 election, in the first such move of its kind.
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India top car maker strike ends

Friday, October 21st 2011, 4:17

Workers at India's top car maker Maruti Suzuki call off a 14-day strike that had seriously affected production.
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Dhoni questions England behaviour

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

India captain Mahendra Dhoni questions England's attitude following his team's five-wicket win in the third one-day international that secured the series.
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England lose India one-day series

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 18:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mohali

India take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the one-day series against England with a tense five-wicket win in Mohali.
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India v England - 3rd ODI as it happened

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 17:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mohali

India beat England by five wickets to win the third one-day international in Mohali and clinch the five-match series 3-0.
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Bangalore launches metro service

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 10:57
related places: Bangalore

A long-awaited metro rail service is launched in the southern city of Bangalore, India's technology hub.
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