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'Hundreds die' in Indian custody

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 11:34

More than 1,500 people have died in official custody in India in the past year, according to the country's Human Rights Commission.
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Gandhi backs anti-corruption bill

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 11:19

India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi says she will fight to ensure that a new anti-corruption bill is passed in parliament.
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Ponting keeps spot as duo dropped

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 8:35
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australia drop batsmen Phillip Hughes and Usman Khawaja for the Boxing Day Test against India at Melbourne, but Ricky Ponting keeps his place with uncapped opener Ed Cowan set for his debut.
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India cabinet backs graft bill

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 4:40

India's government approve a new anti-corruption bill which will be tabled in parliament this week, media reports say
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From slum dweller to 'Foodking'

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 0:00

The Indian entrepreneur who dreams of ending hunger
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Russia criticism of Gita 'absurd'

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 8:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna says a complaint in Russia that the Hindu holy book Bhagvad Gita is an extremist religious text is 'absurd'.
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India cold wave death toll rises

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 6:00

The death toll in a cold wave sweeping through northern India has risen to 39, media reports say.
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India's heated death penalty debate

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 1:07

The heated debate over India's death penalty
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India ire at Russia book-ban case

Monday, December 19th 2011, 15:09
related countries: Russia Russia

Indian MPs express anger at a court case in Russia that could see Hindu holy book the Bhagvad Gita banned.
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Crucial week for corruption bill

Monday, December 19th 2011, 14:17

A key week begins for India's controversial anti-corruption bill, with the cabinet expected to approve it on Tuesday, reports say.
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Many die in north India cold wave

Monday, December 19th 2011, 7:41
related places: At

At least 26 people die in a cold wave sweeping through northern India, the country's state broadcaster Doordarshan News says.
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Battle for India alcohol victims

Friday, December 16th 2011, 15:27

Doctors in India's West Bengal state battle to save dozens of people still critically ill after drinking toxic alcohol that has now killed 169.
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Indian is world's shortest woman

Friday, December 16th 2011, 10:41

Jyoti Amge, an Indian student measuring just 62.8cm, a little over two feet, is confirmed as the world's shortest woman by Guinness World Records.
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India interest rates kept on hold

Friday, December 16th 2011, 8:33

The Reserve Bank of India keeps interest rates on hold at 8.5% as growth fears come to the fore despite high inflation.
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Fitch upgrades Indonesia's debt

Friday, December 16th 2011, 3:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia recovers its investment grade status from Fitch Ratings after 14 years, putting the country on the same level as India.
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Toxic alcohol kills 143 in India

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 15:09

Some 143 people die and dozens are in hospital after drinking illegally brewed alcohol in India's state of West Bengal.
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Lives destroyed by a poisoned drink

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 13:07

Anger and grief as India's toxic alcohol toll rises
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VIDEO: Not enough beds for alcohol victims

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 11:33

At least 146 people are dead, and many more seriously ill after drinking contaminated alcohol in India.
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In pictures: India toxic alcohol deaths

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 9:50

Toxic alcohol poisoning in India's West Bengal
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India corruption bill 'must pass'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 9:44

Indian activist Anna Hazare demands that the parliament session be extended to pass a new anti-corruption bill.
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India in anti-corruption meeting

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 14:55

India's government holds a key all-party meeting on a new anti-corruption bill, which it plans to present to parliament this month.
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VIDEO: Sexual harassment in India scrutinised

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 4:10

The issue of sexual harassment in India is back under the spotlight following the murder in Mumbai of two young men who went to the defence of female friends being harassed by a group of men.
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India issues winter shelter order

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 8:05

India's Supreme Court orders states to provide adequate night shelters for the homeless during the coming winter to ensure "not a single person dies" from the cold.
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Indian rupee falls to fresh low

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 7:15
related countries: United States United States

India's rupee hits an all-time low against the US dollar, after industrial production tumbles in the month of October.
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India and China, the new Great Game

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 1:51
related countries: China China

Tensions rise as China and India vie for regional influence
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Golden opportunity for old mines

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 0:11

Indian miners are turning to innovative ways to extract gold
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Calcutta remembers fire victims

Monday, December 12th 2011, 12:05
related places: Calcutta

The Indian city of Calcutta pays respects to the 90 people who lost their lives in last Friday's hospital fire.
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Delhi in low-key 100 anniversary

Monday, December 12th 2011, 8:24
related places: Delhi

The city of Delhi marks 100 years as India's capital, but the celebrations are low-key.
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India factory output falls 5.1%

Monday, December 12th 2011, 7:53

Factory output in India fell much more than expected in October in another sign of the slowing economy, official figures show.
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Audio slideshow: Delhi at 100

Monday, December 12th 2011, 1:29
related places: Delhi

A citizen's view of Delhi as it marks 100 years as India's capital
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India activist holds one-day fast

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 12:23
related places: Delhi

Prominent Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare stages a one-day symbolic fast in Delhi over a newly drafted anti-corruption bill.
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Indian maharajah's daring act of anti-colonial dissent

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 2:04

The Indian maharajah who spurned King George V
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Dozens die in India hospital fire

Friday, December 9th 2011, 14:09
related places: At, Calcutta

At least 89 people are killed as a fire breaks out in a multi-storey hospital in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta, trapping patients in rooms.
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Sehwag hits record one-day score

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 17:03
related places: Indore

India opener Virender Sehwag breaks the record one-day international score after hitting a double century against West Indies in Indore.
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Veena was topless but 'not nude'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 16:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani actress Veena Malik defends pictures in an Indian men's magazine, saying she was "topless" but not "nude" in the controversial shoot.
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Report charts lost India children

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 16:32

Nearly 11 children go missing in India every hour and at least four of them are never found, says a landmark study by a child rights organisation.
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Indian police charge Karmapa Lama

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:28

Police in India charge Tibetan Buddhism's third most important leader with conspiracy after seizing $1.4m in cash from his headquarters in Dharamsala.
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VIDEO: India suspends global supermarkets plan

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 16:38

India's parliament has ended a two-week deadlock after the government confirmed it was suspending a plan to open up the retail market to global supermarkets.
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India retail move ends MP impasse

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 14:21

India's parliament ends a two-week deadlock after the government confirms it is suspending a plan to open the retail market to global supermarkets.
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India 'income inequality doubles'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 10:48

The top 10% of Indian wage-earners make 12 times more than the bottom 10%, the OECD says, twice as big a gap as 20 years ago.
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India targets 'blasphemous' web

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 15:28

The Indian government vows to crack down on "blasphemous" internet material, accusing web firms of failing to co-operate.
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Eyes on MPs amid India retail row

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 7:22

India's Congress-led government confirms to the opposition it is suspending retail reform and hopes to end a two-week deadlock in parliament.
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Retail delay hits Indian shares

Monday, December 5th 2011, 10:36

Shares in Indian retailers fall after the government puts on hold plans to open up the retail market to global supermarket chains.
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Pakistan seeks Australia uranium

Monday, December 5th 2011, 8:25
related countries: Australia Australia, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says it should be allowed access to uranium from Australia, after a long-standing ban on exporting the substance to India was overturned.
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India welcomes uranium ban lift

Monday, December 5th 2011, 4:28
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Delhi

Delhi welcomes Australia's governing Labor party's decision to overturn its long-standing ban on exporting uranium to India.
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VIDEO: Australia set to sell Uranium to India

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 16:41

Australia's governing Labor party has voted to overturn its long-standing ban on exporting uranium to India after a debate on nuclear proliferation.
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Australia uranium ban overturned

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 4:54
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Delhi

Australia's governing Labor party overturns its ban on uranium exports to India, despite Delhi's refusal to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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India 'suspends' supermarket plan

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 16:17

India is reported to be suspending its plan to open up the retail market to global supermarket chains just days after approving the move.
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Bhopal protesters burn Coe effigy

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 14:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bhopal

Survivors of India's Bhopal gas disaster burn an effigy of London 2012 Olympics organiser Lord Coe in protest at Dow Chemical's role in the Games.
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India Dalit boy 'killed for name'

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 9:27

A low-caste Dalit boy is killed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for sharing a name with a man of a higher caste, police say.
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Ranbaxy gets US Lipitor approval

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 5:21
related countries: United States United States

India's Ranbaxy wins an approval from authorities to sell its version of the world's best selling drug, Lipitor, in the US.
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Silk Smitha: South India's ill-starred film siren

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 1:04

New biopic recalls India's ill-fated film siren Silk Smitha
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Climate push from poorest nations

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 18:37
related countries: China China

Countries most vulnerable to climate impacts ask that talks on a new climate deal covering all countries begin now, putting them on a collision course with giants such as China and India.
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India traders strike over reforms

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 15:44

Traders in India observe a day-long strike in protest at the decision to open up the retail market to global chains.
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VIDEO: Anil Kapoor: Bollywood to Hollywood

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 1:42

For many Indian actors making the move from Bollywood to Hollywood has been fraught with difficulty as Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.
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Sri Lanka row over coconut waste

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 0:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan government minister comes under fire after admitting that thousands of Indian coconuts were imported only to be dumped at sea.
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Snakecharmer sparks office panic

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 13:30

Workers flee in panic after a disgruntled snake charmer lets loose dozens of snakes in a revenue office in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state.
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Indian PM defends retail reform

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 7:04

India's PM Manmohan Singh defends the decision to open the retail market to global chains, but parliament again adjourns in uproar.
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Indian GDP growth at two-year low

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 7:04

The Indian economy grows at its slowest pace in two-years, as the manufacturing and mining industry suffer.
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Sonia Gandhi in comeback speech

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 16:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress, August

India's governing Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi makes her first public speech since undergoing surgery in August in the US.
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India wins big Afghan mines deal

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 11:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A consortium of Indian companies wins the right to develop some of Afghanistan's large iron ore deposits, Afghan mining ministry officials say.
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India retail meeting deadlocked

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 5:42

An all-party meeting fails to break a deadlock between the government and opposition on foreign direct investment retail.
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Indian writer Indira Goswami dead

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 4:14

Well-known Indian writer and activist Indira Goswami dies in the north-eastern state of Assam after a long illness, aged 70.
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India tribe road blockade lifted

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 3:53

A three-month blockade by a tribal group of roads into the Indian state of Manipur is lifted ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trip there.
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Will English kill off India's languages?

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 1:09

Mark Tully on whether English will eclipse Indian languages
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India Olympic boycott 'ruled out'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 15:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Indian Olympic Association says there is "no question" of a boycott of the 2012 London Games amid a row over a sponsor.
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India 'monkey bounty' criticised

Monday, November 28th 2011, 13:03

Animal rights activists criticise a bounty of 500 rupees ($9.60) a head to capture monkeys for sterilisation in India's Himachal Pradesh state.
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Tennis 'peace pairing' breaks up

Monday, November 28th 2011, 12:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The tennis doubles "peace pair" of India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi announce an end to their partnership.
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India Maoists to protest killing

Monday, November 28th 2011, 4:35

Maoist rebels in India call for a two-day-long countrywide strike in protest against the killing of top rebel Koteshwar Rao last week.
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In pictures: The Way We Live

Monday, November 28th 2011, 0:07

Inside Indian homes with The Way We Live photo project
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Changing habits illustrate decline of India's comics

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 23:33

India's comics industry could be facing a mortal blow
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WI earn thrilling draw with India

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 11:52

India wrap up a 2-0 series win against West Indies after the third Test finishes in a thrilling draw.
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Uproar over India retail reform

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:35

There is uproar in India's parliament over the opening up of the retail market to global chains, as the trade minister defends the move.
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VIDEO: Fans' disappointment as Tendulkar fails

Friday, November 25th 2011, 13:02

Fans expressed their disappointment after India cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar fell six runs short of his 100th international 100.
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India alert over Maoist 'killing'

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:30

The Indian state of West Bengal is on high alert amid fears of revenge attacks after police said they had shot dead senior Maoist rebel Koteshwar Rao.
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Tendulkar misses historic century

Friday, November 25th 2011, 5:00
related places: Mumbai

India legend Sachin Tendulkar falls six runs short of his 100th international century, out for 94 in the third Test against West Indies in his home city of Mumbai.
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VIDEO: Man slaps India's agriculture minister

Friday, November 25th 2011, 4:54
related places: New Delhi

A man in New Delhi has slapped India's agriculture minister in the face, reportedly to draw attention to corruption.
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India open to global supermarkets

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 19:02

India approves long-awaited proposals to open up the retail market to global supermarket chains.
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India probes top Maoist's 'death'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 18:55

Police in the Indian state of West Bengal investigate reports that senior Maoist military leader Koteshwar Rao has been killed.
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Olympics boycott call over Bhopal

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 12:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bhopal, Delhi

The head of the Indian state where the Bhopal gas disaster occurred urges Delhi to boycott the London Olympics if sponsorship by Dow Chemicals continues.
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India actor sorry for slur on MPs

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 8:29

Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri writes to the speaker of India's parliament apologising for insulting politicians at an anti-corruption rally.
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Indian microfinance chief quits

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 4:18

After much speculation, the head of India's largest microlender, SKS Microfinance, steps down.
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A rosy future for India's economy?

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 0:07

Why it's time for India to help shape the rules of the global economy
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Tata Group announces new chairman

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 15:08

Tata Group has announced that Cyrus Mistry will succeed Ratan Tata when he retires as chairman of the Indian giant next year.
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Millions spent on Mumbai gunman

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 7:16
related places: Mumbai

India has spent $3m in the past three years to keep Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in jail.
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Maoists admit killing India nun

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:34

Maoists in India's Jharkhand state tell the BBC they killed rights campaigner Sister Valsa John, saying she "worked for mining companies".
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Why India is at a crucial crossroads

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:17

BBC launches India page with look at future challenges
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Rupee hits all-time US dollar low

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 6:53
related countries: United States United States

India's rupee hits an all-time low against the US dollar, amid global economic fears and struggling local stock markets.
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India MPs tackle corruption law

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 4:30

A crucial session of the Indian parliament, which is to discuss a landmark anti-corruption law following a string of scandals, is under way.
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Assembly backs India state split

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:28

The assembly in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh passes a resolution which seeks to divide the state into four smaller ones.
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'Maoists behind India nun murder'

Monday, November 21st 2011, 7:57

Police in India's Jharkhand state are looking at the possible involvement of Maoist rebels in the murder of a nun who campaigned for tribal rights.
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Deadly fire at India eunuch event

Monday, November 21st 2011, 3:50
related places: At, Delhi

At least 14 people die and over 40 others are injured in a fire at a gathering of eunuchs in the Indian capital, Delhi.
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Why Wikipedia is wooing India

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 8:47
related places: Mumbai

Why online encyclopaedia Wikipedia is targeting India
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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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