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India ex-minister hospitalised

Monday, October 17th 2011, 4:02

The former chief minister of the southern Indian state of Karnataka who was held over a corruption scandal is admitted to a hospital after he complains of feeling ill.
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Dernbach wary of India star Dhoni

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 15:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jade Dernbach says containing India captain Mahendra Dhoni is crucial to England's hopes of winning the one-day international series, which continues on Monday.
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India ex-minister held on graft

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 17:13

The former chief minister of the southern Indian state of Karnataka is arrested in connection with a multi-million dollar corruption scandal.
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Does India's budget tablet computer work?

Friday, October 14th 2011, 23:22

Should we all buy India's new $60 tablet computer?
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England collapse to opening loss

Friday, October 14th 2011, 17:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England slump from 111-2 to 174 all out as they lose by 126 runs in the first of five one-day internationals against India.
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India and Burma expand trade ties

Friday, October 14th 2011, 14:01
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Delhi

India and Burma agree a series of measures to boost trade and energy co-operation during Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein's state visit to Delhi.
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Live - India v England

Friday, October 14th 2011, 8:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hyderabad

England suffer a 126-run defeat as their batting collapses in the opening one-day international against India in Hyderabad.
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Indian inflation eases slightly

Friday, October 14th 2011, 7:02

Indian inflation eased slightly in September, official figures show, in line with market expectations.
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Sportsday Live - Breaking sports news

Friday, October 14th 2011, 7:02

Sportsday Live - featuring the latest on Wayne Rooney, England's opening ODI against India and more.
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Seized car bomb 'targeted Delhi'

Friday, October 14th 2011, 4:05
related places: Delhi

Police in India say a large quantity of explosives recovered from a car was meant to be used by militants in an attack on the capital, Delhi.
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India police make explosives haul

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 6:44
related places: Haryana

Indian police recover explosives, detonators and timers from a car parked outside a railway station in the northern state of Haryana.
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Narendra Modi: Loved and loathed in India

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 1:03

Why Narendra Modi is India's most divisive politician
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Sahara buys into Force India team

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 18:30

Indian conglomerate Sahara Group announces a deal to buy a 42.5% stake in the Force India Formula 1 team for $100m.
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Lawyer beaten 'for Kashmir views'

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 17:53

A senior Indian lawyer is beaten up in his chambers during a TV interview after making a comment on the Kashmir dispute.
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Encephalitis kills 400 in India

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 16:08

More than 400 people, mainly children, die in an outbreak of water-borne viral encephalitis in northern India, health officials say.
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India monsoon satellite launched

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 10:38

India successfully launches a new satellite, the Megha-Tropiques, to study monsoon patterns.
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VIDEO: Kashmir graves to be investigated

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 10:26

The government in Indian-administered Kashmir has ordered an investigation to determine the identity of nearly 6,000 bodies buried in unmarked graves.
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India 'murder policeman' is freed

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 10:16
related places: Delhi

The high court in the Indian capital Delhi overturns the conviction of a senior police officer found guilty of murdering an Indian Express journalist.
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India PM in new corruption pledge

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 3:57

Indian PM Manmohan Singh assures campaigner Anna Hazare that he is committed to bringing about strong laws to curb corruption.
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Gates scheme 'helped prevent HIV'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 12:03

About 100,000 people in India may have escaped HIV infection over five years because of a scheme funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a study says.
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India's Advani in anti-graft push

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 8:58

India's main opposition leader LK Advani begins a 38-day journey across the country as part of a campaign to protest against corruption.
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India unveils telecoms proposals

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 7:55

India unveils a draft telecoms plan which reforms the sector and boosts consumer rights, the first such move since a corruption scandal hit the industry.
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A taste for India in world cinema

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 0:46

How an Indian theme can help drum up cash for new films
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Court stays Mumbai gunman hanging

Monday, October 10th 2011, 10:19
related places: Mumbai

India's Supreme Court stays the execution of the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai (Bombay) attacks, pending appeal.
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India ex-minister homes searched

Monday, October 10th 2011, 8:13

Indian investigators raid the homes of former minister Dayanidhi Maran following allegations of his involvement in a major corruption scandal, officials say.
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Indian singer Jagjit Singh dies

Monday, October 10th 2011, 6:10
related places: Mumbai

Renowned Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh dies in the city of Mumbai, aged 70.
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India incentives for big families

Friday, October 7th 2011, 16:53

Churches in the southern Indian state of Kerala are offering cash incentives to couples who produce more children, parish officials say, amid concerns about the declining number of Christians.
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India actor Darshan freed on bail

Friday, October 7th 2011, 10:19

A court in the southern Indian state of Karnataka frees film star Darshan on bail after he was arrested on charges of assaulting his wife.
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Toyota to export Indian-made cars

Friday, October 7th 2011, 10:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Toyota's Indian joint venture plans to export cars to South Africa from March 2012, its first shipments overseas.
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Troops die in India Maoist attack

Friday, October 7th 2011, 7:31

A landmine blast by suspected Maoist rebels in India's Chhattisgarh state kills four paramilitary troops and injures several others, police say.
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Report probes Goa 'illicit mines'

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 7:07
related places: Goa

Nearly half the iron ore exported from the western Indian state of Goa is illegally mined, the leader of the state opposition alleges.
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VIDEO: India unveils 'world's cheapest tablet'

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 18:42

Government says the hand-held computer should help to stop the digital divide between rural and urban India.
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Dhallywood's fight for survival

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 17:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi films face tough competition from India
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Two unwell after 'killer' curry

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 15:33

Two people are taken to hospital following the "world's hottest chilli" competition at an Edinburgh Indian restaurant.
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India unveils $35 tablet computer

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 13:06

India unveils what it says is the world's cheapest touch-screen tablet computer, to be sold to students at the subsidised price of $35 (£23).
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Karzai olive branch to Pakistan

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 9:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

Afghan President Hamid Karzai seeks to reassure Pakistan about a strategic partnership agreement he signed with India in Delhi on Tuesday.
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India police make 'Gandhi gaffe'

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 6:21

India's Central Bureau of Investigation is criticised for wrongly claiming it put on trial a suicide bomber who killed former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
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Karzai agrees alliance with India

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 22:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The leaders of Afghanistan and India agree a strategic partnership aimed at boosting security and cooperation, on a visit by President Karzai to Delhi.
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VIDEO: Karzai holds talks with India

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 19:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in India for talks about security and development.
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Blackburn to discuss action plan

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 11:48

Blackburn's Indian owners say they will come up with a "plan of action" this week, following the club's poor start to the season.
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Ceasefire by West Bengal Maoists

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 11:15

Maoist rebels in India's West Bengal begin a month-long ceasefire, the rebels say in a statement made public on Tuesday.
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Pietersen backed to find ODI form

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 20:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Alastair Cook says Kevin Pietersen has a huge future in England's one-day side after being recalled for this month's limited-overs tour of India.
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Cairn makes strike in Sri Lanka

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 8:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Edinburgh explorer Cairn Energy makes its first ever gas strike in Sri Lanka through its Indian subsidiary.
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Gandhi prayer ends public absence

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 11:25

The leader of India's governing Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, makes her first public appearance since she returned home following surgery abroad.
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Poverty line dare for India panel

Friday, September 30th 2011, 7:22

Indian activists dare the head of the country's planning commission to live on half a dollar a day to test his claim that it is an adequate sum for an Indian villager to survive.
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Protests shut down Indian state

Friday, September 30th 2011, 4:44

A strike in favour of a new state in the Telangana region of southern India's Andhra Pradesh state enters its 18th day.
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Scores convicted of Dalit torture

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 17:37

A court in southern India convicts 269 police and forest officials of torturing and abusing more than 100 low-caste Dalits during a raid in 1992.
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Kashmir uproar over clemency plea

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 16:13

Assembly members in Indian-administered Kashmir are angry that moves to debate clemency for a local man on death row in India have been prevented.
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Kingfisher to end budget airline

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 14:43

India's Kingfisher Airlines plans to pilot a new premium business model and ground its existing low-cost outfit.
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Tatas suffer India land setback

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 8:09

The Indian state of West Bengal acted legally in reclaiming land where Tata Motors wanted to build its low-cost Nano car, the Calcutta High Court rules.
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Fatal building collapse in Delhi

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 5:31
related places: Delhi

At least five people are killed in a building collapse in the Indian capital, Delhi, police say.
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New arrest in India bribe scandal

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 5:07

A former aide of India's top opposition leader LK Advani, Sudheendra Kulkarni, is arrested in connection with an alleged cash-for-votes scandal.
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Pledge to DNA test Kashmir bodies

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 18:13

The chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, promises DNA tests on thousands of bodies discovered in some 40 mass graves.
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Meaker gets first England call-up

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fast bowler Stuart Meaker has been given his first England call-up, while Kevin Pietersen returns to the squad to face India.
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Pietersen recalled for India tour

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 13:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen has been recalled to the England squad for the one-day series against India in October.
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Sportsday Live - latest updates

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 7:01

Sportsday Live - breaking sports news, featuring Rugby World Cup news, Anderson rested for India tour and more.
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VIDEO: Lower caste student suicides in India

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 5:42

In the past four years there have been 18 cases of suicide by lower caste students in India.
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VIDEO: India flooding 'affects millions'

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 5:18
related places: Bihar

More than two million people have been affected by floods in India as torrential rains lash Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states.
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India imposes text message limit

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 4:53

The telecoms regulator in India limits the number of text messages which can be sent from a mobile phone to 100 a day in a bid to deter tele-marketers.
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India's call centre growth stalls

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 0:08

Do people have a problem with Indian accents?
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Broad confident of making India

Monday, September 26th 2011, 16:50

England's Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad insists he can recover from shoulder injury in time to face India next month.
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Indian tax avoiders feel the beat

Monday, September 26th 2011, 15:02
related places: Bangalore

The authorities in the Indian city of Bangalore deploy noisy drummers outside the homes and offices of long-term property tax defaulters.
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India flooding 'affects millions'

Monday, September 26th 2011, 12:34
related places: Bihar

More than two million people are affected by severe flooding as torrential rains lash India's Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states.
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VIDEO: Colonial land laws anger Indian farmers

Monday, September 26th 2011, 8:40
related places: New Delhi

A group of farmers is suing the Indian government for taking away the land of their ancestors to build the country's capital, New Delhi, 100 years ago.
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Indian farmers stake claim to capital land

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 23:16
related places: New Delhi

Indian farmers sue for land used to build New Delhi
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Tributes paid to 'Tiger' Pataudi

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 4:55
related places: Delhi

Tributes are being paid to Indian cricket legend Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi who died in the capital Delhi, aged 70, on Thursday.
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Top Indian cricketer Pataudi dies

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 13:37
related places: Delhi, Pataudi

Former Indian cricketer Mansur "Tiger" Ali Khan Pataudi, the youngest ever captain of the national team, dies in the capital Delhi aged 70.
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Anger over 'lethargic response' to India Sikkim quake

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 12:39

Local anger at Indian response to Sikkim quake
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Treasure temple vault stays shut

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 10:56

India's Supreme Court says the final vault at a temple in Kerala state should not be opened until treasure already recovered is fully documented.
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Major fire in Mumbai textile mill

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 4:42
related places: Mumbai

A major fire at a textile factory in the western Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) kills at least four people, police say.
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India deaths in quake landslips

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 13:37

Indian soldiers reach a hydroelectric plant in the state of Sikkim where at least 17 people were killed in a series of landslides.
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Mike Tyson in Indian Big Brother?

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 5:41

Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is approached to join the Indian version of Big Brother, the BBC learns.
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Half a dollar a day 'adequate'

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 5:05

Half a dollar a day is "adequate" for an Indian villager to spend on food, education and health, the country's main planning body says.
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India struggle over quake relief

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 16:10

Rescue workers in the Indian state of Sikkim are struggling to reach victims of Sunday's powerful earthquake.
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India Karnataka ombudsman resigns

Monday, September 19th 2011, 15:04

A senior judge and ombudsman in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has resigned following allegations he has breached land ownership laws.
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Race for Himalayan quake rescuers

Monday, September 19th 2011, 13:25

Rescue efforts are under way across isolated Himalayan regions in India, Nepal and Tibet after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck on Sunday.
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India's GVK buys Australian mines

Monday, September 19th 2011, 2:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Indian infrastructure giant GVK says it will pay $1.26bn (£802m) to buy a majority stake in coal assets owned by Australia's Hancock Group.
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New York film school eyes Indian market

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 0:10

New York film school goes east to set up in India
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Karthikeyan to race in Indian GP

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 17:02
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Narain Karthikeyan will return to the Hispania cockpit for Friday practice at next week's Singapore Grand Prix ahead of a Dehli race return
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Cook stunned by Bairstow arrival

Friday, September 16th 2011, 22:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook believes England have found a real player for the future after debutant Jonny Bairstow hit a 41 from 21 balls to help win the fifth one-day international against India.
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England ruin Dravid's ODI finale

Friday, September 16th 2011, 21:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Debutant Jonny Bairstow ruins Rahul Dravid's final one-day international as England chase a reduced target of 241 to wrap up a 3-0 series win over India.
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India film posters recall forbidden fantasies

Friday, September 16th 2011, 15:47

Indian adult film posters recall bygone era
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Live - England v India

Friday, September 16th 2011, 12:38

Jonny Bairstow hits 41 from 21 balls on his debut as England successfully chase a revised target of 241 to beat India by six wickets and win the one-day series 3-0.
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India bank raises interest rates

Friday, September 16th 2011, 8:18

India's central bank raises interest rates for the 12th time in 18 months to try to curb inflation.
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Gandhi resumes work after surgery

Friday, September 16th 2011, 4:21

The leader of India's governing Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, is back at work a week after she returned home from surgery abroad.
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India actress film ban overturned

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 10:39

The three-year ban on Indian actress Nikhita Thukral from Kannada language films, because of an alleged affair with another actor, is reversed.
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Indian state in laptop giveaway

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 8:38

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu begins handing out free laptops to schoolchildren in a $2bn programme of giveaways described by critics as a waste of money.
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Kashmir boys held for bomb email

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 7:11
related places: Delhi

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest two schoolboys in connection with last week's bomb attack in Delhi.
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Nine die in India clash over land

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 4:11
related places: At

At least nine people are killed in the Indian state of Rajasthan when two communities clash over a piece of land, police say.
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Indian inflation at yearly high

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 10:38

Inflation in India rose to 9.78% in August, its highest level in a year, officials say.
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Ten killed in India train crash

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 4:10
related places: Chennai

A passenger train hits a stationary train in southern India, killing at least 10 people and injuring more than 70 others.
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Man held over Delhi blast claim

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 4:29
related places: Delhi

Indian police arrest a man for sending an email in the name of an Indian militant group and claiming responsibility for last week's bomb attack in Delhi.
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The fight for India's water supply

Monday, September 12th 2011, 23:02

Big business and technology fight for Indian rural water supplies
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Injured Broad faces six weeks out

Monday, September 12th 2011, 14:31

Stuart Broad is diagnosed with a torn a shoulder muscle after being injured during the final over of India's innings in Sunday's fourth one-day international.
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Floods chaos worsens in Pakistan

Monday, September 12th 2011, 13:10

More than 200 people have died and millions remain affected after two weeks of flooding across Pakistan's Sindh province, with more rain expected.
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