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VIDEO: Indian rail budget to be unveiled

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 0:54

Indian railway users are hoping for more investment in rail infrastructure to be announced in Wednesday's rail budget.
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AUDIO: Mystery bug 'slams' tennis tournament

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 12:11

Jonathan Overend told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast about the stomach illness that is afflicting Indian Wells players.
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India allows copy of cancer drug

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 5:04

India's government permits a local company to manufacture a generic copy of a patented cancer drug to make it affordable to Indian patients.
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Djokovic through at Indian Wells

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 0:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Defending champion Novak Djokovic moves into the fourth round at Indian Wells with a 6-2 6-3 win over South African Kevin Anderson.
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ICC rejects match-fixing claims

Monday, March 12th 2012, 18:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The ICC denies claims it is investigating match-fixing during the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan.
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Indian legislators 'face charges'

Monday, March 12th 2012, 5:31

More than a third of the legislators elected in the recently concluded polls in five Indian states face criminal charges, says an independent watchdog.
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VIDEO: Challenges facing India food bill

Monday, March 12th 2012, 5:07

India's Food Security Bill aims to provide cheap grain rations for all who need them, but funding the programme is not the only challenge the government faces.
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India reverses cotton export ban

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 12:23

India reverses a ban on cotton exports just six days after announcing the policy, following outrage from farmers.
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Murray loses Indian Wells opener

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 9:02

British number one Andy Murray suffers a surprise 6-4 6-2 defeat to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in his opening match at Indian Wells.
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India will export pre-ban cotton

Friday, March 9th 2012, 13:08

India's commerce ministry says it will allow producers to ship out cotton that was cleared for export before a 4 March ban.
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Dravid quits first-class cricket

Friday, March 9th 2012, 7:36

India batsman Rahul Dravid announces his retirement from international cricket 'sad but proud'.
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'Mine mafia kill' India policeman

Friday, March 9th 2012, 4:00

A senior Indian police officer is run over and killed by a vehicle carrying illegally quarried stones in northern Madhya Pradesh state, police say.
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In pictures: Holi festival of colours

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 18:02
related places: Holi

India celebrates Holi, the festival of colours
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India to review cotton export ban

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 4:52

Indian PM Manmohan Singh orders a review of the ban on exports of cotton amid concerns over the decision.
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Indian airline suspended by Iata

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 15:28

India's Kingfisher Airlines is suspended from the International Air Transport Association's clearing house because of non-payment.
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Arrest in Israeli diplomat attack

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 8:04
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Delhi

Police in Delhi arrest an Indian journalist in connection with a bomb blast last month which injured an Israeli diplomat's wife in the city.
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US challenges India poultry ban

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 7:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Delhi

The US drags India to the World Trade Organization challenging Delhi's ban on imports of American poultry goods.
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New focus for British aid to India

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 5:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New focus for British assistance to India
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Polls a 'major blow to Congress'

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 4:28

State election results come as a big blow to the ruling Congress party, Indian media says.
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Congress setback in India polls

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 15:48

India's ruling Congress party suffers a blow as it fails to build on its low standing in assembly elections in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Kashmir security forces charged

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 10:11

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have launched more than 400 cases alleging human rights abuses against security personnel in recent years, officials say.
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India PM asked to lift cotton ban

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 8:24

India's Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar asks Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to lift a ban on cotton exports announced on Monday.
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New breed of chefs takes over hotel kitchens in India

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 3:21

The housewives overturning India's food scene
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VIDEO: Vote counting in five Indian states

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 2:56

Election results from five Indian states including the largest state of Uttar Pradesh are to be announced on Tuesday.
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India starts Angkor Wat replica

Monday, March 5th 2012, 13:22
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: Bihar

A Hindu trust in India's Bihar state begins construction of a temple that will be a replica of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, only larger.
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India cotton: all exports banned

Monday, March 5th 2012, 12:02

India bans cotton exports with immediate effect, as a boom in exports and lower-than-expected production has local mill owners worried about rising prices.
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Quake shakes Indian capital Delhi

Monday, March 5th 2012, 8:24
related places: Delhi

An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 shakes buildings in the Indian capital, Delhi, but no casualties or damage are reported.
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VIDEO: India's huge volumes of waste

Monday, March 5th 2012, 4:53

Rapid urbanisation in India is leaving its cities huge volumes of waste.
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India state leader statues bared

Monday, March 5th 2012, 3:59

Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state uncover statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her party symbols two months after they were shrouded to avoid "swaying" voters.
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Lawyers and media clash in India

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 15:10
related places: Bangalore

At least 16 policemen are injured in Bangalore, during clashes between lawyers and journalists at a courthouse.
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SL beat Australia to reach final

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 11:41
related countries: Australia Australia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka claim a dramatic nine-run win over Australia to reach the final of the one-day tri-series and knock out India.
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US says special forces in India

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 10:13
related countries: United States United States

US special forces are present in India, engaged in counter-terrorism training, a Pentagon commander reveals, but the US embassy in Delhi says the deployment is not permanent.
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ONGC share sale short of target

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 5:01

The Indian government's attempt to sell a 5% stake in oil firm ONGC falls just short amid concerns the shares were over-priced.
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India to clarify telecoms ruling

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 4:29

India's government seeks clarification from the Supreme Court over its cancellation of 122 telecommunications licences awarded to companies in 2008.
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Costa Allegra passengers on land

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 11:50
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Seychelles Seychelles

Passengers on the Costa Allegra speak of difficult conditions on board as the stricken cruise ship docks in the Seychelles.
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Pakistan makes India trade move

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 14:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan will phase out restrictions on most imports from India by December 2012, the government announces.
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Indian economic growth rate slows

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 9:36

The Indian economy sees its weakest growth rate in nearly three years as the manufacturing sector continued to slow in the last quarter of 2011.
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VIDEO: Corruption dogs India elections

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 5:21

As voters across India head to the polls in regional assembly elections, more than 200 of the candidates on the ballot in Uttar Pradesh face serious criminal charges.
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India charges 'anti-nuclear' NGOs

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 3:57

The Indian government charges four non-governmental organisations with allegedly diverting foreign funds to support protests against a nuclear plant.
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Stricken Costa ship changes route

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Italy Italy
related places: Costa

The Italian cruise ship being towed after a power failure is not expected to reach land until Thursday, after safety concerns prompt a change of route.
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Gandhi goes abroad for 'check-up'

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 10:47

India's governing Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi is abroad for a "routine check-up" six months after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed medical condition.
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Italy and India try to defuse row

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 10:35
related countries: Italy Italy

The foreign ministers of Italy and India agree that the row over the killing of two Indian fishermen must be amicably addressed.
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India strike draws mixed response

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:56

A nationwide strike by Indian workers to demand improved rights and anti-inflation measures draws a mixed response.
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VIDEO: Navy footage of stricken Costa ship

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:54

Footage released by the Indian Navy of the stricken Costa Allegra cruise ship shows calm seas, an upright ship, and passengers on the upper decks.
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Court rejects 'shift' on gay sex

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 7:46

India's Supreme Court criticises the government for its shifting stand on the issue of decriminalising homosexuality.
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VIDEO: Fishing boat towing stranded liner

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 5:44
related countries: France France, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Italy Italy

A French fishing boat has come to the aid of an Italian cruise liner left adrift in the Indian Ocean with more than 600 passengers on board after a power failure.
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Sixth-phase poll in Uttar Pradesh

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 3:44

Polling opens for the sixth phase of assembly elections in India's most populous and politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh.
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VIDEO: Cruise ship adrift in Indian Ocean

Monday, February 27th 2012, 18:48
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Seychelles Seychelles

The Costa Allegra carrying 1,000 passengers and crew, is drifting without power some 200 miles from the Seychelles.
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India pledge over shooting probe

Monday, February 27th 2012, 4:15
related countries: Italy Italy

India will "not succumb to pressures from Italy" over an investigation into the fatal shooting of two fishermen by an Italian navy security team, a minister says.
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Australia reach tri-series final

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 13:13
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Australia secure their place in the one-day tri-series final with a comfortable 87-run victory over India in Sydney.
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Indian court condemns crackdown

Friday, February 24th 2012, 4:31

India's Supreme Court orders the prosecution of policemen involved in a crackdown on an anti-corruption protest led by yoga guru Baba Ramdev last year.
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Activists query Indian killings

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 14:43
related places: Chennai

Indian human rights activists question the circumstances in which five alleged bank robbers were killed by police in Chennai on Thursday.
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India disowns call to ban gay sex

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:59

India's home ministry disowns an apparent call from a top government lawyer for a landmark ruling decriminalising gay sex to be overturned.
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Kashmir avalanches kill soldiers

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 4:56

Snow avalanches have hit defence installations in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing at least nine Indian soldiers and trapping 11 others, officials say.
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Bollywood star accused of assault

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 9:52
related places: Mumbai

Police in the Indian city of Mumbai register a case against top Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan for allegedly assaulting a businessman.
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Italy minister in Delhi for talks

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 5:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Delhi

Italy's junior foreign minister Staffan De Mistura is to meet Indian officials amid a diplomatic row over the killing of two fishermen.
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Amphibian family first for India

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 2:40

A new family of caecilians, the most enigmatic branch of the amphibians, has been discovered in northeastern India.
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VIDEO: On board a pirate patrol plane

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 12:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner is the first British journalist to be allowed on board an Australian Maritime Patrol Aircraft flying on a counter-piracy mission over the Indian Ocean.
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Kingfisher vow to restore service

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 9:11

India's loss-making Kingfisher Airlines tells the aviation authorities that it hopes to restore flight schedules in the next five to seven days.
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Gandhi falls foul of poll rules

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 7:25

Congress party MP Rahul Gandhi is accused of violating election rules while campaigning for crucial assembly polls in India's Uttar Pradesh state.
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Italy guards in two-week custody

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 3:54
related countries: Italy Italy

A court in India remands two members of an Italian navy security team, accused in the fatal shooting of two fishermen, in custody for two weeks.
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My one-day career over - Ponting

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 0:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Ricky Ponting admits he does not expect to play international one-day cricket again after being dropped from the Australia team.
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VIDEO: India's bid to eradicate polio

Monday, February 20th 2012, 19:59

India once had more cases of polio than any other country but has now been polio-free for just over a year.
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India railway failings 'massacre'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 16:09

An Indian government committee says lax safety standards on the state-owned railway network cause thousands of deaths.
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Inventory begins at Kerala temple

Monday, February 20th 2012, 6:42

Officials in India begin a digital inventory of treasures unearthed from vaults in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple.
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VIDEO: Web freedom scrutinised in India

Monday, February 20th 2012, 6:33

The government in India has pledged it will not censor social media, in response to a growing uproar over its internet guidelines.
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Italy naval guards held in India

Monday, February 20th 2012, 4:38
related countries: Italy Italy

Indian police detain two members of an Italian navy security team over last week's killing of two fishermen off the coast of Kerala.
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'Final push' on polio

Monday, February 20th 2012, 1:29

India on the verge of being declared polio-free
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India fishermen's deaths 'murder'

Friday, February 17th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Indian police open a murder case against crew members of an Italian oil tanker accused of killing two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates.
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Indian city 'to be painted blue'

Friday, February 17th 2012, 5:00
related places: Calcutta

The eastern Indian city of Calcutta is to be painted blue, officials say, a move criticised by opposition politicians.
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VIDEO: Secret life of India's life models

Friday, February 17th 2012, 1:38

Life-drawing classes struggle to find models
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Anger at Italy shooting fishermen

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 15:15
related countries: Italy Italy

India protests to Italy after an Italian cargo ship fires at an Indian trawler, killing two fishermen.
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Dow 'not responsible for Bhopal'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 11:23

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) tells Indian Olympics officials that Dow Chemical was not responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
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Kingfisher Airlines losses worsen

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 8:01

India's Kingfisher Airlines widened sharply in the final three months of 2011, raising fresh concerns about the carrier's future.
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Mumbai municipality begins polls

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 5:17
related places: Mumbai

Polling has begun for control of India's richest municipal body in the western city of Mumbai.
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India top court debates gay sex

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 4:23

India's Supreme Court asks groups challenging a 2009 landmark judgement decriminalising gay sex how "unnatural sex" should be defined.
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Is hope a fiction for India's poor?

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:50

Is hope a fiction for India's poor?
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VIDEO: Massive safety drill in Delhi

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:26
related places: Delhi

For the first time ever, disaster management agencies in the Indian capital Delhi have carried out a massive drill to test their level of preparedness in the event of an earthquake
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VIDEO: Thailand releases bomber CCTV

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Israel is blaming Iran for Tuesday's botched explosions in Bangkok. They came a day after two bombs targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.
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Indian village moved for tigers

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 7:12

An entire village in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan has been relocated to protect tigers, officials say.
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India Jet Airways suspends pilot

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 5:06
related places: Mumbai

India's private airline Jet Airways suspends a pilot and a crew for allowing a trainee pilot to land a plane in the western city of Mumbai.
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Delhi in massive earthquake drill

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 4:24
related places: Delhi

Disaster management forces in the Indian capital, Delhi, are to hold a massive drill to assess preparedness in the event of a big earthquake.
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Jaguar sales boost Tata profits

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 16:51

Booming sales of Jaguar and Land Rover cars help Indian parent firm Tata Motors to a huge rise in profits, the firm announces.
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India hunts diplomat car bomber

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 8:21
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Delhi

Home Minister P Chidambaram says India is hunting the "well-trained person" who carried out Monday's attack on an Israeli diplomat in Delhi.
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Indian inflation at two-year low

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 7:33

India's main inflation rate falls to the lowest level in more than two years, helped by cheaper food prices.
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VIDEO: Israel envoys 'target of attacks'

Monday, February 13th 2012, 19:34
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Bombers have targeted staff at Israeli embassies in India and Georgia, officials say, with Israel accusing Iran of masterminding the attacks.
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Israel envoys 'target of attacks'

Monday, February 13th 2012, 18:41
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Delhi

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blames Iran after bombers apparently targeted diplomats in India and Georgia, injuring four people.
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Tax evasion 'cost India $500bn'

Monday, February 13th 2012, 15:27

Indians have illegally deposited an estimated $500bn in overseas tax havens, says the chief of India's federal investigation agency.
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VIDEO: India's UID scheme forges ahead

Monday, February 13th 2012, 7:52

For the past two years India has been building the world's most sophisticated database of personal identities.
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India minister in Pakistan trip

Monday, February 13th 2012, 6:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma is due to begin a three-day visit to Pakistan to boost trade between the two rival neighbours.
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BBC journalist's 'typically Indian' beating

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 2:08
related places: Bihar

BBC journalist on why he was attacked by a Bihar mob
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'Progress' on EU-India free trade

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:32
related places: Delhi

EU and Indian leaders say they have made "substantial progress" towards a free trade agreement at a key Delhi summit.
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India army chief drops age case

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:28

India's Supreme Court says the army chief has dropped his case against the government over his retirement age.
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Defiant Nasheed leads Male rally

Friday, February 10th 2012, 10:51
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Maldives Maldives

Defiant former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed leads a street rally in Male, just days after what he says was a coup that forced him to resign.
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India director 'to return land'

Friday, February 10th 2012, 5:14
related places: Mumbai

A court in the Indian city of Mumbai directs Bollywood director Subhash Ghai to return to the government a plot of land allotted for a film school.
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Shock loss for India's Tata Steel

Friday, February 10th 2012, 3:54

Tata Steel, the largest producer in India, unexpectedly reports a loss of 6.03bn rupees ($122m; £77m), hit by weak demand.
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Toxic alcohol toll rises in India

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 6:54

The number of people who have died in the Indian state of Orissa after drinking toxic illegal alcohol rises to 31, officials say.
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Could coffee become India's top drink?

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 1:38

Is India falling in love with the cappuccino?
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