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Indian enigma

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 5:03

Guru who inspired passionately conflicting emotions
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VIDEO: Protests over planned nuclear plant in India

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 2:04

Violent protests that have been taking place in India against government plans to build a nuclear plant.
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Gujarat's leader 'allowed' riots

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 14:32

Gujarat's chief minister deliberately allowed anti-Muslim riots in 2002, which left more than 1,000 people dead, India's Supreme Court hears.
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Indian guru Sai Baba 'worsening'

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 3:50

The condition of one of India's most revered spiritual leaders, Satya Sai Baba has deteriorated and he is on a life-support system, his doctors say.
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India in successful space launch

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 9:15

India successfully launches a rocket into into space carrying three satellites, officials say.
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India decries 'honour killings'

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 5:01

India's Supreme Court tells states to "ruthlessly stamp out" the so-called honour killings.
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India helicopter crash kills 17

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 3:49

Seventeen people, including two children, are killed in a helicopter crash in India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.
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India nuclear protests stepped up

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 20:14

Crowds ransack a hospital and set buses alight in a second day of violent protests against a planned nuclear power plant in western India.
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India widows bludgeoned to death

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 11:14
related places: Haryana

Two widows are bludgeoned to death by a man in the northern Indian state of Haryana, who accused them of being in a lesbian relationship.
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Pulitzer for Indian-born doctor

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 4:50
related countries: United States United States

Indian-American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee's acclaimed book on the history of cancer is awarded the Pulitzer prize in a non-fiction category.
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Indian social activist released

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 3:58

Indian public health expert and human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen is freed, one week after the Supreme Court granted him bail.
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Clash at India nuclear plant site

Monday, April 18th 2011, 23:39

Police in western India clash with villagers protesting over the proposed construction of a nuclear power plant, killing one person.
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India bans child circus workers

Monday, April 18th 2011, 17:22

India's highest court enforces a law banning circus groups from employing children and instructs the government to rescue and rehabilitate child performers.
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Nepal hit by acute fuel shortage

Monday, April 18th 2011, 14:49
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is suffering acute fuel shortages because the state-owned oil company says it cannot afford to import fuel from India.
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Last Jaipur royal dies in India

Monday, April 18th 2011, 14:18
related places: Jaipur

The last Maharajah of Jaipur, Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh, who was revered by many across the western Indian state of Rajasthan, dies.
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State poll challenges Indian left

Monday, April 18th 2011, 13:01

Voting has ended in the first phase of elections in India's West Bengal state, where the world's oldest democratically-elected Communist government faces a strong challenge.
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Indian inflation rate hits 8.9%

Friday, April 15th 2011, 15:09

India's inflation rate rose to 8.9% from 8.3% in February, driven higher by fuel and manufacturing costs.
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Bail for Indian social activist

Friday, April 15th 2011, 8:03

India's Supreme Court grants bail to leading public health specialist and human rights activist, Dr Binayak Sen.
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Showstopper

Friday, April 15th 2011, 0:15

The woman taking on communists in West Bengal
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Harsh winter hits Indian mangoes

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 17:53
related places: Mumbai

A cold winter and unseasonable rains lead to a shortage of much-loved Alphonso mangoes in the Indian city of Mumbai.
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Asian giants resume defence ties

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:24
related countries: China China

India and China agree to resume defence exchanges halted last year after China refused a visa to a Kashmir-based general.
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India tour of Pakistan 'not soon'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's cricket team is not likely to visit Pakistan in the near future, a Indian cricket official has said.
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Ballots cast in key Indian states

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 4:02
related places: Pondicherry

A high turnout is reported in assembly elections in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the union territory of Pondicherry.
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VIDEO: Bribery culture revealed in India

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 20:48

Anti-corruption campaign gathers force in India as the countrys' former telecommunications minister appears in court
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'Telecoms scam' accused in court

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 5:33

Former Indian telecoms minister Andimuthu Raja appears in court charged in connection with a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal.
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Indian telecom changes proposed

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 4:37

India's telecom minister, Kapil Sibal, proposes changes to telecom policy in an attempt to streamline the industry.
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India frees Pakistani prisoners

Monday, April 11th 2011, 17:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A group of 39 Pakistani prisoners - including two women - held in India are released and allowed to return home by the Indian authorities.
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Indian PM Singh heading for China

Monday, April 11th 2011, 16:21
related countries: China China

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh travels to China as the two Asian economies look to increase economic ties.
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Big turnout in India state poll

Monday, April 11th 2011, 14:44

There has been a big turnout for the second and final phase of assembly elections in India's north-eastern state of Assam.
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India's factory production slows

Monday, April 11th 2011, 7:56

India reports weaker-than-expected industrial production numbers, dragged down by a slump in capital goods output.
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Indian hunger striker ends fast

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 10:31

Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare calls off his four-day-old hunger strike after the government agrees to all of his demands.
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India anti-graft protests urged

Friday, April 8th 2011, 18:00

Indian social activist Anna Hazare, who is on hunger strike against corruption, calls for mass protests by his supporters.
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VIDEO: Cleric killed by bomb in Kashmir

Friday, April 8th 2011, 17:34

Political and religious leader Maulvi Showkat Ahmed Shah has been killed by a bomb outside a mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Corruption crusade

Friday, April 8th 2011, 15:45

The fasting activist who has awakened India's conscience
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Mosque blast kills Kashmir cleric

Friday, April 8th 2011, 11:28
related places: Srinagar

A religious leader in Indian-administered Kashmir is killed by a bomb outside a mosque in Srinagar, officials say.
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England quartet to miss IPL start

Friday, April 8th 2011, 4:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The fourth Indian Premier League season begins on Friday, with four of the seven England players signed at the auction ruled out by injury.
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Researchers find India water bug

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 14:08

A team of Cardiff University-led scientists calls for urgent action worldwide after it discovers new strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in drinking water in India.
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Indian freed from Pakistani jail

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 12:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Indian man is freed from prison in Pakistan after serving 27 years behind bars on spying charges.
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Fast stokes anti-corruption anger

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 9:42

Indian social activist Anna Hazare's "fast unto death" gathers support, after a minister quit a panel on corruption after criticism from Mr Hazare.
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Sri Lanka rocked by resignations

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 13:14
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene and the country's selectors resign following their World Cup final defeat by India.
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$17.5m in fines for Satyam fraud

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 4:51
related countries: United States United States

Satyam and PricewaterCoopers agree to pay a combined $17.5m in fines to settle a US probe into one of India's biggest corporate scandals.
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Indian guru Sai Baba 'improving'

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 4:45

The condition of one of India's most revered spiritual leaders, Satya Sai Baba, is showing "signs of improvement", his doctors say.
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Top Indian industrialists quizzed

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 16:57

A parliamentary committee finishes questioning two of India's most influential industrialists about a mobile telephone licensing scandal.
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Sangakkara quits Sri Lanka role

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 11:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara stands down as captain of Sri Lanka's one-day and Twenty20 sides, three days after the defeat by India in the World Cup final.
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India activist on anti-graft fast

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 10:16

Indian social activist Anna Hazare begins what he calls a "fast unto death" to pressure the government to act on corruption.
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Indian guru Sai Baba 'critical'

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 8:26

One of India's most revered spiritual leaders, Satya Sai Baba, is in a critical condition in hospital, doctors say.
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Indian MPs probe telecoms scandal

Monday, April 4th 2011, 13:56

Prominent Indian industrialist Ratan Tata appears before a parliamentary panel probing the controversial award of telecoms licences.
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India's Assam state goes to polls

Monday, April 4th 2011, 6:53

Polls open in India's north-eastern state of Assam in the first of key state elections in the country.
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Cricket frenzy

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 21:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Joy in India and desolation in Sri Lanka after World Cup final
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India power to World Cup triumph

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 17:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Mahendra Dhoni hits an unbeaten 91 as India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating Mumbai final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983.
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India police charge ex-minister

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 14:18

India's former telecoms minister, A Raja, is charged with conspiracy, forgery and fraud in connection with a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal.
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Live - India v Sri Lanka World Cup final

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 8:23
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Mumbai

Gautam Gambhir hits 97 and captain Mahendra Dhoni an unbeaten 91 to steer India to an emphatic six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in an absorbing World Cup final in Mumbai.
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Muralitharan set to defy injury

Friday, April 1st 2011, 15:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is set to put his body on the line in a bid to end his career with victory over India in Saturday's World Cup final.
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India Gandhi book ban 'shameful'

Friday, April 1st 2011, 4:43

The author of a book on Mahatma Gandhi says it is "shameful" that the work has been banned in India's western state of Gujarat.
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Vodafone makes $5bn India buyout

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK mobile giant Vodafone is to pay local partner Essar Group $5bn to buy out its share in their Indian joint venture.
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Cricket boosts South Asian ties

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 9:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India and Pakistan's PMs pledge to repair relations between the countries, as they watched India beat Pakistan in their World Cup cricket clash.
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Indian actor jailed in rape case

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 4:46

Award-winning Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja is sentenced to seven years in prison for raping his maid.
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Win over Pakistan 'like a final' - Harbhajan

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 21:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Harbhajan Singh believes India are well prepared for the World Cup final after their memorable win over Pakistan.
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Cup semi grips India and Pakistan

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 18:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mohali

More than a billion people are thought to have watched India beat Pakistan by 29 runs in the World Cup cricket semi-final in the Indian city of Mohali.
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India beat Pakistan to make final

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 17:18
related places: Gul

Sachin Tendulkar is man of the match as India beat Pakistan by 29 runs in Mohali to reach the Cricket World Cup final.
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VIDEO: Watching the 'most viewed' cricket match

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 15:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mohali

More than a billion people including the Indian and Pakistani prime ministers are thought to be watching the World Cup cricket semi-final between the two countries in the Indian city of Mohali.
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VIDEO: Cricket World Cup: 'Mother of all battles'

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 10:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mohali

The prime ministers of India and Pakistan are attending the World Cup cricket semi-final between the two countries in the Indian city of Mohali.
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S Asia rivals agree on Mumbai probe

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 15:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Indian and Pakistani officials are to visit each other's countries to investigate the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in what is being seen as a breakthrough in relations.
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India army in golf course scandal

Monday, March 28th 2011, 15:43

India's national auditor criticises the armed forces for illegally running nearly 100 golf courses and sports clubs on government land.
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India's wild tiger numbers up 20%

Monday, March 28th 2011, 11:44

The number of tigers in India's wild has gone up by 20%, according to the latest tiger census, which has surveyed the whole of India for the first time.
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South Asia rivals in terror talks

Monday, March 28th 2011, 9:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian and Pakistani officials are in talks about counter-terrorism amid growing excitement ahead of Wednesday's cricketing clash between the two countries.
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Indian navy seizes Somali pirates

Monday, March 28th 2011, 4:46
related countries: Somalia Somalia

India's navy seizes 16 Somali pirates after a three-hour-long battle in the Arabian Sea.
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Pakistan accepts World Cup invite

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 6:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani accepts an invitation from his Indian counterpart to attend the Cricket World Cup semi-final between the countries.
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US priests in sex abuse pay-out

Friday, March 25th 2011, 20:59
related countries: United States United States

An order of US Catholic priests agrees to pay $166.1m (£103.3m) to hundreds of Native Americans sexually abused by priests at its schools.
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India PM makes World Cup overture

Friday, March 25th 2011, 17:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's prime minister invites Pakistan's leaders to join him for the cricket World Cup clash between the South Asian rivals to be hosted in India next week.
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VIDEO: How elephants help tiger spotters

Friday, March 25th 2011, 12:30

Michelle Jana Chan travels to Bandhavgarh National Park to try to get up close and personal with an Indian tiger.
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India dismisses 14 'fake pilots'

Friday, March 25th 2011, 7:11

The licences of 14 pilots are revoked by India's aviation authorities for allegedly faking their documents, the latest in a series of scandals involving Indian airline pilots.
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India end Aussie World Cup reign

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 17:20
related countries: Australia Australia

Yuvraj Singh hits an unbeaten 57 as India, roared on by their supporters in Ahmedabad, knock Australia out of the World Cup.
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Australia v India as it happened

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 8:32

India beat World Cup holders Australia by five wickets in Ahmedabad to set up a semi-final against Pakistan.
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India to probe police 'rampage'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 9:58

The Indian government says it is investigating reports that police fighting Maoist rebels rampaged through three villages last week.
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Knowledge is power

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 2:10

Why whistle-blowing in India can cost you your life
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Australians back captain Ponting

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 22:36
related countries: Australia Australia

Adam Gilchrist is the latest big name to defend Australia captain Ricky Ponting ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against India in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
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Buffett makes first trip to India

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 20:02

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett makes his first trip to India as he seeks investment opportunities in Asia.
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India cable 'authentic' - Assange

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 9:58

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says the Indian PM is wrong to have doubted the veracity of a cable which has caused an uproar in India.
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Chandhok named as Lotus reserve

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 8:20

Team Lotus confirm Indian driver Karun Chandhok as their reserve for the 2011 Formula 1 season.
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International appeal?

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 5:27

India's fashion industry is growing in prominence, but can it become a global player?
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'Draconian' Kashmir law condemned

Monday, March 21st 2011, 10:15

Up to 20,000 people in Indian-administered Kashmir have been detained without trial over the last two decades under a draconian Indian law, Amnesty International says.
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India's Nehwal wins Swiss Open

Monday, March 21st 2011, 4:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Switzerland Switzerland

Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal wins the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title with a victory over the Korean Ji Hyun Sung in Switzerland.
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Djokovic overhauls Nadal in final

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 23:25

Novak Djokovic defeats world number one Rafael Nadal and records his 18th straight win of the year in the Indian Wells final.
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India win sets up Aussie showdown

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 16:25
related countries: Australia Australia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India set up a World Cup quarter-final against holders Australia with a 80-run victory over West Indies, who face Pakistan in the last eight.
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Live - India v West Indies

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 8:17

India defeat West Indies by 80 runs at the World Cup to set up a quarter-final against Australia.
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Djokovic wins to overtake Federer

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 22:42

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to take the world number two ranking and set up an Indian Wells final against Rafael Nadal.
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SA victory puts England through

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 10:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Mirpur

South Africa thrash Bangladesh by 206 runs in Mirpur to top Group B, a result that takes England and India into in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Britons guilty of child sex abuse

Friday, March 18th 2011, 13:59
related places: Mumbai

India's Supreme Court convicts two Britons of sexually abusing boys at a children's shelter in Mumbai.
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Singh denies MPs bribed for votes

Friday, March 18th 2011, 9:34

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says no member of his Congress party or government bribed MPs to survive a crucial vote of confidence in 2008.
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Mob kills India police inspector

Friday, March 18th 2011, 5:46

A policeman is burnt alive by a mob protesting against alleged police inaction in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan.
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India deaths - doctors suspended

Friday, March 18th 2011, 4:45

Authorities in the Indian state of Rajasthan suspend three senior doctors in connection with the deaths of 18 pregnant women last month.
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Perilous road

Friday, March 18th 2011, 0:28

Freedom of information campaigners under attack in India
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India vote 'influenced by cash'

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 13:26

India's ruling Congress party paid off MPs to survive a crucial vote of confidence in 2008, a diplomatic cable released by the Wikileaks website suggests.
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India rate rise to curb inflation

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 6:43

India's central bank raises interest rates to 6.75% as it continues to fight against rising consumer prices.
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