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We have started to collect the most important news related to India in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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India launches seven satellites

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 7:27

India successfully launches seven satellites in a single mission, reaffirming its growing capabilities in space.
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World Bank lends $4.3bn to India

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 6:15

The World Bank is to provide India with $4.3bn in loans, including $2bn to support its state-owned banks.
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Rajiv Gandhi assassin ends fast

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 5:23

A woman convicted of assassinating former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi ends a fast to demand her release from jail.
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Bharti-MTN phone deal talks start

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 14:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Mumbai

South African and Indian officials hold talks in Mumbai to discuss a merger between mobile phone firms MTN and Bharti Airtel.
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Casualties feared in India clash

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 10:59

Casualties are feared in a battle between Maoist rebels and supporters of the ruling Communist party in West Bengal.
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Forecasts for Asian growth raised

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 9:27
related countries: China China

The economies of China and India are set to grow by more than previously thought, the Asian Development Bank says.
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Rajiv Gandhi assassin begins fast

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 6:40

A woman jailed over the assassination of Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi begins an "indefinite" fast to demand her early release.
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Watching India

Monday, September 21st 2009, 23:31

A new India on show at the Toronto film festival
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Leak reveals India Maoist threat

Monday, September 21st 2009, 13:36

India's government obtains a leaked report by Maoist rebels, in which the insurgents' plans for future attacks are revealed.
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Latest score - Australia v India

Monday, September 21st 2009, 10:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia take on India in a Champions Trophy group match in Centurion.
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Return of the cat?

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 23:22

India plans to bring back the cheetah to its grasslands
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Tree guru

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 0:11

One man's plan to plant millions of trees in India
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Indian Maoists in fierce battle

Friday, September 18th 2009, 15:06
related places: At

At least eight die in a fierce gun battle between Maoist insurgents and security forces in central India, police say.
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Indian leader in statue warning

Friday, September 18th 2009, 8:18

The chief minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh warns of violence if statues of her and her mentors are demolished.
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Israel warns of threats to India

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 22:08
related places: Mumbai

Israel is warning that Islamist militants are preparing attacks in India similar to those in Mumbai last year, media and officials say.
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Iran warns India on gas pipeline

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 6:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Delhi

Iran's ambassador in India says Delhi must decide soon on a multi-billion dollar gas pipeline deal.
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Sari chic

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 16:58

Indian designer woos fashion world with homespun
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India is 'losing Maoist battle'

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 12:24

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says his country is losing the battle against Maoist rebels.
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India admits 2010 Games problems

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 9:32

Concerns over India's plans for the 2010 Commonwealth Games are valid, a top official says.
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Musharraf admits US aid diverted

Monday, September 14th 2009, 12:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Former president Pervez Musharraf says US military aid to Pakistan during his tenure was used for defences against India.
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Illegal alcohol kills 30 in India

Monday, September 14th 2009, 6:43

Authorities in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh suspend 13 officials after 30 people die from drinking toxic illegal alcohol.
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India airline pilots end strike

Sunday, September 13th 2009, 0:24

Pilots for India's second-largest private airline, Jet Airways, end a five-day strike which led to the cancellation of some 800 flights.
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Deadly car bomb blast in Kashmir

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 15:40

A car bomb explosion kills at least three people in the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, Srinagar.
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Court halts Mayawati statue spree

Friday, September 11th 2009, 10:05

India's Supreme Court orders Uttar Pradesh government to stop building statues of the chief minister Mayawati and her mentors.
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India murder sentence overturned

Friday, September 11th 2009, 7:44

An appeal court in India overturns the death sentence of a businessman convicted for murdering a girl in a case dubbed "the house of horrors".
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Bitter tidings

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 23:45

Low production and high prices create sugar crisis in India
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Delhi school stampede kills five

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 7:53
related places: At, Delhi

At least five girls die in a stampede at a state-run school in the Indian capital, Delhi, police and doctors say.
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UAE 'weapons plane' leaves India

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 7:41

A UAE transport plane which was detained at an Indian airport after arms were found in its cargo is allowed to leave.
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Kashmir activist discovered dead

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 9:11

A member of a committee leading a campaign over the deaths of two women in Indian-administered Kashmir is found dead.
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'Ill' pilots ground India airline

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 8:38

India's second-largest private airline Jet Airways cancels many flights after pilots stage a flash protest and report sick.
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Indian villagers flee elephant herd

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 7:02

Hundreds of villagers are forced into camps in the Indian state of Orissa after repeated attacks by an elephant herd.
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Indians 'killed in staged clash'

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 5:22

A female student and three others were killed by police in a "staged" clash in the Indian state of Gujarat, a judicial probe finds.
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'Weapons plane' detained in India

Monday, September 7th 2009, 14:27
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Calcutta

A United Arab Emirates transport plane is detained in Calcutta after customs officials find arms and explosives in its cargo.
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India mothers-in-law fight abuse

Monday, September 7th 2009, 11:12

A group of Indian mothers-in-law form a group to fight the harassment they claim to endure at the hands of daughters-in-law.
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Nepal 'regrets' attack on priests

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 22:32
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal expresses regret over an attack on two Indian priests by protesters at one of Nepal's holiest Hindu sites.
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Funeral held for India politician

Friday, September 4th 2009, 14:37

India's YSR Reddy is buried as thousands of mourners weep and jostle for a final glimpse of him.
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Deadly India landslide 'kills 10'

Friday, September 4th 2009, 6:42
related places: Mumbai

At least 10 die in a landslide in the Indian city of Mumbai after heavy rains, officials say.
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India politician killed in air crash

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 16:27

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR Reddy dies in a helicopter crash in southern India.
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India minister helicopter 'found'

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 4:32

A helicopter carrying a powerful Indian politician which disappeared on a flight on Wednesday has been found, officials say.
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India emissions 'triple by 2030'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 18:33

The amount of greenhouse gases India produces will more than triple by 2030, a report says.
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Indian state minister 'missing'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 15:09

Fears grow for the chief minister of India's Andhra Pradesh state after his helicopter goes missing.
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Kashmir 'infiltrators' shot dead

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 6:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Indian troops say they have shot dead five militants who crossed the de facto border diving disputed Kashmir.
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India diarrhoea outbreak kills 26

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 4:38

An outbreak of diarrhoea in the eastern Indian state of Orissa claims 26 lives, the state health minister says.
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Lunar lessons

Monday, August 31st 2009, 13:07

What did India's abandoned Moon mission achieve?
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Indian economy continues to grow

Monday, August 31st 2009, 8:15

India's economy showed annual growth of 6.1% in the second three months of the year, despite the global economic downturn.
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India 'terminates' Moon mission

Monday, August 31st 2009, 5:50

India's space agency calls off its inaugural moon mission, a day after losing all contact with the orbiting satellite.
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Saturday, August 29th 2009, 12:11

All communication links with the only Indian satellite orbiting the Moon are lost, India's space agency says.
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Call for more India nuclear tests

Friday, August 28th 2009, 12:43

India should conduct more nuclear tests to establish itself as a true nuclear power, the former head of India's nuclear body says
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India Jinnah book ban challenged

Friday, August 28th 2009, 7:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An expelled leader of India's main opposition challenges the decision by an Indian state to ban his book on Pakistan's founder.
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India intercepts Air France plane

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 18:30

India scrambled a fighter jet to intercept an Air France plane that failed to identify itself correctly, the Indian air force says.
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India nuclear test 'did not work'

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 16:43

A retired atomic scientist closely associated with India's 1998 nuclear tests says they were not as successful as claimed.
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India takes steps to lift trade

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 16:21

India announces measures to help its exporters, as it warns that the rate of growth of the country's exports would continue to slow.
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Airline engineer arrested over 'six wives'

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 15:51
related places: Mumbai

Police in the Indian city of Mumbai say they have arrested a man for forgery and polygamy after he married at least six women over the past two years.
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Bollywood star 'wants IPL team'

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 7:20

Bollywood actor Salman Khan is interested in buying a team in the India Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament, IPL officials say.
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India judges to disclose assets

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 5:30

India's Supreme Court judges agree to declare their assets after intense debate about judicial accountability.
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Green crusader

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 8:31

India activist plans country's first 'Green Party'
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India BJP seeks clarity on remark

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 4:48

India's main opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asks a leader to clarify critical remarks against the party.
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Mega-cities

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 10:48

Urbanisation threatens to drain India of resources
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South Asia hit by sugar shortages

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 10:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Massive shortages in sugar stocks in India and Pakistan lead to soaring prices and consumer unrest.
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India BJP leader condemns party

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 5:43

A senior leader of India's main opposition party calls for a complete overhaul of the party leadership.
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Boom time

Monday, August 24th 2009, 12:22

India's buzzing art market is pushing boundaries
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Encephalitis kills 200 in India

Monday, August 24th 2009, 5:41
related countries: Japan Japan

At least 200 children have been killed in an outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in northern India, health officials say.
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Mob rule

Monday, August 24th 2009, 0:10
related places: Bihar

Why people set fire to trains in Indian state of Bihar
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In pictures

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 1:23

Artists prepare for India's colourful Ganapati festival
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India to import food amid drought

Friday, August 21st 2009, 15:41

India will import food as shortages caused by drought hit up to 700 million people, the finance minister says.
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India and Maldives in defence pact

Friday, August 21st 2009, 10:38
related countries: Maldives Maldives

India and the Maldives agree to increase co-operation on matters of defence and security, India's defence ministry says.
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India swine flu toll rises to 36

Friday, August 21st 2009, 6:01
related places: Delhi

The number of people to die of swine flu in India rises to 36 with the first deaths in the capital, Delhi, health officials say.
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India state bans book on Jinnah

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 7:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Authorities in the Indian state of Gujarat state ban a controversial book on Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
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Half of India affected by drought

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 5:45

Nearly half of India's districts have been hit by drought that could affect the production of rice, a minister says.
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Indian anger over 'arrested' girl

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 12:30

Demonstrations are taking place in India's Manipur state demanding the release of a 11-year-old girl taken away by security forces.
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Senior Indian politician expelled

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 9:58

India's Hindu nationalist BJP expels a senior leader, Jaswant Singh, after he praises Pakistani founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
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India's BJP disowns Jinnah book

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 11:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's Hindu nationalist BJP "disassociates" itself from a new book on Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
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India PM warns of fresh attacks

Monday, August 17th 2009, 8:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says he has "credible information" that Pakistan-based militants are plotting fresh attacks.
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US Bollywood 'detention' row

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 0:31
related countries: United States United States

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan expresses anger at his treatment at a US airport but US customs deny he was detained.
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India 'regrets' US body's censure

Friday, August 14th 2009, 6:06
related countries: United States United States

A US body's decision to put India on a list of states which fail to protect religious minorities is "regrettable", India says.
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Delhi female births rise hailed

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 17:59
related places: Delhi

More girls than boys were born in India's capital, Delhi, in 2008, figures show, ending decades of serious imbalance.
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India and Asean sign trade deal

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 10:40

India and the South East Asian bloc Asean sign a free trade agreement at the end of more than six years of talks.
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Mumbai swine flu shutdown begins

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 6:20

Schools, colleges and cinemas in India's commercial capital temporarily close down to limit the spread of the H1N1 virus.
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Abandoned

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 4:56

Mental health patients dumped at Indian hospital
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India's water use 'unsustainable'

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 2:39

Parts of India are on track for severe water shortages, according to results from Nasa's gravity satellites.
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FBI man testifies in Mumbai trial

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 12:42
related places: Mumbai

An FBI officer appears before a Mumbai court to testify on last November's attacks which killed more than 170 people.
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Mumbai closes schools in flu fear

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 10:10
related places: Mumbai

Indian authorities in the city of Mumbai close schools, colleges and cinemas in a bid to limit the spread of the H1N1 virus.
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Drought grips many Indian districts

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 6:41

More than a quarter of India's districts are affected by drought, the country's finance minister Pranab Mukherjee says.
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IPL reveals 2010 schedule changes

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 16:10

The Indian Premier League announces changes to its format for 2010 and 2011.
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India not to reopen key WWII road

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 9:07
related countries: China China

India drops plans to a open a disused WWII road that could connect its remote north-eastern states to China.
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Strong quakes hit Japan and India

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 6:45
related countries: Japan Japan

An earthquake in Japan injures 43 people, while a separate quake in India's Andaman Islands prompts a tsunami warning.
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Swine flu toll goes up in India

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 5:39

The number of people dying from swine flu in India rises to eight with the death of a 13-year-old girl, federal health officials say.
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