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Kallis and Amla hammer poor India

Friday, December 17th 2010, 16:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Amla, Centurion

Jacques Kallis smashes his 38th career Test century as South Africa take complete control on day two of the first Test against India in Centurion.
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'Torture widespread' in Kashmir

Friday, December 17th 2010, 15:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Red Cross, Kashmir

The Red Cross told US diplomats about widespread torture of prisoners in Indian-administered Kashmir, according to cables obtained by Wikileaks.
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Shah Rukh Khan to present Wipeout

Friday, December 17th 2010, 14:45

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is unveiled as the host of Zor Ka Jhatka, the new Indian version of the obstacle course reality show Wipeout.
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Indian firm in deforestation row

Friday, December 17th 2010, 8:53

A subsidiary of the Vedanta mining group in India has cleared forest land apparently in violation of Supreme Court orders, the BBC learns.
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Maoist rebels kill seven in India

Friday, December 17th 2010, 7:58

Maoist rebels kill seven villagers in India's West Bengal state, police say.
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South Africa make India struggle

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 18:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Centurion

South Africa's fast bowlers reduce India to 136-9 on the rain-hit first day of the opening Test in Centurion.
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India-China trade target agreed

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 15:07
related countries: China China

Indian and China agree a new $100bn (£66bn) bilateral trade target by 2015, up from $60bn (£38bn) in 2010.
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Blood debt

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 10:12

India's micro-finance suicide epidemic and borrowing crisis
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China PM begins India trade trip

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 16:35
related countries: China China

Chinese PM Wen Jiabao has begun a three-day official visit to India to boost trade between the two Asian giants
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China PM begins India trade trip

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 16:15
related countries: China China, Pakistan Pakistan

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao leads one of the largest Chinese business delegations ever to visit India as he begins a three-day state visit to shore up a bilateral relationship dogged by disputes.
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Rovers deny transfer policy row

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 15:20

Blackburn Rovers' new owners deny the club's transfer policy is controlled by sports agency Kentaro and say the club is set to become a household name in India.
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Raids on Indian lobbyist premises

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 13:07

India's top investigation agency raids the home and offices of a corporate lobbyist in connection with a corruption inquiry.
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Harley makes first Indian bikes

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 12:27

The first Harley-Davidson motorbikes to be assembled in India are going on sale.
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Many dead in India wedding crash

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 8:21
related places: At

Nearly 30 people die as a bus carrying wedding guests plunges into a reservoir in southern India.
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Indian firms turn to celebrities

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 15:11

More and more businesses in India are relying on celebrities to promote their brand.
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India PM orders phone-tap inquiry

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 11:11

India's prime minister orders an inquiry into police wiretaps amid a scandal over the leak of a corporate lobbyist's conversations.
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New appeal over Indian holy site

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 9:04
related places: Ayodhya

A second Muslim group in India appeals against a ruling over the Ayodhya holy site, where a Hindu mob destroyed a mosque 18 years ago.
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India IT worker 'cut up his wife'

Monday, December 13th 2010, 12:38

Police in the Indian state of Uttarakhand file a murder case against a software engineer for killing his wife.
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Indian envoy 'in US airport row'

Monday, December 13th 2010, 11:20
related countries: United States United States

India's foreign ministry expresses concern as it is reported another of its diplomats has been subjected to a security search at a US airport.
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Gandhi denounces India opposition

Monday, December 13th 2010, 10:00

India Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi bitterly criticises the opposition BJP at the end of a parliamentary session blighted by walkouts.
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Gas pipeline to cross Afghanistan

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 23:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

A deal is struck on building a pipeline to carry Turkmen natural gas across Afghanistan to Pakistan and India.
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Today's motion

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 11:26

"Indian schools should stop teaching English." Discuss.
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India-EU generic drug row 'over'

Friday, December 10th 2010, 19:50

A row with India over the transit of generic drugs through the EU has been resolved, negotiators tell Reuters news agency.
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Pakistan media in Wikileaks hoax

Friday, December 10th 2010, 13:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani newspapers acknowledge they were hoaxed after publishing reports based on bogus Wikileaks cables containing anti-Indian propaganda.
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Green defender?

Friday, December 10th 2010, 13:11

The man shaking up India's environment ministry
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US concern at frisked India envoy

Friday, December 10th 2010, 11:08
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expresses concern over the frisking of India's ambassador Meera Shankar by an airport security agent.
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Delhi police safety move on rapes

Friday, December 10th 2010, 6:58
related places: Delhi

Police in Delhi announce new safety measures to protect women who work at night, following the gang rape of a call centre worker two weeks ago.
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India envoy frisked at US airport

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 11:23
related countries: United States United States

India's ambassador to the US Meera Shankar is pulled from an airport security line and frisked by a security agent in Mississippi.
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India 'to attend Nobel ceremony'

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 10:12
related countries: China China, Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

India is expected to attend the Nobel Peace Prize presentation to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in Oslo on Friday, official sources say.
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India ex-minister's homes raided

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 15:54

India's top investigation agency carries out raids on homes of a former telecommunications minister suspected of an alleged scandal, reports say.
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Questions over Varanasi security

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 12:42
related places: Varanasi

India's home minister says there may have been "some lapses" in security before Tuesday's deadly blast in the northern holy city of Varanasi.
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State of addiction

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 9:37

The drug abuse crisis unravelling India's prosperous Punjab
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India high alert after explosion

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 7:36
related places: Varanasi

Indian cities are on high alert as police hunt for those responsible for the blast in the holy city of Varanasi, which killed a one-year-old girl and wounded at least 34 people.
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Reprieve for India tobacco firms

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 7:19

India's tobacco industry wins a reprieve after the government says they can retain the existing pictorial warnings on their packages for another year.
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India holy city blast kills child

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 17:39
related places: Varanasi

A one-year-old girl is killed and at least 34 other people are injured by a bomb explosion in the northern Indian holy city of Varanasi, officials say.
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India and France in nuclear deal

Monday, December 6th 2010, 17:38
related countries: France France
related places: Delhi

India signs a deal to buy nuclear reactors from France, following talks between President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi.
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Nations 'rewriting climate plan'

Monday, December 6th 2010, 15:07
related countries: China China

The UN's former top climate official Yvo de Boer has accused developing countries, such as India and China, of trying to rewrite the Bali Action Plan.
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Bangladeshi ship heads to Somalia

Monday, December 6th 2010, 10:45
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Somalia Somalia

A Bangladeshi-flagged cargo ship hijacked by pirates off the coast of India appears to be heading towards the Somali coast, shipping officials say.
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Rio offers £2.2bn for Riversdale

Monday, December 6th 2010, 8:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto makes a £2.2bn bid for Riversdale Mining, whose largest shareholder is India's Tata Steel.
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Bangladesh ship seized off India

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 23:57
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi-flagged ship is thought to have been seized by pirates off southern India, say shipping officials.
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Drug addiction hits rich Indian state

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 2:12

There is growing concern in India about the rapid rise in drug addiction cases in Punjab, one of its wealthiest states.
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Pakistan 'shared Mumbai research'

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 6:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan agreed to a US plan to share its data on the 2008 Mumbai attacks with India, US cables published by Wikileaks have revealed.
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India seeks double Bhopal damages

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 13:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bhopal

India's government launches a court case to more than double the compensation paid by a US chemical company for the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster.
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India court okays Dalit icon park

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 13:14
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court says work can resume at a memorial park being built by low-caste Dalit icon Mayawati in the Delhi suburb of Noida.
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Journalism ethics row grips India

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 12:14

Senior editors in India consider putting in place systems to ensure ethical practices in journalism after well-known journalists are caught on tape talking to a lobbyist.
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India tobacco firms halt output

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 10:31

Two leading tobacco companies in India halt production in a row over new health warnings they are required to put on their packaging.
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India tycoon's $2bn charity gift

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 12:07

Indian software tycoon Azim Premji donates nearly $2bn (£1.3bn) to fund rural education and development programmes.
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Two arrested for Delhi gang rape

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 11:09
related places: Delhi

Two men are arrested in connection with the abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker last week in the Indian capital, Delhi.
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American Indian murder case opens

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 3:14
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A murder trial begins for a Canadian man accused of shooting an American Indian Movement activist 35 years ago in the US state of South Dakota.
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Tata Nano car sales sink by 85%

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 15:29

Sales of Tata Motors' Nano, the world's cheapest car, plunged by 85% in November, the Indian carmaker says.
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Indian rebel is produced in court

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 11:00

A separatist leader from the north-east Indian of state of Manipur, whose arrest was reported in October, appears in a court in the country.
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Delhi Games chiefs' homes raided

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 13:44

Indian police raid 11 locations in connection with alleged financial irregularities at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
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India maintains high growth rate

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 12:22

India's economy grew at a faster-than-expected rate of 8.9% in the second quarter, according to official data.
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India moves against phone firms

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 5:30

India's telecoms ministry says it will send notices to five firms asking why licences given to them two years ago should not be cancelled, after official auditors found they were not eligible for them.
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Somalia: 'People fed up of this'

Monday, November 29th 2010, 23:03
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

Somalia's prime minister has called for greater international support to help combat jihadist fighters linked to al-Qaeda.
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Top mountain bikers brave volcano

Monday, November 29th 2010, 11:33
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

Julien Absalon is one of hundreds of mountain bikers that have descended on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion to compete in one of the world's most extreme sporting challenges.
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Court rejects Gandhi faith appeal

Monday, November 29th 2010, 9:14
related places: Haryana

A court in India's northern Punjab and Haryana state dismisses a petition seeking details of Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi's religious beliefs.
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India Congress party MP resigns

Monday, November 29th 2010, 8:25

Indian Congress MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy quits after his television channel airs a programme criticising party leaders.
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Gay marchers celebrate in Delhi

Sunday, November 28th 2010, 14:11
related places: Delhi

About 2,000 people join a gay pride event in Delhi, the first such event since India decriminalised homosexuality last year.
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House-warming for world's 'most expensive' home

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 15:50
related places: Mumbai

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani hosts a house-warming party to show off his new 27-storey Mumbai residence, believed to be the world's priciest home.
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Is Mumbai winning fight against terror?

Friday, November 26th 2010, 19:22

India has marked two years since gunmen launched co-ordinated attacks in the western city of Mumbai (Bombay), killing 166 people.
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India widens banking loan probe

Friday, November 26th 2010, 11:06

Indian federal investigators announce an investigation into 21 companies in connection with a multi-million dollar banking scandal.
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India to open Sri Lanka mission

Friday, November 26th 2010, 8:33
related countries: China China, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India's foreign minister is to open one of two new consulates in Sri Lanka in what is seen as an attempt to check growing Chinese influence.
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Mumbai marks attacks anniversary

Friday, November 26th 2010, 6:04
related places: Mumbai

India is marking two years since gunmen launched co-ordinated attacks in the western city of Mumbai (Bombay), killing 166 people.
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Indian elephant is cured after five years of tusk ache

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 14:38

Dentists in the Indian state of Kerala say they have successfully repaired a working elephant's cracked tusk in the first operation of its kind.
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Wake-up call

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 13:31

'Backward' Bihar sends message of change to India
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Man held over India child deaths

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 9:27

Police in India's central Chhattisgarh state arrest an alleged witch doctor suspected of killing two children.
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Iraqi girl given gift of hearing

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 17:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A four-year-old Iraqi girl has heard her mother's voice - and other sounds - for the first time following an operation in India.
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Bankers held over Indian 'scam'

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 14:03
related places: Mumbai

Police in the Indian city of Mumbai arrest eight people, including senior executives of top state banks, over a suspected loans scam.
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Bihar leader headed for landslide

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 13:21
related places: Bihar

The chief minister of India's Bihar state, Nitish Kumar, sweeps back to power with a landslide victory in assembly elections.
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Slumdog children report wins award

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 9:45
related places: Mumbai

This year's special SONY Professional Impact Award went to a moving story about the lives of impoverished children in the Indian city of Mumbai.
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Indian forces kill Maoist rebels

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 11:15

Security forces in India kill at least nine suspected Maoist insurgents in the central state of Chhattisgarh.
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More troops on Sino-India border

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 9:55

India forms two new army divisions - comprising more than 36,000 men - to defend the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.
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Kashmir 'rehab policy' launched

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 17:59
related places: Jammu

The government of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir gives formal approval to a militants' rehabilitation policy.
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India parliament impasse unbroken

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 10:09

An all-party meeting fails to break a parliamentary deadlock in India over opposition demands for an inquiry into an alleged telecoms scam.
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Commonwealth Games official held

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 9:14

A third Commonwealth Games official has been arrested by India's top investigative agency over alleged financial irregularities.
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India dominate Asiad track events

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 5:34
related countries: China China
related places: Guangzhou

India gain three gold medals on the ninth day of competition at the 2010 Asian Games in China's Guangzhou city.
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Bihar hit by deadly 'rebel' blast

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 8:46
related places: At, Bihar

At least seven people have been killed in north-east India after a bomb thought to have been planted by Maoist rebels exploded, Bihar police say.
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Peacekeepers' comforts

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 12:01

The corner of an African field that is forever India
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India PM denies 'inaction' claims

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 11:45

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rejects accusations he acted too slowly over a telecoms scandal, and calls for anyone guilty to be punished.
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Blackburn taken over in £43m deal

Friday, November 19th 2010, 13:35
related places: Rao

Blackburn Rovers are bought in a £43m deal by the Rao family to become the first Indian-owned Premier League club.
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Competition for India's coffee houses

Friday, November 19th 2010, 12:22

Traditional Indian coffee houses are facing stiff competition from western coffee chains.
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India PM quizzed on 'scam' claims

Friday, November 19th 2010, 5:56

India's Supreme Court directs PM Manmohan Singh to explain his "alleged inaction" in failing to sanction the prosecution of a former minister.
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Families' anger over India crash

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 14:30

Relatives of people killed in an Air India crash in May react angrily to a leaked report which blamed a sleepy and disorientated pilot.
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Image change

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:22
related places: Bihar

India's Bihar state sheds its badlands reputation
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Corruption 'cost India billions'

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:17

India has lost more than $460bn since Independence because of companies and the rich illegally funnelling their wealth overseas, a report by the watchdog Global Financial Integrity says.
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India restricts reality TV shows

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 17:57

The Indian government restricts reality television shows with adult content, allowing them to be broadcast only late at night.
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Air India pilot blamed for crash

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 14:41

A napping pilot caused a plane crash in southern India in May that killed almost 160 people, an official investigation reportedly finds.
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Kashmir gripped by Eid protests

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 11:47
related places: Srinagar

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir fire shots in the air and use tear gas shells to disperse hundreds of protesters in Srinagar.
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Delhi rescue bid goes into night

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 16:56
related places: Delhi

Police in the Indian capital Delhi continue their search for survivors of Tuesday's building collapse which so far has killed at least 66 people.
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'Billions lost' in India sell-off

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 13:22

Federal auditors accuse India's former telecommunications minister of underselling mobile phone licences worth billions of dollars.
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New large species of squid found

Monday, November 15th 2010, 18:42
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A new species of squid has been discovered by scientists during a research cruise in the southern Indian ocean.
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Commonwealth Games officials held

Monday, November 15th 2010, 16:27

India's top investigating agency arrests two 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games officials for alleged financial irregularities.
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Muslim appeal over Ayodhya ruling

Monday, November 15th 2010, 15:48
related places: Ayodhya

One of India's leading Muslim groups appeals against the ruling over the Ayodhya holy site, where Hindu mobs destroyed a mosque 18 years ago.
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NZ fight back after Harbhajan ton

Monday, November 15th 2010, 12:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's Brendon McCullum leads the recovery after India spinner Harbhajan Singh makes his second century in a row on the fourth day of the second Test.
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