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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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Jaipur funeral for Indian royal

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 8:21
related places: Jaipur

Thousands of people gather for the funeral of one of the last Indian royals, Gayatri Devi, in her home state of Jaipur.
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Indian queen Gayatri Devi dies

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 18:01

One of the last queens of India, Gayatri Devi, once described as one of the most beautiful women in the world, dies, aged 90.
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Indian PM defends Pakistan talks

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 14:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says his country had no choice but to hold peace talks with Pakistan.
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Risky stunts banned from schools in Indian state

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 9:07

Schools in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu are instructed not to stage events with "risky" stunts.
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Tell-all TV

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 17:36

A hit new talk show in India sparks anger and debate
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Indian interest rates unchanged

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 8:45

The Reserve Bank of India keeps interest rates at record lows in a continuing effort to return the economy to growth.
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India submarine 'threatens peace'

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 5:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's launch of a nuclear-powered submarine is a threat to regional peace and security, Pakistan's foreign ministry says.
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Tata profits defy falling sales

Monday, July 27th 2009, 12:05

Indian car manufacturer Tata Motors sees its profits rise 58% as lower steel costs outweigh a fall in sales.
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London protests over Indian mine

Monday, July 27th 2009, 11:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mining firm Vedanta will face activists at its AGM later, protesting against its plans to open an Indian mine.
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Three convicted for Mumbai blasts

Monday, July 27th 2009, 11:16
related places: Mumbai

A special court in the Indian city of Mumbai finds three people guilty of bombings that killed 55 people in 2003.
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Anglican Church in India mine row

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 15:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Campaigner Bianca Jagger criticises the Church of England for investing in a controversial Indian mining project.
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India launches nuclear submarine

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 12:24

India's prime minister launches the first nuclear-powered submarine built entirely in the country.
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India to set up school for rogue monkeys

Friday, July 24th 2009, 18:48

Wildlife officials in India plan to build a special school to discipline delinquent monkeys.
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New lizard species found in India

Friday, July 24th 2009, 11:45

Scientists discover a new species of lizard in the lush Western Ghats mountain range in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
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Nepal probes elephant 'attacks'

Friday, July 24th 2009, 8:54
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepalese officials go to the far east of the country to investigate attacks by elephants migrating from neighbouring India.
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Six NZ players to forgo IPL cash

Friday, July 24th 2009, 8:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket persuades its six Indian Premier League players to agree contracts with the board and forgo "significant sums of money".
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Calcutta hit by transport strike

Friday, July 24th 2009, 6:14
related places: Calcutta

Private buses and taxi operators in India's third most populous city, Calcutta, begin an indefinite strike over vehicle bans.
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Mumbai suspect trial to proceed

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 15:09
related places: Mumbai

An Indian court rules that the trial of the main suspect in the Mumbai attacks will continue despite his guilty plea.
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Stray snake halts proceedings at Indian assembly

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 14:30

A snake on the loose brings panic and halts proceedings in the legislative assembly of the Indian state of Orissa.
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Asia watches long solar eclipse

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 8:18
related countries: China China

The longest total solar eclipse this century crosses Asia, with swathes of India and China plunged into darkness.
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Airline apologises to frisked Indian ex-president

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 7:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

America's Continental Airlines apologises to former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam for frisking him as he boarded a flight to the US.
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New accident at Delhi metro site

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 7:04
related places: Delhi

A labourer is killed in the third accident at a metro construction site in India's capital, Delhi, in the past 10 days.
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Strong profits at India's Wipro

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 6:46

Indian outsourcing firm Wipro announces higher quarterly profits, despite the global economic downturn.
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Trial of Mumbai suspect adjourned

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 8:03
related places: Mumbai

The trial of the main suspect in last November's deadly Mumbai attacks is adjourned until Wednesday.
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India classical singer dies at 97

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 5:33

Leading Indian classical vocalist, Gangubhai Hangal, passes away aged 97 after a brief illness, doctors say.
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US and India agree defence pact

Monday, July 20th 2009, 17:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US and India agree a defence pact which will speed up the sale of advanced American weaponry to India.
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Mumbai suspect pleads guilty

Monday, July 20th 2009, 12:59

The leading suspect in last November's deadly attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai switches his plea to guilty.
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India court upholds conviction

Monday, July 20th 2009, 11:39
related places: Delhi

A court in the Indian capital Delhi upholds the conviction of Sanjeev Nanda, the son of a wealthy Indian arms dealer in a notorious hit and run case.
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India court reviews gay sex order

Monday, July 20th 2009, 10:44

India's Supreme Court refuses to put on hold a landmark high court ruling which decriminalised gay sex.
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Probe into India leader attack

Monday, July 20th 2009, 6:00

Authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh announce an investigation into the burning of the house of a senior politician.
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In pictures

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 22:58

Famous Indian spice market feels economic heat
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Clinton seeks goodwill in India

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 5:01
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a five-day visit to India with a ceremony to mark last year's Mumbai attacks.
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Delhi focus

Friday, July 17th 2009, 22:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

Clinton seeks to deepen US ties with India
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Tough task

Friday, July 17th 2009, 17:52

Hillary Clinton faces diplomatic test on visit to India
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India Moon probe 'malfunctions'

Friday, July 17th 2009, 10:01

India's first mission to the Moon experiences a technical problem while in orbit, space research officials in India say.
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World's cheapest car to hit roads

Friday, July 17th 2009, 9:10
related places: Mumbai

The world's cheapest car, Nano, is set to hit the streets of India with the first customer receiving keys to the vehicle in western Mumbai city.
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Strike over violence shuts Bengal

Friday, July 17th 2009, 6:35

A strike over recent political violence leads to a widespread shutdown in the Indian state of West Bengal.
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India puts Pakistan talks on hold

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 21:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

India will not start peace talks with Pakistan until the Mumbai suspects are brought to justice, PM Manmohan Singh says.
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Pakistan and India in terror vow

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 14:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan and India pledge to co-operate in fighting terrorism, after a meeting to discuss restarting peace talks.
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India leader held over comments

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 11:53

A senior member of India's ruling party is arrested after criticising a low-caste leader's policy of compensating rape victims.
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US film studio gets Indian cash boost

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

Steven Spielberg's film studio will receive $825m to begin producing movies starting this year, the studio's Indian partner says.
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Police held over Kashmir murder

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 7:39

Four police officers are held in connection with the alleged murders of two women in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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India and Pakistan discuss terror

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 8:34
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Pakistan Pakistan

The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan meet on the sidelines of a summit in Egypt to discuss terrorism.
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Strike hits India tea and tourism

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 5:36

An indefinite strike called by a regional political party hurts tea production and tourism in India's Darjeeling hills.
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Indian tiger park admits it has no tigers

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 20:42

One of India's main tiger parks, Panna National Park in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, admits it no longer has any tigers.
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Eclipse fever

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 12:05

Why an obscure Indian village is in the limelight
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Strike affects Indian tea region

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 6:56

An indefinite strike called by a regional political party affects life in India's tea-producing Darjeeling hills in West Bengal state.
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Seven die in India flood accident

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 4:50
related places: At

At least seven people die after a bus they were travelling in is swept away by a flash flood in the Indian state of Orissa.
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India brides had 'virginity test'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 15:29

India's National Commission for Women asks Madhya Pradesh state why hundreds of would-be brides were reportedly made to undergo virginity tests.
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Army colonel dies in Assam blast

Monday, July 13th 2009, 8:40

An Indian army colonel and his driver die in a powerful landmine explosion in India's north-eastern state of Assam, officials say.
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Ambush kills 29 Indian policemen

Monday, July 13th 2009, 7:15

The number of policemen killed in an attack by suspected Maoist rebels in India's Chhattisgarh state rises to 29, police say.
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Deadly ambush hits Indian police

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 12:33
related places: At

At least 23 policemen die in an attack by suspected Maoist rebels in eastern India, officials say.
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Metro bridge collapses in Delhi

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 7:49
related places: Delhi

A partially constructed bridge collapses in Delhi, killing at least five people and injuring 15, Indian officials say.
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India toxic alcohol toll tops 100

Friday, July 10th 2009, 11:22

More than 100 people die after consuming toxic illegal alcohol in the Indian state of Gujarat as police warn the toll could rise.
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New Kashmir protests over murder

Friday, July 10th 2009, 7:57

Thousands of protesters take to the streets in Indian-administered Kashmir, following the alleged murder of a young woman.
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Indian toxic alcohol 'kills 96'

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 14:13
related places: At

At least 96 people are now known to have died in India's Gujarat state after drinking toxic illegal alcohol, police say.
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Probe accuses Kashmir policemen

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 6:02

A judicial probe into the alleged rape and murder of two women in Indian-administered Kashmir points to police inolvement.
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Sania Mirza admirer is arrested

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 14:06

An Indian man turns up at the home of tennis star Sania Mirza and threatens to kill himself if she does not marry him.
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Indian toxic alcohol kills many

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 12:14
related places: At

At least two dozen people die in India's Gujarat state after drinking toxic illegal alcohol, police say.
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On the road

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 0:10

Tracing the Roma from Indian origins to European plight
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Mumbai faces acute water shortage

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 12:33
related places: Mumbai

The Indian city of Mumbai faces water rationing for the first time in living memory as supplies are hit by poor monsoon rain.
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Top Indian court upholds hangings

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 12:29

India's Supreme Court refuses to replace hanging with lethal injection as the country's sole method of execution.
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Assam flooding 'strands 500,000'

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 11:20

Half a million people have been stranded as rivers burst their banks in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, officials say.
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India outlines growth challenge

Monday, July 6th 2009, 10:45

India's government unveils its annual budget, saying the "first challenge" is to return to 9% annual growth "at the earliest".
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Fatal blasts in India factories

Monday, July 6th 2009, 6:42
related places: At

At least eight people die in blasts at two explosives factories in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, officials say.
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Yemenia crash jet signal detected

Sunday, July 5th 2009, 11:04
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A signal is detected from the data recorders of the Yemenia plane that crashed in the Indian Ocean this week, officials say.
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Month mourning for Comoros crash

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 15:46
related countries: Comoros Comoros, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

The Comoros will mourn the victims of this week's plane crash for 30 days, the president of Indian Ocean nation announces.
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India media hails gay sex ruling

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 4:59

The Indian media welcomes a ruling by a Delhi court decriminalising homosexuality in the country.
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Landmark ruling

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 10:33

Activists hail 'historic' India gay sex judgement
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Should gay sex be legalised in India?

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 10:03

Homosexual sex between consenting adults is no longer a criminal act in India. Will it change life for gay people?
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Court decriminalises gay sex in India

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 10:02

An Indian court rules that homosexual intercourse between consenting adults is not a criminal act, overturning colonial law.
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Indian growth of 7% 'is possible'

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 9:10

Economic growth of 7% in India is possible this year, according to a report from the country's finance ministry.
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Red sun

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 0:28

India's Maoist rebels dig deep in West Bengal
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India's exports continue to fall

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 11:11

India's exports fell in May for the eighth month in a row as overseas demand for goods shrinks in the global recession.
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Yemen plane's black box located

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 9:37
related countries: France France, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Yemen Yemen

One of the flight recorders from the Yemeni plane which crashed in the Indian Ocean has been located, French officials say.
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Girl survives Yemen plane crash

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 3:23
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Yemen Yemen

Details emerge of the rescue of a teenage girl who is the only known survivor after an air crash off the Comoro islands.
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France 'banned Yemen crash plane'

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 23:21
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Yemen Yemen

A Yemeni plane which crashed in the Indian Ocean was banned from France since 2007 over "irregularities", a minister says.
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Mumbai gets top anti-terror force

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 20:00
related places: Mumbai

Seven months after terror attacks in India, the city of Mumbai is allocated its first dedicated elite security force.
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French passengers in plane crash

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 11:27
related countries: Comoros Comoros, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Yemen Yemen

A Yemeni airliner with many French and Comoran passengers on board crashes in the Indian Ocean.
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Ayodhya attack report submitted

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 9:31

A report on the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid mosque, which sparked communal riots across India, is submitted.
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Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 5:21
related places: Mumbai

The first bridge to be built over the sea in India is set to open in the western city of Mumbai - eight years after work began.
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Mayawati statues spree challenged

Monday, June 29th 2009, 16:59

The Indian politician Mayawati is accused of wrongly using huge sums of public money to build statues of herself and her allies.
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India intensifies Maoist battles

Monday, June 29th 2009, 12:19

Indian security forces clash with Maoist guerrillas as they launch fresh operations against rebel strongholds, officials say.
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Soldier killed on Kashmir border

Monday, June 29th 2009, 8:12

An Indian soldier in the disputed territory of Kashmir is killed by firing across the Line of Control (LoC), army officials say.
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Windies thrash India in Kingston

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 21:47
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Kingston

West Indies demolish India by eight-wickets in Kingston to level their one-day series at 1-1.
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India heat wave sparks protests

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 11:19
related places: Delhi

Protests grow over power cuts in Delhi, as the Indian capital remains in the grip of a blistering heat wave.
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Indian forces clash with Maoists

Friday, June 26th 2009, 17:36

Indian forces launch fresh assaults against Maoist strongholds in the state of West Bengal, officials say.
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Indian armed forces to put hot chilli in hand grenades

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 17:54

Defence scientists in India want to put one of the world's hottest chilli powders into hand grenades to control riots and fight insurgents.
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