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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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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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India to launch 'ID card' scheme

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 15:45

The Indian government begins moves to provide unique identification numbers to all of its citizens.
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Many die in acute Indian heatwave

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 10:00

A severe heatwave claims the lives of nearly 100 people across India with the state of Orissa worst affected, reports say.
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India slams 'ferocious' attacks

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 8:30
related countries: Australia Australia

India's overseas minister expresses concern over the "ferocity" of recent attacks on Indian students in Australia.
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S Lanka 'accepts' Tamil aid ship

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 4:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Indian officials say Sri Lanka has agreed to accept an aid cargo from Europe for Tamil civilians displaced in the civil war.
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India monsoon rain 'below normal'

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 11:07

Indian officials say that monsoon rains in the country are likely to be "below normal" leading to fears about higher food prices.
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India Maoist official in custody

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 8:54
related places: Calcutta

A court in the Indian city of Calcutta remands a leading Maoist official in custody after he walked out of a talk programme.
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Hanging of Indian 'spy' upheld

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 7:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court upholds the hanging of an Indian man convicted for spying and carrying out bomb attacks.
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Fifteen killed in India bus crash

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 5:27
related places: At

At least 15 people are killed as two buses collide in Indian-administered Kashmir, the police say.
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Mumbai warrants seek 22 suspects

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 22:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

An Indian court issues arrest warrants for 22 Pakistani citizens suspected of organising last year's Mumbai attacks.
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India bans Maoist communist party

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 16:34

The Indian government outlaws the Maoist Communist Party as a terrorist group, giving authorities enhanced powers of arrest.
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Indian police killed by 'Maoists'

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 14:50

At least 11 Indian police officers are killed in a landmine attack by suspected Maoist rebels, police say.
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Star-crossed love

Friday, June 19th 2009, 21:38

Romeo and Juliet tragedy in Indian village
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India stunned by brilliant Bravo

Friday, June 12th 2009, 19:40

Dwayne Bravo produces a stunning all-round display as West Indies beat holders India in their World Twenty20 match at Lord's.
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Live text - ICC World Twenty20

Friday, June 12th 2009, 12:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

West Indies chase 154 to beat India at Lord's as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 19 runs in the the World Twenty20 Super Eights.
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Indian factory output up in April

Friday, June 12th 2009, 11:25

India's industrial output rose unexpectedly in April, figures show, fuelling hopes that a recovery may be in sight.
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India wants Kashmir troops move

Friday, June 12th 2009, 10:48

The Indian government wants to withdraw troops from inhabitant areas of Indian-administered Kashmir, the federal home minister says.
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Ruthless India outclass Ireland

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 19:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Defending champions India beat Ireland by eight wickets in the final match of the group stages at the World Twenty20.
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Indian prostitutes turn to karate to help keep themselves safe

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 18:24

Prostitutes in southern India take karate lessons to protect themselves from violent customers and pimps.
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India military air crash kills 13

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 15:20
related countries: China China

The Indian Air Force says no one survived when a transport plane carrying 13 people crashed near the border with China.
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Live text - World Twenty20

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 12:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland

India race towards victory against Ireland in a World Twenty20 match reduced to 18 overs per side, with Sri Lanka earlier beating West Indies.
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Maoist attack kills India police

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 7:48

Suspected Maoist rebels in India kill 10 police personnel in the state of Jharkhand, officials say.
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Family affair

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 0:17

Dynastic politics is still widespread in Indian life
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Kashmir hit by renewed protests

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 13:42

Students in Indian-administered Kashmir hold further protests over the rape and killing of two women last month.
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Police fire on Kashmir protesters

Monday, June 8th 2009, 17:11

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir fire on crowds demonstrating against the alleged rape and murder of two women.
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Prawn problems

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 15:16

India's struggling fishing industry in pictures
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Producers call off Bollywood strike

Friday, June 5th 2009, 5:55

India's Bollywood film producers call off a strike staged amid differences over sharing revenue with multiplex cinemas.
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Funeral held for Punjab preacher

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 15:03

Thousands of devotees attend the funeral in India's Punjab state of a preacher whose killing last month sparked riots.
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Stage set for Twenty20 showpiece

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 12:34

Hosts England are ready to get the second ICC World Twenty20 under way at Lord's on Friday as champions India prepare to defend their trophy.
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India's president sets out agenda

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 7:23

India's President Pratibha Patil addresses the joint session of parliament, setting out the agenda for the new government.
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Promoters vow ICL 'will carry on'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 11:38

The promoters of the breakaway Indian Cricket League insists it still has a future despite leading players leaving the competition.
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Australia mulls race crime laws

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 6:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian authorities consider imposing tougher sentences for hate crimes after a spate of attacks on Indian students.
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Killings provoke Kashmir protests

Monday, June 1st 2009, 14:08

Protests continue across Indian-administered Kashmir, following the deaths of two women allegedly killed by Indian troops.
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Angry Indians set train on fire

Monday, June 1st 2009, 12:32

Angry protesters in northern India set fire to a train in protest at a move not to stop at remote stations, police say.
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India in warning on tobacco packs

Monday, June 1st 2009, 7:23

All new tobacco products manufactured in India will have to carry pictorial warnings to discourage their use.
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'Race' attacks spark Indian rally

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 12:02
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: At

At least 2,000 Indian students and supporters protest in Australia over attacks which they say are racially motivated.
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Scrum down

Friday, May 29th 2009, 23:51

India's women's rugby team takes on the world
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Slumdog stars 'to get new homes'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 19:31

The Indian state of Maharashtra announces it will give new homes to the two child stars of the Slumdog Millionaire film.
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Indian air force gets Awacs plane

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 14:15
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

India boosts its defence capability with the delivery of an Awacs plane under a deal with Israel and Russia.
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New Indian ministers sworn in

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 11:02
related places: Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh finalises his new cabinet after days of political manoeuvring.
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'Over 200 killed' by Cyclone Aila

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 8:51
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

More than 200 people are killed by Cyclone Aila which hit Bangladesh and India's West Bengal state, relief officials say.
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Scores are killed by Cyclone Aila

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 17:37
related places: Calcutta

More than 155 people are killed by Cyclone Aila which hit Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal, officials say.
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Giving a voice

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 8:59

How radio is helping poor women in India
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Storm lashes Bangladesh and India

Monday, May 25th 2009, 16:51
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A cyclone sweeping across eastern India and Bangladesh kills 15 people and makes at least 100,000 homeless, officials say.
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Punjab riots after Vienna killing

Monday, May 25th 2009, 15:36
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Riots break out across Indian Punjab after a preacher from an Indian sect is killed by a rival Sikh group at a temple in Austria.
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Human skulls found in India pond

Monday, May 25th 2009, 14:29

Authorities in northern India are digging out a pond in which hundreds of human skulls have been discovered.
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India rights activist to be freed

Monday, May 25th 2009, 8:43

India's Supreme Court orders the release on bail of leading public-health specialist and human-rights activist Binayak Sen.
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Deccan score IPL victory

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 18:13

Deccan Chargers beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six runs in the final of the Indian Premier League.
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Key Indian ministers appointed

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 15:17

The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, announces the key appointments in his new cabinet.
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Modi plans second IPL tournament

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 12:04

Lalit Modi is considering plans to stage two Indian Premier League tournaments a year - one in India and another shorter one overseas.
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Bowled over

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 15:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Indian cricket league flourishes in South Africa
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Indian government sworn in

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 13:04
related places: Delhi

India's new Congress-led government, with Manmohan Singh as prime minister, takes the oath of office in Delhi.
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Sri Lanka vows to resettle Tamils

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 19:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka pledges to resettle most of the 280,000 Tamils displaced by the civil war in six months.
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Police die in India Maoist attack

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 17:02

Suspected Maoist rebels in India kill 16 police personnel in a gun battle in the western state of Maharashtra, police say.
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Congress set to form government

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 13:42

The Congress-led coalition in India says it has enough support from other parties to form a new government.
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India 'has 153 tainted new MPs'

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 13:42
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At least 153 of the newly-elected MPs in India are charged in criminal cases, says a study by civil society groups.
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Congress elects Singh as leader

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 8:15

India's Congress party elects Manmohan Singh as its leader in parliament, setting the stage for his return as prime minister.
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