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The Indian women who took on a multinational and won

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 23:45

How a group of barely educated female labourers took on a multinational
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France's migrant 'cemetery' in Africa

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 23:24
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

France's migrant 'cemetery' in the Indian Ocean
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BJP 'rebukes politicians' in beef row

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 18:06

The head of India's governing BJP party Amit Shah reportedly rebukes four BJP politicians for making controversial statements about beef.
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Arrests over rape of Indian infants

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 10:03
related places: Delhi

Several men and youths are arrested in connection with the rapes of two young children in Delhi, which caused a political outcry in India.
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Outrage as children raped in Delhi

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 18:53
related places: Delhi

Two young children are reported to have been raped in the Indian capital Delhi, drawing strong criticism from the city's chief minister.
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VIDEO: Indians forced off land by flooding

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 8:53
related places: But

The monsoon rains in India have disappointed for a second year in a row, meaning farmers face drought and the government will have to import more food. But in the remote north-east of the country, locals face the opposite problem.
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Students die in Mumbai restaurant fire

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 7:07
related places: Mumbai

A possible gas cylinder blast has killed at least eight people, most of them students, in a restaurant in the Indian city of Mumbai, police say.
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A viral picture of intolerance in India

Friday, October 16th 2015, 23:33

The conversations convulsing Indian social media
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Streep backs rape documentary for Oscar

Friday, October 16th 2015, 11:25
related places: New Delhi

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep calls for a documentary chronicling the rape of a young student on a bus in New Delhi to win an Academy Award.
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Law on judges' appointment struck down

Friday, October 16th 2015, 7:05

India's Supreme Court strikes down a new law giving government more say in appointing judges.
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'Muslims should stop eating beef'

Friday, October 16th 2015, 6:11

A senior leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) says Muslims living in the country should give up consuming beef.
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Indian 'mystery girl' finds her family

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 13:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Indian woman found on the Pakistani side of the border more than a decade ago identifies her family from photos and may soon be heading home.
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India's Zaheer announces retirement

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 10:13

India left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan retires from international cricket with 311 Test and 282 one-day wickets.
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Court strikes down Mumbai dance bar ban

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 8:58
related places: Mumbai

India's Supreme Court puts on hold a law banning dance bars in the western state of Maharashtra and its capital city, Mumbai, allowing them to reopen.
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Australia approves controversial mine

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 6:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government gives its approval for one of the world's biggest coal mines to be built by Indian company Adani in Queensland.
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India to declassify Subhash Bose files

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 4:01

India's government will begin declassifying crucial files on revolutionary leader Subhash Chandra Bose from 23 January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.
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Why the humble cow is India's most polarising animal

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 0:22

Why the bovine is India's most polarising animal
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Mumbai man found alive in mortuary dies

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 11:44

An Indian man, who surprised mortuary staff by waking up just before a post-mortem examination, dies two days later in the same hospital.
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Six held over India ink attack

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 10:01
related places: Mumbai

Six members of a far-right Hindu group are arrested for an ink attack on Indian activist Sudheendra Kulkarni in Mumbai on Monday.
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How India's writers are fighting intolerance

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 9:28

Unprecedented challenge by India's writers
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Looking for India's 'lost' leader

Monday, October 12th 2015, 23:39

Did India's Chandra Bose really die in a plane crash?
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Indian activist hit by ink attack

Monday, October 12th 2015, 16:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Far-right Hindus in Mumbai douse the leader of an Indian think-tank with ink in protest at the launch of a book by a former Pakistani foreign minister.
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Men held after rape of Delhi girl, 4

Monday, October 12th 2015, 15:03
related places: Delhi

Police in the Indian capital Delhi are questioning two men in connection with the rape of a four-year-old girl.
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Queues in crucial India Bihar elections

Monday, October 12th 2015, 5:28
related places: Bihar

Thousands of people queue up at polling stations in India's Bihar state for elections that are seen as a test of PM Narendra Modi's popularity.
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South Indian actress Manorama dies

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 7:27

One of the best-known South Indian actresses, Gopishantha - better-known by her stage name Manorama, dies, aged 78, her family says.
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JJ Valaya: India designer brings royalty to Delhi streets

Friday, October 9th 2015, 23:26
related places: Delhi

India designer brings royalty to Delhi streets
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VIDEO: Employer 'cut off my arm'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 14:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

An Indian domestic servant said her Saudi employer "cut off her arm" when she was trying to escape, having been locked in.
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India anger at Saudi arm chopping

Friday, October 9th 2015, 8:22
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh

India says it has complained to Saudi Arabia after an employer allegedly chopped off an Indian maid’s arm when she tried to escape.
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Modi breaks silence on 'beef' lynching

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 13:48

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Hindus and Muslims should fight poverty, not each other, in his first comments on the lynching of a Muslim man.
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Pakistani singer's India show cancelled

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 11:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

A concert by Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali in the Indian city of Mumbai is cancelled after protests by a right-wing Hindu party.
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VIDEO: Kashmir lawmakers brawl over beef row

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 11:20

A Muslim lawmaker from Indian-administered Kashmir is beaten up in the state assembly by members of the Hindu nationalist BJP for hosting a "beef party".
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India activist to fight sex determination ruling

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 23:18

The first Indian woman to initiate proceedings against her husband under a law that bans foetal gender determination lost her case, but will keep fighting.
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Nepalese 'donate' fuel to India embassy

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 16:50
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

About 200 Twitter users in Nepal gather outside the Indian embassy in Kathmandu to "donate" oil as fuel shortages become more acute.
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India man builds 26-foot-high car

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 12:35

An Indian man aims for a second Guinness world record by building a 26-foot-high car, modelled on the 1922 Ford Tourer,
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Indian police sent 'wrong body' to UK

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 8:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The daughter of a British businessman believed murdered in India says the body sent to the UK is not her father's.
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India to test 'illegal' beef exports

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 5:12

India plans to set up laboratories at ports to test for illegal beef exports amid controversy over the lynching of a Muslim man rumoured to have eaten beef.
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UK ending aid to India: Where does the money go?

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 0:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Is Britain right to stop giving aid to India?
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'Delhi I Love You': Can you love India's most reviled city?

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 23:57

Can you love India's most reviled city?
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Court helps US transgender man go home

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 5:55
related countries: United States United States

A court in India directs the police to help a transgender man who was allegedly tricked by his parents into coming to the country to return home to the US.
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'Beef' lynching: Failure of India's political imagination?

Monday, October 5th 2015, 15:42

Why 'beef' killing underscores failure of India's politics
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Can Pakistan and India ever live in harmony?

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 23:21

Can Pakistan and India ever live in harmony?
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VIDEO: 'Rugby changed my whole life'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 23:17

A charity in India is using rugby to teach young people valuable life lessons.
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India students in Gandhi dress create Guinness record

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 12:26
related places: Bangalore

School children from the southern Indian city of Bangalore create a world record for "the largest gathering of people dressed as Mohandas Gandhi".
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India vows to slow emissions rise

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 11:35

India, the world's third largest carbon emitter, pledges to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by up to 35% by 2030, compared with 2005.
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In pictures: Coffee houses of India

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 0:02

The worker-owned cafes bringing coffee to people across India
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Why are statues of Indian icon Ambedkar being caged?

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 23:04

Why statues of Indian icon are being caged
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India police charge toddler with theft

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 12:40

Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are left red-faced after charging a two-year-old boy with theft.
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Thirsty India leopard gets head stuck in pot

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 6:40

A male leopard spends five hours with its head stuck in a metal pot in a village in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan.
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Why India man was lynched over beef rumours

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 3:52

Why Indian man was lynched over beef rumours
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Protest-hit Nepal 'may fly in fuel'

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 13:11
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Nepal Oil Corporation says it may fly in fuel as protests over constitutional changes prevent supply trucks from India coming in.
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Indian man lynched over beef rumours

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 8:45

A 50-year-old man is killed in a mob lynching allegedly over rumours that his family had been storing and consuming beef at home, reports said.
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Death for five in Mumbai train blasts

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 7:28
related places: Mumbai

A court in the western Indian city of Mumbai sentences five people to death over the 2006 serial bombings of commuter trains.
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VIDEO: Dengue fever outbreak in Delhi

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 0:55
related places: Delhi

The Indian capital Delhi is in the grip of the most severe outbreak of Dengue fever for years.
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Nepal blocks Indian TV channels

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:14
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Cable TV operators in Nepal are blocking 42 Indian channels in protest against what they call a "blockade of goods" into the country.
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VIDEO: Protesters block Nepalese border

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 9:23
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Protesters opposing the new constitution in Nepal have blocked a vital border crossing with India, as Sanjoy Majumder reports.
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India cuts rates by more than expected

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 8:27

The Reserve Bank of India cuts its key interest rate to 6.75% from 7.25%, a sharper cut than expected and its fourth rate reduction this year.
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Many missing in India ferry sinking

Monday, September 28th 2015, 21:39

As many as 50 people may have drowned after an overcrowded river boat capsizes in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, officials say.
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India launches first space laboratory

Monday, September 28th 2015, 8:56

India launches its first dedicated space laboratory Astrosat from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
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India's lake of toxic snowy froth

Monday, September 28th 2015, 7:50
related places: Bangalore

A toxic snowy froth caused in a lake by industrial pollution has spilled over into neighbourhoods in India's Bangalore city.
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India man arrested for 'upskirt' photos

Monday, September 28th 2015, 7:08

A 34-year-old Indian lawyer is arrested for allegedly taking upskirt photos and videos of women with a shoe-camera, police say.
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Modi hails social media at Facebook HQ

Monday, September 28th 2015, 5:22

Indian PM Narendra Modi hails the political power of social media in the modern world as he visits Facebook headquarters in California.
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VIDEO: Modi tears up at Facebook Q&A session

Monday, September 28th 2015, 1:20

On a visit to Facebook headquarters in California, Indian PM Narendra Modi appeared to cry as he talked about the sacrifices made by his mother during his childhood.
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Kashmir clashes leave 12 injured

Friday, September 25th 2015, 12:09
related places: At

At least 12 people are injured after Indian forces fire tear gas and use batons to disperse hundreds of protesters in India-controlled Kashmir.
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India PM meets Fortune 500 CEOs

Friday, September 25th 2015, 6:03
related countries: United States United States

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets 47 chief executives of Fortune 500 companies, during a five-day visit to the US.
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Nepal protests block India border

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 17:06
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Fresh protests over a new constitution break out in southern Nepal, blocking the border with India and shutting off vital supply lines.
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Grandchildren win India royal's riches

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:04

The grandchildren of one of the last queens of India win a long legal battle to inherit her properties.
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Parsi matrimonial courts: India's only surviving jury trials

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 0:48

India's only surviving jury trials
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Five bizarre 'lessons' in Indian textbooks

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 21:04

School 'lessons' that got it horribly wrong
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VIDEO: Indian monsoon deficit: what's the cause?

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 19:53

This year's Indian monsoon is 14% deficient, but what does this mean for India? Nick Miller explains.
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India to buy Boeing helicopters

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:13
related countries: United States United States

India's cabinet approves a $2.5bn (£1.7bn) deal to buy 37 military helicopters from the US aviation company Boeing.
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India withdraws encryption policy

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 7:53

The Indian government withdraws a draft encryption policy after public uproar over the proposed measures.
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ADB lowers Asian growth forecast

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 7:02
related countries: China China

The Asian Development Bank lowers its growth forecasts for Asia's developing economies on the back of slowing expansion in China and India.
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Outcry prompts India encryption shift

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 3:50

The Indian government exempts social media applications from a new encryption policy after public uproar over the proposed measures.
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India man buried alive in road crater

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:15

An Indian man has died after construction workers who failed to see him lying in a crater on the road buried him alive.
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Tributes paid to Indian cricket boss

Monday, September 21st 2015, 4:38
related places: Kolkata

Tributes are paid to the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Jagmohan Dalmiya, who has died in the city of Kolkata.
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Indian cricket chief Dalmiya dies

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 16:53

Jagmohan Dalmiya, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, dies aged 75 following a heart attack.
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Indian cricket boss has heart attack

Friday, September 18th 2015, 11:32

Jagmohan Dalmiya, the president of the Indian cricket board (BCCI), is in intensive care in hospital after suffering a heart attack.
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Files on India 'freedom hero' revealed

Friday, September 18th 2015, 7:17

India state has declassified files on revolutionary leader Subhash Chandra Bose, whose death has been the subject of a number of conspiracy theories.
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'Two dead' in Kashmir violence

Friday, September 18th 2015, 1:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

A man and a teenage girl have been killed by "unprovoked" firing from the Indian military in the disputed Kashmir region, says Pakistan.
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Two million Indians seek 300 jobs

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 11:11

Authorities in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh are overwhelmed after 2.3 million people apply for 368 low-level clerical jobs.
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Accused Saudi diplomat leaves India

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 10:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi diplomat accused of raping two Nepali women hired as domestic help leaves India under diplomatic immunity, the foreign ministry says.
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DNA samples swamp India PM in protest

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 16:14
related places: Bihar

The office of the Indian prime minister is inundated with DNA samples from protesters in Bihar who accuse him of insulting them and their chief minister.
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India minister backs 'yogic' farming

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 14:51

India's agriculture minister says his government is supporting "yogic" farming to "empower seeds with the help of positive thinking".
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Delhi battles dengue fever surge

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 7:08
related places: Delhi

The Indian capital, Delhi, is in the grip of the worst outbreak of dengue fever in five years, officials say.
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India's inflation rate falls again

Monday, September 14th 2015, 13:05

India's inflation rate fell slightly to 3.66% in August, official figures shown, increasing calls for a cut in interest rate.
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Air India to ground 'fat' cabin crew

Monday, September 14th 2015, 12:57

India's national carrier Air India is set to ground 125 "overweight" cabin crew members including air hostesses.
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India truck crash kills 18 workers

Monday, September 14th 2015, 4:29
related places: At

At least 18 workers die after the truck they were travelling in overturned in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh, police said.
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VIDEO: WWE wrestler's Indian homecoming

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 23:05
related countries: United States United States

One of India's most popular sportsmen, The Great Khali, is back home after spending more than a decade fighting WWE bouts in the US.
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VIDEO: India train derailment victim named

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 22:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of two British tourists killed after a train derailed in northern India is named as 71-year-old Joan Nichols from South Shields.
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Dead India train Briton is named

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 20:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of two British tourists killed after a train derailed in northern India is named by her family as Joan Nichols from South Shields.
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VIDEO: Kumbh Mela explained in 60 seconds

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 11:33

The Kumbh Mela pilgrimage is in full swing in India and Sunday marks a key day in this year's festival, when thousands ritually bathe in the sacred Godavari river.
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India shopkeeper wanted over blast

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 7:47

Indian police hunt the owner of a shop which they say had illegally stored explosives that triggered a blast killing at least 90 people.
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VIDEO: India restaurant blast kills dozens

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 1:23
related places: At, Petlawad

At least 89 people have been killed in a powerful explosion that tore through a restaurant in Petlawad in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, officials say.
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Britons killed as India train derails

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 18:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: At

Two British tourists were killed and a number of others are injured after a train carrying 37 British tourists derails in northern India.
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Restaurant blast in India kills 89

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 16:07

At least 89 people have been killed in an explosion that tore through a restaurant at breakfast in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, officials say.
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Mistrial over US police 'assault' of Indian

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 0:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alabama

A federal judge in Alabama has declared a mistrial in the case of a police officer accused of assaulting an Indian man who had recently moved to the US.
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