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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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Was Tipu Sultan a hero or a despot?

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 13:38

Why an Indian ruler who died 200 years ago is trending now
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India in surprise interest rate rise

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 8:08

India's central bank unexpectedly raises interest rates in an attempt to rein in rising consumer prices in a crucial election year.
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Gold hidden in India airplane cargo

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 7:17

A stash of 27kg of gold worth more than $1.5m (£956,023) is discovered hidden in mobile phones on a commercial plane in southern India, reports say.
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VIDEO: Hollande ex Trierweiler visits India

Monday, January 27th 2014, 13:59
related countries: France France

The former partner of French President Francois Hollande, has arrived in India to raise awareness about child malnutrition.
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Boat capsize in Andaman Sea kills 21

Monday, January 27th 2014, 5:26

A tourist boat sinks off India's Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, with 21 lives lost.
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VIDEO: Hollande ex 'greeted by media scrum'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 4:36
related countries: France France

France's former first lady has arrived in India a day after the announcement that she was splitting from her partner, François Hollande.
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VIDEO: India's growing taste for 'exotic' veg

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 12:09

Yogita Limaye reports on India's growing taste for "exotic" vegetables like broccoli, leeks and cabbage.
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India villagers deny 'gang rape'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 2:30

India tribal villagers deny 'gang rape' took place
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VIDEO: France's Trierweiler to visit India

Friday, January 24th 2014, 19:27
related countries: France France

Valerie Trierweiler will go ahead with a planned trip to India despite uncertainty over her relationship with President Francois Hollande.
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France's Trierweiler to visit India

Friday, January 24th 2014, 15:57
related countries: France France

Valerie Trierweiler, officially France's first lady, is to visit India as uncertainty continues over her relations with President Hollande.
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Court orders probe into tribal rape

Friday, January 24th 2014, 12:33

India's Supreme Court orders a judge to investigate the gang rape of a tribal woman, allegedly on orders of village elders who objected to her relationship with a man.
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Army closes Kashmir killings case

Friday, January 24th 2014, 5:28

India's army says it has not found enough evidence to press charges against some officers accused of 'staged killings' in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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US bans more products from Ranbaxy

Friday, January 24th 2014, 4:49
related countries: United States United States

The US bans India's largest drugmaker Ranbaxy from producing and distributing drugs for the US market from its Toansa facility in Punjab.
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India woman raped on 'elders' order'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 14:27

Indian police arrest 13 men over the gang rape of a woman, allegedly ordered by village elders who objected to her relationship with a man.
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Why the tribal rape scandal is so unexpected

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 12:30

Soutik Biswas on a shocking case of tribal rape in northern India
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India to withdraw old currency notes

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 6:38

India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, says it will withdraw all currency notes printed before 2005 from 31 March.
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'Man-eating' tiger killed in India

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 19:06

Forest workers say they have shot a tiger blamed for killing three women over 10 days in southern India.
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Minister's wife death probe ordered

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 7:37
related places: Delhi

A magistrate in Delhi orders an investigation into the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the late wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor.
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Legendary Telugu actor dies in India

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 5:55
related places: Hyderabad

Legendary Indian actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao dies in the southern city of Hyderabad, aged 90.
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India commutes 15 death sentences

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 8:30

India's Supreme Court commutes the sentences of 15 death row prisoners to life in jail on the grounds of delay.
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Minister's wife 'overdosed on drugs'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 5:12

The death of the wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor may have been caused by an overdose of drugs, doctors who carried out the autopsy say.
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VIDEO: Fishermen jailed for straying at sea

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 0:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Hundreds of fishermen from India and Pakistan are in jails after accidentally crossing sea borders.
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CSA wants ICC to withdraw proposal

Monday, January 20th 2014, 21:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cricket South Africa asks the ICC to withdraw its proposal to give greater control to England, Australia and India.
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Delhi leader in police stand-off

Monday, January 20th 2014, 10:16
related places: Delhi

Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in a stand-off with police at a busy city intersection, after he was prevented from staging a protest at the office of India's home minister.
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Tharoor urges swift death probe

Monday, January 20th 2014, 5:23
related places: Delhi

Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, whose wife was found dead in a Delhi hotel on Friday, calls for a swift investigation into her death.
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Why are India's tigers killing humans?

Monday, January 20th 2014, 1:03

Why has India seen a sudden rise in tiger attacks on humans?
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VIDEO: India plans on bank accounts for all

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 0:47

An expert panel has drawn up a plan to give every Indian adult a bank account by 2016.
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VIDEO: India experiments with physical theatre

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 0:46

Inspired by their international counterparts, Indian directors are now experimenting with forms of physical theatre which use light, sound and body movements to tell the story.
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Tharoor wife died 'unnatural death'

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 10:59
related places: Delhi

The wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, found dead in a Delhi hotel after a Twitter row, died a "sudden and unnatural death", an autopsy finds.
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Indian minister Tharoor in hospital

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 9:25
related places: Delhi

India's minister Shashi Tharoor, whose wife was found dead in a hotel on Friday, is taken to a Delhi hospital with chest pain, officials say.
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India funeral stampede kills 18

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 5:14
related places: Mumbai

At least 18 people are killed in a stampede before the funeral of a Muslim spiritual leader in the western Indian city of Mumbai, officials say.
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VIDEO: Nursery school struggle in Delhi

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 2:25
related places: Delhi

This is the time of year in India when parents try and get places for their children in nursery school, but many are struggling to find space.
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India's growing fitness craze

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 1:36

Indian cities are witnessing a fitness boom
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Indian minister's wife 'found dead'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 19:15

Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor is found dead, following reports that he had an affair, Indian media says.
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Third suspect held over India rape

Friday, January 17th 2014, 5:02
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Delhi

Police in the Indian capital Delhi say they have arrested a third man in connection with the gang rape of a Danish woman.
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Indian actress Suchitra Sen dies

Friday, January 17th 2014, 4:18
related places: Calcutta

Veteran actress Suchitra Sen, who was known as Greta Garbo of India, dies in the eastern city of Calcutta, aged 82.
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Rahul Gandhi to lead India campaign

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 17:18

India's governing Congress Party names Rahul Gandhi to lead its general election campaign - but stops short of announcing him as candidate for prime minister.
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India minister denies Twitter affair

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 12:57

Indian minister Shashi Tharoor and his wife say they are happily married after a series of tweets appeared to suggest that he was having an affair.
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India police seek more rape suspects

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 8:09
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Delhi

Police in the Indian capital search for more suspects wanted in connection with the gang rape of a Danish woman, after arresting two.
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No return for India's street typists

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 0:57

India's street typists lose out to the computer
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Arrests after rape of Danish tourist

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 17:32
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Delhi

Police in India arrest two men in connection with the gang-rape of a 51-year-old Danish woman close to her hotel in the capital Delhi.
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Danish woman gang-raped in India

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 16:12
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Delhi

Police in the Indian capital Delhi are investigating the alleged gang rape of a Danish woman who lost her way near her city centre hotel.
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Golden Temple SAS claims overlooked in India

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 14:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Amritsar

Claims about UK role at Amritsar draw little attention in India
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Osborne: Reform EU or face UK exit

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 11:56
related countries: China China

The UK could "face a choice between joining the euro or leaving the European Union" unless Brussels reforms, Chancellor George Osborne warns.
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Hunt for tiger that killed seven

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 11:30

Forest workers in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are hunting for a tiger that has killed seven people in the past two weeks and forced terrified villagers indoors.
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US returns sculptures to India

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 5:28
related countries: United States United States

The US returns to India three ancient sculptures that that been smuggled into the US by art dealers and accomplices.
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VIDEO: US returns 'wanted' art to India

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 3:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Three sandstone sculptures worth more than $1m stolen form India five years ago have been returned to the Indian government at a ceremony in New York. Wendy Urquhart reports.
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Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Amritsar

The Indian general in charge of storming the Golden Temple in 1984 tells the BBC that it is not true that the UK government colluded in the attack.
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Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 15:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain orders an investigation into claims that the Thatcher government "colluded" with India on the deadly Golden Temple raid in Amritsar in 1984.
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Why the Arvind Kejriwal effect is growing

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 7:44

Arvind Kejriwal is 'new broom' in India's politics
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VIDEO: India hails polio-free landmark

Monday, January 13th 2014, 23:45

India is marking three years since its last reported polio case, a landmark in the global battle against the disease.
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India hails polio-free 'milestone'

Monday, January 13th 2014, 18:59

India marks three years since its last case of polio was reported, a landmark seen as confirmation of one of its biggest public health successes.
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Jaguar posts record sales figures

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 16:17
related countries: United States United States

Indian-owned car maker Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales for 2013 with 425,000 cars sold worldwide, amid strong growth in the US, Germany and India.
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The dream that caused a gold rush

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 0:45

A dream sparks a scramble for precious metal in India
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No stand-off with US, says India

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 12:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delhi, Washington

The Indian foreign minister says there is 'no stand-off' with the US as Delhi and Washington try to put the row over an arrested diplomat behind them.
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VIDEO: 'Fans funded my new movie'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 8:54

An Indian film director has revealed how his fans helped to fund his latest movie.
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US diplomat to leave Delhi embassy

Friday, January 10th 2014, 21:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delhi

The US confirms that an American official will leave its embassy in Delhi at India's request, amid a diplomatic row over envoy Devyani Khobragade.
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India seeks US official's withdrawal

Friday, January 10th 2014, 17:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

India asks the US to withdraw an embassy official as a row over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York shows no sign of abating.
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Indian visa row diplomat leaves US

Friday, January 10th 2014, 11:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delhi

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest in the US sparked protests from Delhi, has left for India, officials say.
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Infosys increases sales forecast

Friday, January 10th 2014, 7:48

India's Infosys raises its full-year sales forecast as it reports a 21% jump in quarterly earnings for the three months to December last year.
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India diplomat in visa row charged

Friday, January 10th 2014, 4:05
related countries: United States United States

An Indian diplomat at the centre of a row between the US and India is charged by the American authorities with visa fraud.
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VIDEO: Indian tribe protects land

Friday, January 10th 2014, 2:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A small tribe in eastern India has managed to prevent a British-Indian mining giant from exploiting the aluminium ore rich hills in which they live.
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Sonia Gandhi temple built in India

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 7:47

A temple with an idol of Sonia Gandhi, the head of India's ruling Congress party, is being built by a supporter in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
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India eases gold lending rules

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 7:45

India's central bank says finance companies can now lend more in return for gold deposits.
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Delhi launches anti-bribe helpline

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 4:57
related places: Delhi

The government in the Indian capital, Delhi, launches a helpline to help people deal with demands for bribes by government workers.
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'No delay' in India diplomat trial

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 4:16
related countries: United States United States

A US judge refuses to delay proceedings in the case of an Indian diplomat whose arrest on visa fraud charges has caused an international row.
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'More India reprisals' against US

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 8:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

India orders more reprisals against the US as a diplomatic row continues over last month's arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York, media reports say.
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Facebook buys Indian tech start-up

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:15
related places: Bangalore

Facebook buys Indian start-up Little Eye Labs, a mobile Android app tester company founded in Bangalore.
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Nine killed in India train fire

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 3:49
related places: At

At least nine people, including a woman, have died after a fire broke out on a train in western India, officials say.
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India's tsunami-hit parents build new families

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 3:46

India's tsunami-hit families start afresh
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Raped girl's family meets president

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 10:59
related places: Calcutta

The parents of a 16-year-old Indian girl who died after being gang-raped and burnt in Calcutta meet the president to seek his help in their fight for justice.
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Thousands flee India tribal clashes

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 10:16

Thousands of people flee their homes in India's north-eastern state of Assam after deadly clashes between two tribes.
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India sex case ex-judge quits panel

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 4:30

Justice AK Ganguly, the former Indian Supreme Court judge accused of sexual misconduct, steps down as the head of a human rights panel.
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YouTube channel becomes rallying point for India's Dalits

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 0:53

YouTube channel becomes rallying point for India's Dalits
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VIDEO: India launches cryogenic rocket

Monday, January 6th 2014, 10:25

India has successfully launched a 1,982-kg communications satellite using an indigenous cryogenically-powered rocket - after recent failed attempts.
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India 'government to audit telecoms'

Monday, January 6th 2014, 8:19
related places: Delhi

A court in the Indian capita, Delhi, rules that government auditors can audit the accounts of private telecoms firms.
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India judge: Pre-marital sex immoral

Monday, January 6th 2014, 5:30
related places: Delhi

A judge in the Indian capital, Delhi, says pre-marital sex is "immoral" and against the "tenets of every religion".
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New India party to contest key polls

Monday, January 6th 2014, 4:02

A new anti-corruption party in India will contest this year's general elections, a senior leader says.
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In pictures: Life along Kashmir border

Monday, January 6th 2014, 3:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan
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Workers die in Goa building collapse

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 5:26
related places: Goa

A building under construction collapses in the western Indian state of Goa, killing at least 14 people, with dozens feared trapped.
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India leader agrees to smaller home

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 15:38
related places: Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal, the new 'anti-corruption' chief minister of India's capital Delhi, opts for a smaller residence after widespread criticism.
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VIDEO: Indian PM to retire after elections

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 15:21

The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has announced that he will not seek a third term in office.
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Indian girl's parents seek justice

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 13:28
related places: Calcutta

The parents of a 16-year-old Indian girl who died after being gang-raped and burnt in Calcutta tell BBC News they will fight for justice.
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Indian PM to retire after polls

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 10:09

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces he will not stay in the post if his party wins the next election, due in the summer.
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VIDEO: India's PM says he will step down

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 6:22

The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, says he will not stand in the next general elections.
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Island of Reunion brushed by cyclone

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 22:27
related countries: France France, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

The French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is brushed by cyclone Bejisa, leaving 15 people injured, power lines cut and some homes damaged.
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India bus crash kills 27 near Mumbai

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 10:23
related places: Mumbai

A bus plunges down a deep gorge in the western Indian state of Maharashtra killing at least 27 people, police say.
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