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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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Twin blasts hit India express train

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 7:24
related places: Chennai

One woman is killed and nine others injured in a bomb attack aboard a train at a station in the Indian city of Chennai, officials say.
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VIDEO: Being gay in India

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 0:01
related places: Delhi

A Delhi couple living life outside the law
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VIDEO: Man tipped to be India's next PM votes

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 14:07

Narendra Modi, the man tipped to be India's next prime minister, has voted in his home state of Gujarat in the seventh phase of the general election.
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Modi accused of India poll violation

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 13:18

India's Election Commission accuses the main opposition BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of violating the election code.
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Minor fire in India PM office doused

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 4:06
related places: Delhi

A minor fire which broke out in the prime minister's office in the Indian capital, Delhi, is put out, the fire department says.
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UK 'working to end' Indian mango ban

Monday, April 28th 2014, 13:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK says it is working to resolve A ban on mangoes and aubergines entering the UK from India has been imposed as part of Europe-wide action.
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Indian wins top environment award

Monday, April 28th 2014, 11:25

An Indian who helped villagers fight coal mining is among six environmental activists from around the world to win this year's prestigious Goldman Prize.
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Reprieve for India Red Fort attacker

Monday, April 28th 2014, 8:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court puts on hold the death sentence of a Pakistani man convicted of attacking the Red Fort, because he has spent so long on death row.
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How India's iconic Gandhi cap has changed sides

Monday, April 28th 2014, 0:02

The return of India's iconic Gandhi cap
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Athlete biopic wins Bollywood gold

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 16:08

A biopic of Indian athlete Milkha Singh sweeps the board at an elaborate award ceremony in Tampa, Florida, to celebrate the best of Bollywood film.
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VIDEO: Glitz and glamour at Bollywood awards

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 14:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

Bollywood's answer to the Oscars has been held in the United States, attracting both Indian and Hollywood stars.
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Japan telecoms giant to exit India

Friday, April 25th 2014, 8:19

Japan's biggest telecoms firm NTT Docomo plans to sell its entire stake in India's Tata Teleservices, effectively exiting the country.
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Poll officials die in Maoist attack

Friday, April 25th 2014, 6:52

Authorities in the Indian state of Jharkhand hunt those behind a Maoist rebel attack which killed three election officials and five policemen.
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VIDEO: Bollywood heads to America

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 15:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

For the first time the International Indian Film Academy awards will be held in the United States.
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Modi in Varanasi as Indians vote

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 13:22

Narendra Modi, the politician many expect to be India's next leader, submits his election nomination papers as Indians vote in the sixth phase of their poll.
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Indian elections: Hope and anger in transgender community

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 23:57

Can voting bring respect to India's transgender people?
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VIDEO: Fans worldwide react to Moyes' sacking

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 22:39
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Manchester United fans from India, Kenya and Singapore and Brazil give their reaction to the sacking of David Moyes as club manager.
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VIDEO: Leopard leaps through roof

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 11:58
related places: Chandrapur

A leopard caused panic in the city of Chandrapur in India on Monday when it sprung from the roof of a house and charged at rescue workers.
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India's colourful election slogans

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 3:09

The rich history of political slogans in India.
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India lifts Goa iron ore mining ban

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 1:20
related places: Goa

India's Supreme Court lifts a ban on iron ore mining in the western state of Goa, but caps extraction at 20m tonnes a year.
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VIDEO: Is this India's first social media election?

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 21:57

Is this India's first social media election?
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IPL investigative panel appointed

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 18:51

India's cricket board appoints a three-member investigative panel to look into allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League.
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Gold found in Indian man's stomach

Friday, April 18th 2014, 6:51
related places: Delhi

A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Indians abroad call for absentee ballot

Friday, April 18th 2014, 0:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK-based group of non-resident Indians is campaigning to persuade the Indian government to implement a system of absentee balloting.
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Congress' favourite son heading for defeat?

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 21:20

India's Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls
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MF Husain's last works to be shown

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 10:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.
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Could you get elected in India?

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 23:20

Take our quiz to assess your election hopes in India
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Indian bike messenger firm takes off

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 23:02

How easy is it for Indian start-up firms to get their wheels turning?
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Cricket board asked to probe IPL

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 11:07

India's Supreme Court court asks the cricket board to investigate the role of a top cricket official and 12 others in spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League tournament.
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Mini-sub continues search for plane

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 7:18
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.
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India's politicians aren't listening to women

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 4:31

Why women have remained marginal in Indian politics
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Six killed in India bus fire

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 4:04
related places: At

At least six people die after the bus they were travelling in caught fire in India's southern state of Karnataka, police say.
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VIDEO: Third gender recognised in India

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 19:11

India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling. Yogita Limaye reports.
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India court recognises third gender

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 13:15

India's Supreme Court recognises transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling which orders the government to provide key amenities.
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Diageo bids to control India drinks firm

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 7:37

Global drinks giant Diageo announces it will launch a $1.9bn tender offer to acquire a majority stake in India's United Spirits Ltd.
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India PM aide memoir 'mischievous'

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 5:22

The daughter of Indian PM Manmohan Singh says a controversial new memoir written by a former aide is a "huge betrayal of trust".
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The India where skyscrapers overlook farms

Monday, April 14th 2014, 21:13

The new India where skyscrapers overlook marigold farms
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VIDEO: India's changing landscape

Monday, April 14th 2014, 21:13

BBC News visited one family of farmers living on the edge of an Indian city to see how the changing landscape is affecting their lives.
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VIDEO: Robotic sub to search for plane

Monday, April 14th 2014, 18:15
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are to use a robotic submarine for the first time to search the sea floor of the southern Indian Ocean for wreckage.
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The battle for votes in Varanasi

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 18:50
related places: Varanasi

The fight for votes in India's spiritual capital
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India and Pakistan’s glacial fight

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 18:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The 30-year mountain conflict between India and Pakistan
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Deadly blasts hit India vote staff

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 12:43
related places: At

At least 12 people die in bomb explosions in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh in election-related violence blamed on Maoist rebels.
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Casting the vote in India and Afghanistan

Friday, April 11th 2014, 16:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

William Dalrymple on a tale of two elections
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Indian artists warn against Modi

Friday, April 11th 2014, 14:12

Leading Indian artists and academics write an open letter warning against the possible election of Hindu nationalist politician Narendra Modi.
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Why is Indian politics dominated by dynasties?

Friday, April 11th 2014, 3:18

Why dynasties dominate Indian politics
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VIDEO: How will Muslim vote affect India polls?

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 22:54

The BBC's Mishal Husain reports from India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, on how the Muslim vote could affect the election.
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VIDEO: Close-up: Sub ready to locate MH370

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 22:22
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

Specialists are preparing the submarine which will be used when the general location of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane in the Indian Ocean is identified.
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VIDEO: Indian elections: A family business

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 16:12

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder looks at why, despite being a flourishing democracy for more than six decades, Indian politics is still very much a family business.
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Indian 'bachelor' Modi admits wife

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 11:06

The leading candidate of India's BJP opposition party admits being married after suggestions he sought to appear celibate for Hindu nationalist reasons.
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VIDEO: What will sway rural Indians' votes?

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 4:45

On the first big day of India's general election, Mishal Husain visits a rural village in Uttar Pradesh to see what matters to voters there.
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India's public slap 'conspiracy'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 15:15

Indian party leader gets online boost from slapping incidents
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VIDEO: 'Will my vote make a difference?'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 1:30

On the second day of India's general election, voters in Nagaland head to the polls.
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In pictures: Delhi's homeless get voting rights

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 0:59
related places: Delhi

Delhi's homeless get voting power in India's election
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VIDEO: Encountering racism in India

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 19:00
related places: New Delhi

Young men from north-east India encounter racism in Delhi
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VIDEO: Indian pressure to forgive rapists

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 18:14

The BBC's Divya Arya reports from the capital of Mizoram, where there is huge social pressure on women to forgive rapists.
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VIDEO: Sweet side of India's election

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 17:47
related places: Calcutta

Sweet shops in Calcutta are celebrating the Indian elections by designing logos and symbols of each political party on sweets.
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Indian voter ready for 16th election

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:57

Shyam Saran Negi, who is among India's oldest voters at the age of 97, is getting ready to vote in his 16th general election - which may be a record.
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VIDEO: End of Gandhi reign in India?

Monday, April 7th 2014, 22:42

The first day of voting in India's month-long parliamentary election has seen a high turnout.
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VIDEO: 'India's Banksy' wants to provoke voters

Monday, April 7th 2014, 19:29

How India's answer to Banksy is aiming to provoke voters
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Monday, April 7th 2014, 18:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

An Australian vessel searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean has detected signals consistent with those from "black box" flight recorders.
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Why India vote is big gamble for BJP

Monday, April 7th 2014, 11:49

Why Narendra Modi is a risky choice for India's BJP
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India BJP pledges improved economy

Monday, April 7th 2014, 6:55

India's main opposition BJP promises to improve the economy and infrastructure and curb corruption in its manifesto if it wins in the general elections.
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India pharma giants in $4bn merger

Monday, April 7th 2014, 1:52
related countries: Japan Japan

India's Sun Pharmaceutical agrees to acquire rival Ranbaxy - majority owned by Japan's Daiichi Sankyo - in an all-stock deal worth $4bn (£2.4bn).
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VIDEO: Indian elections: Two-minute guide

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 23:15

All you need to know about 2014 election - in just two minutes
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Sri Lanka beat India to win World T20

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 17:13
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Dhaka

Kumar Sangakkara guides Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over India to win the World Twenty20 in Mirpur.
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Australia PM 'hopeful' in plane hunt

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 3:19
related countries: Australia Australia, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Australia's prime minister says he is "hopeful but by no means certain" that a signal detected in the Indian Ocean is linked to flight MH370.
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Brilliant Kohli leads India to final

Friday, April 4th 2014, 16:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli guides India to a six-wicket win over South Africa and a World Twenty20 final meeting with Sri Lanka.
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Underwater search begins for MH370

Friday, April 4th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean moves into a new phase - with a locator searching for flight recorder signals.
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India multiple rapists to hang

Friday, April 4th 2014, 12:02
related places: Mumbai

A court in India sentences three men to hang, under a tough new law which carries the death penalty for those convicted of multiple sexual assaults.
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'No ICC role' for India cricket head

Friday, April 4th 2014, 11:09

The international players' union says the head of Indian cricket should relinquish his ICC role following corruption allegations.
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India election: Stay connected

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 23:15

Send us your questions and comments on the Indian election
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India rape convicts face new charge

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 10:46
related places: Mumbai

A court in the Indian city of Mumbai finds three men who had already been convicted of two gang rapes guilty under a new law that carries the death penalty.
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Why leopard attacks have become election issue in India

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 3:25

Leopard attacks become election issue in India
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UK submarine joins search for plane

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 0:11
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Navy submarine HMS Tireless has joined the hunt for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Defence says.
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US ambassador to India resigns

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

The US ambassador to India has resigned and will leave her post before the end of May, the state department says.
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VIDEO: 'No time limit' on Malaysia jet hunt

Monday, March 31st 2014, 13:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said there is no time limit on the search for the missing Malaysian airliner in the Indian Ocean.
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India court commutes Bhullar's death

Monday, March 31st 2014, 6:08

India's top court commutes the sentence of death row prisoner Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, accepting his plea that the government took a long time to decide his mercy plea and also on grounds that he was mentally ill.
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India's social media election battle

Monday, March 31st 2014, 0:02

Vying for India's social media votes
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Woeful Australia crumble to India

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 17:16
related countries: Australia Australia

India book their place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals as Group Two winners as Australia suffer a third consecutive loss.
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Ships 'find no debris' on MH370 hunt

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 14:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Chinese and Australian ships fail to identify remains from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane after their first day in a new search area.
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Indian political parties with strange names

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 2:46

Lovers and revolving men - India's weirder political movements
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Friday, March 28th 2014, 21:46
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia, New Zealand New Zealand

Five planes spot unidentified objects in a new area of the Indian Ocean being searched for missing flight MH370.
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India reach World T20 semi-finals

Friday, March 28th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli score half-centuries as India beat Bangladesh and qualify for the World T20 semi-finals.
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Plane search moves 700 miles north

Friday, March 28th 2014, 10:00
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Japan Japan, Malaysia Malaysia

The search for the missing Malaysian plane moves to a new part of the Indian Ocean as experts believe it ran out of fuel earlier than thought.
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Gavaskar replaces India cricket boss

Friday, March 28th 2014, 7:32

India's Supreme Court replaces the cricket chief with batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as it investigates illegal betting in the Indian Premier League.
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Kashmir 'militants' attack army camp

Friday, March 28th 2014, 7:01

Suspected militants in Indian army uniforms kill one person and injure three others in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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Toyota's India employees refuse work

Friday, March 28th 2014, 2:50
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Workers at Toyota's two Indian plants refuse to return to work, instead demanding that the Japanese car firm reinstate suspended workers and agree to wage increases.
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India wants Hindu statues returned

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 13:30
related countries: Australia Australia

India requests the return of two ancient Hindu statues from galleries in Australia following allegations that they were stolen.
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Missing jet: '300 objects' spotted

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 12:19
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia, Thailand Thailand

A Thai satellite appears to show images of up to 300 objects in a south Indian Ocean zone being searched for missing Malaysian flight MH370.
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