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Nestle challenges Maggi noodles ban

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 8:05

Nestle India challenges a ban imposed by India's food safety regulator on its popular Maggi noodles.
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Amnesty urges journalist death probe

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 5:39

Rights group Amnesty International calls for an investigation into the killing of a journalist in India.
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India 'attacks rebels in Myanmar'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 5:14

The Indian army has attacked rebel camps inside Myanmar, days after at least 20 of its soldiers were killed in an ambush in the north-east, a minister says.
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VIDEO: Mumbai bans horse-drawn carriages

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 16:49
related places: Mumbai

A court in India has ruled that Mumbai's famous horse-drawn carriages, popularly known as "Victorias", are "illegal" and must go off the city streets in a year.
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India police kill '12 Maoist rebels'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 5:55

Police in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand say they have killed at least 12 suspected Maoist rebels in a clash.
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African supermarket pulls Maggi noodles

Monday, June 8th 2015, 16:26

East Africa's biggest supermarket chain says it is withdrawing the popular Maggi noodles in five countries, following a ban in parts of India.
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Greenpeace staff 'refused entry'

Monday, June 8th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Australia Australia

A staff member of global campaign group Greenpeace is prevented from entering India and sent back to Australia, the group alleges.
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Why Virat Kohli has to rid Indian cricket of bad habits

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 20:18

Why Virat Kohli has to learn the waiting game
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India and Bangladesh seal land swaps

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 14:29
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh and India sign a historic agreement to simplify their common border by exchanging more than 150 enclaves of land.
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When Led Zeppelin visited India

Friday, June 5th 2015, 19:49

When Led Zeppelin visited India
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India regulator bans Maggi noodles

Friday, June 5th 2015, 14:09

India's food safety regulator says tests have found that Nestle India's Maggi instant noodle products are "unsafe and hazardous".
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VIDEO: Anger over Maggi noodles withdrawal

Friday, June 5th 2015, 12:59

India's food safety regulator bans the production of Nestle's Maggi instant noodles over fears about their safety.
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How Maggi noodles became an iconic Indian snack

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 15:33

The making of a global snacking icon
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Manipur rebels 'kill 20 soldiers'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 15:10
related places: At

At least 20 soldiers are killed and 12 injured in a rebel attack on a troop convoy in the north-east Indian state of Manipur, police say.
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Memes make light of India Maggi ban

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 12:56

Humour and health concerns dominate Indian Twitter users' reaction to the temporary ban on Maggi noodles in some states.
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India PM in Google 'criminals' list

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 7:47

Internet giant Google apologises after Indian PM Narendra Modi's photos start appearing in the image search results for "Top 10 criminals".
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Led Zeppelin to release India songs

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 5:51

Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin are to unveil previously unheard tracks recorded with Indian musicians during a visit more than four decades ago.
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India bans Maggi noodles in Delhi

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 14:43
related places: Delhi

Authorities in the Indian capital ban the sale of Maggi noodles for 15 days after high levels of lead are found in batches tested in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
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Writer Taslima Nasreen flees to US

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 10:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, United States United States

Award-winning Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has fled from India to the US after she was named as an al-Qaeda target, a rights group says.
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Drought fears after lower monsoon forecast

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 9:28

Media and experts fear a drought after India lowers its monsoon rains forecast to 88% this year.
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Pakistanis respond after 'spy pigeon' detained in India

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 13:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani memes troll India after a pigeon was suspected of being a spy.
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India cuts rates for a third time

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 6:31

The Reserve Bank of India has cut interest rates for the third time this year to help boost growth in Asia's third largest economy.
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Indian state bans eggs in free meals

Monday, June 1st 2015, 21:05

The chief minister of India's Madhya Pradesh state bans eggs in free meals for malnourished children, apparently because of his vegetarian beliefs.
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Indian tribal woman gang-raped

Monday, June 1st 2015, 11:00

A tribal woman in central India is brutally gang-raped allegedly by six men who suspected her of practising witchcraft, police say.
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VIDEO: India heatwave hits poorest hardest

Monday, June 1st 2015, 5:37

A heatwave continues to sweep India, where the extreme weather conditions have lasted for over a month.
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Modi to make historic Israel visit

Monday, June 1st 2015, 4:22
related countries: Israel Israel

India's Narendra Modi will be the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel, India's foreign minister says, though no date is set.
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'Man-eating tiger' to stay in zoo

Friday, May 29th 2015, 9:32

A court in India's Rajasthan state rejects a plea to release a tiger who has been branded a killer and caged.
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Heat wave conditions ease in India

Friday, May 29th 2015, 8:24

The massive heat wave sweeping India is starting to ease, with forecasts of rain in some affected states.
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Pakistan plane hijackers hanged

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 12:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Three Pakistani insurgents are hanged by the authorities, 17 years after they hijacked a passenger plane and tried to fly it to India.
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India state lifts 'draconian' law

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 6:03

The north-eastern state of Tripura in India withdraws AFSPA, a controversial anti-insurgent law, after 18 years.
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No let-up in massive India heatwave

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 13:56

Heatwave conditions continue to sweep India where more than 1,100 people have died in the past week, officials say.
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India heatwave toll passes 1,000

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 18:13

The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India passes 1,000, with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.
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VIDEO: Will India's lethal heatwave continue?

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 13:15

A heatwave sweeping India has killed more than 500 people, with most of the deaths in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
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India marital rape victims' lonely battle for justice

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 3:03

Seeking justice for marital rape in India
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VIDEO: Pulling a rickshaw in extreme heat

Monday, May 25th 2015, 15:09
related places: At

At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.
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Massive India heatwave 'kills 500'

Monday, May 25th 2015, 14:08

At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.
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VIDEO: Is Modi still India's cup of tea?

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 23:04
related places: Mumbai

Is Modi still India's cup of tea?
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What makes Indian farmers kill themselves?

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 22:21

What makes Indian farmers kill themselves?
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Mumbai Indians claim 2015 IPL title

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 21:23
related places: Kolkata

Mumbai Indians win the Indian Premier League title after beating Chennai Super Kings in the final in Kolkata.
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Jayalalitha takes oath in Tamil Nadu

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 9:09

Jayaram Jayalalitha is sworn in as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the governor invites her to form a new ministry.
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Jayalalitha set to return to power

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 10:15

Jayaram Jayalalitha is set to return as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the governor invites her to form a new ministry.
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Indian man denied job for 'being Muslim'

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 9:09

Social media users and media severely criticise an Indian firm for rejecting a Muslim man's job application because of his religion.
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Indian state orders Maggi recall

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 12:50

Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh order Nestle India to recall a batch of Maggi noodles from shops, saying the product contains high levels of lead and MSG.
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India lands fighter jet on highway

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 8:34

India successfully lands a jet fighter on an expressway for the first time as a part of trials to use highways for emergency landings.
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"I will never allow you to become a doctor"

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 0:17

Indian doctor's unlikely advice to his offspring
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VIDEO: India mother places gay marriage ad

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 21:14
related places: Mumbai

A mother in India places an ad in a Mumbai-based newspaper seeking a husband for her son, gay rights activist Harish Iyer.
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Nine dead in Indian train crash

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 6:26
related places: At

At least nine people die and 18 others are injured when a tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people is hit by a train in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say.
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India farmer's son's top exam result

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 9:49

The son of a poor Indian farmer who beat nearly 3.5 million students to top secondary school exams in Uttar Pradesh state talks to BBC Hindi about his struggles and ambition.
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Has an Indian 'man-eating tiger' been wrongly imprisoned?

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:24

Has an Indian 'man-eating' tiger been wrongly imprisoned?
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Tributes paid to India raped nurse

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 5:43

Tributes are paid to an Indian nurse who died on Monday after spending 42 years in a persistent vegetative state after being raped and strangled.
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The nurse whose rape changed euthanasia laws

Monday, May 18th 2015, 20:08

Indian nurse whose rape sparked right to life battle
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India rape nurse dies after 42 years

Monday, May 18th 2015, 10:37

An Indian nurse dies after spending 42 years in a vegetative state following a brutal rape, a case which sparked a debate on euthanasia laws.
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India 'fightback' sisters: Has the fight gone out of them?

Monday, May 18th 2015, 3:14

Has the fight gone out of India 'fightback' sisters?
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Man blinded in one eye by Miller six

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 13:35

An Indian policeman has been blinded in one eye after being hit by a David Miller six during an Indian Premier League match.
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India and China sign $22bn in deals

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 4:40
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

India signs trade and economic co-operation deals worth $22bn ($14bn) in Shanghai as PM Narendra Modi's visit to China draws to a close.
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India and China 'to resolve dispute'

Friday, May 15th 2015, 12:33
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Indian PM Narendra Modi and China's Premier Li Keqiang agree to seek a "fair resolution" to border disputes arising from a boundary disagreement.
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Bollywood actors agree 'to go naked'

Friday, May 15th 2015, 10:19

Six Indian actors say they are prepared to go naked in movies, but such films may find it difficult to get past the censors.
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VIDEO: India's Trans-Asian rail goes slow

Friday, May 15th 2015, 2:51
related countries: China China

The Indian prime minister's visit to China is not just focused on trade with each other - but also with the region and its transport links.
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Forest swallows the Beatles' Indian retreat

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 21:49

The Beatles' Indian retreat is swallowed by the forest
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VIDEO: What students think of China and India

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 21:31
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Delhi

What Chinese students living in Delhi think of India, and Indian students in Beijing think of China.
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Indian PM begins key China visit

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 12:18
related countries: China China

Indian PM Narendra Modi begins a three-day visit to China, as he and President Xi Jinping look to boost co-operation between their countries.
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Couple lynched in 'honour killing'

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 6:11

A couple who had eloped in northern Indian are lynched by the girl's family in what is suspected to be a case of honour killing, police say.
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Modi braves the 'Chinese whirlwind’

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 23:27
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

What reception can the Indian prime minister expect in Beijing?
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Pietersen IPL return ended by injury

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 20:11

Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen will not play in the Indian Premier League because of calf and Achilles injuries.
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Indian's Qatar assault videos go viral

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 9:35
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Videos of an Indian man in Qatar being beaten up by a group of men from his native state of Kerala go viral on social media.
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VIDEO: 'I gave birth to India's billionth baby'

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 8:16

The day Astha Arora became India's billionth citizen
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VIDEO: People flee as new quake hits Nepal

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 11:09
related countries: Nepal Nepal

People in Nepal and northern India flee from buildings as a second earthquake hits eastern Nepal.
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Court suspends Satyam boss sentence

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 3:42

A court in India suspends former head of Satyam Computers B Ramalinga Raju's sentence over a corporate scandal.
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Delhi officer hits woman with brick

Monday, May 11th 2015, 16:24
related places: Delhi

A policeman in the Indian capital, Delhi, is arrested after being caught on camera attacking a woman with a brick.
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Court clears Jayalalitha of corruption

Monday, May 11th 2015, 9:18

An appeals court in India clears former chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu Jayaram Jayalalitha of involvement in a corruption scandal.
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India lion population sees 27% rise

Monday, May 11th 2015, 5:31

India says a latest census shows its Asiatic lion population has risen from 411 in 2010 to 523 in 2015.
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The Indian matchmakers targeting divorcees

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 23:49

Divorced in India... and hassled by matchmakers
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VIDEO: Getting beyond Bollywood

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 23:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beyond Bollywood brings the colours and dance styles of India to the UK.
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De Villiers sets new IPL record

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 13:47

AB de Villiers hits an unbeaten 133 to record the highest score by a non-opening batsman in the Indian Premier League.
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India nun rape 'mastermind' arrested

Friday, May 8th 2015, 13:08

Indian police say they have arrested the main suspect in the rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal.
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India agrees Bangladesh land swap

Friday, May 8th 2015, 6:01
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

India's parliament's approves a deal with Bangladesh which will enable them to exchange control of areas of land on each others' territory.
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India athlete dies in 'suicide pact'

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 8:50

A 15-year-old Indian athlete has died and three others are in hospital after allegedly consuming poisonous fruit in what is suspected to be a suicide pact.
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Salman Khan jailed for five years

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 11:38

Bollywood star Salman Khan is jailed for five years for killing a homeless man in a 2002 hit-and-run driving case in Mumbai.
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VIDEO: Delhi's first woman bus driver

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 23:10
related places: Delhi

India's capital Delhi has got its first woman bus driver. The BBC took a bus ride with V Saritha on the city's busy roads.
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India policeman caught 'cheating'

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 7:12

A senior police officer in the southern Indian state of Kerala is ordered to go on leave after he is allegedly caught cheating in a law exam.
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India fireworks blast 'kills nine'

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 5:23
related places: At

At least nine people die in an explosion at a fireworks factory in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, police say.
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India soldiers die in rebel attack

Monday, May 4th 2015, 4:39

Indian police say eight soldiers have been ambushed and killed by rebels, one of whom also died, in the north-eastern state of Nagaland.
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VIDEO: BBC flies to most remote Nepal region

Friday, May 1st 2015, 21:33
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Justin Rowlatt travels with an Indian Air Force rescue mission taking aid supplies to one of the most remote areas of Nepal cut off by the earthquake.
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Indian women chase defecators with sticks

Friday, May 1st 2015, 10:28
related places: Bihar

A group of women in the northern Indian state of Bihar are using sticks to chase away people trying to defecate on the main road in their village.
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India rejects US 'freedoms' report

Friday, May 1st 2015, 6:44
related countries: United States United States

India criticises a US congressional panel claim that minorities in the country are subjected to "violent attacks" after the Narendra Modi-led BJP came to power.
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Banana-fed 'thief' expels necklace

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 13:15

An alleged Indian thief who swallowed a gold necklace expels it in his excreta after being fed special liquids and more than 60 bananas, doctors say.
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Girl dies after being thrown off bus

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 7:59

A 14-year-old Indian girl dies and her mother is seriously injured when they are thrown off a bus by men who tried to sexually assault them.
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Indian necklace 'thief' fed bananas

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 14:03

An alleged Indian thief who swallowed a gold necklace is being fed bananas and special liquids in the hope that he will expel it through his excreta.
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India cancels aid groups' licenses

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 9:55

India cancels the registration of nearly 9,000 foreign-funded NGOs saying they have failed to comply with tax rules.
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Wife's joy at India climber's Everest escape

Monday, April 27th 2015, 11:22
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Indian climber Sangeeta Bahl speaks to the BBC's Geeta Pandey about her joy at mountaineer husband Ankur Bahl's escape from Saturday's earthquake in Nepal.
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Delhi rally 'suicide' farmer cremated

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 15:03
related places: Delhi

The funeral is held in India of a farmer who hanged himself in front of thousands at a political rally in Delhi.
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Delhi farmer 'suicide' highlights countryside crisis

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 11:40
related places: Delhi

Delhi rally 'suicide' highlights Indian farmers' woes
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India 'racist' jewellery ad dropped

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 10:36

An Indian jewellery advertisement with Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is withdrawn after criticism that it is racist and promotes child slavery.
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VIDEO: Indian rivals battle over BBC name

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 9:04
related places: Mumbai

Two food outlets in the Indian city of Mumbai have gone to court in a battle for the right to use the name BBC.
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India farmer suicide at Delhi rally

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 15:23
related places: Delhi

An Indian farmer has died after hanging himself before a huge crowd at a rally addressed by the chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal.
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