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India executes Mumbai bomb plotter

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 7:50
related places: Mumbai

India has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.
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Thursday, July 30th 2015, 5:34
related countries: France France, Reunion Reunion

A Malaysia team is on its way to the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion to see whether washed up debris is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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VIDEO: Could this be MH370 wreckage?

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 21:55
related countries: France France, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

French officials are investigating whether plane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370.
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Court rejects Mumbai plotter plea

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 12:18
related places: Mumbai

India's Supreme Court turns down a final plea for reprieve by Yakub Memon, convicted in the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings, clearing the way for his execution.
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People's president: India mourns Abdul Kalam

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 11:33

The death of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam triggers an outpouring of grief.
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'I lost all honour in gender case'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 11:19

Sprinter Dutee Chand is glad others will not face similar abuse after being cleared to compete following a gender case.
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Viewpoint: Why Britain does not owe reparations to India

Monday, July 27th 2015, 23:47

Why Britain does not owe reparations to India
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VIDEO: How India police siege unfolded

Monday, July 27th 2015, 21:19
related places: At

At least ten people have died in the Indian state of Punjab after security forces brought an end to a siege at a police station.
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Chand wins appeal over hormone ban

Monday, July 27th 2015, 20:33

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand is cleared to race by a landmark ruling that questions the validity of so-called gender tests.
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Ex-Indian President Abdul Kalam dies

Monday, July 27th 2015, 18:56

Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, known as "Missile Man", dies at the age of 83 after collapsing while delivering a lecture.
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Ten killed in India police siege

Monday, July 27th 2015, 15:50

Ten people, including three attackers, are killed in the Indian state of Punjab after a siege at a police station.
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Indian tycoon buys old Scotland Yard

Monday, July 27th 2015, 15:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Whitehall

One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.
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Three cleared of IPL spot-fixing

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 13:32
related places: Delhi

Indian fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two team-mates are cleared of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, by a court in Delhi.
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VIDEO: Oldest sweet shop in Delhi closes

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 23:01
related places: Delhi

A 225-year-old sweet shop in the Indian capital, Delhi, recently shut down after its owner said it was no longer profitable to run it.
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Oman & Afghanistan make World T20

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 18:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Oman and Afghanistan grab the last two places in next year's ICC World Twenty20 tournament in India after winning qualifiers.
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India bus plunges into gorge

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 16:02

A bus carrying more than 50 pilgrims plunges into a gorge in northern India, with only 18 people confirmed to have survived, officials say.
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Mumbai plotter plea to stop execution

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 10:10
related places: Mumbai

An Indian man found guilty of financing deadly bombings in Mumbai in 1993 makes a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court to suspend his execution.
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VIDEO: Putting the fizz into Indian wine

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 2:07

You might not associate India with wine, but the local industry has been growing over the past decade.
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Has this Indian man really killed 30 children?

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 23:38

Has this man really killed 30 children?
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India arrests 16 for 'witch' killing

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 6:51

Police in India say they have held 16 people in connection with the killing of a woman accused of practising witchcraft.
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Mumbai bomber mercy plea rejected

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 10:36
related places: Mumbai

India's Supreme Court rejects a final mercy plea of a man found guilty of financing the 1993 serial bombings in the western city of Mumbai.
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India lion cubs bring joy to Gujarat

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 10:21

Eleven baby lion cubs and four pregnant lionesses are spotted in a sanctuary in India's Gujarat state, bringing joy to wildlife officials.
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VIDEO: Two dead in India festival crowd surge

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 0:15

Two people have been killed in a crowd surge at a religious festival in the Indian state of Orissa.
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VIDEO: WW2: The battle of Kohima and Imphal

Friday, July 17th 2015, 23:03
related countries: Burma Burma, Japan Japan
related places: Imphal, Kohima

How the defeat of the Japanese by allied forces in Burma during WW2 actually started a year earlier in north-east India.
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Why online harassment goes unpunished in India

Friday, July 17th 2015, 20:46

Why online harassment goes unpunished in India
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Rushdie confronts parody tweeter

Friday, July 17th 2015, 9:41

Salman Rushdie is pilloried by Indian tweeters after confronting a parody account @RushdieExplains.
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India workers win $20m US settlement

Friday, July 17th 2015, 4:46
related countries: United States United States

Some 200 Indian workers win a $20m settlement against a US-based company for defrauding and exploiting them.
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Kashmir clash after drone shot down

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 9:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

At least five civilians die as India and Pakistan exchange fire in the disputed Kashmir region, after Pakistan shoots down an 'Indian spy drone'.
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Choosing citizenship on India-Bangladesh border

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 23:59

Choosing citizenship on the India-Bangladesh border
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How India makes Parsi babies

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 21:04

Why does overcrowded India give free IVF to one minority?
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Indian policemen bodies recovered

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 4:57

The bodies of four policemen, who were abducted by Maoist rebels, are recovered in India's Chhattisgarh state.
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Pilgrims killed in India stampede

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 16:19
related places: At

At least 27 pilgrims have died in a stampede at a Hindu festival in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say.
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Two IPL teams suspended over scandal

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 12:26

A panel appointed by India's Supreme Court suspends two top Indian Premier League teams for two years over a corruption scandal.
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Indian composer MS Vishwanathan dies

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 8:47
related places: Chennai

One of India's best known composers, MS Vishwanathan, dies in the southern city of Chennai aged 88.
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Concern over dwindling number of rare Indian polo ponies

Monday, July 13th 2015, 21:20

Why the 'original polo ponies' are under threat
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Italian marine granted further leave

Monday, July 13th 2015, 11:05
related countries: Italy Italy

India's Supreme Court allows an Italian marine accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to further extend his stay in Italy on health grounds.
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Hingis & Paes win mixed doubles title

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 19:07
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Martina Hingis wins a second Wimbledon title in as many days as the Swiss and India's Leander Paes take victory in the mixed doubles.
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India launches five UK satellites

Friday, July 10th 2015, 22:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Indian PSLV rocket launches from Sriharikota to put five UK satellites in orbit.
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India's 'priciest film' opens

Friday, July 10th 2015, 10:43

India's battle epic film Bahubali, billed as the most expensive Bollywood film to date, hits the cinemas.
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India issues dress code for exams

Friday, July 10th 2015, 10:18

Authorities in India issue a dress code for candidates who are retaking a medical school exam.
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India's Modi accepts Pakistan invite

Friday, July 10th 2015, 7:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Russia Russia

Indian PM Narendra Modi accepts an invitation from his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend a regional summit in Islamabad next year.
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VIDEO: The vest that helps exam cheats

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 16:58

Justin Rowlatt looks at the technology designed to help people cheat in exams in India.
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VIDEO: 'Thousands cheated' India school exams

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 16:52

India's Supreme Court has ordered a federal inquiry into a massive medical school admissions examination scandal in Madhya Pradesh state.
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Federal probe into India exam scam

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 8:43

India's Supreme Court orders a federal inquiry into a massive medical school admissions examination scandal in Madhya Pradesh state.
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India rescues wandering baby rhino

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 6:42
related places: Kaziranga

Indian wildlife authorities rescue a three-day-old baby rhinoceros wandering around the Kaziranga national park in Assam
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India girl 'sold for sex' by parents

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 5:48

Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala arrest the mother and stepfather of a teenage girl for allegedly forcing her into the sex trade.
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Modi to meet Xi and Sharif in Russia

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 6:51
related countries: China China, Pakistan Pakistan, Russia Russia
related places: Sharif

Indian PM Narendra Modi arrives in Russia for BRICS and regional Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summits and to meet Chinese and Pakistani leaders.
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Mumbai train bomb coma man dies

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 15:44

An Indian man dies nine years after suffering severe brain injuries in the 2006 Mumbai train bombings.
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India woman 'set on fire by police'

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 7:08

An Indian woman dies after alleging that she was set on fire by two policemen inside a police station when she refused to pay a bribe.
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Narendra Modi app is 'like Tinder for good governance'

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 0:28

Why the Indian PM's new app includes a videogame
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India says unwed mum can be guardian

Monday, July 6th 2015, 7:57

India's Supreme Court in a landmark ruling says an unwed mother does not have to reveal the name of her child's father for claiming guardianship.
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VIDEO: India fails to publish UN health report

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 23:44

The Indian government is not publishing the results of a vast national survey of the health of the country's citizens.
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Mystery surrounds India health survey

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 23:31

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt asks why India has still not published a vast survey of women and children carried out by the government in Delhi and the UN.
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Indians set off on Amarnath pilgrimage

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 12:56
related places: Amarnath

Hundreds of thousands of Hindu worshippers will visit the Amarnath cave in Indian-administered Kashmir over two months amid tight security.
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Family 'offloaded' to fly minister

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 7:25

Indian minister Kiren Rijiju is criticised after reports that a family of three, including a child, were offloaded to accommodate him on a flight.
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Why the Indian soldiers of WW1 were forgotten

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 23:48

Why the Indian soldiers of WW1 were forgotten
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VIDEO: Sari design gets a modern twist

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 23:15
related places: Chanderi

New technology is helping to speed up the design process for the famous Chanderi saris of India.
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India quiet on emissions peak year

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 23:15

India will not announce a target date for when it expects its carbon emissions to drop, the environment minister tells the BBC.
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Indian 'eye candy' official sues

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 15:28

An Indian bureaucrat sues Outlook magazine for calling her "eye candy", telling the BBC she found the description offensive.
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India Darjeeling landslides kill 38

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 7:33

Landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 38 people in India's tea-growing region of Darjeeling, police say.
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India tunnelling fugitive arrested

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 6:33
related places: Delhi

Police in India recapture the second of the two prisoners who tunnelled their way out of Delhi's maximum security Tihar jail.
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Viewpoint: Watching the lesbians in India

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 0:24

How revolutionary is an Indian advert featuring lesbians?
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Rebel leader held over India attack

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 3:54

India says it has arrested a rebel leader in connection with the killings of 20 of its soldiers in an ambush on a troop convoy in north-east India.
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Prisoners tunnel out of Delhi jail

Monday, June 29th 2015, 13:31

Two prisoners escape from India's maximum security Tihar jail by digging a tunnel under a wall and scaling another.
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Activist targeted for mocking Modi

Monday, June 29th 2015, 12:01

Leading Indian activist Kavitha Krishnan becomes the target of internet ire after a disparaging tweet against PM Narendra Modi.
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Mob lynches India school director

Monday, June 29th 2015, 3:29
related places: Bihar

The director of a school in the eastern Indian state of Bihar is killed in a mob lynching over the deaths of two of his students.
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Sri Lanka's Sangakkara to retire

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara is to retire from international cricket after his side's second Test against India.
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VIDEO: Device helps women avoid dirty toilets

Friday, June 26th 2015, 23:04

An Indian entrepreneur has come up with a female urination device that helps women stand and pee.
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Bhamara creates history in NBA draft

Friday, June 26th 2015, 11:35

Teenager Satnam Singh Bhamara makes history as the first India-born player to be selected in the NBA draft.
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India monsoon rains cause havoc

Friday, June 26th 2015, 6:25

Authorities in India's Gujarat state say incessant monsoon rains have caused widespread damage to public and private properties.
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Pakistan pursues party funding claim

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 21:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan says it will pursue more information from the British government over claims a major political party was funded by the Indian government.
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Nepal secures millions in quake aid

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 9:02
related countries: China China, Nepal Nepal

India pledges $1 billion (£640m) in aid for Nepal's earthquake reconstruction efforts, while China says it will provide about $500 million.
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Monsoon floods kill 30 in Gujarat

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 6:15

Authorities in India's Gujarat state ask people to move to higher ground as monsoon rains trigger floods and house collapses.
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India 'funded Pakistan's MQM party'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 20:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Officials from Pakistan's MQM party told British authorities that the party received funding from the Indian government, the BBC learns.
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How land disputes are fuelling caste clashes in Rajasthan

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 20:34

Land disputes are triggering caste violence in India
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Australia navy in A$500m heroin haul

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 15:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

An Australian navy ship seizes heroin with an estimated street value of more than half a billion Australian dollars from a boat in the Indian Ocean, officials say.
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Toxic alcohol 'supplier' arrested

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 5:13
related places: Delhi, Mumbai

Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, arrest a man who supplied the toxic alcohol which killed more than 100 people in the city of Mumbai.
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SoftBank in India solar project

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 5:24
related countries: Japan Japan, Taiwan Taiwan

Japanese firm SoftBank will team up with Taiwan's Foxconn and India's Bharti Enterprises to invest $20bn in solar power projects in India.
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India alcohol poison toll tops 100

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 12:58
related places: Mumbai

Police in the western Indian city of Mumbai say 102 people have died in one of the country's worst cases of alcohol poisoning.
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Arrests over India journalist murder

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 4:29

Police in central India arrest three men suspected of kidnapping a journalist and burning him to death.
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VIDEO: India yoga event attracts thousands

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 7:31
related places: Delhi

Thousands attend a mass yoga session in the Indian capital, Delhi, to mark the first International Yoga Day.
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India PM leads yoga day celebration

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 4:04
related places: Delhi

Thousands take part in a mass yoga programme in the Indian capital, Delhi, on the first ever International Yoga Day.
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India mourns alcohol poison deaths

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 14:12
related places: Mumbai

Residents of Mumbai mourn dozens killed by toxic alcohol in what police say is the worst incident of its kind in the Indian city in a decade.
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Toxic alcohol kills 84 in India

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 11:56
related places: Mumbai

At least 84 people die after consuming toxic alcohol in India's western city of Mumbai, local police say.
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What yoga challenge says about India

Friday, June 19th 2015, 23:23

What yoga record attempt tells us about India
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India rains bring Mumbai to a halt

Friday, June 19th 2015, 10:07
related places: Mumbai

Heavy monsoon rains bring India's busiest city to a grinding halt.
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VIDEO: The town where yoga is big business

Friday, June 19th 2015, 9:02
related places: Rishikesh

The town of Rishikesh in northern India is often called the yoga capital of the world, with a whole industry having built up around the art.
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India hotel fire leaves 10 dead

Friday, June 19th 2015, 6:50
related places: At

At least 10 people are killed and several others are injured in a fire in a hotel in northern India, police say.
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Why is yoga day stressing India?

Friday, June 19th 2015, 2:49

Why is India in a twist over yoga day?
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Indian raid in Myanmar raises regional tensions

Friday, June 19th 2015, 1:58

Mystery over India's anti-rebel raid in Myanmar
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VIDEO: On the tense India-Myanmar border

Friday, June 19th 2015, 1:57

India claims a cross-border raid against rebels in Myanmar last week was a big success, but the lack of detail about the operation has fuelled speculation.
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India's 'most outraged man' speaks out

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 12:50
related places: Delhi

The Sikh described on social media as "the most outraged man of India" tells the BBC about his life as the face of Delhi's street protests.
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In numbers: Nestle India's Maggi problem

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 5:44

The staggering numbers behind Nestle's operation to destroy all the Maggi in India.
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VIDEO: India's yoga-practising train drivers

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 23:04

The railway authorities in India are offering yoga sessions to help train drivers deal with stress.
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India architect Charles Correa dies

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 4:08
related places: Mumbai

Leading Indian architect Charles Correa dies after a brief illness in the western city of Mumbai, aged 84.
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