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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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India lost boy found via WhatsApp

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 11:35

A missing 11-year-old boy in India is found after he was spotted by a member of the public who received a WhatsApp alert sent out by police.
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Delhi arrests after parties clash

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 5:52
related places: Delhi

Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, arrest 14 people in connection with the clashes between two rival political parties on Wednesday.
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India names general election dates

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 13:43

India's election will take place from 7 April to 12 May, officials say, in a race pitting Rahul Gandhi's Congress party against the Narendra Modi-led BJP.
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VIDEO: Lowdown on the world's biggest vote

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 13:00

What you need to know about the Indian election, in 60 seconds
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No country for single women

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 20:33

The stigma of being female and unattached in India
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India tycoon's custody extended

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 12:54

Indian businessman Subrata Roy is attacked with ink outside the Supreme Court, which orders him remain in custody in a multi-billion dollar fraud case.
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India Rolls-Royce deals 'on hold'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

India puts on hold all deals with Rolls-Royce till an investigation into bribery allegations against the London-based company is complete, the Press Trust of India news agency reports.
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In pictures: Indian women through the ages

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 3:24

Vintage photographs of Indian women
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The sanitary pad revolutionary

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 0:35

The school dropout who sparked a sanitary pad revolution in India
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India exhumes 'mutiny rebel' remains

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 9:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Archaeologists in India are examining claims that remains of people dug up from a disused well in the northern state of Punjab belong to soldiers who rebelled against the British in 1857.
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India anger at tycoon 'privileges'

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 6:25
related places: Lucknow

Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are criticised for lodging arrested tycoon Subrata Roy in a fancy forest department guest house in Lucknow city.
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Sari stages comeback in urban India

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 20:09

Is the traditional sari staging a comeback?
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VIDEO: Why is the sari back in fashion?

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 11:48

There are signs that the sari is back in fashion with urban Indian women, as Shilpa Kannan reports.
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The Indian headshake decoded

Friday, February 28th 2014, 17:06

A viral video decodes the Indian headshake
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India detains tycoon Subrata Roy

Friday, February 28th 2014, 15:12

One of India's most flamboyant tycoons, Subrata Roy, is taken into police custody after surrendering himself for arrest in a fraud case.
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Murray joins new international league

Friday, February 28th 2014, 14:59

Andy Murray has joined other top players in the draft for the International Premier Tennis League taking place in December.
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India's economic growth slows down

Friday, February 28th 2014, 14:12

India's economic growth rate slowed to 4.7% in the last quarter of 2013, according to latest official figures.
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India navy says missing sailors dead

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 10:28

India's navy confirms that two sailors who went missing after smoke was detected on board a submarine died in the accident.
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VIDEO: On the hunt for a man-eating tiger

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 9:11

The BBC's Andrew North joins a team of hunters as efforts are stepped up to find a man-eating tiger that has so far killed 10 people in northern India, most of them farm workers.
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Four Gandhi plotters' release halted

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 8:13

An Indian court suspends the release of four people convicted of involvement in the murder of former PM Rajiv Gandhi, while it decides who has the authority to free them.
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Indian soldier kills five colleagues

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 5:49

An Indian soldier shoots five of his colleagues then kills himself in Indian-administered Kashmir, military officials say.
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Hunting for India's deadliest man-eating tiger

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 20:19

Hunters on the trail of India's deadliest man-eating tiger
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Injured Robson out of Indian Wells

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 18:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Laura Robson rules herself out of the BNP Paribas Open as she recovers from a wrist injury.
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India navy boss quits over accident

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 17:13
related places: At, Mumbai

India's navy chief quits after two sailors go missing and seven others are in hospital following an accident on a submarine off the Mumbai coast.
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Hundreds of turtles die in India

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 17:09

More than 900 Olive Ridley turtles are found dead on the southern Indian coast, with conservationists blaming vessels fishing illegally.
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Court orders Sahara chief's arrest

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 15:32
related places: Sahara

The Indian Supreme Court issues an arrest warrant against the chief of Sahara, one of India's biggest business houses, after he fails to appear in court.
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VIDEO: India leopard search continues

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 6:43
related places: Meerut

Panic has gripped the northern Indian town of Meerut where all local schools have shut because of a leopard on the loose.
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Is there a surge of support for Narendra Modi?

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 0:43

Is support for Narendra Modi rising in India?
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Indian drug firm suspends shipments

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 19:43
related places: Dewas

Indian drugs manufacturer Ranbaxy suspends shipments of ingredients from its Toansa and Dewas plants to examine their testing processes.
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Protest in Kashmir over killings

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 11:18

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir fire rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse villagers protesting at the killing of seven suspected militants.
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India leader warns about corruption

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 5:07

India could break apart if it does not tackle corruption in its political system, the leader of its newest party, Arvind Kejriwal, has warned in a BBC interview.
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India's common man party campaign

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 2:07

India's newest politician on his mission to shake things up
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Italian marines avoid piracy charge

Monday, February 24th 2014, 12:15
related countries: Italy Italy

India says it will not use the anti-piracy law, which carries the death penalty, to try two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
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Leopard sparks panic in Indian town

Monday, February 24th 2014, 10:45
related places: Meerut

Panic grips the northern Indian town of Meerut where a leopard is on the loose, officials say.
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India's child cotton pickers at risk

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 20:05

The challenge of protecting India's children cotton pickers
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Amnesty seeks detail on Qatar deaths

Friday, February 21st 2014, 7:12
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Amnesty International urges India to provide "more transparent information" about deaths of Indian workers in Qatar, the host nation for the 2022 World Cup.
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Sikh groups demand Amritsar inquiry

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 18:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Amritsar

Sikh campaigners demand a full inquiry into UK involvement in a deadly 1984 attack on a Sikh temple in India.
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India passes bill creating new state

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 16:07

Indian lawmakers approve a bill to carve out a new state in the south of the country, following days of political turmoil and chaotic scenes in parliament.
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Release of Gandhi killers halted

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 11:00

India's Supreme Court halts the release of three of the seven people convicted of involvement in the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
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Move to halt Gandhi killers' release

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 7:33

India's central government challenges the decision of Tamil Nadu state to free seven people convicted of plotting the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
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Charity helps deaf Indians into work

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 22:03

Getting a better deal for India's deaf workers
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Indian death rate in Qatar 'normal'

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 16:56
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Indian and Qatari officials insist that the death rate among Indian workers in the 2022 World Cup host nation is not abnormal.
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Rajiv Gandhi killers to be freed

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 10:19

The government in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu decides to free seven people convicted of plotting the 1991 assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
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Bollywood exile Saifi seeks apology

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 10:11

Indian musician Nadeem Saifi, who has been living in exile since being accused of murder in 2000, demands an apology from the Indian government.
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India leader quits over new state

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 9:07

The chief minister of India's Andhra Pradesh state resigns in protest against the introduction of a bill in the parliament to create the new state of Telangana.
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Italy recalls envoy over India row

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 10:32
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Delhi

Italy recalls its Delhi ambassador in a continuing dispute over two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen.
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Rajiv Gandhi killers' death commuted

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 7:32

India's Supreme Court commutes the death sentences of three men convicted of plotting the 1991 assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
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McCullum hits first Kiwi triple ton

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 7:03

Brendon McCullum becomes the first New Zealander to score a Test triple century as his side draw the second Test with India.
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Delhi 1984 riots still haunt India's Congress party

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 5:41

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots are back on the agenda in India
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India police 'kill seven Maoists'

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 5:16

Police in India say they have killed seven suspected Maoist rebels in the western state of Maharashtra.
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India ex-editor charged with rape

Monday, February 17th 2014, 10:39

Tarun Tejpal, the former editor of Tehelka, a prominent news magazine in India, is charged with the rape of a female colleague.
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India cuts duties on cars and phones

Monday, February 17th 2014, 8:30

India's Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram cuts indirect taxes on cars and mobile phones in an attempt to boost economic growth.
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McCullum marathon leads NZ recovery

Monday, February 17th 2014, 6:13
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hits 281 not out on day four of the second Test against India in a remarkable fightback.
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VIDEO: Push for anti-racism law in India

Monday, February 17th 2014, 2:20
related places: Delhi

Campaigners push for anti-racism legislation in India after the death of 19-year-old Nido Tania in Delhi last month.
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The stainless shine of Indian artist Subodh Gupta's art

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 21:09

The stainless shine of 'India's Damien Hirst'
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India's family firms modernise to stay in business

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 20:12

How traditional Indian businesses keep up with the competition
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VIDEO: Taking the shine off gold in India

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 7:02

Sameer Hashmi reports on whether Indian government attempts to reduce gold imports are having an effect.
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VIDEO: Taj Mahal brought online by Google

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 19:50

The Indian ministry of culture is teaming up with Google to bring the Taj Mahal and 99 other heritage sites to Street View.
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Pepper spray halts Indian parliament

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 15:31

Chaos breaks out in the lower house of India's parliament after an MP uses pepper spray to disrupt proceedings.
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US envoy Powell meets Narendra Modi

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 6:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Powell

US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell holds talks with controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi marking an end to a decade-long US boycott of the leader.
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Onionomics: Peeling away India's food economy

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 21:08

Peeling away the layers of India's food economy
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Pietersen bought by Delhi for IPL

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 5:51
related places: Bangalore

The Delhi Daredevils pay £880,000 to re-sign discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen for the 2014 Indian Premier League.
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India Olympics suspension lifted

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 13:38

A ban on India's Olympic Association (IOA) is lifted, allowing the country to return to the Olympic fold, IOC spokesman Mark Adams says.
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IPL sides eye 'awesome' Pietersen

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 13:18

Kevin Pietersen could be at the centre of a bidding war which makes him the Indian Premier League's most expensive player.
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US envoy set to meet Narendra Modi

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:58
related countries: United States United States

The US ambassador to India is to meet controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, in what is seen as a major shift in the US stance.
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Delhi to probe Ambani on gas prices

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:34

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calls for India's richest man and several senior politicians to be investigated for overcharging consumers for gas.
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French envoy charged over child rape

Monday, February 10th 2014, 14:37
related countries: France France
related places: Bangalore

A French diplomat is formally charged with raping his three-year-old daughter, at a pre-trial hearing in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.
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Italy warns India over marines trial

Monday, February 10th 2014, 13:28
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy reacts angrily to an Indian decision to try two Italian marines, accused of killing two fishermen, under an anti-piracy law.
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Boat capsizes in India's Orissa

Monday, February 10th 2014, 6:39

At least 15 people drown and 16 others are missing after a boat capsizes in a river in India's eastern Orissa state, officials say.
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VIDEO: The struggle in India's Muslim camps

Monday, February 10th 2014, 1:58

More than 50,000 Muslims continue to live in refugee camps in the northern India after a wave of religious riots.
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VIDEO: Can family firms beat competition?

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 12:23

Yogita Limaye reports on how India's traditional family firms are dealing with competition from corporate companies.
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Indian woman's space mission

Friday, February 7th 2014, 20:10

Indian scientist's long hours in pursuit of historic mission
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Officials charged with India killing

Friday, February 7th 2014, 4:53

India's top investigation agency files charges against intelligence officials in connection with the killing of a female student.
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Indian car show goes on despite a slump in sales

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 20:10

India's car makers are optimistic despite falling sales
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India tourist visa scheme extended

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 16:52

India's government is to extend the country's limited visa-on-arrival scheme to tourists from 180 countries in an attempt to boost tourism and business.
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VIDEO: Book fans flock to Calcutta fair

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 0:13
related places: Calcutta

The International Kolkata Book Fair has been welcoming hundreds of thousands of people to the Indian city of Calcutta.
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Pietersen 'could make £3m in IPL'

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 21:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen could make "up to £3m" playing in the Indian Premier League following the end of his England career.
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British artist's take on Indian miniatures

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 18:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British artist's take on traditional Indian styles
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Your pictures: India

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 15:38

Readers' photos on the theme of India
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VIDEO: Inside controversial India election rally

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 13:50
related places: Calcutta

Rahul Tandon reports from an election rally for opposition leader Narendra Modi in Calcutta, which is just one of many Indian political rallies that will take place over the next few months.
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Jaguar to build XJ model in India

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 10:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jaguar says it will build its XJ saloon car in India, but the company's chief executive tells the BBC he is "absolutely committed" to manufacturing cars in Britain.
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Child labour: India’s hidden shame

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 0:09

The hidden plight of Indian children forced into domestic labour
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UK advised India before temple raid

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 21:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK military advice was given to India before the 1984 Golden Temple attack but it had "limited impact", the foreign secretary says.
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India awards Tendulkar top honour

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 8:38

India's president presents the country's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
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Ten killed in India bus accident

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 4:19
related places: At

At least 10 people are killed after the bus they were travelling overturned in India's western state of Maharashtra, media reports say.
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One held over attack on Delhi women

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 5:11
related places: Delhi

Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, say they have arrested one person in connection with an alleged attack on two women from north-eastern India.
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Turning around 'the Enron of India'

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 23:53

The boss who saved a scandal-hit Indian computer firm
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VIDEO: Teenage girl on being abducted for work

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 18:30

Shilpa Kannan reports on the thousands of Indian children who have been abducted and forced to work in homes in cities.
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