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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 bans official luxury travel

Friday, October 31st 2014, 5:16

India's government bans first class air travel for bureaucrats, meetings in five-star hotels and purchases of cars in a series of tough austerity measures.
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The older Indian women having children

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 16:03

Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age
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VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 14:01

Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 10:01

The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
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Kerala court upholds alcohol ban

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 9:32

The high court in the southern Indian state of Kerala upholds the government's decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.
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India 'fails' victims of abuse

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 7:58

The epidemic of domestic violence that blights India
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India court given 'black money' list

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 5:56

The Indian government gives a list with names of more than 600 Indians suspected to have parked untaxed wealth in foreign banks to the Supreme Court.
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VIDEO: The assassination of Indira Gandhi

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 21:20

Thirty years ago, India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was murdered in her garden. One of her aides saw everything.
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India thieves tunnel into bank

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 12:51

A group of robbers dug a tunnel to break into a bank in northern India and loot cash, jewellery and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, police say.
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Delhi government impasse criticised

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 10:55
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court criticises the authorities for the delay in forming a new government in Delhi eight months after the last one resigned.
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The taboo of menstruating in India

Monday, October 27th 2014, 22:58

Why menstruating is such a taboo in India
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India tackles poverty through business

Monday, October 27th 2014, 20:07

Turning flowers into paint to tackle poverty in India
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Xiaomi to open data centre in India

Monday, October 27th 2014, 15:22
related countries: China China
related places: Xiaomi

After India warned its military not to use Xiaomi devices owing to privacy fears, the Chinese firm announces plans to open an Indian data centre.
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Cyclone Nilofar approaches Gujarat

Monday, October 27th 2014, 5:33

Authorities in India alert fishermen going out into the sea as a powerful cyclone is heading for the western coast.
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Indian PM opens up to media - sort of

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 15:13

India's arm's length PM mixes with reporters - a bit
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India's iconic football club facing closure

Friday, October 24th 2014, 23:19

How an iconic Indian football club fell on hard times
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Hindu activists 'attack India cafe'

Friday, October 24th 2014, 19:21

Members of the governing BJP's youth wing vandalise a coffee shop, decrying meetings there between boys and girls.
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US firm fine for underpaying Indians

Friday, October 24th 2014, 6:45
related countries: United States United States

US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
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India's Modi visits Siachen glacier

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 15:15

Indian PM Narendra Modi marks the festival of Diwali with a brief visit to the Siachen glacier before inspecting recent flood damage in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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In pictures: India celebrates Diwali

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 22:27

Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival
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Indian girl, 3, 'raped' in school

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 6:46
related places: Bangalore

Police in India investigate the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore.
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Tales from the India Office

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf
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India suspend tours to West Indies

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 12:57

India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.
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Indian woman set on fire in train

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 8:18

A woman dies of her injuries after being set on fire on a train in the Indian state of Kerala, reportedly after an argument with an unidentified man.
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Player dies after goal celebration

Monday, October 20th 2014, 12:36

Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from the injuries he suffered after landing awkwardly when he celebrated a goal.
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Five jailed for life in India rape

Monday, October 20th 2014, 10:45

A court in India sends five men to jail for life for the abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker.
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Modi party to form state governments

Monday, October 20th 2014, 3:52
related places: Haryana

India's BJP is set to form governments in Maharashtra and Haryana, after the party won the elections in both states.
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Windies end India tour over pay row

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 6:09

West Indies pull out midway through their India tour over a pay dispute, on a day of confusion and conflicting statements.
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India court grants Jayalalitha bail

Friday, October 17th 2014, 8:07

India's top court grants bail to Jayaram Jayalalitha, one of India's most controversial and colourful politicians, jailed last month for corruption
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India athlete beaten in 'witch hunt'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 6:35

An Indian athlete was tied up and severely beaten after being accused of witchcraft in her home village in the north-eastern state of Assam.
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Why India is planning a new road near the China border

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 22:52
related countries: China China

Indian plans for mountain road near disputed border irks China
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India unveils key labour reforms

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 9:01

India's PM Narendra Modi unveils key labour reforms as a part of a campaign which aims to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub.
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Why the Great Indian Novel still appeals

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 0:16

Why The Great Indian Novel still holds appeal
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India tightens cigarette warnings

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 12:38

India says tobacco firms will soon have to reserve almost all the space on cigarette packs for health warnings.
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India holds crucial state elections

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 4:08

Voting begins in state elections in India in what is seen as PM Narendra Modi's first major test after his party's landslide general election win.
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Five convicted for India gang rape

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 11:33
related places: Delhi

A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, convicts five men for the November 2010 abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker.
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India prices fall to five-year low

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 9:51

India's inflation rate falls to a five-year low in September because of lower food and fuel prices.
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Indian cyclone death toll reaches 24

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 4:51

Authorities in India's Andhra Pradesh and Orissa states intensify efforts to get aid to 400,000 people affected by Cyclone Hudhud, which killed at least 24 people.
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Tharoor dropped for 'Modi praise'

Monday, October 13th 2014, 14:45

India's main opposition Congress drops high-profile MP Shashi Tharoor as a party spokesperson after criticism that he praised PM Narendra Modi.
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Relief effort after Indian cyclone

Monday, October 13th 2014, 10:25

Indian disaster teams begin a relief operation after Cyclone Hudhud pounded the eastern coast, forcing as many as 400,000 people to flee.
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VIDEO: 'Little comfort' after India cyclone

Monday, October 13th 2014, 1:44

Cyclone Hudhud is pounding the eastern Indian coast, causing extensive damage and prompting the evacuation of some 350,000 people.
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Kolkata beat Mumbai in ISL opener

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 20:15
related places: Kolkata, Mumbai

The Indian Super League begins, with Peter Reid's Mumbai City losing 3-0 to Atletico de Kolkata in the opening game.
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Cyclone forces India abandonment

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 15:34

India postpone Tuesday's third one-day international against West Indies because of the advance of Cyclone Hudhud.
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Cyclone Hudhud pounds eastern India

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 14:41

Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuated as Cyclone Hudhud pounds the eastern Indian coast, killing at least six.
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How Cyclone Hudhud got its name

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 0:35
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

How the latest Indian Ocean cyclone got its name
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Laureate Malala urges child rights

Friday, October 10th 2014, 18:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai urges children to demand their rights after winning the Nobel Peace Prize with Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.
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VIDEO: Malala told of Nobel award in lesson

Friday, October 10th 2014, 16:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai has said she is honoured to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner.
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Cyclone Hudhud approaches India

Friday, October 10th 2014, 5:04

Authorities in India plan evacuations and stock up on rations as a powerful cyclone heads for the south-eastern coast.
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Rivals trade warnings over Kashmir

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan have traded warnings over a surge in violence in Kashmir which has killed at least 19 people.
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A happy homecoming for India's widows

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 0:56

The widows who refuse to be quietly shunned
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VIDEO: Villagers flee after Kashmir shelling

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 0:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir, There

There has been more shelling along the border between Pakistan and Indian administered Kashmir in the biggest escalation in violence in years.
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Hundreds flee after Kashmir clashes

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 12:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Hundreds of villagers flee their homes in Indian-administered Kashmir as Indian and Pakistani troops continue to exchange fire in some of the worst violence in the region in a decade.
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Nokia to mothball India mobile plant

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 6:25

Nokia plans to suspend production at its mobile phone factory in India because of a dispute with the country's tax authorities.
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Flipkart sorry for sale glitches

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 6:12

India's biggest online retailer Flipkart apologises to customers for glitches during Monday's 'Big Billion Day' sale.
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Yahoo set to cut '400 jobs' in India

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 3:49
related places: Bangalore

Tech giant Yahoo plans to cut jobs in Bangalore, India, which is considered one of its largest engineering hubs.
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Chand begins competition ban appeal

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 19:04

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand formally begins a Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal against her indefinite ban from competition.
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Ten laws that India should scrap

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 19:00

Why treasure for Her Majesty no longer applies
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Court rejects Jayalalitha bail plea

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 16:51

A court in southern India rejects a plea for bail by Tamil Nadu's former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha who is serving a jail term for corruption.
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Kashmir firing enters second day

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 7:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: At, Kashmir

At least four Indian civilians are wounded as India and Pakistan continue to exchange fire in the disputed Kashmir region a day after nine civilians were killed.
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Haider: Why is 'Indian Hamlet' controversial?

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 5:48

The Shakespeare adaptation dividing opinion in India
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Civilians killed in Kashmir firing

Monday, October 6th 2014, 15:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan accuse each other of unprovoked firing along the disputed border in Kashmir in which at least nine civilians were killed.
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MH370 search resumes in Indian Ocean

Monday, October 6th 2014, 9:21
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

A specialist ship begins scanning the Indian Ocean seabed in the next phase of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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New York Times in cartoon apology

Monday, October 6th 2014, 7:07

The New York Times apologises for a cartoon on India's Mars Mission following readers' complaints that it mocked India.
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India missing three-year-old found

Monday, October 6th 2014, 7:00

Jhanvi Ahuja, a three-year-old Indian girl who went missing a week ago, is found after her family launches a massive social media campaign.
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Ljungberg tips Indian League success

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 20:00

Former Arsenal and Celtic winger Freddie Ljungberg says the inaugural Indian Super League will be a success.
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The downfall of India's 'Mother' politician

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 21:43

Is Indian politician Jayalalitha's time up?
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India festival stampede kills dozens

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 16:50
related places: At, Bihar

At least 32 people have died in a stampede at a Hindu religious festival in the state of Bihar in northern India, officials say.
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PM Modi addresses India on radio

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 7:44

Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his first radio speech in a bid to reach out to tens of millions of Indians with no access to television.
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India anger at 'sexist' jeans remark

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 7:17

Women's groups in the southern Indian state of Kerala criticise legendary singer KJ Yesudas for saying women should not wear jeans as it was "against Indian culture".
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India beat Pakistan to hockey gold

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India win their first Asian Games hockey gold in 16 years after beating rivals Pakistan on penalties in Incheon.
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VIDEO: Dog saved from tar pool in India

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:28
related places: Udaipur

A stray dog in India's Udaipur recovers after being found stuck in pool of hot tar.
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VIDEO: Can Modi scheme clean up India?

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:11

Indians across the subcontinent pick up their buckets and brooms to join a nationwide campaign to clean streets and public spaces.
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VIDEO: Modi plan scrubs up Delhi station

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 9:55
related places: Delhi, New Delhi

Andrew North visits New Delhi railway station to see if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' drive is proving a success.
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Indian officials take up brooms

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 6:20

Indian officials miss a day off for the drive against dirt
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India train collision kills 12

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 10:09

At least 12 people have died after two passenger trains collided in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, railway officials say.
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Dalit widows appointed priests

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 23:12

Two Dalit widows are appointed priests at a temple in south-west India, in a rare move for a country where caste prejudice is still rife.
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Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda'

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 18:45
related countries: United States United States

Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.
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India teacher 'locked boy in kennel'

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 11:37

Authorities in India investigate reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly locked up in a kennel by his school teacher as punishment for talking to another child in class.
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Film workers fast for Indian leader

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 9:08

The film industry in India's Tamil Nadu state fasts to protest at the jailing for corruption of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha.
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Modi meets Obama at White House

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 4:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Barack Obama at the White House over dinner, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday.
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In pictures: India's dying printing tradition

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 0:05
related places: Calcutta

India's declining printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta
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Jailed Indian politician appeals

Monday, September 29th 2014, 9:53

The imprisoned former chief minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalitha, appeals against her sentence for corruption.
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New York gives star treatment to Indian PM Modi

Monday, September 29th 2014, 2:39

NY star treatment for Indian PM
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VIDEO: Modi wows Madison Square Garden

Monday, September 29th 2014, 0:52

Thousands of Indian-Americans heard Indian PM Narendra Modi speak on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York; he meets President Obama on Monday.
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Padmini Prakash: India's first transgender news anchor

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 23:56

India's first transgender anchor on a daily TV news show
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Modi wows Madison Square Garden

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 21:30

Indian PM Narendra Modi gets a rapturous welcome from thousands of Indian-Americans at New York's Madison Square Garden, on his visit to the US.
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Jailed Jayalalitha successor named

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 14:12

The party of India's jailed controversial politician Jayaram Jayalalitha names O. Panneerselvam to succeed her as chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
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India's Modi calls for reform of UN

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 22:38

Narendra Modi uses his first speech to the UN as India's prime minister to renew his country's call for reform of the Security Council.
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Top India politician is jailed

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 15:20

One of India's most controversial politicians, Jayaram Jayalalitha, is jailed for four years after conviction in a long-running corruption case.
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US-bound Modi brushes off controversy

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 12:47
related countries: United States United States

Gujarat riots still cast shadow over Indian PM
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VIDEO: US prepares for ‘rock star’ Modi

Friday, September 26th 2014, 22:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

World leaders have descended on New York for the United Nations General Assembly, but few are getting the treatment India's PM Narendra Modi is set to receive.
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VIDEO: Hero's welcome for unwanted widows

Friday, September 26th 2014, 20:21
related places: Calcutta

A group of Indian widows who were thrown out by their families after their husbands died return to their home city of Calcutta to raise awareness.
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