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Water crisis fears in Delhi over unrest

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 19:49
related places: Delhi, Jat

India's capital Delhi is on the brink of a severe water shortage as Jat community protesters damage supplies to demand higher job quotas.
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More troops killed in Kashmir stand-off

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 18:29
related places: Srinagar

Another three soldiers are killed in a stand-off with militants near Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, military officials say.
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Five dead in India caste protest

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 18:06
related places: Jat

At least five people die in a second day of violence related to caste rights in the northern Indian state of Haryana, police say.
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Kashmir militants surrounded by army

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 15:08

Militants in Indian-administered Kashmir are surrounded by the security forces after attacking a convoy of Indian soldiers, military officials say.
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India caste violence leaves one dead

Friday, February 19th 2016, 17:47
related places: Rohtak

At least one person is killed and up to 205 injured in the northern Indian town of Rohtak during protests by the Jat community, police say.
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VIDEO: The women making money cleaning India

Friday, February 19th 2016, 0:40

The women cooperative of professional cleaners that is giving its shareholders financial independence
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Enough is enough: India women fight to enter temples

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 21:56

Indian women fight to enter temples
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Debunking the viral video of 'sedition' that has captivated India

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 21:49

Debunking the viral video of 'sedition' that polarised India
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Indian firm launches $3.67 smartphone

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 14:50

An Indian company launches what is being billed as the world's cheapest smartphone, priced at 251 rupees ($3.67; £2.56).
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VIDEO: Is this the world's cheapest smartphone?

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 11:51

An Indian company has launched what is being billed as the world's cheapest smartphone.
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Lawyers beat up India student in court

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 13:03
related places: Delhi

A student leader from a top Indian university charged with "sedition" is physically attacked in a Delhi court by a group of lawyers.
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VIDEO: India school attack leopard escapes

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 9:31

Officials say a male mauled six people at a school in India before it was captured has escaped its enclosure.
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Viewpoint: A personal history of Indian brand names

Monday, February 15th 2016, 6:49

India's long history of strange and colourful brand names
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Bollywood stars flee India event blaze

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 20:35
related places: Mumbai

Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are among those who were evacuated when a big fire broke out at a lavish cultural show in Mumbai.
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A messiah for India's abandoned sick

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 0:32

Indian man who is messiah to abandoned patients
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India PM in 'happy birthday' gaffe

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 13:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's president takes to Twitter to correct India's leader - who had wished him happy birthday on the wrong day.
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Student held over 'anti-India slogans'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 16:31

Indian police arrest the student union leader at a top university on sedition charges, after a protest over the hanging of a Kashmiri man.
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Goa seeks to classify peacock as vermin

Friday, February 12th 2016, 16:13
related places: Goa

The southern state of Goa proposes reclassifying the peacock, India's national bird, as vermin.
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Delhi announces fresh car rationing

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 12:16
related places: Delhi

India's capital Delhi announces a second round of car rationing aimed at curbing alarming pollution levels.
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India schools shut over leopard fears

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 9:35
related places: Bangalore

More than 100 schools are closed in Bangalore after reports that another leopard is sighted on the outskirts of the Indian city.
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Elephant rampage causes panic in India

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 17:01

A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in India's West Bengal state, sending residents fleeing in panic.
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Did a meteorite kill a man in India?

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 13:17

Did a meteorite kill a man in India?
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Why are Indian gurus selling noodles?

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 0:35

Why do Indian gurus sell noodles?
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Indian police 'to use slingshots'

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 17:52
related places: Haryana

Police in India's northern Haryana state will use slingshots to control violent protesters, a senior officer says.
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'Miracle rescue' of avalanche soldier

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 12:02

An Indian soldier who was buried after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier six days ago has been found alive, officials say.
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India 'meteorite death' to be probed

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 6:03
related places: Vellore

Indian scientists have been asked to examine claims that a man died after being hit by a meteorite in southern Vellore city.
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Viewpoint: Will 2016 be a turning point for free speech in India?

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 1:24

Will 2016 be a turning point for free speech in India?
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Leopard mauls six in Indian school

Monday, February 8th 2016, 4:43
related places: Bangalore

A male leopard enters a school in the Indian city of Bangalore, injuring six people before being captured and released.
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Why an Indian lawyer tried to sue God

Monday, February 8th 2016, 1:17

The controversial court case that stunned Indians
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VIDEO: Making India's children smile

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 0:03

Mark Rego, a cancer survivor, spends his time bringing smiles to the faces of destitute children in India.
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VIDEO: Bollywood singer performs mid-flight

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 9:54

An Indian airline has suspended five crew members who let a Bollywood star sing over its public address system.
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Row over mid-flight Bollywood 'concert'

Friday, February 5th 2016, 13:14

An Indian airline suspends five crew members who let Bollywood star Sonu Nigam sing over its public address system - sparking a row on social media.
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The Indian clock to tower over Big Ben

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 16:09

Indian IT giant Infosys plans to build the world's largest free-standing clock tower, dwarfing structures like Old Joe and Big Ben.
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Troops missing after Kashmir avalanche

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 11:30

Ten Indian soldiers are missing after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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VIDEO: A rare performance of India's Kathakali dance

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 19:22

Part-dance and part-mime, the Kathakali dance originated in the Indian state of Kerala, around the same time as Shakespeare.
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Tata to rename Zica car over virus woes

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 12:22

India's Tata Motors is to rename its forthcoming Zica hatchback after the similarly-named Zika virus sparked a global health emergency.
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India court reopens case on gay sex

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 11:12

India's Supreme Court agrees to revisit a previous judgement upholding a colonial-era law criminalising gay sex.
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Fighting crime with puns and hashtags

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 0:12
related places: Mumbai

How the Mumbai police have won Twitter in India
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Thirteen students drown off India beach

Monday, February 1st 2016, 15:16

Thirteen students have drowned while swimming off a beach off India's west coast in the state of Maharashtra, police say.
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The doctor who delivers India's girls for free

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 0:14

The doctor who delivers India's girls for nothing
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VIDEO: Bryde's whale washes up in Mumbai

Friday, January 29th 2016, 7:37
related places: Mumbai

A 12m (40ft) long Bryde's whale washes up on a beach in the western Indian city of Mumbai.
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Motorcycle diaries: The new wave of Indian bikers

Friday, January 29th 2016, 0:31

The new wave of Indian bikers
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TalkTalk call centre workers arrested

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 19:35

TalkTalk says three call centre workers have been arrested in India following a review into its data security practices.
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The Indian girls who survived being raped

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 1:06

The Indian girls living with the pain of sexual assault
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Indian women march for 'right to pray'

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 16:04

Police in western India prevent hundreds of women from marching to a temple traditionally open only to men.
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India, France sign Rafale jet agreement

Monday, January 25th 2016, 10:03
related countries: France France

India signs a deal with France to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces.
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VIDEO: Wi-fi train station getting India online

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 15:31

India, which will become the second largest market for smart phones this year, is to have a train station fitted out with wi-fi for the first time.
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VIDEO: The animals of India's Republic Day parade

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 0:04

A look at the animals starring in India's Republic Day celebrations on 26 January.
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Indian dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai dies

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 9:16

Legendary classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai dies at the age of 97 in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
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Kashmir crisis: What's holding back Mehbooba Mufti?

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 0:37

What ails the alliance in India's Kashmir?
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Indian tycoon guilty of killing guard

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 7:33

A court in India's Kerala state finds a millionaire guilty of murdering his security guard after deliberately ramming his car into the man.
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Professional mourners to street dentists: India's dying professions

Monday, January 18th 2016, 0:24

The last practitioners of India's dying professions
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The man who cycled from India to Europe for love

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 0:35

The man who cycled from India to Europe
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VIDEO: Acid attack survivor is new face of fashion

Friday, January 15th 2016, 15:55

An acid attack survivor has been signed-up to be the new face of an Indian fashion brand in a campaign they are calling Face of Courage.
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Delhi anti-pollution car trial ends

Friday, January 15th 2016, 5:40
related places: Delhi

India's capital Delhi is ending a trial imposing major restrictions on private cars to curb alarming levels of pollution.
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India actor arrested for mimicking guru

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 11:31

Police arrest Indian comedian Kiku Sharda for mimicking popular religious guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
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Italian marine 'not returning' to India

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 5:10
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian marine accused of killing two Indian fishermen will not return to India to face trial after being allowed home for medical treatment, a senator says.
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Indian acid attack survivor is new face of fashion brand

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 0:56

The acid attack survivor who is redefining beauty
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VIDEO: Whales washed ashore on Tamil Nadu beach

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 12:28
related places: At, Tuticorin

At least 45 whales have died in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after more than 100 of the animals were stranded on the shore at Tuticorin.
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Mumbai danger warnings over selfies

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 8:00
related places: Mumbai

Police in India's Mumbai city identify 15 places where taking selfies "can be dangerous", a week after an 18-year-old drowned while taking a selfie.
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Arrest over mother-in-law assault video

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 7:07

Police in India arrest a woman for beating her mother-in-the law after a CCTV footage of the assault goes viral.
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Australians killed in India crash

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 1:24

Five Australians, believed to be members of a family on their way to the Taj Mahal, have been killed in India.
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India's 'last' female impersonator

Monday, January 11th 2016, 22:49

India's 'last' living female impersonator soldiers on
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My Day: Indian bird guide

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 1:32

The exotic world of the brahminy starling and black drongo
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Why is India's wealthy Parsi community vanishing?

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 2:10

Why India's wealthy Parsi community is vanishing
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India lifts ban on bullfighting

Friday, January 8th 2016, 6:58

India lifts the ban on Jallikattu, a version of bull fighting which has been popular for thousands of years in Tamil Nadu state.
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India says talks only if Pakistan acts

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 14:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Pathankot

India says planned talks with Pakistan will go ahead only if Islamabad acts against militants behind the Pathankot air base attack.
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Could Pathankot attack derail India-Pakistan peace talks?

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 4:08

Could air base attack derail India-Pakistan peace talks?
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The Indian boy who scored a record 1,009 runs

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 8:57

The Indian school boy who scored a record 1,000 runs
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VIDEO: Indian boy's record-breaking cricket match

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 22:33

A 15-year-old Indian schoolboy has become the first batsman in the history of the game to score more than 1,000 runs in an organised match.
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Indian boy in world record 1,009 runs

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 16:04

An Indian teenager scores more than 1,000 runs, hitting 59 sixes and 127 fours to set a new world record for a school cricket innings.
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In pictures: Indian schoolboy's 1,009 not out

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 14:13

Indian schoolboy's record cricket innings
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US expects Pakistan to act on attackers

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 5:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US state department says it "expects" Pakistan to act against perpetrators of a deadly attack on an Indian air force base.
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Kashmir militants claim airbase attack

Monday, January 4th 2016, 21:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Kashmir-based militant coalition, the United Jihad Council, says it carried out the deadly attack on an Indian air force base.
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Earthquake hits India's Manipur state

Monday, January 4th 2016, 12:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Manipur

Earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude hits northeast India, near borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, killing at least nine people.
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Gun battle near Indian Afghan mission

Monday, January 4th 2016, 6:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Mazar

Afghan forces are battling militants to flush them out from a building near the the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif
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VIDEO: Protests flare in Srinagar over Saudi executions

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 13:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Srinagar

Protests break out in Indian-administered Kashmir against Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 people, including prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
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VIDEO: India military base on high alert

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 13:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Pathankot

Fresh gunfire and an explosion have been heard at an Indian air force base at Pathankot near the Pakistani border.
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Gunmen attack India air force base

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 18:35
related places: Pathankot

Five attackers and three security personnel are killed at an Indian air base near Pakistan, in what is being seen as an attempt to derail peace moves.
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VIDEO: Using 'numbers game' to cut Delhi pollution

Friday, January 1st 2016, 13:11
related places: Delhi

More than a million cars have been forced off the streets of the Indian capital, Delhi, at the start of a two-week trial to help clean up one of the world's most smog-shrouded cities.
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Delhi car rationing to curb pollution

Friday, January 1st 2016, 3:03
related places: Delhi

Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, launch major restrictions on private cars to curb alarming levels of pollution.
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'Racy' China Tagore translation pulled

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 9:08
related countries: China China

A Chinese publisher removes a translation of Indian poet Rabindarath Tagore's works from sale after criticism that its content is too racy.
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The street children who run a newspaper in India

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 0:50

The street children who run a newspaper in India
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Northern Afghanistan hit by earthquake

Friday, December 25th 2015, 22:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A powerful earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan and is felt as far away as India, with damage reported in northern Pakistan.
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India PM in surprise Pakistan visit

Friday, December 25th 2015, 16:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after landing in Lahore on a surprise visit.
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Russia and India hail partnership

Friday, December 25th 2015, 0:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian and Indian leaders Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi stress the partnership between their two countries as they sign a series of deals.
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Defence agenda for Modi's Russia talks

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 5:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Indian PM Narendra Modi is set to hold crucial talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, expected to focus on defence and nuclear energy co-operation.
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Indian women who are fighting to stop genital mutilation

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 23:55

The Indian women fighting to stop female genital mutilation
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India beef lynching suspects charged

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 15:53

Police in India file charges against 15 suspects, including a juvenile, over the lynching of a Muslim man accused by Hindus of eating beef.
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Places of rape in India: 'Ladies Park', school bus, mall

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 0:28

Places where women have been raped in India
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India toughens rape law for juveniles

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 14:58

The Indian parliament passes a bill which allows juveniles between 16 and 18 years of age to be tried as adults for serious crimes like rape or murder.
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VIDEO: Ten die in India plane crash

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 10:19
related places: Delhi

A light aircraft has crashed on take-off near the airport in the Indian capital, Delhi, killing 10 people.
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India air crash kills 10 in Delhi

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 7:54
related places: Delhi

A light aircraft crashes on take-off near the airport in the Indian capital, Delhi, killing 10 people.
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Death sentences for India rape-murder

Monday, December 21st 2015, 18:12
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A court in India sentence seven men to death for the brutal rape and murder of a Nepalese woman in February.
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'No law' to stop Delhi rapist release

Monday, December 21st 2015, 8:49
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court dismisses an appeal against the release of the youngest convict in the notorious 2012 Delhi gang rape case.
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The yoga guru turned company boss

Monday, December 21st 2015, 0:01

Selling consumption in India on the back of spiritualism
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Steve McCurry's India is feast for eyes

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 22:02

Photographer Steve McCurry's dazzling portrait of India
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