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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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Guam - ranked 174 - stun India

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 10:35

A country ranked 174 in the world and coached by an ex-Bognor Regis player beats India in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
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Nestle to destroy noodles worth $50m

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 4:18

Nestle says it will destroy more than $50m (£32m) worth of its hugely popular Maggi noodles following a ban imposed by India's food safety regulator.
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Indian youth leap into skateboarding

Monday, June 15th 2015, 23:56

Shakenbake and other Indians taking skateboarding by storm
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In pictures: India prepares for Yoga Day

Monday, June 15th 2015, 9:08

Indians limber up for International Yoga Day
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Indian gang rape victim faces 'purification ritual'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 22:13

Indian rape victim's humiliating ordeal
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India held to draw by Bangladesh

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 12:49
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Hosts Bangladesh survive with a draw against India, despite being made to bat again on the final day of the one-off Test.
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India heatwave victims' compensation woes

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 0:01

India heat wave victims' compensation woes
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Request to lift Maggi ban denied

Friday, June 12th 2015, 20:04

A Mumbai court turns down Nestle's request to lift the ban on Maggi noodles in India.
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Nestle challenges Maggi noodles ban

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 8:05

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

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 5:39

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

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 5:14

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 5:55

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

Monday, June 8th 2015, 16:26

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

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

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

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 20:18

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

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

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

Friday, June 5th 2015, 19:49

When Led Zeppelin visited India
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India regulator bans Maggi noodles

Friday, June 5th 2015, 14:09

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

Friday, June 5th 2015, 12:59

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

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 15:33

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

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

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

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 12:56

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

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 7:47

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

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 5:51

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 9:28

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 6:31

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

Monday, June 1st 2015, 21:05

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

Monday, June 1st 2015, 11:00

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

Monday, June 1st 2015, 5:37

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

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

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

Friday, May 29th 2015, 9:32

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

Friday, May 29th 2015, 8:24

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

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

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

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 6:03

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

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 13:56

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

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 18:13

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

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 13:15

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

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 3:03

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

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

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

Monday, May 25th 2015, 14:08

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

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

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

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 22:21

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

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

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

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 9:09

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

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 10:15

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