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Fresh clashes in Kashmir land row

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 14:52

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir fire bullets to quell big Muslim rallies against the transfer of land to a Hindu trust.
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Endurance test

Friday, June 27th 2008, 23:43

The human cost of building a rail link in India
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Huge protests continue in Kashmir

Friday, June 27th 2008, 15:18

Thousands of Kashmiris protest again at the transfer of land to a Hindu organisation.
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Indian inflation at record levels

Friday, June 27th 2008, 10:47

More rate rises are expected as Indian inflation reaches the highest level since records began 13 years ago.
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India's best-known soldier dies

Friday, June 27th 2008, 8:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Indian general who commanded the military campaign that led to the creation of Bangladesh dies at 94.
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Land protests shut down Kashmir

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 9:47

Life in Indian-controlled Kashmir is at a standstill after protests over the transfer of land for a Hindu pilgrimage site.
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Kashmir shrine violence spreads

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 6:00

Protests over the controversial transfer of forest land for a popular Hindu pilgrimage spread in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Australia deaths doctor to return

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 5:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States

Australian ex-patients of an Indian surgeon facing multiple charges welcome his decision not to fight extradition from the US.
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Doctor 'accepts Australia return'

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 5:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States

Australian ex-patients of an Indian surgeon facing multiple charges welcome his decision not to fight extradition from the US.
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'Thousands die' in India custody

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 4:22

A new report by a human rights group says nearly 7,500 people have died in official custody in India in the last five years.
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Outcry after Indian man is jailed for rescuing abandoned bear cub

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 15:44

An Indian man who rescued an orphaned bear cub to help his daughter overcome her mother's death falls foul of officials.
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'Deceitful vamps'

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 15:13
related countries: United States United States

Indian pulses set racing by new US mini series
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Key India nuclear deal talks due

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 5:33
related countries: United States United States

India's ruling coalition is to hold key talks with its left-wing allies on signing the delayed landmark US-India nuclear deal.
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US seeks pilot remains in India

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 14:50
related countries: United States United States

A US team visits India's remote north-east to search for the remains of US pilots who crashed during WWII.
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Live score - India v Pakistan

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 9:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Scorecard from the Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan.
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Kashmir violence over shrine land

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 5:28
related places: Srinagar

One person dies after police fires on a group of protesters in Srinagar, capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Vodafone fights $2bn tax claim

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 8:45

Vodafone challenges a $2bn tax claim arising from its purchase of a majority stake in India's Hutchison Essar.
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Pipeline deal 'soon', says India

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 6:35
related countries: Iran Iran, Pakistan Pakistan

India will sign an agreement with Iran and Pakistan to build a multi-billion dollar gas pipeline "soon", says a senior minister.
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India baby girl deaths 'increase'

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 4:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Growing numbers of female foetuses are aborted and baby girls left to die in India, a UK charity says.
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India inflation rate rises to 11%

Friday, June 20th 2008, 12:28

Inflation hits a 13-year high in India, as the rising cost of food and oil continue to put pressure on prices.
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India floods toll rises above 50

Friday, June 20th 2008, 11:07

The number of people killed in flooding this week following torrential rain in east and north-east India rises above 50.
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India politician son 'kidnapped'

Friday, June 20th 2008, 4:43

The son of a former chief minister of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is kidnapped by unidentified gunmen, officials say.
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Muscling in

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 16:29

Spending the night with a woman bouncer in India
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Indian baby 'back from the dead'

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 11:57

Hospital officials in India order an inquiry after a baby is declared dead only to make an apparently miraculous return to life.
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India army provides flood relief

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 17:40

The Indian army is called to help civil authorities tackle a worsening flood situation in the states of West Bengal and Assam.
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Tribe in Rajasthan quota deal

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 15:25

The government of India's Rajasthan state and leaders of the Gujjar tribe reach a deal over access to jobs and education.
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Syrian leader in key India trip

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 5:30
related countries: Syria Syria

President Bashar al-Assad begins a five-day state trip to India, the first by a Syrian leader in three decades.
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Yeti quest

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 17:06

Could an ape-like creature roam hills in north-east India?
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Champion spellers

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

Why S Asia children do so well in US spelling contests
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India tea region strike resumes

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 6:28

A strike called by separatists in India's tea-producing Darjeeling area resumes.
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Family feud threatens India deal

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 13:23

A row in India's richest family could derail a $70bn telecoms merger between Reliance Communications and MTN.
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Indian inflation at 7-year high

Friday, June 13th 2008, 8:49

Inflation hits a seven-year high in India, as the rising cost of food and oil continue to pressure prices.
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Indian painting fetches a world record price at Christie's

Friday, June 13th 2008, 8:17

A sale of a painting by the late Indian painter Francis Newton Souza sets a record for an Indian work of art.
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Religious clashes erupt in India

Friday, June 13th 2008, 5:49

At least 40 people are injured in religious clashes on a remote delta island in India's eastern state of West Bengal, police say.
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'Witch' family killed in India

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 5:25

Four members of a family die after being attacked by villagers who said they were practising witchcraft in India's northeastern state of Assam.
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Japan firm to buy Ranbaxy stake

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 11:48
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese pharmaceutical firm Daiichi Sankyo is to buy a stake in Indian drugs firm Ranbaxy for up to $4b.6n.
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Indian tea region strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 8:55

A strike called by separatists continues to disrupt life in India's tea-producing Darjeeling area.
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Face of hunger

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 11:36

Rising prices make malnutrition worse in India
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Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 11:13

The Indian Cricket League could take legal action if its players are banned from the Twenty20 Cup or Champions League.
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Tourists stranded by India strike

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 6:49

An indefinite strike called by a regional political party in India's Darjeeling hills leaves thousands of tourists stranded.
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Cricket: India and Pakistan to clash

Monday, June 9th 2008, 15:49
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Pakistan Pakistan

India paceman Sree Santh will miss the tri-series against Pakistan and Bangladesh because of a side strain.
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India's Sensex slumps on oil fear

Monday, June 9th 2008, 11:14

India's Sensex share index closes down more than 3% on fears oil prices will push inflation into double-digits.
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India tribe due to hold key talks

Monday, June 9th 2008, 4:45

The government of the Indian state of Rajasthan and leaders of the Gujjar community are to hold talks to end protests.
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Deadly journey

Monday, June 9th 2008, 4:25

India's chaotic and increasingly dangerous roads
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One killed in Tunisian price riot

Friday, June 6th 2008, 17:44
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Tunisia Tunisia

Unrest over the rising cost of living turns lethal in Tunisia and challenges the authorities in India and Malaysia.
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Fuel pushes up Indian inflation

Friday, June 6th 2008, 12:56

Indian inflation continues to rise, fuelling speculation the government will soon take action to tackle the problem.
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India ministries to tighten belts

Friday, June 6th 2008, 12:43

India's government announces cutbacks for ministries following nationwide protests against a 10% rise in fuel prices.
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Overweight air hostesses grounded in India

Friday, June 6th 2008, 11:57

An Indian court rules that the state airline has the right to prevent air hostesses from flying for being overweight.
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India strike over fuel price rise

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 9:41

Communist and opposition parties in India hold nationwide protests against the government's 10% rise in fuel prices.
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Police still say Scarlett raped

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 6:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police say a British girl killed in India was raped - despite tests suggesting she did not have sex before she died.
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India forced to raise fuel prices

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 11:03

India raises prices of petroleum products amid fears of inflation ahead of elections next year.
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India 'bribery' minister sacked

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 5:22

A minister in India's Assam state is sacked after being arrested for allegedly trying to bribe police.
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India plans statue to rival that of New York's Liberty

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 15:22

The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra says it plans to build a statue to rival New York's Statue of Liberty.
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Gujjars take bodies for cremation

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 7:17

Families of 12 of the dead protesters from India's Gujjar tribe take away their bodies for cremation.
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'Six militants killed' in Kashmir

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 4:20

The authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say the security forces have killed six militants in three incidents.
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India tops list of murder numbers

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 12:05

More murders are committed in India than in any other country in the world, according to an official report.
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Warne's Royals win inaugural IPL

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 6:24

Shane Warne's Rajasthan Royals beat the Chennai Super Kings by three wickets in the IPL final.
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Canada hears of native abuse

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 17:57
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's truth and reconciliation commission hears from natives who were victims of abuse.
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Wealthy Indian killer sentenced

Friday, May 30th 2008, 15:06

The son of an influential Indian politician is sentenced to life imprisonment for a high profile murder.
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BJP forms Karnataka government

Friday, May 30th 2008, 10:50

A new government, led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party takes power in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
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Seven killed by Indian elephant

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 17:07

An elephant kills at least seven people and injures 24 in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, wildlife officials say.
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Cricket: Tendulkar injury setback

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 13:58
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

India's Sachin Tendulkar will miss the Asia Cup and a tri-series in Bangladesh because of a groin injury.
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India lorry accident kills dozens

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 13:36

Police in southern India say at least 39 people are dead after a lorry carrying wedding guests plunged off a bridge.
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Tribesmen try to paralyse Delhi

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 9:23
related places: Delhi

Members of the Gujjar tribe block key highways into the Indian capital in protest at alleged discrimination.
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Guilty verdict for Delhi murder

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 7:43
related places: Delhi

A court in India's capital Delhi finds the son of an influential politician guilty in a high-profile murder case.
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Blackberry spurns Indian spy call

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 5:31

Makers of Blackberry phones reject India's demands that it be allowed to spy on suspicious text messages.
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German football team in Calcutta

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 4:48
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Calcutta

The football team Bayern Munich becomes one of the first major European clubs to play in India.
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BJP wins Karnataka assembly polls

Monday, May 26th 2008, 5:42

The Hindu nationalist BJP wins the assembly polls in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
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Indian tribal clashes kill dozens

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 7:51
related places: At

At least 36 people die in two days of clashes between Indian security forces and ethnic Gujjar protesters.
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Local concerns over Indian utopia

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 0:31

Rachel Wright gets a glimpse inside a community promising the ideal society, in southern India.
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Relief for Gujarat riot victims

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 6:09

India's government announces an $80m relief package for the victims of anti-Muslim Gujarat riots in 2002.
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India government marks four years

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 14:41

India's Congress-led coalition government celebrates its fourth year in office, as opposition pressure grows.
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Rivals sign prisoner access deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 14:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

India and Pakistan sign a deal granting greater access to each other's prisoners after talks in Islamabad.
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Indian toxic alcohol toll soars

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 11:09

About 150 people in southern Indian have now died from drinking poisonous illegal alcohol, police say.
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Scores killed by illegal alcohol

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 12:20

Poisonous illegal alcohol has killed at least 87 people in two southern Indian states since the weekend, police say.
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India and Pakistan resume talks

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 9:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi, Kashmir

India and Pakistan hold their first peace talks since a new civilian government took power in Islamabad.
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Toll in violent India poll rises

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 4:09

The death toll in clashes during village council polls in India's West Bengal state has risen to 20, officials say.
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Reliance in major Hollywood deal

Monday, May 19th 2008, 17:59

Indian's Reliance Big Entertainment group says it has signed deals with eight Hollywood production houses.
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DNA damage 'from pesticides'

Monday, May 19th 2008, 5:44

Pesticides could have damaged the DNA of people in agricultural communities, new research in India suggests.
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India sends doctors to Burma

Friday, May 16th 2008, 17:57
related countries: Burma Burma

A team of 50 Indian medical personnel is going to Burma to help cyclone victims, at the military regime's request.
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Feuding rebels die in India clash

Friday, May 16th 2008, 9:34
related places: At

At least 12 separatists are killed in factional fighting in India's north-eastern state of Nagaland, police say.
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India issues new suspect sketches

Friday, May 16th 2008, 5:42
related places: Jaipur

Police in India issue three more sketches of men whom they want to question for the attacks in the city of Jaipur.
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Uttar Pradesh storm toll rises

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 14:57

The official death toll in Wednesday's storm in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh rises to 94.
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'Fourteen killed' by Assam rebels

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 8:22

Separatist rebels in India's troubled north-eastern state of Assam say that they have killed 14 people in two separate attacks.
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India issues blast suspect sketch

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 6:28
related places: Jaipur

Police in India issue a photofit of a man whom they want to question in connection with deadly blasts in Jaipur.
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Rivals row over Kashmir ceasefire

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 16:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India says Pakistani troops fired across Kashmir's Line of Control in a what would be a rare breach of a ceasefire.
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Parliament attack appeal rejected

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 11:54

India's Supreme Court rejects a fresh appeal by a man convicted of involvement in the 2001 parliament attack.
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Harbhajan banned from five ODIs

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 11:50

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh is banned for five one-day internationals for slapping his team-mate Sree Santh.
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Curfew imposed after India blasts

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 9:12
related places: Jaipur

A curfew is imposed in the historic old city in Jaipur in western India after a series of bombings killed 63 people.
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Bombings rock Indian tourist city

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 18:55
related places: At, Jaipur

At least 60 people are killed after a series of bomb blasts in the historic city of Jaipur in western India, police say.
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Food warning for Indian children

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 14:54

More than 1.5m Indian children are at risk of malnutrition because of rising food prices, Unicef says.
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Nissan eyes world's cheapest car

Monday, May 12th 2008, 9:35

Renault-Nissan announces a joint venture with Indian firm Bajaj to produce a $2,500 (£1,276) car.
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Nobel appeal for rights activist

Monday, May 12th 2008, 8:25

A group of Nobel laureates appeal to India to release jailed human rights activist Binayak Sen.
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Fighting 'continues' in Kashmir

Monday, May 12th 2008, 6:54

Militants fire on security forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir, a day after violence in the area kills eight people.
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Six Indians die in US car crash

Monday, May 12th 2008, 5:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pennsylvania

Six Indian citizens die in a car crash in western Pennsylvania in the United States, officials say.
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Rebels 'kill Indian rail workers'

Monday, May 12th 2008, 5:16

Nine railway workers die in rebel attacks in India's north-eastern state of Assam, police say.
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Several die in Kashmir violence

Monday, May 12th 2008, 4:06

Eight people die in violence involving armed militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police say.
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Indian painter work 'not obscene'

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 8:38

Three obscenity cases against leading Indian painter MF Husain are thrown out of court.
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