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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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India children's health 'ignored'

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 6:03

More than half of Indian children under five do not get the health care they need, a report says.
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Car bomber brother back in India

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 5:37

The brother of a man who died in a suicide car bomb attack on Glasgow Airport has been deported to India.
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India v Sri Lanka live score

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 11:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Mumbai

India aim to press home their 1-0 series advantage on the first day of the third Test in Mumbai.
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India launches ballistic missile

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 6:10
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Shanghai

India test-fires its longest-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile that can hit targets deep inside China.
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Joy over India tiger cubs births

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 16:15

Fourteen tiger cubs are spotted in an Indian reserve, in a rare boost to halt the decline in their numbers.
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Genes 'up Indians' obesity risk'

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 10:10

Scientists pinpoint a reason why people with Indian ancestry may be more prone to weight problems.
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Many hurt in India farm clashes

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 5:52

Fresh political clashes in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal leave seven injured, police say.
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No let up in India farm suicides

Monday, May 5th 2008, 9:23

The rate of farmer suicides in India's Maharashtra state has risen, despite relief schemes, a government report says.
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Indian prices at three year high

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 11:36

India's inflation rate accelerates to its highest since 2004 because of rising food and fuel costs.
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Amnesty urges India execution ban

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 6:46

Amnesty International urges India to impose a moratorium on executions and move to abolish the death penalty.
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Afghan soap opera dispute deepens

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 16:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan authorities investigate two TV stations that have not complied with a ban on Indian soap operas.
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India to repatriate ill UK inmate

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A seriously ill Briton serving time in a notorious Indian jail is to see out his 10-year sentence in the UK.
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India sex workers get life cover

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 5:12
related places: Calcutta

Female sex workers in the Indian city of Calcutta are given life insurance cover for the first time.
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Rajiv Gandhi killer seeks release

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 4:35

A woman serving a jail term for the assassination of former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi seeks premature release.
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Indian steelmaker to buy US firm

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 15:42
related countries: United States United States

India's Essar Steel is to buy the American steel company, Esmark, in a $778m (£392m) deal.
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Australia launches Haneef inquiry

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 4:39
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia begins probing the handling of the case against an Indian doctor briefly linked to UK terror attacks last year.
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'Top Kashmiri militant' is killed

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 4:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have killed a senior member of the banned pro-Pakistan militant group.
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Iranian leader upbeat on pipeline

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 21:26
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives assurances to India on the construction of a multi-billion dollar gas pipeline through Pakistan.
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Hanging of Indian 'spy' deferred

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 6:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan defers the hanging of an Indian man convicted for spying and carrying out bomb attacks.
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Four rebels 'arrested' in India

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 5:48

The Indian army says it has arrested four members of a Islamic group from the north-eastern state of Manipur.
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Indian hockey body is suspended

Monday, April 28th 2008, 15:52

India's Olympic Association takes over running the country's hockey team after an alleged bribes scandal.
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Harbhajan given long ban for slap

Monday, April 28th 2008, 10:45

Spinner Harbhajan Singh is handed an 11-match ban in the Indian Premier League after being found guilty of slapping fellow India star Sree Santh.
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Sons arrested for mother's death

Monday, April 28th 2008, 10:15
related places: Delhi, Ghaziabad

Three men appear in court in Ghaziabad, near India's capital Delhi - in connection with the killing of their mother, police say.
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India in multi-satellite launch

Monday, April 28th 2008, 10:08

India successfully launches 10 satellites in a single mission, significantly boosting its capabilities in space.
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India panel to mull Harbhajan ban

Monday, April 28th 2008, 4:41

Indian cricket star Harbhajan Singh faces a disciplinary panel over claims he assaulted a fellow team member.
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Scarlett mother returns to India

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 4:02

The mother of murdered Scarlett Keeling is returning to India to press the authorities over her daughter's death.
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India warned over heart disease

Friday, April 25th 2008, 11:41

India will account for 60% of heart disease cases worldwide within two years, says a new research.
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Dozens killed in India road crash

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 5:36
related places: At

At least 24 people die when a truck collides with a van in Rajasthan state in western India, police say.
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Mission to save Pakistan convict

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 12:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

Relatives of an Indian man on death row in Pakistan arrive in Lahore city in a last-ditch attempt to save him.
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Tata Consultancy shares sell-off

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 10:43

Shares in Indian software giant Tata Consultancy Services fall after it reports disappointing earnings.
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Top Indian hockey official quits

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 9:26

A top Indian hockey official resigns after allegations that he accepted bribes to include a player in the national team.
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India rules out new farm debt aid

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 5:28

India's agriculture minister rejects calls to extend aid for farmers as debts drive hundreds to suicide.
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Cricket: Exotic launch for IPL

Friday, April 18th 2008, 17:27
related places: Bangalore

Kolkata win the first Indian Premier League match thanks to Brendon McCullum's record innings after a lavish opening ceremony.
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India adventure ends for boys

Friday, April 18th 2008, 10:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two Pakistani boys are reunited with their family days after they strayed into Indian territory after running away from school.
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Heavy security for torch in Delhi

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 17:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Delhi

The Olympic torch relay completes the latest leg of its world tour in Delhi, as 15,000 police secure the city centre.
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Cricket rebels want English team

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 5:42

Kapil Dev wants to add an English team to the rebel Indian Cricket League.
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'Act now' to save India's tigers

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 11:32

The European Parliament calls for a new strategy to prevent the Indian tiger from becoming extinct in the wild.
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Children die in Indian bus plunge

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 7:31
related places: At

At least 44 people, most of them children, die after a bus plunges into a river in western India, officials say.
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Cricket: England stars IPL bound

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 12:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Vaughan says it is inevitable that England players will compete in the Indian Premier League.
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Gandhi daughter visits assassin

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 8:13

The daughter of the slain Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi says she met a woman convicted for her father's assassination.
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India hit by two Maoist attacks

Monday, April 14th 2008, 8:06
related places: Bihar

Maoist rebels in India kill nine people in separate attacks in the states of Bihar and West Bengal, police say.
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Monday, April 14th 2008, 5:05
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Calcutta, Dhaka

Passenger trains resume between Dhaka in Bangladesh and the Indian city of Calcutta, after 43 years.
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India marathon boy coach killed

Sunday, April 13th 2008, 18:01

The man who coached India's famous six-year-old marathon runner Budhia Singh is shot dead, police say.
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Cricket: India level SA series

Sunday, April 13th 2008, 11:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Kanpur

India clinch a thrilling eight-wicket victory against South Africa in the third Test in Kanpur to level the series 1-1.
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Cricket: India v South Africa

Saturday, April 12th 2008, 19:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Kanpur

India seek to level the Test series against South Africa by winning the third Test in Kanpur.
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Cricket: India in slender lead

Saturday, April 12th 2008, 11:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Kanpur

Sourav Ganguly helps India establish a 23-run advantage on the second day of the third Test against South Africa in Kanpur.
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Protest over graves in Kashmir

Friday, April 11th 2008, 17:28

A protest in Indian-administered Kashmir over the discovery of 1,000 unmarked graves is broken up.
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Cricket: India fight back

Friday, April 11th 2008, 11:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Kanpur

South Africa slip from 152-1 to 265 all out as India fight back brilliantly on day one of the third and final Test in Kanpur.
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India court approves quota plan

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 8:50

India's Supreme Court okays a government plan to boost reservation for low-caste and disadvantaged in colleges and universities.
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Pakistani pilgrims visit Kashmir

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 19:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Jammu, Kashmir

A group of 52 Hindu pilgrims from Pakistan visits a famous Indian shrine in Jammu and Kashmir state.
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Probe into mushroom deaths

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 17:42

India's northeastern state of Assam sets up an enquiry into the deaths of more than 20 people after they ate mushrooms.
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Rebel world cricket series starts

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 8:00

A rebel cricket league involving India, Pakistan and a Rest of the World XI is due to get under way in India.
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Cricket: India's Zim tour on hold

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 12:56
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

India's proposed one-day series Zimbabwe is postponed indefinitely because of their busy schedule.
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Nepal border sealed ahead of poll

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 11:32
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's border with India is sealed for security ahead of Thursday's elections, officials say.
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India pledges African investment

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 10:23
related places: Delhi

India PM Manmohan Singh says the country will invest heavily in development projects in Africa to bolster economies ties.
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More India farmers commit suicide

Monday, April 7th 2008, 6:10

Officials in the western Indian state of Maharashtra say nine farmers have committed suicide over the past week.
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India PM Singh reshuffles cabinet

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 23:23

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reshuffles his cabinet, bringing in seven new ministers.
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Kashmir riots amid general strike

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 14:50

Police and demonstrators clash in Indian-administered Kashmir, as most of the region shuts down in a strike.
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Cricket: SA beat India

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 12:41

South Africa beat India by an innings and 90 runs in the second Test at Ahmedabad to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
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India's 'sensory assault course'

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 11:05

Peter Day says India's traditional bazaars and their sensory assault course are here to stay, despite an invasion by huge superstores.
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India opens up to Pakistan film

Friday, April 4th 2008, 10:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India allows a Pakistani film a wide commercial release for the first time in over four decades.
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Food prices drive India inflation

Friday, April 4th 2008, 9:48

India's inflation rate accelerates to a three-year high because of rising food and fuel costs, officials say.
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'Top' Kashmir militant arrested

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 11:32

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have arrested a top militant of the Hizbul Mujahideen group.
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India and Burma in transport deal

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 6:50
related countries: Burma Burma

India and Burma sign a major transport deal linking a Burmese port with a part of north-east India.
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Top police urged to probe Scarlett case

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 12:31

Federal detectives in India have been urged to take on the investigation of Scarlett Keeling's murder.
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Kashmir police refuse body call

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 16:25

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir reject a demand to investigate reports of up to 1,000 unidentified bodies.
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India footballer in Tibet protest

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 6:27

India's soccer captain Baichung Bhutia refuses to carry the Olympic torch during its run through India.
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India introduces rice export ban

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 0:20

The Indian government blocks the sale of non-basmati rice in a bid to ease spiralling domestic food costs.
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China seeks India Tibet backing

Sunday, March 30th 2008, 21:52
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A top Chinese official urges India to "understand and support" Beijing's policy towards Tibet.
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Cricket: SA hold India to draw

Sunday, March 30th 2008, 10:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Neil McKenzie compiles a patient 155 not out as the first Test against India peters out into a draw.
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Cricket: Dravid in Test landmark

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 12:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

India's Rahul Dravid becomes only the sixth batsman ever to score 10,000 Test runs as the first Test against South Africa heads for a draw.
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