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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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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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