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Strike shuts down Indian states

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 8:09

A strike called by India's biggest trade unions shuts down two communist-ruled states.
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Indian bravery medals returned

Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 10:42

Police bravery medals are returned as families demand death for a man convicted over India's parliament attack.
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Singh due in Japan for key talks

Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 7:42
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is due in Japan, where he is expected to seek support for the US nuclear deal.
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Indian school throws out HIV boy

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 13:39

A HIV-postitive boy of four is thrown out of nursery in southern India after complaints from parents.
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Steel firms in battle over Corus

Monday, December 11th 2006, 11:57
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Anglo-Dutch steel firm Corus accepts a revised takeover offer from Brazil's CSN, hours after backing a Tata bid.
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Arrest over charity worker death

Monday, December 11th 2006, 10:45

Police in northern India arrest a local man over the murder of a Swansea graduate who was involved in charity work.
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Bush welcomes India nuclear bill

Monday, December 11th 2006, 6:32
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush welcomes congressional approval of a law allowing US exports of civilian nuclear fuel to India.
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Corus accepts revised Tata offer

Monday, December 11th 2006, 6:03
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Anglo-Dutch steel firm Corus says it is accepting a revised £4.7bn takeover offer from Indian rival Tata Steel.
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Madagascar leader is re-elected

Sunday, December 10th 2006, 20:01
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Madagascar Madagascar

Madagascar's Marc Ravalomanana is re-elected as president of the Indian Ocean island country.
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US approves Indian nuclear deal

Saturday, December 9th 2006, 9:04
related countries: United States United States

The US Congress approves legislation allowing the export of civilian nuclear fuel to India for the first time in 30 years.
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Airbus to tap into Indian market

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 11:06

Airbus will target the Indian market by investing heavily over 10 years and starting a school for pilots.
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US official holds nuclear talks

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 4:10
related countries: United States United States

Top US official Nicholas Burns is in India for talks on a landmark nuclear agreement between the two countries.
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Dalits stage mass rally in Mumbai

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 20:09
related places: Mumbai

Thousands of low-caste Hindus, or Dalits have gathered in the Indian city of Mumbai for a rally.
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Tribe blesses lesbian 'marriage'

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 11:46

The BBC's Sanjaya Jena in the Indian state of Orissa reports on a tribal community blessing a lesbian 'marriage'.
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Jail term for road rage cricketer

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 11:33

Former Indian cricketer and MP, Navjot Sidhu, is sentenced to three years in prison for manslaughter.
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Musharraf pushes Kashmir plan

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 17:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

President Musharraf suggests Pakistan would give up its claim to Kashmir if India accepts his peace plan.
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Ex-minister gets life for murder

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 14:04

Former Indian cabinet minister Shibu Soren receives a life sentence for murdering his private secretary.
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India's Sensex hits record high

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 8:58

India's main stock index, the Sensex, hits another record high and breaks the 14,000 points barrier.
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Pollution 'reducing rice harvest'

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 8:40

Pollution-laden clouds may be partly to blame for India's dwindling rice harvests, according to research.
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India's Sensex hits record high

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 6:30

India's main stock index, the Sensex, hits another record high and breaks the 14,000 points barrier.
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More Indians want move abroad

Monday, December 4th 2006, 7:17
related places: Delhi

Over 80% of youth in the Indian capital, Delhi, want to emigrate for a better future, a BBC global survey says.
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Indian bridge collapses on train

Sunday, December 3rd 2006, 11:00

Thirty-four people are killed and many others wounded after a pedestrian bridge collapses onto a train in India.
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'Maoists' kill 14 Indian police

Saturday, December 2nd 2006, 12:32
related places: At

At least 14 policemen die in an ambush in an area of eastern India wracked by Maoist insurgency, police say.
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Tsunami buoy laid in Indian ocean

Friday, December 1st 2006, 10:51
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

The first of a planned network of tsunami early warning buoys is being installed in the Indian Ocean.
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Clinton warns India over HIV/Aids

Friday, December 1st 2006, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

Former US President Bill Clinton tells the BBC that India is now the epicentre of the global HIV/Aids epidemic.
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Cricketer guilty of manslaughter

Friday, December 1st 2006, 9:14

Former Indian cricketer and MP, Navjot Sidhu, is found guilty of manslaughter.
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Clinton visits tsunami-hit area

Friday, December 1st 2006, 5:42
related countries: United States United States

Former US President Bill Clinton visits the region of southern India worst hit by the 2004 tsunami.
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Caste protests grip Maharashtra

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 17:48
related places: At

At least three people are killed in protests by low-caste Hindus across India's Maharashtra state, police say.
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Mumbai blast suspects charged

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 13:05
related places: Mumbai

Indian police charge 30 people in connection with July bombings which killed 185 people in Mumbai (Bombay).
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Clinton launches child HIV drugs

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 12:37
related countries: United States United States

Ex-US leader Bill Clinton and Indian drug companies join in a deal to provide children with cheaper HIV/Aids drugs.
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Ganguly recalled for Test series

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 7:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Former captain Sourav Ganguly returns to the India's 16-man squad for the Test series against South Africa.
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India economic growth speeds up

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 7:27

India's economy beats expectations in the second quarter, with services leading the way.
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US firms seek India opportunities

Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 21:23
related countries: United States United States

As the largest US business delegation travels to India for a summit, firms face hurdles as well as huge opportunities.
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Indian minister guilty of murder

Tuesday, November 28th 2006, 17:17

An Indian cabinet minister has been convicted of abducting and murdering his former aide 12 years ago.
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Star guilty in Mumbai bomb trial

Tuesday, November 28th 2006, 16:34
related places: Mumbai

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is found guilty in connection with the 1993 bombings in the Indian city of Mumbai.
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Wal-Mart to enter Indian market

Monday, November 27th 2006, 15:27

Wal-Mart is to enter India's retail market after announcing a joint agreement with Indian firm Bharti Enterprises.
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Cricket: Kemp stars for SA

Sunday, November 26th 2006, 12:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Justin Kemp's explosive century helps South Africa to a 106-run win over India in the third one-dayer.
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China and Pakistan in trade deal

Friday, November 24th 2006, 15:42
related countries: China China, Pakistan Pakistan

Chinese President Hu Jintao signs a free trade deal with his Pakistani counterpart, Pervez Musharraf.
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Cricket: South Africa beat India

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 19:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

Jacques Kallis' match-winning all-round display fires South Africa to victory against India in Durban.
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China lauds India-Pakistan peace

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 12:49
related countries: China China
related places: Mumbai

President Hu Jintao says China could help peace moves between South Asian rivals, India and Pakistan.
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Nine die in India factory blaze

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 5:41
related places: At, Calcutta

At least nine people die in a fire in a leather factory in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta, police say.
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India and China 'to double trade'

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 18:25
related countries: China China
related places: Delhi

India and China's leaders pledge to double annual trade to $40bn by 2010 during talks in Delhi.
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Twin bomb blasts hit Indian train

Monday, November 20th 2006, 16:00
related places: At

At least 12 people die after two bombs explode on a passenger train in eastern India, police say.
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WTO 'to referee' alcohol duty row

Monday, November 20th 2006, 14:45

The EU asks the WTO to intervene in its attempts to open the Indian market to wine and spirits exports.
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Indian boy wins world peace prize

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 22:47

An Indian child labourer, turned rights campaigner wins an international children's peace prize.
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India tests medium range missile

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 10:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India successfully tests a medium range nuclear-capable missile, three days after a test by Pakistan.
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Curfew in India town after deaths

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 5:59

A curfew is imposed in the Indian state of Assam after violent clashes in which seven people died.
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Seven killed in Indian violence

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 14:58

Seven people including three police die in violence sparked by arrests in the Indian state of Assam.
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Angelina Jolie bodyguards bailed

Friday, November 17th 2006, 11:04

Bodyguards of Angelina Jolie are bailed after being charged with "insult to religion" in Mumbai.
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Senate backs India nuclear deal

Friday, November 17th 2006, 8:43
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate approves a controversial deal to share civilian nuclear technology with India.
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'Mad' Indian man's life in chains

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 15:28

A 56-year-old Indian man has spent 26 years chained up by his family because doctors say he is mad.
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France searches N Korean vessel

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 15:25
related countries: France France, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, North Korea North Korea

France stops a North Korean ship in the Indian Ocean, under UN sanctions imposed after the North's nuclear test.
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Pakistan tests 'nuclear' missile

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 6:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan successfully tests a nuclear-capable missile, a day after it concludes peace talks with neighbour India.
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S Asia rivals in anti-terror move

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 13:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India and Pakistan agreed to set up a joint panel to share intelligence to help in the fight against terrorism.
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S Asia rivals continue key talks

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 4:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

India and Pakistan have begun a second day of talks, the first since train bombings in Mumbai (Bombay) in July.
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India and China row over border

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 10:53
related countries: China China

A spat over a disputed border breaks out between India and China days before a visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao.
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BT plans 6,000 extra Indian staff

Monday, November 13th 2006, 7:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Telecom plans to recruit 6,000 staff in India as it seeks licences to expand its services there.
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India bullish on disputed glacier

Saturday, November 11th 2006, 22:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India's army rules out a compromise with Pakistan over the disputed Siachen glacier.
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Kashmir grenade attack kills five

Friday, November 10th 2006, 14:31

At least five people are killed in a grenade attack close to a mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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Delhi plotter files a mercy plea

Friday, November 10th 2006, 6:34

A man facing execution for his role in a 2001 attack on India's parliament appeals to the president to spare his life.
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S Asia media cautious on US poll

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 6:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Newspapers in India and Pakistan react cautiously to the results of the US mid-term polls.
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Nepal peace accord welcomed

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 12:43
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepalese politicians and India hail a historic peace deal aimed at ending a 10-year Maoist insurgency.
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Closures resume in Indian capital

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 4:58
related places: Delhi

Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, resume a drive to shut illegal businesses amid fears of violence.
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Cricket: India great Umrigar dies

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 17:19

One of India's greatest batsmen Polly Umrigar dies aged 80 after a struggle with lymphatic cancer.
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India firms warn on IT skills gap

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 13:20

Business leaders warn that India's IT industry faces a severe shortage of highly-skilled manpower.
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Indian airports petition rejected

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 6:33

India's top court rejects a petition to overturn the award of contracts for privatising Delhi and Mumbai airports.
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Traders strike in Indian capital

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 4:21
related places: Delhi

Traders in the Indian capital, Delhi, begin a day long strike over a court order to close illegal businesses.
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Court firm on Delhi shop closures

Monday, November 6th 2006, 13:34
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court orders the authorities in Delhi to resume moves to close illegal businesses.
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Rioting by India police hopefuls

Monday, November 6th 2006, 10:14

Hundreds of people applying to join the police force riot in India, apparently because the entry test is too hard.
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Security review after India bombs

Monday, November 6th 2006, 6:47

Indian officials review security a day after 17 people died in a series of bomb blasts in the north-eastern state of Assam.
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Bomb explosions kill 15 in Assam

Sunday, November 5th 2006, 18:09

At least 15 people are killed in bomb blasts in India's north-eastern state of Assam blamed on separatist rebels.
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Jolie tours refugee camp in India

Sunday, November 5th 2006, 15:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Burma Burma

Actress Angelina Jolie takes a break from filming in India to meet refugees from Afghanistan and Burma.
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Hair barred from internationals

Saturday, November 4th 2006, 12:06

Umpire Darrell Hair will not stand in any future Test matches or one-day internationals.
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India temple stampede kills four

Saturday, November 4th 2006, 7:35
related places: At

At least four people die and many others are injured in a stampede at a temple in the Indian state of Orissa.
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Reliance launches retail venture

Friday, November 3rd 2006, 8:47
related places: Hyderabad

Indian industrial group Reliance begins its foray into retailing, formally opening 11 stores in Hyderabad.
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UK in India climate change plea

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 10:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett urges India to help in efforts to tackle climate change.
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Jail sentence for Somali pirates

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 16:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Ten Somalis pirates are sentenced to seven years in prison by a Kenya court for hijacking an Indian ship.
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Delhi shop protests turn violent

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 11:54
related places: Delhi

Police in India's capital, Delhi, break up protests by traders angry at moves to close illegal businesses.
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India train smashes into rickshaw

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 12:19
related places: At

At least 17 people are killed after a train ploughs into their rickshaw at a level crossing in India, officials say.
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Two accused over 'fake' HIV tests

Monday, October 30th 2006, 17:41

Two men appear in court in India over the alleged mis-selling of kits used to test for HIV/Aids and hepatitis.
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Tata Steel posts record profits

Monday, October 30th 2006, 17:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Tata, the Indian company set to buy Anglo-Dutch steel firm Corus, announces a 5.4% increase in profits.
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Indian shares break 13,000 mark

Monday, October 30th 2006, 10:43

India's main stock index, the Sensex, hits a record high as it closes above the 13,000 points barrier.
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Singh wins Volvo Masters golf

Monday, October 30th 2006, 6:21

India's Jeev Milkha Singh caps a brilliant golfing year by winning the Volvo Masters in Valderrama.
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Cricket: Australia reach semis

Sunday, October 29th 2006, 16:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia beat India by six wickets to book their place in the Champions Trophy semi-finals and knock the hosts out of the tournament.
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Demand for mobiles boosts Bharti

Friday, October 27th 2006, 10:09

More mobile phone users helps the telecoms arm of Indian group Bharti to report a 79% rise in quarterly profits.
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India bank staff in strike action

Friday, October 27th 2006, 6:02

Nearly a million Indian bank workers strike in protest at reforms which unions believe will lead to job cuts.
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Two 'militants' arrested in India

Friday, October 27th 2006, 3:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police in southern India say they have arrested two suspected Pakistan-based militants after a shooting.
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Cricket: WI beat India

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 17:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

West Indies hang on for a nail-biting win over India to book their semi-final place and knock England out of the Champions Trophy.
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India tackles domestic violence

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 5:47

A new law seeking to protect women from physical, sexual or emotional abuse comes into effect in India.
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India bus plunge kills 21 people

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 5:23

Twenty one people die after a bus plunges into a river in the north eastern Indian state of Sikkim, police say.
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Blaze at refinery 'under control'

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 11:48

A fire at India's largest oil refinery in western Gujarat state is under control, Reliance Industries says.
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Peace with Pakistan 'desirable'

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 8:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Peace with Pakistan is desirable and essential, says India's new Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
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Indian alarm at new polio cases

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 7:48

Officials in India are worried as polio spreads in the country, with 119 new cases in the past month.
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India gets new foreign minister

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 15:06

Veteran politician Pranab Mukherjee becomes India's new foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle.
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Police officer died in 'accident'

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 5:01

Police in the Indian state of Orissa now say a senior officer died in accidental firing by his security guard.
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Cable TV bombed in Kashmir

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 0:10

Suspected militants bomb a cable TV provider in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing one person.
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Rajasthan farmers face opium ban

Monday, October 23rd 2006, 12:00

Thousands of farmers in the Indian state of Rajasthan are banned from the legal production of opium.
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Kashmir protest over youth death

Sunday, October 22nd 2006, 13:46

Several thousand people in Indian-administered Kashmir protest over the death of a young man in army custody.
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Pakistan and India in spying row

Sunday, October 22nd 2006, 9:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A row erupts after Indian officials detain a Pakistani diplomatic driver for allegedly receiving secret files.
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