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Brown begins landmark India visit

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 6:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bangalore

UK chancellor Gordon Brown begins his first official visit to India in the southern technology hub of Bangalore.
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Asia 'may sideline UK scientists'

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 0:45
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British science is in danger of being sidelined by China, South Korea and India within 10 years, a report warns.
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Child nutrition campaign 'fails'

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 18:48

India's programme to improve child health and nutrition has made little headway, PM Manmohan Singh says.
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Tsunami victims 'selling kidneys'

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 15:56

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu investigates reports that female tsunami victims are selling their kidneys.
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Pakistani actress to leave India

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 8:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian authorities ask well-known Pakistani actress Zeba Ali to leave the country for not having a valid visa.
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Indian state airlines in merger

Monday, January 15th 2007, 18:12

Air India and Indian Airlines, India's two main state-owned airlines, are to merge to help compete with private rivals.
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Millions bathe in India's Ganges

Monday, January 15th 2007, 10:01

Millions of Hindus bathe at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers during India's Ardh Kumbh festival.
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Aishwarya Rai and Bachchan engaged

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 21:36

Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai is engaged to marry fellow Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan.
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Ganges flushed for Hindu bathers

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 16:20

India's Ganges river is flushed with fresh water to improve bathing for millions of Hindus at a key festival.
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Skulls found in Delhi murder case

Sunday, January 14th 2007, 14:29
related places: Delhi

Three more skulls are found in a suspected multiple rape and murder case in Delhi, reports from India say.
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India-Pakistan talks 'positive'

Saturday, January 13th 2007, 21:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

A visit to Pakistan by India's foreign minister signals that the peace process is back on track.
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Indian industrial output rebounds

Friday, January 12th 2007, 10:40

Indian industrial production surges in November, helped by a strong manufacturing sector.
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Indian suspects to be questioned

Friday, January 12th 2007, 7:04

India's top detective agency begins questioning two men accused of killing young women and children.
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Road rage Indian cricketer jailed

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 14:39

Former Indian cricketer and MP, Navjot Sidhu, is sent to prison for killing a man in a parking dispute.
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Punjab children 'were strangled'

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 12:29

Police in the northern Indian state of Punjab say four children found dead on Tuesday were strangled.
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India court opens laws to review

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 11:08

India's Supreme Court issues a landmark ruling opening more than 200 controversial laws to judicial review.
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Cricket: Yuvraj eyes India return

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 17:38

India's Yuvraj Singh is winning his battle to be fit in time for the World Cup.
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Punjab probe over child murders

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 12:57

Indian police investigate the murders of four children, whose decomposed bodies were found in Punjab state.
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Indian suspects' remand extended

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 10:49

A court in India extends the remand period of two men accused of killing 17 women and children.
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Eight killed in building collapse

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 8:08
related places: Allahabad, At

At least eight labourers are killed in a building collapse in the northern Indian town of Allahabad.
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Soldiers hunt for rebels in Assam

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 14:18

Thousands of soldiers fan out in India's Assam state hunting rebels who have killed dozens of people in recent days.
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Nine die in fresh Assam violence

Monday, January 8th 2007, 9:59

Another seven Hindi-speaking migrants are killed and two others die in a fourth day of attacks in north-east India.
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New violence hits Assam migrants

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 20:49

Another eight Hindi-speaking migrants die as suspected separatists stage a third day of attacks in north-east India.
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Indian army patrols Assam state

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 10:49

The Indian army is patrolling Assam state after attacks by suspected separatists killed at least 55 people.
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Settlers killed in Assam violence

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 19:27

At least 48 Hindi-speaking settlers die in attacks by suspected separatists in the north-east Indian state of Assam.
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Cricket: S Africa win series

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 16:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

South Africa edge to a five-wicket win in the final Test in Cape Town to seal a 2-1 series victory over India.
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Tests on India killings accused

Friday, January 5th 2007, 8:25
related places: Delhi

Two men accused of killing 17 young women and children in a Delhi suburb are to undergo tests using a truth drug.
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Police sacked over India killings

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 12:58

Six Indian policemen are sacked for alleged failings over the murders of 17 young women and children.
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New bidder in Indian mobile fray

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 11:22

The Hindujas, one of India's richest families, join the race to acquire a top Indian mobile phone operator.
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Millions bathe at Hindu festival

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 16:20

Several million Hindus take a holy dip on the first day of a huge religious festival in northern India.
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India begins child murders probe

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 11:55

An investigation is launched into the deaths of at least 17 people, many of them children, in India.
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Millions gather at Hindu festival

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 3:38
related places: Allahabad

A Hindu religious festival billed as one of the world's largest gatherings of people begins in northern India.
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Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 17:27

Police in India investigate whether the deaths of at least 17 people are linked to the body parts trade.
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Tourist 'was throttled with sari'

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 15:24

Police in India investigate the possibility that a Briton may have been killed after knocking on a villager's door.
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Tourist 'was throttled with sari'

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 12:45

Police in India investigate the possibility that a Briton may have been killed after knocking on a villager's door.
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Thick fog disrupts India travel

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 9:28
related places: Delhi

Thick fog in the Indian capital, Delhi, delays flights and trains, affecting thousands of travellers.
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Crowd protests at India murders

Monday, January 1st 2007, 12:04
related places: Delhi

Angry crowds, protesting against the disappearance and killing of several children, fight with police in a Delhi suburb.
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Two killed in Kashmir gun battle

Monday, January 1st 2007, 10:44
related places: Srinagar

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say soldiers have killed two militants in a clash near Srinagar.
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India finishes controversial dam

Monday, January 1st 2007, 9:15

India completes construction of a controversial dam, nearly two decades after it launched the project.
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Police probed in India child case

Sunday, December 31st 2006, 16:12
related places: Delhi

Five senior Indian police officers in a Delhi suburb are suspended after human remains are discovered.
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Indian police discover 15 skulls

Saturday, December 30th 2006, 14:50
related places: New Delhi

Indian police find 15 skulls in a New Delhi suburb as local residents express anger about their missing children.
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Cricket: South Africa beat India

Saturday, December 30th 2006, 13:42

South Africa beat India by 174 runs in Durban to level their series at 1-1.
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India police find child skeletons

Friday, December 29th 2006, 16:13

Police near the Indian capital search for more bodies after finding bags containing children's skeletons.
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Civilian killed by Srinagar mine

Friday, December 29th 2006, 9:18
related places: Srinagar

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say one civilian has been killed by a landmine in Srinagar.
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Vodafone in India telecoms battle

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 11:02

Vodafone faces a new rival in its effort to win control of Hutchison Essar, reports say.
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Water supply restored to Mumbai

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 22:20
related places: Mumbai

Water pumps are restarted in Mumbai, India, after repairs that left millions without supplies for a day.
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Cricket: India halted by bad light

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 14:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

India edge to 103-3 in reply to South Africa's 328 before bad light brings an early end to day two of the second Test in Durban.
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Lower castes 'need greater help'

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 12:11

India's prime minister says more must be done to combat discrimination against lower castes and minorities.
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Kashmir protest against killing

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 8:51

Thousands protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir over the killing of a driver they say was forced to transport troops.
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Army plan for India city peace

Monday, December 25th 2006, 7:25

Authorities in Assam in India's north-east are set to deploy troops in the capital after a series of blasts.
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India put S Africa under pressure

Sunday, December 24th 2006, 8:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Careers will be on the line when South Africa take on India in the second Test in Durban on Tuesday.
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NGOs criticise tsunami shelters

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 10:50

NGOs attack the Indian government for not involving Andaman tsunami victims in the rebuilding process.
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Vodafone considers Indian deal

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 10:03

Vodafone is considering a bid for the Indian mobile phone arm of Hutchison Whampoa but faces stiff competition.
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India, Pakistan in border talks

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 7:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India and Pakistan begin talks on a long-running marshlands boundary dispute as part of the peace process.
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India and China in warming study

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 20:05
related countries: China China

India and China agree to send an expedition to the Himalayas to study the impact of global warming.
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Huge India steel deal announced

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 17:04

The Arcelor Mittal steel company and the Indian state of Orissa agree a $9bn deal to build a new steel plant.
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India warning on globalisation

Wednesday, December 20th 2006, 11:39

Globalisation could damage public services in countries like India, a Nobel-prize winning economist warns.
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Life term for Indian model killer

Wednesday, December 20th 2006, 9:14

The son of a governing party politician in India is sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a model.
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Compulsory HIV tests for couples

Tuesday, December 19th 2006, 13:10

Officials in India's Andhra Pradesh state say an HIV test will soon be compulsory before marriage.
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Bail extended for Bollywood star

Tuesday, December 19th 2006, 10:23

A court in India extends Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt's bail by two days.
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Indian economy in 9.1% growth

Tuesday, December 19th 2006, 10:18

India's economy grew at an annual rate of 9.1% in the six months to September, the government says.
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Bush signs US-India nuclear bill

Monday, December 18th 2006, 17:46
related countries: United States United States

President Bush signs into law a historic agreement allowing the US to export civilian nuclear fuel to India.
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Guilty verdict over model murder

Monday, December 18th 2006, 16:09

The son of a governing party politician in India is convicted of murdering a model in a case which sparked outrage.
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Indian athlete fails gender test

Monday, December 18th 2006, 12:42

A top Indian woman athlete who won a silver medal at a recent regional championship fails a gender test.
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Cairn India float to raise £666m

Monday, December 18th 2006, 12:15

Oil firm Cairn Energy says the flotation of its Indian business next year will raise about £666m.
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India minister cleared of charge

Monday, December 18th 2006, 7:06

A court in India acquits railway minister Laloo Prasad Yadav in a long-running corruption case.
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Indian soldier 'shoots himself'

Monday, December 18th 2006, 6:57

The Indian army says one soldier has shot himself dead in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Sreesanth keeps India in command

Sunday, December 17th 2006, 16:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa struggle to 163-5 at close of play as India press for victory in the Johannesburg Test.
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India start badly in Johannesburg

Friday, December 15th 2006, 13:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

India are on the back foot at 101-3 after South Africa's pace bowlers struck early in the first Test in Johannesburg.
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Delhi doctors begin hunger strike

Friday, December 15th 2006, 6:51

Doctors at India's top medical institute begin a hunger strike to protest against quotas for low-caste Hindus.
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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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