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India party suspends ex-FM

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 0:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An ex-foreign minister is suspended from India's ruling party over his alleged role in Iraq's oil-for-food programme.
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Rural India in big HIV-Aids push

Tuesday, August 8th 2006, 16:06

India launches a major offensive against HIV-Aids in rural areas.
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World Bank 'lends more' to India

Tuesday, August 8th 2006, 10:16

India is one of the World Bank's largest borrowers, receiving six per cent of total funds, the donor agency says.
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Three 'militants' die in Kashmir

Tuesday, August 8th 2006, 6:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Police in India-administered Kashmir say they have killed three militants belonging to a Pakistan-based group.
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Heavy rains continue to hit India

Monday, August 7th 2006, 17:52

Heavy rains continue to lash different states in India including Maharashtra, where at least 35 are killed.
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India row over ex-FM Iraq report

Monday, August 7th 2006, 10:31

A former Indian foreign minister accuses the prime minister of leaking a report into the oil-for-food scandal.
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Hopes fading for trapped miners

Monday, August 7th 2006, 9:50

Indian authorities are giving up hope of rescuing dozens of people trapped in an abandoned mine.
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'Two dead' in Assam rebel attack

Monday, August 7th 2006, 5:43

Separatist rebels say they have killed two people, one a soldier, in India's north-east Assam state.
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India 'needs huge services boost'

Sunday, August 6th 2006, 16:35

India must invest $331bn on infrastructure over the next five years to maintain growth, a study suggests.
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India and Pakistan in expulsions

Saturday, August 5th 2006, 15:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India and Pakistan expel diplomats from each other's country, heightening tensions between the two rivals.
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Court asks Pepsi, Coke to respond

Friday, August 4th 2006, 11:11

The Indian Supreme Court asks Coca Cola and Pepsi to respond to charges that their drinks contain pesticides.
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Rare turtle to get satellite tag

Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 23:45
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A critically endangered turtle is to be tracked swimming across the Indian Ocean as part of conservation efforts.
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Natwar Singh report given to PM

Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 18:36

A report on ex-Indian cabinet minister Natwar Singh's role in the UN oil-for-food programme is given to the PM.
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India PM apologises to Jehangir

Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 16:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Indian prime minister apologises to the prominent Pakistani human rights activist, Asma Jehangir for "inconvenient" security checks.
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Officials discuss Iran gas deal

Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 12:36
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Delhi

Officials from India, Pakistan and Iran hold talks in Delhi on a proposed gas pipeline linking the three countries.
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Pepsi and Coke under fire again

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 16:58

An Indian NGO says Coca-Cola and Pepsi products are showing even worse levels of pesticides than in a previous study.
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Two-day rape trial 'sets example'

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 15:12
related places: Bihar

A court in the Indian state of Bihar sentences a man for rape after a two-day trial, possibly the fastest such trial in Indian history.
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Saarc defers free trade dispute

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 13:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

South Asian foreign ministers agree to defer a dispute between India and Pakistan over a regional free trade agreement.
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Bodies of Indians returned home

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 10:34
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The bodies of 16 Indian workers who died in a fire accident in Bahrain two days ago have arrived in the southern Indian city of Madras (Chennai).
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'Toxic ship' cleared for breaking

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 7:45
related countries: France France

The former SS France cruise liner can be scrapped in India, an official says, despite environmentalists' protests.
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Militants killed in Kashmir clash

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 4:44

Two suspected militants and a soldier die in a clash in an Indian-administered Kashmir, the police say.
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India bans child domestic labour

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 15:12

The Indian government announces a ban on children working as domestic servants or in roadside food stalls.
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Two Asians win prestigious award

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 9:17

Two South Asians-a NGO head and an eye surgeon-are awarded the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay awards.
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Children die in India bus mishap

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 7:28
related places: Haryana

Six school children die after their bus plunges into a canal in the northern Indian state of Haryana.
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India, Pakistan in peace pledge

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 4:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai, Top

Top officials of India and Pakistan meet for the first time since the Mumbai blasts and pledge to pursue peace.
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Fresh arrest in Mumbai probe

Monday, July 31st 2006, 16:11
related places: Mumbai

Indian police probing the Mumbai bombings hold a journalist over alleged links with a banned militant group.
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Inquiry into 'beggar amputations'

Monday, July 31st 2006, 11:44

Indian medical authorities launch a probe after doctors are caught on tape offering to amputate beggars' limbs for money.
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'Four rebels' killed in Kashmir

Monday, July 31st 2006, 9:19

The Indian army says it has killed four militants in an exchange in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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India to set up fast track courts

Saturday, July 29th 2006, 13:05

India will set up fast track courts to reduce the huge backlog of cases, the country's chief justice says.
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Arrests over PM 'house trespass'

Friday, July 28th 2006, 11:09

Police in the Indian capital arrest three people for entering PM Manmohan Singh's official premises.
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India cautious over nuclear deal

Friday, July 28th 2006, 6:46
related countries: United States United States

Indian media express cautious optimism over the nuclear deal with the US as the agreement moves a step closer.
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House backs India nuclear deal

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 14:45
related countries: United States United States

A US agreement to share civilian nuclear technology with India moves a step nearer to becoming law.
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India warns over US nuclear deal

Wednesday, July 26th 2006, 11:26
related countries: United States United States

India will not accept any new conditions in the proposed nuclear deal with the US, PM Manmohan Singh says.
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Conversions harder in India state

Wednesday, July 26th 2006, 7:09

Central India's Madhya Pradesh state approves a law making religious conversions harder.
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India 'to pursue own trade deals'

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 12:56

India says it will seek a series of bilateral trade accords after talks to save a global treaty collapsed.
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Indian army punishes soldiers

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 5:01

The Indian army punishes two soldiers after the killing of a villager in north-eastern Assam state.
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Indians flee Lebanon conflict

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 0:54
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Lebanon Lebanon

Indian citizens evacuated from the fighting in Lebanon fly home from Cyprus to Madras and Mumbai.
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Lamy urges rethink for trade deal

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 0:01

WTO chief Pascal Lamy urges countries to revive world trade talks - India says it could take 'months to years'
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Fourth arrest in Mumbai bombings

Monday, July 24th 2006, 6:22
related places: Mumbai

Indian police arrest a fourth man in connection with the deadly train bombings in the western city of Mumbai.
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'Maoist rebels' killed in India

Monday, July 24th 2006, 6:08

A top Maoist leader in India is killed along with seven other rebels in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, police say.
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Child rescued from well in India

Sunday, July 23rd 2006, 20:53

Army engineers in India stage a dramatic rescue of a child who had been trapped down a 60-foot bore well since Friday.
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Protest over 1996 student murder

Sunday, July 23rd 2006, 16:59
related places: Delhi

Supporters of an Indian student raped and murdered 10 years ago stage a protest in Delhi to demand justice.
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'Top Kashmir militant' arrested

Saturday, July 22nd 2006, 11:29

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have arrested a top militant who is wanted for many attacks.
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India struggles to catch China

Saturday, July 22nd 2006, 11:17
related countries: China China

Returning from a trip to India, Beijing correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reflects on the similarities and differences between the two countries.
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India arrest Pakistani fishermen

Saturday, July 22nd 2006, 8:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Six Pakistani fishermen are arrested by police in Sir Creek, off the coast of the Indian state of Gujarat.
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Indians arrive home from Lebanon

Saturday, July 22nd 2006, 7:04
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Indians escaping an Israeli military offensive in Lebanon return home after being evacuated.
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Kenya captures 'terror suspect'

Friday, July 21st 2006, 11:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

Kenyan police in Mombasa say they have arrested a man in connection with attacks in India after a five-day hunt.
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First arrests in Mumbai bombings

Friday, July 21st 2006, 11:25
related places: Mumbai

Indian police make their first arrests in connection with last week's deadly bombings in Mumbai.
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Musharraf warns on 'blame game'

Thursday, July 20th 2006, 18:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says India should not blame Pakistan for bombings in Mumbai.
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Congress objects to Gandhi film

Thursday, July 20th 2006, 11:40

India's ruling party takes legal steps to stop a film director from making a movie about Sonia Gandhi.
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India bloggers angry at net ban

Wednesday, July 19th 2006, 11:17

India's burgeoning blogging community is up in arms against a move to block their web logs.
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Wage fears as Wipro profits boom

Wednesday, July 19th 2006, 9:06

Wipro, one of India's leading software exporters and outsourcing firms, reports a 44% rise in profits.
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Musharraf pushes for peace talks

Wednesday, July 19th 2006, 6:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's President Musharraf says delaying talks with India would be playing into the hands of terrorists.
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Indian tribute to Mumbai victims

Tuesday, July 18th 2006, 13:05
related places: Mumbai

Indian President Abdul Kalam leads his country in a two-minute silence for victims of the Mumbai train bombings.
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Tendulkar cleared for tour return

Tuesday, July 18th 2006, 7:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sachin Tendulkar is passed fit for India's forthcoming tour to Sri Lanka.
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Pakistan criticises talks delay

Monday, July 17th 2006, 16:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's foreign minister calls the postponement of peace talks with India a "negative development".
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Bush and Singh in nuclear talks

Monday, July 17th 2006, 6:57
related countries: United States United States

US President George Bush and Indian PM Manmohan Singh hold talks to discuss the proposed nuclear deal.
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India rebels 'kill 26 villagers'

Monday, July 17th 2006, 6:11

Suspected Maoist rebels kill at least 26 villagers in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, officials say.
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Mumbai blasts stalls peace talks

Saturday, July 15th 2006, 16:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Peace talks between India and Pakistan appear to have stalled following the blasts on Mumbai trains.
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India warns Pakistan over terror

Friday, July 14th 2006, 16:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Indian PM Singh says Pakistan must curb terrorism for peace talks to continue after the Mumbai blasts.
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India PM visits Mumbai survivors

Friday, July 14th 2006, 10:58
related places: Mumbai

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Mumbai to meet survivors of Tuesday's bomb attacks.
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Indian farmer suicide toll rises

Friday, July 14th 2006, 10:49

More farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra state despite a government aid package, officials say.
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Musharraf pledges help on Mumbai

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 23:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf offers India support in its investigation into the Mumbai train bombings.
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Hunt continues for Mumbai bombers

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 18:11
related places: Mumbai

One person is arrested and hundreds questioned as Indian police investigate the Mumbai train blasts.
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Gandhi killers taken to hospital

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 16:02

A couple convicted over the killing of Indian ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi go to hospital as their hunger strike continues.
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Indian firm buys French winemaker

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 9:59
related countries: France France

Indian whiskey group McDowell takes over French winemaker Bouvet Ladubay in a deal worth $17.7m.
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Thursday, July 13th 2006, 8:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan's foreign minister reacts angrily to suggestions his country is linked to the deadly train bombings in India.
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Mumbai bombers 'will never win'

Wednesday, July 12th 2006, 16:47
related places: Mumbai

Indian PM Manmohan Singh vows India will not be cowed, a day after a string of deadly train bombings in Mumbai.
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Indian shares rise after bombings

Wednesday, July 12th 2006, 10:19
related places: Mumbai

Shares on India's Mumbai stock exchange rise as the market reacts to Tuesday's bomb attacks.
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Police seek Mumbai bombs evidence

Wednesday, July 12th 2006, 7:37
related places: Mumbai

Indian police search wreckage and carry out raids in the hunt for those behind train bombings which killed 183.
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Scores dead in Mumbai train bombs

Tuesday, July 11th 2006, 19:27
related places: At

More than 160 people are killed by seven bombs on the train network in India's financial capital, Mumbai.
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Air crew 'took India PM's whisky'

Tuesday, July 11th 2006, 13:16

Crew members on board the Indian prime minister's aircraft are accused of stealing bottles of top-grade whisky.
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Kashmir capital rocked by blasts

Tuesday, July 11th 2006, 13:01
related places: At

At least eight people are killed in a series of grenade attacks in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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Key Indian satellite launch fails

Monday, July 10th 2006, 16:17

The launch of India's heaviest communication satellite fails after the rocked carrying it explodes.
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Tata halts Bangladesh plans

Monday, July 10th 2006, 11:21
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Indian industrial group Tata suspends a $3bn investment in Bangladesh after government delays.
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Indian missile test 'was failure'

Monday, July 10th 2006, 7:45

India says that a test of its longest-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Sunday failed.
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Hindu hardliners riot in Mumbai

Sunday, July 9th 2006, 16:02
related places: Mumbai

Police in the Indian state of Maharashtra are on alert following sporadic incidents of violence in Mumbai.
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India bus crash 'claims 26 lives'

Saturday, July 8th 2006, 13:51
related places: At

At least 26 people are killed in a passenger bus crash in the northern Indian state of Uttaranchal, police say.
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Devotees killed in Kashmir attack

Saturday, July 8th 2006, 8:45

A grenade explosion in Indian-administered Kashmir kills five people and injures over 40 others, police say.
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India lands 2011 World Cup final

Saturday, July 8th 2006, 7:42
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

India will stage the Cricket World Cup final for the second time in 2011, with the opening ceremony in Bangladesh.
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Indian share prices register fall

Friday, July 7th 2006, 16:06

Prices on India's Bombay Stock Exchange close down after the government put its privatisation plans on hold.
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Mittal to build India steel plant

Friday, July 7th 2006, 10:28

The world's largest steelmaker, Lakshmi Mittal, plans to build a new 12 million tonne plant in eastern India.
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Strike hits top India hospital

Friday, July 7th 2006, 6:35

Health services in India's top hospital are hit as doctors strike over the dismissal of the hospital chief.
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India privatisation on hold

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 13:28

Indian PM Manmohan Singh halts plans to sell stakes in state-owned companies following political opposition.
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Indians to inspect 'toxic' liner

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 8:54
related countries: France France

Indian officials are to begin checks for toxic waste on a former French liner which is due to be broken up.
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Malaysia call to ban film suicide

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 8:53
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian MP calls for suicide scenes to be cut from Indian films, after copy-cat incidents among Tamils.
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Thursday, July 6th 2006, 5:27
related countries: China China

China and India open a historic trade route in the Himalayas that was closed 44 years ago.
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India introduces plea bargaining

Wednesday, July 5th 2006, 9:52

India introduces a radical move under which an accused can plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence.
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'Thirty dead' in India monsoon

Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 10:06
related places: At

At least 30 people are killed and scores are missing after three days of heavy rain in India, officials say.
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'HIV stigma' drives India suicide

Monday, July 3rd 2006, 12:38

A 15-year-old Indian boy whose parents had HIV committed suicide because of the stigma, police say.
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Cairn secures big Indian oil deal

Monday, July 3rd 2006, 9:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK firm Cairn Energy wins approval to develop a key Indian oil field and secures a $1bn finance deal.
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Dravid savours Caribbean triumph

Monday, July 3rd 2006, 6:32

Rahul Dravid becomes the first India skipper for 35 years to win a Test series in the West Indies.
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Five 'militants' die in Kashmir

Monday, July 3rd 2006, 6:08

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say five militants and a soldier have been killed in clashes.
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India clinch historic series win

Sunday, July 2nd 2006, 23:02

India skittle West Indies for 219 to win by 49 runs and claim the four-Test series 1-0 at Sabina Park.
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India aids farmers after suicides

Saturday, July 1st 2006, 13:29

India is giving aid worth nearly $815m to crisis-hit cotton farmers in the western state of Maharashtra.
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Indian minister to quit WTO talks

Friday, June 30th 2006, 21:58

India's commerce minister says he will walk out of WTO talks after members fail to reach agreement.
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India peeved over prisoner swap

Friday, June 30th 2006, 16:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India accuses Pakistan of reneging on a deal to free 240 Indian fishermen from its jails in a prisoner swap.
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India to assist debt-hit farmers

Friday, June 30th 2006, 13:54

Indian PM Manmohan Singh vows to help cotton farmers facing crisis in western Maharashtra state.
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