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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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India offers free anti-Aids drugs

Friday, June 30th 2006, 12:15

Some 100,000 HIV infected people in India will be provided free anti-retroviral drugs by 2007, officials say.
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'Militants' shot dead in Kashmir

Friday, June 30th 2006, 4:32

Eight militants are killed after trying to cross the Line of Control in Kashmir, the Indian army says.
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Senate panel backs nuclear deal

Thursday, June 29th 2006, 16:54
related countries: United States United States

A US Senate committee backs a controversial plan to share civilian nuclear technology with India.
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'Fake shrine' inquiry in Kashmir

Thursday, June 29th 2006, 14:06

An inquiry into malpractice allegations is ordered at a revered Hindu shrine in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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The 'curse' of having a girl

Thursday, June 29th 2006, 13:49
related places: Delhi

Delhi correspondent Navdip Dhariwal contemplates the discrimination against baby girls in India as she prepares to give birth.
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Tsunami warning system ready

Wednesday, June 28th 2006, 17:50
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A tsunami warning system covering the Indian Ocean region is "up and running", Unesco says.
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Man held in HSBC India probe

Wednesday, June 28th 2006, 7:12

Police in India arrest a worker in connection with a financial scam at HSBC's Indian call centre in Bangalore.
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US panel backs India nuclear deal

Wednesday, June 28th 2006, 6:06
related countries: United States United States

A US Congressional committee backs a controversial plan to share civilian nuclear technology with India.
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Tamil Tiger 'regret' over Gandhi

Tuesday, June 27th 2006, 17:42

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels express "regret" over the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
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'Nine killed' in Kashmir attacks

Sunday, June 25th 2006, 15:03
related places: At

At least nine people have been killed in clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir since Saturday, officials say.
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India set off after mammoth total

Saturday, June 24th 2006, 21:50

India reach 150-2 in reply to West Indies' 581 at close of play on day three of the third Test at St Kitts.
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Charges in Kashmir sex scandal

Saturday, June 24th 2006, 11:25

Nine people including a top policeman are charged over a sex scandal in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Cheney confident of nuclear deal

Friday, June 23rd 2006, 4:33
related countries: United States United States

The US vice president says he is confident that a landmark nuclear deal with India will win support in the US Congress.
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Nepal Maoist's praise for India

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 9:18
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The leader of Nepal's Maoists says India played a key role in persuading his group to take part in peace talks.
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Huge Indian airlines merger off

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 4:50

Jet Airways' deal to buy rival Indian firm Air Sahara in a deal worth $500m, falls through after a deadline expires.
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New metro rail project for Mumbai

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 5:52
related places: Mumbai

PM Manmohan Singh launches a metro railway project for India's financial capital, Mumbai.
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Indian army deputy apologises

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 17:05

The second-in-command of the Indian army apologises for saying it does not need women officers.
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'Villagers die' in Maoist attack

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 6:57

Suspected Maoist rebels kill seven villagers in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, police say.
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Politicians held in sex scandal

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 4:46

Two former ministers of Indian-administered Kashmir are arrested in connection with a sex scandal.
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Indian air force 'lacks planes'

Monday, June 19th 2006, 11:58

More than a third of Indian Air Force pilots are doing desk jobs - largely because of too few aircraft, the BBC learns.
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Monday, June 19th 2006, 8:34
related countries: China China

China and India sign an agreement to reopen an ancient trade route which was closed 44 years ago.
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Bollywood star in poaching case

Monday, June 19th 2006, 4:44

Bollywood star Salman Khan is charged with killing a protected antelope species in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
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Top Indian Maoist rebel 'killed'

Saturday, June 17th 2006, 7:38

A top Maoist leader in India is killed in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, police say.
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India names Tharoor for UN

Thursday, June 15th 2006, 14:06

India nominates a career UN diplomat, Shashi Tharoor, for the post of UN secretary-general which becomes vacant soon.
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Indian shares stage record rise

Thursday, June 15th 2006, 12:21

Indian share prices surged on Thursday to close up 6.9% - their highest ever single-day rise.
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Politician's son wins bail plea

Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 15:48

A court in India grants bail to Rahul Mahajan, the murdered politician's son who faces drugs charges.
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Indian goodwill towards US drops

Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 5:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Goodwill

Goodwill for the US among Indians dropped over the past year but increased among Pakistanis, a survey shows.
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India wedding party crash kills 48

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 15:53

At least 48 people are killed in the India's Uttaranchal state when the truck they were in crashed, police say.
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Indian share prices hit new low

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 12:56

Shares on India's benchmark Bombay Stock Exchange index fall to their lowest level this year.
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Sikh pilgrims enter Pakistan city

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 5:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Thousands of Sikhs from India head to Pakistan to mark the 400th death anniversary of a religious leader.
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Deadly grenade attack in Kashmir

Monday, June 12th 2006, 4:08

One person dies and 15 others are hurt in a grenade attack on a bus stand in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Cricket: India take charge

Saturday, June 10th 2006, 22:16

Virender Sehwag hits 180 as India close day one of the second Test against West Indies on 361-4.
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Pipelines damaged in India blasts

Saturday, June 10th 2006, 10:58

Suspected separatist rebels blow up oil and gas pipelines and rail tracks in Assam, Indian police say.
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India family members burnt alive

Saturday, June 10th 2006, 10:22

Police in southern India say 13 people belonging to a family have been burnt alive after a clash between rival groups.
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India to give Nepal $218m in aid

Friday, June 9th 2006, 16:20
related countries: Nepal Nepal

India says it will give Nepal 10 billion rupees ($218m) in aid, most of it to be spent on development projects.
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Assam rocked by deadly explosions

Friday, June 9th 2006, 14:56
related places: At

A series of attacks in India's Assam state leave at least six people dead, police say.
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Indian stocks in further plunge

Thursday, June 8th 2006, 15:08

Indian share prices tumble again - this time by over by 4% - as concerns grow over the stability of the market.
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Child rape prompts India outrage

Wednesday, June 7th 2006, 17:18

Campaigners in India call on the government to protect children after the "horrendous rape" of a 12-year-old.
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India and Nepal agree on aid plan

Wednesday, June 7th 2006, 14:58
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Delhi

India offers Nepal more aid as the kingdom's premier makes his first trip abroad since the end of palace rule.
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US court finds 'militant' guilty

Wednesday, June 7th 2006, 14:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kashmir

A US jury convicts a man of plotting to help a militant Islamic group fight Indian rule in Kashmir.
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Anger over India fuel price rise

Wednesday, June 7th 2006, 8:20

Opposition and communist parties hold protests in India against a rise in petrol and diesel prices.
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Cricket: Windies hold on to draw

Tuesday, June 6th 2006, 21:59

West Indies bat bravely to clinch a draw in the first Test against India.
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Indian index closes below 10,000

Tuesday, June 6th 2006, 11:12

The main Bombay Stock Exchange, the Sensex, closes below the psychologically important 10,000 mark.
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IBM plans big India investment

Tuesday, June 6th 2006, 6:32

Computer giant IBM will invest nearly $6bn in India over three years, the company chairman announces.
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Cricket: India dominate Windies

Monday, June 5th 2006, 22:04

Wasim Jaffer scores 212 and there is controversy over Mahendra Dhoni's dismissal as India set West Indies 392 to win the first Test.
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India lets 'toxic' vessel anchor

Monday, June 5th 2006, 11:08

India's Supreme Court allows an asbestos-lined cruise ship to enter the country's waters to be dismantled.
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Rail robbers kill India policeman

Monday, June 5th 2006, 5:59
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Railway robbers in the northern Indian state of Bihar kill a retired senior Indian police official.
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India extends Da Vinci Code ban

Saturday, June 3rd 2006, 11:16

Andhra Pradesh becomes the seventh Indian state to ban the release of The Da Vinci Code.
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Bolivia agrees iron mine contract

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 19:20
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

An Indian firm wins the bid to develop huge iron ore deposits and set up steel-making in Bolivia.
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Aide to shot Indian leader dies

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 6:04

An aide of murdered Indian opposition politician, Pramod Mahajan, dies of alleged food poisoning.
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General strike in Indian Kashmir

Thursday, June 1st 2006, 11:14

A general strike is held in Indian-administered Kashmir to protest against a boat accident in which 21 school children were killed.
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Three 'militants' killed in India

Thursday, June 1st 2006, 10:30

Police in India say they have killed three suspected militants planning an attack on a Hindu organisation.
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Da Vinci Code ban in India state

Thursday, June 1st 2006, 8:15

Tamil Nadu becomes the fourth Indian state to ban the release of The Da Vinci Code.
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Indian doctors strike called off

Wednesday, May 31st 2006, 14:36

Doctors protesting against an affirmative action plan call off their strike following a Supreme Court order.
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India accelerates economic growth

Wednesday, May 31st 2006, 13:39

India's economy grows faster than expected in the first quarter, but stock markets continue to fall.
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PM to meet Kalam on perks law

Wednesday, May 31st 2006, 7:06
related places: Kalam

Indian PM Manmohan Singh will meet President APJ Kalam's after the president returns a controversial bill.
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'Four dead' in Kashmir violence

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 9:19

Three militants and a police officer die in two separate attacks in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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Court questions India quota offer

Monday, May 29th 2006, 10:04

India's Supreme Court questions a government plan to increase college quotas for lower castes.
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Cricket: Windies take series

Sunday, May 28th 2006, 21:35
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

The West Indies give Brian Lara a winning send-off in his final one-day international in Trinidad, beating India by 19 runs for a 4-1 series win.
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India makes college quota offer

Sunday, May 28th 2006, 16:18

The Indian government offers students written proposals to try to end the dispute over lower caste quotas.
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Cricket: West Indies clinch series

Friday, May 26th 2006, 21:47

Brian Lara hits a half-century to lead the West Indies to a series-clinching win in the fourth one-dayer against India.
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Sir Creek talks agree new survey

Friday, May 26th 2006, 14:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Talks between Pakistan and India on a marshlands boundary dispute end with a plan to survey the area.
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Monsoon hits Indian coast early

Friday, May 26th 2006, 12:17

Annual monsoon rains sweep through India's southern coast of Kerala, a week ahead of schedule.
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India 'will halt Kashmir abuses'

Thursday, May 25th 2006, 15:52

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says steps will be taken to stop abuses by security forces in Kashmir.
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Strike in protest at India quotas

Thursday, May 25th 2006, 6:45

Doctors and medical students call for a general strike in protest against an affirmative action plan.
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India to implement caste quotas

Wednesday, May 24th 2006, 7:29

The Indian government decides to implement a controversial affirmative action plan despite protests.
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Cricket: Windies take series lead

Tuesday, May 23rd 2006, 21:51

Ramnaresh Sarwan's century sees West Indies beat India with a single ball to spare to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
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UN report flags up India drug use

Tuesday, May 23rd 2006, 21:08

A UN report highlights concern over rising drug abuse and its impact on the spread of HIV in north-eastern India.
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India protest at Pope comments

Tuesday, May 23rd 2006, 15:01
related places: Delhi

India summons the Vatican envoy in Delhi in protest over the Pope's condemnation of attempts to ban conversions.
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Indian stocks end losing streak

Tuesday, May 23rd 2006, 13:16

Share prices on India's Bombay Stock Exchange register an increase for the first time in three days.
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Indian stocks rebound

Monday, May 22nd 2006, 10:55

Indian shares rebound after a drop of more than 10% prompts trading to be suspended for an hour.
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China set to be largest economy

Monday, May 22nd 2006, 7:16
related countries: China China

The Chinese and Indian economies will be the biggest and fourth largest in the world by 2006, a BBC poll suggests.
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Gunmen open fire on Kashmir rally

Sunday, May 21st 2006, 10:52

Eight people are killed after gunmen dressed as police attack a Congress rally in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
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Cricket: West Indies beat India

Saturday, May 20th 2006, 23:11

West Indies beat India by one run to level their one-day series 1-1.
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India wedding-goers die in crash

Saturday, May 20th 2006, 15:26
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At least 30 wedding guests have been killed after their vehicle fell into a ravine in the western India, reports say.
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India delays Da Vinci Code

Friday, May 19th 2006, 17:22

The Indian release of the Hollywood film The Da Vinci Code is delayed indefinitely.
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