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India mourns Dalit ex-president

Thursday, November 10th 2005, 13:59

The first "untouchable" to become president of India, KR Narayanan, is cremated with full military honours.
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India 'to repatriate journalist'

Friday, November 11th 2005, 12:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Rajasthan

The Indian government orders the repatriation of a Pakistani journalist who has spent 14 years in prison in Rajasthan.
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Abu Salem remanded on bomb charge

Friday, November 11th 2005, 16:05
related countries: Portugal Portugal

One of India's most wanted men, Abu Salem, is remanded in custody after being extradited from Portugal.
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Third Kashmir border point opens

Saturday, November 12th 2005, 9:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan open a third crossing on the Line of Control in Kashmir to help earthquake victims.
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Cricket: Dhoni secures India win

Saturday, November 12th 2005, 10:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Mahendra Singh Dhoni makes 80 as India beat Sri Lanka by five wickets to win the one-day series 6-1.
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Socialist Indian politician dies

Sunday, November 13th 2005, 8:32

One of India's prominent socialist politicians Madhu Dandavate has died of cancer.
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Protest held over Kashmir deaths

Sunday, November 13th 2005, 11:55

Thousands of people rally in Indian-administered Kashmir to protest against the death of two men.
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India seeks 'democratic' Nepal

Sunday, November 13th 2005, 12:32
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asks Nepal's King Gyanendra to restore democracy in the kingdom.
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Alert after India rebel jailbreak

Monday, November 14th 2005, 13:53
related places: Bihar

Police are on alert in India's Bihar state after Maoists attacked a prison and freed more than 300 inmates.
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China tops India on average wage

Monday, November 14th 2005, 18:46
related countries: China China

The average salaries of skilled employees in China is far higher than in India, a new survey reveals.
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Gandhi vows to punish oil guilty

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 8:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

India's ruling Congress party head says anyone who profited from Iraq's oil-for-food deal will be punished.
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Kashmir battle leaves five dead

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 12:40
related places: Srinagar

A shootout which has claimed five lives ends in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Fifth Kashmir border point opens

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 11:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan open a fifth crossing on the Line of Control in Kashmir to help earthquake victims.
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Four dead in Kashmir bomb attack

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 18:16
related places: Srinagar

A car bomb that police say was aimed at a former state minister kills four in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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'Tourists' harming India's health

Friday, November 18th 2005, 11:35

Health tourists are helping destabilise India's health system, doctors claim.
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Nepal opposition in Maoist talks

Friday, November 18th 2005, 16:39
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Leading Nepalese politicians hold behind-the-scenes talks in India with Nepal's Maoist leaders.
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Civilians cross Kashmiri divide

Saturday, November 19th 2005, 14:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir, Kashmiri

India allows a group of 24 - mainly elderly - civilians to cross over into Pakistani-administered Kashmir.
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Indian kidnapped in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 20th 2005, 16:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan say they have abducted an Indian national in southern Nimroz province.
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Hunt on for missing Indian driver

Monday, November 21st 2005, 7:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

India's envoy in Afghanistan says officials are following "leads" to trace an Indian the Taleban say they kidnapped.
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More civilians cross Kashmir line

Monday, November 21st 2005, 15:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Nine more civilians cross from Indian to Pakistani administered Kashmir under a post-earthquake accord.
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Kingfisher signs new Airbus deal

Monday, November 21st 2005, 17:16

Low-cost Indian airline Kingfisher signs a deal worth nearly $2bn to buy 30 A320 Airbus aircraft.
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Indian bomb suspect 'confesses'

Monday, November 21st 2005, 18:36

Lawyers for a prime suspect in 1993 Mumbai bombings say they suspect he may have confessed under duress.
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Ruling ally loses key India poll

Tuesday, November 22nd 2005, 10:24
related places: Bihar

A key ally of India's governing coalition suffers major electoral defeat in the troubled northern state of Bihar.
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Abducted Afghan driver set free

Tuesday, November 22nd 2005, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan driver kidnapped along with an Indian in Nimroz province has been released, the authorities say.
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Abducted Indian driver found dead

Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 11:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The body of an Indian man is found three days after he was kidnapped in southern Afghanistan, officials confirm.
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Court moves to protect Khushboo

Thursday, November 24th 2005, 16:37

A court in India's Tamil Nadu state intervenes to prevent further violent protests against film actress Khushboo.
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Bihar minister out after 12 hours

Friday, November 25th 2005, 9:44
related places: Bihar

A minister in the new government of India's troubled Bihar state is dropped within hours of being sworn in.
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Cricket: Smith ruins celebration

Friday, November 25th 2005, 15:46
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith's superb 134 guides South Africa to a 10-wicket win over India in Sachin Tendulkar's 357th one-dayer.
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India 'most wanted' torture claim

Friday, November 25th 2005, 16:28

One of India's most wanted men, Abu Salem, complains of being 'beaten mercilessly' by police.
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Hundreds honour murdered Indian

Friday, November 25th 2005, 17:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds gather in a south Indian village for the cremation of a driver killed by the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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India bus death tolls reach 77

Saturday, November 26th 2005, 9:28

At least 77 people die after two packed buses are swept away in floods in India's Tamil Nadu state, officials say.
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Indian sets balloon flight record

Saturday, November 26th 2005, 12:11

An Indian tycoon claims the world record for the highest flight in a hot air balloon, his team says.
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Tamil Nadu flood relief announced

Monday, November 28th 2005, 10:28

India announces more than $100m in relief aid for flood-hit areas of southern Tamil Nadu state.
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Concerns over Indian oil output

Monday, November 28th 2005, 12:41

India raises concerns about its future energy supplies, amid falling oil output at its largest energy company.
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India cruise to victory in Mumbai

Monday, November 28th 2005, 16:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

India beat South Africa under lights in Mumbai (Bombay) as the series ends drawn 2-2.
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India-Pakistan consulates delayed

Monday, November 28th 2005, 18:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi, Mumbai

Delays hit the opening of consulates by Pakistan and India in Mumbai and Karachi, Pakistani authorities say.
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Pawar wins India board presidency

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 8:11

Federal government minister Sharad Pawar is elected as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
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BJP suspends firebrand politician

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 10:17

Uma Bharti, a senior member of India's main opposition party, is suspended for disagreeing with its leaders.
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Fears over India rural HIV rate

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 18:23

Indian authorities are growing alarmed at the spread of HIV to the countryside where health care is poor.
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Indian PM: 'Talk about safe sex'

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 17:20

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asks Indians to start talking openly about safe sex to check the spread of HIV.
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India ex-FM denies new oil claim

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 17:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Indian former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh dismisses new claims linking him to the Iraq oil-for-food programme.
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Brazil police act to save tribe

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 1:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's police arrest 29 people in a raid into the Amazon to protect one of the most isolated Indian tribes.
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India to overhaul city services

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 11:21

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launches an ambitious plan to improve infrastructure in major cities.
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South India suffers flood chaos

Monday, December 5th 2005, 7:22
related places: At

At least 13 people are killed and 100,000 others evacuated in heavy rains in southern India.
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India pick Ganguly as Test starts

Monday, December 5th 2005, 9:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

After three-and-a-half days of rain, play has finally started in the first Test between India and Sri Lanka.
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India ex-FM faces oil scam heat

Monday, December 5th 2005, 10:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh is under renewed pressure over the Iraq oil-for-food programme.
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Intel plans $1bn India investment

Monday, December 5th 2005, 12:30

Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, plans to invest $1bn in India over the next five years - boosting R&D.
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BJP expels firebrand politician

Monday, December 5th 2005, 17:45

Uma Bharti, a senior member of India's main opposition party, is expelled for publicly disagreeing with its leaders.
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Cricket: India batting flops in Test

Tuesday, December 6th 2005, 10:55
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India are bowled out for just 167 by Sri Lanka before the rain-ruined first Test ends in a draw.
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Cobra thirsts for India beer boom

Tuesday, December 6th 2005, 14:59

Cobra Beer, brewed to go with spicy curries, plans to start production in India to tap into an increase in local drinking.
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India minister quits in Iraq row

Tuesday, December 6th 2005, 16:33

Indian cabinet minister Natwar Singh resigns following reports that he benefited from the Iraq oil-for-food programme.
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India joins nuclear fusion club

Tuesday, December 6th 2005, 17:43

India has joined the group of nations involved in building the next generation nuclear fusion reactor.
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Microsoft invests $1.7bn in India

Wednesday, December 7th 2005, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

The US software giant Microsoft unveils plans to invest $1.7bn in India over the next four years.
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Sehwag illness setback for India

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 17:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India's Virender Sehwag is taken to hospital just two days before the second Test against Sri Lanka.
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Indian air force woman convicted

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 18:11

An Indian court martial orders a woman officer who complained of sexual harassment to be dismissed.
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'Burma attacks' Naga rebels bases

Friday, December 9th 2005, 7:32
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Naga

A faction of Naga separatist rebels in north-east India say five of their bases in Burma are under attack.
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India sex workers protest laws

Friday, December 9th 2005, 12:07

Indian sex workers say proposed changes to laws on checking prostitution will 'stifle' their livelihood.
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Southern India braces for cyclone

Friday, December 9th 2005, 23:59

People in India's Tamil Nadu are warned to move to shelters as a second cyclone in a week threatens them.
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Cricket: Tendulkar in Test record

Saturday, December 10th 2005, 11:23
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India's Sachin Tendulkar reaches a world record 35th Test century in the second Test against Sri Lanka.
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Weaker storm spares south India

Saturday, December 10th 2005, 11:25

A storm that forced thousands to evacuate strikes southern India but is weaker than predicted.
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New India-Pakistan bus on trial

Sunday, December 11th 2005, 10:24

A third route of a bus service seen as a symbol of the India-Pakistan peace process holds a trial run.
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India envoy arrives on Nepal trip

Sunday, December 11th 2005, 13:43
related countries: Nepal Nepal

India's foreign secretary arrives in Nepal for meetings with government officials and opposition politicians.
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Cricket: India take control

Monday, December 12th 2005, 11:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Irfan Pathan hits 93 as India reach 237-5 in their second innings on day three of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
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India MPs suspended for 'bribes'

Monday, December 12th 2005, 12:02

India's main political parties suspend nine members of parliament for allegedly taking bribes, say party officials.
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Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 7:55

Ramanand Nagar, producer of one of India's most popular TV series, dies in Mumbai (Bombay) aged 87.
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Sri Lanka falter in record chase

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 12:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Delhi

Sri Lanka end day four of the second Test against India on 123-5 in search of a record 436 for victory.
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India MP suspended over 'bribes'

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 13:15

India's upper house suspends an opposition BJP member for alleged bribe-taking after a media sting operation.
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'Mild quake' hits northern India

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 7:38

An earthquake has hit northern India, an official of the country's meteorological department says.
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Cricket: Kumble spins to victory

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 7:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Delhi

Anil Kumble takes 10 wickets as India beat Sri Lanka by 188 runs to lead the Test series 1-0.
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'Mild quake' hits northern India

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 9:00

An earthquake has hit northern India, an official of the country's meteorological department says.
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Soldiers 'kill Kashmir militants'

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 9:14

Troops kill six suspected militants in a gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir, the authorities say.
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Ganguly is dropped by India again

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 9:55
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Ex-captain Sourav Ganguly is left out by India for Saturday's final Test against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad.
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Eleven sentenced for Gujarat riot

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 12:01
related places: Gujarat

A court in India's Gujarat state sentences 11 people to life in prison for killing Muslims in religious riots in 2002.
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Three killed in Kashmir fighting

Friday, December 16th 2005, 6:19

A gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir claims two militants and a soldier, the police say.
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Indian cabinet clears Boeing deal

Friday, December 16th 2005, 6:55

India's cabinet approves the purchase of 68 Boeing aircraft by Air India at a deal valued at $8bn.
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India outrage over Ganguly axing

Friday, December 16th 2005, 8:46

The exclusion of cricket star Sourav Ganguly from the national team provokes a public outcry in India.
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India blocks West Africa oil deal

Friday, December 16th 2005, 10:38
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Plans by India's state-owned energy company ONGC to buy a Nigerian oil and gas field are blocked by the government.
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'Bomb scare' in Indian parliament

Friday, December 16th 2005, 15:16

India's parliament is evacuated following fears of a breach in security.
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Madras relief stampede kills 42

Sunday, December 18th 2005, 8:18

At least 42 people die in a rush for flood relief aid in the south Indian city of Madras (Chennai), police say.
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India recovery halts Sri Lankans

Sunday, December 18th 2005, 12:38
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka shade the first day of the final Test against India, who finish on 247-6.
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Laxman claims ton as India cruise

Monday, December 19th 2005, 6:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

VVS Laxman scores his ninth Test century as India reach 319-7 at lunch on the second day of the third Test.
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Patent ruling hits Ranbaxy shares

Monday, December 19th 2005, 14:38
related countries: United States United States

Shares in Ranbaxy, one of India's top drug firms, fall 6% after a US court ruled it could not copy a blockbuster drug.
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India parliament probes 'bribes'

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 8:36

India's parliament speaker orders an investigation after more MPs are seen on TV allegedly seeking bribes.
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First post-tsunami birth op baby

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 14:28

An Indian woman who lost her children in the tsunami is the first to give birth after surgery to reverse a tubectomy.
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Policewomen slap dating couples

Wednesday, December 21st 2005, 10:02

Two policewomen are suspended in northern India as TV captures them slapping couples dating in a park.
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Cricket: India gain convincing win

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 5:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India complete a 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka with a convincing 259-run win in Ahmedabad.
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India TV in satellite 'milestone'

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 8:50

India's launches a three-tonne satellite that promises to revolutionise its television services.
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Inquiry says 'Indian MPs must go'

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 9:24

A body probing an alleged cash for questions scam involving 10 Indian MPs recommends they be expelled.
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India TV deal to hit cricket hard

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 14:54

Cricket at large is likely to suffer in the wake of an Indian government order preventing exclsuive cricket broadcasts.
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India and US hold nuclear talks

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 6:21
related countries: United States United States

A senior Indian official and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discuss nuclear cooperation.
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State-funds plan for India polls

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 9:07

The Indian cabinet clears the way for the state funding of elections pending discussions with political parties.
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Indian firm gets Tamiflu licence

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 13:14

Drugs giant Roche licenses an Indian firm to make a version of key anti-bird flu treatment Tamiflu for poorer nations.
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Indian MPs expelled for 'bribes'

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 17:29

India's parliament throws out 11 of its MPs over a cash-for-questions scandal after an unprecedented vote.
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India state to build 100 villages

Saturday, December 24th 2005, 11:31
related places: Maharashtra

The Indian state of Maharashtra is to create 100 new villages to rehabilitate floods victims.
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Fog disrupts Delhi holiday travel

Saturday, December 24th 2005, 11:47
related places: Delhi

Thick fog in the Indian capital, Delhi, delays flights and trains affecting thousands of holidaymakers.
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Rubble fall kills Delhi workers

Sunday, December 25th 2005, 7:17
related places: At, Delhi

Eleven people are killed in the Indian capital, Delhi, when a pile of debris collapses on a building site.
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Selector queries Ganguly decision

Monday, December 26th 2005, 8:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India selector Kiran More denounces Sourav Ganguly for skipping domestic cricket ahead of the Pakistan tour.
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DR Congo fighting leaves 40 dead

Monday, December 26th 2005, 9:40
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

An Indian peacekeeper is among the dead as UN and DR Congo troops clash with rebels in eastern DR Congo.
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