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'500kg' Egyptian woman's sister accuses Indian doctors of lying

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 7:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The sister of an Egyptian woman who went to India for weight loss surgery lashes out at her doctors.
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'Act now' to save India's tigers

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 11:32

The European Parliament calls for a new strategy to prevent the Indian tiger from becoming extinct in the wild.
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'Action needed' over Delhi smog

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 16:42
related places: Delhi

Tough measures are urgently needed to clean up the air in the Indian capital, Delhi, campaigners say.
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'Adoption' bishop gets suspended

Friday, October 24th 2008, 15:53

The Vatican suspends a Catholic bishop in India who adopted a young woman as his "spiritual daughter".
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'All Delhi' invited to swearing-in

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:29
related places: Delhi

Indian anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal invites "all of Delhi" to his swearing-in as chief minister, after his party won state elections.
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'An Unsuitable Boy'

Monday, January 23rd 2017, 5:33

Karan Johar has been criticised for not setting an example for gays in India.
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'Anti-vaccination mafia'

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 0:01

A doctor's social media post about the preventable death of a child highlights concerns about anti-vaccination campaigning in India.
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'Attacked' India police horse dies

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 13:32

An Indian police horse that had a leg amputated after allegedly being assaulted by a politician has died.
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'Bad weather' sinks Comoros ship

Monday, September 11th 2006, 23:07
related countries: Comoros Comoros, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Madagascar Madagascar

Thirty-three people are missing in the Indian Ocean after a ship sinks near Madagascar.
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'Beef' lynching: Failure of India's political imagination?

Monday, October 5th 2015, 15:42

Why 'beef' killing underscores failure of India's politics
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'Berserk' India driver kills nine

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 15:08
related places: Pune

A bus driver smashes into traffic and pedestrians at high speed in the western Indian city of Pune, killing nine and wounding 27.
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'Big catch'

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 9:12

Captured Indian Maoist rebel leader talks to BBC
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'Big three' hold key Delhi talks

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 15:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia
related places: Delhi

The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia discuss terrorism, drug trafficking, and Afghanistan in Delhi.
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'Billions lost' in India sell-off

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 13:22

Federal auditors accuse India's former telecommunications minister of underselling mobile phone licences worth billions of dollars.
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'Blue Whale' panic

Monday, September 18th 2017, 23:22

Panic over the rumoured 'suicide challenge' grips India even as internet experts call it a hoax.
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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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'Bollywood blocks the Internet Archive'

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 14:43

Two Indian movie producers appear to be responsible for the Wayback Machine being barred.
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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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'Bomb' targets India cricket game

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 11:59
related places: Bangalore

A bomb explodes outside a cricket stadium in the Indian city of Bangalore, injuring at least eight people, police say.
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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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'Burning straw' causes Delhi smog

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 4:18
related places: Delhi

Farmers who burn straw are blamed for causing heavy smog over the Indian capital, Delhi, and sending air pollution way over recommended levels.
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'Congo fever' claims another life

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 5:02
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A rare deadly virus claims its four victim in India, health officials say.
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'Congo fever' surfaces in India

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 7:00
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The deadly 'Congo fever' kills three people in India for the first time ever, health officials say.
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'Contract killings'

Monday, September 28th 2009, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Asians 'outsourcing murder to India'
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'Couldn't sleep, cried'

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 23:08
related places: Chennai

Surrogate mothers in the Indian city of Chennai tell the BBC about the emotional bonds they developed with the babies they carried in their wombs for nine months.
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'Crime of passion'

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 23:50

The high-profile trial involving a naval officer that captivated India and inspired Bollywood films.
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'Curfew schools'

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 23:12

Makeshift schools have been set up in mosques and homes in Indian-administered Kashmir for children whose education is affected due to the ongoing unrest.
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'Custodians' of India's vast rail network

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 2:46

Men who keep Indian Railways on track
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'Dancing' tadpoles discovered in India

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 19:46

A new tadpole that burrows through sand is discovered in the Western Ghats of India, scientists report.
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'Dating class'

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 0:08

Ian Trueger visits a Mormon event in India, designed to help young followers find love.
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'Dead' Indian activist found alive

Friday, August 29th 2014, 4:20
related places: Bangalore

An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.
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'Deadly fire' at India Games site

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 14:35

One person is killed and 12 hurt in a fire at an athletes' village being built for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Indian media reports say.
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'Death photographers' of India's holy city

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 23:33

Making a living by photographing the dead
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'Deceitful vamps'

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 15:13
related countries: United States United States

Indian pulses set racing by new US mini series
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'Delhi I Love You': Can you love India's most reviled city?

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 23:57

Can you love India's most reviled city?
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'Desi American Pie'

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 23:30
related countries: United States United States

A wacky Indian sex comedy about four college-going quiz geeks and their unbridled fantasies has made audiences sit up and have a good laugh, writes Sudha G Tilak.
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'Disruptive' Indian MPs suspended

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 8:10

Seven Indian MPs are suspended for disorderly behaviour over a bill to reserve a third of seats in parliament for women.
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'Disturbing behaviour'

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 12:00

Indian cricketers are among those disgusted by the girl's treatment, reports the BBC's Geeta Pandey.
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'DNA evidence' in India rape case

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 16:16
related places: Delhi

DNA tests have linked five men with a gang rape and murder that has caused outrage in India, a court in Delhi is told.
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'Dogs can't use condoms' - star causes stir in Mumbai

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 18:26
related places: Mumbai

Stray dogs in India's financial capital, Mumbai should be sterilised not killed, says former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson.
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'Dozens dead' in Kashmir bus plunge

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 12:28

Dozens of people are feared dead after floods sweep a bus into a gorge in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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'Dozens die' in India cold wave

Monday, January 4th 2010, 9:01

Dozens of people die in a cold wave sweeping through northern India, the country's state broadcaster Doordarshan says.
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'Draconian' Kashmir law condemned

Monday, March 21st 2011, 10:15

Up to 20,000 people in Indian-administered Kashmir have been detained without trial over the last two decades under a draconian Indian law, Amnesty International says.
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'Drought-defying'

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 8:47

The rice that survives late Indian monsoons
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'Eleven killed' in India farm clash

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 18:18

At least 11 people die after police in eastern India fire at farmers protesting at industrial plans.
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'Euthanasia' woman to be examined

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 3:58

India's Supreme Court has directed three doctors to examine the medical condition of a woman who has been in a vegetative state since 1973.
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'Fake doctors'

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 0:41

Atish Patel explains why a charity in India is training unqualified medics in primary medical care.
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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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'Fat tax'

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 23:22

India's Kerala state imposes a 'fat tax' to curb obesity, but there are doubts whether it is fair, reports Supriya Menon.
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'Final push' on polio

Monday, February 20th 2012, 1:29

India on the verge of being declared polio-free
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'Five held' over India gang rapes

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 6:20

All suspects have been arrested in connection with the gang rape and murder of two teenage cousins found hanged from a tree, police in India say.
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'Five killed' in Kashmir violence

Friday, April 14th 2006, 9:35
related places: At, Srinagar

At least five civilians die in attacks and shooting in Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police say.
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'Five Maoists' shot dead in India

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 14:44

Indian police say at least five Maoist militants have been shot dead by security forces in the eastern state of Orissa.
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'Five militants' killed in Kashmir

Friday, August 30th 2013, 6:33

At least five militants are killed in a clash with security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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'Flying Sikh': Indian sprinter Milkha Singh biopic set for release

Friday, July 12th 2013, 1:32

Biopic of legendary Indian athlete set for release
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'Food boom' for emerging nations

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 14:28
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Russia Russia

Brazil, India, China and Russia will enjoy an agricultural boom over the next decade as output stagnates in Western Europe.
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'Food crisis' hits 10,000 laid-off Indians in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 15:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

More than 10,000 Indians laid off in Saudi Arabia face a "food crisis", India's foreign minister says, as an airlift is prepared.
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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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'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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'Fourteen killed' by Assam rebels

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 8:22

Separatist rebels in India's troubled north-eastern state of Assam say that they have killed 14 people in two separate attacks.
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'Freed' train returning to Delhi

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 10:02
related places: Delhi

An Indian train held by a Maoist-supported militia for six hours is returning to its destination, the capital, Delhi.
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'Get sterilised, win a car' offer in Indian state

Friday, July 1st 2011, 7:27

India's Rajasthan state offers cars and other prizes to men and women who volunteer for sterilisation.
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'Harassed tourist' jumps off balcony

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Agra

A British woman is injured after jumping from a hotel balcony to escape from alleged harassment in Agra, India, local police say.
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'Hate speech' politician remanded

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 3:55

A court in India remands a prominent Muslim legislator in Andhra Pradesh state in custody over alleged anti-Hindu speeches.
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'Herbal mushroom' smugglers held

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 17:59
related countries: China China

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest four people trying to smuggle the rare medicinal herb, caterpillar fungus, to China.
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'Hero' street dogs in India help catch criminal

Friday, March 24th 2017, 7:53

The two chased down and bit a man accused of stabbing one of his former colleagues on the roadside.
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'High turnout' in Uttar Pradesh

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 14:13

A high turnout is reported as crucial assembly polls begin in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, a key test for the ruling Congress party.
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'Highest centre' readies for vote

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 11:34

Hikkim, the "world's highest polling centre", gets ready for polls as the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh votes in the regional elections on Sunday.
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'Hindu terrorism'

Friday, November 21st 2008, 11:27

The phrase provoking strong emotions in India
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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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'Hostages freed' at Mumbai hotel

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 10:22
related places: Mumbai

A group of hostages leaves the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, but gunmen are still thought to be at large at other sites after violence killed at least 101 people.
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'Housing terrorists'

Friday, August 25th 2017, 16:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US is threatening Pakistan and praising India, but the relationship between the three nations is complicated.
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'Humiliated' Indian girl found dead

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 7:52

A teenage Indian girl who was allegedly humiliated by village elders for protesting against her father's harassment is found dead near a railway track in West Bengal state.
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'Hundreds die' in India police custody, says rights group report

Monday, December 19th 2016, 5:09

Some 600 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015, says a rights group report.
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'Hundreds die' in Indian custody

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 11:34

More than 1,500 people have died in official custody in India in the past year, according to the country's Human Rights Commission.
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'Hunger republic'

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 9:40

Malnutrition unnoticed in India's Madhya Pradesh
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'Hurry' to shut girl murder case

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 10:32

A court in India questions the "hurry" by investigators to close the two-year-old inquiry into the notorious murder of schoolgirl Aarushi Talwar.
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'I lost all honour in gender case'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 11:19

Sprinter Dutee Chand is glad others will not face similar abuse after being cleared to compete following a gender case.
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'I used to be a slave'

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 23:09
related countries: United States United States

Rani Hong was kidnapped from her family in India and sold into slavery. Now she lives in the US and fights human trafficking.
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'Ill' pilots ground India airline

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 8:38

India's second-largest private airline Jet Airways cancels many flights after pilots stage a flash protest and report sick.
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'Incest man' saved from mob

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 11:29

Police in the Indian state of West Bengal rescue from angry villagers a Muslim man who married and made his 15-year-old daughter pregnant.
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'India release' for Rushdie film

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 8:30

A new film based on Sir Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children will reportedly be released in India.
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'India's Tolkien'

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 23:42

With four million copies in print, the former banker is among the highest selling Indian authors.
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'Indian register' for pregnancies

Friday, July 13th 2007, 12:38

All pregnant women should officially register and get permission if they want an abortion, a minister says.
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'Indian summer' for UK economy

Monday, July 16th 2012, 6:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK economy should see a return to growth in the coming months after a poor first half of the year, says a leading forecaster.
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'Interest cap' for India loans

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 5:35

India's central bank recommends an interest cap and tighter lending guidelines for the country's crisis-ridden microfinance companies.
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'Irregularities' found by Adidas

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:29

Sportswear giant Adidas says that "commercial irregularities" at its Reebok unit in India could cost the firm up to 125m euros ($165m, £101m).
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'Is this a spoof?'

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 15:04
related places: Delhi

Donald Trump has spoken Hindi to woo Indian-Americans, but what do Indians in Delhi think of his efforts?
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'Jilted bride'

Monday, February 9th 2009, 0:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

'Abandoned' Afghan wife takes her fight to India
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'Kashmir talks' held in Colombo

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 17:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo, Kashmir

The Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers meet in Sri Lanka for talks thought to have focused on the Kashmir dispute.
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'Kidney racket' exposed in India

Monday, January 28th 2008, 8:07
related places: Delhi

Police in India seek a Delhi doctor who is alleged to be involved in the illegal trade of human organs.
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'Kidney scam' doctor deported

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 16:19
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A doctor suspected of running a kidney-trading racket in India is deported from Nepal, police say.
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'Left to die'

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:18
related places: Delhi

A newborn baby girl left to die on the pavement in Delhi is a stark reminder of attitudes to women in India, the BBC's Geeta Pandey writes.
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'Lost tribe' settles in Israel

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 10:12
related countries: Israel Israel

About 50 members of the Indian Bnei Menashe tribe, said to be lost descendants of ancient Israelites, move to Israel as a visa ban is lifted.
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'Lost' Indian boy to return home

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 7:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

An Indian boy found abandoned in London two years ago can now return home after he is granted travel documents.
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'Lost' Indian prisoner comes home

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 18:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Indian man freed from a Pakistani jail after spending 35 years on death row is re-united with his family.
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'Love commandos' help Indian couples

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 0:10

The ‘Love Commandos’ who enable inter-caste marriage
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'Mad' Indian man's life in chains

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 15:28

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