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India's 'surgical strikes' along Kashmir border prompt fury in Pakistan

Tensions threaten to boil over in Kashmir after India carried out what it called ‘‘surgical strikes’‘ along the de facto border with Pakistan.

Tensions threaten to boil over in Kashmir after India carried out what it called ‘‘surgical strikes’‘ along the de facto border with Pakistan.

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India toughens up rape laws for youths

India’s upper house of parliament has passed a bill lowering the age at which youths can be tried for serious crimes. The law will allow those in

India’s upper house of parliament has passed a bill lowering the age at which youths can be tried for serious crimes. The law will allow those in

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A rocky start of the first World Indigenous Games

The first World Indigenous Games got off to a rocky start on Friday as the opening ceremony’s colourful parade of indigenous peoples was marred by

The first World Indigenous Games got off to a rocky start on Friday as the opening ceremony’s colourful parade of indigenous peoples was marred by

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India porn crackdown

The government in India has blocked hundreds of adult websites. An official said the crackdown is to prevent pornography becoming what he called a

The government in India has blocked hundreds of adult websites. An official said the crackdown is to prevent pornography becoming what he called a

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Obama first US president to attend India National Day parade

Barack Obama is the first US president to be guest of honour at India's annual Republic Day parade, a flamboyant display of the South Asian nation's military might and cultural diversity.

Barack Obama is the first US president to be guest of honour at India's annual Republic Day parade, a flamboyant display of the South Asian nation's military might and cultural diversity.

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Telangana, India: a new state is born

Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao has been sworn in as the first-ever chief minister of India’s Telangana state. The southern state of Andhra Pradesh

Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao has been sworn in as the first-ever chief minister of India’s Telangana state. The southern state of Andhra Pradesh

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India's new PM Modi holds talks with Pakistan counterpart Sharif

India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi has begun his term in office by holding talks with Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Modi – who has also

India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi has begun his term in office by holding talks with Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Modi – who has also

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Pakistan's prime minister to attend Indian prime minister's swearing-in

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted an invitation to attend the inauguration of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. It

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted an invitation to attend the inauguration of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. It

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Polls forecast Modi for PM as India election ends

Voting has ended in India’s marathon election with exit polls indicating that Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister. His

Voting has ended in India’s marathon election with exit polls indicating that Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister. His

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Policing India's power chase

Scratch the surface of elections anywhere and see what drama they contain. Samples follow. Many people who follow general news ignore elections

Scratch the surface of elections anywhere and see what drama they contain. Samples follow. Many people who follow general news ignore elections

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Delhi votes in marathon India general election

It is the biggest day yet in the world’s biggest election. Indians started voting on Monday and today the capital Delhi is joining in. Rahul

It is the biggest day yet in the world’s biggest election. Indians started voting on Monday and today the capital Delhi is joining in. Rahul

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Indian voting marathon kicks off

The first phase of a giant general election has kicked off in India. Around 814 million people are eligible to cast their votes in what is being

The first phase of a giant general election has kicked off in India. Around 814 million people are eligible to cast their votes in what is being

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India votes in world's biggest elections

The polls have opened in India and will continue over five weeks in the world’s biggest ever elections. The Hindu nationalist opposition are the

The polls have opened in India and will continue over five weeks in the world’s biggest ever elections. The Hindu nationalist opposition are the

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India: World's largest democracy gears up for national elections

The world’s largest democracy is getting ready for the biggest elections the world has ever seen. An incredible 814 million people are now

The world’s largest democracy is getting ready for the biggest elections the world has ever seen. An incredible 814 million people are now

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Controversial ruling sees gay sex remain a criminal offence in India

Gay sex remains a criminal offence in India after a controversial ruling today by the republic’s Supreme Court. Activists had asked for a review of

Gay sex remains a criminal offence in India after a controversial ruling today by the republic’s Supreme Court. Activists had asked for a review of

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India's President: 'I can change my friends, but not my neighbours'

Pranab Mukherjee has been president of India for just over 12 months. Though his role as head of state is largely ceremonial Mr Mukherjee is a

Pranab Mukherjee has been president of India for just over 12 months. Though his role as head of state is largely ceremonial Mr Mukherjee is a

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Tension increases after deaths of Indian soldiers

Two Indian soldiers have been killed and one wounded in an alleged gunfight with troops from Pakistan. A spokesman for the Indian army claimed the

Two Indian soldiers have been killed and one wounded in an alleged gunfight with troops from Pakistan. A spokesman for the Indian army claimed the

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India is a dangerous place to be a woman

The brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old university student on a New Delhi bus has sparked a wave of protests across the capital. The cruelty of

The brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old university student on a New Delhi bus has sparked a wave of protests across the capital. The cruelty of

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UK to end financial aid to India

The British government is to stop giving financial aid to India from 2015. International Development Secretary, Justine Greening, made the

The British government is to stop giving financial aid to India from 2015. International Development Secretary, Justine Greening, made the

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Ukrainian women rage against Indian prostitute 'slur'

Feminist activists braved freezing temperatures in Kyiv in a protest against a report that Indian authorities are to scrutinise Ukrainian visa

Feminist activists braved freezing temperatures in Kyiv in a protest against a report that Indian authorities are to scrutinise Ukrainian visa